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[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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7 hours ago, minglan1 said:

The confrontation of Yuanrao and GTY was so well done.He didn't go out of his character.He truly believed that GTY has swindled Manninag like him and would do the same to the emperor.He was making sure that no one else is hurt due to GTY by bringing it up in the court.He still lacks foresight like before.

He has blinkers on while arriving at conclusions about situations. It ends up hurting him when things go differently than anticipated.

It does lays the foundation of why ML would have a conversation with him.She is the only one who can make him take a deeper look at how he has been handling things.

 

The tangled relationships would smoothen out.The process has begun.This week is going to be an eventful one in the Marquis household.

Just wish the subbing was faster.

 

Note to self: Never start watching a drama until it is subbed half way through.

 

You’re so right @minglan1, never ever start watching a drama until it’s subbed

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QH should realize the entire blame for bringing ML and GTY together lies on his own head. Who told him to pray for a good husband for ML at the Youqing Monastery? Thats why they say.... be c

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2 hours ago, lilkat75 said:

 A bit off topic but I wanted to discuss a bit about the Emperor, ED and palace politics. So I've read in a previous post that GTY pubically asked for leniency for his GU family on purpose as an elaborate scheme. Do you guys still think that is the case that GTY and the prince are scheming to get rid of the ED's power? For me, I'm a little unsure since ED and GTY's stepmother are both scheming against him but I guess that's the norm for the latter :sweatingbullets: Also, what are anyone's thoughts on the current Emperor? To me, he seems a bit eh, this is coming from the fact that he was refusing to become Emperor even though the previous Emperor was in a precarious situation. Anyways, onto the ED, at first she was fine but as we know, she seems to want to hold onto power. Commenting on her conversation with GTY in much earlier episodes, I think she was mentioning how her husband (the previous Emperor) was generous and benevolent and yet GTY seems to be going back on it (something along these lines...I can't exactly remember but you'll get the gist of it). On this point, I do agree especially watching the scene where the palace maid during the rebellion mentioned how the Emperor didn't say anything when she hadn't done her job of getting the tea. Plus the ED also said that he was forgiving (?) towards the palace servants whenever they made a mistake. However, being a kind Emperor doesn't necessarily make you a good ruler. I say this because he was about to make the heir from the Yong (?) family the Emperor supposedly. Yes, the Yong family had lots of power and connections and we didn't get to see much as of them,  so I can't have quite an accurate grasp of the personality of the Yong heir. However, what I can say is they did abuse power and justice. For example, they had a noble daughter (I don't know her name) kidnapped, raped and made a mockery in the crowds when she was thrown out simply on the basis that the Yong/third princess wants to marry QH. They refused the other family justice in finding the culprit (for obvious reasons) due to their might, connection and power. Furthermore, they held QH's father captive (QH's mother even begged the ED) and threatened QH with ML and her family's disappearance. QH even laughed when he said something along the lines of what has the world/country become with future rulers like this ... ED seems to have ignored/not known this about the Yong family which she has a lot of support from in the current palace politics. If you read this all, thanks it's:D quite rambly and disjointed at times but I find it interesting. 

 

Thanks for mentioning about the palace politicking.I initially thought that GTY and prince Huan had a plan in place for bringing the downfall of ED but not so sure right now.

They did plot to steal the jade seal from her and are aware of her intentions.It seems from the conversation between GTY and prince Huan after MN incident that they are dodging her moves for now.

If it weren't for his ambitious son and GTY's coaxing don't think the current emperor would have ended on the throne.He is a guy who likes a peaceful life without complications.The palace just makes him walk a tight rope of maintaining his balance of power.Given a choice he would prefer the leisurely stroll among his wheat/paddy fields instead.

There was a mention in one of the earlier episodes by GTY that ED is stalling the reforms that emperor wants to implement.She has her own people in positions of power who are corrupt and is unwilling to let them go.

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7 hours ago, ForgottenSoulx said:

 

Also apparently China has banned Palace drama's now.. My Queen Dugu and Zhao Ge better still be able to air, been waiting age's for these and they would make me feel less empty haha.

 

 Broadcast of palace intrigue dramas like Ruyi, Yanxi etc have been halted after the Chinese government media published an article listing 5 major negative effects of such productions, which include:

 

1. it has become fashionable to idolise the lifestyle of royalty, whereby those who bask in the glory of royalty end up being arrogant

2. The detailed portrayal of palace intrigues will worsen social evolution, which is incompatible with the socialist core values currently advocated by China, and a very real danger

3. Glorifying the era of emperors of ministers, detracting away from the glory of the current regime, the founding fathers of New China, model heroes and outstanding communists

4. Promoting luxury and pleasure, showcasing the extravagant style of the palace, which goes against the country's advocacy of the beautiful tradition of hard work

5. The one-sided pursuit of commercial interests while weakening positive spiritual guidance. Despite the commercial hype and success of such shows, there is no positive significance in cultural development

 

Original news article here.

Owh ooo did not know about these new restrictions. No wonder few chinese dramas are left hangging halfway without English subs.. sob sob.

 

Ep 51.. really broke my heart. I cannot imagine, after years of searching, to discover the child dead! 

 

This Gu family members are simply horrible. Why is GTY still giving them face? Look at Sheng household.. very secretive. (Beating concubine Lin which led to her death and also punishing Molan's 2 childhood maids with death) 

 

Can't GTY be more firm in handling them (discretely). In this respect, I feel GTY is very weak. Yes of 'cos he has to be cautious of his position.. but there are so many ways esp him having so many people at his disposal to do all the dirty work for him. (eg banishing MN).

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Finally the political aspect is starting to kick in. QH fairs way better as an antagonist to TY. I want to see his transition/change in attitude through the course of the drama, since his scenes mostly consist of hanging around his manor & hopelessly romanticizing ML.

 

Even his earlier interactions w/ ML is quite abysmal. During his family's predicament, I pity him. He's been a dull goodytwo shoes, so it will be interesting how he strays from that image & be more conniving & methodical in the political scene. QH's wife is quite witty herself. 

 

Since his initial appearance & into 40 episodes, his character development has been non-existent. Now that he's part of the imperial palace, it's going to be interesting how QH work his way in favor of the imperial/dowager's power. 

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20 minutes ago, Katrina Abdul Talib said:

Owh ooo did not know about these new restrictions. No wonder few chinese dramas are left hangging halfway without English subs.. sob sob.

 

Ep 51.. really broke my heart. I cannot imagine, after years of searching, to discover the child dead! 

 

This Gu family members are simply horrible. Why is GTY still giving them face? Look at Sheng household.. very secretive. (Beating concubine Lin which led to her death and also punishing Molan's 2 childhood maids with death) 

 

Can't GTY be more firm in handling them (discretely). In this respect, I feel GTY is very weak. Yes of 'cos he has to be cautious of his position.. but there are so many ways esp him having so many people at his disposal to do all the dirty work for him. (eg banishing MN).

 

What would you suggest him do? Kill them? Or imprison them? He's the head of the household now, he has to protect them whether he wants to or not. Anything bad happens to them, he could be implicated too, because technically, they are his responsibility. As long as they behave, there's no reason for him to handle them. MN commits grave crimes towards him, he and ML didn't even dare to touch a hair on her head, but she still manage to bite him in the behind. Right now he can't afford to make any mistake with ED and QH watching him like hawks. Not to mention his scary stepmother, she's already gone around tarnishing him and his wife reputation, they don't need to give her more opportunities to harm them. Remember, the whole capital still thinks of her as a saint, if anything happens to her, it would definitely blamed on him. If he was alone, then he could be reckless, but he has a family now, ML would never let him do anything rash.

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This drama is so nerve wrecking. I get anxious watching it. It's unpredictable too, which makes even more fun to watch. I want TY&ML to pull through together until the very end. 

 

QH still has ML in his heart grinds my teeth. <_< Move on dude. He's like a fly ready to be shoo away w/a bug swatter. He fails in comparison to TY. TY is an A+ in my book & exceeds in everyway character-wise.

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3 minutes ago, greenwatch08 said:

This drama is so nerve wrecking. I get anxious watching it. It's unpredictable too, which makes even more fun to watch. I want TY&ML to pull through together until the very end. 

 

QH still has ML in his heart grinds my teeth. <_< Move on dude. He's like a fly ready to be shoo away w/a bug swatter.

I can't watch the stepmom scene.. She is despicable and the most evil character in this drama...what's more she is actually best friend with Auntie Kang, the equally detestable evil maniac character. I feel like slapping soundly both of them when they were gossipping at the house party. Or just ask ml to slap them for me. Ml slap is the best. The sound was crisp. The angle for her hand just high enough to give an optimum effect abd the location of slapping was exact.. Ha ha. :joy:

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20 minutes ago, leeza77 said:

I can't watch the stepmom scene.. She is despicable and the most evil character in this drama...what's more she is actually best friend with Auntie Kang, the equally detestable evil maniac character. I feel like slapping soundly both of them when they were gossipping at the house party. Or just ask ml to slap them for me. Ml slap is the best. The sound was crisp. The angle for her hand just high enough to give an optimum effect abd the location of slapping was exact.. Ha ha. :joy:

They're both so heinous. They try to kiss up to QH& his wife and TY & ML 'cus their dumbnut of a family is now in a rut. Such two-face rats. Just throw the whole Gu house away in the pigsty.

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3 minutes ago, dramaninja said:

Bahaha was that a hug fight they had??? how adorable its funny seeing people trying to break it up :joy:

The so called fight was good for them.. I can see changes in ml where she was more open.. Lol. She hit gty few times. 

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I dunno why ppl say ML is not jealous of GTY with another woman becos she does, only she didnt show it to GTY.

 

Here's my 2 cents...

First when the servants were sent by the Gu clan, there's a pretty Mingyue. She gave specific instruction not to let anyone including MY to go close to GTY's study nor his approximity, even if her excuse is she didnt trust all of them. And she told the girl her husband doesnt like her, which is true but GTY never tells her directly abt the girl. 

 

Then there's the palace girls whom the dowager ask her to take them to be GTY's concubine but she cleverly refused & suggested they shud be married off to the single young soldier captains, which the dowager reluctantly accept. Point is, her hubby never gets to see the girls when she made the decisions.:P (yes, way to go ML)

 

We know ML is someone who is very good at dodging & evading to avoid confrontation. However she is very clear & being trained from young that capable men in her era will have more than one woman in  his life & that's why granny wants her to marry a man without title but still  trained her  to control household & concubines. ML even told GTY if he wants to take in concubine in future please find someone who can lives in harmony with her. Afterall she is a concubine's daughter & understand not all concubines are vicious. Also she understands concubines have their circumstances too just like her mother, & so does her husband, even if he refuse to have concubine but if gifted by the king  he still has to accept. Thus all she wants is her husband to be fair. And since GTY doesnt have a concubine everyone keep sending & offering one to him & rather having someone send to GTY, it is better for her to find a girl of her liking, screen her to ensure she's free outside entaglement before sending her to her husband. Once he has a concubine it will quiet up people & wud leave them in peace. I think in her mind emotions such as love & body needs such as lust are 2 different things. However men with vast experience like GTY knew better. From the time he falls in love with ML long ago since she lecture him abt bringing up Rong'er the right way, he decided to clean up his messy life, & make himself worthy of ML in her & her family eyes, he has been true to her ever since. And having her body & soul is his greatest achievement & that he wudnt trade off with anything or anyone but ML doesnt know this. Of course young ML doesnt really understand it becos a concubine is just a higher level servant who serves her husband in bed. Even if she is jealous she wud be understanding & accomodotive becos she loves her husband, which likewise GTY doesnt understand.

 

Honestly I think ML IS jealous, that's why she quickly went to sleep & sleep like log, so that she didnt have to think what's happening in the other room & that morning will come quickly so GTY will be by her side by then. Its only GTY was being childish & petty since he was head over heels with ML that he wanted ML to be possesive just like him. Only he forgot ML is a woman, thus her jealousy is shown in a different way than a man. 

 

Anyway hats down to GTY, its not easy for a cat to refuse a fresh fish meat served right under his nose...He just made ML the happiest woman on earth:D

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Viki is broke on iPhone users ugh...

 

EPISODE 51:

Omg QH was being so petty but when GTY was rubbing salt on his wounds and telling him how it is whether he keeps being in denial or not, he had to remind him and it hurt me to see QH cry. Because I can feel how much regret and resentment he must have for losing the love of his life. :bawling:  If I think about it, it’s like the saying, we were destined to meet but not to be together. :bawling: I am a little at agitated with GTY, because I feel he should be a little sympathetic towards QH. But like I said he is an opportunist and a go getter. I understand QH can not trust GTY again. Although he prayed ML to have a good husband, the last person he wanted to take her away was someone who was close/related to him.... But in due time hope he gets a wake up call and let go his pain and just learn to accept that ML was the love that got away. Now that GTY has taken ML from QH and Dr He, all the more he should cherish and treasure ML. 

 

I feel so sad for GTY kids. So sad to be birth with evil mother. 

That sixth Liang has no idea. He really pushed the buttons. Lol SH has been kept in the dark far too long, good for him to realize that CL is not just a liar who played him but also a murderer and his daughter Molan as well. 

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10 hours ago, dopez said:

 

MY SHIP IS SAILING YEYYYY :wub:

 

Yup. All the patient pay off when they see how awesome ML is XD and for the english translation you could just see it here...

 

 

Unfortunetly, only 32 chapters have been translated :(

Thanks BRo <3

 

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8 minutes ago, greenwatch08 said:

The dowager can kiss my left toe. TY wants to appease endless corruption but she wants to stir up problems for him. TY literally saved the emperor. If it wasn't for him, she would've been sliced porkchop. Ungrateful <_<

I agree @greenwatch08, the dowager is ungrateful. It’s not like she doesn’t know GTY’s life has been hell. She just so greedy for power. Smh meh 

 

can someone send me a link to watch 51 and 52with subs. A safe site to watch in iPhone...

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