ALL in one period drama, and Loverboy is already looking ridiculously gorgeous, he’s born to be in every and ALL periods.
Seriously who rocks the combo of period robes and froufrou embroidery and a down jacket fashioned into a harmonious capelet like him?!
He’ll be the wimpy Tang ’emperor’ Li Zhi *coughpuppettrophyhusbandcough* to Empress Wu ZeTian (word is a cameo by Ruby). It is officially a cameoing, but the red beans have already done the calculation since this is a story on the young detective Dee, who is an official not till emperor Li Zhi’s son’s rule, ie Loverboy’s character should be alive through out this drama at least. The drama is produced by Ruby’s production company (?) so we can expect an obscene amount of pretty (but nth else of the brain variety). So yeah, we’ll be getting the long hummed coupling of Ruby and Loverboy in a period (he was in talks for Scheming of a Beauty but rumor was Kb*tch wouldn’t release him and instead he did that lame Clothing the World ‘lead’. Ruby was seen dining with him back then, and said out loud she wanted him to be in her first venture at being a producer boss: Qing Shi Huang Fei. That crashed with the filming of BBJX. QSHF was as dumb as a MarySue rock, but gosh was it an insane congregation of Gorg even without YH: Yan Kuan and Wallace Huo as leads, Tony Yang (me droolzing since Crystal Boys), Zheng Kai, Mao ZiJun are all up and coming hotties even if acting chops are not honed.
Bosco is playing the lead role of young Detective Dee of 少年神探狄仁杰, he’s my TVB bias (even though I watch a very dismal number of TVB last few years). This production actually looks decent on the superficial. Ray Ma TianYu (<3) will be guy2 Detective’s sidekick. Goodness, so I’m already loving 3 guys in this, and this is particularly rare in a C period. Good omen for the new year perhaps?! The leading lady is officially Qi Wei, she will be the sister of Ray’s character. I actually like her enough, just never her characters and haven’t been able to tolerate anything she’s in. But I can’t fault her, her forte is C idol moderns, that’s why. Loverboy will be ‘moving soy sauce’ ie cameo-ing, but it’s enough to get the weibosphere buzzing (*sigh* can we just properly watch any one of his completed dramas NOW! ATVM! FOR ONCE! instead of just screaming and spazzing over some bts pics of him on the set?!).
STILL, I’m quite excited with his pairing with Ruby, they are both my aesthetics of period pretty. Then there’s the guaranteed buzzing of bromance in any scenes he’s sharing with Bosco and/or Ray. I can totally see him rocking unintentional chemistry with Qi Wei or any decent actresses (or actors…heh) in the cast.
Look, Bosco and YH are already doning very CPish down jackets, one is shocking pink on the outside and black in the lining, the other vice versa. kekeke
Quality-wise, lets not kid ourselves, this look the usual ‘middle-fare’ ie SUPER MEHH Cperiod turd. Gorgeous, but aggravatingly ho-hum. It’ll be acted fine, production value will be good, BUT they will choose to waste everything on the shrillest silliest of scripts. Guaranteed to nuke brain cells, mostly a waste of time other than sprouting gorgeous fanvids or possible slash (who r we kidding, we are ALL excited because of the 3some of Bosco/YuanHong/MaTianYu). As the trend with C dramaland in particular, there will be FOUR Detective Dee whatever dramas in production in 2013: 少年狄仁杰，少年神探狄仁杰，通天狄仁杰，狄公奇案. If it’s not because of this concentration of my pretties, I won’t even be watching any one of these.
So now YH has dips in being gorgeous in 6 dynasties, spanning thousands of years: Northern Wei (Mulan), Tang (the emperor here), Song (Yang Kang), Yuan (Ye LuXie), Ming (General Lin), Qing (gosh sooo many most gorgeous Qing scholar, princes and emperors he’s gifted us already!). Red beans are speculating this cameoing is paving way for the lead role in the next Ruby period production.