Pigs Do Fly as Hu Ge and Liu Shi Shi Cast in New 2022 Period Romance C-drama Playing the OTP Love Interest

Oh dang, like, I’m legit both speechless and still disbelieving. I’ve been jerked around too much by C-casting with regards to these two that I’ll really only feel reassured when the drama actually AIRS. C-ent is reporting that Hu Ge and Liu Shi Shi have been cast in a new C-drama which will mark their first reunion onscreen in 7 years since Sound of the Desert (the Da Mo Yao adaptation), and really it’s been 16 years since they first worked together in Legend of the Condor Heroes when both were wee babes. The running joke/everlasting frustration is that they have been in multiple dramas and were in the same agency but they have never been an onscreen OTP. I thought it would happen in Desert because Hu Ge was everyone’s pick for male lead General Hu Qu Bing and then he ended up being the other male lead Meng Jiu who doesn’t end up with the girl *keyboard smash*. Anyways, I kinda put this pipe dream to rest so this news caught me off guard – the drama is called 庶女錦蘭 (literal translation Daughter of a Concubine, Jinglan) and is a love and revenge story and the two stars are cast as the main leads and story line OTP. She has memories of her past life when she was a kind girl who ends up dead, and in this life she’s cold and calculating to get revenge, and gets swept up in palace intrigue. Man, it better not have a rocks fall down ending but eh I’ll still take it if they end up together regardless of the ultimate ending. Okay ShiGe shippers, it’s been 16 years for the OG crew since their LoCH days so please let’s dust off that ennui and get excited!

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C-ent Looks Forward as High Profile Fantasy Period Drama Novoland: Pearl Eclipse with Yang Mi and William Chan Gets Airing Approval

I haven’t been a fan of the Novoland series of dramas but this latest iteration has my interest because it stars Yang Mi rocking the period drama look HARD (i.e. gorgeously) and also because I’m hoping it saves this lackluster … Continue reading

Yang Zi and Xiao Zhan’s Highly Anticipated Romance C-drama The Oath of Love Pulled Right Before September 8th Premiere on Hunan TV and Tencent Streaming

I think Yang Zi needs to go get an exorcism because girl is on a bad luck streak right now. But then again, it feels like every C-entertainer is walking on eggshells, along with HK and TW stars who regularly … Continue reading

Wang Yibo and Guan Xiaotong Last Minute Removed From CCTV Cultural Music Celebration Program After Dress Rehearsal Last Week as First Signs of Television Programming Changes to the New Restrictions

Even those who toe the line are not immune from the harsh hand of the Chinese government tightening of entertainment industry behavior. This weekend CCTV aired a cultural minority musical celebration program and netizens noticed that original star participants popular … Continue reading

China Broadcasting Issues the 8 Decrees to Broadly Reorganize Entertainment Industry Including No Sissy Male Stars Onscreen and Cancelling Idol Making Shows

I don’t even know where to start so I’ll just tackle each major new restriction as is. China Broadcasting on behalf of the government issued an 8-point decree this week intended to broadly restructure and also restrict what is seen … Continue reading

C-ent Reporter Spills the Tea on the Zhang Zhe Han Cancelled for Visiting Yasukuni Shrine Debacle and Explains How Additional Events Built Up to It

How does a super popular actor lose 27 brand endorsements in one day. Even in China that’s still lightning speed. The way C-actor Zhang Zhe Han was cancelled was so astronomically fast and widespread many people have wondered if there … Continue reading

Top C-actress and Producer Zhao Wei Also Cancelled After the Zhang Zhe Han Visits Yasukini Shrine Scandal Lit the Scrutiny on Her Prior Problematic Issues

I think C-netizens have been waiting for this particular cancellation for a long time, 20 years to be exact. So it really was walking on eggshells if I were C-actress turned top producer and agency president Zhao Wei (Vicki Zhao). … Continue reading

Zhao Li Ying’s Fans Cause Mass Muting and Banning on SNS Accounts After Organizing Online Conflict Over Unhappiness With Her Rumored Drama Reunion with The Legend of Fei Costar Wang Yibo

Man, I’ve long heard that popular drama C-actress Zhao Yi Ling has one of the worst fandoms in C-ent (if not the worst) but now it’s out in the open for the world to see. News leaked on August 22nd … Continue reading

Yang Zi’s Fans Ecstatic with Her New Modern Drama Release The Oath of Love with Xiao Zhan After The Golden Hairpin is Confirmed to be Banned Due to Wu Yi Fan’s Arrest

Summer is winding down and the beginning of September as kids get fully back into the swing of school there will be a new drama to hopefully inject some buzz into what has been a dull C-drama season so far. … Continue reading

Ode to Period C-drama Word of Honor, with Zhang Zhe Han’s Nuanced Performance and Gong Jun’s Charming Portrayal Created a Fresh Take on the Wuxia World

I’ve had this post nearly written for months now and was just lackadaisical on finishing it for posting. So it’s with a heavy heart and a strange sense of serendipity over what has happened in one week to male lead … Continue reading

Zhang Zhe Han’s C-fans Desert Him En Masse and Industry Insiders Share Stories of His Previous Bad Attitude as Additional Pictures Unearthed of Him Doing the Nazi Salute and Other Questionable Conduct

The last 48-hour Chinese speaking media entertainment news has been dominated by C-actor Zhang Zhe Han‘s past conduct of visiting Japanese WWII military war criminal enshrined Yasukuni Shrine and attending a wedding at Nagi Shrine which also venerates military figures … Continue reading

C-drama Adaptation of The Golden Hairpin Costing Over $45 Million USD in Production Costs Currently Banned From Airing After Male Lead Wu Yi Fan is Detained on Suspicion of Rape and Drug Distribution

This may be a blessing in disguise in terms of timing, and honestly the sooner Wu Yi Fan is exposed and locked away the better as well. Upcoming C-drama adaptation of The Golden Hairpin (青簪行) based on the novel Recordings … Continue reading

Wu Yi Fan Loses 14 Brand Deals in Two Days as Allegations Continue to Swirl Over his Sexual Misconduct as China Television Association Officially Bans Him

I don’t know how Wu Yi Fan (Kris Wu) will try to hardnose his way out of increasing allegations of being a sexual predator including drugging and rape. In the two days since a young woman named Du Mei Zhu … Continue reading