The Story of Minglan

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The Story of Minglan


  • Title: 知否知否应是绿肥红瘦 / Zhi Fou Zhi Fou Ying Shi Lv Fei Hong Shou
  • English title: The Story of Minglan
  • Also known as: 庶女:明兰传 / Concubine's Daughter: Legend of Minglan, Don’t you know? The green should be plump and the red lean
  • Genre: Period, romance
  • Episodes: 73
  • Viewership ratings: peak = %, average= % [1]
  • Broadcast network: Hunan TV
  • Broadcast period: 2018-Dec-25 to
  • Air time: 19:30


The story revolves around the life of Sheng Minglan as she progresses from the unfavoured sixth daughter of an official to the wife of a powerful noble. After being mistreated by her father's first wife and annoying half-sisters, Minglan learns to hide her skills and true intentions, and ultimately succeeds in avenging her biological mother’s death. Gu Tingye is seen a a hedonistic and pleasure-seeking noble, though he later decides to turn over a new leaf by becoming a trustworthy official of the eighth prince, and eventually earns Minglan's affections.

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Sheng Family
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Production Credits[edit]

  • Original writing (novel): Zhi Fou Zhi Fou Ying Shi Lv Fei Hong Shou (知否? 知否? 应是绿肥红瘦) by Guanxin Zeluan (关心则乱)
  • Screenwriter: Zeng Lu (曾路), Wu Tong (吴桐)
  • Directors:Zhang Kai Zhou (张开宙)
  • Producer: Hou Hong Liang (侯鸿亮)

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