TGIF! I have not much time being summer and family gatherings to feed my shallow drama addiction (not that anything is worthy), that and my folk s wide-eyed fascination of the fugly political circus going on live on TV nightly…I need a dire break.
TY for the TangRen Trio, still dazzling my eyes, I have saved up more gorgeous pics of YH’s wedding in May by their professional photographer just for a week like this:
My Married(not2meyyyyy)Loverboy has just finished filming a C modern 绝不松开你的手 which looks every way terribly shoddy. Ep1 of him cohosting the reality show 我们来了 just aired, why… S1 was spectacularly boring, lured The Goddess Brigitte Lin out from retirement and did NOTHING with her and the bunch of interesting household names of actresses/ladies except having them play eyerolling silly summer camp games 10 year olds would have a hard time getting excited for, then have them hug and eat the rest of the time. yawnz I am not watching.
Wind is he will be the lead guy or guy 2 in a much more exciting C period collaborating with Tong LiYa!!! It’s been my fantasy seeing them romancing in a Cperiod. This is helmed/written/directed by TLY’s RL hubby Chen SiChen, quite talented in the departments he is good at AND writing is actually one of them, which is sorely usu the most hopelessly awful thing about Cdramas these days.
Not saying he is not handsome in 2016 dos, but he needs to pick tolerable costars (preferably never ur RL wifey sorry :X) esp there is one less element, the fanciful period costumes to distract from the almost always stupid writing.
ChangGeXing has finally aired!!!! And surprise surprise it is beyond my quite low expectation watchable. It has been gathering dust on the shelf for 3 entire years, so no way I would bet on it being masterpiece…but it is inoffensively pleasurable period shoujo done right nonetheless. It didn’t try nor pretend to be anything more. Mindlessly pretty, warts kept minimal, simpliest of plots thus less cringe and we all shallowly droolz at the pretty cast gloriously gathered, it’s quite a ‘let the world rejoice along’ bachelorette party for Ruby isn’t it?! We are not yet over the ZOMG high of Ruby+WallaceH seriously dating!!!! As my tiny lil wedding ‘gift’, I am prepping myself to shut off ALL my rants on CGX, drink all the cold hoppy beers merrily when I watch it. And CHEERS to Ruby and her clinically diagnosable OCD over nothing but aesthetically perfect male faces, even a bit role kidnapper (with good heart and some lines) resembles a Tsumabuki Satoshi. And everyone can decently act, no one is spectacularly rocking the world but everyone is solid. The weak link is…still Ruby, being stuck in her time capcule as if it was still 1990s and she is XiWei channeling some Xiao YanZi overdoing the pouting and cutesy as some young headstrong princess. I have given up begging her to change by now, it has oddly become a guilty pleasure to be nostalgic witnessing the passage of time on her still pretty face doing the exact same emoting from two decades ago. What is most winning about CGX is there are SO much shipping to do, coupling left and right and all have enjoyable chemistry, of fluff and angst, mostly delicious angst. I am addicted, it does not hurt my brain much, all I could ask. If I am being delusionally greedy this would rock my world if Shishi is in the role instead, her fight scenes wouldve been kickass and she could always deliver more than I dare to expect from her when a YH is around. Oh and of course Loverboy is 3 years younger here than he currently is and tbvh I have almost forgotten he is/was this yummy gorgeous in period garb.
Imo Ruby never had enough sizzling chemistry with her costars, not even w her RL significant other WH, but judging from the first 4 eps of CGX, I am in shock to report there is convincing dokidoki going on between them.
Isn’t it sucha dream though the perpetual TW barbie and ken superpretty beings found soulmates in each other, fell in love better than any fluffy idoldrama they were ever attached?!?!?! I would never dare dream shipping them, too good to be true. Ruby was seen glowing at Paris’ fashion week lately. There is gossip the couple is expecting a bundle of joy hence the surprise wedding said to be end of July and I see some pics of Ruby holding her handbag exactly where all the eyes are at her possible lil bump. I do see a rounder waistline too in the CGX presscon days ago. It is too early to tell and it could be happy weight but I am gonna bet on there is some superprettylovely mojo blooming in there. ^^
ShiShi effortlessly poses in suits with poised young womanly elegance, just enough fluid androgyny handsomeness so easy and pleasant on the eyes… making uniquely a stately statement a LiuTao/ RubyLin, trying too hard to shake up their typecast would pay entire keep for:
But hate to say it again and again, too bad she can not translate any of her RL charisma on screen. Sucha shame when she is the most flawlessly proportioned everything and the camera loves her EXCEPT when she is acting.
All too abundant proof it is impossible for anything to look bad on her.
There is a wayyyyy out there mostly fancast I assume rumor of her taking up some supporting role to ZhouXun in Legend of RuYi, just as the career savvy WallaceH did as the accessory male lead role to the ‘real’ sequel of ZhenHuan. WH only needs to be a pretty himbo, depending on what supporting role, the bulk of the pressure of perfection/spotlight will forever be on Miss Zhou, no contest. imo ShiShi is still ridiculously timorous and inadequate in leading roles, she is more fearless because of cluelesssness younger but now, she must have registered she is a weak(er) actress (I sincerely hope)… there is such palpable eating her alive tenseness in Ming Doctress I could not endure watching, most excruciating. I think she could benefit vastly elevating game to the next level, valuable as she is about to hit the big 3-0, in improving by taking a step back, loosen up, breathe now that she has secured that 20+ young leading lady (almost)A-lister stardom and work on skills by taking up less demanding role against one of the best leading lady in the industry who is suddenly interested in drama acting again, and SOAK IT UP.
Murmur was just out yesterday her next coming is a movie《缉凶者》 based on a vignette in《心理罪之城市之光》/Psychological Crimes. The novels were made into two seasons of webdramas with quite rabid a following, based on the original popular thrillers by 雷米. The books r alright, with warts and holes aplenty. Deng Chao, Eddie Peng are courted as her costars. Her role is very supportive of the true OTP is the dudes. Very decent choice of project, so please bring your A game ShiShi so I could watch them at least, I am begging!
Isn’t ‘Aging’ doing a huge lot of goodness to HuGe?!
He has interesting depth of sparkles, hints of numerous stories to tell in his every snap now. I do am grateful for Lang Ya Bang as a nonfan for one if one thing only…giving HG the desperately needed calming confidence on screen. I like him but was never crazy about poring over everything dissecting his personality…but impression is he is a perfectionist to a fault, hitting such mega fame so young in Chinese Paladin 1, by sheer luck and good looks, in a character quite a miscast trapping him in a typecast of playing ditzy silly young heroes for too long then in lousier by every drama, the endless TR productions. Dpong nothing to build his confidence in his competence, festering self doubting overthinking instead. The debilitating accident must have really put him in a perspective: he needs more than good looks and idoldrama heros to stay afloat… and finally earned his keeps by a good job, all his, in a character perfect for showcasing his best in LYB and I see very lil of that still wounded, of self-loathing manboy he has always been very good hiding under all the prankster charisma. Good that he has the aware and the precious luck of chances earlier than…say a YH, or a LSS…to equip himself in lesser roles, smaller more focused productions and saved up enough goodwill to be crappy in a number of jobs and still could reap the profit. Perhaps if one day he got tired of it all, he would really fulfill his promise to himself, be a director, his pipedream, and cast a YH as his lead because HG is a truly gifted better photographer than an actor imo and that taste and artistry in framing could be of use:
I am keeping an eye on him in his upcoming 猎场, improbable I could sit through the drama, seems too much of halfass aping those TVB OTT potboilers of the 90s :
BUT no sane girls and boys can look away from the beauty of HG in endless suits, preferably horizontal and yes mirror he is the fairest of em.
After being the bestman at his bestie YH’s wedding, he hopped over to Italy, UK for all sorts of endorsements in SUITS…and now that he is back in CN, he volunteered at QingHai…at ChangJiangYuan/长江源, scrubbed of pampering, he was cooking, getting a dark tan, picking up rubbish along the deserted highway like some dreamiest romance novel hero from a Nora Roberts just saying. Then a stopover in NYC (where EddieP was as well promoting his new HK cop/political thriller) last week, and of cos fate is I miss them by sheer days on those streets darnit. There will be hottest glossy pics coming soon, and RedWhite shipper will manip all the fun we want w YH’s NYC shoots.
Anyone watching 致青春 /So Young the drama?! DO NOT. The first 2 eps did not rub me too wrong, nothing amazing, of course, BUT it is freefall downhill from there, what I heard from fellow fans of the bright novel with the rewrites and inserted crap. The earnest if flawed interesting, easily understandable and root-able characters did not survive any resemblance to the original, part is they could use a MUCH better casting, or I should say a competent director (he should NEVER touch a trendy novel adapt EVER, ‘gifting’ the world Sunshine Happiness the movie w a grade of universal WTFFF) and writer. Why is Miss Xin not hemming her own novel adapt and be MORE involved!? I could not imagine her asking so much they can’t afford rather than shipping the crew to Italy on location for some inserted rewritten scenes for no sensible reason. 楊玏、陳瑤、張丹峰 are decently talented on their own but they all have an off read on the characters, leaving them empty shells of annoying senseless cocoons. My dream cast reading the novel was and still is the TangRen Trio (ok I confess YH as 林静 and HG as the more melodramatic 陈孝正 will do….but YH does bring out the ultimateBEST in SS, still)