Lan Ling Wang (Ariel Lin and FSF) Episodes 16-30 Thoughts

Rare, guys, rare to have a show that keeps up the pace nearly 30 episodes in. By the way, Lan Ling Wang is supposed to have 46 episodes in total, which means I will likely be writing another recap post in a few weeks. WHY SO ADDICTIVE, SHOW? Antagonist who we are supposed to hate, Gao Wei (the crown prince), is good at making us feel sympathetic to him. The actor who plays him is damn good.


Two evil antagonists, the Crown Prince and Zheng Er. But how come I can bring myself to hate him?

  • The only two times I have teared up: when Xue Yu and Lan Ling Wang broke up due to schemes and misunderstandings, and after Gao Wei realizes his fault for killing his father to obtain the throne. I was bawling whenever Gao Wei cries.
  • Did anyone else see the connection with Legend of Lu Zhen? Lan Ling Wang is an extension of Legend of Lu Zhen in terms of history, because the Emperor of Qi in Lan Ling Wang is actually Gao Zhan! I don’t know why I didn’t make that connection until they did that flashback where Gao Zhan of Lan Ling Wang was called “Chang Guang Wang 长广王”.


  • It is interesting how Yu Wen Yong (Zhou emperor) always comes to the rescue when Xue Wu is in grave danger, not just him, but Xue Wu’s friend Xiao Dong. Yu Wen Yong knows his place in Xue Wu’s heart, only as a friend, not a lover, but still does everything he can in his power to save her. When Xue Wu breaks up with Si Ye and she is sold in the black market as a prostitute. But then of course, Yu Wen Yong hears about this and he comes to buy her/save her. He injures himself climbing up a cliff to search for a magical ‘dancing grass’ for Xue Wu to cure her. This is the second time he’s come to rescue Xue Wu, even though the Zhou and Qi are technically enemy kingdoms.


  • Zheng Er is the most antagonist character in the whole series – I can’t say I didn’t see it coming. I mean, when she was enslaved and escapes, I knew she would eventually pose a threat to Xue Wu and Si Ye. But oh, she is awful. You haven’t seen the worst of her yet.


  • I love that Xue Wu gets jealous when Zheng Er interacts with Si Ye (which is part of Zheng Er’s schemes to separate the lovebirds). But that’s what humans do right? We get jealous. I am so sick of those naive protagonists who are martyrs and blind to any sort of scheming.
  • In between episodes 24-26 (I may be off with the episodes), it does start to get a bit draggy, with unnecessary fillers. I try to avoid the stuff about the palace.

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14 responses to “Lan Ling Wang (Ariel Lin and FSF) Episodes 16-30 Thoughts”

  1. todaycommai says :

    I’m getting so anxious lately! I feel like something really bad is about to happy and Zheng Er ( I understand she’s suppose to be the antagonist)… but I really wish Zheng Er would just go away and let everyone be happy :\

    • Bumbleberri says :

      Zheng Er is so evil and unlikable but the actress Mao Lin Lin portrayed her really well. Makes me hate her guts but also pity her at the same time (especially when you watch further into the series, there’s a really good part near the end of the 30s)

  2. dramamochi says :

    Can Zheng er really get any worse or evil?? OH GOD.

  3. lliv says :

    Really hated the death of xuewu. Script writers could have end it by telling us the couple stay out of politics n moved to secular places n live happily ever after. y

    • Bumbleberri says :

      Yep thought it was unnecessary…. and out of character for Gao Wei to shoot at her

      • lily mai says :

        i mean i was wondering if it was gao wei’s way of getting back at si ye because he has to kill the person he loved…like if my lover has to die so does yours in exchange for final peace…also i think her death (as tragic and seriously unnecessary as it is) some how fulfills the prophecy that she brought peace to the land and protecting si ye (because if she was there to interfere with si ye’s plan, it would have been si ye that died)…though i am still seriously mad at the writers for doing what they did killing yu wen yong via poison and xue wu…bring them back!!!!

  4. lily mai says :

    omg i can literally say i got sick watching this series…like i watch it to early morning every day and i got sick because of that…but never mind my health when i’m watching something this good…i felt that FSF did a great job producing this series (yea that’s right he is the producer) great cast, great music…damn it whenever that the ending song comes on and the sad or lovey scenes i get so choked up…i feel sooo bad for yuwen yong, xiao dong and gao wei…they deserves to be loved!!!!

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