“Story of Yanxi Palace” drags a bit in the later quarter half. But I am still smitten simply for every scenes of Qianlong and Yingluo.

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    I want to watch this cause the costume looks awesome but doesnt feel like making a long term commitment tho.

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    I must commend the actor who played Qianlong. Surprisingly charismatic and good despite not the best looking out there.

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      I am with you on this. And since I am watching Ruyi too, Nie Yuan’s version is far superior compare to Wallace Huo whom is painful to watch.

      I agree that Fuheng is the best looking guy in the entire series but the rookie actor lacks experience, thus not having enough presence for me to notice him even with that good looks. Even when he tragically got his girlfriend stolen by the Emperor, I still can justify Qianlong’s reason for doing so. LOL

      Since you mentioned the look, I came across an interesting comment recently. As commented, should Chen Jianbin (the actor who played Yongzheng in Zhenhuan) was casted as Qianlong, many would actually cared less over the relationship between Yingluo and Qianlong, which is one of the main selling points of “Yanxi”. Thankfully, they got it right with Nie Yuan.

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        I am not trying Ruyi because I just don’t feel like watching the same thing although I know the take is absolutely different in each. Strangely, I ain’t surprised that Wallace Huo isn’t as good as Nie Yuan. I can even imagine how Wallace is acting out the role. Stoic and handsome. Okay, maybe he smiles but rarely. Am I right?

        Nie Yuan is convincing as the emperor Qianlong who tries his best to be fair to his women but obviously falls short. I was surprised Nie Yuan can be commanding as an emperor and yet playful in those moments with Yingluo. Most actors who play emperors have to juggle these as part of their roles. I’ve seen some good ones and Nie Yuan certainly made an impression.

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