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The God of War, Wen Ye, died in battle on the eve of his wedding, and a nationwide mourning was held. The bride-to-be was the legitimate daughter of the Shen family. But Mrs. Shen was reluctant to let her daughter become a widow and feared the criticism that would come with a broken engagement. Thus, she found her estranged illegitimate daughter, Shen Ke Yi, who had been living in seclusion, and forced her to take her daughter's place in marriage. Due to a mistaken war report, Wen Ye returned victorious, and Shen Ke Yi, who had married into the Wang family, became the true princess. However, she and the prince developed a complex and spirited relationship, and during their journey, they ignited the sparks of love. After facing numerous challenges, they eventually understood the true essence of love and protection. In the end, they chose to be together, not seeking wealth and prosperity but only desiring a few moments of leisure that belonged to the two of them alone. (Source: iQIYI) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Русский
  • Tiếng Việt
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Apr 26, 2024 - May 2, 2024
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: iQiyi
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 606 users)
  • Ranked: #6451
  • Popularity: #4930
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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21 people found this review helpful
25 days ago
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 8
Overall 6.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.5

A hot and cheesy mess.

Though hardly original, this drama's switched bride trope is well executed and entertaining. A very shady prime minister marries his illegitimate daughter Shen Keyi to Wen Ye, a prince and the country's God of War posthumously. As it turns out, Wen Ye is very much alive and full of suspicion when he discovers himself married to his enemy's daughter. Meanwhile Shen Keyi is tasked by her stepmother to steal a jade token from Wen Ye in exchange for her beloved nanny's wellbeing. Their early antics are silly but very funny. It was great to watch an older and jaded general fall for a lively, natural and utterly beguiling young girl. The leads have good chemistry and both actors deliver convincing performances. I also enjoyed the comedic banter between Wen Ye and his two sidekicks.

At twelve episodes this drama was hilariously hot and cheesy but by twenty-four episodes it turned into a hot and cheesy mess. The palace plot becomes increasingly convoluted and absurd and both lead's adorable silliness descends into stupidity and melodrama as they navigate multiple obstacles. Ultimately, the much simpler love story between the princess and the guard moved me more. The ending is a bit rushed but it was actually pretty good in the messiest way possible. All considered not the worst drama to watch to just pass some time. I rate it 6.5/10.0

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Ongoing 24/24
17 people found this review helpful
Apr 26, 2024
24 of 24 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0

super sweet

In all, the storyline and characters are both great. Cute, kind and honest FL off the streets caught by her father the Prime Minister, and suspicious, handsome ML hunted down after the war with every reason to trust her. It’s not silly or ridiculous, but it’s not too dark and ‘martial art-y’. It’s sweet and enjoyable, and I like the music. My favorite character would probably be Prince Jin’s guard Nan Bo, and all of the humor on side lines. It’s really worth the watch, especially if you’re looking for a relaxing, amusing and entertaining drama with good casting and an intriguing beginning.

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  • Drama: The Substitute Princess's Love
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Apr 26, 2024 - May 2, 2024
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: iQiyi
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 606 users)
  • Ranked: #6451
  • Popularity: #4930
  • Watchers: 2,318

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