[Thread] Story of MingLan

Happy holidays!! 2 Episodes of Story of Minglan was released yesterday on Christmas day. Anyone has seen it yet? How is it so far?


Title: Story of Minglan (知否 知否 应是绿肥红瘦)

# of episodes: 73

Release date: December 25, 2018

Synopsis: Set in the Northern Song dynasty, the story revolves around Sheng Minglan, the unfavoured sixth daughter of an official. After being mistreated by her legal mother and bullied by her half-sisters, Minglan learns to hide her skills and true intentions and, ultimately succeeds in avenging her biological mother’s death. She meets Gu Tingye, who initially dislikes her but after witnessing her wits and intelligence, decides to help her. They eventually fall in love with each other. After Gu Tingye becomes a powerful official, he successfully makes Minglan his wife. As his wife, Minglan helps guard against his unpleasant relatives and purges the court of corrupt ministers. The couple eventually earned their happily-ever-after, and Minglan rose to prominence as an influential figure of the Sheng family.

Where to watch: Viki (eng sub); Youtube (raw)


Zhao Liying as Sheng Minglan: the 6th and youngest daughter of the Sheng family.

Feng Shaofeng as Gu Tingye: The second son of the Marquis of Ningyuan.

Zhu Yilong as Qi Heng: The second son of the Duke of Qi and Minglan’s childhood friend.

Shi Shi as Sheng Molan: The fourth daughter of the Sheng family.

Airing schedule





Behind the scenes

Opening theme song sang by Zhao Liying and Feng Shaofeng

12 thoughts on “[Thread] Story of MingLan

  1. VOD4cn does have the latest of all dramas (RAW) to Eps 38 on Story of MingLan! Found the site by accident & its about 2+ episodes ahead of VIKI so so enjoyed the sweet delightful down to earth drama – nothing fantasy or wuxia – a wonderful change – great for relaxing and sit back. Just wonderful & fun to see talented ZLY in this drama than Glamorous Time


  2. Just completed 2nd episode. The props and costume design look really authentic. The plot so far is a little dull though. (But it’s just the 2nd episode.) If I didn’t know what the synopsis of this drama was, I wouldn’t continue.

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  3. There’s a subtle humorous undertone which I quite like..it brings a little lightheartedness in an otherwise dreary household scheming drama so far. Up to episode 8 so far and it’s capture the essence of most characters so far


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