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Changing one's face is full of uncertainties. It is difficult to determine whether such a technique is good or bad and whether it will bring good fortune or ill will to those that use it. The Kingdom of Chu has always been under the rule of those bearing the last name Chu, but the imperial family falls to ruin as Feng Ru Ge takes control. In the last fifteen years, the Crown Prince has been biding his time to take back what was lost. Feng Ru Ge's goddaughter Jing Shu has mastered the skill of painting skin from a very young age. She used a face in exchange for a life from the hands of Zhao Ru Shi. Who would have thought that the person Jing Shu has gained is Lue Ying, a formidable death soldier that is known throughout Jianghu? His only reason for living is to kill the Crown Prince, who is to be Jing Shu's future husband, thus beginning a heart-wrenching story of love and hate. (Source: Ninenovel.net) ~~ Adapted from the web novel "Beautiful Bones" (艳骨)by Meng Yan Dian Xia (梦魇殿下). Edit Translation

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  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 54
  • Aired: Dec 27, 2017 - Jan 24, 2018
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: Hunan TV Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 516 users)
  • Ranked: #3869
  • Popularity: #5333
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Ongoing 53/54
clandestine00
12 people found this review helpful
May 23, 2018
53 of 54 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This is a good historical Cdrama that is light and easy to sit through. The story and plot was not mindblowing but had enough good substance to sustain the whole 53 episodes. I have pretty high standards for historical plots so I would say this drama has a great storyline. What I loved most about this show was its takes on life lessons like how obsessing over having certain things can lead you to destruction. I have no complains about the cast because I thought they fit their roles pretty well.

The music wasn't too memorable since I've watched historical c dramas with better osts. I would think the rewatch value is decent because there is enough plot to revisit after you've forgotten them. Overall iI would recommend this drama and in fact its too underrated. If you're interested you watch this drama, its easily available on YouTube with subs.

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Ongoing 53/54
sunday
5 people found this review helpful
Mar 17, 2021
53 of 54 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
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Common But Special Drama

This is a drama that I dropped around a month ago but decided to rewatch and continue. The reason I dropped it before was because the first few episodes did not spark any particular feelings towards the plot or the characters. Nevertheless, I ended up coming back to it again because I was interested on how Rain Wang (the actor of Jingshu - female lead of the drama) acted in this particular drama. Here are some highlights about the drama:

~ THE CHARACTERS (THE STORY) ~

Before going on, I am a person who has a total bias for strong, smart male and female leads, and I am not a big fan of any characters that are easily manipulated or are not open-minded. That being said, the Crown Prince has got me sighing for basically the whole drama because he is quite inconsiderate, does not put much thought in any of his actions, only brings trouble, and clouded by this hatred. We get the feeling that the Crown Prince does not want to be the Emperor, so with the responsibilities forced on him, he just is not responsible and is way too focused on love. Indeed, he did go through a lot of trauma with the death of his royal family, but he does not consider anyone else's feelings; disregarding his concubine, misunderstanding his teacher, hating his love rival, thinking of fighting and power all the time as the solution, and more. Most importantly, towards the end, there is a sudden change in his character that just did not make any sense at all.

Which brings me to my favorite character: Han Guang. Out of the whole drama, he is the unfortunate second/third lead in the drama that falls in love with the female lead, BUT instead of being like the Crown Prince and hating the male lead, he only wishes for the female lead's happiness. Also, unlike many supporting characters in terms of love, he does not do the whole protect-her-quietly that makes us have the second lead syndrome. His faith, loyalty, and love is just amazing.

Similarly, one of the best aspects of the drama is intertwined with the Grand Counselor and the power of the throne. We have the Grand Counselor who is in power and is hated by almost everyone, but we also see a side of him that gives no thought to the power he holds, his love for his foster daughter, and his wish for the best of the country. In fact, the only reason he took the power was to help the country although he became a figure that stole power and treats other harshly. I am not a person who likes the type of characters who like to sacrifice for the country and such, but the drama portrays this character amazingly. We see the responsibility he holds and also some of the irresponsible actions he took in the past, painting him not as a completely all good person, but only as a person who really tried his best.

Other than the individual supporting characters, we also have our two or three couples and some unfortunate deaths. The first one would be the Queen, King, and Grand Counselor love triangle, which ended quite tragically. The second one is the Prince of Baili/the prime minister's daughter/fake wife love triangle that was both good and sad; I love how the prime minister's daughter let go of her hate, and she was really one of the characters that had a great character development. The third one would be the relationship between the Crown Prince and Princess Li that ends happily but starts quite disappointingly with the Crown Prince's not-very-good behavior and attitude. The forth one would be General Xie and his wife that also ended tragically when his wife died that was very unnecessary.

Leading us to the main couple and main leads, Jing shu and Lue Ying. Individually, I quite like both of them, where Jing Shu is skilled and most importantly, she respects Lue Ying's decisions even if she disagrees with them herself. In the beginning, there were only a few episodes where they deny their feelings. Although I disliked how Lue Ying was not very communicative with her, their relationship was pretty nice. Along with my bias for smart characters, Lue Ying is the one in the drama that is skilled at almost everything and a super fast learner too.

~ PLOT/NARRATIVE (THE STORY) ~

The plot does get slightly draggy, repetitive, and in loops. The all-for-hate Crown Prince. The almost-going-to-die Lue Ying. The I-will-sacrifice-anything-for-my-daughter Grand Counselor. Honestly, the story could have ended much sooner had it been more concise. The plot is also very predictable because of all the constant foreshadowing. The audience could already tell the background of Lue Ying for half the episodes of the drama, but it was not until the near end does his true identity gets revealed. I usually like foreshadowing, but I expect that the actual reveal would come soon, too.

~ THE ENDING (THE STORY) ~

This drama has a great ending! I love long happy endings, where both the main leads have a satisfying closure along with most of the supporting characters. Usually, I enjoy endings with at least a whole episode on how their lives are afterwards, where none of the main characters die off, I have admit that I rather like this ending. We already know that Lue Ying had a tragic, torturous past, and to be honest, it is very realistic that he dies. The ending gives a great closure like feeling, where he has a daughter with Jingshu, and once he passes away, Jingshu continues having a positive outlook. However, there is also an alternative ending that cuts outs his death in episode 54, but personally, I liked this realistic ending better.

Another big part of the ending that I liked (though could also have been more concise) is the full backstory of the relationship between the Grand Counselor, the Queen, the King, and Yun Xie (the villain). A lot of the times, most dramas never have a true whole episodes and scenes of the past, and these dramas usually just have the present people talk about the past situations and have flashbacks. However, unlike those dramas, this drama actually has about 3 episodes that are fully about the history behind the characters, which was great!

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  • Drama: Colourful Bone
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 54
  • Aired: Dec 27, 2017 - Jan 24, 2018
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: Hunan TV, Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 516 users)
  • Ranked: #3869
  • Popularity: #5333
  • Watchers: 2,006

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