Watched up to Ep 6 and it’s not too bad! Will continue watching the subbed episodes (it’s not as punchy as the beginning of Princess Wei Young so i think I can manage!) and am looking forward to more of Wallace Chung. My first time watching him and he is pretty good !
Up to Ep2, I thought I was going to have second male lead syndrome – He Xia is so sweet to (and with) Ping Ting and Sean Sun looks so beefcake-y regal! Then Chu Bei Jie totally upped his game and Wallace Chung completely delivered on being a smart but benevolent general while looking handsome 🙂 He just grew on me and by Ep 6, am on team Bei Jie (sorry He Xia although I do feel for you!) – Wallace Chung does the boyish manly iwell and him standing in the rain was well executed !
I like Bai Ping Ting – this is how Wei Young should have been like! I do think that while Angelababy is not a strong actress, she does have that fire in her eyes while maintaining a cool (but not cold) composure – the spark makes up for the lack of micro emotions and ties in with her character who is meant to not show what she is thinking while she plots and schemes but she definitely falters in the tender / subtle scenes – a glassy eyed gaze is not something she can do (unlike Wallace Chung!)
Shout out also to Yu Bo who exudes the scheming smartness of Sima Hong, the King of Jin while maintaining kingly presence and Deng Sha (Consort Zhang) who is obviously in love with Bei Jie and hates Ping Ting – her petty maliciousness is not overdone and bubbles over with just enough disdain!
The storyline seems interesting (disclaimer – didn’t read the book!) so will be continuing and hopefully it doesn’t get draggy. Please don’t make He Xia overly evil too – Have had a soft spot for Sean Sun ever since Legend of Qin!