The long shelved Republican era suspense and romance drama The Hypnosis of Love which is adapted from the novel 南烟斋笔录, literal translation Records of the Southern Mist House, has gotten a Chinese title change to 一曲三笙 which translates to One Song, Three Lives. The drama was filmed in 2016 and ready by 2017 but never got a scheduled airing and in 2019 second male lead Zhao Li Xin was cancelled by C-ent completely after he randomly posted on his SNS a commentary about Japanese forces which occupied China in the Republic era not burning and looting the Imperial Palace and that not being the action of so-called occupiers/oppressors. I’m not sure what crack he was smoking but in Mainland China one NEVER makes any even remotely positive/explanatory/analytical statement about the Japanese occupation of China that in any way has the connation of whitewashing.
Anyhoo, after that this drama appeared to never see the light of day but a few months ago it quietly changed its title and reportedly has submitted a new permit application cutting the episodes from 68 to 53. C-netizens think it’s either that the production has spent money on a new second male lead to AI graft his face on the cancelled actor or that the role of the second male lead will simply be excised in full hence the 15-episode worth of screen time cuts. Either way, the second male lead actor is out in one way or another and hopefully with that this moody piece with leads Crystal Liu and Jin Bo Ran may actually grace our small screens in the near future.
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This is a real work of art and coming 18 years after the original just makes it even more special. The theatrical release of the 2001 animated movie Spirited Away finally arrives in China next week as none of the … Continue reading →
C-actress Crystal Liu may have a prolific acting career in terms of movie projects but she hasn’t done a drama in over a decade and her television return will happen later this year with the high profile Records of the … Continue reading →
It’s time for another edition of Chinese stars attending awards show looking way more diverse and colorful than Korean counterparts. except this one was the fashion magazine L’Officiel sponsored fashion awards so the stars all went black and white, but … Continue reading →
The gentlemen of Chinese entertainment were out in collective stylish handsomeness this week for the 2016 GQ China Men of the Year Awards in Beijing. It was across the board old school well tailored tuxedo glamour for all attendees but … Continue reading →
A month after the television airing of the C-drama adaptation of One Smile is Very Alluring starring Yang Yang and Zheng Shuang, the movie version hits the big screens on August 20th as the summer movie season starts to wind … Continue reading →
C-actor Yang Yang will be in two big novel adaptations airing soon, but finds himself doing the drama in one and the movie in another. For the adaptation of One Smile is Very Alluring, Yang Yang and Zheng Shuang will … Continue reading →
Filming has started on the C-movie adaptation of popular college age romance novel One Smile is Very Alluring (Wei Wei Yi Xiao Hen Qing Cheng). This is poised to be this year’s potential big like like You Are My Sunshine, … Continue reading →
It’s been a nice month-long build up towards the premiere of the C-version of Queen In Hyun’s Man. The drama Love Through a Millennium starts this Sunday and airs two episodes a week every Sun-Mon similar to the typical Korean … Continue reading →
The imminent arrival of the C-version of Queen In Hyun’s Man brings back all my positive memories of the drama and none of the problems I had with it. It’s gotten the official English title of Love Through a Millennium … Continue reading →
I’ve been tapping my toes impatiently waiting for the C-remake of Queen In Hyun’s Man to drop me a video teaser or two. The pretty (so so pretty) drama stills are nice and all but I want to look at … Continue reading →
I’m getting a tad overexcited about the upcoming C-remake of Queen In Hyun’s Man. Blame it on the visuals, or shall I say I’m a sucker for super pretty dramas. The C-remake is being produced in conjunction with the Korean … Continue reading →
The latest batch of official drama stills coming out of the C-drama set of Love Through Thousands of Years looks soooooo beautiful. I’m not surprised the visuals are gorgeous because this C-drama adaptation of Queen In Hyun’s Man has a … Continue reading →