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Chinese Drama ♦ Sealed with a Kiss / 千山暮雪 Drama ~♥


Title: Sealed with a Kiss / 千山暮雪
Genre: Romance, Revenge
Total Episodes: 28 (TV) / 30 (Internet)
Country: Mainland
Broadcast Year: 2011

Synopsis:

Tong Xue (Ying Er) has been living under the care of her uncle ever since she was orphaned as a child. To lessen her uncle's financial burden, Tong Xue works part-time at a cafe, and meets Mo Shao Qian (Hawick Lau), the CEO of Yuan Zhong Corporation. What Tong Xue unaware is that her father had once betrayed the Mo family by selling out the corporation and indirectly cause the death of Shao Qian's father. To save the family business, Shao Qian was forced into a political marriage with Mu Yong Fei (Wen Zheng Rong), heiress of Mu Corporation. Yong Fei loves Shao Qian very much, but her love is not return. After discovering Tong Xue's true identity, Shao Qian seeks revenge by using evidence of her uncle's embezzlement activities to blackmail Tong Xue to live with him as his mistress. As Shao Qian spends time with Tong Xue, he cannot help but fall in love with her, but his feelings are very conflicted. Things are also complicated by Tong Xue's nostalgic feelings for her first love, Xiao Shan (Li Zhi Nan).

Comment:
I started watching “Sealed with a Kiss -千山暮雪” (Opening Theme / Closing Theme) after watching a music video of this drama in YouTube. I also read the novel thereafter. I find the plot interesting although I have to admit Mo Shao Qian’s (Hawick Lau) character is a little sick and I find him terrifying in the first few episodes of the drama with the treatment Tong Xue (Ying Er) got from him. But Mo Shao Qian gradually grows on me; though Tong Xue’s character is pathetic, I actually find him quite pitiful too.
Hawick Lau as Mo Shao Qian
Mo Shao Qian’s love hate relationship with Tong Xue is kind of dismal as he fell in love with Tong Xue for real after she is ‘force’ to become his mistress, yet he had to hate and mistreat her due to his father’s death caused by Tong Xue’s father. In fact by doing so he is hurting himself more than Tong Xue. Anyway I am hooked to this drama since episode 1 and finish watching the whole drama within the next day!
There is a “Sealed with a Kiss Sequel” thereafter. However, I find the Miniseries a disappointment due to poor storyline, though the ending is rather positive.
Ying Er as Tong Xue
It has been quite some time since I last watch Hawick Lau’s drama; both he and Wallace Chung are one of my favourite Hong Kong actors whom venture into China entertainment industry. And I am happy for them that they did well and gain more popularity over the past few years.
One of the things that can be improved could be Tong Xue’s wardrobe in the drama; I personally feel that her clothes could have been better and maybe it is because she is still a young actress hence can also improved on her acting skills. Although Ying Er is a little plump in “Sealed with a Kiss”, nevertheless she is in fact a very beautiful and modest actress and her looks kind of reminds me of heroines from comics. Providentially, she is slimmer than before when shooting the Miniseries (Sequel).

Some of my favorite scenes from the drama:
1. A drunk Tong Xue seated beside Mo Shao Qian by the river while uttering how she feel about him. Mo Shao Qian stopped Tong Xue with a kiss while she talks in her sleep.
Mo Shao Qian and Tong Xue seated by the river.
A kiss to stop Tong Xue from talking in her sleep.

2. A jealous Mo Shao Qian shoves Tong Xue away when she hugs him from the back, in the process Tong Xue accidentally broken an antique vase and fall on it from the bed. Mo Shao Qian frantically carries her to the hospital without wearing his shoes and cut his feet as a result.
The broken antique vase accident.

3. Mo Shao Qian get addicted to playing games and get embarrassed after being ‘discovered’ by Tong Xue. Both of them competing in playing the game and a smug Tong Xue beat dejected Mo Shao Qian.


Mo Shao Qian discovered by Tong Xue while playing game; Tong Xue help him break the game record.


Tong Xue beat Mo Shao Qian.

4. Mo Shao Qian noticed Tong Xue’s credit card in his house after she had left few days ago and realised with joy that she is back. Mo Shao Qian purposely went into the kitchen while Tong Xue is preparing dinner just to catch a glimpse of her.

Mo Shao Qian saw Tong Xue in his kitchen.


Drinks water as an excuse to catch a glimpse of her.

5. Mo Shao Qian helped Tong Xue to hair dry her wet hair while she is sleeping. Tong Xue wake up realizing she is sleeping on Mo Shao Qian’s arm.
Mo Shao Qian drys a sleeping Tong Xue's hair.

Wakes up in surprise.
  
6. Mo Shao Qian cycled Tong Xue to do marketing at the seaside lodge and make dinner for her.
Cycling to the market; enjoyed the dinner prepared by Mo Shao Qian together.

7. Tong Xue discovered Mo Shao Qian’s handphone picture of her sleeping in his arms with the message “I love you”.
Mo Shao Qian took a picture of a unsuspecting Tong Xue sleeping in his arms.



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30 comments:

  1. Just discovered this show 2 days ago and just finished it, can't seem to get it off my mind. Loved every minute of it.

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  2. I'm just going to watch it....is the eng sub version complete?

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  3. Finished it within three days one of my favorites for sure I wish I could read the novel but it's nowhere to be found
    Strongly recommend watching this drama

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    1. Such a nice drama, isn't it? :) You may find more info on the novel here: http://seoulinlovenow.blogspot.sg/2012/11/sealed-with-kiss-novel.html

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  4. It really is a very nice drama. Very heartbreaking. Hawick portrayed MSQ very well. Just love looking at him. He brought out those emotion very perfectly. 1 minute he can be so cold towards TX yet when she's not looking, he looks at her with so much love & longing (that look when TX was in his kitchen made my heart so pain for him). TX grew on me too, i think both of them fit well in this drama. Only her wardrobe is really wrong! Drama ending is crappy but luckily there's an epilogue from the novel about their married life so we know it's a good ending there. However the mini series is a disappointment.

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    1. I second that...btw if you like Hawick's performance, you might want to check out his other modern dramas also adapted from novels (not sure how much they follow the book) ~ A Clear Midsummer Night (Release 2013) & Heading North (Release 2014).

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    2. Hey thanks for the recommendation but I don't think i can handle another crappy ending....i mean, can you give me the ending first? I cried my heart out in QSMX - i cannot handle another one. I watched some episodes of Ruyi & found the storyline not as interesting as QSMX plus his acting there didnt impress me as much as he did in QSMX. I think i'm bias. I just love MSQ to the max!

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    3. Oh, btw, do you know if the novel is available in English? Now i regret not learning Chinese properly when in school!! I can't read Chinese (big sigh)!

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    4. I did not watch A Clear Midsummer Night but think should be happy ending, female lead is Yang Mi...Heading North will only release next year; Hawick is producer for both dramas.

      Not sure if the novel is available in English, not that I know of. Btw, if you can understand Mandarin, you might want to check out the audio book. :)

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    5. I dont think heading north is not release yet because i could not find that drama.why does it takes so long? Is it doesn't cast on china yet... aiyooo ..
      Anyway i really love SWAK. I recently come to ur web site because of ur informations about SWAK. I kept reaxing it again and again since i had been enough of SWAK novel in english translation. Cant u translate romantic scenes from that novel ? Is it a hard ? Anyway Thanks alot to u!!! :-D

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  5. Thanks (Seoul In Love). I do understand mandarin only I can't read 80% of the text. I'm not a fan of YM so i shall give those shows which has her in it a miss. Is it just me or do you feel the same? I feel HL is just 'best' as MSQ even his role at (In Love With Power) didnt impress me that much. And know what, thanks for this blog. Really love it. I still can't get over the stupid ending of the drama. The Scriptwriter should have just added (if not another scene) at least a text that said "1 year later - they got married"....!! I read somewhere that the Author might write a 3rd epilogue. Do you know if she has written? I'm sorry i can't stalk her weibo as I don't read or write chinese.

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  6. I understand, back then after finish with the drama & novel, I also feel it could be better. But knowing its FWSC's work, not too surprise as she is a famous step mum...LOL! There are some SWAK epilogue online written by fans, etc, some of them pretty good. I remember reading one, in case you are keen: (http://novel.hongxiu.com/a/399324/) Anyway do give the audiobook a chance during your free time as it help readers who can't read Chinese to enjoy the book too.

    Btw, the female lead for Heading North is Zhang Li, not Yang Mi, think this drama might be a little like SWAK, hence am looking forward to it. Yup. I also feel that Hawick's marvellous with his role of Mo Shao Qian, he is definitely not as good in In Love with Power! :)

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  7. Seoul In Love - thanks. I shall try to attempt reading those epilogue by fans. I searched for it yesterday it was written in chinese which is a big headache for me. May i ask, the audiobook, is it foc? It's also all written in chinese.....

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    1. It's my pleasure! Yup, you may download or listen online for FOC: (http://www.ysts8.com/Yshtml/Ys6642.html)

      Send me an email/comment if you have any other enquiries, etc, enjoy! :)

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  8. Seoul In Love - thanks again! Hope is not too much to ask. But if you do come across the 3rd epilogue, can you pls write it. I'll check here regularly. You know what, I tried to watch the drama a 2nd time, can only manage up to episode 10 than my heart start to break again when TX left home after she found out her Uncle's betrayal. Than we see how MSQ looked everywhere for her....my heart broke again. I still cannot handle it. (Shame on me).

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  9. this would definitely be included in my list of fave Asian dramas! Just wonderin' why they didn't include the epilogue in the drama itself?!? could have been perfect ;)

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  10. Exactly how i feel too! Should just include 1 more scene, or if a scene is too time consuming, even a text would do, just let viewers know they got married!! All our tears/heartache would not go to waste. Imagine those who don't know about the novel would not know the real ending. Drama ending sucks & is depressing.

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  11. I love the drama so much......it is so cool...i mean the hero,hawick lau's domineering , aggressive and loving behavior makes me fall in love with him again and again..tong xue's also become my love...i love her and her character so much...it is a joy to watch them acting together.������love it

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  12. The miniseries is terrible & I advise (anyone) to give it a miss. The plot & the script is poorly written. Mo Shao Qian did not one bit looked like his original look in the main drama. In the miniseries he dressed horribly with the beanie, the black outfit almost throughout the entire show & the huge spectacle. One cannot see his eyes expression unlike in the main drama, one could see his eyes expression so clearly! Whoever saw to his clothings in the miniseries ought to be reprimanded. I mean, cancer? Loss of memory? Haven't we the fans of QianShanMuXue cried our heart out in the main drama? At least the part 2 should go along the storyline of what the Author had written in the epilogue of the novel. Fans would love to see how they reunite again, their marital life, MSQ struggles to bring up his Company & probably MYF trying her best to seduce MSQ...these are stuff the fans of QSMX can relate to. The reason why he's so much loved is due to his unfailing love towards TX at all cost. I must really praise the Scriptwriter for the main drama for a truly good script. The main drama was really a good drama worth watching but the miniseries....a big disappointment.

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  13. Does anyone knows chinese mainland or hong kong dramas(not korean or taiwanese ) similar with this one . I mean a drama with a dominant male character , a force love in the beginning but where the protagonists fall in love at some point

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    1. You may want to check out Mainland drama, Rich Man Poor Love; its a drama from couple of years ago, also adapted from c-novel by Zhong Mo. I don't really like the ending but Deng Chao's acting is excellent!

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    2. You can try 'lian lian bu wang' (loving, not forgetting) by Jerry Yan & Tong Liya. Not as intense as SWAK main drama but you'll enjoy the father-son relationship though (Jerry & son).

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  14. Can you tell me what episodes are your favorites scenes from? Thanks

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    1. I cant rem exactly as some episode versions are shorter, but think, No 1 is ep 4, 2 is ep 5, 3 is ep 9/10, 4 is ep 19, etc, and the last few scenes 6 and 7 shd b towards the end btw ep 26 to 28.

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  15. From wich episodes your favorite moments came from???

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  16. Love every episodes of these drama. Glad it was not draggy. I like dramas that are not draggy and I think best in less than 35 episodes!

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  17. Where can I watch the sequel miniseries of SWTK episode 3... driving me crazy because english Sub doesn't fit with the Movies...I cant understand What TX Said to MSQ before she kiss him gently....?

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