The Sword and The Brocade – 锦心似玉
|The Sword and The Brocade – 锦心似玉 |
Other name: Brocade Heart Like Jade, Story Of An Illegitimate Daughter, Jin Xin Si Yu, Brilliant Heart Like Jade, Lady Shiyi, 锦心似玉
Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Life, Drama
Release: Feb 26, 2021 – Mar 29, 2021
Broadcast: Tencent Video
Director(s): Wen De Guang
Writer(s): Cheng Ting Yu
Cast: Wallace Chung, Seven Tan, He Hong Shan, Daddi Tang
Set during the Ming Dynasty, the story revolves around the romance between General Xu Lingyi and the concubine’s daughter Shiyiniang that starts from an arranged marriage. Despite being born with a low status, Luo Shiyiniang is extremely assertive and believes that a woman’s vision should not be limited to the household. She hopes to rely on her embroidery skills as a ticket to freedom. However, the once esteemed Luo family is in a state of decline. Hoping to save the clan through a marriage alliance, Shiyiniang is selected to become the wife of Yongping Duke and great general Xu Lingyi. Things were not easy for Shiyiniang due to the Xu family’s biases towards her.
Nonetheless, she manages to win over their trust through her optimism and sincerity. Xu Lingyi also becomes attracted to Shiyiniang’s various beautiful qualities such that husband and wife manage to find love after marriage. Through Xu Lingyi’s support, Shiyiniang opens Xian Ling Pavillion to have her own embroidery workshop. Meanwhile, Xu Lingyi experiences many setbacks as he tries to protect his homeland and improve the livelihood of the people by supporting the lifting of a maritime ban. As they face a crisis that could spell the end for the Xu family, Xu Lingyi and Shiyiniang continue to support each other through thick and thin.