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Saturday 13 January 2018

Untouchable Lovers

Untouchable Lovers / Huang Feng Prison China Drama
Drama: Untouchable Lovers / Huang Feng Prison
Chinese Title: 凤囚凰 / Feng Qiu Huang
Broadcast Network: Hunan TV
Broadcast Website: iQIYI, Mango TV
Broadcast Period: January 14, 2018 - April 16, 2018
Air Time: Sunday to Monday 22:00 (two episodes every night)
Genre: Historical, Romance
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 54
Director: Li Huizhu
Screenwriter: Zhou Mo
Production Date: 2018
Producer: Luo Rujia
Origin: China
Source: Adapted from the novel A Tale of Two Phoenixes by Tian Yi You Feng
Review: First Impressions
Watch Episodes On: Viki (eng subs)

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A story about a woman who assumes the identity of a promiscuous princess and becomes embroiled in the mind games and politicking in the palace.

In AD464, Liu Zi Ye who is a harsh and cruel man is crowned as the King. His older sister Princess Liu Chu Yu is sensual, uninhibited and has numerous men under her care. Tian Ji Lou, which is the biggest clan in jianghu seeks to overthrow the violent regime. One day, when the princess was was out on a trip, she falls into a river and wakes up with a completely different personality, thus capturing the attention of Rong Zhi. The two fall in love, yet both have hidden agendas of their own.

Ending Spoilers

Fun Facts

  • Filming began January 2017.
  • Filming took place in Iceland and Hengdian World Studios.
  • Yu Zheng who is the producer also writes the screenplay and has a cameo in the drama.
  • Yang Rong was confirmed as the lead very early on to the delight of fans, which is why the sudden change in cast to Guan Xiao Tong resulted in some controversy. When filming began, Yang Rong expressed her support for the production by posting on weibo, "Feng Qiu Huang is a novel that I like very much. Director Li Hui Zhu is a director that I admire very much. Wishing Feng Qiu Huang good luck on the opening ceremony."
  • Merxat Mi Re was rumored to play the leading man opposite Yang Rong but the plan also fell through and Song Wei Long was announced as the lead instead. Even so, he still participated in the drama as another character.
  • To the disappointment of fans, Yu Zheng changed up the storyline to deviate from the source novel.
  • Actress Viann Zhang was casted to play Wang Yi Zhe which is a male character in the drama.
  • According to the novel,"When he became emperor, she told him, “Although your highness and I are of different sexes, we are the children of the same father. Why can you sleep with so many different women, while I must be only with my husband? This is so unfair! And after the Emperor Liu Ziye heard his elder sister’s words, he ridiculously thought it made sense. So he immediately corrected his “wrong ways” and painstakingly selected thirty handsome youths for her to enjoy." (Source: NovelUpdates)

Untouchable Lovers Gabrielle Guan Xiaotong Gabrielle Guan Xiaotong as Liu Chuyu / Liu Chuxiu / Zhu Que
Untouchable Lovers Song Weilong Song Weilong as Rong Zhi
Untouchable Lovers Viann Zhang Viann Zhang as Wang Yizhi
Untouchable Lovers Yang Mingna Yang Mingna as Wang Xianyi
Untouchable Lovers Zhang Yijie Zhang Yijie as Liu Ziye
Untouchable Lovers Bai Lu Bai Lu as Le Yun / Huo Xuan
Untouchable Lovers Wu Jinyan Wu Jinyan as Feng Ting / Feng Taihou
Untouchable Lovers Wu Jiayi Wu Jiayi as Qing Yue
Untouchable Lovers Merxat Mi Re Merxat Mi Re as Tuo Bayun
Untouchable Lovers Xu Kai Xu Kai as Shen Yu
Untouchable Lovers He Fengtian He Fengtian as Gu Huan / Tian Ji Ge Zhu
Untouchable Lovers Hong Yao Hong Yao as Huan Yuan

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Episode Ratings
Hunan TV
DateEpisodeCSM52 Cities (%)CSM Nationwide (%)
RatingsAudience ShareRankingRatingsAudience ShareRanking
Average1 - 540.7155.3720.5404.825

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