The Legend of Shen Li Finale Spoilers and Discussion! [Cdrama, 2024]

I made it! I made it to the end. Lol. I forgot the fun of live-watching and the pain of waiting for new episodes.

And as with tradition, here’s a finale post for Li Ying’s costume drama. XD

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First Impression: The Legend of Shen Li Episode 1 – 4 “One Very Angry Arrogant Bird!”

It’s here! It’s here! Man, my stamina is unlike before. This post alone took me one week to write and finish! Are you guys enjoying Shen Li too? I know March is offering a lot of dramas so everyone can pick one for their enjoyment and this is mine. It has been a while since I committed to writing an impression. You see, I’m somewhat of a supportive fangirl too. 😀

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The Legend of Shen Li holds press conference with Zhao Li Ying, Lin Geng Xin, Xin Yun Lai, He Yu and Zeng Li

Now that the date has been decided for the drama premiere (March 18th for those watching!) we have an influx of promos almost every day. Today, the cast met up for a quick conference.

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Revenge Costume drama Kill My Sins confirms leads in Liu Shi Shi and Shawn Dou Xiao

Kill My Sins (掌心) is a female-centric revenge costume drama. Our heroine hails from a physician family, intelligent and talented. But at a young age, her skills in hypnosis (?) was used by those in power to seduce young girls. When the crimes were leaked, court Counselor tried to gather evidence to charge the officials involved, but all evidence disappeared over night and he found himself and his clan falsely accused, leading to the deaths of his entire family. Our heroine’s family was hunted down and exterminated, and she is the lone survivor. Eighteen years later, she comes to Chang’an as a wandering physician under a different name. Our hero is a young magistrate who lusts after power, he’s cold and ruthless. Even though he’s talented, he’s looked down by other officials for not being of noble blood. Their paths cross when one of her patients die and she’s the last person at the crime scene. He’s in charge of the case. Although he senses something is amiss, he’s too eager to pin the blame on our heroine to rise the ranks. But is our heroine truly innocent, or has the wheels of vengeance already started? MUAHHAHHAHAH. Ok, I added in the last part. XD

Booting ceremony is held today! Other cast members I see: Zheng Ye Cheng and Xuan Lu.

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The Legend of Shen Li drops ending theme music video for Valentine’s Day

I’m excited for this! The last Li Ying’s drama I watched and finished was the questionable-production-but-I-love-the-cast Legend of Fei. Then Wild Bloom I have only managed to watch half of that drama. Lol. I’m not really a modern drama kinda person ya know. I have my reservations about Shen Li too; with Lin Geng Xin looking exactly like his not-my-favorite character in Princess Agents gave me multiple whiplashes. But I decided to be an adult (heh) and give this couple one more chance to woo me. XD

Zhang Bi Chen once again lends her voice for Li Ying’s drama! This is the 5th one so far. They have become very good friends throughout the years. 😀

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Unexpectedly Funny Trailer and New Stills for The Legend of Shen Li with Zhao Li Ying and Lin Geng Xin

Gotta say, the trailer is unexpectedly funny in the latter half. Lol. Li Ying reminds me of Master Shifu from Kung Fu Panda performing his Wuxi Finger Hold. Lol XD

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Filming has wrapped: The Legend of Shen Li, Fox Spirit Matchmaker: Yue Hong, Chang Feng Du, The Demon Hunter’s Romance

I had to stop adding because every day, a new drama wraps up filming. 🤭

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Zhao Li Ying becomes producer as The Legend of Shen Li begins filming

Impressive! I knew she was playing the female lead but she’s also listed as producer for The Legend of Shen Li (与凤行) at today’s booting ceremony! Hopefully, this means that she can have some control on reigning in the original novel story!

Based on the novel written by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang (author of Ostentatious Zhao Yao, The Blue Whisper), The Legend of Shen Li follows the story of a strong-willed “Prince” of the demon world, Shen Li. To clarify, the “prince” here refers to our female lead, who is not blood-related to the demon royalty but a title given to her for her successes in battles and military prowess. Unluckily on her 1000th birthday, she receives a degree decree to get married to the Heavenly Emperor’s grandson, Fu Rong. The guy’s Casanova reputation forces her to run away. However, during her escape she’s injured and returns to her true form – a phoenix. The bad luck comes her way as she’s hunted down by a group of hunters. They pluck her golden feathers and sell her on the street vendor as a hairless chicken. LOL. That image is hella funny. She’s bought by a sickly scholar, who is actually a powerful God in Heaven who was bored (or whatever) and decided to enter the human realm with his memory intact. He can see that she’s a phoenix demon but doesn’t let her know about his knowledge or identity, in order to play tricks on her.

Director is Deng Ke (My Heroic Husband) and scriptwriter is given to Jiu Lu Fei Xiang (original novel author). Sounds good!

You can read the novel here at Just Reads.

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