Allen Ren Confirmed for High Profile Fantasy C-drama Wu Geng Ji But Production Embroiled in Controversy After Li Yi Tong Drops Out Alleging Online Bullying and Lack of Support

So the positive news first – high profile live-action fantasy C-drama Wu Geng Ji, adapted from the hit anime of the same name, has its confirmed male lead in Allen Ren (Ren Jia Lun). He’s been rumored alongside Li Yi Tong for this drama for months so this confirmation for those in the know is not a surprise, what is a surprise is the same day Li Yi Tong’s agency released a long personal message that she has declined the drama. The statement explained that she was offered and accepted the role and was preparing diligently for it, even declining other projects, when online rumors started that her side was adding more female lead scenes and also rewriting the female lead character to not resemble the original story. Her side claimed it’s all not true but the production did not come out and support her, and now started to promote the drama without notifying or involving her so she has decided to leave the project feeling like it’s not the right fit. Reportedly the new female lead will be Zhu Xu Dan, and much as I am not a Li Yi Tong fan I can say this is an absolute downgrade. Zhu Xu Dan is maybe a step above Angelababy and Chen Yu Qi in being a total void onscreen. Sigh, so much drama and filming hasn’t even started yet.

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Youku Releases Period Drama Shining Just for You on November 30th with Peng Xiao Ran and Feng Xiao Feng Echoing Shades of Her Previous Hit Goodbye My Princess

I didn’t watch 2019 hit period C-drama Goodbye My Princess but it was impossible to miss the pictures and posts all featuring Peng Xiao Ran as the titular princess dressed all in red as a princess from the outer tribes … Continue reading

MBC Sageuk The Forbidden Marriage with Kim Young Dae and Park Joo Hyun Continue to Release Woefully Underwhelming Posters and Promos

Normally I say expect the worse so one can hopefully get anything better than that and be happily surprised. But the promos for upcoming MBC sageuk drama The Forbidden Marriage have been just that bad that I’m happy none of … Continue reading

Top Actress Kim Hye Soo Slays in Gown Fitting for 2022 Blue Dragon Awards and Currently Topping the Drama Ratings with tvN Series Uner the Queen’s Umbrella

So I’m following Reborn Rich (The Chaebol’s Youngest Son) on jTBC weekends but it would be remiss not to mention that another cable drama the tvN weekend sageuk Under the Queen’s Umbrella rocketed up the ratings meter earlier and is … Continue reading