↑ I’m on the sistership! >///<
This drama was an adaption of the book Dream of the Red Chamber. It came out when I was raging because of the stupid 2010 version. I love the book Dream of the Red Chamber and the 1987 adaption so much. Anything that makes fun of them will craze me. I nearly had an heart attack watching 2010 version, and was too angry to sleep. I even swore that I would never watch any Dream of the Red Chamber adaption anymore! Yet I’ve gone back on my words… Sorry Laotse, sorry Buddha.
Now I have an open mind(thanks to Three Kingdoms, 2010… ), so I decided to take this one out from the “cold palace” and try to find some strong points.XD
There are many dramas telling the story of Wang Zhao Jun but I never find one really attractive… This one had only 10 eps so can’t tell a long story. Quite boring in fact. (You can read the story of Wang Zhao Jun on wiki.)
In this drama the character of WZJ was very twisted. She was unwilling when forced to enter the palace. When having her picture drawn, she refused to bribe the painter. When the Emperor didn’t want her to be a consort because her picture was ugly, she started crying and it freaked me out since her face was all convulsed, half laughing half crying. When snubbed by the Emperor and bullied by other consorts, she acted really noble and decent as if she didn’t care for money or status. But when the Xiongnu tribe came to ask for a political marriage, she wrote a poem expressing her willingness to go there.
^ Cutest creature! ❤
Below are all complaints.
This was my first taiga drama. I was told that taiga dramas were very close to history! So you can imagine how disappointed I was while watching this. =.=
I found that Japan’s manners weren’t so strict. The princesses could meet male guests alone, even with bare feet. (I thought ladies shouldn’t have their skin seen.) How old were the princesses? I thought the eldest was definitely over 20 then. And still unmarried! The youngest princess Gou was the first to marry in the 3 of them. This is very inappropriate back then!
(I watched the drama with Chinese subs so I don’t know how to translate some proper nouns into English. The translation is all in my way, maybe wrong. If you find anything difficult to understand, just tell me.)
After finishing Legend of Zhen Huan I felt in emptiness. I’ve watched other Mainland China palace dramas, so I thought I’d watch some palace dramas from Korea and Japan. But after watching the Ooku series I felt LZH was all I needed… ↓The kimonos were pretty and the actresses were good, but I only wanted to shout: “WTF!!!”
It is said the heroine was a newcomer. She kinda look weird(which is OK ’cause you don’t need to look pretty to be Jane Eyre), but acted really good. The hero was sooooo cute! I wanna bite him. The part that Mr. Rochester proposed was great! I cried. T_T
The whole drama was in a dark atmosphere. I can hardly see anything. I haven’t watched Wuthering Heights yet but I guess it’s going to be darker than Jane Eyre. @@
As a kid I loved Jane Eyre better than Pride & Prejudice. Didn’t remember from what time did I start to prefer Pride & Prejudice more. Maybe because Jane Eyre was filled with challenges to the world while Pride & Prejudice was filled with compromises. Sad but true.
Another version of P&P.
I really never expected the US to shoot the first P&P movie/drama. I guess the British were pretty angry when the movie came out. Just like how angry the Chinese were when the 2010 version of Dream of the Red Chamber came out. Or maybe less. :P
Some BBJX reviews that I haven’t read yet. Rewatched BBJX recently. I don’t really like the love parts, but I do enjoy cute boys and pretty costumes!
Bu Bu Jing Xin [O][TV/China]
BU BU JING XIN/SCARLET HEART [O][TV/China]
Also found a lot recaps by koala’s playground. How can I not read them?