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Shen Yu, the daughter of a corrupted official, marries into the Zhou manor. However, her "groom" Zhou Yue turned out to be a girl disguised as a guy. After revealing their secrets to each other, they decide to become sworn sisters and use their fake marriage in order to protect each other's identity. At the same time, Qi Zhang and Gao Mo, who are implicated by the case of Prince Rong, also begins to secretly investigate the case. The four of them work together to find out the truth. (Source: DramaWiki) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • ภาษาไทย
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Dec 11, 2022 - Dec 20, 2022
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Mango TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 414 users)
  • Ranked: #4326
  • Popularity: #5109
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Completed
ChineseDramaFan
20 people found this review helpful
Dec 26, 2022
26 of 26 episodes seen
Completed 7
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 8.5

A Gem Under the Radar

To me, a good drama doesn’t depend on the big names of the actors nor how esteemed the directors are, not even how complicated a story needs be. As long as the story is coherent, the logic makes sense, the actors immerse themselves in their roles, the costumes not garish nor gaudy, the main characters are lovable, and the overall struggles and conflicts of the characters capture my heart and my emotions, this is considered a good drama. The Letter from the Cloud is one such drama.

I don’t know the relevancy of the title to the story, which to me is still a mystery after completing the drama. Nonetheless, this is a story about power struggle for the throne that involves a girl whose whole family was wrongly executed by the Emperor, and a royal prince who tries to find his missing mother. They meet and fall in love with each other even though the girl has just got married to one of the prince's cousins who turns out to be a girl disguises as a man from birth. I love all the relationships between the characters here, including the second couple. The villains are in the open from the start, and all evil schemes are planted by the antagonists from start to finish.

Qi Zhang (Xie Binbin) inherited the title Prince Jing upon the untimely demise of his father. He is stationed in the north-west country guarding the border. Intelligent and a great swordman, he is lonesome and distrustful, determined to find his missing mother, so he comes back to the capital to his maternal grandmother’s home to track news of her. Here, he falls in love with a girl whom he initially recruits to work as his spy in his grandmother’s household.

I have liked Xie Binbin since the first time I saw him in Qing Qing Zi Jin. He exudes a clean, innocent and yet authentic aura that attracts viewers. Here as the impeccable Prince Jing, Xie Binbin aces the role. His styling and demeanor are perfect and lovable. His uncertainty, dismay, jealousy, joy, determination and more, are all acted out very appropriately without overacting and yet can stir emotions within the viewers. Excellent acting here.

After the persecution of her whole family, Gu Yi (Wu Jiayi) was adopted by a “Jianghu” doctor and changed her name to Shen Yu. Because of her horrifying childhood experience, Shen Yu becomes obsessed with money and will do anything for a buck. For money, she marries into the Zhou household and crosses path with Qi Zhang and gets hired as a spy for him in finding secrets that concern him in the Zhou household. Shen Yu is intelligent, fast witted and streetwise. With her amazing skills in medicine which she puts to good use later in saving lives and in her investigations.

I really love the Shen Yu character here and Wu Jiayi has given an excellent performance. Her Shen Yu is authentic and human, cheeky and yet relatable, and not too proud to admit to her mistakes and to show her vulnerability to her trusted. How she continually gains an upper hand with Qi Zhang is funny and well executed, and how she makes him jealous is fun to watch. Wu Jiayi is very natural. With her watery large eyes, pouting lips, and extremely contagious smile, she captures hearts. Viewers can empathize with her zeal for finding justice for her family, and her resignation when justice is not being served. Wu Jiayi has carried out her role with full marks.

I also want to applaud the whole cast including the actors who play the antagonists. The villains are being acted so realistically that viewers want to rip the villains' hearts out for the heinous crimes they commit. The cross-dressing is believable as actor Fu Jing (Zhou Yue) gives the viewers a sickly looking man with a raspy voice. A great performance here by all.

My Verdict

This series is said to have been adapted from a web novel. Upon my brief scan, I believe that the original novel involves a character with a name called 锦书 (Jin Shu), literally means “letter” in English. Though the script writing has been diverted from the original novel, the title has not, hence results in a confusing title here. I stand to be corrected.

Though with some details not further explained to clarify some confusions for viewers, the overall story here is rather intact with not that many plot holes. Some tropes, like falling off cliff, are used here and there which doesn’t seem distasteful. The ending is concluded appropriately with every character receiving its deserving ending, and without massive killing off the characters like many Chinese dramas fond to do. For the main couple, a three-year separation spurs their individual growth, and deepens their love and devotion for each other. The background music is cartoonish and helps in accentuating the funny moments and blunders the characters make.

Overall, a drama well done. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and strongly recommend it to new viewers. Great watch! Don’t miss it.

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Completed
chen358
8 people found this review helpful
Dec 22, 2022
26 of 26 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.5
This review may contain spoilers
This is a simple and short show to watch if you don't know what Chinese drama to watch or if your are bored. This drama is also super under rated and needs more attention.

The story line doesn't exactly impress me, but isn't bad. The chemistry between the two leads are really deep and they do a great job acting their roles out.

I love the relationship between Shen Yu and Zhou Yue. I've seen many of Wu Jiayi's drama, and the character she plays as in all of her shows make her a lovable character and makes the show much more interesting. This is the first appearance Xie Binbin had made to me and I gotta say, I’m left shocked and will check out some of his other dramas. The male leads expressions and acting skills really make it the cherry on top of this show.

As for Zhou Yue, the female dressing as male looks really good. Especially in other dramas, when the female lead dresses as a male but doesn’t look like a ale at all, Zhou Yue was able to pull that off. She looks good in both female and male appearance.

I only have an issue with the costuming, um I feel like this show didn't have a high budget, because the hairstyle, costuming, props, and background doesn't impress me and I've honestly seen better.

The ost is awesome, the song is god and sad, and the background music is also great. There was a couple of confusing parts, that I didn't understand but it wasn't that big of a problem. 10/10, a sweet and simple drama.

SPOILER:
The biggest thing that made me mad is the wedding between Zhou Yihui and Qi Zhang. Why was her wedding dress blue? Because when it comes to traditional weddings, they're either white, green, or red. And the bride and groom always have a matching outfit and style. Why was Zhou Yihui's dress completely blue and Qi Zhang's was red? That made no sense to me at all.

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Details

  • Drama: The Letter from the Cloud
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Dec 11, 2022 - Dec 20, 2022
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Mango TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 414 users)
  • Ranked: #4326
  • Popularity: #5109
  • Watchers: 2,195

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