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[Mainland Chinese Drama 2018] Bloody Romance 媚者无疆

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2 hours ago, Wotad said:

7.3 in douban is a really good rating for wuxia/fantasy type drama's. 

what is douban

 

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also, really need recommendations - romantic and passionate, intense with good buildups.. like this show or Addicted :P ..

 

not love O2O ,girl's acting was weird..

but if it has drop dead gorgeous cast like meteor garden, maybe :P ,

and most of the modern ones seem to be fairly stupid including recent one with janine ... and not as old as chinese version of scarlet heart (very difficult to watch low quality screen) .. 

 

looking for something really intense ( like i remember starting a drama with dilraba where she loves someone else but marries the king, he allows her to have her lover's child.. because he loved her since childhood.. anyway. .. got bored)

 

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1 hour ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

what is douban

 

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also, really need recommendations - romantic and passionate, intense with good buildups.. like this show or Addicted :P ..

 

not love O2O ,girl's acting was weird..

but if it has drop dead gorgeous cast like meteor garden, maybe :P ,

and most of the modern ones seem to be fairly stupid including recent one with janine ... and not as old as chinese version of scarlet heart (very difficult to watch low quality screen) .. 

 

looking for something really intense ( like i remember starting a drama with dilraba where she loves someone else but marries the king, he allows her to have her lover's child.. because he loved her since childhood.. anyway. .. got bored)

 

douban is like IMDB 

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4 hours ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

Wait.. is ep 33 the last ep?

 but what is the ending?

 

i don't understand, 33 seemed to end abruptly

No, the last epi is 36

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While waiting for tonight's episodes, I had a laugh when Prince Ning told Wan Mei that she needed to go back to Gui Hua City and save Chang An. He even told her that he had prepared a horse for her. In a flash ... she was gone. I just laughed at Prince Ning's stunned look. Well ... you did ask her to go.

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Just finished watching the ending. It was great. I originally thought it was sad when Chang An "died", but when I looked deeper, his body was nowhere to be found. There's hope that he's still alive. I can't read Chinese that well so I don't know what the words on the fan say, but I've seen someone say that it's some kind of code to his current location.

 

Overall, this is a pure example of quality over quantity. Although there were quite a few of plot holes, the pacing and the continuous story always made me quickly forget about them. Acting was superb, though there's still room for improvement. Cinematography was off the charts. I absolutely loved the narration parts with all the images, and the music was placed in the perfect parts. Still can't get over Tia Ray's song, it's just too good (and too short :tongue:).

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12 minutes ago, alimaexray said:

Just finished watching the ending. It was great. I originally thought it was sad when Chang An "died", but when I looked deeper, his body was nowhere to be found. There's hope that he's still alive. I can't read Chinese that well so I don't know what the words on the fan say, but I've seen someone say that it's some kind of code to his current location.

 

Overall, this is a pure example of quality over quantity. Although there were quite a few of plot holes, the pacing and the continuous story always made me quickly forget about them. Acting was superb, though there's still room for improvement. Cinematography was off the charts. I absolutely loved the narration parts with all the images, and the music was placed in the perfect parts. Still can't get over Tia Ray's song, it's just too good (and too short :tongue:).

 

So was it a bad ending???

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49 minutes ago, alimaexray said:

Just finished watching the ending. It was great. I originally thought it was sad when Chang An "died", but when I looked deeper, his body was nowhere to be found. There's hope that he's still alive. I can't read Chinese that well so I don't know what the words on the fan say, but I've seen someone say that it's some kind of code to his current location.

 

Overall, this is a pure example of quality over quantity. Although there were quite a few of plot holes, the pacing and the continuous story always made me quickly forget about them. Acting was superb, though there's still room for improvement. Cinematography was off the charts. I absolutely loved the narration parts with all the images, and the music was placed in the perfect parts. Still can't get over Tia Ray's song, it's just too good (and too short :tongue:).

 

 

I read in other forum that someone said that he didn't die, but his location is written in the fan. And people are saying that there's a possibility that there's a sequel. I dunno, there's no subs so I don't understand, but I could go crazy if he dies although I've been expecting it :P . Oh I hope he lives. For me, he is a very loveable male lead, who'll do anything to protect his Wan Mei. I almost cried when I watched him transferring his inner energy to her in his wounded state, then I had this bad feeling that he would die after that. I was wondering how Wan Mei would be able to defeat Chan Luo, when Chang An couldn't even do it. It made more sense and was more believable  if she defeated her after getting additional strength from Chang An.

 And now I'm wondering whether he dies or not. HHHHHHH .. I'm gonna hate the writer if he dies! I hate a sad ending, and it's gonna be hard for me to rewatch this if it has a sad ending :(

 Yes, actually I don't feel that this drama is perfect, but the thing that draws me into it is the love between Chang An and Wan Mei.. plus other things , of course .. like the pacing, acting, fighting scenes, the wuxia/ancient feels, and the cinematography. Yes, I can't believe that the actor Chang An was just graduated from an acting academy last year. He is good. I can feel his emotions through his eyes. The other leads + main supporting characters are also good, including Xin Feng (? Chan Luo's shadow).

 Oh yeah, I love the opening song and the new song (Chang An's theme song?). I havent found the full version of the 2nd one, though

 

 

8 hours ago, Jackie1048 said:

While waiting for tonight's episodes, I had a laugh when Prince Ning told Wan Mei that she needed to go back to Gui Hua City and save Chang An. He even told her that he had prepared a horse for her. In a flash ... she was gone. I just laughed at Prince Ning's stunned look. Well ... you did ask her to go.

 

Hi! In which episode is that?

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30 minutes ago, Wotad said:

 

So was it a bad ending???

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I don't think it is. I remembered in the last few minutes what Wan Mei was saying to her cat. I don't want to spoil it completely if you haven't watched it.

 

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5 hours ago, rhaps said:

 

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I read in other forum that someone said that he didn't die, but his location is written in the fan. And people are saying that there's a possibility that there's a sequel. I dunno, there's no subs so I don't understand, but I could go crazy if he dies although I've been expecting it :P . Oh I hope he lives. For me, he is a very loveable male lead, who'll do anything to protect his Wan Mei. I almost cried when I watched him transferring his inner energy to her in his wounded state, then I had this bad feeling that he would die after that. I was wondering how Wan Mei would be able to defeat Chan Luo, when Chang An couldn't even do it. It made more sense and was more believable  if she defeated her after getting additional strength from Chang An.

 And now I'm wondering whether he dies or not. HHHHHHH .. I'm gonna hate the writer if he dies! I hate a sad ending, and it's gonna be hard for me to rewatch this if it has a sad ending :(

 Yes, actually I don't feel that this drama is perfect, but the thing that draws me into it is the love between Chang An and Wan Mei.. plus other things , of course .. like the pacing, acting, fighting scenes, the wuxia/ancient feels, and the cinematography. Yes, I can't believe that the actor Chang An was just graduated from an acting academy last year. He is good. I can feel his emotions through his eyes. The other leads + main supporting characters are also good, including Xin Feng (? Chan Luo's shadow).

 Oh yeah, I love the opening song and the new song (Chang An's theme song?). I havent found the full version of the 2nd one, though

 

 

 

Hi! In which episode is that?

Episode 33

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Wait,

so does that mean , that woman lied and Chaner was not the king..

 

And chaner is dead

Prince's bodyguard is gone because king made some trade and she sacrificed herself..

 

prince still doesn't get Wan mei

 

and wan mei now is the head of the city but both love and friendship lost?

 

What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tragic

6 hours ago, alimaexray said:
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I don't think it is. I remembered in the last few minutes what Wan Mei was saying to her cat. I don't want to spoil it completely if you haven't watched it.

 

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What is she saying?

i thought its out an out a tragic ending..

 

they show some city and some plant growing up.. did she manage to send certain someone to a safe place.. or did she just grow a plant using the ashes or something

 

 

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I checked Bloody Romance thread in Mydramalist, and there is an explanation about the ending, posted by Erudite. In case somebody wants to read his explanation, you can read his post here ( warning, contains MAJOR SPOILER about the ending ) :

 

https://mydramalist.com/27510-bloody-romance

 

 

 


Basically he explained about how to decipher the writing in the fan and why Chang An was missing
 

 

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22 minutes ago, rhaps said:

I checked Bloody Romance thread in Mydramalist, and there is an explanation about the ending, posted by Erudite. In case somebody wants to read his explanation, you can read his post here ( warning, contains MAJOR SPOILER about the ending ) :

 

https://mydramalist.com/27510-bloody-romance

 

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Basically he explained about how to decipher the writing in the fan and why Chang An was missing
 

 

 

Exactly what I was going to post! Perfect explanations!

I have another way of thinking that Chang An isn't dead.

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Xing Feng promised Chang An that he'd let him and Wan Mei live if they loved each other to the very last second when Chang An first "escaped" to fight the Liang kingdom. Chang An reminded Xing Feng of that promise when his feet were given a beating. After Wan Mei was victorious against Cha Luo, she returned to "save" Chang An, but there was a lack of a body. You could say Xing Feng killed Chang An and told servants to get rid of him, but that's not his personality, and it would've broken the promise he made, leaving quite a major plot hole. On top of that, Xing Feng saw Chang An and Wan Mei as a younger version of himself and Cha Luo. It wouldn't even make sense that Xing Feng would kill Chang An, even if Wan Mei killed Cha Luo, because Xing Feng has a heart, and knows Cha Luo is beyond redemption.

 

 

I NEED A SEQUEL! The open ending (leaning towards good) was perfect for this drama. Open endings are generally not well-liked, but I felt it was perfect for this one.

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6 minutes ago, alimaexray said:

 

Exactly what I was going to post! Perfect explanations!

I have another way of thinking that Chang An isn't dead.

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Xing Feng promised Chang An that he'd let him and Wan Mei live if they loved each other to the very last second when Chang An first "escaped" to fight the Liang kingdom. Chang An reminded Xing Feng of that promise when his feet were given a beating. After Wan Mei was victorious against Cha Luo, she returned to "save" Chang An, but there was a lack of a body. You could say Xing Feng killed Chang An and told servants to get rid of him, but that's not his personality, and it would've broken the promise he made, leaving quite a major plot hole. On top of that, Xing Feng saw Chang An and Wan Mei as a younger version of himself and Cha Luo. It wouldn't even make sense that Xing Feng would kill Chang An, even if Wan Mei killed Cha Luo, because Xing Feng has a heart, and knows Cha Luo is beyond redemption.

 

 

I NEED A SEQUEL! The open ending (leaning towards good) was perfect for this drama. Open endings are generally not well-liked, but I felt it was perfect for this one.

I hate an open ending. But, because I've thought that it was going to be worse, I'm quite relieved right now ..phew.. 

 

Anyway, how I wish that I understood Chinese, coz I could only guess what was going on :

 



I agree with your analysis about Xing Feng. There have been several cases where he didnt agree about Chan Luo's evilness and protected her 'victims'. He even protected Chang An in epi 23, and only gave him lighter punishment, that is  planting a witchcraft on Wan Mei. Yes, I believe that he still has a heart. It makes sense if he fulfilled his promise to Chang An in the end by saving him, but hiding it from Wan Mei. He is still punishing her , while fulfilling his promise. 

Yes, I need a sequel too! 

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What happened to prince's bodyguard, i didn't get that part..

and was ning never interested in killing the king?

 

What happened to Prince? What does going into the house alone mean..

 

 

I guess, the boy did escape. Is it a rule, anyone who escapes will be killed? its good if people think he died in that case.

Is his heart disease/ witchcraft dealt with?

 

was he even the king? i thought xie's lied to him

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40 minutes ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

What happened to prince's bodyguard, i didn't get that part..

and was ning never interested in killing the king?

The king (now emperor) was interested in Yue Ying. I'm not sure what he said though. Going to have to wait for the English Subs to figure that out.

As for killing the king, that's the only question that remains unanswered for me. He either gave up, knowing that his brother was doing well, or he's still planning on it, but doesn't have the resources.

40 minutes ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

 

What happened to Prince? What does going into the house alone mean..

That's up to your imagination. What would you do if your longtime bodyguard left you for someone else and the person you love only treats you as a friend? My guess is he's secluding himself or doing the above; thinking about how to usurp the throne.

40 minutes ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

I guess, the boy did escape. Is it a rule, anyone who escapes will be killed? its good if people think he died in that case.

If you're referring to Chang An, let's not forget that rules can be altered, especially now that Wan Mei is leading the pack. By the way, if you already escaped, you can't die. It's like the saying "It's not illegal until you're caught."

40 minutes ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

Is his heart disease/ witchcraft dealt with?

Gong Zi is fully cured. Episodes 31-33 if you need a reference.

40 minutes ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

was he even the king? i thought xie's lied to him

The message from Cha Luo's dress box was never opened, so there is no way to confirm whether or not he is actually a descendant of Princess Taiping. Therefore, the answer to whether or not the Xie's lied to him will be a mystery until season 2.

You can say he was "king" for a brief period between episodes 32-35, as he did raise his own army under a new name in hopes of restoring the glory days of the Tang Empire.

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I am all for Season 2. The new villain is Prince Ning. Remember, Chang An said it in the same line "Do Not trust Cha Luo, do not trust Prince Ning".

 

Currently, Prince Ning and his brother had called their dynasty Later Tang. This is an historical fact. Historically, Wu Zetian's dynasty only had her as Emperor.

 

Personally, Chang An's heart was never belonged to the cause ... Taiping descendant hence heir apparent. I find that the Xie family is just riding on that for their own personal glory. He is doing it because it was drummed into him that the death of a whole clan was because to protect him.

 

Look how he just dropped everything to be at Wan Mei's side once he heard she was in danger. 

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On 8/27/2018 at 7:16 PM, enigmatic_zephy said:

 

 

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also, really need recommendations - romantic and passionate, intense with good buildups.. like this show or Addicted :P ..

 

looking for something really intense ( like i remember starting a drama with dilraba where she loves someone else but marries the king, he allows her to have her lover's child.. because he loved her since childhood.. anyway. .. got bored)

 

Best romance build-up I've even seen is in te recently completed The Legend of Fuyao. It would also fit the bill when it comes to passion and intensity. I've never seen a love story so well-portrayed in a drama

 

The currently airing Ashes of Love also delivers some great romantic intensity and plot. Plus it's some serious eye-candy.

 

Last but not least, the excellent Eternel Love, 10 miles of Peach Blossoms, after the set-up episodes have concluded.

 

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