As I noted in my First Impression post about this series, it’s been a while since I’d found a drama I was interested in watching. But given how much of a fan I am of both Bai Lu and Lai Yi, I had to watch Jiu Liu Overlord (九流霸主). The series packs in a lot, with the first half being a clash of upper class versus lower class with some political intrigue and the second half a murder mystery and palace intrigue. With a mix of drama and comedy, this series kind of has a little of everything.
Jiu Liu Overlord (九流霸主) is an upcoming period drama starring Bai Lu and Lai Yi. The story takes place during the Tang dynasty and our heroine is street-smart trader, the leader of the Longzhu gang. Our hero on the other hand is a business tycoon/silk merchant in the city to showcase his fine garments. The two people of different backgrounds and social classes are forced to work together when a golden thread goes missing. As they work together, she learns the ways of trading from him, and he gets rids of his prejudices against the lower class. However, his secret identity is revealed – a prince! To protect the common people and the person he loves, he returns to the palace. Our heroine follows along, to give the higher up folks a piece of her mind.
Adapted from the novel written by Yan Bo Jiang Nan, General’s Lady (将军家的小娘子) features Tang Min and Wu Xi Ze as the leads. The story follows our heroine, who has a noble background and is married off to General Chu. She quickly falls in love with him and uses her wits to solve many problems for the Chu’s army. However, the Chu’s family is targeted by the Emperor and he takes her parents as hostages, making her his eyes and ears.
He looks like a baby. Lol. They are sickeningly sweet in the stills. xD