Everlasting Serenity 岁岁青莲 (lit.) was originally a Qing dynasty romance drama that went by the name of Xifei’s Royal Love in the Palace. To avoid delays due to censorship, production company New Classics Media (Ruyi’s Royal Love) has changed the dynasty, though the storyline will remain intact for the most part. He Hongshan (Legend of the Phoenix) plays Luo Qinglian, a kind-hearted and learned noble lady who marries prince He Lianxin (Peter Ho).
Luo Qinglian is content to lead an ordinary life and aspires for a suitor who only has eyes for her, yet is instead forced to marry into the royal family. She discovers her husband He Lianxin is not the heartless and stone-faced noble he presents himself to be, and secretly helps him navigate the treacherous waters, earning his affection and respect in the process.
Costars include Huang Youming (Story of Minglan), Niki Chow (Nothing Gold Can Stay), Fu Jing (Rocket Girls), Zhang Chenguang (All Is Well), Li Jinrong (A Lifetime Love) and Huang Shengyi (Iceman 2).
Based on Legend of Consort Xi 熹妃传 by Jieyu, the drama is written by Zhang Yongchen (General and I).
The dress in the first photo reminds me of early Republican era meets Renaissance.
It would be cool if they built a whole costume wardrobe around that aesthetic, but it seems like the rest of the costumes are just a hodge-podge of random elements.
I figure palace intrigue is now a no-no regardless of dynasty. Plus the regulators demand “historical accuracy” means that the characters, costumes and setting should be purely fictional or suffer greater censor scrutiny. The costuming should not be easily identified with any actual historical period. The female costume kind of looked Qing but not the male costume.
Additional information showed up while trying to find what dynasty was changed into. The production company is sitting on a few historical fiction dramas, including the new Demi Gods and Semi Devils. I think these and The Fated General will all be victims of “historical accuracy” requirement as well as the regulators retroactively applying China’s current territory into the indefinite past making no-no’s all ethnic conflict based historical dramas.
Seriously ?! I was interested because I thought this would be about emperor Yongzheng but now that they changed the setting… Damn it, censorship is getting more and more annoying
I don’t know why but the pictures remind me of the early 2000 palace dramas