Healer of Children, A word on Pillow Book, Xing Zhaolin and Zhang Zhehan [Chinese Ent Update]

Hi guys, Marcus here and welcome to Chinese
Entertainment Update August 7th 2019 edition. In this edition, Arsenal Military Academy
premieres, when will Pillow Book premiere and Xing Zhaolin updates but first.. Healer Of Children
is an upcoming modern drama starring Chen Xiao and Olivia Wang. Olivia Wang plays a woman who is inspired
to become a pediatrician, after her life is saved by one when she was a child. Chen Xiao plays her colleague and together
they strive to make children’s lives better. Although there’s no mention of a romance in
any of the synopses I’ve read, I’m sure one brews. Chen Xiao was recently in A Journey To Meet
Love with Jing Tian, whereas Olivia Wang was in Bureau of Transformer. Saving children’s lives is indeed heroic work
so you can see why the Chinese censorship board has approved of it to play during the
100 Days of Broadcasting period. As such we can expect it to premiere some
time within the next three months. Arsenal Military Academy starring Bai Lu and
Xu Kai premiered yesterday. It tells the story of a woman who disguises
herself as a man to join the military academy in her older brother’s stead. I watched the first episode and to be honest
I’m not really feeling it. Republican era dramas are not my favorite
to begin with and like I said in a previous video, Bai Lu is a hard sell for a man so
that whole woman-diguised-as-man premise isn’t working for me. On top of that, the fact that all the actors
are overdubbed doesn’t help. But if you want to check it out, it is available
on iQiyi, 12 episodes in so far. A Promenade through the Tang Dynasty
wrapped filming after 162 days of filming. The drama stars Li Yitong and Xu Kai and tells
the story of a merchant’s daughter who becomes a weaving female official of the Tang court. The drama is touted as the next big drama
from the makers of The Story of Yanxi Palace so there is much excitement about it. And now it’s time for me to answer a question
from one of you, a fan who supports my channel with a dollar or more by contributing through
Patreon. Today’s question comes from Linda Burns, who
asks: HI Marcus. I would like to ask when will the Pillow Book
be coming out and what is the latest happening with Xing Zhaolin and Zhang Zhe Han? Good question Linda and one that I’m sure many
viewers appreciate you asking. So first, a little intro to The Pillow Book
for those who don’t know what the big deal is with this drama that seemingly everybody’s
waiting for. Three Lives Three Worlds The Pillow Book
is an upcoming Chinese costume drama based on the novel of the same name written by Tang
Qi Gong Zi. It is the second of the ‘Three Lives, Three
Worlds’ series, the first, of course, being Ten Miles of Peach
Blossoms, and focuses on the love story between Bai
Feng Jiu and Dong Hua Dijun played by Dilraba and Vengo Gao respectively. I particularly enjoyed this scene with them
in Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms where he, an emperor, carries her, a concubine,
on his back as they walk through the rain because he does not want her shoes to get
wet. The scene was accompanied perfectly by the
theme song Even If There’s No If (就算没有如果)
by Xiang Xiang. The love story between the two supporting
characters in Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms moved many audiences,
which is why now that they are the main characters many audiences are super excited for it. The Pillow Book should give us another look
at their romance which spans thousands of years and multiple realms. The drama, which is slated for 60 episodes
at the moment, will be the seventh collaboration for the gorgeous looking duo who are also
great friends in real life. At the moment there is no official premiere
date yet, and nobody knows when it’s going to premiere, not even the producers
because ultimately it’s the censorship board that determines when they can release it
but what we can do is rule out certain dates. As I mentioned in a recent video, China is
going through 100 days of broadcasting “suitable” programs and The Pillow Book just doesn’t
fit that description. In fact, as a xianxia drama with “too much
entertainment value”, it perfectly fits the description of a program that is prohibited
from airing during that period. So we can rule out it premiering anytime between
now and November 9th as that’s when the 100 days ends,
unless they decide to release it as a web drama but I doubt that will happen. It’s a big enough drama that TV stations will
want it. I also checked out The Pillow Book’s Weibo
page and they have been active on it so that’s a good indication that they are waiting on
or working towards a premiere date. They uploaded a poster and wished everyone
a Happy Qi Xi, which is like the Chinese Valentine’s Day. Yes folks, the Chinese Valentine’s Day falls
on August 7th. Some of you might have seen on the website,
Mydramalist, which says that The Pillow Book has a Dec 31st premiere but that is just a
generic date and really means nothing. The only meaningful date is the one they officially
announce on Weibo and rest assured I will update on that when they do announce it. And the second part of your question, what’s
the latest with Xing Zhaolin? Yesterday, Xing Zhaolin wrapped filming You
Are My Destinyin which he stars with Liang Jie. Fans will love this reunion of the two stars of
the costume drama The Eternal Love which, by the way, I’m hearing is getting a third
season. The two stars had great chemistry in The Eternal
Love and hopefully can reproduce it in You Are My Destiny. You Are My Destiny is a remake of Fated to
Love You, a 2008 Taiwanese drama starring Joe Chen and
Ethan Ruan. It tells the story of an unfashionable office
girl whose life completely changes when she goes on a cruise and meets the wealthy
heir of a big company. The original series was a huge success in
Taiwan and still holds viewing records till this day
so undoubtedly many viewers will compare it to this new remake. Other than You Are My Destiny, Xing Zhaolin
has another modern drama coming up – Lucky’s First Love in which he stars with Bai Lu
and also Wen Tian Lu, a costume drama in which he plays Zhong Kui, a vanquisher of ghosts
and demons. He also celebrated his 22nd birthday on July
22nd. And finally Zhang Zhehan. It’s been a while now since a Zhang Zhehan drama
has played; the last being Legend of Yunxi and that ended almost a year ago now. But he does have five upcoming dramas – Everyone Wants To Meet You, a modern drama with Zhang Ruonan The Second Sight Fall in Love, a modern drama with Li Yixuan Zhao Ge, a costume drama with Wu Jinyan and
Castle in the Time, a modern drama with Korean actress Park Min Young. Additionally he is rumored to reunite with
Ju Jinyi in The Way of Favorsbut that hasn’t been officially confirmed. More updates on that to come so stay tuned. Thanks Linda Burns for your question and thank
you everyone for watching. This channel would not be possible without
your support, whether it is through Patreon or simply just watching, commenting and sharing. Subscribe and like, and I hope to see you
all in the next one. Cheers.

51 thoughts on “Healer of Children, A word on Pillow Book, Xing Zhaolin and Zhang Zhehan [Chinese Ent Update]

  1. Thanks so much Marcus! I hope the rumor is true about the another collaboration between Zheng Zhe Han and Ju Jingyi! 😱

  2. A Promenade through the Tang Dynasty also known as Ode to Daughter of Great Tang aka: I can't wait for this drama i am so excited for it

  3. Thank you Marcus for all the updates. Fated to Love You with actress Joe Chen, is still my all time favorite. That's what got me started to learn Chinese and a vacation next year to Taiwan!

  4. Zhang ZheHan is in The Bravest with Yang Zi and Huang XiaoMing. The movie is definitely a tearjerker and imo a suspense 🙃🙃

  5. Just a quick question for the 100 days:
    Are the currently airing dramas (Novoland, the Untamed ect) still gonna air if they are webdramas?

    Thanks for the updates as usual~

    Edit: o an also, don’t know why but imma share it anyways. Goin’ back to China soon lol. Can’t wait to watch dramas in their natural habitat.

  6. you are a evil man to toss in the news about 'a promenade through the tang dynasty' without a warning. i hope this meant that this time next year we will get to see the drama premiere(???). so many good news about costume dramas. i think i can stop lamenting about the depressive nature of the censorship board for a bit. thank you for the info.

  7. I clicked so fast after seeing "Pillow Book" in the title

    Love and Destiny sadly got a bit boring for me even though I love NiNi hope Pillow Book will come out this year T_T

    Excited for the Fated to Love You remake the Taiwanese version is a classic and the Korean remake was pretty good too

  8. Hi Marcus!
    Thank you for all the info.
    I'll be waiting to see the series The Pillow Book, I hope it doesn't take long.
    I really liked how these two actors really moved me.
    I also saw the series The Eternal Love, I liked it a lot, but I feel that I am missing a good ending.
    My sister says she saw the one from You are my destiny, and she says it's very sad (she's watching your video together with me). He tells me that they also made it in Korea and made some changes.
    I am thinking of downloading the Weibo application, because there is a lot of relationship with all the productions of the Dramas and the actors (smiling)
    Can you tell me, what is that Patron application?
    As always here I leave my will.
    I hope you have a nice night ♥

  9. there are difference in the censorships of dramas broadcasted through the stations and dramas broadcasted on websites? i would to know if anyone has time to explain. i live under a rock…

  10. Zhang zhe Han and Zhang Han both have dramas with park min young and although hallyu ban is lifted, it seems like these will never air 🤦🏻‍♀️.

  11. While everyone is waiting for The Pillow Book, I just want God of Lost Fantasy to air but this radio silence is killing me slowly.

  12. The Eternal Love I saw it and I liked that many other dramas always follow those of love and action I am passionate about your Chinese dramas big like Thanks so much Marcus!❤😘👍

  13. At last, thanks for the updates about Zhang ZheHan. I'm his number one fan in the Philippines. 😍
    Thank you so much Marcus ❤️

  14. There goes my good intentions to do less binge watching Chinese costume dramas 😁 thanks for your videos 😎

  15. Hi Marcus, i so look forward to getting your updates in the morning's along with my breakfast Thank you. Do you know if there will be Princess Agent 2? From your biggest fan Donna from London 💙🙏🙏

  16. Thanks for updates Marcus,,,please do tell when do the premiere of zhang zhehan with park min young,,,hehehe I really like him in legend of yunxi,,,,,and how about me ri( gu qixaio) hahahaha does he has drama upcoming?

  17. Is there an upcoming drama or movie of Mark Chao? Thanks, from Australia. Am hooked on the drama eternal 'love of Mi and Mark. They are great actors. Watching it many times, am wondering if the author would do a sequel of a love between Li Jing's daughter and Bai Quian"s son because it was given emphasis in the drama, both born at the same time and meeting in the mortal world.

  18. Hallo Marcus, I live in Denmark and I really like your Chanel.
    I like that you are very positive, that is a rare quality in these days. Please keep it up.
    I am in panic when I heard about the 100 days. No more costume dramas? Ahhhh
    I am waiting for "The Wolf" are there any updates. ML, Moni

  19. Thanks very much for your info Marcus
    Great to learn more new wuxia drama
    Very much looking forward to the drama ZHAO GE
    Current ones watching
    Novoland eagles flag episode 32(seen and done summaries for preview 33 to 36)
    The untamed episode 42/50
    Love better than immorality episode 32/40
    Flipped episode 3/24
    Hotel del luna episode 1/16
    Cheers great drama time

  20. Hi Marcus, yes I’ve see that Fated to Love you,,,by Joe Chen , before I switch on to watch the Chinese drama , and I was stuck until now ,,,
    So many to choose from , at the moment I’m watching The Love is better than immortality ..
    Till then happy weekend 😘😘😘
    Ohhhhh Happy Qi XI to you …. ❤️❤️❤️ , as you mention same as Chinese Valentine ‘s Day …..

  21. Oh you brought to us so many wonderful updates. Thank you sooo much for your great work Marcus! I can't wait to watch these drama's especially the costume drama's. Can you answer me on one question? What wuxia drama actualy means? I have discovered Chinese dramas a year ago and I became totally addicted after watching only one and now I am a huge fan of them. Right now I am watching couple of them but I still don't know what wuxia drama means. Can you please answer me? Thank you in advance. Big greeting from Serbia.😊😚😚❤️👋

  22. Marcus, can you tell me who's name's was on the 3 Live Stones? Cause I wanted to know if Ye Hua and Bai Qian's name was on there? Cause I noticed when they did show the English Sub (When Bai F. cut her tail off to carve Dong Hua's name in it), it read Bai F and Emperor Wen Chen. So when she went to the mortal world with Dietry her name was Noble Lade Chen. But now on Viki App, that same line reads, Bai F and Emperor Wen Chang. lol. So now I'm not sure? During the whole movie Emperor Dong Hua, really knows more than what he gives out. Think he really didn't want to get involved with anyone's else's problems. Like he knew that was Bai Qian as a mortal, but just said to Bai F., "You can't help her right now and she can't help you…. It's trials…" I really think that's why Bai F. had that birthmark so he could tell who was his predestined wifey. In the end, he has her tail on his waist. Hmmm. Just curious…? But yes, I am waiting for the next one; even though I really wanted to see more happy scenes with Qian Qian and Ye Hua… Like how they got married; if she did handle the lightening and fire strikes? How much kid's did they have? Before he had to do a mortal life trial he did ask her to bare him more children. Just a wasted time them two! LOL! Now looks like Emperor Dong Hua will too go through hell and back for Bai F. Let's just wait till next year. btw… I'm currently watching Love and Destiny. Pretty Good so far, but only has English Sub till Episode 12 and barely that. I can understand a whole bunch of Chinese, but I can't get people's names and details. So if you have any suggestions please lmk where I can watch Love and Destiny. That drama really reminds me of Eternal Love. Have a good one. Ttyl!

  23. so excited to see Pillow Book… hope there's a part showing Ye Hua and Bai Qian as Heaven Emperor and Empress

  24. Thanks so much for the updates!!! 👍🙏🙏🙏🥰Can’t wait for the upcoming updates!!!👍🙏🙏🙏🥰

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