I’m digging how not bad upcoming peroiod C-drama Braveness of the Ming looks. I know that’s hardly a resounding vote of confidence, but hear me out considering I see C-drama stills by the boatload and most make me want to rinse my eyes out. Some are too dour and dull, others too silly and bizarre, but Braveness of the Ming is striking the right balance of colorful vibrancy without crossing the line into cheap gaudy. It’s hard to reign costume designers in, and throwing a lot of visual embellishments doesn’t mean it’s all being used appropriately. Here we have girly and cheerful female lead Park Min Young decked out in all the right shades and styles, while male lead Hans Zhang does his usual stand straight and look serious period pose he’s perfected. I still have oodles of residual goodwill for Park Min Young since Healer so hopefully her next project since that cult hit will serve her nicely in broader career development.