Entertainment Updates: Valentine’s Day drama posters, The Story of Minglan, Keep Running, Queen Dugu, The Thunder, etc…

Lovely drama posters released for Valentine’s Day for The Pillow Book (Dilireba Dilmurat and Vengo Gao) and more!

The Great Craftsman (Yang Mi and Wallace Huo)

The Love of Hypnosis (Liu Yi Fei and Jing Boran)

Goodbye My Princess (Peng Xiao Ran and Chen Xing Xu)

The Brightest Star in the Sky (Janice Wu and Z.Tao)

Listening Snow Tower (Qin Jun Jie and Crystal Yuan)

One Boat One World (Wang Li Kun and Zhang Han)

Broker (Victoria Song Qian and Luo Yun Xi)

My True Friend (Deng Lun and Angelababy)

Unrequited Love (Hu Yi Tian and Hu Bing Qing)

Second Time Is A Charm (Wang Zi Wen and Zhang Lu Yi)

In Youth (Zhang Yun Long and Qiao Xin)

Entertainment News

Story of MingLan surpasses 2% in viewership! The final episode reached a high of 2.2%

Deng Chao, Lu Han, Chen He, and Wong Cho Lam will be leaving the variety show Keep Running. Despite being extremely popular on the show, the actors all have to leave due to having busy schedules. Angelababy, Li Chen, and Ryan Zheng will still remain on the show. Zhu Ya Wen, Alan Wang, NCT’s Lucas, and (G)I-DLE’s Song Yu Qi will be the new additions to the show.

Sparrow 2: Insects Awaken is in the works. With Li Yi Feng not returning to work on the drama, Zhang Ruo Yun will take on the role as the leading man. Angel Wang Ou will be the leading woman.

Ren Jia Lun and Zhang Hui Wen will lead a new Wuxia drama. There is no English name yet, but the Chinese name of the drama is 美人暮白首 (Mei Ren Mu Bai Shou). Actor Guo Hao Jun and SNH48’s Li Yi Tong will be portraying supporting roles.


Theme song for Queen Dugu, starring Chen Xiao and Joe Chen, is sung by Joey Yung. The drama premiered on February 11th, 2019.

Trailer for The Thunder starring Johnny Huang Jing Yu. The drama is about a policeman who investigates a powerful drug lord. Also in the drama are Wu Gang, Simon Yam, Wang Jin Song, and Zhang Xi Lin.

First poster for The Wild Goose Lake starring Hu Ge, Gui Lun Mei, Liao Fan, and Wan Qian. The movie is directed by Diao Yi Nan.


Janice Wu and Yang Le headline new legal drama, Blacklight House. Janice Wu plays a newbie in the legal field and Yang Le plays a professional prosecutor.


Teaser trailer for sci-fi film Shanghai Fortress starring Lu Han and Shu Qi. Filming is expected to finish this summer.

First stills for Legend of Awakening starring Arthur Chen, Dylan Xiong, Cheng Xiao, and Deng En Xi.

First stills for Winter Begonia starring Huang Xiao Ming, Yin Zheng, Charmaine Sheh, and Mi Re. The drama is directed by Yu Zheng.

Celebrity News

C-Actor Zhai Tian Lin is accused of plagiarism. Despite having a high educational background (PhD from Beijing Film Academy), he is currently being investigated after netizens dug up an academic article he published last year in 2018 and claims that he copied it from another source. His company has denied the accusations, but the news is a big blow to his reputation and career.

Taiwanese actress Ivy Chen gives birth to a baby boy on February 9th, 2019.

Ivy Chen baby Feb 10, 2019 Xiao Chu

Another celebrity baby news! Yuan Hong and Zhang Xin Yi welcome a baby boy on Valentine’s Day (2/14)!!!

Yuan Hong Zhang Xinyi baby boy

Tan Song Yun’s mother passes away after being hit by a car in January. After a night with a few friends, her mother and two others were walking home where they were hit. Tan Song Yun’s mother was in a coma for a few weeks and finally passed away in late January. After keeping a low profile after her mother’s unfortunate death, she recently updated on her Weibo to let everyone know that she is doing fine.

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5 thoughts on “Entertainment Updates: Valentine’s Day drama posters, The Story of Minglan, Keep Running, Queen Dugu, The Thunder, etc…

  1. I wish there was more coverage of the new drama The Legends – I know there was a First Impression post but I am blown away by the drama despite not knowing what to expect heading into it. It’s the best I’ve watched in the last couple years, although admittedly we’ve had some pretty bad years.

    Basically I thought it was yet another generic fantasy drama but it’s more of a romantic comedy – at least going by the first 10 episodes. I love that the main heroine is super sassy, egotistical, and “evil” – it’s such a change from the endless parade of do gooder “rising in the ranks” heroines we usually get. There’s a little bit of Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms-like angst in there too w/ regard to misunderstandings and the hero holding onto hope while waiting for a missing woman, but overall the storyline is pretty great so far. I’m really surprised.

    Hopefully it gets picked up for English subtitles by some translators so more people can appreciate this refreshing twist on the usual fantasy drama. I had no clue who the main actress was until I read the First Impressions post on this blog, which inspired me to try out the drama – I’m so glad I did!


    1. Bai Lu stars in the King is Not Easy and that’s where I heard of her. Also she has some upcoming dramas besides The Legends like Zhao Ge. But yes to Eng subs! I hope Viki gets the license for this drama. It seems like this drama would be popular with the audience at viki. Hopefully one of our admins finished the drama and can write a full review 🙂


    2. Honestly I’m hoping the reason it hasn’t been subbed is because Hulu or Netflix wants to pick it up. It’s good and I think it’s a drama that newbies to Chinese dramas can get into. It’s exponentially better than some of the dramas currently airing in my opinion.


      1. I hope so. I’m very surprised that it’s not licensed on Viki. It’s a very good drama with good leads!!! It makes me mad that there are no subs!


        1. I found out that some fans are attempting to sub ep 1 and 2 and submitting the subs to the official channel that post the videos. Currently, I think those subs are being pended. Hopefully, those subs get approved by the channel and other folks get to watch the early eps in subs 🙂

          Here’s the link to the official channel with the playlist of The Legends drama:

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