“The Legend of Xiao Chuo” is a New C-Drama Guilty Pleasure
Chinese blockbuster television series The Legend of Xiao Chuo <燕云台> has entered the chat in an explosive way. The historical epic follows the fictionalized life of Express Xiao Yanyan (Tiffany Tang 唐嫣) of the Liao Dynasty, who was unwillingly thrusted into a life of politics. She was in love with Hang Derang (Shawn Dou 窦骁), and the two were engaged to wed. But her father betrothed her to the Emperor of Liao, Yelu Xian (Jing Chao 经超). Yanyan and Derang have no choice but to separate.
Willing to give up their power for love, Yanyan and Derang plan to elope, but Yanyan’s sister Xiao Hunian (Charmaine Sheh 佘诗曼) catches up to them fast. Derang is attacked from protecting Yanyan, and bids Yanyan a bloody farewell. That scene became a key turning point of the story, and it was what helped the series break past 520 billion views in its first week of airing.
On her wedding night with the Emperor, Yanyan has determined that, from that day one, she would live on in Derang’s honor and became willing to sacrifice her happiness for the safety of her country.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.