Friday, 16 May 2014

#talk 16: Liu Shi Shi & Wallace Huo's drama, The Imperial Doctress (女医·明妃传) - Translated Summary & Weibo Filming Stills


   Hello! There's been lots of exciting c-drama adaptation news of c-novels!!! I don't actually "live" blog most of the time because of my hectic work schedule, but there's been a lot of drama adaptation news I wanted to share :). Also, I just wanted to add thank you to all those who had given me well wishes regarding my illness (I've been sick for a week so pardon me if my writing is a bit... garbled haha).

  I've decided to write about the Imperial Doctress first, and I will do another write up of Wallace Huo's other drama adaptation of 《仙侠奇缘之花千骨》, I think cfensi translated it as Hua Qian'Gu in Fairyland(?). Remember my earlier write-up about ancient chinese genres? The first two words of the title is 仙侠 (xian xia) - so I guess a literal translation will be The Special Fate in the World of Immortals - Hua Qian Gu, but cfensi's translation is quite romantic and pithy. Now that I know it's going to be adapted with Wallace Huo and Zhao Li Ying, I'm super excited to read the novel :).  

   The Imperial Doctress will be the third time that Liu Shi Shi and Wallace Huo will be acting together. The Imperial Doctress is based on a real historical figure called Dan Yun Xian who was considered a woman who paved the way for females to be doctors in a society where women were only expected to be at home...







Translated from wiki: 

  During the great Ming Dynasty, the times were prospering but the proprieties and rules were strict, women had low positions, they were not allowed to practise medicine, there were unmentionable diseases that were hard to treat. The Dan Family was a family with generations of doctors,  a few generations of their ancestor were imperial doctors, but because they were framed by despicable people and their family was almost eradicated, from then on there was a ruling in their family, the descendants were not allowed to practise medicine. But the smart Dan Yun Xian learnt from young, secretly watching her grandmother she learned the knowledge of chinese medicine, not only was she skilled and kind, she gained the support of the normal citizens after curing plagues and illnesses, and slowly she wanted to save the hearts of women in the lands. From then on, she will meet obstacles and difficulties in her journey in medicine, she will also meet criticisms and obstructions from the eyes of the people and propriety. But, with her passion and obsession with medicine, Dan Yun Xian will overcome all the obstacles and break frontiers in the medical profession, establishing a medical profession for women. From saving a person's body to saving a person's soul to saving an entire nation and creating a whole culture of medicine, she finally becomes the Imperial Doctress, and was famous throughout the lands. 





  The male lead is Wallace Huo, who is the Emperor! It's hinted that she has romantic entanglements with the Emperor and his younger brother. This sounds a bit like the korean drama, Da Chang Jin. I do hope she ends up with Wallace Huo, although that would be historically inaccurate :(. 

  I actually follow the weibo of the drama and here are some of the scenes they have been filming:




  Filming is suppose to end in May! I generally don't like medical dramas, but the combination of Wallace Huo and Liu Shi Shi is so cute!




15 comments:

  1. I love medical and historical dramas but I actually sick of WH. I seen too many of his dramas lately. But I will watch it for LSS since I'm a fan of her ^_^"

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    1. teehee I'm a shallow fan of WH cos he is so pretty! But i end up dropping most of his dramas halfway cos of the plot!

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    2. I think his only drama I end up finishing was.. "Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei - 怪俠一枝梅"

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    3. Sutekii! Hee! I think I was really busy when Strange Hero was being broadcasted, but I watched this mv with Wallace Huo and Liu Shi Shi - all their romantic moments! It looked so good. I heard they are making a sequel! Actually, I usually lack patience to finish a drama, the last c-drama I finished was the legend of the condor heroes 2006 (Ariel Lin and Hu Ge) and the last k drama I finished was My Master's Sun! :)

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    4. To be honest lately I've been reading more than I watch, I mainly download drama's for my parents to watch and only manage to go through 1 - 2 drama's out of 10.

      TVB drama's been lacking, C-drama really depends on the plot and K-drama's doesn't always catches my eyes and it quite hard to find a decent enjoyable drama to watch these days.

      I find c-novels are much more interesting *one of the reason I love visiting your blog daily*

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    5. Awww thank you! Me too, it's hard to find good plots these days. I watched the first three episodes of Perfect Couple and the plot was too bad for me to continue, although I think Wallace Huo and Tang Yan looks so cute together!

      I was mildly addicted to Bride of the Century, but it got less interesting for me after episode 8. I enjoy Koala's and the drama recaps at dramabeans more than the dramas themselves actually! Haha.

      I still love that feeling of falling in love with a whole new world? I just finished How I Met Your Mother (*SPOILER* I HATE THE ENDING *END SPOILER) recently too and just aching for a good new c novel. I've tried a few, but because of my illness, trying to find a short one. I'm going to write a review soon for a good short one I found recently :)

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    6. I do hope you get better!

      Have you tried reading manga's? I've been reading "Chang Ge Xing" *note: it's incomplete and still on-going* It’s about a young princess, Li Cheng Ge, who sets out to avenge her family and take back the throne. She disguises herself as a man and sets off on a journey to find talented people to aid her while battling wits with outside enemies and trying hard not to expose her true identity.

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    7. Thank you! :) I had to return to work today, but I drank lots of fluids the whole day.

      YES! I'm a great manga and manhwa fan. Actually, a part of me translates c-novels because I'm so grateful for all those subbers for manga! :) I actually told hui'er I turned to c-novels because all my favourite mangas took too long to update lol. Is Chang Ge Xin a manga? The title sounds like the Ruby Lin and Yuan Hong drama.

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    8. Yes Chang Ge Xing is a manga
      http://mangafox.me/manga/chang_ge_xing/

      From what I read on wiki, it doesn't seem like the plots are the same.. so I'm not too sure really hehe >.<

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    9. Ooooh it looks pretty. But it's not completed :(. I use mangareader to read the mangas but lately it seems to have bugs so I've stopped.

      Here's a cute one-short I recommend: http://www.mangahere.co/manga/seito_kaishitsu_kare_ga_doku_o_haku_riyuu_megane_no_uso/

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    10. Thanks I will bookmark it and let you know what I think once I'm done :) It's almost 1AM here so I better be off to bed soon, I shall start on it tomorrow when I have time.

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    11. I couldn't help it and read the manga already HAHA! I'm so bad >.< Prez is just too damn cute to pretend his still been hypnotize when she rejects his kiss lol

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    12. Hahahah! Oh gosh, sorry. I didn't know it was almost 1 am at your time zone. Glad you liked it! It's so cute right? I've a soft spot for spectacle guys in manga :).

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    13. Lol I love both WH and LSS,...in fact LSS is pretty much a fav of mine...but I actually feel like LSS is the one who I'm seeing too much. It's like she's in every new historical/fantasy drama I want to see..I'm actually quite tired of her

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    14. I like LSS' face and aura, though her acting is somehow still stiff. Haha! I think the other big ancient actress now will be zhao liying

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