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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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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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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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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The Story of Ming Lan drops new trailer, revealing cast chemistry

If the trailer before didn’t reveal much, this one reveals the playful and sweet side of our characters.

Drama weibo confirms it’s airing on 12/25. Why so late in the year….

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The Story of Ming Lan wraps up after 208 days, Bai Yu and Bu Guan Jin in Suddenly This Summer

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Drama Updates: Story of Ming Lan, Meteor Garden 2018, Secret of the Three Kingdoms, Never Gone

Couple of updates here, new stills for Story of Ming Lan and Never Gone, while Meteor Garden 2018 wraps up filming with a small celebration and Secret of The Three Kingdoms secures a broadcast slot in 2 weeks!

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