An unfavoured child of a rich family, Ming Lan studies and works hard, and falls in love with the son of a high official. Through cunning schemes, they both rise in position and work to obtain justice from those that have wronged them.
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Zanilia Zhao ...  Sheng Minglan 73 episodes, 2018-2019
Shuzhen Zhao ...  Wang Lao Tai Tai 63 episodes, 2019
Shaofeng Feng ...  Gu Tingye 53 episodes, 2018-2019
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An unfavoured child of a rich family, Ming Lan studies and works hard, and falls in love with the son of a high official. Through cunning schemes, they both rise in position and work to obtain justice from those that have wronged them.

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25 February 2019 | by ElliesWonderSee all my reviews

Watched up to episode 5, and I lost all my interest. The beginning was okay, cinematography filmed beautifully. But the acting and plots were so drama and mechanically. Also, costume is cheesy, actors always dressed in white and sew with cheap white fur, the shiny fabric (silk?) was available everywhere, even servants would dress in silky clothes. Another thing that upset me the most is many actors have a modern face, and ediors tried very hard to film them in an instagram filter tone; the entire thing is not matched, and the dark lighting also a big No No.

Not to mention the plot is nonsense that grownup teenage boys and girls wen to school together in the Song Dynasty? (Song was the dynasty inspired the idea that women should have tiny feet, and widows can't remarry. And Chinese ancient culture has a rule that "Boy and girl age seven (serve) different seats." Hence this schooling together is totally illogical.)

The little girl, small Minglan in the beginning has great tearful acting, her tear breaks my heart. The girl's performance and adults are simply two extremes. The grownup Minlan is so depressed, I have no interest to watch a bitter hardship story. Besides, many characters are lacking individualities, plot device is straightforward without logic most of the time.

After I gave up the tv drama, I read some reviews and found many readers dislike the drama when it compared to the original novel, and some novel contents from those reviews shows a great story was untold. Hence it brought me to the original novel, and the original story was so fascinated. The story is completely different from the tv drama. The novel tells the story of chooses, how they made the chooses, and what the chooses bring to them. Everything happened for reasons in the novel, unlike the Tv, the main concept of this drama has nothing similar to do with the original novel, the editors already created a different story - a story that I am not interested and only endure to ep 5.


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25 December 2018 (China) See more »

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