Chinese Title: 新还珠格格
Cast: Vicki Zhao, Ruby Lin, Alec Su, Zhou Jie, Zhang Tie Lin, Fan Bing Bing
# of Episodes: 24 (Mainland)
Airing Days: Completed
Broadcasting Station: Hunan TV
Synopsis: Xiao Yan Zi met Xia Zi Wei, a poor girl who marched a long way to find her father, the Emperor, but nobody would take her seriously. Xiao Yan Zi decided to sneak into the mountain where the Emperor hunts, but Zi Wei could not handle the tiring mountain climb, therefore asking Xiao Yan Zi to tell the Emperor her story. On her way, Xiao Yan Zi gets shot and could not fully explain her story, making the Emperor mistaking her for the Princess. Here starts a long and painful story of getting everyone to their proper roles, but many dangers lies near – the death sentence if anyone lies to the emperor, and an evil Empress who is waiting to catch Xiao Yan Zi in the act. Added on top, Xiao Yan Zi’s lack of proper manners and knowledge of books has driven her closer to jeopardy. [Credit: Wiki]
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Alice: Looking at the old cast brings tears to my eyes. This drama is special because I have probably watched it every year since I was eight (my mother practices the same custom, hehe). And every single time I would laugh at the same antics or cry at the same scenes. It’s beautiful and carved a deep spot in my heart.
Vicki Zhao did her best here, fully engrossed into her character, she made it her own. Her Xiao Yan Zi is winning in my book, playful and endearing (despite being annoying in the latter episodes of S2), and spot on with every expression. A few years back, I didn’t dare think Vicki’s XZY was irreplaceable. But now, I can’t put another actress in her place.
Ruby Lin still looks the same. Wah. I’m watching her produced series Qing Shi Huang Fei. Enjoying it too.
And the King! I loved Zhang Tie Lin. I’m always moved to tears when he forgives the girls and embraces them reassuringly. Gah. It gets me right in the guts!
Enjoy this ride! Spazz away!