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[Mainland Chinese Drama 2018] Bloody Romance 媚者无疆

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@alimaexray, about no 4, isnt it the opposite? 

 

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4. His mother was sacrificed to the Blood Lotus, but his grandmother was in the Xuanji Palace (if you remember that)

I thought that it was her grandmother who was sacrificed to the Blood Lotus and became some kind of 'a living zombie' in the cave. Pls cmiiw

 

58 minutes ago, alimaexray said:

On another note, I've been seeing a lot of comments that people are dropping the drama because Gong Zi (Prince Ning) and Wan Mei won't be together. Damn why can't they just enjoy the story? lol

LOL ..I think that's because a lot of girls are watching because of the romance and not because of the story, the fighting scenes or other factor :D (that's why a lot of C-dramas have sweet sweet romance with many episodes, in order to attract viewers like that).  And Prince Ning is more handsome than Chang An. Honestly, as a girl, I also feel that the Prince is more handsome :D . Plus, he is more mysterious and lonely, and a lot of girls just love a character like that. But I prefer Chang An anyday, because I love his characters A LOT and I love their chemistry. In dramas or real life, I would choose Chang An instead of Prince Ning, no mater how handsome he was *LOL*. Plus, I dont watch this only for the romance. 

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Xuanji Palace is the zombie cave, but I never knew it was part of the Blood Lotus. All I really remember is the damn supervisor "killing" Prince Ning's mother in the Blood Lotus "hideout" on the mountain.

 

38 minutes ago, rhaps said:

that's why a lot of C-dramas have sweet sweet romance with many episodes, in order to attract viewers like that

The only problem I have with dramas that consist of a lot of romance is that they tend to overdose on it, and then forget about the actual story.

 

That's one of the reasons why I love the story of Bloody Romance. The romantic scenes are mostly intertwined within the main story, and each scene has purpose. None of it is used to fill time. Part of the reason is the budget, because they couldn't afford to waste time on unneeded scenes.

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1 hour ago, alimaexray said:

Xuanji Palace is the zombie cave, but I never knew it was part of the Blood Lotus. All I really remember is the damn supervisor "killing" Prince Ning's mother in the Blood Lotus "hideout" on the mountain.

Hmmm..I should rewatch this. IIRC, the zombie cave was part of the Blood Lotus and the grandmother guarded some kind of Blood Lotus treasure in it.

 

1 hour ago, alimaexray said:

 

The only problem I have with dramas that consist of a lot of romance is that they tend to overdose on it, and then forget about the actual story.

 

That's one of the reasons why I love the story of Bloody Romance. The romantic scenes are mostly intertwined within the main story, and each scene has purpose. None of it is used to fill time. Part of the reason is the budget, because they couldn't afford to waste time on unneeded scenes.

That's my problem too. They dont just overdose it, but sometimes the story is also about romance *LOL*. They also tend to dramatize it a lot. I like a lot of romance, honestly, but the story must be enganging too. Usually, the story is pretty standard themselves or predictable, so you dont find anything exciting about it. 

 

The romance in BR is not just inline with the story, but it's touching and tugs your emotions. I love how Chang An quietly holds his pain and sacrifices for Wan Mei. I love how Wan Mei suffers a lot and cries like a normal real-life girl, but she finds strength afterwards and slowly becomes stronger. And I love how Prince Ning loves Wan Mei calculatively, while slowly learning from Chang An-Wan Mei's sincerity. The fact that they are all mature characters also helps, like what happens to the rivalry between the guys , who is able to separate between business and love, without those unnecesary jealousy between them. 

 

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It's been a long time since I have seen the romance that grips your heart and emotions like the love between Wan Mei and Chang An.  So all the more I support their romance.  Even if Prince Ning made sacrifices for Wan Mei but it's who Wan Mei love that matters most.  Besides, he has not long to live right based on the episodes I have watched to-date.

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3 hours ago, dejun said:

It's been a long time since I have seen the romance that grips your heart and emotions like the love between Wan Mei and Chang An.  So all the more I support their romance.  Even if Prince Ning made sacrifices for Wan Mei but it's who Wan Mei love that matters most.  Besides, he has not long to live right based on the episodes I have watched to-date.

I agree about the gripping romance. I usually found C dramas with overdone romance, but I just found 2 romance dramas that the romance just feel right and the story is interesting enough for me to keep on watching.  They are Legend of Yunxi and Bloody Romance. L of YX is light and sweet, with cute interactions between the leads which makes me smile. Bloody Romance is the opposite. It is sad and touching, and it's very emotional. The chemistry and acting of Li Yitong and Qu Chuxiao are really good. I just want them to be together, that's all that I've been thinking throughout the show. 

 

Prince Ning is also a charismatic character, but his love is more one-sided than mutual feelings. I cant understand viewers who root for him and Wan Mei, other than he is handsome. Wan Mei's heart leans toward Chang An, no mater what happens. And so does the opposite. 

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I am so loving this drama! I watched 27 episodes in 4 days! I'm watching on YT but it only goes up to episode 30...how have you guys seen the ending already??

 

It's so refreshing to see a couple like Wan Mei & Chang An, so open and honest with their feelings. I also love the fact that Chang An isn't a typical pretty boy male lead. He's attractive and masculine but he exudes a very different aura.  

 

One thing I am not clear on is why are the assassin hits always good people for the most part? who is ordering the hits?

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Somebody please help clarify?

What was the purpose of the heart-eating witchcraft in Ep 23 that Xing Feng planted on Chang An?
What about the Anti-sex drug?  What was this for?

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On 8/30/2018 at 6:48 PM, Wotad said:

ending spoiler etc.. from dramalist.

 

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    • This is the ULTIMATE spoiler, the ending in a 3:33 min 1080p video,
      fully English-subbed including the hidden message.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj91491ByM8
      I strongly recommend people not to watch this unless you have:
      1. Already watched all 36 episodes before hand
      2. Still have unanswered question about the ending after (1)

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Hi @Wotad. I watched the link you mentioned but did not quite understand it.
What about An Ding City in Liang Province?  

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On 9/9/2018 at 2:58 AM, dancingbee said:

Somebody please help clarify?

What was the purpose of the heart-eating witchcraft in Ep 23 that Xing Feng planted on Chang An?
What about the Anti-sex drug?  What was this for?

 

Heart-eating witchcraft is a bug that is planted in Wan Mei's body.  It prevents Chang An from getting too close to Wan Wei.  If he's too close to her, he will feel heart wrenching pain like his heart is on fire.  This punishment is meted against couple who became lovers though they should strictly stick to master and servant relationship only.  Anti-sex drug is I think a bug planted in a male.  This will stop lovers from having sexual relations and it has permanent effect.

 

Both are terrible punishments for couples in love.

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On 9/8/2018 at 9:55 AM, scorpio1m said:

 

One thing I am not clear on is why are the assassin hits always good people for the most part? who is ordering the hits?

Gui Hua city is somekind of a secret organization formed by Empress Wu, and is acknowledged by the government. Please cmiiw, the hits should be ordered by the government (through Chan Luo) or Prince Ning. 

 

Regarding the victim, they should be based on different reasons. The Prince needed the special grass from the doctor, while Han Xiu had been selling illegal salt to other (enemy's?) kingdom. I forgot about Ruan Niang, but the last one was connected to the Blood Lotus clan, because they (the Prince) didnt allow them to be strong. Please cmiiw

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On 8/27/2018 at 4:57 AM, loversbridge said:

I just finished watching episode 20 and I'm still very fond of this drama. I'm sad about Chang An and Wan Mei, I miss the good times they shared but I love the angst too. A kiss would be nice but I just want them to make up (Chang An I love you and I understand you but I hope you'll be able to explain everything to Wan Mei one day, and not just before you die like in some other dramas thank you).  

 

I like to think of Cha Luo and Xing Feng as a twisted version of Wan Mei and Chang An. To know Cha Luo was a good person at the beginning and seeing how terrible she is now, it's sad. I think Xing Feng isn't very fond of how cruel she is, and you can see him try to help other servants sometimes. Is he still in love with her or staying with her out of habit or pity? I still enjoy their interactions very much and I hope we'll get flashbacks.

 

PS: I wondered if someone knew other dramas like this one because I don't know many chinese dramas (I watched Sound of the desert, Princess Weiyoung, and I'm making my way through the Glamourous Imperial Concubine and Nirvana in Fire)? So I guess what I'm searching for is a historical drama with a main female character who has someone who watches over her (like a bodyguard or a servant). I watched many sageuk and I rarely found ones who match my description (or maybe I didn't watch enough dramas). 

 

The setting of master and servant is  very rare in Chinese traditional drama, that's why this drama is special.

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On 8/27/2018 at 8:56 AM, enigmatic_zephy said:

So, Gong Zi and Chang An - are they from the same dynasty or separate kingdoms altogether?

But the truth will actually relieve him of the promise of marrying and being the only person to help xie clan repopulate earth

What is the difference between emperor and king? as in based on how much land is under you or kingdoms.. which metric decides you have become the emperor

i watched raw.. not sure what is happening.. but lets say acting is still top notch

 

Is this drama a hit in China?

 

Legend of Fuyao - how is this? recommend watching? don't want usual stupidity of the drama.. unlike bloody romance where script is taut.. this is good

 

Compared to other dramas in the same period, this is not a hit. But still it has attracted a lot of fans and it deserves it! In all web dramas, it has been exported to the highest amount of countries. It is a pity that it is not popular enough. Such a good drama should be known by more people.

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On 8/27/2018 at 10:45 AM, rhaps said:

LOL thanks!

 

This drama got 7.3 in douban, last time I checked (yesterday :P ), so it should be considered good. I also didnt want to watch the raws since I didnt understand Chinese, but I couldnt help it, so yeah. I'm glad if it's over because I can concentrate on rewatching, coz I cant help myself watching the raws which I dont understand, coz I want to know what happen next . Well, but I'm sad too because I like Chang An - Wan Mei and the fighting scenes, and I'm gonna miss a wuxia like this (which is rare nowadays)

 

Thanks again!

 

 

 

Hey, I'm Chinese. If you have any question, feel free to ask me! The greatest attraction of the story lies in the romance between Chang An and Wan Mei, which we call Wan-An CP (Wan An means Goodnight). Indeed, a wuxia like this is  rare.

On 8/29/2018 at 2:51 AM, alimaexray said:

Just finished watching the ending. It was great. I originally thought it was sad when Chang An "died", but when I looked deeper, his body was nowhere to be found. There's hope that he's still alive. I can't read Chinese that well so I don't know what the words on the fan say, but I've seen someone say that it's some kind of code to his current location.

 

Overall, this is a pure example of quality over quantity. Although there were quite a few of plot holes, the pacing and the continuous story always made me quickly forget about them. Acting was superb, though there's still room for improvement. Cinematography was off the charts. I absolutely loved the narration parts with all the images, and the music was placed in the perfect parts. Still can't get over Tia Ray's song, it's just too good (and too short :tongue:).

 

Don't worry! The fan hints a place named Anding, where Chang An is staying. So they will definitely meet one day.

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On 8/29/2018 at 10:47 AM, rhaps said:

I hate an open ending. But, because I've thought that it was going to be worse, I'm quite relieved right now ..phew.. 

 

Anyway, how I wish that I understood Chinese, coz I could only guess what was going on :

 

 

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I agree with your analysis about Xing Feng. There have been several cases where he didnt agree about Chan Luo's evilness and protected her 'victims'. He even protected Chang An in epi 23, and only gave him lighter punishment, that is  planting a witchcraft on Wan Mei. Yes, I believe that he still has a heart. It makes sense if he fulfilled his promise to Chang An in the end by saving him, but hiding it from Wan Mei. He is still punishing her , while fulfilling his promise. 
 

 

Yes, I need a sequel too! 

 

Hey! The poem on the fan contains a hint of Anding, the place where Chang An is staying. Since Gong Zi wants to kill Chang An, Xing Feng can't tell Wan Mei the truth. But Wan Mei will find out the truth one day. At the same time, Chang An will come back to her when he has recovered! They will definitely reunite! The author has written two happy stories after the ending on Weibo (like Twitter).

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1 hour ago, Rebecca Zhang said:

 

Hey, I'm Chinese. If you have any question, feel free to ask me! The greatest attraction of the story lies in the romance between Chang An and Wan Mei, which we call Wan-An CP (Wan An means Goodnight). Indeed, a wuxia like this is  rare.

Thank youu!

 

I've been dying to talk about this drama *lol*. I've watched the raws until the end, then rewatching from the beginning with english subs. It indeed has flaws, some stories are not explored deeply enough. Still, I think that it's a very good show. For a low budget drama with mostly new/unknown casts, I think it's achievements (no of viewers, being sold to foreign countries) are pretty good, isnt it? Please cmiiw. Plus, fans have been asking about the sequel.

 

You know what, I've been reading the weibo using google chrome, so it is auto-translated to English. I kept on reading them saying 'Goodnight couple', and I've been wondering whether it was translation error. So now I know what that means :P . Thanks! Yeah, I really love Chang An - Wan Mei. If only they had more episodes *lol*. I want to see them more, and I think that Chang An's story is not explored well. 

 

1 hour ago, Rebecca Zhang said:

 

Hey! The poem on the fan contains a hint of Anding, the place where Chang An is staying. Since Gong Zi wants to kill Chang An, Xing Feng can't tell Wan Mei the truth. But Wan Mei will find out the truth one day. At the same time, Chang An will come back to her when he has recovered! They will definitely reunite! The author has written two happy stories after the ending on Weibo (like Twitter).

Yeah I know, I've read spoilers here and there *lol*. 

 

Btw, where did the author write the happy stories ?? Do you have the link?? Oh I hope I can read them. Thanks a lot!

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I actually wished the author kept Chang An as a common person. He already had a legitimate reason to seek revenge (the Xie family murders) and justice, there really was no need to give him a hidden identity as a prince. What I loved about BR is that it stayed focused on the love story and brought in very modern ideas like feminism & meritocracy in a very believable way.

 

Chang An always gave Wan Mei the room to make her own decisions.  One of my favorite lines was him telling her she can wait or not wait for him but he will come find her if he's still alive :heart::wub::heartbreak:

 

 

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3 hours ago, scorpio1m said:

I actually wished the author kept Chang An as a common person. He already had a legitimate reason to seek revenge (the Xie family murders) and justice, there really was no need to give him a hidden identity as a prince. What I loved about BR is that it stayed focused on the love story and brought in very modern ideas like feminism & meritocracy in a very believable way.

 

Chang An always gave Wan Mei the room to make her own decisions.  One of my favorite lines was him telling her she can wait or not wait for him but he will come find her if he's still alive :heart::wub::heartbreak:

 

 

I also prefer him as a common guy. Perhaps the writers wanted to give him more conflicts, so they gave him a birth secret. Then again, it seemed that they didnt have time and budget to explore his story more. I read in other forum that they should have a scene of him leading his army, but the idea was shut down because it needed a lot of extras, while they only had small budget. Too bad, though.

 

I love that lines too, btw :wub:

3 hours ago, scorpio1m said:

Has there been any word or chatter about a sequel??  

Just speculations, so far. Fans have been asking for one, though. Let's just hope that there'll be news about it soon

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On 8/30/2018 at 7:49 AM, rhaps said:

It think there should be some changes, like they've already changed the male lead's name. His name is not Chang An in the novel

 

The author should have focused on writing more stories , instead of adding too many erotic scenes :P

 

Yes, they should improve their editing, since it felt choppy sometimes. And I also hope the same thing about extending episodes for the sake of gaining profit, but forgeting the quality. Bloody Romance is fast-paced and straight-forward, although there are boring parts too. Still, I think it has a good quality and I wish to have the same one, or improved, in the sequel. Oh, I also wish they fix the costumes. Although the overall is nice (I particularly like Chang An and the Prince's costumes), but several ones looked 'meh', like one of the assasins costumes. 

 

Originally his name is no.three, which can also mean a person who intereferes with a couple, a very derogatory meaning, so... it is necessary to change his name. And he is not prince in the novel.

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On 9/14/2018 at 7:37 AM, scorpio1m said:

I actually wished the author kept Chang An as a common person. He already had a legitimate reason to seek revenge (the Xie family murders) and justice, there really was no need to give him a hidden identity as a prince. What I loved about BR is that it stayed focused on the love story and brought in very modern ideas like feminism & meritocracy in a very believable way.

 

Chang An always gave Wan Mei the room to make her own decisions.  One of my favorite lines was him telling her she can wait or not wait for him but he will come find her if he's still alive :heart::wub::heartbreak:

 

 

 

He is a common person in the novel but noble in spirit! Indeed, the newly added identity is not suitable for him. The author added it in order to increase his portion. However I can not see much difference. His scenes are still few in the last few episodes!

What BR attracts me is also its love story. Their pure love is the only light in that dark world and thus so precious and moving. But from the middle on, the story focuses on Gong Zi's revenge and dwells little on Chang An– Wan Mei, which is very frustrating! In the novel, Chang An is more resourceful, complicated as shown in his revenge plan, which is not fully elaborated in the drama and weakens his charisma.

Sigh...

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