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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 rewatched episode 3.  Did anyone else cried when ML lost her mom?  I did and I did each time I watched that part :bawling:  In the end her mom died due to excessive bleeding and no help around to assist in the birth....so sad.  And here we see that GTY actually helped ML and so I guessed he knew of her plight growing up in Sheng household.  

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7 minutes ago, icyphoenix said:

The show broke the ratings of 1%..it broke the ratings on jan 2 episode!! 

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I have to binge watch it after my exams.. 

 

Bravo!  I am glad that it broke the 1% rating.  Phew........

5 hours ago, UnniSarah said:

Hello @leeza77  ..... I am not familiar with names so please bare with me . Lol Who is Ershu????

 

 

 

Hello @ForgottenSoulx  He does remember her, The scene when he returns to the HSeng Household and see QH fanning Ming Lan. He truned to SC and say he would have never recognized her because she is so different. Also he know her life has been quite difficult. At the Polo match he told the lady who was wondering if he lost the game for ML or ML's friend. He commented that HER LIFE IS VERY DIFFICULT. Then he says he We shouldn't let ML's friend cry. 

@UnniSarah  Ershu = GTY.  Due to his status, Qiheng called him Ershu (Second uncle).  Then all the Sheng girls called him the same.  Except Changbai and his brother I think.

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10 minutes ago, icyphoenix said:

The show broke the ratings of 1%..it broke the ratings on jan 2 episode!! 

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I have to binge watch it after my exams.. 

 

@icyphoenixAll the best in ur exam, sis.

 

Thanks for the good news. Hoping ratings rise higher.

 

 

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5 hours ago, zenya22 said:

episode 16:  I found this so funny. Mama Liang's son flirted with and likes Miss brow bending, poetry reciting, coquetry acting, Molan but Mama Liang dislikes her immensely because Mama favors Miss mallet whacker, polo contest winner, Ming Lan. Mama is loud of whom she dislikes and likes. 

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But I am thinking Molan will fail in catching the right mother in law, no matter whose mother it is.... because mothers can see through her brow bending, poetry reciting, coquetry acting, throat whining petty self..  

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2 minutes ago, zenya22 said:

But I am thinking Molan will fail in catching the right mother in law, no matter whose mother it is.... because mothers can see through her brow bending, poetry reciting, coquetry acting, throat whining petty self..  

Smart women can see through all the acts of woman like molan, concubine lin or manniang.. But smart men are really blind or refused to acknowledge the truth. 

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@frenchfan I do feel that ML has good feelings about QH too. She admires him to a certain extent I believe. That, and probably slightly infatuated too since she's really young and QH's showing so much affection. 

But at the same time, both ML and her granny know that it's simply not possible, or I guess more appropriately, not feasible. 

QH is too sheltered from his upbringing to truly understand ML and her suffering or injustice as an unfavoured concubine's daughter. He may feel that he knows, but sometimes we can never truly understand the pain until we have experienced it. 

And that's also why during the class debate he didn't make a stand when first asked. Because he was never in a situation where he had to fight, or not being favoured. 

It's a blessing, but also a curse. Like ML's grandma said, having a good life with perfect upbringing could result in the person being "blind and deaf", and that's why ML should always be alert. 

 

And I feel this is where GTY has the "advantage". He truly does understand ML because he's been there. 

It's like although they don't speak to each other, there's an implicit understanding between the 2. 

Of course, their "interaction" many years ago helped.

- From ML saying, without any hesitation, that it's great for 2nd uncle to be with 2nd brother because he (GTY) would be able to help, to

- GTY knows that ML is hiding a lot more than she's showing herself to be, and is probably laughing at them quietly, while they debate to wit's end (which she did in her final answer to the teacher that pretty much shut everyone else up and put the QH and GTY in a bind), to - his off comment that she has had a very hard life while watching her at the polo match.

-  the fall on her face when they asked GTY to play the polo game on behalf, as she already know how good he is at it even before anyone else said anything, and that didn't change even when GTY offered to play with his left hand. 

- and finally, GTY egging her on, and the confident look in his face that ML will play even if she plays alone, even if she stood lil chance, because he knows she will simply not give up until the end. 

 

I also really liked that GTY believes that ML is capable in handling a lot of things on her own, probably because he has seen her other side, her true side, albeit many years ago. 

Whether in his conversation with QH that she'll be able to handle the sisters and the debate, to him egging her on on both occasions during the debate and the polo game. 

 

I believe both QH and GTY love (Or will love) ML, in their own way. 

The difference though is that QH puts her on the pedestal, and try to protect her (probably to her, and his own detriment), while GTY seems to want to set ML free, to be who she really is. For he could see that beneath her calm and serene face, is probably a depressed and lonely person, suppressing herself, for some peace, and more importantly, for her survival. 

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I also really like how ML is playing "blind and deaf" all the while learning and knowing whats happening. 

Its telling that she's lying low. In the class with Momo, when Molan turned up and Rulan commented that concubine Lin prolly used some low tricks to get the daughter in there, it clearly shows that ML was listening, but she just turned her head and continues "sleeping". 

 

While her actions was "exposed" by Momo, ML has successfully fooled everyone else. Hence even when she has her own court and is now managing the finances of the house, both moms still think that she's merely a puppet for grandma! Which obviously lowers their guard against her. 

 

So while she's quiet, and playing "blind and deaf", the ones who are truly "blind and deaf" are those who are the loudest in the house. 

 

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Hello! It feels like ages since I post in here.. 

let me just say how much I LOVE this drama, I already read a few translated chapters of the novel, and I loved it, but also how the drama creates its own life without making it cringeworthy for the novel readers like me

 

Tbh seeing the characters being played is very refreshing, but also frustrating. Like how I found the 5th sister to be more loveable but the Big Madam is so frustrating!

 

I am always on the GTYxML ship, the fact that Yingbao actually marrying FSF is like my ship already sailing even before it stars :bawling:

 

Also may I ask how many episodes will be aired each week?

 

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6 minutes ago, nichiwoohee said:

Hello! It feels like ages since I post in here.. 

let me just say how much I LOVE this drama, I already read a few translated chapters of the novel, and I loved it, but also how the drama creates its own life without making it cringeworthy for the novel readers like me

 

Tbh seeing the characters being played is very refreshing, but also frustrating. Like how I found the 5th sister to be more loveable but the Big Madam is so frustrating!

 

I am always on the GTYxML ship, the fact that Yingbao actually marrying FSF is like my ship already sailing even before it stars :bawling:

 

Also may I ask how many episodes will be aired each week?

 

The broadcasting timetable. 12 episodes perweek. Sunday-Thursday 2 episodes pernight. Friday-Saturday one episode only

 
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46 minutes ago, leeza77 said:

The broadcasting timetable. 12 episodes per week. Sunday-Thursday 2 episodes pernight. Friday-Saturday one episode only

 
 
 

@leeza77Thanks so much, i happen to be searching for the broadcasting schedule. :D

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6 minutes ago, minoku2209 said:

@leeza77Thanks so much, i happen to be searching for the broadcasting schedule. :D

Welcome:D and for the info Monday to Thursday broadcast starts at 8.00pm. Friday to Sunday, at 7.30pm

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4 hours ago, cheekychipmunk_stv said:

 

I'm upset with ML father. How can he scold ML and say ML brings shame to family for horse riding. If it was Ruolan who did that race, he would have praised her to no end. So biased.

I don’t think his reaction would have been as bad if QH was not her partner. With the way Molan was acting in the carriage ride back, pretty she made a point of it to their father. But that was CF’s fault for quitting leaving ML without a partner...haha, he didn’t want to be humiliated by GTY again like in pitch-pot.

Reminds me of when grandma told Momo, the more you praise ML, the more the other two (mainly Molan) will act up against her. And most of the crowd were praising ML for her polo play.

 

@icyphoenix best of luck on your exams.

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1 hour ago, m0us3y said:

I also really like how ML is playing "blind and deaf" all the while learning and knowing whats happening. 

Its telling that she's lying low. In the class with Momo, when Molan turned up and Rulan commented that concubine Lin prolly used some low tricks to get the daughter in there, it clearly shows that ML was listening, but she just turned her head and continues "sleeping". 

 

While her actions was "exposed" by Momo, ML has successfully fooled everyone else. Hence even when she has her own court and is now managing the finances of the house, both moms still think that she's merely a puppet for grandma! Which obviously lowers their guard against her. 

 

So while she's quiet, and playing "blind and deaf", the ones who are truly "blind and deaf" are those who are the loudest in the house. 

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2 hours ago, leeza77 said:

The broadcasting timetable. 12 episodes perweek. Sunday-Thursday 2 episodes pernight. Friday-Saturday one episode only

 
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Thank you so much! I keep on refreshing to see will there be any new episodes.. everyday :joy:

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4 hours ago, m0us3y said:

@frenchfan

 

I believe both QH and GTY love (Or will love) ML, in their own way. 

The difference though is that QH puts her on the pedestal, and try to protect her (probably to her, and his own detriment), while GTY seems to want to set ML free, to be who she really is. For he could see that beneath her calm and serene face, is probably a depressed and lonely person, suppressing herself, for some peace, and more importantly, for her survival. 

 

I love what you said but i think this perfectly describes the two guys so well. 

 

QH wants to protect her while GTY want's to set her free. 

 

Perfectly describes them. 

 

https://cdramabase.com/online-ratings/

 

Hit its highest online viewers yet at 206m on the 4th.

 

 

TV rating's here also.

 

https://cdramabase.com/tv-ratings/

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I'll explain a bit about what is happening with the maids from both mothers. When sons of a rich family set up their own courtyard around age 10-11... they are given servants and maids.  Outer yard servants were lowest rank...doing menial jobs and becoming an inner yard servant was a very competitive field. Inner yard servants had less back breaking jobs and were in charge of taking care of their master and his needs....his clothes, food and other personal needs. So when they come of age most likely these young masters have taken some of these inner yard maids to their bed. It was allowed as the parents didn't want their sons becoming regulars at brothels and ruin their family name. And sometimes the girls were themselves willing... to raise their status. But these maids were never allowed to become concubines and taken inside the house and given their own place. Any kids borne by them will not be legitimate.

Da niang had originally sent over 4-5 maids to Chang bai but he only took one of them to his bed.....the quietest one ....Yangbao(sheep). I don't remember about Changfeng but most likely he already has a few of them...

So these 2 maids were sent by both mothers first, for spying on ML but more importantly, I think...to keep them away from their sons....as either they started getting ideas to raise their ranks by sleeping with the young masters or they were sincerely crushing on them. Both not a good idea when they'll be bringing in main wives pretty soon.

So ML was being very cunning in sending the maid who had a crush on Changbai to serve him so that he'd get offended by her and get her ousted.....and Lin niang's head maid was purposely taken by the route on which ML knew CF will be meeting the other one...so she can report to her mistress that the maid was still in contact with the young master.

I don't know if they will add the scene after that....

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For the first time ML deliberately manipulated her brother whom she liked a lot. She was so distressed on how she had used him that she cried in granny's arms that she didn't want to do stuff like this.

 

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1 hour ago, ForgottenSoulx said:

 

I love what you said but i think this perfectly describes the two guys so well. 

 

QH wants to protect her while GTY want's to set her free. 

 

Perfectly describes them. 

 

https://cdramabase.com/online-ratings/

 

 

So true. Imo, letting someone be free and herself is the deepest and most mature form of love.

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And this is why their big fight will be when he realises she doesnt feel free enough with him. 

 

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4 hours ago, leeza77 said:

Tomorrow night, GTY twin tragedies that lead to the change to his life. 

What happened? I read somewhere his son is gone

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