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!
Heaven Official’s Blessing (天官赐福) is an upcoming ancient drama adapted from the novel written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (The Untamed). Our two male leads have quite the history. The story begins 800 years ago, one of our male leads is Xie Lian (Zhai Xiao Wen), a beloved Crown Prince from Xian Le kingdom who has a grand wish of helping the common people. A child prodigy, he’s given a chance to ascend heaven at age 17, but is unfortunately demoted back to the mortal realm due to some unforeseen circumstances (bad decision, good intentions). He never gives up, that is his saving grace trait. Though he lives in poverty and has to work every job possible, he perseveres for his belief in helping people. He’s once again allowed back to Heaven, just to be banished a moment later (lol, this poor kid). 800 Years later, he’s given another chance to ascend heaven but isn’t very well-received. His first task is to kill ghosts in the mortal realm and this is when he meets the other male lead, Leader of Ghost City (Zhang Ling He). Unbeknownst to our Prince, Leader of Ghost City has been harboring a crush on him for 800 years. Turns out, the Crown Prince saved the boy during his first ascension. The lightning bolt of love hit then and it looks like a deep one.
I can see why some fans are upset with the styling, it’s the same hairstyle in the manhua for Zhai Xiao Wen but I don’t think the style fits his face well. Zhang Ling He is gorgeous to look at and his red clothes reminds me of Zhan Zhao. Lol. Since it’s still the early stages of filming/testing out costumes/hair, let’s relax and see how they will alter the details going forward!
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