Pillow Book’s rumored premiere date, Hu Yitian’s GGS spinoff, Zhang Ruoyun’s drunk scene 01.18.2020

Hi guys, Marcus here and welcome to Chinese
Entertainment Update January 18th 2020 edition. In this edition, Zhang Ruoyun shares his most
memorable scene in Joy of Life and Eddie Peng looks for love, but first.. And I’m just hearing this last minute as I
am editing – that The Pillow Book, starring Dilraba and Vengo Gao – might be airing on
January 22nd. I checked MyDramalist and they indeed have
it premiering on Jan 22nd. However I checked The Pillow Book’s official
Weibo page and they still haven’t announced anything so it remains a rumor until something
more official is released which could be soon. I will keep you guys updated on this. Handsome Siblingsstarring
Hu Yitian and Chen Zheyuan has premiered. The drama is an adaptation of the classic
wuxia novel of the same name by Gu Long. It’s one of those really popular ones that
have been adapted numerous times into movies and dramas
including the 1999 Taiwanese TV series ‘The Legendary Siblings’ starring Jimmy Lin and
Alec Su and the 2005 China-Hong Kong TV series ‘The Proud Twins’ starring Dicky Cheung and
Nicholas Tse. Handsome Siblings tells the story of twin
brothers, played by Hu Yitian and Chen Zheyuan, who are separated at birth. They both grow up to become supreme martial
artists and are raised as enemies to each other,
but when they meet, become fast friends and acknowledge each other as brothers. The female leads in the drama are Liang Jie,
who starred in The Eternal Love series with Xing Zhaolin, and Vicky Liang, who had a supporting role in Oldboy with Liu Ye. Anyway, I checked out the first episode and
it’s got that sort of lower budget wuxia drama feel to it
in the sense that everyone is overdubbed, it’s action-packed, and the story is very entertaining
and moves really quick. The drama streams on iQIYI and for international
viewers, is also available on Netflix with Engish subs. Because it is available on Netflix, I get
the feeling it might be a while before it arrives officially on YouTube, if even at
all. I’ll keep you guys updated on that front. If you don’t have Netflix, you might have
to venture into the unofficial streaming sites territory for English subs but we’ll see what
happens. And staying on Hu Yitian, he is rumored by
multiple sources to star in a spin-off of Go Go Squid! According to Chinese entertainment site ETtoday,
Hu Yitian is tipped to star with Li Yitong in Fish in the Secret Chamber
and filming is slated to commence in March or April. Go Go Squid! was one of the hottest dramas
of 2019. And although lead couple, Yang Zi and Li Xian,
were centre stage, the rest of the cast got their share
of the praise as well. So it is speculated that Hu Yitian will reprise
his role as Wu Bai, and partner with Li Yitong in Fish in the Secret Chamber
as Wang Zhen’er will not reprise her role as Appledog, the gaming goddess and representative
of Team SP. Li Yitong has had a terrific past couple of months
starring in high-profile dramas like Sword Dynasty, Blossom in Heart and Royal Nirvana In Go Go Squid, Wu Bai has a 10-year crush
on Appledog but since they weren’t the main couple in
the drama, their relationship wasn’t as developed and in focus as the main. However, many viewers were fond of their story but never really got to see how the couple’s relationship unfolded. Now that a spin-off is announced, fans can
look forward to a more elaborate story between the two. Fish in the Secret Chamber follows the romance
between Wu Bai and Appledog as they challenge each other in E-sport tournaments. They are both fierce leaders and their respective
teams are in opposition to each other. Due to their competitive nature, they constantly
suppress their feelings for each other. While Handsome Siblings features a pair of
twin boys, upcoming costume drama, The Twin Flower Legend, will feature a
pair of twin girls. The drama features Mao Xiaohui and Kai Xuan
as a pair of twin girls who were sold as slaves to a powerful family,
and tells the story of how they use their wits and personality to rise to glory. Mao Xiaohui’s character, the main one, gets
four guys to fall heads over heels for her as she rises up the ranks. Yes folk, the ‘irresistible female lead’ trope
is well and alive. Anyway, they have released a bunch of character
posters and a trailer on their Weibo page and they plan to release their slated 60 episodes
some time this year. I’ll keep you guys updated on it. So I recently checked the Joy of Life playlist
on YouTube and it has yet to air the finale. I thought it was going to air this week but
I guess it will come out in a day or two. I gave my thoughts about the finale in my
last video so if you haven’t seen that, be sure to check it out. Here now is a piece that I came across recently
that I found interesting. I thought I’d share it with you guys. Recently, Zhang Ruoyun shared that his most
memorable scene in Joy of Life was where his character recites a long series of poems while
drunk. I’m sure those of you who watched the drama
remember the scene in episode 27. Zhang Ruoyun revealed that to prepare for
that scene, he “..started drinking at 8am in the morning”. He also said that they took three days to
complete that scene – filming over 300 shots on the first day, and several hundred more
the following days. As someone who works in film, I can tell you
that 300 shots a day is unheard of in North America, but I guess somehow they get it done
in China. He continues, “If you haven’t had any alcohol,
pretending to be drunk can come out quite fake on screen.” Acting drunk is one of the hardest things
to do convincingly. That’s because very often a drunk is
trying his or her best to act sober. So in a way, acting drunk is trying to act
sober. You can see where the difficulty lies. Li Qin (AKA Chicken Leg Girl) also had her
own little anecdote as she revealed how much chicken she ate for her scenes. She said, “I ate so much chicken leg to the
point of throwing up. All I ate for those scenes were chicken legs,
only chicken legs! If there’s one thing actors are reluctant
to do on set, it’s eating stuff. Imagine having to do take after take after
take, you’ll really get sick of it, even if it’s your favorite food. In fact, sometimes there’s a bucket right
next to the actor so he or she can spit out the food after every take. The next time you’re watching a drama and
see and an actor sit down to a bowl of delicious noodles or something like that,
watch how she takes only small nibbles despite saying she’s starving. You’ll see what I mean. And finally, Taiwanese Canadian actor Eddie
Peng reveals that he is still looking for love. Eddie appeared on A Date With Luyu,
a Chinese talk show that has oftentimes been touted as the Chinese Oprah. While there, he revealed that he had been
single for five years. And when Luyu asked him, “What is the one
thing you wish you can get back, anything at all?”, he replied, “My first love”. He elaborated, “Your first love is always
the happiest. You’re always seeking that feeling with
the ones you encounter later on, but it’s never there.. Perhaps after I’m done with this interview,
I might find her.” So there you go. I’m going to do my Asian-Canadian brother
a solid and put all you ladies out there on notice. He’s on the prowl. Yes, this dude, is on the lookout. His latest movie, The Rescue, hits theatres
on January 25th. And that’s it for this edition, guys. I’m going on a vacation this weekend so I’ll
be leaving the snow here in Vancouver for some sunshine and heat in Southeast Asia. And I will have some footage of that to go
with the updates in upcoming episodes so stay tuned. This show would not be possible without your
support, whether it is through Patreon or simply by watching, liking and subscribing. so thank you all for watching I wish you all
health and happiness. Until next time, cheers.

100 thoughts on “Pillow Book’s rumored premiere date, Hu Yitian’s GGS spinoff, Zhang Ruoyun’s drunk scene 01.18.2020

  • Finally! The Pillowbook!! I hope they will release soon. I've been waiting for this drama for so long. I love their chemistry so much in "Ten miles of peach blossom" & I cant wait to see more of them. Haven't watch the Handsome siblings though but now I'm gonna give it try after your recommendation!! Anyway thanks for the update as always Marcus! I hope you're having a great day & also hope you're having a great time during your vacationโค๏ธ!!

  • Safe travels marcus, as we all await for pillow book and hoping it'll premiere, as for handsome siblings I'll wait here on youtube. Cheers

  • Yes , until next time Marcus, hope you.ll enjoy and have fun during your vacation is South east Asia, ..Cheers๐Ÿฅ‚

  • Just added Handsome Siblings to my list on Netflix. Thank you for always telling us where we can view dramas, especially ones with English subtitles, that is very helpful

  • Hm, I find EP weird. A male that old still on search might show a lot. I know that only men can raise their first
    love so excessively that it becomes a mental illness but I hope it isn't like that in his case. Wanting that feeling back as much sweet it may be, it shows a lot lack of growth mentally. We get older and make experiences. That shapes us and how we love and I think that is good. I never want to go back to all those insecurities, drama and whatever I did just because I lacked experience in how to understand people and myself. Real life is no RomCom First Love is forever drama. Probably he needs more friends outside this skin-deep industry.

  • My heart beat so fast when i saw the teaser yesterday๐Ÿ˜ญ i hope it was real…. january january.. eternal love of dream~ the pillow book

  • Omg! I canโ€™t believe finally I wake up and get the news of a premiere day of Pillow Book!! Thank you so much and enjoy your vacations ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™m so happy now ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

  • Dilraba ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’–โค๏ธ the pillow book ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜Š dilraba vengo ๐ŸคŸ๐ŸคŸ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿ‘โœŒ๏ธ

  • I watch thr first two episode of handsome siblings but the upload takes time so maybe i will wait until february to continue watching it…..its annoying but i think the story is really good

  • Kia ora Marcus, thanks for the updates๐Ÿ‘Im always here and I've still got so many more dramas to catch up but I know I never will.๐Ÿ’‹ I've just started watching Ever night 2 ..Wow. I'm at ep 6 but I'm still not sure how I feel. Its really so annoying that every time I look at Ning Que I see Arthur Chen' s face. Im still warming up to Dylan Wang but then that's just me… I gotta get over myself lol. ๐Ÿ’œ Anyway, I'm sending you my blessings and best wishes for a perfect warm holiday in Sth East Asia. You deserve it Marcus. Peace, love n light โค๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’šox

  • They sure are dragging the release of The Pillow Book. They know that the public is waiting but come on this is really playing on the fans patience. It better be better that 3310 miles of Peach Blossoms.

  • I have been watching
    Hu Yi Tian's drama
    Hansome Siblings on Netflix. It's great drama , I recommend to everyone!

  • Can you feel the love here, for Pillow bookโค๏ธ Marcus? Am hoping in yr next update it will have premiered.

    I enjoyed the silent understanding, connection, chemistry btwn Appledog n Hu titian, so that's must watch. Though Go go Squid stole my heart willing to share ๐Ÿ˜œ

    Safe travels, bask in the sunshine n enjoy yourself lots.

  • Now they said the pillow book will aired by January 22, I am waiting and I hope they donโ€™t change the air date again. I am curious to see Laing jie in the handsome siblings.

  • I just finished sword dynasty, joy of life, lord crtical world and once upon a time in ling jian. Hearing about the billow book just made my day i'm only wishing the wolf would make any updates because i'm currently living on clips of legeng of fu yao, ten miles of beach blossom and ashs of love

  • Thank you for update and have a nice time on your vacation . What part of South East Asia you will be ??? Have funโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Watching Handsome siblings on Netflix…..โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Enjoy your vacation Marcus!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿน

  • Thanks so much for your updates…as always LOVE them!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜Žโค๏ธ And Have a Wonderful vacation,Be safe!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ’ž

  • Hope you make a stop in Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ!! Tell my family hi ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ for me ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜˜ safe travels Marcus

  • Wow can't wait the pillow book โ™ฅ๏ธ Thank you Marcus for the updates. Happy new year for all Chinese people ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ We love you all ๐Ÿ˜˜ and God bless everyone ๐Ÿ™

  • Hi marcus๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘‹how are you?
    Thanks for the updates ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“Enjoy your vacation and be safe always!
    God bless!

  • Marcus por favor se Joy of life q noticias cuando la segunda temporada porfavor en wikipedia dice 3temporadas

  • Hey Marcus, the existence of your channel was my childhood dream; a pleasure to see you making it come true. Btw, how come you haven't commented much on Fairyland Lovers at all? Having watched so many dramas across various genres since a child, I feel like Fairyland Lovers is truly a notch above most in all-around quality and creativity. Very curious whether others who've also watched too many dramas for their own good may agree… or not. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Want to seem the twin girls show. The Handsome Siblings watch the 4 episode. Was good. But now I have to wait for it later. As for pillow book….guess we'll see. But not going to holds my breath for it.

    Have a great vacation.๐Ÿ‘‹

  • It has! Confirmed January 22, 2020
    Let's cheers, everyone!


  • marcus, can u tell us your thoughts on the recent actor changes in ever night 2. personally it was unbearable. not only did the lead get changed, but a lot of people including the royals in the story got changed too. and ur overall thought on swapping actors in dramas would be a good topic to talk about too, for example leo wu supposedly not starring in fights breaks sphere. keep up the good work and happy chinese new year!

  • Sir Marcus tnx much for always keep us updated about Dilraba silent fan here ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ at winnipeg,god bless you and happy trip …

  • It's confirmed, 22/1/2020, there are 2nd trailer in tencent video site.
    I'm dying๐Ÿค• … 2nd trailer


    The one are on YouTube are blocked in my country, probably some too… So I search it on tencent

  • Dear Marcus, please allow to wish you a wonderful vacation โค๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks a lot for the PB update, can't wait to see our beloved nine-tailed fox again ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Hello Marcus, thank you for the drama updates, i'm still waiting for Xiao Zhan's drama ( THE WOLF ) and for Dilraba's drama ( PILLOW BOOK ) to premiere ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your vacation and God bless you , cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hi Marcus!!! Every dramas I watch in Chinese mostly is Historical fantasy , but because I like Yang Zi so much & Song yiren I watch them both. I am not fond of Romantic drama's it feels me boring & I fell asleep. but If the Drama were making me awake I love to watch it. I knew the hardest Job/work in this world is to be an Actors/ Actresses. because some different kinds of Emotions , & different kinds of Characters they played I hope people Notice this.

  • Watch tribes and empires storm of prophecy, Ever Night 1, Novoland Fagle Flag and Joy of Life are the best Chinese drams I have seen.

  • To all costume drama fans
    Drama doctor cutie is available at YouTube with English subtitles posted
    Seen to episode 2
    Highly recommend to watch
    Total 28 episodes 4 episodes per week

  • Hi Marcus can you make a reaction about the latest trailer of the Pillow Book itโ€™s out now and Iโ€™m so excited. Fans have been waiting for 2 years!

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