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.
One of my least favorite tropes in dramas…female lead getting tortured. Have you noticed, it’s always the girls getting tortured by the men they love! Can’t you hide her in a secluded pretty prison cell and have cotton candy together?
Since it’s Chinese Valentine’s Day, maybe we will get some much needed doses of romance and development? I hope? This type of story will make or break based on how well these two play off each other and make us believe that love is possible between them. It’s a tricky game now ~