When your husband’s playing the lead in a big-budget drama, it’s a given that the wife will be in full support and being Wallace Huo’s wife, Ruby Lin has certainly helped promote Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace 如懿传 on social media. The show has been topping charts and generating buzz that it’s impossible to miss some of the latest developments.
Qianlong, played by Wallace Huo, who started out sweet and devoted to the title character Ruyi, played by Zhou Xun, has devolved into a jealous and irate Emperor. For a man who holds so much power, it just seems like license to do anything he pleases.
To be honest, I’m not really watching this drama, but I couldn’t resist peeking at the clips every so often and it’s pretty messed up – there’re bitch-slapping, deaths, whippings and castration. While the female schemers of the inner courts are to blame, Wallace Huo’s Emperor Qianlong has undeniably been an endless source of grief.
It’s definitely got viewers talking about what a terrible guy Qianlong is turning out to be, and it looks like Ruby Lin agrees. She wrote a post on weibo that says, “It’s the first time I have the urge to drop this drama.” If this is reverse psychology, it’s working because I want to watch this now.
Interestingly, Wallace Huo was said to to have suddenly cried a good two minutes when filming the scene where he sees Ruyi for the last time. The actor got too into character and felt bad for all the wrong things that he had done towards Ruyi.
I'm sure fans who love Wallace wanted to drop (or already dropped long ago) it too when seeing him turn evil. It's really hard to play any role today without getting criticize. When you play an evil role you get yell at because you're not the perfect person people want to see. Then, you play a perfect role and people also yell at you because nobody is perfect in real life and you're unrealistically too perfect. Then, try to play being in the middle between being perfect and not so perfect, people will still call you inconsistent when you are so smart and suddenly turn stupid without reasons.
Everyone gets hate, but the evil roles get more hate than ever. I think it will be fair if those playing evil roles will get higher pay (do they?).
For me I only dropped Ruyi because of the slow pace. The interactions and chemistry did not hit the spot.
Zi Wei's Ah Ma is worse to Ruyi than to her mother Yu He, glad she did not enter the palace.
I really like both main characters, Wallace and Zhou Xun but I dropped the drama bc it was not going to end well for Ruyi. This is usually what happens in palace romances.
I dropped it a long time ago. Just can't watch Wallace Huo's life revolving over his scheming and whining consorts. It's all about who gets lucky to be the favored one but it spells bringing death on your doorsteps.
Ruyi and yanxi, both I don't watch. Found this two dramas contradicted each other..and made me start to hate Qian long.
Qian long is not hateful in Yanxi, he could've been a better husband but being an emperor he put his job first. In the very least he didn't plot to kill his own wives. And it was only that he isn't as smart, so once he got the proof that someone should be punished then he would punish them accordingly even when there are circumstances where he didn't really want to punish them too. Nie Yuan played it prideful, head strong, confident and powerful so he remained attractive and interesting throughout the show despite his flaw as a good husband.
Wallace doesn't lack any aura of an emperor but I believe the personality he have to play for Qian Long is just too soft and weak unlike a powerful person. On top of that the story is very slow and melowdramatic.
I’m thinking of dropping it due to continued subtitles problems. It’s been very deliberate and coincides with a required update to iOS 12.1. Just irritated I guess.
I find it's increasing hard to watch after she becomes queen. I dropped it around 60 eps mark because you started to pity Ru Yi more and more.
It's just way too sad…but that's being said, i would watch the last 2 episode when it ended. I have been keeping tracking of the story with youtube sneak peek.
the drama is just too miserable…
same, i hate yan wan so much that i often skip her part.