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Their destinies were tied together due to a contract marriage. She's an ordinary girl who believes that women have a right to an education, too. He is a prince who needs to live up to his reputation of being lazy and unskilled. Xie Xiao Man unintentionally offended Zhao Xiao Qian, the famous Julu Prince of the Wu Jiang manor. Because of a set-up, the two enter into a contract marriage, leaving Xiao Man no choice but to marry into the royal family. Expected to remain as an insignificant prince his entire life, can Zhao Xiao Qian become a general with the courage and capability to protect his country? Despite coming from ordinary beginnings, Xie Xiao Man is also determined to find her path. From clashing endlessly to gradually opening up to each other, Zhao Xiao Qian and Xie Xiao Man overcome many obstacles together as they learn to love and support each other as husband and wife. (Source: ChineseDrama.info) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: May 20, 2021 - Jun 3, 2021
  • Aired On: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Original Network: Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 1,864 users)
  • Ranked: #4475
  • Popularity: #2804
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Completed
ChineseDramaFan
41 people found this review helpful
Jun 7, 2021
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0

Awkward and Poor Script

If not because of Zeng Shun Xi (aka Joseph Zeng), I don’t think I would have continued with this drama. The writing is weird, the dialogues are weird, the logic is weird, Liang Jie’s acting and character are weird, and the English title is even more weird. The only saving grace is Zeng Shun Xi’s acting and his character which I really like a lot. This drama is set in the Song Dynasty when often the emperors had no heirs of their own and were forced to adopt their nephews as their successors.

Zhao Xiao Qian (Zeng Shun Xi) is the adopted son of the Emperor. He and his older brother were brought into the palace to be groomed as the heir to the throne. Then the Empress conceived, and the two brothers lost favor. When the Empress had a still-born, Zhao Xiao Qian’s brother died and Zhao Xiao Qian was banished to Wu Jiang Fu, a city far away from the palace. He is happy living his quiet life, until Xie Xiao Man (Liang Jie) shows up and he falls in love with her. Zhao Xiao Qian cannot marry her because of their difference in their social statuses – he’s a noble and she’s a commoner from the countryside.

Fundamentally, Zhao Xiao Qian is a good person. He's kind and caring, generous and protective towards all the people he cares about. However, he is also hot tempered, entitled, unreasonable, demanding, authoritative and abusive, all an act to cover his pain and anger. Zeng Shun Xi's acting as the explosive Zhao Xiao Qian with a lot of pend up anger is very convincing, and I empathize with this character, despite his initial verbally abusive behavior towards Xie Xiao Man, which I feel she totally deserves. For some reason, Liang Jie’s acting of the Xie Xiao Man character here is not very impressive; she feels awkward and unnatural. I don’t know if her voice is dubbed, but she sure sounds cringey.

This is a story about class struggle and the oligarchy system which imposes injustices in the society with rampant corruption and abuse of power. The writing seems childish, written for young viewers. The characters are very immature with very simple dialogues and logic. Though they later grow to become more responsible and to achieving their dreams, they remain naïve because their thinking is still simplistic. More than 80% of the drama is spent in an academic setting where the characters are acquiring their education. Initially, the theme of equality emerges - one mustn’t judge another by their birth, in particular in gender equality when girls are inspired to nourish themselves with education and contribute to the society. Then this theme fizzles out with nothing much to show.

The writer seems to be flip-flopping with the characters, in particular with the Xie Xiao Man character. On one hand, she is smart, but at the same time, her actions are pretty dumb. She is supposed to be strong and brave, and yet she is so muddle and girly, causing misunderstanding again and again, that she is frustrating to watch.

Overall
This is a youth school drama in a historical setting with a theme that says, “Education is the most powerful weapon” when the characters, boys and girls, are encouraged to value education. Then enters gender equality when girls are inspired to perform as well as the boys and contribute to society. All these fizzle out; the world is still unjust with birth statuses still being the determinant of what one can and cannot do with one's life though Zhao Xiao Qian manages to upgrade Xie Xiao Man’s status so that he could marry her; girls are still being treated as the belongings of men and cannot make their own decisions for their own lives though an independent female businesswoman is being highlighted here; the rich and powerful still rule the world though Zhao Xiao Qian manages to take down some. Flaws and plot holes everywhere, the dialogues are boring and bad. Many viewers find the OTP’s relationship toxic, and they grit their teeth watching the romance development and continuous misunderstandings one after another, and the annoying behavior of Xie Xiao Man that always angers Zhao Xiao Qian. For me, he loves and wants her, and the feelings are mutual (though she also feels insecure), that is good enough for me (boy! I have such low expectation).


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Completed
Faimac
14 people found this review helpful
Jun 20, 2021
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 7.0

Typical misunderstandings......

I started off this series because i like the FL, but after awhile the ML kinda grew on me.

This story had so many misunderstandings and backwardness and forwards between the charterers it was like watching a tennis match, they just couldn't seem to figure each other out.

I enjoyed the second couple, and the friendship between the 3 main guys, they loyalty and misunderstandings were never taken to heart and were always there for each other,

The story line was your typical Palace story greedy empress and her subjects a blind emperor who refused to see the wrong right till the end.

The only sad and disappointing part was the end when the ML lost his true friend.

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  • Drama: Time Flies and You Are Here
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: May 20, 2021 - Jun 3, 2021
  • Aired On: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Original Network: Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 1,864 users)
  • Ranked: #4475
  • Popularity: #2804
  • Watchers: 5,054

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