Synopsis from Viki: Beautiful women from all over what is now China have traveled from their hometowns to the Xinchuan court for a special event: The ruling family will decide which of these young women has what it takes to marry the six male heirs of the family. Among this collection of women is Li Wei (Tian Xi Wei). She is an unassuming, unpretentious, and somewhat culturally awkward individual who has little interest in this “contest.” She would prefer to get on with her life and live a quiet, peaceful life in her hometown.
But, to her surprise, she is selected to marry one of the young heirs – Yin Zheng (Bai Jing Ting). A quiet, gentle, intelligent, and somewhat introverted young man, he is arguably the least-favored among the heirs. As such, his marriage is a mere afterthought to the Xinchuan rulers. They shunt him to the fringes of the court and charge him with menial tasks. At first, this union appears doomed. But after they start to get to know each other, Yin Zheng and Li Wei begin to form a close bond. Could their slowly growing romance help them form a relationship that could help them improve the lives of the ordinary folk of the realm?
Something about Tian Xi Wei just screams freakin’ adorable to me!
Another drama wrap-up! Novoland: Pearl Eclipse (九州·斛珠夫人) is adapted from the novel written by Xiao Ru Qin and stars Yang Mi and William Chan. Yang Mi plays daughter of the merfolks and her entire village and people are slaughtered due to the people’s obsession with pearls and pearls were created from merfolk’s tears. During this uncertain period, our heroine is taken in by the hero who is a powerful official of the imperial court, and she disguises as a male disciple by his side. After they return to the capital, the job of guarding the King is given to her. And he’s the third leg of this love triangle. The King has long given up on his court, exhausted by the internal and external turmoils, therefore he sits back and watches our male lead’s struggle to save the country. When he finds out his pretty guard is a girl, his feelings complicate everything.