Yuan Hong and Zhang Xin Yi’s Reel to Real Romance Period C-drama Princess Jieyou Premieres Feburary 18th

C-dramas remain notoriously hit-or-miss for me, even with last year yielding a bumper crop of watchable ones like Nirvana in Fire, The Disguiser, and My Sunshine, among others. Overall it’s still mostly duds and the recently started The Imperial Doctress with Liu Shi Shi and Wallace Huo has me headdesking at the stupid and boring writing leading to a waste of everyone’s time. It was filmed two years ago and should have stayed in a vault permanently, but another drama filmed two years ago is about to be dusted off and aired later this week. It’s period C-drama Princess Jieyou with Yuan Hong and Zhang Xin Yi as the titular princess, and better known as the drama that got the two leads together in real life.

They are still dating happily so the promo circuit is certainly going to have tons to write about. The previews look promising to me, and even better is this drama having a wide expansive feel and isn’t stuck in palace settings or about succession intrigue. It’s set in the early Han dynasty as Emperor Wu of Han (Liu Che) sends his half-sister Princess Jieyou out to the hinterlands to marry one of the “barbarian” tribes, the Wusan. The drama postulates that she fell for a handsome brash Wusun general and their forbidden loves runs smack into patriotic duty. Bah, if the general is brooding Yuan Hong then I suggest the princess consider eloping.

Teasers for Princess Jieyou:

Long 20-minute trailer:


Yuan Hong and Zhang Xin Yi’s Reel to Real Romance Period C-drama Princess Jieyou Premieres Feburary 18th — 16 Comments

  1. Thanks for the heads up about The Imperial Doctress. I was thinking of checking that one out when the subs were done so might just put it on the back-burner.

    • Actually, in my opinion I really enjoy The Imperial Doctress. I find it intriguing and enjoyable to watch. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. On the other hand, Chronicle of Life with Hawick Lau and Zheng Shuang is such a hot mess and I would definitely use headdesk as the word to describe the sheer ridiculousness of the drama.

      • Count me in on the Chronicle of Life hot mess bandwagon. Wonder if Imperial Doctress might beat Chronicle of Life. Ratings wise, chronicle of love is currently on top. Is Zheng Shuang that popular in Mainland?

      • I also enjoy the Imperial Doctress… VietSub already to 11 episode…
        can’t wait to see what next….

      • I don’t understand how they could make Chronicle of Life this bad – the book was decent enough. I scringe each time I watch it. I know I am torturing myself, but I can’t help but see how worse it can get. Hawick Liu is trying his best – he is the only thing that is keeping me going. And the evil Brother – l’m mesmerised by him.

      • Zheng Shuang acting is so lackluster. Instead of getting better, her acting skills are not progressing. I have nothing against her personally but I dont understand why she gets good lead roles? It is so boring watching her act… Poor Hawick.

  2. I’m a little bumped lover boy is going out with someone who isn’t me (delusion lol). I wish him all the best in his relationship and this drama.

  3. Watch Imperial Doctress. It was very great. Everyone perform very well. Hope there’s another collaboration between Wallace Huo and Liu Shi Shi.

  4. Does anyone know who the actor is who is playing Emperor Wu of Han? He looks so familiar, but I can’t think of where I’ve seen him!

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