Love the costumes and the chemistry, not so much the plot.
With the perfect amount of bright colors and modern silhouettes without looking tacky, The King’s Woman 秦时丽人明月心 first caught my eyes because of its look (and Dilraba). The series is adapted from the prequel to animation Qin’s Moon and retells the attempted assassination of Ying Zheng (Zhang Binbin), the king who’ll eventually become China’s first emperor, by Jing Ke (Liu Chang), modified to become a huge love triangle featuring Gongsun Li (Dilraba).
The series opens with some classic clichés that they work in with mixed ability, including but not limited to having a long-lost childhood true love that you’ve only met once, no one recognizing the female lead is female, accidentally sharing a bed, the rich guy pretending his underling is his superior because we all know relationships that start with lies end well, and one or more lead’s guardian dying, but not before reminding them to hate their romantic interest for their parents’ sins.
Zhang Binbin is surprisingly (to me) the best actor of the bunch, and nails all the romance scenes, be it awkward first meetings, head over heels in love, or possessive creep. Continue reading →
For some reason, many dramas have chosen to go with a poetic seven-character title format, and The King’s Woman秦时丽人明月心 is the latest show to follow suit. Starring Dilraba and ZhangBinbin (costars in Pretty Li Huizhen, TLTWTMPB), the upcoming drama tells of the fictional love story between Concubine Li and China’s first Emperor.
Those curious about the Qin Dynasty can give this a go.
The King’s Woman 丽姬传 has released its first stills. Starring Dilraba Dilmurat, Zhang Binbin, Li Tai, Liu Chang, and Zhang Xuan, a closer look for those interested in a drama based in the Spring and Autumn Period.
China seems to be going on a period drama roll this and next year.
The King’s Woman 丽姬传 is preparing for filming. Starring Dilraba Dilmurat, Zhang Binbin, Li Tai, Liu Chang, and Zhang Xuan, this is based on the novel by Wen Shiren Qin’s Moon: Jingke’s Unofficial Biography 秦时明月之荆轲外传.