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[Mainland Chinese Drama 2019] Under the Power 锦衣之下

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so I am back and have to go and read all your comment....hahaha! Still rewatching the drama....

 

Here is my first FMV, that I made for this drama....hope you like it.

 

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10 hours ago, polar15 said:

i watched this episode several time and become my fav episode so far 

Me too, especially the part where he was afraid of thunder and had to sleep on the same bed as JX and XX stumbled upon them came morning.  I just can't stop laughing whenever I see JX using her foot to keep XX away from LY:D.  Also the part where the pretend to still be amnesic LY spit on his shirtsleeves to try to be helpful and wipe XX's face after he got XX's face all wet with the water from the training bucket. 

 

@HopelesslyHooked, I think it's a list ranking the view counts of dramas that are currently available for internet streaming on sites like IQY.  UTP was not aired on TV but streamed on the internet only.  UTP has released all the episodes while others like PB still have new episodes scheduled for release each week.  I think UTP still have decent view counts because perhaps some haven't finished viewing all the episodes, some are rewatching and some have just discovered UTP from the good review of others who have seen it.

 

@LuMNaL, the video you just posted is very good quality.  Can you make one that has all the funny moments and will you take request like the moments I listed above in this post?   Thanks for the effort you put in your video.

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I found a photo of them on happy camp but not much additional info on it even after I clicked the link of the source that posted it on Weibo:

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Link of the one that posted on Weibo:

https://www.weibo.com/junjunhuihui?refer_flag=1001030103_

Maybe a more advanced Weibo user can make heads or tails of it and find out more on when it will be aired.

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4 hours ago, HopelesslyHooked said:

 

Hi, out of curiosity, what exactly is this list? How can a drama series that has completed its air time compete with others that are still airing?

 

this is the Net Index Play chart, they have several type of chart in China, one will be internet play chart, television chart, artist chart and ranking......then Prosperity Chart on the health of the drama during airing times....

 

endless :D hahaha so i only keep track of two chart....not possible for me to keep track of every single chart lols

 

 

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12 hours ago, polar15 said:

Wow i like to read all insight and opinion about actor and actress in. Imho, DD act really good in TMOPB but for PB...i have watched several but somehow i did not get same feeling in TMOPB. DD acted really good in there but in PB..i found less love feeling.

 

i have to agree.....TMOPB she was great ....just like in Diamond Lover she is as good....however when the full focus is on her....she cant really pull it together.....she had been stereotype by the director for cutie role, i like to see her break out from that role.......

 

 

12 hours ago, polar15 said:

I really like how he acted as LuYi, not only in his expression but also his gestures and personality. And yes i blown away by his act, when he was poison and he become 13, 8, and 15? Or 16? Then going back to 22...i feel the different smile and gesture and somehow he really cute as a 8 years old kid. :wub: 

 

hahha it was when he started off or before being a Brocade Officer, then after that he turn 13 and then 8 which later one he switch bk to 22 :D 

 

Allen did mention that he had fun acting in this series because he had the process of growing up :D 

 

 

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Under the Power maintain Top 3 in Feb/16 rating, i believe because some of the non-members is still catching up.....so maybe they will still remain in the chart for a bit more :) 

 

1. PB

2. iPartments 5

3. Under the Power

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Congratulations to UTP cast :) they remain on Top 1 in the chart for Period Drama

 

1. Under the Power

2. The Promise Keeper

3. Ever Night 2

 

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not only that both Allen and Tan SongYun nominated the chart for best favorite period drama artist for the total week of 7 respectively with Allen on Top 1 and SongYun on Top2 for the characters in Under the Power.

 

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6 hours ago, yueyyo said:

, the video you just posted is very good quality.  Can you make one that has all the funny moments and will you take request like the moments I listed above in this post?   Thanks for the effort you put in your video.

I am still very busy, as soon I have time, I will do it...

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On 2/15/2020 at 4:13 AM, rosamundekingsley99_stv said:

First, thank you for all the insightful comments!  I loved reading everyone's interpretations on when Lu Yi and Jin Xia fell in love.

 

My personal take - I don't think that it happened at any one defining moment; like the lead couple in The Story of Minglan (Minglan and Gu Tingye) - it happened slowly, so no one fell in love, but they just loved.  Which makes sense given Lu Yi's response at the table about what is more important than honor in episode 24: "Love.  Love, can also mean friendship and comradeship."

 

I very much enjoyed The Story of Minglan because Minglan and Gu Tingye loved each other despite their flaws and misgivings. They learned to love each other despite being angry with each other and not liking each other or each other's methods of dealing with crises at times.  Sometimes we don't even like the person we love, and I am not sure that many of us recognize this contradiction - that is what is so peculiar about love.

 

I actually was looking for another drama like The Story of Minglan, and although this couple in Under the Power is not married, Lu Yi and Jin Xia act as if they were already married.  They bicker endlessly, but subconsciously, they both know that they are safe with each other, and they complement each other. The fact that Jin Xia asked Lu Yi's assistance to find her family, that speaks volumes about the level of trust she has for him despite his being part of the imperial guard.

 

In fact, Jin Xia explains why she trusts him despite his being part of the imperial guard when Lu Yi reverts to a 13-year old - he is ruthless but he is not heartless, and he does not ask anyone to do what he is not willing to do himself.  He puts others above himself - but most people cannot see that because of his tough, cynical exterior. 

 

And why would Lu Yi grow up to be an externally compassionate individual?  His father is ruthless and seems to lack a conscious, and Lu Yi witnessed his mother's assassination.  I am just impressed that Lu Yi was able to recognize that Jin Xia would be his better half - that just indicates to me the high level of his self-awareness and emotional intelligence.  Watch him by his actions, not by his words.

 

And that is where Jin Xia did not make the same mistake that so many others did - she looked beyond the embroidered brocade uniform, to the man and the heart beneath - she definitely sees beneath the surface, which is why Lu Yi respects her and her detective abilities.  And for a man who grew up in the imperial court, he appreciates her straightforwardness and her lack of guile.  And I appreciate that he does not put down her abilities but instead tries to enhance her abilities.  Unlike many men, he is not threatened by her.

 

That is not to say that Lu Yi is perfect and neither is Jin Xia.  But together, they work well together, and they can build a life together.  

 

And that is key about love - you have to continue building that life together despite obstacles and pain, because not every day will be sunny.

 

And with respect to Lu Yi and Jin Xia, I definitely see their building a life together, just as I did with Minglan and Gu Tingye.  

 

It is hard to write a drama that persuades the viewers to believe that this OTP will last beyond the fading screen - because real love requires you to love the warts too, not just the shiny, beautiful parts.

 

This is the first drama I have watched both both actors, and I am impressed with Allen Ren's ability to communicate with his eyes.  Zhang Bin Bin tried very  hard to do this in The King's Woman, but he did not quite pull it off - of course, Allen Ren did not acquire this ability overnight - he is 30 whereas Zhang Bin Bin is only around 25.  But I have to say that generally, Allen Ren seems to fit a "uniform-driven" drama, whether it be Under the Power, or the Autumn Cicada that was supposed to come out 3 years ago.  There is a sharpness about him that makes sense for him to play the hard, cynical character with a heart.  His smirk/tilted smile is one of the few that works on the screen - he has a "je ne sais quoi" to him that most actors cannot pull off, and that is why they cynical roles fit him.  He reminds me of many of the actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood who carried this protective attitude well.

 

And Tan Songyun played her role well - from playful, goofy, serious, "don't mess with me," to loving, conflicted, and caring.  Her eyes and impish smile were the best part of her - she is pretty enough, but her aura is warm and inviting.  She invites you to enjoy the joke with her.

 

I also watched some of the BTS, and what I appreciate about both actors - they are not the most beautiful and charismatic, but they know how to evolve into their roles - they are actually acting, as opposed to being themselves dressed in costume.  Both are rather ordinary looking compared to some of the stars in cdrama land, but when they taken on a role, they both become the character and allow us to experience the character's emotional arc and evolution.

 

And by the way, how Lu Yi gazes at Jin Xia - I have seen that before in real life - it does exist, but it does not happen often.

 

To quote one of the songs from The Destiny of the White Snake (another Allen Ren role but he did not quite pull it off there... and for some reason, I have a hard time with Yang Zi dramas generally), ""you are the heartbeat that never stopped in the last lifetime/you are the mark on my chest in the next life/before seeing the outcome/how could I have forgotten about you?

 

For those of you who celebrate Valentine's Day, remember that every day should be celebrating your loved ones.

 

Thank you for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a lovely ode to LuYi and JinXia! Have you seen Glory of Tang Dynasty - RJL was really good there too which inspired me to write an article solely about his character. I totally agree with what you say - its not many OTP that can make you buy in to their lives together after they have walked off the screen and this is probably why Under The Power resonated with so many people notwithstanding that many would consider RJL and TSY the best-looking c-drama actors. 

 

I totally agree w you on YZ too :)

 

Happy Valentine's Day! 

 

 

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It is such a joy to be able to watch 4 new subbed videos this week!

I can not thank the subbers enough for all their effort. The extraordinary amount of enjoyable scenes.

I know the anxiety-stricken spots are approaching, so I'm going to pour over myself with all the heartwarming scenes while I still can.

 

I find myself to be so forgiving towards this drama, like on the battlefront, where they found each other at last, it would be impossible to just stand there and longingly stare at each other for 10 seconds and not actually be attacked by the enemy. BUT, instead of rolling my eyes and saying "duh", my heart was simply glad for them and just accept the scene as it is supposed to be, the two love birds finally together again.
When Lu Yi answered Jin Xia's question about what's the most important thing he gained on his trip to the south. I could imagine the cringing I would be having if it is another drama/actor/actress. But here, I just sighed and thought, it has been a long journey for both of them.

 

So many scenes have touched my heart on these 4 episodes, but writing them all here now would really be too much. :lol:

 

I don't really pay much attention to the political aspect of the drama, but I believe it is a necessary element to round up the drama. Surely enough, being a subject of the king is really not easy. One can neither be incompetent nor too competent, you just have to be smart, or just plain be lucky.

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4 minutes ago, HopelesslyHooked said:

It is such a joy to be able to watch 4 new subbed videos this week!

I can not thank the subbers enough for all their effort. The extraordinary amount of enjoyable scenes.

I know the anxiety-stricken spots are approaching, so I'm going to pour over myself with all the heartwarming scenes while I still can.

 

I find myself to be so forgiving towards this drama, like on the battlefront, where they found each other at last, it would be impossible to just stand there and longingly stare at each other for 10 seconds and not actually be attacked by the enemy. BUT, instead of rolling my eyes and saying "duh", my heart was simply glad for them and just accept the scene as it is supposed to be, the two love birds finally together again.
When Lu Yi answered Jin Xia's question about what's the most important thing he gained on his trip to the south. I could imagine the cringing I would be having if it is another drama/actor/actress. But here, I just sighed and thought, it has been a long journey for both of them.

 

So many scenes have touched my heart on these 4 episodes, but writing them all here now would really be too much. :lol:

 

I don't really pay much attention to the political aspect of the drama, but I believe it is a necessary element to round up the drama. Surely enough, being a subject of the king is really not easy. One can neither be incompetent nor too competent, you just have to be smart, or just plain be lucky.

Lucky for you. I still don't have time to watch this 4 new episodes :sweatingbullets:

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I'm with you on this. Sometimes while watching the show I know that there are too many clichés, some scenes are very badly executed (f.i. all the underwater scenes), the CG is terrible... Then our ML and FL appear and I forgot all the flaws since they are portraying their characters so well.

Some of their interactions really lack a kiss though, like when he comes back during the battle in time to save the day. Let's say the normal reaction for a couple would be to hug and kiss but we can't have it all I guess!

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As I watch episodes 47 and 48,  I completely understand the consternation over Lu Yi's decisions in these episodes, but this is exactly why I respect this character and root for him. His love, his relationships, his persistence, his moral code - those make him Lu Yi and distinguishes him from his father, and his father knows this.

 

And consistent with his character, Lu Yi is not acting dramatically but trying to figure out how to restore what was and bring the truth to light. Unlike his father, he is not willing to turn a blind eye, no matter the personal price he must pay. And he honors the memory of his mother by trying to protect Jin Xia from heartache, but alas, as one of Allen Ren's prior characters aptly quoted: "The human heart cannot be predicted and guessed at, but at the same time, it can't be ignored or avoided."

 

And @lizzieyen thank you for your kind remarks!  Without English subtitles, I have a hard time understanding The Glory of Tang Dynasty... although I watched through all of it.

 

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17 hours ago, lizzieyen said:

 

What a lovely ode to LuYi and JinXia! Have you seen Glory of Tang Dynasty - RJL was really good there too which inspired me to write an article solely about his character. I totally agree with what you say - its not many OTP that can make you buy in to their lives together after they have walked off the screen and this is probably why Under The Power resonated with so many people notwithstanding that many would consider RJL and TSY the best-looking c-drama actors. 

 

I totally agree w you on YZ too :)

 

Happy Valentine's Day! 

 

 

@lizzieyen by the way, where can I ready your essay?  Thanks!

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I havent seen all the episodes as yet I'm still waiting on subtitles so can someone explain to me how luyi father find out about jinxia and did he know they was going to get married 

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1 hour ago, Misstinker said:

I havent seen all the episodes as yet I'm still waiting on subtitles so can someone explain to me how luyi father find out about jinxia and did he know they was going to get married 

 

because LuYi told him who JinXia is.....after he find out himself.....

 

at this point the father didnt disagree to the marriage at any stage as he is feeling the burden of the guilt now.....and he is nearing his times, so tried to atone for the sin he had committed.

 

5 hours ago, rosamundekingsley99_stv said:

As I watch episodes 47 and 48,  I completely understand the consternation over Lu Yi's decisions in these episodes, but this is exactly why I respect this character and root for him. His love, his relationships, his persistence, his moral code - those make him Lu Yi and distinguishes him from his father, and his father knows this.

 

And consistent with his character, Lu Yi is not acting dramatically but trying to figure out how to restore what was and bring the truth to light. Unlike his father, he is not willing to turn a blind eye, no matter the personal price he must pay. And he honors the memory of his mother by trying to protect Jin Xia from heartache, but alas, as one of Allen Ren's prior characters aptly quoted: "The human heart cannot be predicted and guessed at, but at the same time, it can't be ignored or avoided."

 

And @lizzieyen thank you for your kind remarks!  Without English subtitles, I have a hard time understanding The Glory of Tang Dynasty... although I watched through all of it.

 

 

the glory sacrifice and to be honest he isnt trying to be saint like what you said and im in agreement on this, he is just trying to give justice and restore things to where it was rightfully where it use to be.....

 

im still missing the shows....i was at a lost what to do last weekend because i have no more YiXia CP to turn to that i re-watch every single moments of them together :D 

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Under the Power back to 2nd hahahha :D on Feb/17 rating....damn I'm happy ppl are still sticking to it :D

 

1. iPartments 5

2. Under the Power

3. PB

 

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i cant get enough of YiXia Cp hahaha....now im even hogging their BTs :D 

 

 

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