I vow to do a post per week
Man… when I look at how many posts I did when I started this blog, as opposed to how many I did before, it’s so shameful. I started this blog a year ago, unemployed and bored, and now that I’m working full time, it’s pretty hard to maintain. It’d be pretty dope to just be a blogger as a legit job but too bad I don’t have enough views per day to support myself. 2000 views a day don’t really do much in terms of income (unfortunately) but seeing that amount grow bit by bit is pretty dope since it means people agree with my ideas, albeit about TV dramas LOL. Anyways Chronicle of Life is out now, so I better get my shit together and finish recapping Legend of Mi Yue. After this post, we are officially more than halfway! Maybe I can recap another 15 episodes by the weekend.
Drama starts with Wei Fei pleading for forgiveness since she’s related to Gong Sun Yan and Gong Sun Yan had escaped and was trying to convince all the other countries to fight the country Qin. Wei Fei looks so gorgeous without that heavy make up and her hair down, even though she’s begging for forgiveness.
And stupid Zi Xie returns to the picture. Yes la he is very sweet to Mi Yue and blah stuff like that, but the obvious OTP here is between Mi Yue and Qin Wang and so I cannot even root for Zi Xie a little. Plus, he is not very attractive and I will be forced to see a lot of him in the Imperial Doctress with Cecilia Liu.
Ok PRETTY MUCH, the producers decided to add this part to the plot, which is very unimportant and does not add to the plot line at all, so let me gangsterify it for you and make it a little bit more interesting for you to read about the recap:
Mi Yue becomes pregnant with Qin Wang’s child, and the evil Empress is like “Yo, come live at my crib. It’s dope.”
Mi Yue: “Aight sounds cool bruh”
So pretty much Zi Xie sees Mi Yue’s personal medic and he’s like
“Yo bro help a fella out and pass this note to Mi Yue”
And she’s like “Ayyyy aight bruv no problem”
Except the Empress’s personal servant sees this and realizes Mi Yue’s old lover is alive, and thinks that rekindling the both of them will make Mi Yue leave the Emperor.
But this servant is smart so she goes to this other consort:
And says “Ayyyy I saw Mi Yue with her old boo”
And this consort is like “Sick, thanks for the news bro”
And arranges a time for Mi Yue to meet with Zi Xie.
Mi Yue looks very good with side bangs btw.
Mi Yue meets up with Zi Xie and she’s like
“Bae I’m so glad you’re alive”
And he’s like, “I missed you too baby girl. Let’s peace this town and be together 4ever”.
The consort tries to utilize this chance to tell Qin Wang about this secret rendezvous but Qin Wang gives zero chills and tells her to gtfo.
And Mi Yue bails last minute because you know, Qin Wang is the baby’s father.
And you think that Qin Wang is kept in the dark this whole time but…
NOPE. Qin Wang is an OG and a badass motherf*ker (please feel free to look these up) and was actually waiting at the border of his country for Zi Xie, and had Mi Yue eloped with him, she would have been in huge trouble.
My OG homie, Qin Wang beefs it out with Zi Xie, releases him, and returns back to his place…
And sees Mi Yue. At this point he’s like “Aight we cool, you loyal”
And… that’s the end of that. TROLOLOL. I apologize to any readers to whom English is not their first language because this was probably not very clear but I mean… treat it as intro to Street Slang 101.
Did this add anything to the plot though? Nope. It was just dragged out a few episodes and it really had no value because we all knew that she wasn’t gonna leave Qin Wang, because… drama (you pretty much get the gist of everything in the preview when the song plays).
But I really do admire this Qin Wang though – we very rarely get such a single-minded Emperor that lets things be instead of flying into a rage of furor without knowing all the facts. He knows and he’s wise, and that’s pretty refreshing for an Emperor.
Anyways at one point, Qin Wang has to leave, and the Empress’ servant takes this an opportunity to cause Mi Yue’s miscarriage.
Mi Yue is poisoned and she wakes up in the middle of the night in supreme pain.
Ok I am getting carried away with my gangsterfication.
Qin Wang is notified and he comes back to a literally dying Mi Yue, and he is pissed.
He finds out that the Empress pretty slept through the whole thing, even though Mi Yue was living in her quarters, and that the Empress’ servant was making all the decisions.
Mi Yue nearly dies, but OBVIOUSLY she lives. Hello, we are only halfway through the drama, and our main female lead obviously would not just magically die off.
The Empress goes to Mi Yue to beg for her to save her evil servant, which is pretty dumb, really. Your servant just tried to kill her. No, actually, she tried to kill her numerous times no less, and you expect her to try to save your evil servant?!
Anyways, she’s sentenced to death, and she’s devastated that she wasn’t able to to take Mi Yue or the baby.
THAT’S pretty much the end of that, and the Empress ends up full on hating Mi Yue because Mi Yue didn’t help out her servant.
Anyways… moving on:
This consort decides to try to start some drama because out of all the consorts, she’s the least popular and she has the least things. It’s pretty obvious why. She likes to start trouble, and she’s not very intelligent either. Anyhoo, she takes advice from this guy:
She starts spreading and announcing that she will be looking to buy the He Shi Bi, aka this very beautiful and flawless jade.
Zhang Zi is obsessed with this jade because of some beef that went down in his home country of Chu, so he gets Mi Yue to help him buy it.
Anyways the dumb/drama-starting consort spreads that whoever gets the jade will receive power of the world, a pretty dumb conclusion/statement in itself, but hey, we’re like 311 BC in the past so you guys can’t really blame them for believing wild statements like that.
Anyways, the Empress thinks that Mi Yue is seeking the jade to usurp her, and decides to compete for the jade.
ANYWAYS, while these ladies are fighting over the jade, the Emperor decides to buy the jade all together, because ahem, he is the most powerful man in the country. To their dismay, the jade is stuck in this box.
He tells Mi Yue and the Empress Mi Shu that whoever that can solve the puzzle of the box to get the jade out, gets to keep the jade.
Mi Yue spends days and nights figuring it out, and obviously she figures it out because we’re in drama world, and the female lead is always so smart and infallible.
Except joke’s on her.. upon figuring out the puzzle, she realizes there’s a trap in opening the box and she’s poisoned.
The Empress, who’s been also touching the box and have been trying to figure it out the whole time, is like “Oh crap” and takes some anecdote from her motherland just in case she’s even slightly contaminated.
Except this news travels to the Emperor and now it makes the Empress ultra sketchy because the Empress spent the most time with it since she was also trying to figure out the puzzle, and somehow the Empress has an anecdote to it (I mean, you can’t poison someone without having an anecdote right?).
So the Emperor sends his servant to confiscate the anecdote to see if it saves Mi Yue…
And yeah. She’s saved. Obviously. Again, we’re only halfway through the drama, she can’t die yet.
The Empress is in huge trouble and she’s shitting bricks.
But Mi Yue, being the stupid Mary Sue that she is, she decides to clear up the Empress’ name, deducting that it couldn’t have been Mi Shu because of how the culprit couldn’t have predicted that it would have falled into Mi Yue’s hands, and she somehow (how is unimportant) relates it to Gong Sun Yan- the counsel member that had escaped.
I have no freaking clue why she cleared up Mi Shu’s name. Spoiler: She’s going to regret it because Mi Shu ends up being a real big bitch in the later episodes.
This drama-starting consort also gets sentenced to death, since it gets traced back to her. She’s not very important and she dies pretty quickly anyways, so that’s why I haven’t even bother looking up or remembering her name.
SO THERE YOU GO. THOSE ARE THE BIG THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN THESE EPISODES.
Our next segment starts with this:
All other six surrounding countries around the country Qin are being convinced to attack Qin by Gong Sun Yan.
Zhang Zi goes to Yi Qu Wang to try to convince him not to turn against country Qin, and maan by this time Yi Qu Wang has turned into an even more handsome man with his facial hair and all. And yes, I did intentionally screenshot his pouty face. You’re welcome.
BTW Yi Qu Wang keeps taking advice from this dude ^ and this dude literally just grunts and goes “Argh Ergh MMM UGK” and they react like this:
To which I’m like, yo seriously. Am I missing something? How are you guys understanding this and worshipping him like a god. How did the producers not cut this out because this is comically stupid on how they worship a badly dressed man grunting around a fire.
Meanwhile, Mi Yue’s brother, Wei Ran, has returned from war as a handsome young man. He is pretty good looking, and I wish he had replaced Zi Xie as the second male lead.
Meanwhile, according to the golden rule of drama, obviously our female lead is so intelligent and so quick-witted, the Emperor Qin Wang asks her to filter all these tactics that get sent in by scholars.
And the Empress, obviously not wanting to lose out on this, decides to join her:
Together they find this letter from the scholar Su Qin, and in there, a cry for help from Meng Yin, the main princess that got married into the country Yan. Apparently, after the Emperor died, a General there threw her and her son into exile in another country, and took over country Yan.
Aight and long story short, they rescue the Princess Meng Yin except that her son’s still held hostage. Princess Meng Yin falls in love with Su Qin (which is weird, I mean, she barely knows the guy) and hopes for Su Qin’s ideas and tactics to be heavily used in the royal courts. And that’s pretty much where Episode 42 leaves off.
BTW Yin Dang ends up to be a spoiled fat little brat, and I can’t stand him every time he shows up on screen. I can’t wait until the little shit dies in the later episodes.
Anyways, this has been very brief for 13 episodes but I mean, there are 80 episodes. You can just get the gist of it, and I guess if you want to know the details, you can just… well, watch it. LOL.
Anyways, I created a small gallery on the bottom for your viewing pleasure because I think Sun Li is so pretty with her hair down and with her make up like this. She’s definitely the prettiest in this drama with this light make-up.
The Empress Mi Shu is also very pretty too. Her cheekbones are to die for, and she has very nice features too. I saw her in normal modern day make-up and she is also very gorgeous as so:
EEEEEENJOYYYYYYYYY AND I SHALL SEE YOU FOR THE NEXT RECAP 😀