Entertainment Updates: Gong Xian, Little Doctor, Once Upon A Time There Was A Spirit Mountain, Spirit Realm, Youth Fighting, Fake Princess, The Best Partner, River Flows To You, Vanguard, Yang Mi Gets Another Wax Figure, Mark Chao and Gao Yuan Yuan Celebrate Daughter’s 1st Month, etc…

Aaron Yan in his FIRST historical role!

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Entertainment Updates: In A Class Of Her Own, Your Home Is My Business, Legend of Xiao Chuo, We Are Young, Ever Night 2, Tang Dynasty, Winter Begonia, My Best Summer, Liu Shi Shi Gives Birth, Shawn Dou Confirms Dating, etc…

Song Wei Long and Ju Jing Yi pair up for a new drama!!!!

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Sohu Entertainment: 2017 World’s 50 Most Beautiful People

There was this list I found on the Sohu Entertainment website after it being circulated in social media. They don’t specified exactly their criteria, but it’s something along the line of not just being aesthetically pleasing (it’s subjective), but “beautiful” in their works and personalities or garnering a large attraction via internet searches. It included various people from the entertainment industries and some from different countries 🙂 I will try to include their profession and for actress/actor, one of their representative works (I’ll aim for one of their most well known works or recent work).

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Review: Candle in the Tomb – Mu Ye Gui Shi (2017)

Tomb-raiding and an ass-kicking Gina Jin – I had been anticipating this and am pleased to say that I found it a delightful little show. Only 24 episodes long and clearly meant to have a sequel, it was a taut and fun watch.

Unlike the usual tomb-raider dramas, this is anchored by a storyline of searching for one’s parents which then leads to the common wuxia theme of finding oneself and compatriots along the way. I like that the show manages to flesh out a believable trajectory of Hu Tian, son of Hu Bayi and Shirley (the Dynamic Duo played by Jin Dong / Joe Chen or Chen Kun / Shu Qi for those who watch this genre) who was abandoned at 5 when his parents had to go search for a cure to his mysterious affliction, from a bitter, semi-delinquent with an enormous chip on his shoulder to a responsible leader of the rag-tag team, a sweet relationship between him and Bing Lun (a high-achieving, martial trained, US educated tomb-raider with a mysterious past ) and the camaderie of all 5 of them without it feeling forced and contrived.

Kudos to Darren wang who seems to have cornered the market on imbuing a cheeky wastrel character (we all know he isn’t like that deep down inside!) with heart and grit which just needs the right girl/opportunity/life-changing discovery to shine. Never been a better use of the term Diamond In the Rough! Gina Jin, whom I have to come to enjoy with her diverse roles, totally rocked it as the cool chick with her slick moves and cold persona – I did wonder if it was really necessary to wear such short shorts knowing that you will be climbing through holes and crevasses but hey – it’s entertainment! 🙂

Special mention to Wang Li Xin (who was also in With You with Liu haoran and Tan Song Yun) who successfully made Lei Li a likeable character and is really a sap at heart pining after Xiao Jin Ya (Zhang Xin). He may have been the comic relief but he was definitely not the clown. Xiao Jin Ya too , despite being the third wheel for the OTP was sufficiently crushed from her unrequited feelings but yet managed to maintain some sort of grace and dignity.

One disclaimer would be that I am a fan of the genre and enjoy all the backstories and historical possibilities despite the lack of subtitles so it may not be everyone’s up of tea.

I would say – Come for the adventure, stay for the human relationships – and wait for the sequel!

Entertainment Update: Tavia Yueng and Him Law’s wedding, Hundred Flowers Awards, Chen Qiao En’s Weibo post to Kimi Qiao

  • TVB actor and actress Him Law and Tavia Yeung held their wedding on October 2nd 2016. Congratulations to the beautiful couple!!!!  Guests that attended the wedding included Ron Ng, Ada Choi, Raymond Lam, Kenneth Ma, Myolie Wu and more。

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