The silent film teaser for Beneath the Brocade Robes describes Lu Yi (Ren Jialun) as a shrewd secret police officer / jinyiwei who has formidable martial arts skills. On the other hand, the tomboyish Yuan Jinxia (Tan Songyun) is a poor constable of Liushanmen who is barely capable of protecting herself from bandits.
Seems like the YouTube trailers keep getting taken down, so here it is on Bilibili.
Han Dong costars as Yan Shifan, son of the corrupt official Yan Song, while Ye Qing plays one of the leaders of the Wuan Sect, and is known as little Zhuge Liang (now I feel like rewatching Bubu Jingxin).
The typical opposites attract romance drama can be fun if done right, so hopefully the ‘your boss killed my entire family’ sub plot is resolved within 10 episodes. The 50 episode drama is nearing the end of filming, and will most likely air in 2019.
It’s so cute how the heroine wears her heart on her sleeve.