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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Li Hongqi, Li Yitong’s fantasy romance film releases teaser

The title literally means “I’m waiting for you at the end of time.”

Love You Forever 我在时间尽头等你 stars Li Hongqi (Go Go Squid!) as Lin Ge, a man who turns back time so his love interest Qiu Qian can be resurrected. However there’s always a price to pay for thwarting Fate, and the teaser suggests that in the new timeline, Lin Ge will no longer be able to exist in the heroine’s life.

Directed by Yao Tingting (Yesterday Once More), the film is scheduled for a Valentine’s Day premiere next year.

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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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