Holy Krap! Another version of the story surrounding the beautiful masked General of Lan Ling? It’s slightly different in that a heavenly maiden is not desired but a magical Qingluan mirror and Lican sword (sounds familiar to The Legend of the Magic Mirror?) Tell me this means that the ending won’t resemble each other? The strange thing is the production team just had to pick an actress that eerily resembles a baby Ariel Lin. Meet Kristy Zhang (1989’er)! The male leads are pretty youngthings too: Andy Chen (1986’er) and Guan Ying Peng (1988’er). One look slightly older than his age, while the other is the opposite. Looks and age can never go hand-in-hand, ya know. 😀
The story revolves around the last descendant of the Dragon Sect, Duan Mu Ling (Kristy Zhang), out on a journey to find the missing treasures (mirror and sword). Her mission is to ensure that these powerful treasures fall in the right hand, someone chosen by the heavens. And of course, she has to meet the Prince of Lan Ling (Andy Chen) and the pitiful Yu Wen Yong (Guan Ying Peng) because….she needs to mess up their lives. 😉
Anyway, let’s look at the colorful stills, a production team that rivals Yu Zheng’s love for brightness and hues.
Our female lead. She IS ADORABLE! GAH! I have enough girl crushes!
Andy Chen. He’s definitely the prettier Prince of Lan Ling. That shiny, flowing hair!
The choco abs!
This one is more natural-looking.
Well, whatever, here’s another one. 😛
Moving on to Guan Ying Peng. He looks cuter in modern pictures. But he is HUGE.
This one is a tall one. Look below! The height difference will be utterly cute. heheh!
Keep looking at her man. Her eyes are on someone else. Wahhhhhh
The men fight to death while our girl is as chirpy as ever in the back. LOL
Awwww. Stop it!
Sneaking a peck. Adorable. I can’t pick a ship!
Ah Ling with Yu Wen Yong.
Now Ah Ling with Lan Ling. Ok dude, you can’t have fairer skin than her! Tone down the foundation!
This might be the scene where they meet for the first time. Which is wayyyy better than mistaking him for a girl and jumping into the river to shower with a stranger. I still can’t get over that. ROFL!
The four guards. Liu Shuai Liang (In Green), Edward Zhang (Blue pants), Lily Tien (In Purple, also Lan Ling’s mother), and Zhao Qin (Lady in White).
And the best batch for last because my ship veers towards Yu Wen Yong in these stills. Sigh. I’m not sure I want to watch Yu Wen Yong being deserted for the second time. Oofffffff. Would you?
Directed by Ye Zhao Yi (Looking Back in Anger 1988, The Greed of Man 1992, I Have a Date with Spring), Princess of Lan Ling has already finished filming and is waiting to be picked up by a tv station. Hopefully, soon. It is 30 episodes.