C-Drama Watch – Goodbye My Princess

Goodbye My Princess

By the time this post is out, the series with 52 episodes would have ended.

I have watched 41 subtitled episodes and I have many questions than answers regarding the plot and relationship statuses of the characters.

Based on a novel, this mainland Chinese drama is about the fifth prince of the Li empire, bent on revenge for his birth mother’s death and as strategic and cunning as he could be, nothing could prepare him for this thing called love.

Through a series of cruel deaths and misunderstandings, the lead female character called the ninth princess, decided to jump off a cliff in order to erase all the painful memories and the fifth prince followed suit.

A few months later, the ninth princess is at the Li empire’s palace, destined to be married to the crown prince of the Li empire and the fifth prince is on the sidelines, bidding his time and scheming his way to get rid of the current crown prince.

With no memories of each other, they both set out to make their mark in the palace without ever meeting each other.

And what happened when they finally meet?

No sparks flying that’s for sure! Both were struggling with amnesia and no knowledge of their past love affair.

By now are you wondering about those around them who witnessed their love story?

NO ONE said a thing. They sort off entered into a silence pact.

By episode 41 and with no knowledge of how the story unfolds in the novel, I was already fearing that this drama is going to be one of those with tragic, unsatisfactory ending. Impatient for subtitles to come out for the remainder episodes, I watched raw episodes up to episode 48 and I can conclude this drama with this one sentence :

This drama is going to end tragically and I will feel like I’ve wasted 48 hours of my life on such sad and wretched drama.

I guess it’s fine if you prefer sad or melancholic endings. I like happy endings better just because real life has a lot of sadness already and I want my entertainment to ENTERTAIN me, not make me feel more forlorn.

I might watch just the finale when the subtitle is out, but I’ll be doing a lot of fast forwarding just to be done with the drama.

What do you want from a drama? Are you like me too?

Historical Drama and Why I Love Them

I love watching historical dramas. Specifically, Asian historical dramas.

What’s not to like about them? The characters wear lots of beautiful clothes and most of the time they have elaborate costumes or make-up.

It’s very easy to see that a lot of thought were put into the extensive layers being worn. They are gorgeous and artistic. 

Have you seen the headpieces adorned in Chinese historical dramas? Absolutely elegant and exquisite.

Historical drama is also the reason why I love YangMi because she never disappoints.

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Yang Mi and Her Conflicted Look

That is Yang Mi and this is the story of why I’ve watched several of her dramas.

Yang Mi is an actress from Mainland China and has acted in numerous dramas and movies.

I’ve watched her in modern dramas and also in historical/fantasy dramas.

I prefer her in historical/fantasy dramas. Why? I just feel that she looks more regal when she acts in historical dramas. She has taken main roles in dramas, made them her own and you could feel the conflicted feelings of the role she’s playing….and it’s very real, the tears and all.

I’ve watched her in The Interpreter, Three Lives, Three Worlds:Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (or Eternal Love), The Negotiator and Legend of Fuyao.

And I hope I’ll be able to watch more of her work in the future.