Lost Love in Times 醉玲珑 is a 54-episode Chinese TV series based on a novel by Fourteen Nights 十四夜 that is being setup as the comeback project for the Journey of Flower team as it brings together Producer Tang Li Jun, Director Lam Yuk Fan, Screenwriter Rao Jun and many other key players.
William Chang Suk Ping who once brought home an Oscar for The Grandmaster in 2015 takes the reigns as the art director and he was the mastermind behind the costumes for the hit drama Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms which also had Lam Yuk Fan onboard as director.
This time travel drama follows a fantasy premise about a forbidden love between a sorceress and a prince, which makes it a deja vu of sorts for fans waiting to see Liu Shi Shi in a semblance of her role in Scarlet Heart. Due to censorship, the story will be tweaked to drop the time-travel.
During the Western Wei, corruption is rampant and the royal family is in a weakened state, leading to great suffering amongst the people. A secret organization responsible for protecting the kingdom was slapped with charges of rebellion and destroyed, leaving only its successor Feng Qing Chen as the sole survivor. Determined to get to the bottom of things, she becomes an integral presence within the palace and a person of importance to both the 4th Prince Yuan Ling and the 7th Prince.
I can’t even count the number of reasons to be hyped for this show which brings together William Chan (The Mystic Nine) and Cecilia Liu Shi Shi (Imperial Doctress). The rest of the cad inludes Xu Hai Qiao (Detective Samoyeds), Han Xue (War and Beauty), Han Dong (Tian Xia Chang An), Liu Yi Jun (Nirvana in Fire) and Maggie Huang (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms).
As much as I like the leads and find them gorgeous in anything, their hairstyle is something else and netizens have been quick to liken it to the Teletubbies. Even so, I’m pretty sure it’s no deterrent as we look forward to yet another fantasy romance epic.
Release Date: July 13, 2017 on Dragon TV and Youku (two episodes Thursday & Friday 10 p.m.). English subs on DramaFever.
Rate your favorite Chinese period dramas in 2017.