Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

This crazy drama is gonna be the death of me. The convoluted twisty romance is buoyed merely by Zhao Li Ying‘s chemistry with Zhu Zi Xiao, and if anything, I’m watching to see how they drive each other into hell (quite literally) with his possessive and destructive love for her. I don’t like that kind of love but I’m excited to see Zhu Zi Xiao flex his acting skills in this role. Color me strangely intrigued. After being shelved for three years, Ji Xiang Tian Bao aka Lucky Tian Bao (吉祥天宝) will meet audience in the form of a webdrama, airing exclusively on tencent platform for VIP accounts, starting today, June 6th.

Then I will secretly, shamelessly, watch it. XD

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The premise revolves around two brothers of the Chu Family. The younger brother, Chu Tian Bao (Kim Ki Bum) is adored by the father. This adoration doesn’t go unnoticed by his jealous older brother, Chu Tian Xiang (Zhu Zi Xiao). While Tian Bao is care-free, mischievous, and fun-loving, he carelessly leaves opportunities for his brother to attempt murder. Coming into the picture to further set the brothers apart is the beautiful daughter of a minister, Yang Ruo Nan (Zhao Li Ying), who is also their childhood friend. She has a weak spot for Tian Bao but is betrothed to the older brother. On the other hand, Tian Xiang harbors strong feelings to possess her. Tragedy hits Tian Bao, thanks to you-know-who, and he develops amnesia. Saved on the brink of death, he meets and falls in love with Mang Xiao Die (Chen Yu Lin), a kind-hearted apprentice of a herbal doctor.

Stills:

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Some screencaptures I took:

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White robe? Oh yea, going to hell…. -__-

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Opening MV & Trailer:

Via: 01

  1. 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

    Kap, let us know how you like it. Shallow me cannot get over how ugly Kim Ki Bum’s hair looks so I’m skipping it.

    Someone ought to tell these hairstylists that carefree characters DO NOT have to have dead rats in their hair to look carefree.

      • 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

        Lol. You two. My reasons are quite shallow too ~~

        There’s a plate with my name in drama graveyard already. XD

        Anyone? Anyone? hehe.

  2. 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

    I’m shallow too, all my post are about the looks looks looks looks AHAHAHAHHA!!! The guy that is not korean (don’t know his name) is very very very handsome! The cute korean guy looks like a kid, even more kiddish than ZLY. Maybe that’s why ZLY looks more mature and older in here.

  3. 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

    Ahem, guuuyys! We’ll have to battle it out for the title of most shallow drama watcher. :))) It is very difficult to get me to pay attention to a drama, which doesn’t have one or more of my favorites in it. I can sit through the most horrible s**t just because someone i like is in it (oh,千山暮雪, how i hate/love you …).

    That said, may I ask a stupid question? What is the main conflict here? We have two brothers, they like two completely different girls…Where does the conflict come from? Why is ZLY driving the older brother crazy?

    Also, the poster for this thing is uglier than Kim Bum’s hair …

    • 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

      I don’t know much about the main conflict either, for sure it’s a love triangle…. where I’m sure everyone is having real high expectations on how convincing the chemistry and interactions will be like. But it doesn’t seems like Kim Bum character like ZLY all that much, and he seems to be playing a good-for-nothing character, might be hard for me to swallow why ZLY will like him in here…and the chinese guy is so handsome but playing too evil to like, she’s going to have a hard time where I wish she can just stay alone and away from those two…I was never too fond of ZLY acting but always content with her looks, this one might disappoint me but I’ll still give a try.

      I heard the storyline is totally a typical asian one, amnesia… not a fan of amnesia ever since after Frog Prince came out. From the trailer, the styling and acting left me with a very unrealistic modern taste.

    • 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

      you innocent drama viewers! lols the conflict is only one word: jealousy. lucky tian bao has all the attention from the family and even the girl older bro likes. while he works hard but is not doted or recognized on by anyone. in the synopsis, he plots his brother’s death and the boy ends up having amnesia and meeting the other girl and loves her. kim ki bum’s character doesn’t like li ying’s character at all. it’s a one-sided love.

      zly not loving older brother drives him crazy. lols.

      im with you kappy!! lets go to hell together!!

  4. 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

    Kappy — let me know where you can find episodes! I only see 1 on YouTube right now, and we can’t access the Tencent episodes as overseas members. Boo.

    Based on episode one, the writing/plot is HORRID, the costuming is only slightly better than go princess go (lots of bare thighs! Sooo believable, eh?) the main guy is beyond unlikeable (literally I can’t stand him, and it’s not just the hair, it’s the lips not matching the words in the slightest bit, and the character having a horrible personality, and plus he doesn’t even like Liying, so no chemistry there), and Liying was in her super thin and frail looking phase here, at least from episode one. It’s the same look she had from the wifes secret series — I know lots of fans swear that was when she was the prettiest but I also agree with the comment above that I find that look aged her. She looks younger now three years later! I feel a little bad for the actual female lead — they clearly redid the opening theme song to pump up Liying and decrease her…and she’s not even in some of the trailers and official promos. Poor girl. And some of liying’s more rabid fans are going after her in weibo too. I agree she’s kind of plain looking and her character is pretty bland…but she IS the main lead so we should respect that.

    Definitely a series I’ll be fast forwarding 70% of the time!

    • 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

      I think some fans can’t wrap their heads around “SHE’S NOT THE LEAD” sign considering her status now versus three years ago. But yes, I did notice how they cut and manipulated the clips to put Li Ying’s face as the main girl. Marketing strategy to match the current flow and stars popularity. It’s cruel.

      Yes. Fast-forward will be my friend too. Let’s see where we can watch going forward.

      Episode 1 for those interested:

      • 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

        Wasn’t she leading 3 yrs ago, too? I thought she filmed it after Female Prime Minister.

    • 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

      I thought ZLY was the lead or maybe co-lead from the initial trailer back then. More focus on her in the first half and then the other girl after TB loses his memory.

      Anyway, who is the male lead? I find him rather unconvincing while the older bro gives off that villain vibe, lol

      ZLY is rather thin here. Even more so than in HQG.

      • 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

        She did film it after female prime minister, but she was cast in it before that series aired, so they couldn’t have predicated that she would have had such a hit with that show.

        Though, to be fair, she WAS already a lead in Cuo Dian Yuan Yang too…the back story/rumor is that she filled Ji Xiang Tian Bao because her old agent sort of forced her to do it and the series was really meant as a way to introduce the new female lead for the production company. Thus some ZLY fans are also boycotting the series because they hate her old agent (this is the one who had supposedly spread lots of rumors about LY after they stopped working together).

        As for the main guy, apparently he is an old member of super junior (the Korean pop group) but he has really dropped off of the scene for the last few years. Frankly, it is a true testament to LY’s current star power that they even managed to find a web vehicle for this show. The female lead is a newcomer, male lead has dropped off of show business, the second male lead may have been snow-bombed/blackballed (seriously, he keeps filming show after show and NONE of them air!), the only thing they have is Liying!

        • 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

          Ah, I see. That explained it – ZLY is the driving factor

          Given the amount of hairstyles and outfits she wears in the drama, I would say she’s pretty featured here.

  5. 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

    How many episodes are there? I don’t know if I could carry on, lol Been fast-forwarding to ZLY’s parts only.

    I wonder if TB loves ZLY at any point in the drama. Sympathy? So far he treats her as a friend/sister while the older bro is madly in love with her.

    • 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

      I am watching this for ZLY only. Thankfully the other male lead Zhu Zi Xiao is not ugly. He played as 9th prince in The Palace who had an affair with ZLY, so they’re probably comfortable acting with each other.

      I m up to episode 5 though a lot of it is fast forwarded.

      If you don’t mind the Vietnamese subs the link is…………..http://bilutv.com/xem-phim/phim-cat-tuong-thien-bao-lucky-tianbao-2016-1941

      You can use goole translate to find most of the chinese dramas

      Enjoy.

    • 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

      I am watching this for ZLY only. Thankfully the other male lead Zhu Zi Xiao is not ugly. He played as 9th prince in The Palace who had an affair with ZLY, so they’re probably comfortable acting with each other.

      I m up to episode 5 though a lot of it is fast forwarded.

      If you don’t mind the Vietnamese subs the link is…………..http://bilutv.com/xem-phim/phim-cat-tuong-thien-bao-lucky-tianbao-2016-1941

      You can use google translate to find most of the chinese dramas

      Enjoy.

      • 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

        You, rock! I was on that website earlier, but couldn’t find it. Haha

    • 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

      40 episodes. I’m trying to make it past episode 1 right here but my bed calls my name…

  6. 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

    I’m watching it now too…I’m a real mean ass, who is with me? I can kind of live with kimbum now but I’m much more annoyed by the main actress trying hard to act cute when ever she walks or speaks, her mouth is pretty and cute when she talks cute…yeah…BUT WHO SPEAKS LIKE THAT IN REAL LIFE LMAO? I’m not a ZLY fan being mad at her for being a lead, anyone can be lead or not and still be loved by their own character…I just find the main actress small and naturally cute already but with her trying to double her cuteness with weird acting scared me far away.

  7. 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

    Finally it aired!!!! Been waiting for so long!! Liying and Zi Xiao are just perfection! They were the evil couple on The Palace movie, now they are match made in hell couple~ l’m still hoping they could collab again in the near future as real happy couple.

    Damn it! Why it has to be VIP only???? l can’t watch it! T_______________T

  8. 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

    OMG, I was waiting for this drama becuz before I thought Liying was the lead actress, but she ended up with the second lead; however, it’s not like that. Anyway, I gave this drama a try and GOSH, I know why it’s being on the shelf for a long time. The only good thing is the chemistry between Liying and the older brother Zhu Zi Xiao. For a moment, I hope they were the leading couple. The leading actress, sigh, what is her role? I feel like there’s nothing for her character at all. As for Kim Ki Bum, “OMG, pls Chinese productions use Chinese actors”, his acting is not that good at all. His character is so not likable. Idk why, but I just don’t like him at all. I feel like the second lead stands out more and he is more handsome/hot than Kim Ki Bum.

    • 23 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying’s Ji Xiang Tian Bao unveils themesong, airdate

      I ended up skipping like 80 or 90% of the time. I only watched Liying and Zhu Xi Xiao’s parts.

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