Stills and trailer round-up: Chinese Valentine’s Day edition

Dramas usually release a plethora of goodies on Chinese Valentine’s Day, and this year is no exception. Which shows are you looking forward to most? Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace – Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo Novoland: Eagle Flag – Liu … Continue reading

Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace to air online beginning August 20th

Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo’s Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace has confirmed a premiere date of August 20th! Despite all the controversies surrounding this drama, I’m still pretty excited to see the final product. The ~88 episode drama will air 2 episodes on Tencent … Continue reading

Mini-Recap: The Rise of Phoenixes Episodes 1-2

A one-off recap of Episodes 1 and 2 of The Rise of Phoenixes. The drama is currently airing on Hunan TV (7:30~8pm CN time) and iQiyi (10pm). No news of English subs yet. The Cheng Dynasty collapses after a successful rebellion by then … Continue reading

Nanjing Girls: Ni Ni, Hai Qing, Yang Zishan, Mei Ting, Bonnie Chen

Actresses Ni Ni, Hai Qing, Yang ZIshan, Mei Ting, and model Bonnie Chen brings us to their childhoods in Nanjing in this series of photos by Nanjing-born photographer Yin Chao. Ni Ni’s Nanjing by Yu Cong Ni Ni took us … Continue reading

Promo Round-up: The Rise of Phoenixes

The Rise of Phoenixes tells of the heart-wrenching romance between the descendants of two royal families who are destined to become enemies, and the political machinations that are bound to push them further apart. Starring Chen Kun, Ni Ni, Zhao Lixin, … Continue reading

Music Monday: Boybands and girlbands are back!

Thanks to variety shoes Idol Producer and 101 , there’s once more popular boybands and girls outside of TF boys again. Here are some recent MV’s from some of the bigger ones, including Rocket Girls, NEXT, Awaken-F, Sing girlband,   and a few solos … Continue reading