Top 5 of Chinese Period-Dramas (English/英語)

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Omg It has been a long time I didn't write an entry in English... sorry... but I think a large majority that read my blog is Spanish-speaker, so... yeah, whatever.

(Again, sorry for my grammar mistakes. You´re free to correct me uheuhuhe)


As can be read in the title, this entry is about my Top of Chinese dramas that I've seen!

without much mess, let's start!

1- The Legend of Zhen Huan (后宫·甄嬛传)
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The Legend of Zhen Huan (Empresses in the Palace) tells the story of the lives of the royal concubines of Emperor Yong Zheng--and particularly focuses on one young concubine's rise to become empress. Although the concubines seem to have a life of luxury, behind their facade is a life fraught with court politics, conflicts in the harem, and loneliness. The Legend of Zhen Huan shows that life as a concubine is not a fairy tale, but rather a constant struggle for survival.

This drama is based off of the popular Internet novel Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan, written by Liu Lan Zi. It first aired in mainland China and subsequently was released in Taiwan, Japan, the US, and many other Southeastern Asian countries. It became so popular that many channels showed re-runs of the drama over and over. Known for its exquisite costumes, unparalleled details, and complex dialogue, it's no wonder that The Legend of Zhen Huan remains one of the most popular period Chinese dramas.


Ok. let me tell you, I really enjoy period dramas and if we talk about China, they are specialists of it.
This drama is so popular that I could not believe it at first lmao

Well, I have to be honest. I like the drama, the costumes are beautiful, the story is good, but it has so many chapters and each chapter lasts almost an hour! wtf!(this is so common in Chinese dramas ......... why)
I could not finish the drama because I´m student!! thank YOU college for ruining my otaku/bad habits akka vices

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2- Mulan (巾帼大将军)
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The story is about a family with a daughter named Ruolan, who upon learning that her father has been sent to the war frontier, she disguised as a man for her father´s army. Yang Jun, a prince and army general, and Ru Zhao, a scholar and her childhood friend, will be entangled in a love triangle with Ruolan.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMl1J6-aKf8

At first I thought: Oh, Mulan!
I really like Mulan's story so I had no doubt in watching the drama.
There are two versions of Mulan in TV drama, but I liked more this version because the other story was very dense and didn't seem about Mulan at all. Furthermore, the actress who plays Mulan was very pretty to disguise as a man ... It was too obvious that she was a woman.
As you can see, the actress who plays Mulan is not so ... well, She´s very normal. And that is OK. She doesn´t look so feminine, alleluia.
The costumes are not so beautiful to see, in fact they´re very simple clothes.
The acting is not a big deal, but the story grabs you from the first moment. A interesting drama to see, and they made the story of Mulan something different and original (we have a love triangle, a spoiled sister, doubtful engagement and more lmao)

But I had a problem... I haven´t finished the drama... yes, It has many episodes and I have a boring student-ife.
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3- Legend of Lu Zhen (陆贞传奇)
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To escape her cruel stepmother, Lu Zhen enters the palace as an attendant. She was quickly promoted through the ranks for her pottery-making skill. During this time, she captures the heart of crown prince Gao Zhan. However, she can never be with him as social status and jealous enemies work against her at every turn. She devotes herself to politics and helps Gao Zhan defeat a coup d'etat. Though Gao Zhan can not make her his wife, he bestows her with the highest position in the land, the female prime minister.

Intro/Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dywsw4S2Kdw

This drama is well-known as "Female Prime Minister". I'm currently watching this drama~
The costumes are very beautiful but what caught my attention were the hairstyles! When a person rise in ranges (speaking of social classes of the ancient China) clothing, as well as the hairstyle and accessories changed. They were more flashy and extravagant if you were a high class person! and if you were a person of low class your hairstyle and clothes were simple and without much colour.
The story grabs you, and it´s not bored at all! so I plan to continue watching the drama until I can.

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4- Pretty Maid (大丫鬟)
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Former maid Qin YueXiang accidentally kills her husband to protect her 9 year old daughter Sang CaiQing from being married to an old man. Before she is hanged, YueXiang sends CaiQing to her biological father, Shen Yuan, to seek refuge but Shen's wife YuRu makes CaiQing a maid at Shen manor. As she grows up CaiQing is drawn into a web of conspiracies involving power, money, and desire. CaiQing vows never to succumb to fate as she strives to be the master of her own destiny one day.

Intro/Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYULsBY4NRU

The title is so suitable for the drama .. I mean, the actress who plays the maid is so pretty! more than pretty, beautiful!!
The costume was ok, the hair was almost always the same but she´s just so beautiful that I couldn't stop watching the drama hahaha
The drama begins in a very interesting way, so I decided to look at for it without knowing anything of the story before watching.

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5- My Natasha (我的娜塔莎)
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Set in northern China and Russia, "My Natasha" is an epic love story spanning 50 years. In 1941 one of the Chinese troops, led by Pan Tiande, was defeated by the Japanese, and arrived in the Soviet Union by contacting the Soviet army. Officer Natasha was then responsible for their training. During the following military actions Pang's patriotism and bravery deeply moved Natasha, and they fell in love together.

Trailer/Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJRMSmLyYOk

I like this drama because it´s very different from other dramas.
Usually it is rare to see foreigners in Chinese dramas, so I was surprised at first. Moreover, the story is set in an era of wars, and almost always the foreigners in chinese period-dramas are Japanese :x

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Well, that´s all.

I know that there are many people who don´t like dramas set in period/era but WHATEVER, I DO




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