Republican Era Romance C-drama The Hypnosis of Love with Crystal Liu and Jin Bo Ran Changes Chinese Title and Removing Cancelled Second Male Lead in Attempt to Get Airing Permit

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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Hu Ge and Huang Xiaoming Lead the Pack of Gorgeous C-actors at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Awards

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

Filming Starts on the C-movie Version of One Smile is Very Alluring with Angelababy and Jin Bo Ran

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

Final Teasers for Love Through a Millennium Premiering This Sunday

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

Love Through a Millenium Delivers Queen In Hyun’s Man Vibes in First Drama Scene Preview

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