Two worlds collide when palace conflicts find its way into the secluded valleys of Li Jing Tian, and it begins when the 4th Prince (William Chan) is framed for treason by his own father and brothers ‘cept for the 11th Prince, his trusty sidekick, who remains faithfully by his side. Feng Qing Chen (Liu Shi Shi) stumbles upon an injured 4th Prince and saves him (and here I am drawing parallels to Wonder Woman). Instead of an Amazonian warrior, Feng Qing Chen is a witch whose mandate is to protect the imperial family and its people.
So the 4th Prince succeeds rather easily in becoming the New King of Wei. It feels like we just sped through an entire drama’s worth of material in the span of a few episodes because the political war ended as quickly as it started and to say that it feels rushed is an understatement. While there were losses like the death of Han Dong’s character, nothing really sinks in long enough to make any meaningful connection. I, for one, can’t tell you how the couple are so madly in love, we’re just supposed to believe that they are.
If you happen to be watching Princess Agents too, then you might have chanced upon these interesting tidbits. Both dramas are set in the Wei Kingdom and talk of a distrustful King driven mad by his insecurities. I’d give my vote to Liu Yi Jun just because I’m a fan though I really hope that his talents don’t go to waste since there’s so much that his kingly character can do given the proper buildup, yet he’s being painted simply as a man man.
If you find the dubbing familiar, then wonder no more because the 4th Prince and Yuwen Yue are voiced by the same actor. Bian Jiang and Ji Guanlin lend their voices to the 4th Prince and Feng Qin Chen in Lost Love in Times after also dubbing for Yehua and Bai Qian in Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms.
And hey, Maggie Huang is a common denominator as well since she is part of both casts. I find it amusing that in spite of the random similarities, it took Princess Agents forty-something episodes to get some skinship while we’re already headed for a royal wedding in Lost Love in Times.
Last but not the least, I don’t think I’ll ever get over the towering hairstyles that I just can’t unsee. That aside, Lost Love in Times does share the same aesthetic as Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms considering that it has the same crew and it is evident in the flowy costumes down to the studded armors. I can’t say that I love it anywhere nearly as much, but some shots are really pretty… if only it were enough.