First Poster for C-drama Adaptation of Once Promised with Huang Xiaoming and Victoria Song

First impressions mean a lot and I loved the concept poster for the long awaited C-drama adaptation of fantasy period romance novel Once Promised (Ceng Shu Nuo) by writer Tong Hua most famous for having penned Bu Bu Jing Xin. The drama is being called A Lifetime Love (Chinese title Ancient Love Song – Shang Gu Qing Ge) and all the characters are being given different names due to sensitivity over potential offense as the original novel was about the love and conflict being the ancient gods as named in The Classic of the Mountain and Seas.

It’s still the OP love story with Huang Xiaoming as the brash outcast deity and his devoted love for Victoria Song’s goddess princess. The first drama poster is out and I can’t say I hate it but I still want more visual oomph, especially after the C-drama version of Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms is an absolute masterpiece success in how to turn fantasy gods into beautiful and doable live-action storyboard. I’m still excited for this but the bar has now been set high. Continue reading

Glamorous Stars Out in Full at the 2016 Annual Bazaar China Star Charity Night Event

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

Bazaar China Touts Top C-actresses Attendance at Upcoming Star Charity Night Out

Harper’s Bazaar is holding it’s annual China Star Charity Night Out and with it comes the attendant promotional activities to garner as much interest as possible. It’s fine for fashion to mingle with entertainment and do it for charitable causes, … Continue reading

Once Promised with Huang Xiaoming, Victoria Song, Sheng Yi Lun, and Xu Lu Gets New Chinese Title and Starts Filming

A name change for a novel to drama adaptation is so common these days, and increasingly the character names are changed as well and only the story outline remains the same. It’s likely to avoid Chinese censors if the story … Continue reading

C-drama Ice Fantasy with Feng Shao Feng and Victoria Song Drop Visually Entertaining Trailer

Consider me pleasantly surprised and not at all unhappy that the initial gloom and doom prognostications for upcoming otherwordly C-drama Ice Fantasy may not have been warranted. The first teaser trailer is out and does not look bad at all, … Continue reading

Stars and More Stars Descend on China’s Fun and Fab iQiyi 2016 Award’s Show

Now this is how I call throwing a fun awards show shindig. One of China’s top streaming sites iQiyi hosted the 2016 All-star Carnival this past weekend and it appeared all the It Stars showed up, and then some. There … Continue reading

Shu Qi Funny and Gorgeous for the C-version of My Best Friend’s Wedding with Male Lead Feng Shao Feng

I find the Chinese remake of 90’s Hollywood movie My Best Friend’s Wedding ridiculously well-cast even if two decades too late in terms of timing. The movie script for the original was terrible but the whole thing coasted on the mega-watt … Continue reading