Peng Xiaoran, Jin Han begin filming period romance Jun Jiuling

Peng Xiaoran (Goodbye My Princess) plays an intelligent princess who specialises in medicine in Jun Jiuling 君九龄. After her family is murdered, she takes on a new identity and begins her own secret investigations in an attempt to unravel the political conspiracy. Jin Han (Royal Nirvana) plays her childhood sweetheart and future love interest Zhu Zan.

Based on Xixing’s novel of the same name, the drama is written by Li Mingchao (Buliangren) and directed by Xie Ze (Legend of Fuyao).

Drama Review: Royal Nirvana

The show clearly wants my tears, and it’s got them.

I’ve got so much to say about Royal Nirvana I just couldn’t wait until the halfway mark, so here I am with a first impressions post (Episodes 1-11).

Royal Nirvana is a poignant drama that is anchored by a group of wonderful actors and an equally good screenwriter in Liangman Xueyuan, who is also the original author. The tragic relationship between the emperor (Huang Zhizhong) and his estranged son the crown prince Xiao Dingquan (Luo Jin) forms the core of the story, and sets the tone for the entire drama.

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Promo Round-up: Royal Nirvana

Political intrigue-romance drama Royal Nirvana revolves around an unfavoured prince’s (Luo Jin) struggles against a corrupt government and a heartless father. Li Yitong costars as a former noble lady intent on avenging her family who ends up falling in love with the prince instead. [Extended Synopsis]

Youku has forgone an official announcement and premiered the first two episodes with little fanfare. The 60 episode drama releases 1 ep a day from Mon-Fri. Watch it on Youtube here.

Theme song by Jin Zhiwen

Theme song by Zhou Shen
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