Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 16 Recap

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So one of the best and most intense Yu Wen Yong scenes comes to mind in this episode. At this point, anyone who reads my blog knows that I basically think that Yu Wen Yong is the best character in this show. I love this scene to bits, and for good reason.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 15 Recap

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Oh LLW, why do give me some of your best episodes now and then decide to spiral into a heap of uncontrollable of waste that even a dung beetle wouldn’t dare touch. As for Yu Wen Yong, he remains the best written character in this drama. No wonder he united that part of China.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 14 Recap

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The true culprits to Si Ye’s “treason” are revealed and everyone get’s their just desserts. Hello World! This week has been hectic as I’ve returned from a job fair and am beginning my 3 day vacation from a hectic work life. I will post  as much as I can while I sip margaritas and ponder about my future career steps. That being said, this is a much better episode than ep 13 and it only gets better from here. 

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 13 Recap

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Si Ye and Xue Wu’s relationship hangs in the balance and outside forces try to wedge all sorts of obstacles. Also can I just say, Feng Shao Feng, in this scene I saw a glimmer of true and unadulterated acting that I’m surprised was in you. Good for you man.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 12 Recap


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LLW has one thing going for it in these episodes, its that things move faster than a energizer bunny rabbit. Even though Xue Wu believes that Si Ye’s main wife, the one he is fated to be with, the one named Lady Zhen, this episode is really fun.  This is a good episode, even if it doesn’t have my Yu Wen Yong in it.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 11 Recap

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Political intrigue at its best is when the players operate in both the open and the shadows. The deadly dance of power between Yu Wen Hu and Yu Wen Yong is engrossing for the viewer because neither can afford to underestimate the other, to do so means a certain, horrible death. Beneath the flowery language lies two vicious animals with bloodlust in their eyes.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 10 Recap

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Sometimes knowing how things will end is like throwing a bucket of ice water on a puppy in the middle of winter, and that’s how I feel about the lovers in this episode. Luckily, things zip along so speedily that it won’t take long for the lovers to find away around it.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 9 Recap

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The story is progressing nicely, if anyone is following this story, you can see that both leading men has kissed the girl (though neither did it for romantic purposes). Both men has hugged and declared their love for the girl. Both are flawed beings with painful pasts who look at Xue Wu as if she is their only reason.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 8 Recap


Nothing says “I care about you” like a forced kiss (NOT REALLY, I do not condone that kind of behavior). The good parts all came from Yu Wen Yong. Daniel, you were amazing in this drama, even when it decided to go into the crapper post ep. 22.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 7 Recap


I’ve made peace with the fact that LLW is going to break my heart a long time ago. But what I didn’t expect or rather, prayed wouldn’t happen, is that I would lose interest in it around ep. 22. The reason being the 2nd lead hag. So, because I can not possibly waste my time on terrible episodes, I will write the episodes that i like, and then do mini (like, very minuscule) recaps about the episodes I don’t like, most of which happen 25 onwards. As for Legend of Lu Zhen, the recaps are coming, I promise.

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Lan Ling Wang Song Translation – 命運 – Ming Yun – Destiny

This is one of the songs in LLW, sung by Ji Jia (家家) called Destiny

So translating this song was really tough. It sounds so beautiful but the lyrics are a bit of a mess and a bit trite. And for some reason, there’s an ant in the lyrics (I tried to make sense of it by adding what I think it intended to mean in brackets by the original words). It’s not really very good as song lyrics go, to be completely honest and I had to interpret some of the words. For example, the lyrics were “I don’t need to live, I don’t want to wake up” which just made it dark, as “if I don’t have you then I shouldn’t be alive” dark. As for the lyrics about ants, I gave up because it was just so bad it was hilarious. Trying to make it make sense was like trying to read russian backwards, it’s already pretty hard reading it forward. But the song composition is really beautiful, the melody is fantastic with a rich bouquet of haunting violin accompaniment and cello solos. Here is the translation of the words:

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 6 Recap

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This is the best episode so far to showcase all 3 leads together. The chemistry is off the charts good and, well, you all should know how I feel about Yu Wen Yong by now. 

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