We only have a few days left until The Story of Minglan finale. I know it’s not everybody’s cup of tea but I want to vouch for how enjoyable it has been for me and how much I’ve gotten hooked to the story, yes, even the pacing and the slice of life feeling that it gives. There have been small triumphs and big ones like the recent takedown of Auntie Kang.
Little gestures like Er Shu coming back to Minglan when she needed him the most were understated but meaningful. Most importantly, Minglan finally gave birth to a baby boy in spite of the odds stacked against her.
While that’s good and all, these utterly satisfying moments feel like a precursory calm before the storm. With so few episodes and so many villains left, I’m scared for the main couple and mad to see Manniang in the preview! How is she back and causing trouble? Wasn’t she supposed to be locked away for good?
Minglan and Gu Tingye are strong as a couple and Qi Heng seems to be coming around, but the bad guys still outnumber the good guys by far and it’s a scary lineup to beat with Zhu Manniang, Empress Dowager, evil stepmom Xiao Qinshi, Grandma Wang and Sheng Molan forming an alliance. I’m on the fence about the emperor for now.
I imagine that things are only going to get more intense once the baddies spring into action. Who said this stuff wasn’t exciting, I’m at the edge of my seat.
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