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[Mainland Chinese Drama 2019] The Legends 招摇


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28 minutes ago, pad-hari said:

Awwww, @arcchidus, thank you so much for the summaries.  :wub:. But, anyway one question what all soompiers ask who want to watch a C-drama - is it a HEA ending for the OTP?  Thanks once again.  :heart:

 

If they follow the book, then yes, there will be a HEA ending. In fact, the last line of the novel is basically this (am paraphrasing):

"Mo Qing, your son is too much of a handful, can I just throw him out?" asked Zhao Yao. (The son has Zhao Yao's personality) Mo Qing looks at his wife and his child and smiled. "Yeah sure why not, we can just make another one." (Mo Qing is incredibly funny once he is less up tight)

 

And FYI, the official show summary seems to point to a HEA ending too. I don't think the ending is really the point of the show, it's more the journey, and the people who made the show knows it.

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Just finished until episode 8. It is quite funny seeing how Zhi Yan and Zhao Yao fighting about which is scarier between Li Chen Lan and Qing Qin Xuan :D.

 

By the way could someone help me understand just who is Sima Rong? I don't think I remember seeing him in earlier episode. I am curious since it seems he and Li Chen Lan has very close relationship.

 

Edit: Nevermind my question regarding Sima Rong. I got my answer after google-translating the novel ......

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@angelangie Yes, they are the same person. The upper pictures are him when he was younger. The lower pictures are the current him when he is free from his seal (hence the lack of face marks) and has attained the position of sect leader.

 

So I skimmed through the novel using google translate. The translation is weird here and there but I think I get the gist of it. What I want to say is I am looking forward to see Zhao Yao development in the drama; how she goes from wanting to kill Li Chen Lan to love him. I take the novel is quite light-hearted one, but I hope the drama would be able to give more deeper flavor to the romance between the two main lead.

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On 2/16/2019 at 1:46 AM, xienrue said:

By the way could someone help me understand just who is Sima Rong? I don't think I remember seeing him in earlier episode. I am curious since it seems he and Li Chen Lan has very close relationship.

 

Edit: Nevermind my question regarding Sima Rong. I got my answer after google-translating the novel ......

 

I totally understand your confusion. So much of the show is based on flashbacks and what comes up naturally in conversations that when the show really started in earnest around episode 5, I was so confused. I was like who the hack is that guy and that guy and that girl that they just mentioned?

 

I really thought the show skipped a bunch of the story, but it turns out it's exactly the same way in the book. In fact, in the book they gave even less back story in the beginning since it's almost entirely in Zhao Yao's pov.

 

It's a very risk way of story telling, that's what I would say.

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6 hours ago, ForgottenSoulx said:

From what i have seen his acting seems better here than in Yanxi anyone else agree? 

I failed to finish Yanxi, therefore I only saw Fucha Fuheng for a few episodes. However, I think Xu Kai acting here is quite okay. It is not yet exceptional or anything but I think he emotes well and I can sense more or less Li Chen Lan feeling. His puppy expression in the beginning was so adorable. I thought he perfectly showed a lost puppy expression:wub:. We have not yet touched angst scene (except when grandfather died, but it only included Zhao Yao. No Mo Qing in that scene). Let's hope the acting stay okay or better until the end.

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Assuming the previews are not from a dream or something silly like that, then they are diverging from the book in the sense that

Mo Qing found Zhao Yao's body. In the book her body wasn't found. I am not sure if that will have some impact on the future of the story.

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15 minutes ago, arcchidus said:

Assuming the previews are not from a dream or something silly like that, then they are diverging from the book in the sense that

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Mo Qing found Zhao Yao's body. In the book her body wasn't found. I am not sure if that will have some impact on the future of the story.

 

 

That makes sense.

 

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They've diverged from that because we see her body in that ice cavern or whatnot that Zhi Yan stumbles into and 'wakes' her up from due to broadcasting censorship (I think?). I'm interested in how her body will be stolen by whom I'm guessing will be QQX.

No lie, that bit where you see him find her hand... oh, that pathos. This is the sort of angst I am here for because it's supposed to be a HE.

 

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Finally the story starts to spice up with our "evil" supporting male is showing up more often. And looks like ZY finally got something from the "ghost" market to see what happened on the day of her dead. 

Anyone knows if this Drama is dubbed? If not the crying of XK wasn't very convincing for me. He can tear up beautifully but everything before lacked pain and desperation in sound AND visiuals. Okay, he is still young and can get better in that way. B)

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1 hour ago, BikiLee said:

 

That makes sense.

 

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They've diverged from that because we see her body in that ice cavern or whatnot that Zhi Yan stumbles into and 'wakes' her up from due to broadcasting censorship (I think?). I'm interested in how her body will be stolen by whom I'm guessing will be QQX.

No lie, that bit where you see him find her hand... oh, that pathos. This is the sort of angst I am here for because it's supposed to be a HE.

 

 

That actually follows the book imo, so it has nothing to do with censorship.

 

56 minutes ago, usagi1997 said:

Finally the story starts to spice up with our "evil" supporting male is showing up more often. And looks like ZY finally got something from the "ghost" market to see what happened on the day of her dead. 

Anyone knows if this Drama is dubbed? If not the crying of XK wasn't very convincing for me. He can tear up beautifully but everything before lacked pain and desperation in sound AND visiuals. Okay, he is still young and can get better in that way. B)

 

Drama is dubbed per 90% of Chinese dramas out there. His voice is by 杨天翔 who does a bunch of anime dubbing. 

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2 minutes ago, arcchidus said:

Drama is dubbed per 90% of Chinese dramas out there. His voice is by 杨天翔 who does a bunch of anime dubbing. 

Thanks, I will keep that in mind. The voice actor is good but that scene IMHO wasn't well done by the actor, voice actor AND the director. But proably I'm the only onewho wanted to be this key scence more passionate than all 3 of them together :lol:.

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2 hours ago, arcchidus said:

 

That actually follows the book imo, so it has nothing to do with censorship.

 

 

Drama is dubbed per 90% of Chinese dramas out there. His voice is by 杨天翔 who does a bunch of anime dubbing. 

 

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I thought Zhi Yan knocked her head at Zhao Yao's 'tombstone' in the book? Yes, her body is the ice cavern in the books and the show, but I thought her spirit was just roaming around the 'tombstone' in the book. Esp since Zhao Yao is a separate body, linked to Zhi Yan in the show, unlike being a wandering spirit that manages to possess Zhi Yan in the book.

 

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14 hours ago, BikiLee said:

Previews for 17/18
https://www.bilibili.com/video/av44012727

https://www.bilibili.com/video/av44014378

 

Welp, I'm ready for my heart to bleed. 

I saw this last night.. and I feel pained for MQ..

Tbh, I can understand why ZY  can't forgive something that she consider a betrayal.. the reason she turns out this way was because she once trust the wrong person and paid a heavy price... 

But for me, the audience, knowing how sincere MQ is to her, his acceptance that ZY hates him makes my heart bleed for him too...   Ahhh this sweet puppy.......:tears:

Still, I understand, this story is after all zhao yao's journey.. and aside from her journey to accept Mo Qing's sincerity.. its also her journey of returning to her old self... not the She-Devil Zhao Yao, the Sect leader.. but returning to the kinder Zhao Yao that we, (and Mo Qing) know from the start of the story... 

 

During the course of me reading the book, I sometimes think that Zhao Yao is very lucky that all her schemes to take revenge on Mo Qing didn't work.. lol... and I think none of her plan will work in the drama too.. lol..  

 

Anyway... I'm all for jealous, and full of vinegar Mo Qing  :D

 

Tagging @UnniSarah :P 

 

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I feel that lots of you here live in whole different time region from me. Your chats all happen when I am sleeping :D.

 

@usagi1997 I agree that the scene is lacking. But in my opinion, it is not about unconvincing cry. The cry is quite alright ..... but the whole scene just failed to exude a devastating feeling. We kind of get it that Li Chen Lan is sad, but we cannot feel that he is devastated until the point he wants to do suicide. The emotion just not get transferred to us.

 

I am actually quite critical when watching a devastating sad scene (thanks to Zhu Yi Long, my standard in this type of scene is forever ruined). But surprisingly this scene does not disturb me as much (unsatisfied yes, but not until the point I get frustrated). Perhaps, I already saw how sad Li Chen Lan was in previous episodes. There were lots of scene before that show how knowing that Zhao Yao hate him and want to take revenge on him hurt him so much. So in a whole, I get it that Zhao Yao death is a big deal for Li Chen Lan. This guy does not have any self-preservation as long as Zhao Yao is in the topic.

 

@lynne22 I always feel pained for Li Chen Lan ever since the beginning. He got this one sided love for years, yet he did not force his feeling to Zhao Yao; for him, being able to watch her was enough. And then we have this miss-understanding and Zhao Yao claimed to hate him and want to get revenge on him ...... I feel that Li Chen Lan will be fine with Zhao Yao killing him. He just endure all the pain alone. That is why I hope we will get lots of sweet lovey dovey moments between the two in the future, in exchange for all this pain we feel right now :D

 

Regarding Zhao Yao, in my opinion she thinks that she does not need a man in her life. After her failure with Luo Ming Xuan, she has this barrier that block everyone to enter her heart. She becomes cold hearted and thinks the worst of thing. She immediately thought that Li Chen Lan betrayed her. It was not in her mind to think otherwise. In the novel, the moment when Zhao Yao finally opens herself to be protected by Li Chen Lan is a very important moment in her life. Because it means that she finally allows herself to love Li Chen Lan.

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