Man, this drama is so bad it can’t even me hate-watched or cringe-watched or basically just watched. And it’s with my C-ent cutie pie Li Yi Feng but either he was lobotomized while filming it or he really is that bad of an actor, all I know is this has started C-drama in 2022 year of the Tiger off on a new low. I’m talking about fantasy drama Mirror: Twin Cities, which to its credit doesn’t have a good source novel either as I read it and was like WTF with it’s weird dark undertones and half gibberish writing that went nowhere and then an abrupt ending. But the C-drama takes just the basic novel premise and builds on it, so the intentional is all good, but the end result is perhaps even worse hahaha. Leads Li Yi Feng and Yukee Chen have zero chemistry, and it’s a shame because the promos (including the poster above) are just gorgeous.
Li Yi Feng also has this empty look and same expression through the entire drama while Yukee is acting in front of a green screen and opposite a statue. The worst part is that this was billed as a big budget high profile drama but the production values are budget rate at best, with bad wigs, weird sets that sometimes look Eastern and other times Western like it was cobbled together from whatever was in the storage at Hengdian studios, and laughable special effects. This drama is the opposite of Go Princess Go which had zero budget and made lemonade out of lemons. This drama’s new level of bad is even getting trending tracking in K-ent, because we all need something to laugh it in these dark political times that is universally okay to mock and no one will get their feelings hurt because everyone involved has moved on.
The temperature majorly dipped in Beijing and despite the real and also politically frigid temperatures roaring through C-ent it appeared nearly all the stars were out to attend the 17th annual China Film Huaobiao Awards. The ladies walked the red … Continue reading
What happens when a beloved bastion of male visual perfection is tweaked to show us that even the worst hair fallacies cannot be overcome. C-ent is rolling in laughter over a recently released series of photoshops turning famous Korean and … Continue reading
I love self-deprecation especially in the entertainment industry since it can get too pompous and self-congratulatory. The 2017 C-star Awards were a blast to watch because it was just stars being sincerely thankful to be popular and having fun being … Continue reading
Chinese-speaking entertainments best and brightest stars were out in mega force this past Friday for the annual Bazaar Star Charity Night. There were so many pretty faces and fashionable attire it’s impossible to pick a post topper so I’ll go … Continue reading
This is a sure fire mega C-drama hit in the making, considering how much Chinese audiences are slurping up fantasy wuxia dramas like Ancient Sword Legend and Journey of Flower. The casting of uber popular leads in Li Yi Feng, … Continue reading
I much appreciate an unexpected collaboration when it’s sweet and nostalgic. SNSD‘s Yoona made a surprise guest starring appearance in the just released MV for popular C-actor Li Yi Feng‘s latest single “Please Contact Me”. The song is part of … Continue reading
I wasn’t terribly interested in the reunion project between uber-popular Chinese stars Yang Mi and Li Yi Feng, mostly because their first hit coupling in Ancient Sword Legend never roped me in to begin with. That being said, I quite … Continue reading
There was plenty of glitter across both sides of the strait this past week – Taiwan held its highest television honors with the Golden Bell Awards while the popular Chinese and Korean stars alighted for the Bazaar Star Charity Night in Beijing. I … Continue reading
I feel like there are fewer K-dramas nowadays, or maybe it’s just fewer K-dramas that excite me enough to anticipate and later write about. The falling domestic ratings may indicate the K-viewers feel the same way, and it’s hard to … Continue reading
There’s a new C-drama to check out this month, the production values look decent despite the drama being a web only affair aired on Chinese web portal iQiyi. The small screen adaptation of popular tomb raiding C-novel The Lost Tomb … Continue reading
I do love hearing of romantic overseas visits, but I’m wondering how the heck these two ever thought it could possibly be kept underwraps in this day and age of social media prying eyes. April 19th is K-actress Lee Da … Continue reading
I’ve noticed that over the years I’ve been writing about C-dramas, and C-entertainment more and more due to the rise of both the quality as well as the increase in cross-border collaborations. Some folks new to C-dramas, or haven’t even … Continue reading