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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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48 minutes ago, sava2sava said:

 

@UnniSarah  ML hates her father, She only tolerates him.. Every since SH didn;t give justice to her mom that she deserved and allowed Molan to get away with scratching her in the face.. ML revenge against Molan and mom was really revenge towards her dad.. SH always knew that Lingnaning was the one that had reason to kill ML mother and unborn chilkd he knew how selfish she was.. All ML did was took what matterd to him the most..    

I think ML doesn't hate her father, bc he, after all, is her father who provided for her and raised her. He was biased but he fulfilled his responsibility as a father and he never tried to harm nor use her. She just doesn't like him nor care about him. She enacted a revenge plan with 2 main targets: 1. Linniang's downfall for murdering her mother. 2. Molan cuz she hit her and ML didn't want to marry Liang's son. For achieving this goal she risked the whole Sheng family's reputation and her own future. Sheng Hong was just a collateral damage, she didn't intentionally aim at him as a target, but she didn't try to protect him either cuz she didn't care.

 

SH is a selfish man, all he cares about is himself. He favoured Linniang wasn't all bc he loved her, but bc he was a shu son himself and was treated badly when he was a child. Besides, Linniang knew how to please a man while Daniang was proud and stubborn. SH doesn't truly love anyone, he only did what's best for his own interest (including the matter with ML's mother), so when Linniang started touching his benefit he let her go. He was enraged cuz all this time he thought Linniang loved him while in fact she was after his money and status, thus making him feel like a fool, hurting his man ego. Linniang was definitely not what mattered to him most (actually she didn't even matter that much) and if ML had accused him of her mother's death then his punishment wouldn't be that light. She just used SH to achieve her goal while teaching him a small lesson, that's all. 

 

I think the best word to describe ML's feeling towards her father is apathetic.

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35 minutes ago, sava2sava said:

@leeza77  The problem that these GU women have is knowing ML was born into a not so wealthy homs.. Coming from a house of scholars and she's concubine born.. They wants to try to use her status of her childhood home to overpower her as they think they have the rights to look down on her and treat her as such.. Little that they know She or GTY isn't having it.. She will be address as Big Mdm rather they like it or not..   GTY will make sure they treat his wife with the respect she deserves..  We all know thst bioth he and she don;t care for such title but when it's called for they will stand to correct whomever..

 

@paras  I don't think ML wedding was a dress up aty all more like leading the pig to the slaughter house..  It would have been nice to see her wedding also..  But I do think this was a reason Big Mdm was so upset being that her step daughters wedding was better then her own daughters who decided to marry a scholar..

 

Thanks tou gave ,me my laugh for the day..

 

@UnniSarah  ML hates her father, She only tolerates him.. Every since SH didn;t give justice to her mom that she deserved and allowed Molan to get away with scratching her in the face.. ML revenge against Molan and mom was really revenge towards her dad.. SH always knew that Lingnaning was the one that had reason to kill ML mother and unborn chilkd he knew how selfish she was.. All ML did was took what matterd to him the most..    

Well they make a huge mistake. The advantage of ml is that she is an expert in observing and understanding others characters and used their weaknesses to her advantage. That's her secret weapon when dealing with enemies. That's what happened to molan. She knew molan's n linniang aspirations to be the wife of liang family, thus she spurred their action, give nudges here and there and wait for their downfall. Understanding your enemies characters are a powerful trait and she can maneuvered them like a puppet on strings. 

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That's what's going to happen to all the vipers nesting in her household. She identified them as 2 fractions. Appear meek and stupid in front of them. Caused the leaders (the two mamas) to have power struggle with each other and flame the enmity with the help from nanny. Then, she and gty invited a special guest to their houfu, expecting the fight will break between these 2 fractions of servants, caused humiliation to her and gty that the servants' action are not pardonable and thus, eliminating those servants cum spies from their houfu in one big swoop. 

 

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In ep 42.. SH out of all people should know that ML is the generals wife and some form of security needs to be in place when she goes traveling outside the home even if it's to her parents house.. I think he could also be envious with green because he don;t have this kind of security even as a court official. 

I noticed the cariages of the three girls.. ML was way on a much grander scale then Molan.. This is what she's envious about.. She married a count and don't have a private army escorting her and the Count.. But the lowly bisd does.. Yes she's very jello of ML and may now wish that ML had married into that family as planned.. She sees how GTY pampers his wife something she don't get at home because she fighting to hold her spot against all those concubines..  Ahe wanted the Big Mdm titke she got it. ML also has a Big Mdm title in her home so do RL.. RL and ML looks much more happier in there marriages then Molan    

 

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9 hours ago, matrim said:

Well, CB in the novel and CB in the drama are completely different characters. Novel CB didn't know GTY when they were young and thus did not become best friends afterwards. He spoke little and usually didn't involve in family matters, but when he did, his words carried weight because he's intelligent and sensible, respected by all family members. This characteristic foreshadowed his important role in the future incident of Grandma being poisoned. Drama CB was good natured, easy going and GTY's best friend, a kind of bridge between GTY and ML. This adaptation also influences GTY's personality, as in the novel he's basically a lone man when he's been cast out of Gu household, without a true friend to talk to. I'm not sure I like drama CB very much. I think there are too many comedic characters in Sheng family, with the only exception of ML and Grandma. 

 

I mean CB is good natured, easy going but hes still intelligent and respected and he still will play a important role during poisoning where im pretty sure he agree's with ML. Im glad we get more CB scene's and i love his friendship with GTY this is the best change the made from the book.

 

2 hours ago, Renaro Kopique said:

 

I wonder how Sheng Hong will treat or view ML afterwards. For him, seeing one too smart is not good, too dumb is also not good. Once seeing her true colours, I don't know if he will feel a sense of betrayal, or respect her on a whole new level. No matter what you say to him, it never goes through his ears like when Old Madam Sheng has given him countless clues, truths, and teachings. i also wonder, after MingLan deals with the poison incident and punish Da Niang will it affect her relationship with her siblings like RuLan?

 

 

 

I think CB agree's and im sure HL would agree as well with the punishment towards Da Niang. I doubt she cares what SH thinks afterwards she already regards him so low but i doubt he would be happy with basically being conned since she was young.

 

27 minutes ago, linhlinh111 said:

I think ML doesn't hate her father, bc he, after all, is her father who provided for her and raised her. He was biased but he fulfilled his responsibility as a father and he never tried to harm nor use her. She just doesn't like him nor care about him. She enacted a revenge plan with 2 main targets: 1. Linniang's downfall for murdering her mother. 2. Molan cuz she hit her and ML didn't want to marry Liang's son. For achieving this goal she risked the whole Sheng family's reputation and her own future. Sheng Hong was just a collateral damage, she didn't intentionally aim at him as a target, but she didn't try to protect him either cuz she didn't care.

 

 

 

I actually disagree i think ML hate's her father and does not care about him one bit , he never raised or provided for her either that was Grandma.

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35 minutes ago, leeza77 said:
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That's what's going to happen to all the vipers nesting in her household. She identified them as 2 fractions. Appear meek and stupid in front of them. Caused the leaders (the two mamas) to have power struggle with each other and flame the enmity with the help from nanny. Then, she and gty invited a special guest to their houfu, expecting the fight will break between these 2 fractions of servants, caused humiliation to her and gty that the servants' action are not pardonable and thus, eliminating those servants cum spies from their houfu in one big swoop. 

 

 

@leeza77  Upon reading this it's seems like a brilliant and funny plan.. I can ony imagine how hard GTY and ML must have laughed afterwards..

 

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44 minutes ago, linhlinh111 said:

I think ML doesn't hate her father, bc he, after all, is her father who provided for her and raised her. He was biased but he fulfilled his responsibility as a father and he never tried to harm nor use her. She just doesn't like him nor care about him. She enacted a revenge plan with 2 main targets: 1. Linniang's downfall for murdering her mother. 2. Molan cuz she hit her and ML didn't want to marry Liang's son. For achieving this goal she risked the whole Sheng family's reputation and her own future. Sheng Hong was just a collateral damage, she didn't intentionally aim at him as a target, but she didn't try to protect him either cuz she didn't care.

 

 

 

I actually disagree i think ML hate's her father and does not care about him one bit , he never raised or provided for her either that was Grandma.

Thank you @ForgottenSoulx  And probably hated him even more after what happen to her Granny.. Also right pn point Granny did everything for ML she was like her child and shieled ML from him and Lingnnaing. All Molan mom had to do was tell SH to sell her as a slave and he would have done it.. Anything to make Molan life better then all others he would have ML as Molan servant if she told him to..  SH agreed to selling ML out to save his face every time chance came up.. It was Granny always being the one to put her foot down against them when it came to ML.. All SH did was sat on the fence swaying in the wind he didn't really care what happened to her if she marries or not.. If she never married she would have ended up serving him and Big Mdm.. You see he never offered her anything such as a dowry for marrige nor did he add to her dowry.. But he took from Big Mdm for Molan..     

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This drama makes me hungry. Ha ha.. Food looks delicious and ml eats with gusto. The Dearest hubby helps the little wife wipes the mouth.. :wub:

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48 minutes ago, sava2sava said:
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You see he never offered her anything such as a dowry for marrige nor did he add to her dowry.. But he took from Big Mdm for Molan..     

 

Just want to clarify this bit im pretty sure he never took anything from Big MDN or grandma for Molans dowry i could be wrong though i think she just went with what her mother gave her.

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From the trailer, qh has actually changed. He became vengeful and secretly take a shot to gty's family member, disguising as doing his duty as an officer. Gty didn't believe it, but ml suspects it. 

 

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2 hours ago, leeza77 said:
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From the trailer, qh has actually changed. He became vengeful and secretly take a shot to gty's family member, disguising as doing his duty as an officer. Gty didn't believe it, but ml suspects it. 

 

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This makes me worried he might be part of the plot to take down GTY. I would be sad because even if I never liked him for ML, I didnt dislike his character.

 

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Watched the director's cut episode 43 and 44. It was pretty good although i don't understand. Rong'er was in two scenes i think. ML and Rong'er is getting along really well. One of the scene are the one when GTY,ML, Rong'er being playful together. I hope Rong'er will be in alot of episodes cause i really like seeing them together. Will be painful when MN returns though. I guess around that time there will be some strain on their relationship since MN will try to turn her against ML

 

@leeza77 Disgusting and he even dared to approach ML later according to the trailer

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C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting Jan 14)

 
posted by Anne J on January 21, 2019 Leave a comment
 
 
Spy Hunter cdrama Qin Junjie
CSM55 Cities + Online
 
Spy Hunter is only on its second week but the show seems poised to break 1% soon with recent ratings at 0.995%. It also made it into the top 10 online dramas in fourth place. I personally love the genre, and find the story reminiscent of Disguiser for obvious reasons (same author). 
 
The Story of Minglan pushes new highs to reach 1.5% this week while rankings for the rest of the dramas on TV seem to be keep to the same pace. Behind the Sceneshas improved by gradual increments throughout its run and manages to break past 0.8% in ratings. 
 
Meanwhile, the 10pm shows have been averaging at 0.6% though I Will Never Let You Go has done considerably well online. It currently ranks second and both Ariel Lin and Vin Zhang can be seen among the top 10 weekly celebs. The three leads of Minglan are also in the top 3 along with supporting actress Zhang Jianing in 8th place. Apart from Yang ZI, Deng Lun,Wang Kai and Yang Mi, everyone on the list has a drama airing at the moment 
 
CSM Nationwide
 
The Story of Minglan also leads nationwide with ratings above 1%. 
 
 
 
 
TV Ratings 
 
CSM55 Cities 
 
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*The above are mostly primetime shows that air at 19:30 while those highlighted in blue air at 22:00. **Rankings are overall rankings across the shows airing on the same night, regardless of air time. *** Reruns are not included. **** Dramas that air on CCTV (the state television broadcaster in China) are not included. ***** CSM55Cities and CSMNationwide are common tv metrics. 
 
Web Rankings 
 
Top Dramas (7-Day)  
5. Tao Hua Jie
9. Flipped
 
 
Top Celebrities (7-Day) 
4. Ariel Lin
5. Yang Zi
6. Deng Lun
9. Wang Kai
10. Yang Mi
 
*View count is based on the six streaming sites (Youku, iQiyi, Tencent, LeTV, Sohu, Mango) ** Star popularity is based on view count, weibo, douban, tieba, search results, etc *** iQiYi no longer provides view count. 
 
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Hi guys, does anyone know what are the current ratings for STORY OF MINGLAN in China? And how many views does it have as of now? Much thanks :D

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7 minutes ago, ForgottenSoulx said:

 

Just want to clarify this bit im pretty sure he never took anything from Big MDN or grandma for Molans dowry i could be wrong though i think she just went with what her mother gave her.

I agree @ForgottenSoulx, Concubine Lin wanted Old Mrs Sheng to give MoLan a dowry but only CL gave her stuff and Big Madam just have her a bracelet.

Correct me if I am wrong.

Bag Madam prepared a dowry that is as equal as RuLan and Old Mrs Sheng gave her a dowry too so she can stand on her own against the Gu Family. 

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3 minutes ago, Lunkera said:

Watched the director's cut episode 43 and 44. It was pretty good although i don't understand. Rong'er was in two scenes i think. ML and Rong'er is getting along really well. One of the scene are the one when GTY,ML, Rong'er being playful together. I hope Rong'er will be in alot of episodes cause i really like seeing them together. Will be painful when MN returns though. I guess around that time there will be some strain on their relationship since MN will try to turn her against ML

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Rong is a clever child. She might confuse for a while, but she is raised by her father and then spend a lot of time with ml. Both ml and gty would have imparted the wisdom for her to think clearly and make the best judgment. Besides manniang us not even actually care about rong. The child can discern that. 

 

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2 hours ago, sava2sava said:

Manniang wasn't stupid she took the son as a means to get back into the house after her and so called brother goes broke..

 

I dunno..Manniang is one of those characters thats unfathomable to me. I mean she was not too smart either:

 

1. Wanting to be the main wife of a guy from a noble house in line for a title with her status. Even if he loved her to bits, the dude would have been disowned and forget about a career of any kind.  Messing with his marriage proposals and his family, she doesnt realise the harm she causes him and by extesion herself (the Gus' had resolved to kill her and the kids at some point). Smart would have been taking concubine status and milking it like Lin.

 

2. She found his property deeds, knew he was rich and still pawned them cos he was not gonna find out?

 

3. Ran off with his son denying the son status, education and entry into genealogy records. So the son has absolutely no legal claim. GTY never asked the question (bless him) 'are they really my children?' after the so called brother was alive, but it must have crossed his mind and he wouldn't be in a rush to leave anything for this son. She twisted the knife emotionally but for financial gain, it was always a losing strategy.

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2 minutes ago, yingbaos said:

Hi guys, does anyone know what are the current ratings for STORY OF MINGLAN in China? And how many views does it have as of now? Much thanks :D

For web counts exceed 6 billion as today. (now only tencent still count the clicks) 
Tonight tv- wild list rating
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I'm glad the drama does well since it's an amazing story with amazing actors. I still remember Feng Shaofeng in Palace with Yang Mi. another drama that i loved.

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1 minute ago, Lunkera said:

I'm glad the drama does well since it's an amazing story with amazing actors. I still remember Feng Shaofeng in Palace with Yang Mi. another drama that i loved.

Yes, all the actors and crews deserve a standing ovation. 

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