Striking Sideways Posters for Upcoming Period C-drama Princess Agents with Zhao Li Ying and Lin Geng Xin

New and dramatically sideways drama posters for upcoming big budget period C-drama Princess Agents has me mildly hopeful I can find a new C-drama worth watching. Can’t say I love either leads Zhao Li Ying or Lin Geng Xin but I don’t dislike either as well and have heard lots of buzz around this particular project since it was announced. Zhao Li Ying plays a slave girl in the Wei dynasty who becomes a martial arts trained agent turned general and strategist, basically a period version of a feminists dream. I quite like the black background sideways character posters, it makes me look twice and the contrast and intensity makes for a visual pop. The drama premieres in early June so I’m expecting a big summer hit with the popularity of the leading lady and the aspirational slave to leader strong female lead story line. Check out the first teaser for yourself below with English subs. Continue reading

Crystal Liu Leads Off Actress Contingent at Red Carpet at the 2017 Beijing International Film Festival

This past weekend was the kick off red carpet of the 2017 Beijing International Film Festival, only in its 7th year since starting in 2011 and with plenty of catch up needed to rival the biggest Asian film festival granddaddy … Continue reading

C-stars Out in Glamorous Force at the 2017 Chinese Drama Awards

It’s the annual Chinese Drama Awards in Beijing and this year’s gala including plenty of popular and familiar faces of C-ent. 2016 was a decent year for C-dramas though nothing hooked me quite like Nirvana in Fire did in 2015 … Continue reading

Hu Ge Wins Big at the Golden Eagle Awards and Reunites to Present with Former Costar Ariel Lin

The current roster of It Chinese drama stars were present at this past weekend’s 11th Annual Golden Eagle Awards in Beijing, the event started off with this year’s Golden Eagle Goddess Tang Yan striking the same pose as the statuette … Continue reading

Tang Yan Selected as 2016 Golden Eagle Goddess for China’s Top Television Awards Show

Mainland Chinese entertainment shows has evolved greatly from the tendency towards bombastic stage spectacles, but the love of shiny things remains a deeply rooted custom. This weekend is the Golden Eagle Awards, China’s television awards show equivalent of the Golden … 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

Period C-drama Princess Agents Releases First Stills Starring Zhao Li Ying with Lin Geng Xin and Shawn Dou

Actresses rarely get the accolade of aging beautifully, reserved for actors who grow older onscreen with dignity while the fresh-faced beauties are held up to impossible standards. With that said, leading lady Zhao Li Ying is absolutely aging beautifully and … Continue reading

Actresses Personify the Ancient Chinese Beauty Look to Varying Degrees of Visual Success

Chinese period story fans are have very very high standards when it comes to opinions about onscreen period beauties. There’s modern beautiful which doesn’t always dovetail with period beauty wondrous, and in between plenty of pretty actresses have flailed in … Continue reading