The Legend of Xiao Chuo with Tang Yan and Shawn Dou releases official trailer and more stills

The Legend of Xiao Chuo is based on a novel written by Jiang Sheng Nan, on real historical figures of the Liao Dynasty. Tang Yan will play Xiao Chuo (Chinese Name), who later became a capable Khitan empress after marrying Emperor Jingzong of Liao, and subsequently a regent for her son Emperor Shengzong. She was known for her knowledge of the government and its administration, and a strategic military leader, commanding her own army of 10,000 cavalry. As for Shawn Dou, he will not be playing the emperor….he’s playing Xiao Chuo’s childhood sweetheart, Han De Rang, later a trusted Chinese minister under her rule. This is where I think the novel embellishes on a few things, such as a love affair between our leads, a questionable royal birth, and the eventual burial of the two in the imperial tomb.

I was initially excited about this…..but now that I see a longer trailer, I’m not sure how I feel about Mr. SunShine pining after a married woman and being her side piece all drama long.

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  1. 6 thoughts on “The Legend of Xiao Chuo with Tang Yan and Shawn Dou releases official trailer and more stills

    Maybe because I am bias after watching many dramas with TY as lead, but I can’t shake away the image of her subpar acting, so after watching the trailer I feel like her acting seems to be the same as before? I can see shadows of her past characters…
    Anyway, the drama plot doesn’t seem to be anything new, right now it’s not hooking me.

  2. 6 thoughts on “The Legend of Xiao Chuo with Tang Yan and Shawn Dou releases official trailer and more stills

    Most likely won’t watch but ugh Shawn Dou looks so good in historical dramas.

  3. 6 thoughts on “The Legend of Xiao Chuo with Tang Yan and Shawn Dou releases official trailer and more stills

    From the trailer, it seems like a battle of 3 sisters. Poor Shawn..I don’t there’s much meat for him here.

  4. 6 thoughts on “The Legend of Xiao Chuo with Tang Yan and Shawn Dou releases official trailer and more stills

    she has her own army but in the trailer… all i see is her glaring and looking schemingly?

  5. 6 thoughts on “The Legend of Xiao Chuo with Tang Yan and Shawn Dou releases official trailer and more stills

    When I first read the plot summary, it reminded me strongly of the novel, The Green Phoenix, about Empress Xiaozhuang. Very similar but different dynasty… With the main girl marrying the emperor and in love with another.

    I actually thought they are adapting that but it’s different. Hoping they have a somewhat happy ending in the drama. I’m not a fan of tang Yan (have never finish anything with her) but will check this one out for Shawn. 😍

    • 6 thoughts on “The Legend of Xiao Chuo with Tang Yan and Shawn Dou releases official trailer and more stills

      the novel version can be said happy ending. because historically also happy (xiaochuo and han derang never set apart anymore til old and die).

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