The Story of Yanxi Palace is the most googled show of the year on Earth

All hail the Emperor.

Despite a large portion its audience using Baidu, The Story of Yanxi Palace 延禧攻略 is the most googled show of the year all over the globe. The tv series was the only Chinese name to make it on any of the lists on Google’s Top Searches of the Year released today.

The show has shot to fame its stars Wu Jinyan and Xu Kai, and re-launched  the careers of Nie Yuan, Qin Lan,  Charmaine Sheh, and most importantly producer Yu Zheng. After a successful online run, it received successful runs on TV in the mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.  You can watch the hit show English subbed on Viki and Chinese subbed on Youtube.

Promo Round-up: The Story of Yanxi Palace

The Story of Yanxi Palace features Consort Ling (Wu Jinyan) as the main character, and revolves around her rise to the top of the harem. Nie Yuan plays the Qianlong Emperor, and Qin Lan, Charmaine Sheh, Wang Yuanke and Zhang Jiani play the main consorts. The 70 episode drama airs tonight, and will release 2 episodes on iQiyi and Youtube every Thursday to Sunday. VIP members get an 8 episode head start.

Update Aug 6th: Thanks to the show’s popularity, iQiyi will now release two episodes every day except Monday.

Extended Synopsis | First teaser

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Realm of Love: Long Ballad – thoughts?

… IMO, although the characters aren’t terribly original and some of the scenes are a bit of an eye-roll, I find that the majority of the plot follows a logical progression.  Characters have their flaws but at least there are times where they pay a logical price for their flaws as opposed to some dramas in the past where this didn’t happen and seemed to detract form the story for me.

Realm of Love: Long Ballad 秀丽江山 长歌行 has been airing for quite some time. Starring Ruby LinYuan HongKenny Kwan, Mao ZijunLi JiahangWang YuankeZong FengyanYu BoDai Junzhu, and Wang Yu, those who have been watching it, what are your thoughts so far?.

More stills below the cut.

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Realm of Love: Long Ballad to be released

I like how balanced everything looks. There’s enough color and decorating to keep me interested but not to the point where I feel that I am watching a peacock mating ritual… also the patterns used are mostly characteristic for the era based on what I can see…

Realm of Love: Long Ballad 秀丽江山 长歌行 is preparing to air July 21st. Starring Ruby LinYuan HongKenny Kwan, Mao ZijunLi JiahangWang YuankeZong FengyanYu BoDai Junzhu, and Wang Yu, those who have been waiting on this one don’t have much longer to wait.

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Realm of Love: Long Ballad changes dates… for a closer one

Well this is rare…

Realm of Love: Long Ballad 秀丽江山 长歌行 has changed their air date to July 21st from July 26th. Starring Ruby LinYuan HongKenny Kwan, Mao ZijunLi JiahangWang YuankeZong FengyanYu BoDai Junzhu, and Wang Yu, it’s nice to see a drama changing to an earlier release date after being accustomed to dramas being pushed back… wonder if it has anything to do with catching the media storm about Ruby Lin and Wallace Huo…  anyhoo… new trailer below.

More stills and a teaser below the cut.

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Realm of Love: Long Ballad set to air

There’s a date on it!! It’s official!! No takie-backies!!

Realm of Love: Long Ballad 秀丽江山 长歌行 is set to air on July 26th. Starring Ruby LinYuan HongKenny Kwan, Mao ZijunLi JiahangWang YuankeZong FengyanYu BoDai Junzhu, and Wang Yu, with how long it has taken for this to air, I am pretty sure I have already seen some of the props and costumes for this production in other dramas that have already aired…

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A mini story based on Long Ballad

Guo Shentong looks happy on her wedding Night; Liu Xiu seems to be unsure whether he bought everything on the grocery list Lihua gave him. 

While we pine away for a good period drama, we were bored and left to our own devices and simply couldn’t resist… making our own drama from the stills of  Realm of Love – The Long Ballad.

This story follows Wang Yuanke‘s Guo Shengtong, Ruby Lin‘s romantic rival,   with the Emperor  played by Yuan Hong.

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