Prince of Lan Ling

Prince of Lan Ling (2013)

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A prophecy foretold that victory goes to the one who has the priestess' blessing. Yang Xue Wu, the last priestess of her clan, unwittingly embroiled in a war between Northern Qi and Northern Zhou. Although she foresees the tragic fate of Lan Ling Wang, the general of Northern Qi, she nonetheless falls in love with him and helps him win the war against Yuwen Yong, the king of Northern Zhou. But destiny can not be altered.

  • Native title:

    蘭陵王
  • Also Known as:

    Lan Ling Wang; Masked Beauty; 兰陵王 ; The King of Lan Ling

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emily235
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Feb 8, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I just positively had to write a review on this drama. Had to.
If you're thinking of watching this drama but being put off by the 46 episodes, as I initially was, I have to say- don't worry! The episodes aren't as long as some, and you'll find yourself flying through them.
With those 46 episodes in mind, I guess it's obvious to say that a lot happens in this drama. The read more story is a classic one of fighting the good fight for the good of the people, with a thrilling and beautiful romance (and love triangle!) to spice it up. I almost want to say that the romance is a bit too much, considering it feels like the center of our love triangle becomes a plot point more than anything, but it's definitely excusable.
There are several different arcs that we see our characters go through, and the characters also naturally develop with the story. By the time each character reaches their peak in the show, you've basically had a complete rundown about why they are the way they are, why they're doing what they're doing, and what your opinion is on them. This drama has much better developed characters than most in the sense that there are literally no characters I can think of (besides one that becomes irrelevant fairly early on) that I hate COMPLETELY. Of course there are moments of frustration, but even then you can definitely understand where they're coming from. This is a far cry from the usual drama antagonist, the ones that raise hell for no other purpose besides raising hell. It was refreshing.
Now, I'm complimenting the characters and their development, so you might be wondering why I didn't give a '10' to the Acting/Cast... well, that's honestly for no other purpose besides some brutal overacting in occasional places. But thankfully enough, those expressions that were overacted were at least fairly accurate!
The music was flawless. Nothing else needs to be said about that. Trust me.
Side note as well- this was a very... well... simply put, it was a very pretty drama. Besides the occasional questionable CGI sequence (that I'm fairly positive would only bother a perfectionist like me), the aesthetic qualities of this drama are worth being noted. Both in scenery and in people's faces. The Prince of Lan Ling isn't exactly unpleasant to look at if you know what I mean. And the clothes! The costumes! They were gorgeous, I feel like the people who made the clothes were having the time of their lives designing those clothes. Don't even get me started on the hair, which was almost* completely flawless. (* I think one of the actors had the occasional allergic reaction to the wig glue or something, I don't know man.) Basically, it was a very pleasing drama to look at.
Rewatch value is only a 9 for length, but the depth of the story, characters and romance will no doubt make for an engaging, interesting watch every time.

Ugh. This was just such a satisfying drama! Just watch it! I no doubt have more to say but it isn't occurring to me right now.
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sophie0626
11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Nov 7, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Overall:

The drama is very fun in the beginning and begins to get more and more heart touching. It is very beautifully done, events spaced out well. Actors are great :) Many people fall for the looks, which is very eye pleasing.

Story:

It is based on the battle between the two territories, but not overly based on action scenes. Having a magical spark added to a historical dramas always makes things read more more fun. As a result, it becomes more of a legend rather than realistic portrayal of the history. Very calm and steady storyline, no heartache until the ending. Can't say if it's totally tragic, but tears were shed.

Cast:

Again...eye pleasing. Although sometimes the long hair really bothers me. The main characters were into their characters, especially the bad ones. Totally feel the rage to kill them. Details were portrayed very well. As well, we have two great main actors.

Music:

I must say that the music itself makes me remember the scenes from the drama. Everytime I listen I have flashbacks. Ost totally match up to the mood of the drama.

Rewatch:

It's not a heavy drama, which will set you to a depression or something. It is a drama you can watch to just relax yourself and to release yourself. The ending is worth watching over and over again. For those who wants to cry, but have no specific reason why the ending is a very good start.
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    meanie 16 days ago

    Can anyone tell me where I can watch it online with english subs? I've tried and tried but just can't find any websites...

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      Akemi 15 days ago

      You can find it on dramafever:)

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      meanie 15 days ago

      Thanks for your reply...but its not available in my country...what a shame...

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      rainruma 7 days ago

      Try Viki.com or Drama.net.... they both have the complete series subbed in English.

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      meanie 7 days ago

      Cool, I'll try it ou!

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    roshavi hettige Jun 26, 2014

    I loved this.. the best chinese drama ever. Do u guys know any awesome chinese dramas like this one? if so tell me plzzzzz...

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      rainruma 7 days ago

      Historical/Costume C-dramas :
      ---- "Bu Bu Jing Xin (Scarlet Heart)".... excellent... lots of fun, good romance, history.
      ---- "Legend of the Condor Heroes" .... great....fun...same actress as "Lang Ling"
      ---- "Cuo Dian Yuan Yang " .....such a Pleasant Surprise !... 1st season (ep. 1-25) was Great , Awesome love story ..... ..... 2nd season (ep.26-50) also good, but the pace slowed a bit.
      ---- "Perfect Couple" .... Great...FUN ! .... may beat "Lang Ling" in popularity .... still only 2/3 subbed in English , so you'll have to wait a bit ... unless u can find it completely subbed (if , so...please send link)

      Modern Rom-Com C-dramas:
      ---- "Best Time" ....Amazing acting....Amazing chemistry.... a real love ... and the lead is an exceptional man !!! .... a confident, competent, strong yet tender man w/out any emotional/psychological problems !...a Rare hero in drama-land !.... or real-life !!!..lol
      ---- "In Time with You" .... also w/ Ariel Lin.... very good writing, acting.... and the best good-guy.

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    aelybaby Jun 24, 2014

    where can i watch this? :)

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    5NFOSI May 27, 2014

    I just finished episode 24 and I'm already in love with Zheng Er. She's so smart, witty, and beautiful.

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    kimnana_ May 21, 2014

    I'm watching ep7! It's really thing!
    But I'm depressed, because I read that: The ending is sad :(

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    SailorMoonRocks May 20, 2014

    A lovely story right from the beginning to the end. The narrator sometimes got on my nerves, but I loved the story. I recommend those that have not watched it yet to go ahead and take some time to watch it. It was extremely long and I have waited awhile for this to be completely subbed. I have finally finished it and I give this a positive review. All spoilers aside, it is best to witness the drama yourself than to rely on others' opinions.

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    Aggnes Apr 29, 2014

    I feel so happy all the time while I'm watching this.. I can't stop smiling, Fourth Prince and Xue Wu has a captivating chemistry! OMG, I'm so addicted...

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    Peacecat Apr 12, 2014

    Is the ending sad? Like does one of the lover die? Cuz if one does, I don't wanna watch it. If one of the other main dies, I'm fine with it.

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    steph_ravita Mar 23, 2014

    And I'm done! Now that was a roller coaster of emotions. First 20 episodes were a breeze to watch but for me, I hated Zheng Er, Gao Wei & Zu Ting too much to really watch their scenes in the episodes after. However, with the exception of Zu Ting - who I still hate - I don't hate Zheng Er & Gao Wei quite as much by the time the drama ended. They're still horrid people but truly, as demented as they were, I think it was the circumstances they were in that shaped their character.
    My favourite character was definitely Yu Wen Yong. He's quite possibly my favourite character & second male lead of all the dramas I've watched so far. He is the reason you should watch this drama. All the episodes that had him were my favourite, especially episodes 15 to 17.
    As for the ending, I didn't find it as sad as some seem to have. I thought it was a fitting end for a great drama.
    Definitely recommend it!

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    steph_ravita Mar 20, 2014

    Up to episode 12 and loving it! Prince An De makes me laugh so much. Such a ladies man, this guy. And Xiao Dong, so cute! And Yuwen Yung, the seemingly bad one you love anyway (so far at least)! And of course, Fourth Prince :3
    I'm addicted.

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    Epiphanie Mar 18, 2014

    Happy ending or not? I don't wanna watch 46 chapters to get depressed... lol

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      steph_ravita Mar 20, 2014

      I'm up to episode 12 and so far, it's been really good! Everything I like - romance, drama, fun, action - it's all there for me!
      Of course, I haven't reached the end yet so I'm probably not the best judge.

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      nysha Mar 21, 2014
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    Bera Mar 8, 2014

    It’s so exciting, I thought that it was about magic [the heaven maiden thingy], but no it was all logical and scientific, we see the lead girl grows which is so cool.

    I like the 2nd lead guy *wide smile*, maybe because he seems very lonely, but act not, Zheng Er is by far the most hateful second lead girl character D:

    Xiao Dong is a very brave awesome character.

    Actually this show becomes really entertaining in later episodes it's so much fun, even the lead dude I started to like him, when I didn't care for him at the start!! :D so worth watching [and here I was thinking of dropping it] XD

    The emperor [Gao Wei] is a really pitiful character.he has no one besides him to trust.

    This is so worth watching was so warm, I feel like crying, it's so moving.

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    aiashineshin Mar 8, 2014

    Last 2 episodes,i must say that my favorite characters are Yuwen Yung,Prince of An De and Han Xiao Dong <3 Great acting, great chemistry <3

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    AnaK24 Mar 2, 2014

    Geez! More people needs to know how great this drama is.

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    kdramafan1974 Feb 24, 2014

    Is it OK to fall in love with a characters hair? His hair along with his face are killin' me. Soooo HOT! I know it is probably fake but *sigh* it makes him really good looking.

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      Bera Feb 27, 2014

      Who exactly? :D

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      kdramafan1974 Feb 27, 2014

      Fourth Prince. Everyone else's hair is a little weird. Guy wise.

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      Bera Feb 27, 2014

      Yah Lang Ling Wang!! XD yah others hair is very weird even some girls XD

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      AnaK24 Feb 27, 2014

      Yes, his hair so sexy! XD

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    46
  • Aired:

    Aug 14, 2013 to Aug 30, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Network:

    CCTV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.6 (scored by 366 users)
  • Ranked:

    #72
  • Popularity:

    #96

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