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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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6 minutes ago, jaspenorfan said:

Haven't waited it yet but i might cause of the lead actor. I loved him in the cdrama "Palace/Goong" Plot seems good and interesting. A married couple working together and actually liking each other.

You will surely be hooked in it.. It's so interesting and amazing.. These two have explosive chemistry really.. It should be titled the wonderful story of minglan 

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5 minutes ago, Suzzy San said:

You will surely be hooked in it.. It's so interesting and amazing.. These two have explosive chemistry really.. It should be titled the wonderful story of minglan 

Or The Tsunami of Minglan.. More apt due to the roller coaster, up and down, full of villains, the spy, the pretender, the puppet master, the crazy ex, the evil step sister...story..

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15 hours ago, zenya22 said:

Aha! wise of GTY to extend the olive branch first to Yuan Ruo. politically correct. So, GTY not only making enemies but also busy making friends and political allies. The house of Qi is a good start. Hope he is successful.

I agree that this was a good move on GTY's part.  And he was very subtle about it, yet at the same time, making his point.  Yuan Ro was actually quite surprised, thinking GTY was there for battle.

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The best thing is to watch the actual episode.. Ep 74 TV version already explains the reason GTY asked for the divorce, although I do not really understand, but GTY's reason is not to test her, like I think ML now said if he thinks this separation will protect her, he is wrong.. Let's wait for eng sub to understand better.. What made me so happy for this scene was that GTY cried, the ever smiling and arrogant GTY cried, even though he was pretending to be cool, he really cried and they hugged each other in the end.. So awesome 

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39 minutes ago, leeza77 said:

Or The Tsunami of Minglan.. More apt due to the roller coaster, up and down, full of villains, the spy, the pretender, the puppet master, the crazy ex, the evil step sister...story..

:lol::joy:.. I agree Tsunami is more fitting 

7 minutes ago, leeza77 said:

Trailer.. 

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http://p.weibo.com/show/channerWbH5/1034:4338302354950277

Molan to be divorced? Attempt to kill ml's son, is it fengxian? 

 

Looks like the person that attempted to kill the son is the girl on her knees when ML is hitting the drum stating that GTY was framed 

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On 2/9/2019 at 9:25 AM, leeza77 said:

This is a happy ending drama. No worries 

In one of the episode, the husband seem to like the maid. So, eventually it will happen. I guess

So good to hear that this C-drama does have a happy ending.  So many of them do not.  This has been quite the journey for ML and GTY.  They deserve a happy ending, with some with peaceful times -- for a change. 

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24 minutes ago, leeza77 said:

Trailer.. 

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http://p.weibo.com/show/channerWbH5/1034:4338302354950277

Molan to be divorced? Attempt to kill ml's son, is it fengxian? 

 

Iw onder who the murderess is.  It is full of suspense now.  Seems like Minglan beat the gong for a very longtime since it shows daytime and then there's Xiaotao beating it and it is quite dark.  I hope Molan will get her just dessert.  Looks like her hubby has backbones and not easily blindsided after all.     

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I hope they don't succeed in killing the child. The old servant lady is asleep so I don't see who would be able to stop this person from killing the child. Wow this is so sad. 

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2 hours ago, Suzzy San said:

I think he didn't do it to test her, he, from what can be said, was just trying to not drag her into his fearless plan that might cause more problems if it fails.. Her openly showing her love just came as a coincidence with this issue so he was just too happy when she said she will stand by him and when prince Huan told him she went to beg the empress, even though it was a sad situation, since the way she is behaving was like during grandma's case, so he is just very happy he is the other very important person to .. I think he just didn't tell her that they had a plan so that GTY's failure will look more real since ML will beg hard for his release and also, the same thing, to not bring her more trouble by telling her an imperial secret.. GTY can sacrifice himself but he does not want to sacrifice MLan's happiness for one royal mission .. Then the ED wouldn't know she is walking into a trap.. 

 

It was my thought this was a plan between him, the King and his son. I go back to all the planning he did in order to get ML---so many plans and a good understanding of people. I also don't think that the consort to the King has as much influence as she think she does. I don't think being thrown into prison was planned to make ML confess her love for him, but I do think it's an extra bonus that he'll use to his advantage. ML not knowing the truth about the "plan" (if there really is one) is also a protection for her.

 

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On 2/9/2019 at 3:59 PM, 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..

 

@Suzzy San  It was never about her son it's always been all about her and what she wanted.. 3rd son wants a good relationship with his brother it's just his mom won't allow him to have one with GTY.. Even he said he don;t mind having the marquis title but he's not qualified for nor have work for it like GTY did.. Evil Step Mom blew a fuse hearing him say that..

 

Technically it's not a crime but it's not encouraged, reasons are:

1. The most prioritized mission of a man is to produce an heir. Back when filial piety is the guideline for everyone's actions, not having an heir is considered the biggest offense. And taking into account the medical condition of the time, the stake of a child not making it into adulthood is high, so men from noble families would have the responsibility to produce as many sons as possible, and that couldn't be done with just one woman. So elders usually use this excuse to shove women into their juniors' houses, sometimes for political causes.

 

2. In feudal times China, people tend to blame the woman for a man's misbehavior. For example if a man only has one woman, then his wife would be accused of jealousy, wicked, overpowering her man. These are very negative traits when judging a woman, which will put a lot of pressure on the couple. His peers will mock him (scared of your wife etc) and at some point they will break. Also in a marriage, having concubines is a method the husband (or his family/elders) uses to establish power over the wife and her family. This method is totally legit and not considered underhanded at all.

 

3. Sometimes lowborn women are considered as gifts or bestowals (for men with playboy personality this actually has positive meaning). Rejecting them is considered rude and make the giver lose face. So sometimes a person from a higher status could use this excuse to plant a spy or to serve other purposes. Again, it's not considered underhanded method. This is very interesting because it can be used in various ways (mostly by royals bc most of the time people cannot refuse their bestowals). Depends on the quality and status of the gift it can be considered as a symbol of fondness, a punishment or a shame to either the husband or the wife.

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Happy Camp with the cast. I hope someone would sub this eventually but the episode is very funny and seems like everyone is having fun at the set. Btw, Molan and Manniang look very pretty :wub:

 

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1 hour ago, shihuangdi said:

If Molan gets divorce, would she return to the Sheng house? Or where would she live then?

Not sure her dad would want her back since this will be a shameful event for the family.  :grimace:

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1 hour ago, lclarakl said:

 

It was my thought this was a plan between him, the King and his son. I go back to all the planning he did in order to get ML---so many plans and a good understanding of people. I also don't think that the consort to the King has as much influence as she think she does. I don't think being thrown into prison was planned to make ML confess her love for him, but I do think it's an extra bonus that he'll use to his advantage. ML not knowing the truth about the "plan" (if there really is one) is also a protection for her.

 

Exactly, ML not knowing is him protecting her from being too involved in the imperial power fight and her reaction of love is just a bonus he gets not that it's a test by him 

56 minutes ago, shihuangdi said:

Happy Camp with the cast. I hope someone would sub this eventually but the episode is very funny and seems like everyone is having fun at the set. Btw, Molan and Manniang look very pretty :wub:

 

They are so happy.. I'm so happy they are happy because they seem happy with each other.. And a lot of funny happiness was happening.. And it seems I am a happy poem writer:sweat_smile:

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So, in episode 69 why is the prostitute sneaking in the side door of the room if she and GTY do not have anything going on.

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4 hours ago, minglan1 said:

 Looks like Molan's husband has discovered what she has been up too.

@minglan1  Why is Molan so hell bent on interfering with Minglan matters.. I know it has to be more then her mom tablet reasons.. Even if it steems from jealousy what difference would it make.. It's not like she could marry GTY herself.. Wouldn't it be better for her to accept her Lil Sister married higher then her and to keep a good family relationship with her for the future of her children sake rather then continue to make more of and enemy to Minglan..  

 

@lclarakl  GTY has some hilarious diaologue in this drama.. I just sit back and wait for whatever is coming out of his mouth especially when dealing with stepmom the 4th and 5th house.. Love it when it tells the step mom her talent is a waste in the Gu house she needs to join the southern opera troupe..:w00t:

 

4 hours ago, shihuangdi said:

Looks like her husband mentions something about ML and how evil Molan and her mother are. Did he find out about Molan involvement in the releasing Aunt Kang?

@shihuangdi  I'm wondering since her plan to barrow Aunt Kangs knife to kill Ming Lang, Have she hookup with Evil Step Mom.. It seens she trying to strike Minglan while GTY is supposed to be out of the equation with the courts and loosing his position.. If so I hope she gets found out and husband kicks her out of the home for good..  

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Hey all, does anyone have a copy of the new episode schedule? I remember it being posted here but haven't been able to find it in this long thread :) Cheers and thanks in advance!

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45 minutes ago, frenchfan said:
2 hours ago, shihuangdi said:

If Molan gets divorce, would she return to the Sheng house? Or where would she live then?

Not sure her dad would want her back since this will be a shameful event for the family.  :grimace:

@shihuangdi & @frenchfan It's not so much about what SH says now it comes down to CB he seems to have the final say in all matters regarding the Sheng household.. CB would think if Molan don't get her way or if he does something she might not like given her personality and her past she's bold enough to kill his child..   CB wouldn't let her back in the home just because of her past actions regardless to how much SH dotes on her in the past.. I think she'll be sent to live at the farm or a temple.. 

 

23 hours ago, jongski said:

@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:

Yes @jongski I'm watching this one also.. I haven't watch any Kdrama because I've been so invested in this one also the thread for the past few weeks.. Also seeing @lclarakl  Has drop in, Hello,  

 

22 hours ago, lclarakl said:

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.

@lclarakl  GTY is the Man amongst the Men in this drama, 

 

23 hours ago, Suzzy San said:

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.. 

@Suzzy San  The Ed knows this she didn't ask the concubine (her niece) for her child with no reason.. She needs that child to remain in power and the bloodline will change eventually why not change it to keep part of her family linege involved in the royal court.. Also if her rebellion comes through she can place the child on the throne and she rule behind the curtain until she's dead..  The Ed needs GTy out of the picture for good so her plans can come to fruitation.. She knows GTY can read her and foul up whatever she tries to do..  

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1 hour ago, Caley Webster said:

Hey all, does anyone have a copy of the new episode schedule? I remember it being posted here but haven't been able to find it in this long thread :) Cheers and thanks in advance!

New broadcast schedule 

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