Spring! is almost here. My neighbors, the PDAing humping cooing mourning doves thought so, or perhaps they are just hovering for warmth and swearing why a day hits 70s for a high and <20F for low. I can’t tell, do not swear like a bird, luckily.
If C drama ever is crazy enough to remake Lolita soon, please cast JIN!DONG. No matter what they put on him, he instigates those notty thoughts concerning some hot bookish uncles. Yes, even in very silly looking pjs.
Picture book of behind the scene for Disguiser is out and the damn lucky fangirls r showing off the pretty:
fanning self. shoot me now.
More 少林问道/ ShaoLin WenDao pmping:
I have started the consoling/embracing self if drama in any way sucks, I still have this^. The folks luring me on the Monks and Monsters train (THANK YOU!) are all insanely excited about this show, pushing this up notches in my expectation. This should air in April?! hopefully as the OP and EP MV are officially out:
I do not like the ending song, the singer is inadequate; the song, uninspired, but any visual of the actors, absolutely captivating esp our angsty monk Zhou YiWei.
I have a growing thing for Zhou YiWei, without him, even this following trustworthy cast of Huang Xuan, Wang Qian Yuan, Wan Qian (<3333), ShuiLing, I even like the younger actresses Xu Lu and Janice Man…. Tribes and Empires/海上牧云记 seems too much a C Game of Thrones wannabe.
Such intensity, never a hair off.
If one has the misfortune of watching some Mingmarysue, Huang Xuan made crowd pleasing passable leads look horrifyingly talentless, has never failed to impress in the acting department.
Wan Qian is my Jiang Xin before Legend of ZH. Super talented, period lovely, criminally underrated.
Janice Man started off as a conjoined twin bff of Angelababy, young magazine model-idols. I did not pay much attention to her through the years, but she has done edgier local stuff and been alright in them. She has quite a face with nothing jarring and foreign/plastic, generally works in periods. She is trying to inch in the C market and this is a great start.
Not planning to read the novel, C fantasy historical is not my cuppa. But I loved 蜗居/Dwelling Narrowness, as close to a daring social commentary C contemporary PD曹盾 Cao Dun is attached, very much.
Those putting Nirvana in Fire on some pedestal are wowing at the cinematography gushing this may threaten its reign of the best C period of late. Ha.
In the void left by Monks and Masters, I am craving some melodrama with a spiritual bend preferably w a tender monk and chance upon a period arthouse C movie Eternal Beloved (terrible quality but haz subs!), not masterpiece but watchable enough based on a forgettable short novel gingko gingko 银杏，银杏
If, in our next lifetime…you could not remember me, I will be the one saying, ‘Your tea is getting cold, let me pour you a fresh cup.’
I have heard Miss 俞飞鸿/Faye Yu is cast in ZhouXun’s upcoming Qing period catfight epic Legend of RuYi/ 如懿传, along with
Even Song Jia! ( has been debunked)
Even if half is true, this is still the most beautiful congregation of C period goddesses who can mostly act. PD 汪俊 is the director and he has worked on many on my very short list of quality, enjoyable C dramas ( Honey Bee Man, 蒼穹之昴, Wu ZeTian 1995). Esp his PDing on 蒼穹之昴, the most tastefully gorgeous Qing period I have seen. This is making life hard, I do not enjoy the original novel, but I must watch it for ZhouXun alone, even after the meh Red Sorghum, and worst yet if they cast a rumored Victoria Song (plz hell no)
younger ZX in Da Ming Gong Chi
Congrats WallaceH, you have survived another dumbest C idolperiod. Just don’t do them no more. How about fighting for a role in the above sure fire period hit?! Suits your savvy career moves but not too ambitiously above ur capabilities as a supporting himbo, rumor has it he is moving way up casted in an Ann Hui movie based in the 1940s, against 周迅, 蒋雯丽, 叶德娴 , all planets above him terrific actresses, he needs them to improve and be tolerable to me, which ends up not being true, it is EddieP, but rumor is good, work on it, like fight 4 a hot scheming emo eunuch in legend of RuYi.
As much as I enjoyed Go Princess Go, you need to follow a certifiable hit with real work… selling some lame game is a waste of your time and mine… and a Louis Cha male bi/gay villian coupling with the hero so against the grain obviously LC is not informed nor paid copyright, awfully tasteless (just as another C adapt of Legend of Condor Hero has started production tactlessly on LC’s birthday to draw attention to its lameness, that PD attached… hopeless.) LC is still furious with Tsui Hark casting ultimate screen goddess Brigitte!Lin! for the role which frankly she did a fine job in androgyny one do not have to limit her as a particular sex, but yes, sprouted all the popular AU of a ‘bromance’ with hero Ling HuChung there which stole the thunder of the canon in the original masterpiece, one of LC’s finest… Happy 92nd birthday Mr Cha! Forgive Tsui Hark, at least he has aesthetics, not that I blame you for not even harboring an aorta of emotion towards Trollyuma.
Sigh, but this ^ looks yum.
This too, kinda. The cast of Truth/ Through the Mystery/穿越谜团 is on a variety show promoting.
I am towards the end of my good will with this gorg specimen. I truly am happy for him happily in love, but often, real romance do not translate well to reel (and vice versa), please can you stop working with your gf/wifey and separate work and play!!?!??! Fact is, this is a matter of taste, it is not personal, but most fans of yours, are not fans of her acting. Different strokes, different folks and while you like to be conjoined to her 24/7, many do not enjoy watching. It breaks my heart I liked Princess JieYou enough in every aspect except her performance. Their followup C suspense thriller, Through the Mystery/穿越谜团 the one they fell in love in, has a stellar supporting cast, PD and four writers attached I have read smartassy from, and still my loverboy fan buddies, much more lenient than me already had been crying banshee it is not watchable after 2 eps and could not continue, giving it the benefit of doubt main culprit is massively chopped up by censors and aired as a webdrama which was not the design. I loathed every frame Miss Zhang is in it, when face looks artificial, piling on a wig disaster and cakes of makeup when u r not playing a bride of Chucky mannequin but a human being (not ghost) is scary, even just the bits in an MV:
Sad thing is, nobody cares much either way good or bad, for a gorgeous promising young actor with used to be quite maniac an online following, his super cute and witty fanbase, a valuable asset of his stardom, has suddenly vanished (lol wise of them, I must say). He is currently working on another Cmodern I see no hope in good because the lead actress (Zhang Meng) is AWFUL. Loverboy, remember when back in college you used to romance the talented Song Jia on screen in reputable CCTV version of masterpiece theater ?!?!?!?????????????????????? What happened (can u at least change management)!?!?!?!
Another case in point real ≠ reel : Nicky and ShiShi. Their wedding pics though, SO PERFECTLY, EFFORTLESSLY GORGEOUS and just right amount of playful and cute why can’t they bring a whiff of this magnetic vivacity in their acting nowadays!?!?! I rub off some happy from them in real life just w staring at these 2 favs of the pictorial. TGIF!