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[Current Mainland Chinese Drama 2018] The Story of Ming Lan 庶女明兰传 / 知否?知否?应是绿肥红瘦

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1 hour ago, sava2sava said:

Also the cougher and his wife.. I don't see how he can stand been round her when she's only worried about GTY taking away his nobility.. 

@Lunkera  I read it was after she had the first child and pregnant with the second one when they poisioned Granny.. This is when they reconnected they're relationship.. No one never said what sex was the second child.. Did she have two boys or just the one.. 

I don’t think the oldest brother wife was worried about GTY taking away her husband’s nobility. She didn’t complain anything about that. She knows that they have no son and Marquis title will go to GTY. She just wants her husband to live longer...who would want to become a widow with a young daughter in her late twenties, right?

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ML and GTY have a total of three sons in the novel.

 

@sava2sava At the wedding, GTY’s men were saying that they have never seen paying respects to two spiritual tablets (GTY’s dad and biological mom) and living person (stepmom) at the wedding.  It seems like declaring GTY has biological mother (traditionally, your dad legal current wife is your mom. So, they should have just paid respect to her and may be the dad’s spiritual tablet. If GTY’s dad was still living, he wouldn’t have allowed new couple paying respect to spiritual tablet of his dead second wife, GTY’s biological mom at the wedding). General Geng wonders the stepmom happily agreed to it. The other guy said that she threw tantrum but GTY found a way to trick her into accepting it. (That’s why stepmom is unhappy and every person from Gu household is looking uncomfortable.)

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42 minutes ago, sava2sava said:

@mooose & @dito  Ok who is the women that was RL mother is that the sister that poision G/ma.. ? Wow the waty she was eyeing GTY made me think she wanted to be his concubine.. Now I'm wondering is this the reaoning for poisioning G/ma.. Did she want her child to enter the Gu household or she enter the GU household and G/ma found out about it.. We all know if this the case she wasn't having it and probaby read Big Mdm and sister they rights and told them a thing or two..

 Wonder just what Aunt was after.? 

 

When will they discover she's pregnant she's showing all the signs.. I thought GTY had figured it out..

 

Also what was up with the house staff. ? I guess they must habe thought she didn;t know anything about running a home.. I guess they didn't get the news about her taking control of the house finances and assets at the Sheng household

 

Yes thats the witch. She is pissed off at daniang for something. There was also something I can't quite remember completely. Had to do with CB. I think the Auntie Kang wanted Daniang to take her relative or someone as CB's wife. But granny had already chosen Hai shi and Sheng Hong was happy with it. I don't know if thats related to her hate for Daniang and wants her to pay. 

And yes she did send some concubines for GTY.....iirc....I think they were sent back.

ML became pregnant after a year of their marriage...I don't think its been that long yet.

House staff causing trouble are all from different Gu family members... GTY's stepmom, his 3rd aunt, 4th aunt.....basically the staff gifted to them were sent to spy on them....and make trouble for ML. And I'm guessing ML is going to make them fight amongst each other so she can send them back or sell them off as punishment....

 

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2 minutes ago, Golden Flower said:

I don’t think the oldest brother wife was worried about GTY taking away her husband’s nobility. She didn’t complain anything about that. She knows that they have no son and Marquis title will go to GTY. She just wants her husband to live longer...who would want to become a widow with a young daughter in her late twenties, right?

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ML and GTY have a total of three sons in the novel.

 

Thanks for that bit of news @Golden Flower  But In episode 39 she did question her husband on this.. He told her he had to have a son before GTY legit wife has one.. He also said he wasn't to concern about GTY because generals die on the battlefield.. He was more concern about what Big Mdm (His Aunt) would do because she want her son to have the title..  

 

So if GTY had three son then Evil step mom son can't inherit the title of the house..? 

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13 minutes ago, dito said:

 

Yes thats the witch. She is pissed off at daniang for something. There was also something I can't quite remember completely. Had to do with CB. I think the Auntie Kang wanted Daniang to take her relative or someone as CB's wife. But granny had already chosen Hai shi and Sheng Hong was happy with it. I don't know if thats related to her hate for Daniang and wants her to pay. 

And yes she did send some concubines for GTY.....iirc....I think they were sent back.

ML became pregnant after a year of their marriage...I don't think its been that long yet.

House staff causing trouble are all from different Gu family members... GTY's stepmom, his 3rd aunt, 4th aunt.....basically the staff gifted to them were sent to spy on them....and make trouble for ML. And I'm guessing ML is going to make them fight amongst each other so she can send them back or sell them off as punishment....

 

@dito  Hold up, Swooping my hair back.. Granny found SH another concubine.. Wasn;t there enough troubke in the Sheng household bbcecause of Lingnaning.. You mean to tell me his old swimmers still swimming.. I thought he would be dried up by now because of Molans mother.. SH only agreed because he wants some strange.. SMH :w00t:

 

So Aunt found out about the news and decided to put her hands in both cookies jars and came up short:w00t: Hilarious.. Don;t like the fact she tried to kill off Granny.. Also is this when ML send her back her girl, Because she would have became bold enough to kill off ML..

 

I can't wait to see what type of elaborate scheme she comes up with to get rid of the spies.. I wish she sale they spies off as slaves it would teach them a lesson.. I tell yo GTY pick a winner, He can go do whatever and never has to worry about home he knows she can handle it and what she can;t hell deal with it for her..

 

What was up with Evil step mom and the two uncle. ? 

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49 minutes ago, minglan1 said:

It was fun to see Molan being ignored /slighted when the girls came to visit after marriage.Her grand dreams of having the Sheng household pamper her because she married into the household of a count as legal wife just went pffft.Counting your chickens before they hatch can be extremely dissappinting.

SH true to his nature reprimanded ML for displaying her higher status during the visit even though she was courteous. Seems to have quickly forgotten that ML saved the family embarrassment by agreeing to marry GTY.Not sure if Autie Kang and DaNiang had anything to do with it.

 

Funny thing is that I don't think the status or power bothered ML much. She still got along well with Rulan, sharing gossips and all despite their "status" differences. 

ML is just a person who pays her dues. 

Both good and bad. 

 

7 hours ago, leeza77 said:

I read the novel, but i don't mind with the changes. I read the novel bcoz of the drama. So, i will enjoy the drama and not to bergrudge the changes. And ml post marital is very domineering, cunning and scheming (eventhough i'm not really understand what were said. Just decipher the expression. 2 hours are not enough. 

Domineering? Really? I haven't watch it so I can't comment. But that doesn't seem to go with her character? 

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@sava2sava technically if the sick bro has son, the son will inherit the title, rather than GTY. 

And so, if GTY inherits the title because the sick bro has no sons, GTY's son will inherit his title. So the evil stepmom's third son will not have a chance. 

The only way he can have the title if both sick bro and GTY pass away without any sons. 

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5 minutes ago, m0us3y said:

 

Funny thing is that I don't think the status or power bothered ML much. She still got along well with Rulan, sharing gossips and all despite their "status" differences. 

ML is just a person who pays her dues. 

Both good and bad.

Yes..I think Rulan didn't mind it much.She greeted ML with gusto.ML also raised a toast to DaNiang.I am guessing aunty Kang played spoilsport since she didn't look to happy.

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1 hour ago, sava2sava said:

Thanks for that bit of news @Golden Flower  But In episode 39 she did question her husband on this.. He told her he had to have a son before GTY legit wife has one.. He also said he wasn't to concern about GTY because generals die on the battlefield.. He was more concern about what Big Mdm (His Aunt) would do because she want her son to have the title..  

 

So if GTY had three son then Evil step mom son can't inherit the title of the house..? 

I know which scene you’re talking about. There are two scenes of that couple talking. The first one is in epi 39 when GTY was looking around to fix the house (another one coming up in epi 41after GTY told his family that he is moving back to his new manor next door). You should rewatch epi 39 scene with subs (they’re out). She was just questioning her husband after she heard stepmom saying GTY would fight for the Marquis title. Her husband then said there is no need for GTY to fight as the title will go to GTY automatically after he dies as they have no son. He continued to say that stepmom is the one who wants to fight for the title for her biological son (third brother). If GTY also has no son and died, the title will go to the third brother. He said that GTY can die at battle before having any son. So, stepmom who is also his biological aunt will give a hard time to ML (will plan so that GTY won’t have any son). In that scene, the wife of oldest brother never said that they need to have a son. They knew that they couldn’t have one (they have been married for a long time and only has a daughter) and he decided not to take any concubine either because of his health.

 

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In epi 41 scene, oldest brother wife also didn’t say they need to get a son. Her husband was saying the emperor wants GTY to know he cannot be separated from Gu family and that’s the reason he bestowed GTY new manor next door to Hou Fu. He also said stepmom will continue give a hard time to GTY and the wife asked how. He then said after he died, GTY needs to move back if he wants to be Marquis of Ning Yuan (Marquis needs to live in Hou Fu after he inherits the title). The wife then just said he wants him to continue living and wants him to fight to live for her and their daughter. She doesn’t care whether he is Marquis or from Gu family, she only cares for him to live to be with her.

 

The third brother couldn’t inherit the title since GTY has sons.

 

I’m just pointing out so that you don’t have wrong information. At this point, oldest brother is no longer involved in fighting with GTY. It’s going to be all stepmom and stepmom initiating triggers to 4th and 5th aunts. 

 

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In the novel, stepmom pressured the oldest brother couple to adopt her biological grandson from third brother as their own son. If oldest brother has a son even if he is adopted, Marquis title will go to the son instead of GTY. At the end, oldest bro decided not to adopt. Not sure the drama will include those scenes as it hasn’t mentioned the third brother has a son yet. 

 

Grandmom also didn’t find concubine for SH. A long way back...after exam result came out and CB (the oldest son) passed, Daniang expressed wanting her son CB to marry her niece (Aunty Kang’s oldest daughter). However, SH was against it and grandma also said to take time (basically both grandma and SH look down on Kang family). Aunty Kang’s daughter then got married to Cheng Wu (son of SH’s cousin, oldest brother of Shu Lan and Pin Lan) at You Young Sheng family’s main house and that’s the wedding ML and grandma went. Later, SH chose Hai 2nd daughter for CB. Aunty Kang’s another daughter married to her and Daniang’s brother’s son who Daniang originally intended for Rulan. 

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Just now, minglan1 said:

Yes..I think Rulan didn't mind it much.She greeted ML with gusto.ML also raised a toast to DaNiang.I am guessing aunty Kang played spoilsport since she didn't look to happy.

Yes, it seems that more vipers are being unveiled as we go along.  Daniang's older sister looks like as if she swallowed a lemon and I think that if it wasn't her influence, Daniang would not have committed any crime.  I was so happy to see grandma hugging Minglan. Clearly they missed each other very much.  Rulan too was very close to Minglan and you could see their relationship were good.  

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 My guess is they'll discover she's pregnant around ep 45.. Will step mom attempt to have her miscarry?.

I have to go back to work hate I;m going to miss all the juciy topics. 

BRB In a Couple of hours

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29 minutes ago, minglan1 said:

Yes..I think Rulan didn't mind it much.She greeted ML with gusto.ML also raised a toast to DaNiang.I am guessing aunty Kang played spoilsport since she didn't look to happy.

Some people simply can't accept someone that's better off. She's just green with envy and trying to ruin the party. 

If only she knows GTY/ML partnership is like a SWAT team. GTY leading assault team, ML being the sniper at the back. 

Aunty Kang will regret messing with anyone dear to ML. Tsk tsk tsk. 

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1 hour ago, m0us3y said:

 

Funny thing is that I don't think the status or power bothered ML much. She still got along well with Rulan, sharing gossips and all despite their "status" differences. 

ML is just a person who pays her dues. 

Both good and bad. 

 

Domineering? Really? I haven't watch it so I can't comment. But that doesn't seem to go with her character? 

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Her true characters showed after marriage. The Director also said that audiences will meet ne ml after marriage. 

 

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13 hours ago, lxands said:

Actually tho they werebrefered as cousin ML with her siblings & Pinglan with her siblings are 2 cousins. Their fathers are cousin, their grandfathers are brothers...therefore tho they are related they are not from the same immediate family. Pinglan has 2 other siblings, her eldest brother whom they refered to this Sheng side of family as 1st brother/big brother or Da ge, 2nd sister, Er Gu Niang & the youngest sister Pinglan whom they refered to as 3rd sister, san (3) since she was the 3rd child of her father. I can see why many got confused and jumble up the family because their 2 family siblings numbering seem to match each other. In eastern culture its common to use this kind of numbering for siblings in one family especially if there are many siblings in the family. And for this Sheng, tho they referred as cousin, they are already distance cousin, especially when they dont live together.

That's not the case since in the book ML had a younger brother (from her father's concubine) who was addressed as the 4th son, he was the youngest in the family. Besides QH was addressed as Qi's 2nd son cuz he had an older cousin. So I'm sure they didn't count the sons and daughters based on their parents. Maybe Sheng Hong had another brother?

 

8 hours ago, matrim said:

CB's clumsiness is added in the drama. The novel version CB is an intelligent, highly sensible and perceptive man with little humor. In the epilogue CB became prime minister. 

Yeah right. I'm not sure if I like CB's drama version as much as in the book. In the book he was like the symbol of righteousness, justice and perfection, the pillar holding the Sheng family. He lived strictly by the code of honor, smart, strong-willed and never made a mistake. Damn he's more reliable than any other characters. I wonder where he got his genes from, cuz I'm sure he was nothing similar to Sheng Hong or Daniang. That scene where he caught Rulan with her suitor kinda destroyed his character. Someone as rational and level-headed as CB should never freak out over sth like that. But he's more sentimental in the drama so maybe they're trying to make him more humane by adding a little clumsiness? I like the book version though, just a personal preference.

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43 minutes ago, m0us3y said:

Some people simply can't accept someone that's better off. She's just green with envy and trying to ruin the party. 

If only she knows GTY/ML partnership is like a SWAT team. GTY leading assault team, ML being the sniper at the back. 

Aunty Kang will regret messing with anyone dear to ML. Tsk tsk tsk. 

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In dealing with the households abd this woman, i think ml will be a cavalry while gty at the back with archer team as a defence. She's the general. 

 

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15 minutes ago, leeza77 said:
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Her true characters showed after marriage. The Director also said that audiences will meet ne ml after marriage. 

 

I'm scared now....lol. 

Domineering...arrogant. 

Cuz even after marriage, the conversation with GTY bout her understanding fair treatment to all due to their fate...arrogance doesn't come to mind...will need to watch and see...

 

10 minutes ago, leeza77 said:
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In dealing with the households abd this woman, i think ml will be a cavalry while gty at the back with archer team as a defence. She's the general. 

 

Hahahaha. U may be right. Just that up to date, we can see GTY is the one who bamboozled his way to success while ML gets rid of things and people quietly, without them even realising she was behind it. I don't think Molan knows ML has a hand in her mom's death. And her current predicament...? 

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12 minutes ago, m0us3y said:

I'm scared now....lol. 

Domineering...arrogant. 

Cuz even after marriage, the conversation with GTY bout her understanding fair treatment to all due to their fate...arrogance doesn't come to mind...will need to watch and see...

 

Hahahaha. U may be right. Just that up to date, we can see GTY is the one who bamboozled his way to success while ML gets rid of things and people quietly, without them even realising she was behind it. I don't think Molan knows ML has a hand in her mom's death. And her current predicament...? 

It's not that scary, she is just maintaining people respect her as the big madama in her husband's house.. She is still the same, scheming ML that does good to those who do good to her and returns the deed of those that does bad to her.. She was not arrogant at all. Just leaving her life 

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6 minutes ago, Suzzy San said:

It's not that scary, she is just maintaining people respect her as the big madama in her husband's house.. She is still the same, scheming ML that does good to those who do good to her and returns the deed of those that does bad to her.. She was not arrogant at all. Just leaving her life 

Lol. If that's the case, its consistent with her character. 

She's stubborn and determined, but domineering is a whole different level. That's her being a bully, intimidating, overbearing. :wacko:

 

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9 hours ago, matrim said:
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At the end ML urged GTY to think carefully about amiable separation, because once it's done, there wouldn't be any turning back and ML wouldn't choose GTY again.

 

 

Damn. Even though that’s the truth, it must hurt GTY when ML said that

 

4 hours ago, dito said:

 

Just finished watching raws of todays epis.

I'm loving how playful he is after the wedding. Glad they kept that in. I'm also glad they kept most of the touching. But most of its playful and less naughty. Wish they kept his naughty bits too.

 

The audience ask for gty’s naughtiness to make a comeback :P 

 

I like cb’s drama character, fits well with gty’s playful drama character. I cant imagine book cb getting along well with drama gty. I like every comedy part that the drama incorporated. The timely funny music effect, the ml vs fat bandit, cb, sh and danniang quarrels. Makes the drama livelier imo

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23 minutes ago, m0us3y said:

Lol. If that's the case, its consistent with her character. 

She's stubborn and determined, but domineering is a whole different level. That's her being a bully, intimidating, overbearing. :wacko:

 

Yes.. I now understand what you mean.. Then it's her just being her consistent character.. Smart and determined.. 

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1 hour ago, m0us3y said:

I'm scared now....lol. 

Domineering...arrogant. 

Cuz even after marriage, the conversation with GTY bout her understanding fair treatment to all due to their fate...arrogance doesn't come to mind...will need to watch and see...

 

Hahahaha. U may be right. Just that up to date, we can see GTY is the one who bamboozled his way to success while ML gets rid of things and people quietly, without them even realising she was behind it. I don't think Molan knows ML has a hand in her mom's death. And her current predicament...? 

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Never said she's arrogant.. Domineering attitude can be seen in the trailers when she deal with the issue outside her household. Then there is a scene where ml out-maneuvered the stepmom whilst gty hiding outside (and mimicking) the stepmom white lotus speech. He's guarding her six. 

 

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