|DramaFever, the enabler to my addiction.|
Or, more specifically, I've been binge-watching Lan Ling Wang (aka Prince of Lan Ling) for the past week because both my mom and aunt watched it awhile ago and said it was good.
I'd been hankering for something to sink my teeth into and this Chinese drama was the perfect fit.
The plot was interesting, the actors were good, and the setting was beautiful.
Everything that makes me drama-happy.
But then, I noticed something about myself.
I kept pausing in the middle of the drama to do this:
Does anyone else do this, too?
Every time something interesting happened, I googled it to see if it was true.
I did so many searches as I was watching the show that I read an obscene amount of Chinese history.
Yep, I learn my history from watching dramas.
Lan Ling Wang aka Gao Chang Gong was a pretty interesting historical figure.
Supposedly one of the four most handsome men in Chinese history, and sometimes mistaken for a woman, Lan Ling Wang wore masks during battles to hide his beauty. He was a celebrated general beloved by the people which unfortunately, incited the jealousy of his cousin, the king. The latter forced the prince to end his life with poison.
William Feng Shao Feng portrays Lan Ling Wang and I may have developed a teeny tiny (HUGE) fan crush on him. Ariel Lin Yi Chen, whom I already love, plays the female lead and the two of them together makes this drama GOLD. George Hu Yu Wei is Lan Ling Wang's brother and I am QUITE amused by George's character. He's the perfect element to round out this drama.
Would you guys like to watch Lan Ling Wang and fall down this rabbit hole, too?
Good, because it's my ONE YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY and to celebrate, I'm giving away a 3-month premium subscription to DramaFever.
That means you can watch Lan Ling Wang and other Asian dramas for three whole months, ad-free!
To enter, just leave a comment below. Giveaway ends on April 30, 2015. Please note: DramaFever is not available in every country.
Good luck, everyone!
Have you watched Lan Ling Wang? Any favorite parts? Other favorite dramas?