Binge-worthy: A Dream Of Splendor is a slow-burn romance done well

Chen Xiao (left) and Liu Yifei in A Dream Of Splendor. PHOTO: A DREM OF SPLENDOR/WEIBO
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In Chinese period series A Dream Of Splendor, starring A-listers Liu Yifei (Hollywood fantasy action film Mulan, 2020) and Chen Xiao (Chinese period drama series Nothing Gold Can Stay, 2017), romance blossoms between Zhao Pan'er (Liu), a shrewd businesswoman who runs a teahouse, and Gu Qianfan (Chen), a fearsome commander tasked with taking down criminals and corrupt officials.

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