Contact ChineseDrama.info

Name

Email *

Message *

Friday, 3 November 2017

Drama: The Story of MingLan


The Story of MingLan China Drama
Title: The Story of MingLan
Chinese Title: 知否知否应是绿肥红瘦 / Zhi Fou Zhi Fou Ying Shi Lu Fei Hong Shou
Broadcast Network: Hunan TV
Broadcast Website: iQIYI, Tencent, Youku
Broadcast Period: December 25, 2018 - February 13, 2019
Air Time: Daily Primetime Drama 19:30 (two episodes), episodes online 22:00 (members) 24:00 (non-members) (See Viewing Calendar)
Genre: Costume, Family, Romance
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 73 (DVD), 78 (TV)
Director: Zhang Kaizhou
Screenwriter: Zeng Lu, Wu Tong
Production Company: Daylight Entertainment
Production Date: 2017
Producer: Hou Hongliang
Origin: China
Source: Based on the novel Legend of Concubine’s Daughter Minglan by Guan Xin Ze Luan
Watch Episodes On: Viki (eng subs), Youtube (eng subs)

Love Meter


Synopsis and Plot Summary

A story of love and family told through the life of a concubine's daughter from a prominent household in the Northern Song Dynasty. It follows her struggles as a young woman in an antiquated era and her colorful journey to become the mother of a household.

Minglan (Zhao Liying) is the 6th daughter of the Sheng Family. She has always been intelligent and beautiful. However, she leads a difficult life due to a stepmother who is unkind, sisters who treat her poorly and a father who does not favor her. Following her mother's death, she learns to hide her true colors in order to stay unnoticed as she thrives in the unloving household, gather strength to avenge her mother. Minglan meets Gu Tingye (Feng Shaofeng), the second young master of Ning Yuan Hou. Gu Tingye has helped Minglan before but he has also mistreated her in the past. He is able to see the sharpness that she hides beneath her gentle exterior and also the loneliness beneath her strong resolve. As Gu Tingye climbs the ranks in the imperial court, he plots to make Minglan his wife.



Spoilers
Show

Fun Facts

  • Filming lasted 208 days beginning on September 6, 2017 and ending on April 1, 2018.
  • Filming took place in Hengdian World Studios, Jiaxing, Xinchang and Wuxi.
  • The number of episodes was changed from 70 to 76.
  • The two screenwriters and Director Zhang Kaizhou worked together in Battle of Changsha.
  • Confirming the rumors that they were dating, Zhao Liying and Feng Shaofeng made an announcement on Zhao Liying's birthday on October 16, 2018 to say that they have gotten married.
  • Before Feng Shaofeng was officially announced as the lead, the author Guan Xin Ze Luan had dropped hints about his casting. She later said that she guessed it herself.
  • Based on the viewing calendar, final episode count is 73.
  • The time travel from the original novel was removed as there are restrictions on the subject matter on Chinese television.
  • Although it is Zhao Liying and Feng Shaofeng's 6th time working together, they only had more scenes together in The Monkey King 3 and The Story of MingLan.
  • The crew used candles as lighting while filming.
  • Filming style was similar to a stage play as the actors act out their scenes from beginning to end.
  • A week after the premiere on Christmas Day, Feng Shaofeng and Zhao Liying announced on New Year's Day that they are expecting a child.
  • It is Zhang Kaizhou's first historical drama that .
  • Hunan TV received flak for making edits to existing episodes in order to extend the drama series to 78 eps. As a result, The Story of Minglan had only 20 minutes of air time on some nights. The finale was also split into two parts that aired on Feb 12 and Feb 13. It was made to coincide with the premiere of Unbeatable You on Feb 12.


Cast
The Story of MingLan Zanilia Zhao Liying Zanilia Zhao Liying as Sheng Minglan
The Story of MingLan Liu Mengtian Liu Mengtian as Sheng Minglan (Young)
The Story of MingLan William Feng Shaofeng William Feng Shaofeng as Gu Tingye
The Story of MingLan Bian Tianyang Bian Tianyang as Gu Tingye (Young)
The Story of MingLan Zhu Yilong Zhu Yilong as Qi Heng
The Story of MingLan Zhang Jianing Zhang Jianing as Sheng Rulan
The Story of MingLan Liu Jun Liu Jun as Sheng Hong
The Story of MingLan Gao Lu Gao Lu as Lin Qinshuang
The Story of MingLan Wang Renjun Wang Renjun as Sheng Changbo
The Story of MingLan Wang Yinan Wang Yinan as Xiao Qinshi
The Story of MingLan Li Yixiao Li Yixiao as Zhu Manniang
The Story of MingLan Kira Shi Shi Kira Shi Shi as Sheng Molan
The Story of MingLan Tao Yixi Tao Yixi as Sheng Molan (Young)
The Story of MingLan Cao Cuifen Cao Cuifen as Sheng Lao Nai Nai

Supporting Cast
Soundtracks
  • Zhi Fou Zhi Fou (知否知否) by Hu Xia & Yu Ke Wei (胡夏&郁可唯)
  • Ru Meng Ling (如梦令) by Xu Yi Na (许艺娜)
  • Zhi Fou Zhi Fou (知否知否) by Zanilia Zhao Liying & William Feng Shaofeng (赵丽颖&冯绍峰)
  • Dang Ge (当歌) by Ye Xuan Qing (叶炫清)
  • Zhi Fou Zhi Fou Ying Shi Lu Fei Hong Shou Pian Tou Qu (知否知否应是绿肥红瘦片头曲) by Chun Yin Le (纯音乐)
  • Huan (换) by Jin Min Qi (金玟岐)
  • Zhi Wen Ni Ken Bu Ken (只问你肯不肯) by Hu Xia (胡夏)

Episode Ratings
Hunan TV
DateEpisodeCSM52/55 Cities (%)CSM Nationwide (%)
RatingsAudience ShareRankingRatingsAudience ShareRanking
2018-12-251-20.6082.38990.5902.4704
2018-12-263-40.7512.92670.6302.6205
2018-12-275-60.7102.70980.6502.6803
2018-12-287-80.7372.79270.6802.7503
2018-12-2990.5491.84160.6102.0403
2018-12-30100.7202.39450.8302.7402
2019-01-0111-120.9323.24140.8103.0802
2019-01-0213-141.0033.75430.7703.1602
2019-01-0315-160.9813.67330.8803.5602
2019-01-04170.5992.05670.5401.8205
2019-01-05180.6622.25360.7102.3702
2019-01-0619-200.9953.49220.7702.8702
2019-01-0721-221.1464.18620.8703.3902
2019-01-0823-241.0453.89220.9903.9402
2019-01-0925-261.1024.05930.9203.5102
2019-01-1027-281.1404.23911.1204.4302
2019-01-11290.7152.50850.7502.6202
2019-01-12300.8762.98120.9303.1902
2019-01-1331-321.2114.38111.1404.3402
2019-01-1433-341.4195.25611.3605.2502
2019-01-1535-361.5365.63011.5205.9001
2019-01-1637-381.5685.60811.4905.6102
2019-01-1739-401.5525.70511.4305.4802
2019-01-18411.1053.90311.0503.6602
2019-01-19421.2514.26911.3304.6402
2019-01-2043-441.5495.32111.5105.4102
2019-01-2145-461.8036.60411.6806.3701
2019-01-2247-481.6705.94311.4905.5301
2019-01-2349-501.7396.32311.6906.4201
2019-01-2451-521.6105.81711.5805.8901
2019-01-25530.8643.06850.8703.0702
2019-01-26541.1464.03111.0603.7402
2019-01-2755-561.5055.31711.4305.2201
2019-01-2857-581.7516.31211.6205.9001
2019-01-3059-601.7916.42311.6706.1201
2019-01-3161-621.7226.17911.6906.1201
2019-02-01630.9853.54220.9203.4101
2019-02-02641.3034.55211.3704.8901
2019-02-0365-661.6895.81111.6805.8701
2019-02-04670.8812.97311.2003.6801
2019-02-0668-691.3955.51511.4605.7201
2019-02-0770-711.4825.72911.7006.4901
2019-02-08721.2244.50911.3404.9601
2019-02-09731.3744.96011.3504.7801
2019-02-10741.4264.98811.4204.9101
2019-02-1175-762.0617.33611.6205.9301
2019-02-12772.2527.49511.9906.6801
2019-02-13782.2117.30212.0306.7101
Average1 - 781.2574.5041.2034.415


Stills
The Story of MingLan China Drama
Show more...

Posters
The Story of MingLan China Drama
Show more...

Character Map
The Story of MingLan China Drama
Show more...

Viewing Calendar
The Story of MingLan China Drama

Let us know why you like The Story of MingLan in the comments section. Please also share these fun facts using the social media buttons below.




No comments:

Post a Comment