The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 5: Episodes 43 – 54

Our 6th Miss is officially off the market! And we have one more week to go with Ming Lan. Time flies.

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First Impression: What do you think of The Legend of Hao Lan with Wu Jin Yan and Mao Zi Jun?

Palace intrigues in the hands of Yu Zheng!

The Legend of Hao Lan is based on the life story of Queen Dowager Zhao, mother of Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of a unified China in 221 BC. According to the drama synopsis, our heroine was born into a prominent Zhao family but is targeted by her stepmother and loses everything. She’s bought by Lü Buwei (Nie Yuan) who then gifts her to Prince Yiren (Mao Zi Jun, yay! leading!), later King Zhuangxiang of Qin, who is held as a political hostage in the Kingdom of Zhao. The fight for power and love begins~

I saw some clips on youtube and they really torture Jin Yan to no end. O_O!

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The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 4: Episodes 31 – 42

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I spent the past weekend jumping onboard the Minglan wagon (up to ep 12)! Yay to me! It is indeed slower in pace and conversations tend to drag out between people I don’t want to care much about, but there’s quality and build-up in character and plots. It’s a type of drama that simmers, no need to rush at all. I was watching idly and didn’t start caring until Minglan’s mother met her demise during childbirth. It broke my heart seeing little Minglan running around with her short, clumsy legs trying to get help for her mom. The shot of mom on her deathbed surrounded by her own pool of blood kinda sealed any compassion I could have had for the character of Mistress Lin. She just stood and watched another pregnant woman die! The fact that she went through childbirth before and knew the risks and pain and still schemed til the end….ARG. Redeem her character? NOPE. Solid no from me. Another thing is I see a lot of novel fans upset with Minglan for returning Qi Heng’s affections, but realistically speaking, the Minglan in the novel is not the same as the Minglan in the drama. She’s not a jaded time-traveler who has fine-tuned her heart. Here she is just a normal girl having a handsome and gentle suitor at her door. What’s not to like about the said gentleman? It’s portrayed realistically to me because how many of us could say we married our first love? A life time is a long time and in that time frame, you will like, hate, and love many before your wisdom and maturity set sights on the right man at the right time.

But before that time, let me wallow in the deadliest illness of drama – second lead syndrome. xD

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First Impression: What do you think of I’ll Never Let You Go (Legend of Huo Buo) with Ariel Lin and Zhang Bin Bin?

Zhang Bin Bin is back on our screen! With the adorable Ariel Lin no less! But Juli is right in her observation that the whole vibe of this drama is similar to Prince of Lan Ling with her and Feng Shao Feng in 2013.

Hoping that it’s good!

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The Story of Ming Lan Discussion Post Week 2: Episodes 11 – 18

Sorry this post came up a little late, I was away for a few days for the holidays. Hope everyone had a great one with plenty of new wonders for 2019. =)

Haven’t had a chance to watch this yet, hopefully, this weekend!

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Discussion Post: Ever Night Season 1 Finale with Chen Fei Yu and Song Yi Ren

I’m not anywhere near the finale of Season 1 but it’s because I dread finishing Season 1 and won’t be seeing Chen Fei Yu anymore. I like his freshness, I like his sass, and was still holding on to the hope that they won’t change the lead actor. Silly me. In Season 2, Dylan Wang (Meteor Garden) will take over the male lead character. I haven’t seen Meteor Garden 2018 yet so no opinion from me about his acting.

How was the ending guys? Did they leave room for major plots in Season 2?

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First Impression: The Story of Ming Lan with Zhao Li Ying, Feng Shao Feng, and Zhu Yi Long?

There will be discussion posts for this drama every week. This post covers episodes 1-9. I have posted the airing schedule below.

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