[Recap] Legend of Dragon Pearl Episode 9-12

Synopsis: The story of the ill-fated romance between Zhu Yi Huan (Yangzi), the last princess of the Ming Dynasty and Kangxi (Qin Jun Jie), the young emperor of the Qing Dynasty.

You can watch the raw version here.  You can more information on the drama on this thread.

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[Recap] Legend of Dragon Pearl Episode 1-4

The Legend of the Dragon Pearl aired today and already dropped a 12 episodes starter for everyone!

Synopsis: The story of the ill-fated romance between Zhu Yi Huan (Yangzi), the last princess of the Ming Dynasty and Kangxi (Qin Jun Jie), the young emperor of the Qing Dynasty.

You can watch the raw version here.  You can more information on the drama on this thread.

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May Airing Schedule

List of dramas and movies to air in the month of May. This list will be updated as more dates are announced.

New May Dramas:

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Feature: Why Li Chu rocks – Glory of Tang Dynasty

I started off writing a pseudo-review of Glory of Tang Dynasty (GOTD) segueing into the first impression of GOTD2 and realized that most of my comments relate back to Li Chu (and Allen Ren who plays the role). So, I decided to do a special piece on him. Why does he rock? Let me count the ways:

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[Thread] The Legend of Dragon Pearl (2017)

This couple is too cute that I can’t help but anticipate this drama! The trailers look funny too. Expected to release around May (like all the other dramas I’m looking forward to..). Looking forward to the chemistry between Yang Zi and Qin Jun Jie! =D 

Information: 

Title: The Legend of Dragon Pearl (龙珠传奇)

# of episodes: 62

Release date: May 8th, 2017

Synopsis: The Legend of Dragon Pearl is about the ill-fated romance between Zhu Yi Huan, the last princess of the Ming Dynasty and Kangxi, the young emperor of the Qing Dynasty. Zhu Yi Huan grew up in Peal Valley with other Ming followers learning martial arts under a master. After growing up, her and the others left the Pearl Valley and infiltrated the palace in order to get close to Kangxi and find an opportunity for revenge. Yi Huan and Kangxi started out as frenemies but slowly started developing interests for each other.  But at the same time, Yi Huan is constantly reminded of her duty as the princess of the fallen dynasty.

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Entertainment Update: Celebrity News/Update, Duckweed, Operation Love,Legend of the White Snake, etc.

Tang Yan attends the 67th Berlin Film Festival.

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First Impressions: The Glory of Tang Dynasty

Started watching this because the trailer looked kinda cool and was totally in the mood for an imperial court drama after dropping General & I and not completely satiated after Princess Wei Young – totally hooked on this now and at Ep13. Despite the fictional liberties, the drama is rooted in a fascinating time period of the Tang Dynasty where the aging emperor Yuanzong enamoured with Yang Guifei is blissfully unaware of two powerful sycophantic powers General An and Yang Guizhong circling him while his heirs-in-waiting tread the waters gingerly navigating the political landscape. Amidst this turbulent time is also the disappearance of Emperor Daizong’s beloved Consort Shen, the former at this point in the show is still Guangping Wang, Emperor Yuanzong’s grandson. I am watching this without subtitles which results in some healthy guesstimating on my part in terms of the political alliance strategies and tactics (still have no idea what Murong Lingzhi discovered about the Crown Prince’s health!) but also leading me to the good ole internet to find out more about this era which is totally cool for a history buff!

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Entertainment Update: Tencent Awards, Marie Claire Fashion Ceremony, and other news

Tencent’s Star Awards was held December 10th in Beijing.

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