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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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I was hoping SH would man up after ML confronted him over the chess board. But he's still acting as cowardly as ever.

 

So it must be Changbai thats standing behind her in that painting in the closing credits when she rings the gong..

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32 minutes ago, Sirry Usly said:

I feel like I missed this. In what episode do they give each other secret glances? 

the episode when the maid reported to Molan what happened at the Gu Manor, and then Molan said the husband has come home and the maid left Molan and Molan was looking out the window while the maid and the husband were crossing at each other's way in the courtyard and 6th liang glanced at the maid with a smirk in his face and the maid with a bit of a smile in  her face as if they were sharing some secret. Maybe it is just my interpretation, but with the 6th Liang can't help but have a dirty mind interpretation with his glances 

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4 minutes ago, zenya22 said:

the episode when the maid reported to Molan what happened at the Gu Manor, and then Molan said the husband has come home and the maid left Molan and Molan was looking out the window while the maid and the husband were crossing at each other's way in the courtyard and 6th liang glanced at the maid with a smirk in his face and the maid with a bit of a smile in  her face as if they were sharing some secret. Maybe it is just my interpretation, but with the 6th Liang can't help but have a dirty mind interpretation with his glances 

Actually, he just like tell her she will be either in trouble or will maybe brle favored if she tell him about Molan or not.. He definitely was just trying to get things from her.. It's nothing much.. And the linninag maid was not given much importance and sent to hard labor that's why she could serve the prisoner Kang aunt and as such was able to meet Molan to bicker when she came to Sheng house.. 

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2 minutes ago, huahuacaocao said:

Wtf, I thought there were only 73 eps so it would end today, but there's an ep 74 and 75???

Tv version has been increased to 78.One of the poster shared it earlier.

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10 minutes ago, Suzzy San said:

maybe brle favored if

maybe favored, means what favor in the language of powerful men? Favored in exchange for what? Molan would not set her free (as in give back her slave contract or burn it) so she can go home to marry the man the family selected for her and the 6th liang knew this. He took advantage and said that she would not get anything from Molan but if she gave him the information he was asking for that she in return will be favored by him as he attempted to caress her face. She gave him the information and in return he would have to favor her would he not??   

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3 minutes ago, zenya22 said:

maybe favored, means what favor in the language of powerful men? Favored in exchange for what? Molan would not set her free (as in give back her slave contract or burn it) so she can go home to marry the man the family selected for her and the 6th liang knew this. He took advantage and said that she would not get anything from Molan but if she gave him the information he was asking for that she in return will be favored by him as he attempted to caress her face. She gave him the information and in return he would have to favor her would he not??   

Considering the husband, he just tricked her to think they will have an affair together, but he just forget about her after the information, or they might be having the affair but it's not been shown.. Either way, the maid is still with stupid Molan either pretending to serve her well just to remain in her house or she is as stupid as Molan, so she still serves her and thinks Molan wishes her well, 

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11 hours ago, zenya22 said:

I vote G here while relating to GTY situation, GTY is the chest piece that the writer made to be sly with a bad reputation. Why sly? because he made all of the hidden members and supporters of the dowager and those who are capitalizing on the their hatred of GTY to show support for the dowager come out of the woodwork. Now the red wolf and his kin will know whom they are dealing with and what means they are using. :cold_sweat:

Interesting...the cast who are most likely to get criticism of fans for causing trouble to the lead couple(emperor,SH) have posted on SM hinting there is more at play and everything is not yet revealed.

So it might be the way you suggested.

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25 minutes ago, Suzzy San said:

Considering the husband, he just tricked her to think they will have an affair together, but he just forget about her after the information, or they might be having the affair but it's not been shown.. Either way, the maid is still with stupid Molan either pretending to serve her well just to remain in her house or she is as stupid as Molan, so she still serves her and thinks Molan wishes her well, 

 

Hmm that body language from Playboy Liang looked like there was a lil' something going on. She's probably a double agent, having affair on the side. She's probably gonna blackmail MoL later on into getting concubine status.

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6 hours ago, m0us3y said:

@nichiwoohee @leeza77

I actually don't think GTY will be able to handle her if she's really jealous tho. 

Not because he's incapable to, but because he doesn't have the heart to. 

Once, ML said that if he feels sorry because she did so much, he just needs to lose to her for 2 rounds of touhu games. 

GTY responded that "I'll lose to you forever"..

It felt like he meant more than just the games. 

That he will give in to her...

 

So it seems GTY only wanted ML to be anxious, but not quite ready to deal with the ML that's actually angry anxious. 

That's why GTY told CB that he won't let him go if ML gets mad at him over prostitute Wei. 

The way he reacts when ML brought up prostitute Wei was funny.

And more hilarious, when he was happy that ML is jealous of FengXian, but then looked totally bewildered when ML went to the extent of asking XiaoTao to not help him get dressed! :lol:

 

 

 

Yeah, gty might be big bad wolf outside, but he’s scared of his little fox wife. He just want her to sulk, not mad at him :lol:

 

 

2 hours ago, sava2sava said:

@nichiwoohee  I'm was wondering is it some kind of crime if there's no concubines in the house.  From the ED down to the relatives all tried to stick concubines in the house for there very own selfish reasons.

 

They just wanted to plant spies and sow discord. The most annoying thing was when stepmom told ml to accept the biao mei as to expand the family, to have more children, while she’s pregnant

As if a wife couldnt go black hearted like those palace concubines by making sure the husband stay infertile, and then what?? :angry:

 

I also feel bad for gtw, he seems very sincere to gty, I remember he was excited accompanying gty to the exam taking, also secretly asking cb how gty is doing. I hope drama keep him that way, at least give gty one decent blood relative. 

 

The harder gty fall, the sadder ml will be, the fiercer gty will exact his revenge. 

I’m glad the accusation isnt really considered capital, because when all things done, the emperor (or prince huan hopefully for me) could nullified it by citing gty’s merit of saving the empire once again

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1 minute ago, mooose said:

 

Hmm that body language from Playboy Liang looked like there was a lil' something going on. She's probably a double agent, having affair on the side. She's probably gonna blackmail MoL later on into getting concubine status.

I wish so.. Molan needs to get her own dose of payback 

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12 hours ago, m0us3y said:

@nichiwoohee @leeza77

I actually don't think GTY will be able to handle her if she's really jealous tho. 

Not because he's incapable to, but because he doesn't have the heart to. 

Once, ML said that if he feels sorry because she did so much, he just needs to lose to her for 2 rounds of touhu games. 

GTY responded that "I'll lose to you forever"..

It felt like he meant more than just the games. 

That he will give in to her...

 

So it seems GTY only wanted ML to be anxious, but not quite ready to deal with the ML that's actually angry anxious. 

That's why GTY told CB that he won't let him go if ML gets mad at him over prostitute Wei. 

The way he reacts when ML brought up prostitute Wei was funny.

And more hilarious, when he was happy that ML is jealous of FengXian, but then looked totally bewildered when ML went to the extent of asking XiaoTao to not help him get dressed! :lol:

 

 

He wants her to be...

Jealous by 3 ounce,

Anxious by 2 ounce,

With 5 ounce each of caring and concern....

He has figured out the perfect recipe of how ML must think about him... Was gently goading her to be set in the mould for him to enjoy...Enter CB and his carefully laid plans go awry in a jiffy.

Poor GTY he really has no methods against ML..she will always have the upper hand.:D

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Now I understands why they leave the capital in the end.. Ming Lan carries to much hatred in her heart that needs to calm down ad GTY will exact revenge on anyone that messes with his wife and uosets her heart.

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I have to ask this if GTY gets exiled why is there soilders at his home don't the ED not know of GTY being exiled.. This makes no sense to me at all.. So now the ED is trying to kill him and what for..?

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@sava2sava you watching this show too. Me as well. I binge watch this 3days 10 episodes each.

 I like to curl that hair of 4th sister molan! grrr! That mother and daughter! :angry:

 

 

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18 minutes ago, sava2sava said:

I have to ask this if GTY gets exiled why is there soilders at his home don't the ED not know of GTY being exiled.. This makes no sense to me at all.. So now the ED is trying to kill him and what for..?

I think it's a rebel period and GTY was never exiled he was just put down in power and made a foot soldier.. Then I think from the novel they just went to another place out of the country after he was reinstated and as a political mission for his position.. ED definitely knows that he still supports prince Huan and if prince Huan becomes the next king GTY will in no time come back to power and will deal with her.. 

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5 hours ago, sava2sava said:

I have to ask this if GTY gets exiled why is there soilders at his home don't the ED not know of GTY being exiled.. This makes no sense to me at all.. So now the ED is trying to kill him and what for..?

The ending sub plot is a different one than the book so no one knows what will pan out. They have incorporated most of the major book incidents.This is my understanding based on what others who read the book have shared.We possibly will a rebellion but not sure if there will be an exile.Since emperor wants to reclaim lost lands like Prince Huan they might send him to fight with demoted status.

 

If he is succesful they will give back his old status proving magnanimity of the rulers as well as preventing GTY from being too powerful to cause future discomfort.Politics even makes people who are faithful allies cut to size.If they have ability to dull imperial rulers shine it isn't seen kindly.

 

I can understand why GTY might choose going to the border with family once the hostile Gu's are dealt with.Staying in the capital the power couple will never face peace.Their ability to become a power center will cause friends and foes to be wary always.

 

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I finally decided to watch this drama because I knew it would be addictive. OMG! This drama is turning out to be one of the best Chinese Period dramas I've seen in a long time. The beginning episodes were a little rocky because they looked to old for they age they were depicting and the angst was over the top. However, this story settled down nicely and I loved how they developed the relationship between Ming Lan and Gu. I love the manly, comic side of Gu. I didn't find him as attractive as young man, but I find him extremely attractive as an adult male.

 

Such a good drama....definitely on my rewatch list (unless the ending sucks). 

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4 hours ago, minglan1 said:

Tv version has been increased to 78.One of the poster shared it earlier.

 

I thought filming wrapped up April 2018? So how can they increase the episodes from 73 to 78....less editing?

 

Nice surprise if true.

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8 minutes ago, lclarakl said:

 

I thought filming wrapped up April 2018? So how can they increase the episodes from 73 to 78....less editing?

 

Nice surprise if true.

They have probably planned this before because the episodes was like more than 73 when it was first announced and then they changed it to 73, maybe out of the thought that a lot might not like it, so they are back to maintaining the episodes planned to avoid rushed endings 

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