So, I've been perusing the stills of the upcoming Beauties of the Emperor and my thoughts could be summed up as follows:
1. Really gorgeous outfits.
2. I cannot tell the female leads apart at all. Like, I literally have no idea whether in any given still, Ming Dao is with Empress Liu or Consort Yu. That's going to be problematic if I watch the drama.
3. The thought of Xiang Yu and Empress Liu being an OTP in this version makes me want to roll on the floor howling. The equivalent would kinda be Wellington and Empress Josephine getting it on. Do not want. Breaks my brain. Trust Yu Zheng to break up a legendary historical OTP for some complete insanity (WHERE IS MY XIANG YU/CONSORT YU, DAMMIT! WHY ARE YOU BEING REPLACED BY SOME SORT OF ANCIENT TAKE ON IDOL TWDRAMA, WTF!!!!!)
5. And yet I still may check it out because HALLO THERE SEXAY SEXAY LIU BANG!!!! I am going to be rooting for ya in this civil war, baby! Never thought Liu "lemme throw my kids out of my carriage so I can run away faster" Bang would be so hot.
( Caps caps caps. For the love of holy, help me figure out which woman is which! )
I think I am gonna need that upcoming Feng Xiao Feng/Crystal Liu movie as Xiang Yu/Consort Yu to scrub my brain with after this.
I am not one of Yu Zheng's antifans (loved JPLH, liked Red Rouge and Four Women, thought Schemes of Beauty was OK) but this...good Lord! Yikes. Liu Bang better run around naked for half the story, is all I am saying.