Minglan does not believe she will be as happy married to Tingye as she will be if married to her original intended partner, but she believes it will be tolerable and makes the sacrifice for the sake of her family. [21], The show has an 8.1 out of 10 on Douban and received mainly positive reviews. Changbai is a wise scholar and is Gu Tingye's close friend. His official wife is Wang Ruofu, a bad tempered but kind lady who is always at odds with Sheng Hong's favorite concubine, Lin Qinshuang. [22] Many netizens have praised the television series for revealing problems and contradictions in real life, such as traditional Chinese families' preference for boys over girls (重男轻女), NEET (啃老族), and generational conflicts when it comes to providing care for the elderly (家庭养老). She is highly skilled in polo and gives birth to a child for her husband. She and her children are sent away and never heard from again. The wife of the Duke of Ying. The fifth master's wife. She uses almost none of her knowledge from the 21st century though and strives to not stand out, so the actual events which take place aren't really affected. Gu Tingye's servant. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The series is quite long and another blogger kindly broke it out in arcs (so credit to DramaPearls for breaking this out): Arc 1|Episodes 1 – 4|Minglan’s childhoodArc 2|Episodes 5 – 22|First LovesArc 3|Episodes 23 – 35|Life and BloodshedArc 4|Episodes 36 – 40|Minglan marries Arc 5|Episodes 41 – 67|Minglan and her ‘family’ Arc 6|Episodes 68 – 73|Family and the Nation. The Story of Ming Lan, based on the novel written by Guan Xin Ze Luan, follows our heroine through her youth, into her adulthood, and well into her marriage life as well. Kang Haifeng's son, by his wife Wang Ruoyu. Woohoo! Both are in the same genre with a similar premise and have my recommendation. Quan's father. There was a problem loading your book clubs. She is on good terms with Sheng Minglan and Sheng Rulan but strongly dislikes Sheng Molan. Quan's mother. Zhao Zongquan's elder son, by his wife Shen Congying. Mr. Yu's third child and younger daughter, by his second wife Lady Fang. Gu Tingye's third child and second son, by his wife Sheng Minglan. She helps Gu Tingye win back the trust of the emperor and they gradually realize their feelings and trust for each other. Once she grows up, she has a reasonably amicable relationship with Minglan, but only because Minglan goes out of her way to be accommodating. His wife and her family is executed, and his mother the Princess of Pingning witnesses the tragedy and becomes mentally ill. Gu Tingye is rewarded for saving the Emperor, and he returns to the Gu Household with honors. The Story of Ming Lan Calendar&Planner 2019 (Chinese Edition). Sheng Hong's student. Old Mr. Sheng's wife. Sheng Wei's second son, by his wife Lady Li. Lin Qinshuang, a former servant, pretends to act weak and sympathetic, gaining the pity and attention of Sheng Hong, to Wang Ruofu's dismay. The wife of the Count of Yongchang. So if you haven’t gotten enough of Story of Minglan, go check out Concubine’s Daughter Minglan. She tries to poison Sheng Minglan and later tries to kill Gu Tuan (2nd son of Gu Tingye) during Gu Tuan's one month old celebration. The Chinese Overseas Publishing House; 1st edition (January 1, 2019). Eventually, he is made to realize how much he has made his wife suffer and exiles his concubine. Follow along as I highlight the details in each episode! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. He is loyal and faithful to his master but knows to give advice to his master and is his close confidante. ', '#bb28e0', 'U7U1UTR5');kofiwidget2.draw(); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Unraveling Chinese Dramas & Chinese Culture. Gu Yankai's second wife. Wang You's wife. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Old Mrs. Sheng's servant, later sent to serve Sheng Minglan. She strengthens her relationship with her siblings, father, and stepmother Wang Ruofu, and helps other nobles find success in their respective families. After they get married, they will work together as a power couple, managing the new King’s regime as well as harvesting a world of happiness on their own. It has become a major trending topic on social media, with related hashtags being viewed hundreds of millions of times. Wen Yanjing's wife. It stars Zhao Liying, Feng Shaofeng and Zhu Yilong. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $16.99 . After losing her mother at a young age, Ming Lan … Let’s find out! The father of Hualan, Changbai, Changfeng, Molan, Rulan and Minglan. [19] Filming began in September 2017 at Hengdian World Studios. The mother of Shurong and Yanchang. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Sun Zhigao's ex-wife. Hualan, Changbai, and Rulan are the children of Wang Ruofu and Changfeng and Molan are the children of Lin Qinshuang, and the children inherited their mother's personalities and dislikes. She is a cruel manipulative woman who grows jealous of Minglan's higher status and happy marriage, especially due to her own unhappy marriage with a husband who frequently installs concubines. Wang You's first child and only son, by his wife Old Mrs. Wang. He then makes a show of discovering Rulan's relationship with the scholar, making Minglan the only "Sheng daughter" who can be married to him. Sheng Hong also has a step mother, Old Mrs. Sheng, who is the only daughter of the Marquis of Yongyi and is respected by her fellow nobles. The couple eventually earned their happily-ever-after, and Minglan rose to prominence as an influential figure of the Sheng family. She was raised by Old Mrs. Sheng, who dotes and loves her dearly. Shen Congying's younger brother. Rulan is simple and only wishes to find true happiness. The only son of the Duke of Qi, by his wife, the Princess of Pingning. He is a good man and devoted to Rulan, though he lacks importance. She is sent away, and Minglan reveals to Lin Qinshuang that Molan's marriage was revenge for Wei Shuyi's death. Wang Ruofu's servant, later sent to serve Sheng Minglan. She has to hide her intelligence and suffers through the years, hoping to avenge for her mother. Gu Tingyu's only child and daughter, by his wife Lady Shao. Unlike his scheming mother, he is a genuinely kind person and was not involved with his mother's attempts at defaming his two half brothers. The father of Sheng Wei and Sheng Shu. The wife of the Prince of Yong. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The mother of Hualan, Changbai and Rulan. Qi Heng's mother. Liang Han's mother. kofiwidget2.init('Buy us Boba! Following the death of Minglan's friend's sister, Gu Tingye performs an investigation and eventually decides to expel Manniang. Overall a fantastic story with great characters, good romance and a decent plot with a satisfying ending that left me happy to close the book. I wonder how close to the novel this show will be?