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Novoland: Pearl Eclipse (2021) Review

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In the vast land of Kyushu, during the Zheng dynasty, the seeking for a magical pearl which could be only obtained from a young Naga girl tears’, caused the slaughter of the Merfolk. For this reason, Hai Shi lost her parents and her whole Yu coastal village. In a life-and-death situation, she turns to Fang Zhu (Chen Wei Ting), the most powerful minister of the Great Zheng, who is passing through the area.

She is finally brought back to Tianqi by Fang Zhu. From then on, Hai Shi disguises herself as a man and becomes Fang Zhu’s disciple. The young emperor Di Xu (Xu Kaihui), who is unpredictable in his moods, has lost all interest in life because of the internal turmoil he has endured in the imperial dynasty, and outwardly assumes the role of a faint emperor, but secretly watches all this while Fang Zhu struggles to support the country and peace.

The two experience many life-and-death situations, from mutual misunderstanding to gradually understanding each other, Di Xu realizes Hai Shi’s identity as a woman and develops a secret love for her, but Hai Shi’s dependence on Fang Zhu hides a longing but unspeakable feeling, and the three are constantly entangled in emotions. As the imperial rebellion resumes, Hai Shi bravely chooses to take up the responsibility of guarding the peace of the Great Zheng Dynasty and finally faces up to the feelings of Di Xu and Fang Zhu.

Later, when King Chang learns of her identity as a woman, Fang Zhu fears that she will be captured by King Chang and threatened by him, and on the day of the winter hunt with Di Xu, Fang Zhu shoots off her hairband with a bow and arrow. She is very reluctant to become a concubine when she first enters the palace. In order to save her life, she has to become the consort of Di Xu, alias Lady Douzhu, but she still loves Fang Zhu deeply. Later, after the death of Di Xu, she became Empress Dowager (Empress Huan Yi).

Chen Wei-ting Fang Zhu / Fang Jian-ming, a powerful minister. Former General of the Six Wing, son of Lord Ching Hai. He was once a handsome young general of the Six Wings and the son of Lord Qinghai, but now he is hiding in the emperor’s side, manipulating the black-clothed feudal lords and taking Hai Shi as his disciple. Later, when King Chang learned of Hai-shi’s identity as a woman, Fang Zhu was afraid that Hai-shi would be captured by King Chang and threatened by him, so he asked Di Xu to take care of Hai-shi.

Di Xu has an extraordinary bearing, and his eyes are full of heart and pattern. Hai Shi was ordered to protect him, and after experiencing many dangerous moments, he developed a secret love for her. On the day of the winter hunt, Fang Zhu shot off Hai Shi’s hairband with a bow and arrow and learned of Hai Shi’s identity as a woman. However, since Fang Zhu entrusted him with Hai Shi’s care, he took Hai Shi back to the palace and incorporated Hai Shi into the harem, registering her as Consort Chun Rong and giving her the nickname Lady Dui Zhu.

Chen Xiaodi, Tilan, princess of Tirin, and Tei Xu’s consort Shu Rong. The first time she saw the carriage, she was able to get the carriage from the carriage. She is the link between the two countries and has been involved in the power struggle since the day she set foot in another country.

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  • Drama: Novoland: Pearl Eclipse
  • Related Content: Novoland: Eagle Flag (Chinese side story); Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy (Chinese side story); Legend of the Naga Pearls (Chinese side story); Novoland: The Castle in the Sky (Chinese side story); Novoland: The Castle in the Sky 2 (Chinese side story); The Lure of the Hua Xu Song (Chinese side story)
  • Native Title: 斛珠夫人
  • Also Known As: Hu Zhu Fu Ren
  • Director: Lin Yu Fen, Jin Sha
  • Screenwriter: Li Yan Qian
  • Genres: Historical, Romance, Wuxia, Fantasy
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 48
  • Aired: Nov 10, 2021 – Dec 9, 2021
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.

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