The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

My bad, we have one more week! I have put Ming Lan on hold for now… I think binging it later will be better for my heart. 😉

Saw a few gifs of Ming Lan post wedding and she looks hella feisty!

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  1. 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

    I agree, that is my intention too. The release is not always consistent. Better to wait till end of drama. Then I can enjoy the high/low all in a go.

  2. 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

    it is the highlight of my tv time – to watch this. I heard that the epsidoes will now be 79, instead of the 73. anyone know if this is true?

    • 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

      Probably due hunantv milking the ratings by cutting the episodes shorter and shorter per their usual modus operandi for well received dramas.

    • 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

      There are two versions: 73 eps vs 79 eps depending on how they cut the episodes. The version shown on TV is cut differently from the online I think… like 30 mins per eps vs 45 mins per eps.

  3. 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

    Have NOT been watching so I really shouldn’t be commenting here,…but IS THAT DUDE IN THE OPENING PIC FENG SHAOFENG??? Omg that facial hair. Whoever that is…I am NOT a fan LOLOL. Anyways, that’s it. I was a little shook, haha.

  4. 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

    Lol it’s not too bad. I mean there are satisfactory smackdowns by MingLan and co in between as well. Love the outburst by Chang 嬷嬷。The famous grandma poisoned thread is coming soon too judging from the preview.
    Eagerly anticipating that.

    • 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

      Cannot wait for her aunt to go down in flames. That woman is so vile I can’t believe she exists.

  5. 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

    I’m following the drama every day and the biggest gripe I have so far is that Hunan TV is shit. Due to the editing of Hunan there have been days where we get one episode per day in the TV episodes with five to ten minutes of the last episode. Sometimes we even get one episode of 30 minutes new footage. It is so frustrating, especially since I’m watching on Youtube for the uncut episodes. Since the uncut episodes and TV episodes have to match often we’ll have no new uncut episodes and a few crappy TV episodes to match each other’s paces. Basically, everyone watching in China is shitting on Hunan lol

    Back onto the drama, I would say the middle part starts dragging once Ming Lan gets married. There are too many episodes spent on Gu Er trying to gauge Ming Lan’s feelings. I understand the need to change the female lead to be less independent than the novel character and maybe it’s the direction of the Director. However, ZLY’s portrayal of Ming Lan is quite useless and constantly being beaten by others. Sure there are moments when she’s tough but it lasts a few feeble moments and then it’s all back to Gu Er again. I swear the drama Ming Lan has very little brains compared to herself in the beginning. She’s often stumbling or stuttering her words and has no real command as the lead woman of the household.

    I swear you can skip maybe 20 episodes after she’s married and you’ll be fine. Also, the court drama with the new King can be skipped as well. It’s so boring and only partially affects the main story. There are a few plot holes in the drama but it’s not too big an issue. Currently, I’m onto the latest episode 60 and it’s only now the real high point of the drama is happening. Chang Mo Mo is so badass just like in the novel, the only redeeming light so far.

    • 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

      It wasn’t so bad for me. I still love the show in entirety cos I just like the whole atmosphere of the drama. But I did feel the lull between the time she married and Manniang…that’s like maybe 2 to 3 days of episodes I think. After that things sped up..or at least I like the events the choose to depict. I don’t have a problem with MingLan stuttering because she’s only like that when she is perplexed by GTY…or putting a show.

      Last night episodes were done really well…zly was really good

      • 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

        I think everyone is waiting for Kang Yi Ma to finally go down. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s episode. It’ll be like finally stuff is happening and all the good bits are piling up.

        • 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

          I know right. I am waiting for her downfall from grace. She is so evil. To say that she is conniving is an understatement. I am also waiting to see the royal consort and Empress Dowager getting their jsut dessert.

  6. 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

    I may be one of the minor ones that totally love this drama despite negative comments posted by some on the internet (no doubt to discredit the production). For someone who is watching this drama overseas, I am thoroughly enjoying the episodes especially as I have not read the novel. So I appreciated the fact that each character was explained as to why they were the way they are etc….there was a good flow. True it was a little slow at times but I feel that each character has their own story and to bypass it all, there will be no story at all. I like the fact that ML did not just fall in love head over heels. This drama depict the ups and downs of family life, telling the consequences from an angle that we would not have paid attention to. I am one who enjoys a good drama and although I did not understand all the dialogues, the emotion played by each of the roles succeeded in explaining the story to me. I like the wedding part. The costumes were so lovely and colourful. I love Chang Momo and grandma. So fierce LOLLLLLLL I almost fell off my chair when Chang Momo cursed Aauntie Kang and she fell ont he doorsteps. The part when all the girls went back to Sheng household for lunch and the way grandma’s face lit up when she saw ML was so emotional. Here you see their love. My only gripe is with Hunan. Some days they aired 2 episodes, some day only 1. So I was constantly rewatching all the episodes and subbed and unsubbed.

    • 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

      chang momo is a badass, just as you expect from someone who raised a badass like gu tingye!
      i can’t wait to see kang yima get the punishment she deserves!
      minglan and grandma’s bond is so beautiful! the best example of pure familial love!
      gu tingye being protective of minglan is awesome!
      changbai coming back to take charge is awesome!
      minglan punishing evil people is awesome!

  7. 14 thoughts on “The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 6: Episodes 55 – 64

    minglan is become more and more badass with each episode
    like an avenging angel she beats down the evil people and give them the punishment they deserve
    love this!!!

    the love between minglan and grandma is so beautiful
    this is what true familial love should be like!

    how wonderful to see gu tingye and changbai storming back and helping minglan to take down the evil people! love seeing how protective gu tingye is of minglan! i want a husband like gu tingye! changbai may be a scholar but he has a spine of steel! love seeing the good guys taking down the evil people! yay! can’t wait to see the next episodes to see kang yima get the punishment she deserves!

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