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  1. i'm fine with it ending like this.The only thing I'm disappointed in is HOW XUN ER TREATED HIM. She said she loves him but at his death, she just LEFT HIM THERE. Unless it's a plan by them, if not then she is a heartless B****. A decent friend would at least attempt a proper burial.....she just left him there to die and get devour on by insects, wild animals, and etc. I still can't believe this. Not because it ended this way, but because of Xun Er. URGH. Ok I'm done ranting.
  2. Am I the only one that is actually shipping Xiao Yan and the poison girl, Yixian? i like Xun Er, I do but I find their love story so far kinda boring and flat. While him and Yixian have more chemistry and fun to be around each other. I can already a tragic ending for her if Xiao Yan is meant to end up with Xun Er.....
  3. @Araminta Jouana I just binged watch all 6 episodes available on Viki. Now I have to wait for new releases and subbing. Why did I start on it so early...lol I don't regret it though. This drama is sooo good. It's not as flashy as MU...but it's ten times better. I remember I was so excited for Martial Universe....what a disappointment it turns out to be.
  4. Wuuuuu Leeeeiiiiii! I miss him. Haha. He had grown up well after Nirvana in Fire. I find it funny that this drama is so much better than Martial Universe...and I didn't even know it existed till now. The promotion for this drama was so under the radar and overshadowed by Martial Universe. But MU is pale in comparison....from writing to editing. MU is just trash to be honest even though I love it's star casts....I just couldn't bring myself to continue it. Here even though I only know Wu Lei and Baron...and don't really recognize the rest. But that doesn't stop it from being awesome. Unlike MU, even with the star cast like Yang Yang, Wu Chun, and Zhang Tian Ai whom I love....with a crappy script and horrible production and editing....it can't be save. Taking note of the failure of a production company, Azure Production who did Martial Universe. Both originals are from the same author but different companies, different screenwriter and team adapt it in to drama and it's polar opposite in quality. I now know the secret to good drama watching....avoid the mainstream one with full star cast...they are mostly fluff of horrible quality stuff or plague with greed and disappointment. Go for the smaller production like this one that understand how to do things right. And also most of the good dramas only have 45 to 50 episodes. Instead of dragging it to 60, 70 and splitting it up. *Cough Legend of Chusen. *Cough Martial Universe. Greedy bunch. Anyway, Viki is having it sub.....just want to throw it out there for those looking for subtitles.
  5. Tian Ai at Delvaux 60th Anniversary Event. She is too beautiful.
  6. litopanda

    Zanilia Zhao Liying 赵丽颖 Official Thread

    Who was it that said she doesn't have an elegant look. Looking at all those anti fans and haters. Our queen is elegantly beautiful.
  7. I really hope that in the future, she won't be the only one holding up their relationship and that he wouldn't "explore" too much. For some reason there are just red flags in that statement of yours. I mean if they are ok with an open relationship then by all mean go for it. I think that is also why they have not confirm their relationship...so technically no commitment to the public or to themselves. Honestly, in the beginning I wasn't fond of their pairing either. I didn't really like FSF as an actor and I didn't understand why our Yingbao would choose him, someone who have a "player" feel to, out of everyone and anyone. However I've recently watch an older episode of China's Running Man with FSF in it and I finally understand why she chose him. He is actually a pretty quiet, calm, and gentle guy. He is very indecisive but he doesn't want to hurt anyone's feeling. In the show, he couldn't decide which partner to go with,,,and not hurt their feelings...so he decides to split his time for each of them lol...and he stick to his words...running to go find the other when each time is up. It's kinda adorable. I think he is real life Monk Tang Sanzang. Haha. So from reality shows and interviews with her and behind the scenes, I can see how gentle and caring he is. He is a guy with a good heart and I've finally understand why ZLY would fall for him. They are quite similar in personality to each other. They look cute together and I hope FSF see how good ZLY is and ready to really tie himself down for her.
  8. @BaiZiHua I just recently took notice of her through Evolution of Our Love and then went back to marathon through Go Princess Go. She grew on me lol. I really like her too. I was surprised that this forum of hers is so empty. I guess technically she just "started" on this path of fame so maybe we will see more of her in the future. She is a good actress. I also recently watch a couple of China Running Man's episode with her in it and her personality reality is so different from the two roles I saw her in. She was more of the "shy", quiet, meticulous, and "gentle" type I suppose compare to her boldness in Go Princess Go or her arrogance in Evolution of Our Love or her childish lively Huan Huan in Martial Universe. I'm looking forward to her upcoming dramas. I do have a question though, regarding her birth year...several source said 1990...but some also said 1988. Which one do you think is the correct one? Anyway here are some more pictures. These are older pictures I supposed but behind all those hot and sexy magazine photos is this adorable girl lol
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    Zanilia Zhao Liying 赵丽颖 Official Thread

    And this is one of the reasons why I love her so much haha. This girl got a sense of humor. Too cute haha
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    Zanilia Zhao Liying 赵丽颖 Official Thread

    I'm really happy for her. Many people forgets that celebrities and idols are also humans just like the rest of us. Who we date, marry, or like is no one else's business but ours alone. So who they date is none of any of our business or any "fans" business. When a celebrity announced or confirmed their relationship, they are not asking for any of our permission...they are just announcing it. I find it funny how so many immature fans take offense with that announcement just because they "disapproves" of the relationship and so on. As someone who loves and adore Zhao Li Ying, I'm really happy that she found someone who she is happy with, smiles with, someone who she wants to be by her side, to hold her hands and walk down the next journey of her life. As long as she is happy with her choice and that he treats her right and sincerely, that is enough. As an actor, I'm not really a fan of Feng Shao Feng but as a human being, I can see he is a guy with a good heart and how sweet he is toward our Yingbao. That is enough for me. Of course it's not my business or any fan's business to "approve" or "disapprove" of their relationship but it at least put our heart at ease to see that the person she chose is a good person. I hope fans of both side are mature enough to leave them alone and give them their blessing. I honestly don't think a dating announcement is really necessary. Their relationship is their own business. Even if they are celebrities, they don't need to inform us of everything they do in life. We would like to know, yes...but they never have to share it with us if they don't want to. Announcing it to the public means they are putting it out there for some people to judge, critic, praise and etc. Our yingbao is a private person, I don't think she cares or need any of those attention for a "public" relationship. If it works out, that's great...we will be waiting for wedding news. If it doesn't work out, then they can go separate ways without having to suffer from the public's criticism and judgement that will possibly follows them for the rest of their life. That is why so many public relationship of celebrities always end up in a break up because of too much pressure from the public and fans. May our Yingbao continues to be happy and healthy as she keep walking down her life journey with the person she had chosen.
  11. @40somethingahjumma This. Thank you for putting into words my exact feelings about the lead couple and their ending. You Qing in the original, throughout made me and a lot of the audience mad and hurt whenever she hurts Da Ren. Suffering through all that pain with Da Ren, the resolution to their love story...when they actually begin their relationship and every sweet thing after...leading to marriage and the life after was so sweet and amazing (even though it was only like 30 min of it)....it healed all ours and Da Ren's hurt and suffering from all the episode previously. It proves that their love was right...and even if they fight...they will always come back together. (If you remember the very last scene of the original). In this one, they did show a tiny bit of sweetness after they "dated"....but when they just end or stop the drama there...it made all their words about enduring each other worthless and just words. In the end, even after their whole speech about how they are made for each other. All of it just felt like empty words that stated beautifully. If they only cut out all the useless Qing Qing scenes and the cut down the class reunion, they would have time to show a little more of how their love grow and "evolves" through time. The key word there is time. Any pair of friends can be lovers but not all those couple can stay together and endure the test of time. The original showed us through the drama that their love survived through 15 years of friendship and through the ending that their love can indeed endure through the test of time and through all the changes in life for the next 15 or 30 more years or even the rest of their life. In this one, even though they got together...there is no guaranteed their love will last because we weren't shown it. For all we know, they might break up after that beach walk. lol The whole drama, they talked about marriage...choosing the right marriage partner...how to deal or how not to deal with a dying marriage and etc....you would think they would end the drama with a marriage that actually work despite of everything. They really missed their chance on concluding their own theme. Sigh but then again mainland dramas don't know how to write endings. It's a curse. Unless they are planning for a sequel. Please don't. I mean I would still watch it and it would be a nice extension of their love story but a sequel would have a totally different dynamic and feeling. Mainland sequels always sucks anyway so I really hope they would just leave this beautiful story right where it is and don't ruin it. @catocat I never knew who Qing Qing actress is and now I actually don't care who she is. If they are really throwing in scene for her just to do some service for her...then that's just stupid. I guess connections and power play is something that no drama production can avoid. It reminded me of some other shows that do the same thing. It's pretty annoying. Maybe it's to boost her popularity but I don't think her popularity is going anywhere after this if it doesn't drop any further. I feel bad for her, but her character was butchered so badly. She might be a decent actress....but I honestly don't want to see her on screen anywhere anytime soon lol. ZRY and ZTA, the two main lead yes. They are going places after this. I mean they already have a name to themselves before this but this drama really calls my attention to the both of them. I didn't pay much attention to them before...I actually binge watched Go Princess Go just for Zhang Tian Ai and about to watch the Dr. Qin drama for Zhang Ruo Yun after this. Anyway the Nokia phone confession wasn't even a confession though. It didn't feel like one. In the original, it was a song Da Ren sung for himself/You Qing in their high school days that she didn't get until almost the end. The lyric is him telling himself not to love her, how he won't love her, how he is trying so hard not to love so that he won't lose her. In the lyric there is also a line that said with you, even if it rains, it will still be beautiful. Right after she listen to the song, the main lead missed each other, Da Ren wrote You Qing a last note in the heavy rain and You QIng read it under the same heavy rain. His note to her only said that he is leaving again and congratulate her on her marriage and apologize he won't be able to attend and that he will pay up for losing the bet. The song, the rain, and the note together made a huge impact on You Qing's realization of the things she is losing for "winning" this bet. It wasn't the fact that she know Da Ren love her, she had known for a couple of episodes. But it's the fact that she finally realized the pain Da Ren had been enduring for all those years. That is when she realize how she will not be able to endure that same pain of losing him. It was the biggest cause for her realization of her true feeling. I guess why I love the original so much is that, like @Kim Yunmi once stated, it was very well made. Every scene...every dialogues..every sound...is there for a purpose and when you watch it again, you finally see how beautifully it complemented one another. Like Da Ren's song lyrics and the rain and the scene and emotion of the scenes its at. Nothing is out of place. Meanwhile in this version, the last two episodes, all the key/meaningful scenes and dialogues are so out of place...it felt worthless. It felt like they just took the beautifully written lines of dialogues and threw in somewhere in the episode just to have it...without understanding the meaning of the scene or the line. The nokia confession....what was shown...the lines that RM listen to....was pretty much just Lu Fei restating that he still love her after all the consideration. I guess it could count as a "confession"...but in the context of the drama sequences it made no sense and no impact whatsoever. He didn't mention her marriage or anything...he left that in the "rain"...yes but the content of what is left behind.....is kinda pointless don't you think? If she is really set on getting marry...what is even the point of what he is saying. Nothing will change so why say it. Also RM had known his feeling for her for a couple of episodes already....it made no sense that just because he said he love her again through a magic nokia phone that now she finally realize she loves him too. That's why I feel like that scene, even though imitated from the original....feels really flat and pointless. Sorry it really disappointed me how they deliver the most iconic and meaningful scene/moment of the original in a way that it felt worthless. Maybe I just didn't understand it fully in the context that it's in and need to watch it over again a couple more times....but at the moment that's what it felt like. The scene that made the biggest impact on her realization in my opinion is her "dream" of Lu Fei removing her make up and she talks about how she is going crazy without contact with him for the last couple of days. It follows with her confession to her parents later about how she realize that she is actually ok with losing DYY but if she loses Lu Fei...she is gonna go crazy. She is already on the verge of insanity with that dream. You are right. Maybe because I loved the original too much and put a lot of this in the context of the original feeling and meaning...I might have overlook or miss the "meaning" of this version. It's the same story but the dynamic and theme of the two is very different. If I had watch this on it's own without the knowledge of the original, i wouldn't be as disappointed. Without comparing it to the original, the ending of this drama is actually pretty good. On the side note...Let's go back to Ai Rouman's dream for a bit. I'm gonna put this under the spoiler tab so those who don't want to see spoilers... Don't click on it until you're done with the drama.
  12. I just finished the drama. What am I supposed to do with my life now? Spoilers ahead. You have been warned. As a fan of the original, I gotta say this one did a very good job. It have it's problems but overall I think it's worth the watch. The story itself, even in the original is hard to watch...sitting through all the angst and hurt for the male lead...enduring through all the stupid choices the female leads made to finally arrive at a happy destination. I've mention it in my previous post, one of the thing I really like about this version better than the original is the fact that it is very expressive and obvious. The leads feelings for each other, their struggles internally and externally are very expressive. I can feel their love and care for each other...when they put each other as their priority..running to each other every time to comfort each other. Like I mention, in the original, maybe I've missed it or don't remember it much but I didn't feel like You Qing cares enough for Da Ren. While in this version, there are many times where Ai Rouman drops everything to run to Lu Fei's side, protecting him and comforting him...from when they were in high school till when he "broke up" with Qing Qing or till when his mom is in the hospital and etc. Of course Lu Fei pamper her more and care for her a bit more, in turn making a lot of us viewer overlook all the moments that Ai Rouman really shows how much she love and care for him. In term of loving each other, Ai Rouman loves Lu Fei no less than Lu Fei loves her, even if she is just in denial. I can feel every pain and hurt Lu Fei goes through but I can also understand Ai Rouman's struggles and confusion with her feelings and wants. A lot of people blame RM for being selfish and she is very self absorb but in fact I feel like she is the way she is...partly due to Lu Fei. A couple of times where Lu Fei almost confesses to her, like the kiss on the cheek in the tennis court,....her heart actually wavers and I feel if Lu Fei didn't back away and actually confirm his feeling...she actually might realize her own feeling earlier and we wouldn't have the rest of the drama to watch lol. But he back off and push her back towards her "dream". When the "truth" is spilled and he finally want to step up...she was already too far in that "dream" of hers, the image she made up of a perfect relationship with DYY. She became too stubborn to wake up from it. It wasn't until when she almost getting marry and Lu Fei finally "disappears" from her life..that's when she realize her own feeling that she has always have for him. The moment where she told her parents she doesn't want to get marry with DYY anymore....and she said "I'm not afraid of getting marry, i'm not afraid of the future getting dull with DYY, I'm not afraid of him being infidel, I'm not even afraid of losing him....but if it was Lu Fei, I'm gonna go crazy." She tears up after mentioning Lu Fei...that one sentence alone is enough to show how deeply she loves Lu Fei. Just a few days without any contact with Lu Fei after he "disappears"...(after witnessing her proposal)....she already went crazy. That's the moment where she realizes the difference between love and idolizing...between her own feelings and the image of perfect relationship she created for herself. Zhang Rou Yun and Zhang Tian Ai did a fantastic job as the two main lead of this drama, especially Zhang Rou Yun. I bawled my eyes out every time he gets hurt. The other supporting actors though not so much. Especially the actors for DYY and Qing Qing.....they still have a lot to learn and improve. I also don't understand why Qing Qing character have so much screen time. The character does nothing for Lu Fei, doesn't make him realize anything...doesn't change him or anything like Maggie in the original did. Her character was pretty much an annoying, useless filler. But they still show her throughout and till the end. I don't want to be mean but I actually don't care about her at all. They should have written her off and let her disappear after the "Break Up". I was more invested in seeing a resolution for He Xin's character instead...and i feel like He Xin should have been the main supporting character on the level on DYY instead of Qing Qing. But I don't even get to see He Xin's ending...and have to force myself through watch some last unnecessary moments of Qing Qing. Maybe it's the horrible acting or the way the character is written so horribly and one dimensional....I feel no sympathy, no interest in her. All I feel is annoyance and wants her off my screen. Maggie in the original was also a bit annoying but I actually care for the character and she actually matters in the story and character development. For DYY, even though I like his character better in this version because he is not sleazy or a cheating bastard. However I'm a little bit disappointed in his character, again one dimensional character...who only have one trait with no depth. I'm starting to not even know why Ai Rouman likes him so much. He is smart and successful..yes but that's about it. I guess that is why when they start to date, she finally realize her image of him is not as perfect she thought it would or that the only trait she likes of him is not enough to really love him. Like a fan loving an idol without truly knowing who they are. I wish the writer would have given DYY a little bit more depth of a character...let us understand why he act the way he act...why he is bossy and controlling...let us feel a tiny bit sorry for him when Ai Rouman leaves him....or angry at him or something but we don't even get that. Some other characters was seriously unless...like Qing Qing best friend...I swear I thought they are gonna end up together but nope. Or Lin Kai in Hong Kong with Lu Fei....he is pretty extra. In the original, Da Ren's new set of friend in Singapore (equivalent of Lin Kai and He Xin)...actually matters in his life and have a sweet story of their own. But in this version....all the supporting characters from the parent to cousin to friends around them fell really flat. Which is really a disappointment. On the ending....because of how expressive the drama and characters are...I actually am satisfied. Ai Rouman might not break heaven and earth to get back with Lu Fei and I still kinda feel like she should have given a tiny bit more effort but I'm glad that she is the one running to Lu Fei. In the original...Da Ren pretty much just came back to You Qing. In this one, even though Lu Fei give in very easily but I'm still glad Ai Rouman made an effort to go to him. I was a little bit disappointed in the a few of the key scenes and dialogues in the last two episodes though. First one is the scene where Lu Fei give Rouman the recording on the phone and the result of their "bet"....In the original...that was the most heartfelt scene and I bawled my eyes out over and over no matter how many times I rewatch it. It's a key moment where even though she had "won", You Qing finally realized everything she lost and will lose for winning. Losing her own heart, her true feeling, her love for Da Ren...losing him. It was then she realizes what she truly wanted in her heart. In this version....maybe it's the way it's edited and how spread out it is....but the dialogues and the scene that was supposed to be the key moment of the drama....felt really flat. Almost like it didn't matter. I wish that scene would have shown to be more of an impact on why Rouman decide on what she did. It should have been the final impact on why Rouman start to realize her own feelings....but how the scene plays out...was really a disappointment. The other scene I was disappointed in was the kiss...yes the kiss and the dialogues at the meal after. In the original, that was the sweetest scene for the couple. Their first kiss was awkward, but cute and then steamy. This kiss was steamy but also just.....sorta flat. The dialogues at the meal was almost the exact same as the original but the scene that it's at and the way it's deliver (not the actor fault but in term of context)....was also really forced and flat. Also the call at her birthday...about her best friend Lu Fei....also feel kinda flat and forced. In the original....those dialogues, kiss, and scene was the cutest moment...it was a key moment that marks the beginning of their relationship but in this one...it's cute but I hate how they spread it out and made it very out of context to it's true meaning. With 40 episodes, twice as much as the original, I would have thought i could see a little more of their "life" after....like marriage and such...maybe more than what is shown in the original. But what we got was just a class reunion....with SIDE CHARACTERS we honestly don't care about. Even though I'm satisfied with the emotional resolution....and I don't hate the ending....but seriously nothing is resolves...they waste so much screen time on unimportant character (like Qing Qing) or events....where it should have been used to show more of the MAIN LEADS. But what do I expect....it's a mainland drama....they don't know how to write endings. The Ost is on point though. I love them as much as the OST from the original. Overall I still really like it and think it's worth the watch despite of it's flaw. Sorry for my long rant and thanks for listening to it lol. It was quite a journey through this drama. Here are some pictures to make up for it. Put it under spoiler for those who haven't seen it. lol
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    Zanilia Zhao Liying 赵丽颖 Official Thread

    @xingerzhenhaokan Thank You for the translation!! Sometime I wish I know more chinese. I took two chinese class in college but not much of it sticks. lol Have you guys ever thought of meeting her one day? If a miracle happens and I get a chance to meet her one day, I'm probably gonna die from the language barrier and my lack of understanding and speaking chinese. *Grab books. Start studying Chinese again*. lol