寂寞空庭春欲晚 Chronicle of Life – 匪我思存 Fei Wo Si Cun (BE)

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A simple duet of musical pipes would instigate a complicated love story. During Emperor Kang Xi’s 18th year of reign, he was escorted by imperial guard Nalan Rong Ruo during an outing. While Kang Xi played the song “Moon Rising” on his reed pipe, someone was accompanying him on her pan pipe from a distant location. Rong Ruo realized that it was his cousin, Wei Lin Lang, and was overcome with emotion. Kang Xi then ordered Prince Fu Quan to find the palace maid playing the pan pipe so that she could be betrothed to Rong Ruo.

However, upon finding Lin Lang, Fu Quan realized that Kang Xi also had feelings for her, thus he secretly decided to pull a switch by selecting someone else to be betrothed to Rong Ruo and ordered Lin Lang to serve Kang Xi instead. It was only after Kang Xi fell deeply in love with Lin Lang that he learned she was actually the cousin Rong Ruo was in love with all along…

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7 Responses

  1. hamster428
    hamster428 January 31, 2016 at 2:28 am |

    Hmm, so according to the Viet link, it’s Sad ending but Good ending. Have we all turned into sadists or is the sad ending actually good?

  2. panda-pop
    panda-pop February 1, 2016 at 8:28 pm |

    Longtime lurker, thought I’d finally contribute to the conversation! Spoilers below.

    It’s definitely not your typical “happily ever after.” From skimming a summary, it sounds like Lin Lang is essentially ignored for twenty years because it’s the only way Kang Xi can get his grandmother (Empress Dowager Xiao Zhuang) to not sentence her to death. Then when Lin Lang passes away, Kang Xi has a fit, spits blood, etc. It’s kind of like the ending of Bu Bu Jing Xin.. except without a doting 14th Prince to accompany the protagonist in her dying days. Doesn’t qualify as a good ending in my books.

    Is anyone watching the drama? I’m not a fan of Hawick or Zheng Shuang but got drawn in by the pretty costumes/coloring/music. It’s probably not a great sign that my favorite part of episodes 1 and 2 were the kids, but I’ll give it a few more episodes before deciding whether to drop it.

  3. anna pua
    anna pua February 2, 2016 at 4:16 am |

    agree with you. The kids too were my favorite in the show.

  4. Treenymph
    Treenymph February 5, 2016 at 10:18 am |

    Hey, I am currently watching this. So far so good.

    @pandapop. : what? This is why I hate historical dramas. We go through all those useless and eye-aching filler scenes (which usually consist of the heroine being tortured by the villains until she’s half-dead) only to end up with everyone and their grandmothers dying. Why???? Why such sadism? Now I don’t know if I’m going to continue watching. Everything will seem pointless in the end.

  5. Shiningmoon
    Shiningmoon February 19, 2016 at 5:16 am |

    OMG!!! I know now why I don’t watch historical dramas, I hate BE… but I keep watching this one. Maybe I’m masochist.
    Also I agree with you guys, the kids were my favorite part too. Well I suppose that I would stop watching this any time soon.

  6. Idefix
    Idefix February 22, 2016 at 5:48 am |

    i am currently watching this and it is corny and full of unbelievable story lines. It is like watching the “Kardashians”. but the production values are good to excellent and the dubbing is by the actual actors e.g. Hawick’s own voice etc. And last but not least the language is generally simple and my limited mandarin is sufficient to follow the plot.

    On a historical note: Emperor Kangxi was suppose to be one of the most hardworking rulers but Hawick’s version doesn’t seem to do anything but follow the girl around or get her out of trouble and make concerned googly eyes at her.

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