Release date: 2016
Main lead: Luo Jin (Tuoba Jun) and Tiffany Tang (Li Wei Young)
The Northern Wei Dynasty was obliterated one night leaving behind the kindhearted Princess Feng Xin Er as an orphan. Although she escapes death, she accidentally enters her enemy’s territory and she assumes the identity of Li Wei Young, the daughter of the Prime Minister. She suffers many hardships but eventually utilizes her wisdom and sense of justice to become a powerful woman as well as gaining a beautiful romance.
Certainly my favorite Chinese celebrity couple. Actually they started dating on set of this drama and they’ve been together ever since.
I discovered Tiffany Tang in the drama “My Sunshine” and I think she’s an amazing actress probably one of the best in China with Yang Mi and Liu Yi Fei. She’s in her 30s but she looks really young and can play any roles. Luo Jin is also a very handsome and talented actor. I think I saw him for the first time in the drama “Diamond Girl”, in which he plays alongside Tiffany Tang as well.
This drama is a Wuxia (historical drama). What I liked about this drama is the fast beginning. The first episode goes straight to the point, the story starts and you don’t even have any time left to think or get bored. There are many twists and turns, the usual fight between good and evil, and a strong female lead who is brave, confident and particularly smart. Indeed, one thing that I’ve found out watching chinese historical dramas, is the way the woman is depicted. We can see that she has a strong role to play in the Story. She is smart, courageous, at times she is even skilled in martial arts, she is respected, admired, praised. They are a good role model to any little chinese girl and for me as well. I’m learning to be more brave and resilient and to work very hard to achieve my goals. I think this is something which is part of the Chinese Philosophy and Culture. Being able to convey this kind of message through television is certainly one of China’s greatest achievement.
Photos from the drama