Nothing Gold Can Stay seems like it’s going to take the crown of being the fastest period drama to get on air – female lead Sun Li wrapped up filming in May, and the 74 episode drama is all ready to air tonight.
The story follows the life of Zhou Ying (Sun Li), the richest merchant in the late Qing dynasty. She marries Wu Ping (Peter Ho) to help him ward off bad luck, yet his untimely death means she has to take over the family business, much to the dismay of his greedy relatives. Unfortunately the journey is far from smooth – there’s the feud with the Shen family, political machinations in the royal court, and the betrayals by Wu Ping’s secret admirer Hu Yongmei (Myolie Wu) and his sister Wu Yi (Zeng Qi).
Shen Xingyi (Chen Xiao) is a sheltered and happy-go-lucky young lad who doesn’t get involved in his family business until much later, though the hatred between the two households doesn’t stop him from pursuing Zhou Ying.
Opening theme: Can’t Forget by Sun Li (title)
Ending Theme: Walking in the Midst of Moonlight by Tan Weiwei
You Once Said by Yu Kewei (duet version, male version)
I Am the Only One Reluctant to Let Go by Zhang Lei
Simple Yet Passionately Unforgettable by Chen Chusheng
Let Love Be Broken Repeatedly by Ma Shijian
Behind-the-scenes | Ep 1 – 2 Preview
A closer look at the costumes, designed by Tim Yip:
English subtitles available!
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/IdV4uLWOzpg
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/5QmX3Q95XVE
Episodes 3-74: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn7ueQx7cc2yfRdL8B_t36Xti4n4t4p8r
Amazon Prime Video (all episodes):
Such a beautiful drama…..
Hate the men’s outfits and hair.
I did not notice this in the trailers, but this drama is so color-coordinated. I ended up spending most of episode one trying to figure out meanings associated with the colors.
I’ll be fumbling along, watching without subs, as soon as I can find it online. I like the story, the history and the actors.