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Rumor has it that Yun Qian Yue, the eldest daughter of Prince Yun manor, is playful, arrogant and illiterate. In reality, the rumors were spread intentionally by Qian Yue herself because she does not want to marry into the Imperial Family. Qian Yue has also been in disguise as Ye Tian Shuo's subordinate for nearly a decade. She is in love with Rong Jing from the Prince Rong manor but is oppressed by the Imperial Family's authority. Rong Jing, a man who possesses extraordinary good looks, suffers from a disease that left him weak and sick for years due to the aftereffects of aphrodisiac. To find a cure for him, Qian Yue triggers the Phoenix flight without a care for consequences. However at the same time, the current Emperor Ye Qing Ran is deeply in love with Qian Yue and to gain her love, he puts a life-and-death lock heart poison into her body, thus forbidding her from leaving his side. Despite losing her memories due to the poison, Yun Qian Yue does not forget her true heart. (Source: DramaWiki) ~~ Adapted from the novel "The Anarchic Consort of the Prince" (纨绔世子妃) by Xi Zi Qing (西子情). Edit Translation

  • English
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  • dansk
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Oct 4, 2021 - Nov 9, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Original Network: Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 326 users)
  • Ranked: #6490
  • Popularity: #5046
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Lotus
9 people found this review helpful
Nov 15, 2021
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0

An enjoyable watch despite many irritating factors

I have a love/hate relationship with this drama but decided to review it for a few reasons.

1. The actors did a fantastic job in portraying their roles.
2. The production was high quality with noticeable wardrobes quality and set design.
3. Most of the main characters weren't two-dimensional but more realistic and relatable despite significant limitations.

This drama's storyline is quite a departure from the original online novel that it was adapted from, so much so that some parts were unrecognizable. Some were good changes; others were questionable. I always wondered why scriptwriters chose to change so much of the original story that the value of the original work is lost? I would hesitate to re-write Louis Cha's novels because people love his wuxia story so much. That's how he became famous as a story writer. A scriptwriter is in no way a novel writer. Scripts are meant to bridge and adapt the storytelling effects between conventional novels/storytelling to movie production without losing the original, entertaining value of the story. Unfortunately, this is lost in this drama. I felt the scriptwriters lost their place and thought of themselves as authors of the story itself. Despite this significant drawback, the acting is still entertaining. The actors portray the characters in the drama well despite its limitations of character development and major story plot holes. The actors did a good job bringing it to life with realistic portrayals as best as they could.

I enjoyed the story despite some noticeable flaws in character development that felt illogical and rushed. I enjoyed the OST (but wasn't too happy that it was censored and copyright claimed all over youtube that most of it are not released). I'm impressed with Tong MengShi's acting and portrayal of the ML. I saw him before in Joy of Life and noticed him, but he had a minimal role in that drama. His role in this drama gave him more grounds to expand his acting chops. He brought the main character to life, expressing emotions in a restrained and controlled manner. The character itself wasn't complex, but his portrayal made it complex and interesting to watch. I couldn't say the same for the FL. In the first ten episodes, I found her portrayal annoying, and I was ready to drop the drama. Still, I persisted, and she eventually developed to become a more realistic and relatable character. I attributed this major dramatic annoyance to one part by the overacting of the actress and the other the significant departure of the script from the original novel. The character in the story was more deliberate, calm and careful than it was portrayed in the script adaptation.

Despite the significant flaws in the main characters, I found the supporting cast/characters immensely talented and rich with depth, which rescued many of the script's shortcomings. It made me root for the scenarios around the characters and invest in the drama. Overall, I still enjoyed the drama, and it was worth watching, but don't have high expectations of it in character development and storytelling values. If you're not that picky in this regard, you'll enjoy the drama.

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Completed
odetodramas
8 people found this review helpful
Dec 16, 2021
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 3.0
Story 3.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I can't believe I watched this entire drama. I found the main actress annoying in the beginning but decided to give it a second chance. It was briefly entertaining, but then things just stopped making sense. Everyone is in love with (or more accurately, obsessed with) either Yun Qian Yue or Rong Jing. Everyone wants to keep them apart. There's the most bizarre poison I've ever seen in a drama. I lost interest before they even returned to modern time, which felt like a different story altogether. Anyhow, sorry for this jumble of sentences that probably makes no sense. That's what the drama felt like as well.

Also, Ye Qian deserved better and the violence of what happens to Qin Yu Ning was too much.

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Details

  • Drama: Bright as the Moon
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Oct 4, 2021 - Nov 9, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Original Network: Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 326 users)
  • Ranked: #6490
  • Popularity: #5046
  • Watchers: 2,236

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