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5 hours ago, Alila Nguyen said:

@xienrue @frostflower14 I like the first 16 eps of untouchable lovers, and song Wei long was indeed an eye candy! First 16 ep has a lot of flaws but was lovely still. But as it reaches 30s, i couldn’t stand it any more and drop it. I don’t think I see Xu Kai in it, only saw Bai Lu.

 

i haven’t personally watched GMP or IWNLYG, but the Vietnamese news site I followed literally do a lot of audience’s reactions plus pictures. And they don’t tend to be wrong lol. I know I shouldn’t trust a newspaper in term of watching drama, but I tend to (most of the time) able to pick what I like to watch regardless of what the newspaper said lol. Like I know minglan is good by the masses, but my impression of ZLY’s drama has long been bad... and princess agent is like the one that turn the tide. Basically, she’s so famous, her drama has a high chance of doing what untouchable lovers did (making second lead couples has about just as much screen time), the story got diluted, the episodes got drag on (because she’s famous and they need to milk her), so to save the annoyance I just don’t bother with her drama. And that’s also why I don’t bother with AOL (though I watched the first 2 eps, never not giving a drama a fair chance lol, though my fair chance is only the first few eps, I’m sorry but if you need to watch 1/3 to judge how the drama goes, and in these days and ages, it means 20 eps, you might as well go back 15 yrs ago when TVB produce series that is 20eps long and the story was good!), AOL plot got diluted when they increased the eps from 36 to 60 >_>

 

 

I recently try watching IWNLYG, but it didnt last for me (no offense to those who love the show), and i feel that the acting wasn't that great. Or maybe cause I was much too spoiled by Zhao Yao which has left an indelible impression on me. The acting in ZY is so good (Bai Lu and Xu Kai are really great here), and ZY's impressive character as such a daring, strong and independent female lead who could both love and hate so intensely and fight her own battles is totally to my taste. Kudos to BL who got her character right down to the dot. 

 

As for Minglan, you really need to have patience. I wouldnt say the show is bad but the pace is slow and can be quite boring. I havent even finished the show even though I started when it first aired and I m not sure i will ever finish watching. For me, the reason I even watched it is because Zhu Yi Long is in it, they were marketing the show with him so much at the beginning at first i mistaken that he is the ML, lol. But it's not a show I would recommend to people who have limited time for drama or to people who enjoy a faster pacing in their dramas.

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In ep 25    

Here’s a recap for ep 32

Watched all three versions and now I am mad! WHYYY DID THE DRAMA TAKE AWAY THE MOST IMPORTANT AND ANTICIPATED DIALOGUE FOR THIS SCENE???? There are 2 times that this couple was met with 'life and deat

Don't know about Viki and all it entails regarding the buying of rights & stuff, but personally I think Minglan was a 50-50 deal for them because Minglan is a specific type of drama.

Not everyone can appreciate it. Most people would deem it slow & boring because of it's pacing.

But for those like me who can admire the details put into it, the "slow" pacing wasn't there. It was fully & completely rich. We just enjoyed the way we got to immerse ourselves in the past and Minglan's life. Because it really is almost like a life story shown to us from Minglan's childhood to adult life. Personally, I absolutely loved Minglan. It was very refreshing and we rarely get such dramas. It had no messed up/draggy middle part. The whole drama is a beautiful flowing river.

As for it being compared to Nirvana in Fire, can't say for sure because I have yet to see NIF myself, but from what I do know of NIF - they have different plots and main objective/focus so it's wrong to compare them in that regard, but from the way their respective plots are executed/directed/showed to us? Yes, they do seem to be of the same caliber.

 

As for Never Let you Go - from trailers already knew and the little bits and pieces I watched to confirmed it - that one will not be to my taste. The "comedy" it has...it's rather crude? Fake? Way too made up? Plain annoying?

The actors are good, we know that, but the roles they got are not. I don't know why there was/is such huge deal about NLYG but I for one knew that one would flop. So Sad Viki fell for it.

 

Don't know why some say Good by My Princess actors are doing badly. To my eyes they are performing their roles very well + for Viki that one should be also good and offset some of the NLYG badness, because it's very well received in China and I think also internationally. I am among those who love it. Well, we actually have a kind of love/hate relationship with it, but only fans will understand XD

 

Untouchable Lovers - I kind of want to see it, but since 90% people say the drama might as well be 2 completely different dramas with the same cast, I'm skeptical to watch it.

 

Actually,  I think GMP and The Legends will help raise the main cast to fame & recognition because both lead actor pairs are truly excellent with their characters & portraying them. It also helps that both dramas are superbly written/directed (thou sadly The Legends fails in editing department T____T)

 

If NLYG has indeed sucked away Viki's funds with it's fail and hopefully Minglan at least covered it's own cost, GMP should bring in some money.

I really hope Viki will pick up The Legends. I keep checking it every 2 days in hopes there might be official sub.

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@Rouzmary, well he won’t be so happy when he finds out she’s a “married” woman :joy:. His jealousy scenes are always hilarious. The last bird killing scene was so scary, Zhao Yao told Zhi Yan, “I’m not here” and Zhi Yan tells him “Big sister has gone out”, when he can clearly see both of them sitting on the bed together :scream:. Zhao Yao even remarks that he looks like he was trying to catch her in the act of cheating on him.

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57 minutes ago, frostflower14 said:

well he won’t be so happy when he finds out she’s a “married” woman :joy:

For certain he wont't. From my reading with goggle translation, he literally orders Wan Lu Men disciples to burn papers for Cao Ning for the whole 2 days??, so much until it sends Cao Ning straight to heaven:joy:. Please correct me if I got the information wrong.

 

I am also waiting for Zhao Yao proposal. She is the one who proposes, right??

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It's New BTS but the ep is not recent... 

Might have already posted this BTS

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My version of the translation: 

So.. mm... you see after that night you locked me up and seduced me.... I gave birth to a son

ZY mommy, you might have met him before, he goes by the name Jiang Wu.

 

 

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angry face ZY is the best ZY

 

 

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"Y are you nervous? 

Even if I cant use my 'powers', I still have you. "

 

 

 

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"when did you learn how to separate between Zhi Yan and me?"

"when you fought with Yuan Jie to save Liu Cang Ling"

 

 

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"ONLY I CAN SAVE YOU at this very moment in this particular place" (oh shut up)

"WHAT NONSENSE IS THAT, bullsh*t!"

 

 

 

waiting for 1:00 weibo update........ 

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I dont think they will be giving out anymore spoilers. I'll upload some photos of Bailu & Xukai instead. See you tmr. 

 

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1 hour ago, DontEatMyKimchi said:

It's New BTS but the ep is not recent... 

Might have already posted this BTS

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My version of the translation: 

So.. mm... you see after that night you locked me up and seduced me.... I gave birth to a son

ZY mommy might have met him before, he goes by the name Jiang Wu.

 

 

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angry face ZY is the best ZY

 

 

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"Y are you nervous? 

Even if I cant use my 'powers', I still have you. "

 

 

 

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"when did you learn to separate between Zhi Yan and me?"

"when you fought with Yuan Jie to save Liu Cang Ling"

 

 

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Thank you! I m so looking forward to this week's episodes for their reunion, and hopefully we will get the scenes of MQ getting jealous due to ZY being "married" to Cao Ning the scholar. I agree all the scenes of MQ getting jealous (of QQX, JW) are all so funny :D I also really want to see others reacting to ZY being back and interacting with her too.

 

 

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2 hours ago, xienrue said:

For certain he wont't. From my reading with goggle translation, he literally orders Wan Lu Men disciples to burn papers for Cao Ning for the whole 2 days??, so much until it sends Cao Ning straight to heaven:joy:. Please correct me if I got the information wrong.

 

I am also waiting for Zhao Yao proposal. She is the one who proposes, right??

Yeah I remember that scene in the book, everyone thought Mo Qing was insane. Cao Qing became an immortal because he received so much paper money. Zhao Yao never got that divorce paper she wanted but since they are now literally separated between Heaven and Earth,Zhao Yao remarks that she’s now the widow of an immortal :lol:. Mo Qing is not happy even if this thought crosses her mind.

 

In the drama, he’s probably going to order everyone to do good deeds in Cao Ning’s name.

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Exactly how did he see the difference when she fight with northern leader? Because the way she used her internal force? I know the drama highlighted he saw her at that moment, but I always wondering what exactly trigger it.

 

Wait, she’s the one that propose???? Lol gotta see this!

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Talking about viki, I think there is a translator team standing by there right now, but Viki has not respond the license request yet...

https://www.viki.com/tv/36409c-the-legends?locale=en

 

Here is the viki request page in case anyone wants to make one:

https://vikiinc.wufoo.com/forms/title-request-form/ 

 

Not gonna lie... I make it every single day..  :joy: 

IMO chances are quite high for this show to be picked, but... but.. it could be after its done airing... I've seen other shows getting this treatment... such as Fighter of destiny... and even yanxi... my conspiracy theory that I made is that viki don't want conflicting viewers between the current aired show in their Chanel.. booo.... :sweatingbullets:  Still, I appreciate PP for her effort in subbing The Legend.. she's always been an angel. :wub:

 

Anyway... just want to add my 2 cents... Its fine if we have different taste...to be honest.. I don't have issues with GMP haha.... the comments in weibo are super cute by saying that "while GMP, breaks their heart, Zhao Yao became their balm for their wound" :wub: 

These two Li boys continue to have my heart...

 

Li cheng yin and Xiao Feng's doomed romance makes me hurt... while 

Li Chen lan and Zhao Yao's new found love makes my heart full with happiness. :wub: 

 

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@DontEatMyKimchi :wub: Thanks 

 

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@Rouzmary that’s what I said, even though Minglan is successful in China, but it’s also a special cup of tea, that might or might not make money back for viki. But since minglan features ZLY, the fee ia high for the rights. And that’s possibly where they might lose the money.

 

their next success on the list is GMP, it’s one of the two current popular drama (the other is this one). However, its plot is angsty, has bad acting, reception is bad at the start. So if the viewers are those who easily drop a series, it will fail. The score of GMP is increasing as it goes on, so it show you need to stick with it for a bit, so long term, they will make back the money on it. 

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GMP will also have a sad ending, I personally dislike the ending! What kind of message is this? If your lover is S&$tty person, you can’t be strong enough to kick him to the curb, so you commit suicide??????????? Like seriously -.- meanwhile our ZY is like “why kill myself when I can kill chu!” :lol: equally unhealthy, but hey, I pick the later on lol!

 

the other two are flop, and quite bad. So with one long term definitely regain the money, one might be/might be not/might take a while, it’s certainly a gloom outlook for our drama to be picked up :(

 

@lynne22 or it could be what you said :) only the hottest show/on trend or predicted to be great get picked up by viki. Yanxi is an outliner though, no one expect it to be that good, and being a Yu zheng’s Series, you best be caustious lol! As seen with haolan, I’m a bit skeptic all on Zhao ge, but will have to wait and see. Viki possibly has a cool down period to force their users watch the current on air stuffs, to make use of their content and make back as much as possible.

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12:00 Update

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"At this very moment in this particular place, ONLY I CAN SAVE YOU" (oh shut up)

"WHAT NONSENSE IS THAT, bullsh*t!"

 

Did you hear that? That slap on LZY's face? 

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12 minutes ago, DontEatMyKimchi said:

12:00 Update

This GIF deserves it's own post but I'll also add it to my previous post.

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"At this very moment in this particular place, ONLY I CAN SAVE YOU" (oh shut up)

"WHAT NONSENSE IS THAT, bullsh*t!"

 

Did you hear that? That slap on LZY's face? 

Ahhhh *screams internally cause I am at work* ZY's timing is so so perfect, and omg MQ's expression when he saw her is just gold! That mix of absolute relief and adoration just went right through my heart! Kudos to Xu Kai for nailing this :heart:

 

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39 minutes ago, DontEatMyKimchi said:

12:00 Update

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"At this very moment in this particular place, ONLY I CAN SAVE YOU" (oh shut up)

"WHAT NONSENSE IS THAT, bullsh*t!"

 

Did you hear that? That slap on LZY's face? 

 

Is this from tonight episode?

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Just adding my two cents here about Goodbye My Princess and Untouchable Lovers. I watched a couple episodes of Goodbye My Princess, the beginning was really nice but after all the deaths and killing of people related to the main girl it got pretty boring so I dropped it. I didn't think the acting was bad but it's definitely not as good as The Legends. Out of all the Chinese dramas airing right now, I'm only watching The Legends because it's the only one worth watching. I prefer Chinese historical fantasy dramas so I'm always on the lookout for new ones but I'm also really picky, though if I really like a drama I can watch it again and again. I've already re-watched all the current episodes of The Legends again, 6 episodes a week is not enough lol.

Untouchable Lovers, to me, was really bad, like not worth watching it was all just pretty cast which I don't care about. I only saw three episodes and skipped almost all of it. The story made no sense and the acting was so bad. The main guy is nothing but a pretty face, same for another drama he acted in, disappointment. Not to diss him but the term xiao xian rou 小鲜肉 perfectly describes him. This is a Chinese term used to refer to new actors who are fresh, young, and handsome, the term literally means little fresh meat. New actors might not always want to be coined with that phrase because it just means you have a nice face and it overshadows your acting abilities. I remember Xu Kai was asked in an interview once about being xiao xian rou but he said he didn't want to referred as that but instead he wants viewers to watch over his acting and be recognized for that. He is handsome but from the interviews I've seen, he is serious about his acting and wants to be known for his roles in dramas.  

Anyways that ends my rant. I don't have many people to share with about the dramas I watch so hopefully this didn't bore all of you. 

Also if any of you are looking for a nice drama to watch within the drama of historical fantasy: Legend of Yunxi and Ashes of Love are really good. Both are adopted from novels, Legend of Yunxi has a smart and strong main female lead who doesn't need her man to kick richard simmons for her but the parts where the male lead comes in to help her are swoon-worthy.  

Though Ariel Lin's current drama isn't good, check out Prince of Lan Ling (Lan Ling Wang) which is a drama she did back in 2013 with Feng Shaofeng. It's really good with a really good plot, great acting, and will probably make you want to rip your hair out for some/many parts (in a good way). 

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1 hour ago, DontEatMyKimchi said:

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"At this very moment in this particular place, ONLY I CAN SAVE YOU" (oh shut up)

"WHAT NONSENSE IS THAT, bullsh*t!"

 

Did you hear that? That slap on LZY's face? 

 

What good timing!!!! Can’t wait! Oh my sleep tonight! Determine to sleep early then wake up at 5 to watch it xD love MQ’s face when he heard her voice

 

@tenten I love lanling wang, too. That was the series that got me to love Ariel and FSF. I’m pretty picky as well in term of drama, I guess I’m getting too old to watch drama that frustrates me lol. Song Wei long indeed is just a pretty face for now, his acting was bad in untouchables lovers, but I was willing to look past that for the first 16ep, but couldn’t any more afterward lol. I do hope he get better though, otherwise it’s such a waste of that pretty face :lol: I’m trying legend of yunxi, but I can’t say I’m hooked into it just yet, I think I’m 2 eps in only? Can’t remember, but the male lead looks meh to me, and the plot feels old? I heard many good things about it, but who knows! After all I couldn’t finish eternal love (not 3l3w), and that series is very popular!

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49 minutes ago, rainnie98 said:

 

Ahhhh *screams internally cause I am at work* ZY's timing is so so perfect, and omg MQ's expression when he saw her is just gold! That mix of absolute relief and adoration just went right through my heart! Kudos to Xu Kai for nailing this :heart:

 

 

Agree on this. XuKai nails it ever time when memories of ZY comes to the front line. I can name some of my favorite reaction of him:

 

1st time: When ZY return in ZY’s body and frist met MQ. She tried to kill him, but he is too strong  for her. She had to resort to giving up and end up using a memorable technique she taught MQ. The memories of ZY starts flooding in and he gave such a  shock expression. 

 

2nd time: when ZY returns back to her tomb, which enrage MQ. She had to use ZY again stating she wants to come back for revenge. MQ turns around and gave a very sad face. 

 

3rd time: When MQ realize ZY was indeed using ZY’s body.

 

4th time: When MQ goes and assist/save ZY during the resurrection and realized ZY is finally back.

 

5th time: when ZY finally returns to him (which will be feature this week). 

 

I am positive there are more to come as

we have seen that ZY will be gone again.

 

May I also add that I love it that our girl ZY returns back all on her own to MoQing despite MoQing going crazy trying to find her.

 

Thank you @DontEatMyKimchi for

the translation and sharing. I nearly lost it when ZY appears. I though ZY would returns only to find that MQ was taken away and she’ll have To go save him, but I guess it’s that not where it’s going.

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7 hours ago, Alila Nguyen said:

Exactly how did he see the difference when she fight with northern leader? Because the way she used her internal force? I know the drama highlighted he saw her at that moment, but I always wondering what exactly trigger it.

 

Wait, she’s the one that propose???? Lol gotta see this!

 

Here’s an article on this question http://www.shangc.net/question/7628.html 

It’s in Chinese, so I’ll give a try at translating it

 

When did Li Chen Lan recognise Lu Zhao Yao?

 

Li Chen Yan recognised that Lu Zhao Yao had replaced Qin Zhi Yan when she was fighting against Yuan Jie and was trying to stop a fatal martial arts move from him. Actually from the beginning, Li Chen Lan had suspected and questioned what relationship Qin Zhi Yan had to Lu Zhao Yao. There was no evidence, until he witnessed Lu Zhao Yao use her own martial arts technique. He finally had proof that the thoughts in his heart were true. Li Chen Lan now knew that in the evenings, Qin Zhi Yan became Lu Zhao Yao.

 

After  Lu Zhao Yao swallowed the Kong Kong Pill, due to a side effect it caused her to become transparent during the daytime. Only during the night could she show her true form, but she could only appear in front of others with Qin Zhi Yan’s face. So in the eyes of others,she was still Qin Zhi Yan. But only, Li Chen Lan knew that Lu Zhao Yao was using Qin Zhi Yan’s identity to stay beside him in the evenings.

 

Although Li Chen Lan did not understand the reason why,he immediately understood that he only wanted Li Zhao Yao to return (no matter what form she took). He did not want to investigate the reason why he did not care that he saw the face of Qin Zhi Yan, only the soul of Lu Zhao Yao mattered. Li Chen Lan already had feelings towards Lu Zhao Yao so he made allowances and showed more emotions in front of her. He recognised that both sides acted more lovingly to each other. 

 

However, it was only after Lu Zhao Yao regained her body and original appearance, that she finally could openly be together with Li Chen Lan. Li Chen Lan had always stayed silently besides Lu Zhao Yao to guard and protect her. He finally was able to part the clouds to reveal the moonlight and could take care of Lu Zhao Yao in this lifetime. In the end he was able to get a successful happy ending.

 

Note: there are other article available on http://www.shangc.net/topic/3774 if anyone else wants to translate. If you try using Google translate, you’ll get hilarious results sometimes  and no results at all if the phrase is particularly difficult.

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