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Testing Apps with TestFlight

Help developers test beta versions of their apps and App Clips using the TestFlight app. Download TestFlight on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

Getting started

To test beta versions of apps and App Clips using TestFlight, you’ll need to accept an email or public link invitation from the developer and have a device that you can use to test. You’ll be able to access the builds that the developer makes available to you.

If you’re a member of the developer’s team, the developer can give you access to all builds or certain builds.

Required platforms

  • iOS or iPadOS apps: iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 or later. App Clips require iOS 14 or iPadOS 14, or later.
  • macOS apps: Mac running macOS 12 or later.
  • tvOS apps: Apple TV running tvOS 13 or later.
  • watchOS apps: Apple Watch running watchOS 6 or later.

Available languages

Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), English (U.K.), English (U.S.), Finnish, French, French (Canada), German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Installing and testing beta apps

Each build is available to test for up to 90 days, starting from the day the developer uploads their build. You can see how many days you have left for testing under the app name in TestFlight. TestFlight will notify you each time a new build is available and will include instructions on what you need to test. Alternatively, with TestFlight 3 or later, you can turn on automatic updates to have the latest beta builds install automatically.

When the testing period is over, you'll no longer be able to open the beta build. To install the App Store version of the app, download or purchase the app from the App Store. In-app purchases are free only during beta testing, and any in-app purchases made during testing will not carry over to App Store versions.

Installation

To get started, install TestFlight on the device you’ll use for testing. Then, accept your email invitation or follow the public link invitation to install the beta app. You can install the beta app on up to 30 devices.

Installing a beta iOS or iPadOS app via email or public link invitation

  1. Install TestFlight on the iOS or iPadOS device that you’ll use for testing.
  2. Open your email invitation or tap the public link on your device.
  3. When installing via email invitation, tap “View in TestFlight” or “Start testing” then tap “Install” or “Update” for the app you want to test.
  4. When installing via public link, tap “Install” or “Update”.

Installing a beta macOS app via email or public link invitation

  1. Install TestFlight on the Mac that you’ll use for testing.
  2. Open your email invitation or click the public link on your Mac.
  3. When installing via email invitation, click “View in TestFlight” or “Start testing” then click “Install” or “Update” for the app you want to test.
  4. When installing via public link, click “Install” or “Update”.

Installing a beta tvOS app via email invitation

  1. Install TestFlight on Apple TV.
  2. Open your email invitation on a mobile device or computer.
  3. Tap or click Start Testing. You'll be taken to a web page with a redemption code.
  4. Open TestFlight on Apple TV.
  5. Go to Redeem and enter the redemption code.

Installing a beta tvOS app via public link invitation

  1. Install TestFlight on an iOS or iPadOS device and Apple TV where you can sign in to the same App Store account.
  2. Tap the public link on your device.
  3. Tap Accept for the app you want to test.
  4. Open TestFlight on Apple TV. You must be signed in to the same App Store account you used on your device.
  5. Install the app you want to test.

Installing a beta watchOS app via email or public link invitation

  1. Install TestFlight on the iOS device that you’ll use for testing.
  2. Open your email invitation or tap the public link on your iOS device.
  3. Tap View in TestFlight or Start Testing.
  4. If you're testing an app that’s for Apple Watch only, tap Install or Update from the Apps list.
  5. If the app is an iOS app that includes an Apple Watch app, install the iOS app first, then from the App Details page under the Information section, you'll see a Watch section. If the Apple Watch app is available and compatible with your watch, you’ll see a button to install it.

Testing


Testing iMessage apps (iOS or iPadOS 10, or later)

  1. Install TestFlight on the iOS or iPadOS device that you’ll use for testing.
  2. Open your email invitation or tap the public link on your iOS or iPadOS device.
  3. Tap View in TestFlight or Start Testing; or tap Install or Update for the app you want to test.
  4. If you’re testing an iOS app that includes an iMessage app, launch the beta app from the Home Screen.
  5. If you’re testing an app that’s for iMessage only or a sticker pack, you can launch it from within Messages.

Testing beta App Clips (iOS or iPadOS 14, or later)

After accepting your email or public link invitation to test the app, you’ll see the option to test the App Clip in TestFlight. You can install either the app or the App Clip on your device (but not both at once), and can replace one with the other at any time. If the app is installed on your device, testing the App Clip will replace the app and some app data may be lost. You can reinstall the app by tapping Install on the app’s page in TestFlight.

  1. Install TestFlight on the iOS or iPadOS device that you’ll use for testing.
  2. Open your email invitation or tap the public link on your device.
  3. Tap View in TestFlight or Start Testing; or tap Install or Update for the app you want to test.
  4. Go to the app’s page in TestFlight.
  5. In the App Clips section, tap TEST next to the beta App Clip you want to test.

Managing automatic updates

After installing TestFlight 3 or later for iOS, iPadOS, or tvOS, or TestFlight for macOS, you’ll be prompted to turn on automatic updates. This allows the latest available beta builds to install automatically. TestFlight will notify you each time a new build is installed on your device. Automatic updates can be turned off at any time.

Use TestFlight to change automatic update settings for all of the beta apps you’re testing:

Note: This setting will apply to all new beta app builds. Beta apps that have automatic updates set at the individual app level won't be affected

TestFlight for iOS or iPadOS

  1. Open TestFlight and tap Settings in the top right.
  2. Tap Automatic Updates.
  3. Tap On or Off.

TestFlight for macOS

  1. Open TestFlight and choose Preferences from the TestFlight menu.
  2. Under General, select Automatic Updates for New Apps.

TestFlight for tvOS

  1. Open TestFlight and click the Settings tab at the top.
  2. Select Automatic Updates
  3. Turn Automatic Updates On or Off

Use TestFlight to change automatic update settings for individual beta apps you’re testing:

TestFlight for iOS or iPadOS

  1. Open TestFlight and go to the app’s page.
  2. Under App Information, turn Automatic Updates On or Off.

TestFlight for macOS

  1. Open TestFlight and go to the app’s page.
  2. Under App Settings, select Automatic Updates.

TestFlight for tvOS

  1. Open TestFlight and go to the app's page.
  2. Under the app icon, click More.
  3. Click Turn On Automatic Updates or Turn Off Automatic Updates.

Testing builds from previous versions and build groups

When viewing an app in TestFlight, you'll see the latest available build by default. You can still test all other builds that are available to you.

If you already have the App Store version of the app installed on your device, the beta version of the app will replace it. After you download the beta app, you’ll see an orange dot next to its name that identifies it as a beta.

When you accept a TestFlight invitation through a public link, your name and email address aren’t visible to the developer. However, they’ll be able to see your number of sessions and crashes, the day you installed their app, and the latest installed version.

TestFlight for iOS and iPadOS

  1. Open TestFlight and go to the app’s page.
  2. Tap View Previous Builds or, if you're using Xcode Cloud, tap Versions and Build Groups.
  3. Tap either the Versions tab or Build Groups tab, then tap and install the build you want to test. The build you choose will replace what's currently installed.

TestFlight for macOS

  1. Open TestFlight and go to the app’s page.
  2. Next to Build Information, click View Previous Builds or, if you're using Xcode Cloud, click Versions and Build Groups.
  3. Click either the Versions or Build Groups tab, then select and install the build you want to test. The build you choose will replace what’s currently installed.

TestFlight for tvOS

  1. Open TestFlight and go to the app’s page.
  2. Select View Previous Builds or, if you're using Xcode Cloud, click Versions and Build Groups.
  3. Click the Versions tab or the Build Groups tab, then select and install the build you want to test. The build you choose will replace what’s currently installed.

Giving feedback

While testing a beta version of an app or App Clip, you can send the developer feedback about issues you experience, or make suggestions for improvements based on the “What to Test” content. Feedback you submit through TestFlight is also provided to Apple as part of the TestFlight service.

iOS, iPadOS, or macOS apps

You can send feedback through the TestFlight app or directly from the beta app or beta App Clip by taking a screenshot, and you can report a crash after it occurs. If you were invited to test an app with a public link, you can choose not to provide your email address or other personal information to the developer. Apple will also receive all feedback you submit and will be able to tie it to your Apple ID.

Sending feedback through the TestFlight app

For iOS or iPadOS:

  1. Open the TestFlight app on your device.
  2. From the Apps list, tap the app.
  3. Tap Send Beta Feedback.
  4. In the share dialog, tap Include Screenshot to choose a screenshot. If you don’t want to send an attachment, tap Don't Include Screenshot.
  5. Add your comments (up to 4, characters), and optionally enter your email address if you were invited with a public link.
  6. Tap Submit.

For iOS or earlier:

If your device is running iOS or earlier, tap Send Beta Feedback to compose an email to the developer. The feedback email contains detailed information about the beta app and about your iOS device. You can also provide additional information, such as necessary screenshots and steps required to reproduce any issues. Your email address will be visible to the developer when you send email feedback through the TestFlight app even if you were invited through a public link.

For macOS:

  1. Open the TestFlight app on your Mac.
  2. From the Apps list in the sidebar, select the app you want to send feedback for.
  3. Click Send Beta Feedback.
  4. In the feedback dialog that appears, add your comments (up to 4, characters), and optionally enter your email address if you were invited with a public link.
  5. Optionally, attach a screenshot by clicking Attach Screenshot.
  6. Click Submit.

Note: You can drag and drop screenshots into the feedback text field.

Sending feedback through the app

When you take a screenshot while testing a beta app or beta App Clip, you can send the screenshot with feedback directly to the developer without leaving the app or App Clip Experience. Developers can opt out of receiving this type of feedback, so this option is only available if the developer has it enabled.

For iOS or iPadOS:

  1. Take a screenshot on your device. For details on how to take screenshots, see Take a screenshot on your iPhone, Take a screenshot on your iPad, and Take a screenshot on your iPod touch.
  2. A thumbnail of your screenshot appears in the lower-left corner of your device. Tap the thumbnail and, if needed, add drawings and text with Markup. Then tap Done.
  3. Tap Share Beta Feedback.
  4. Optionally, you can add comments (up to 4, characters), and your email address if you were invited with a public link.
  5. Tap Submit.

For macOS:

  1. Take a screenshot on your Mac. For details on how to take screenshots, visit Take a screenshot on your Mac
  2. A thumbnail of your screenshot appears in the lower-right corner of your Mac. Click the thumbnail to open the Quick Look window and, if needed, add drawings and text with Markup.
  3. From the Share menu in the Quick Look window, click Send Beta Feedback.
  4. Optionally, you can add comments (up to 4, characters), and your email address if you were invited with a public link.
  5. Click Submit.

Sending crash information

If you experience a crash while testing a beta app or beta App Clip, you’ll receive an alert asking if you want to send crash details to the developer through TestFlight. Developers can opt out of receiving this type of feedback, so this option is only available if the developer has it enabled.

When a crash alert displays for TestFlight for iOS or iPadOS, tap Share, add any additional comments, then tap Submit.

When a crash alert displays for TestFlight for macOS, click Report, add any additional comments, then click OK, Send, or Reopen.

tvOS apps

To provide feedback on a tvOS app, open TestFlight, go to app’s page, go to the Information section to view the developer's email address, and send them an email. Provide as much information as you can, including screenshots and steps required to reproduce any issues you encountered. Please note that your email address will be visible to the developer when you send email feedback through TestFlight.

Contacting the developer

If you need to contact the developer while you’re testing their beta app for reasons other than feedback, you can view their email address. In TestFlight, go to the app’s page, go to the Information section, and tap App Details to view the developer’s email address.

Opting out from testing

If you don't accept your email invitation, the beta app won't be installed, you won't be listed as a tester, and Apple won't take any action with respect to your email address. Additionally, you can unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of the invitation email to notify the developer that you’d like to be removed from their list. If you accepted the invitation and no longer wish to test the app, you can delete yourself as a tester by visiting the app's Information page in TestFlight and tapping Stop Testing.

Your Privacy and Data

When you test beta apps or beta App Clips with TestFlight, Apple will collect and send crash logs, your personal information such as name and email address, usage information, and any feedback you submit to the developer. Information that is emailed to the developer directly is not shared with Apple. The developer is permitted to use this information only to improve their app and is not permitted to share it with a third party. Apple may use this information to improve the TestFlight app.

Apple retains TestFlight data for one year. To view and manage your data with Apple, including your data that is sent to Apple through TestFlight, visit Data and Privacy. For more information about how the developer handles your data, consult their privacy policy. To request access to or deletion of your TestFlight data, contact the developer directly.

Information shared by using TestFlight

The following data is collected by Apple and shared with the developer when you use TestFlight. If you accepted an invitation through a public link only, your email address and name are not visible to the developer.

DataDescription
Email AddressThe email address with which you were invited to test the app. This may or may not be the same as the Apple ID associated with your device. If you were invited with a public link, your email address is not shared with the developer.
NameYour first and last name as entered by the developer when they invited you to test the app using your email address. If you were invited with a public link, your name is not shared with the developer.
Invitation TypeWhether you were invited by email or through a public link.
StatusThe status of your invitation: Invited, Accepted, or Installed. This status is refreshed when you accept or install a beta build.
InstallsThe number of times you've installed a beta build.
SessionsThe number of times you've used a beta build.
CrashesThe number of crashes per beta build.

Data shared when sending feedback

When you send feedback through TestFlight or send crash reports or screenshots from the beta app, the following additional information is shared. This information is collected by Apple and shared with developers. Apple retains the data for one year.

DataDescription
App NameThe name of the app you are testing.
App VersionThe most recent version and build that you have access to. This is the number that displays under the app name in the list of apps in TestFlight.
Installed App VersionThe version and build you have installed on your device.
DeviceThe model of your device.
iOS VersionThe version of iOS your device is running.
macOS VersionThe version of macOS your device is running.
LanguageYour device language.
CarrierYour wireless service provider.
Time ZoneThe time zone your device is set to.
ArchitectureThe type of Central Processing Unit (CPU) for your device.
Connection TypeWhether you were connected to Wi-Fi, cellular, or not connected at the time that the feedback was sent, and your network type.
Paired Apple WatchThe model and watchOS version of the paired Apple Watch, if applicable.
ScreenshotsThe screenshots you shared when providing feedback.
CommentsThe comments you shared when providing feedback.
App UptimeThe length of time the app was open and running at the time the feedback was sent.
Disk FreeThe amount of disk space you had available when you sent feedback.
BatteryYour battery level at the time the feedback was sent.
Screen ResolutionThe screen resolution of your device.
Crash LogsSymbolicated crash logs. This includes information about how long the app was running before it crashed.
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Story

Acting/Cast

Music

Rewatch Value

I had extremely high expectations for General and I. I'm a long-time fan of Wallace Chung; I've liked him since his role as Nalan Xingde in The Secret History of Kangxi. After I heard that he was going to take up the role of Chu Beijie in General and I, I promptly went to read the entire novel. The novel itself certainly impressed, but I can't say the same for the drama adaptation.

The reason why the novel stood out is because of the balance of power between the male and female leads. They are intellectual equals, quite unlike Kdramas where the male leads tend to be more dominant, and unlike the trend of female-centric Cdramas where the female leads tend to be smarter while the male leads are really just supporting characters who wield huge power to lend a hand in times of emergency (Princess Weiyoung). I think they tried to maintain the same balance in the drama as well, and I'll give them a little bit of credit for that.

From now on, I'll talk about the divergences between the novel and the drama, and my thoughts on whether these are sound/positive modifications:

1. First up, the character conceptualisation. In the book, the Jing An - He family was executed by the Yan king because their achievements are so great that the Yan king finds it unsettling. Chu Beijie did not play a part in inciting the Yan king. He merely pushed the decision by deliberating losing the battle which made the Yan king even more uneasy. There's no talk in the novel too about Chu Beijie wanting to cease battle to protect the civilians. In fact, I remember distinctly that Chu Beijie wanted to expand the territories of Jin; he was battle-hungry. There is clearly a huge difference in the personalities of the character for the drama and the book. I can see why it was changed. It's to make Chu Beijie a more likable character who regards the welfare of the civilians above everything. Personally, I prefer a male lead who isn't this "perfect" and one-dimensional really. I don't like this, but I can see people preferring it. The biggest change in Chu Beijie is how weak he's become in the drama. He was captured and tortured three times! For his love, of course, very "romantic", but I do prefer the book where he was a lot smarter and didn't have to rely on the damsel to save him in times of distress at all. Bai Pingting also didn't need any rescuing in the novel as well. On the other hand, the drama just turned into this cycle of Chu Beijie saving Bai Pingting, then vice-versa, and rinse and repeat again.

2. Next, we have the process of falling in love. Oh god. This is probably the most annoying aspect of the drama. In the book, Bai Pingting was captured by slave traders during her escape (when the Yan king was trying to kill the He family). She was then sold to the Hua family in Jin and became attendant to the young mistress. She caught the attention of Chu Beijie while playing the zither. Chu Beijie thinks that she is Miss Hua, they fall in love, and Miss Hua makes use of Chu Beijie's affection towards "her" to cancel her previous engagement so that she can marry her beloved. Bai Pingting's servant identity was revealed, and she eventually stayed in Chu Beijie's manor. Even though the two of them are in love, they are wary of each other. Bai Pingting wants to know her young master He Xia's whereabouts whereas Chu Beijie knows that Bai Pingting isn't who she claims to be (Yang Feng). After some mutual scheming and whatnot, they separate. Isn't this a refreshing storyline? But in the drama, they chose to make the leads childhood sweethearts. If I wanted to watch childhood sweethearts, any bloody Kdrama will do. Why add in such a cliched plot device? Damn. Furthermore, Chu Beijie recognised Bai Pingting as the little girl he met, and decided that he must FORCE her to marry him. And somehow she gradually loves him back, for no rhyme or reason at all. What the hell?

3. The addition of a lot of vertices to the love polygon. Jealous, unscrupulous female character who loves the male lead, check. Another female character who falls for the male lead while the leads are separated, check. In the novel, it was just a love square and it was complicated enough already.

These are just some of the more obvious changes. And all adverse ones in my opinion. The drama honestly would've been much better if it was more streamlined and stuck to the novel like gum to the underside of the table. 62 episodes is way too many. I guess they had no choice but to extend the story with such stupid tropes to keep it going. It's obvious that the production is trying to stretch out the story to get more profit, and I'm worried that more C-dramas will turn to this trend as well.

To add on, here are some of the flaws in production:

1. A glaring one is the green screens that they used. The first episode had really well cheoreographed fight scenes with pretty natural looking scenery. From then on, it just seemed like a lot of the characters were cut and pasted onto the background. There are even scenes where the main characters are keyed onto a background with the calefares on it. That's just ridiculous! It's so awkward to watch. So much money pumped into the production and this is the result? I can understand that Angelababy was pregnant and perhaps they had to speed up filming, thus leading to this. But I can't help but feel cheated. Looking at the trailers alone, I expected a gorgeous-looking drama on or exceeding Princess Weiyoung's level. Nevertheless, the end-product was far from that. Imo, if you aren't going to tell a decent story, at least make the drama decently pretty. G&I was neither interesting nor beautiful.

2. Also, the dubbing. Wallace's dubber is just horrible. He has this slightly unorthodox pronunciation, kind of Cantonese-like, which makes him (actually, his voice) sticks out like a sore thumb. Plus, the voice totally doesn't suit the character. You can definitely get used to it, but it took me more than 10 episodes (still don't like it).

3. Styling. I'm pretty sure Princess Yaotian looks great in real life, but her styling in the drama does nothing for her. It looks horrible! The guys' long hairstyles looked like crap on all of them except Ze Yi and Fan Lu as well. I mean, Wallace Chung and Sun Yizhou looked fantastic with the man bun I have no idea why they had to give them the long hair/dreadlocks. I know it's to differentiate between the different territories but really it's so inconsistent that it's useless.

4. Chu Beijie's deliberate act-cool moves *cringe* (dramas need to stop doing this to their male leads). Forcibly trying to make your male leads "cool" tends to achieve the exact opposite effect. Also, why does he need a mask?

Now here comes the positives. Well, the non-negatives. Some of these are not even well done but just good enough:

1. The cute loveline between Fan Lu and Zui Ju. I didn't pay much attention to this subplot in the novel itself. However, the actors portraying the two characters actually brought more appeal to this storyline in the drama compared to the novel. Zui Ju is probably the most likable character in this entire drama, despite the bad acting (so, so bad). I was worried that they were going to alter this storyline when they gave Chu Moran and Zui Ju a lot of interactions during the time Chu Beijie broke away from the Jin court. Thankfully, they didn't change it that much.

2. The acting. Angelababy gets a lot of flak for being inexpressive. I don't actually think that she is thaaat bad (that being said, she's quite bad). I'm just slightly bothered by her constant smile, which just distracts me a little when the occasion clearly does not call for it. It may also be an after effect of plastic surgery though. Imo, she improved towards the end of the drama. I also have to give her some leeway for getting an acting coach. Hey, at least she knows how awful her acting is and is trying to do something about it (alright, I'm just being sympathetic). Everyone else were just on par. I also disagree that Wallace was great in the drama like what many say. With such a bad story, you really can't judge. The duo above (Zui Ju and Fan Lu) were cute but they are obviously very green. Zui Ju, in particular, was terrible. I'm generally not picky about the acting as long as it doesn't come across as unnatural, so in this aspect the drama gets a passing mark (barely) in my book.

3. Yaotian's ending. I liked He Xia and Princess Yaotian's romance more in the novel, even though the author didn't really touch on it much. In the drama, the two had very little chemistry (actually, chemistry was virtually non-existent for both pairings). Yaotian's ending is the same, but the way it ended was slightly different. I think they didn't want to make He Xia look too bad. But I actually like how "evil" he is in the book, and how tragic this pairing became. I thought it added more flavour to the story.

4. The OST. I must say, they have some really nice songs. My favourite is the duet by William Wei and Claire Kuo, followed by Tan Jing's song. The opening and ending themes don't appeal to me though.

In summary, I think the drama definitely falls short of expectations. It had good source material, but did not make good use of it. It had a huge budget, but didn't spend enough effort trying to refine the drama. If anything, the production itself just screams unprofessional to me. I do wish that they won't rush the filming so much, and gave more time to post-production as well. It could have been at least a pretty drama to look at, but now it's just a huge disappointment. I usually write reviews only when I really like a drama, or when I hate it (don't ask me why I watch it all even though I dislike it, it's a childish question). General and I belongs to the latter. I'll give it a 3 and that's already understating how bad it was [1].

-- Footnotes --

[1] The drama has a rating of on Douban as of the time this review is written which is far closer to my personal grade but MDL just has biased ratings. You can see it. Candle in the Tomb, a fantastic drama, is rated on MDL and on Douban. G&I, an awful drama in comparison, is still rated on MDL but only on Douban. Therefore, if you are a longtime Cdrama watcher, is probably fair and what you should take into account when deciding whether to watch or not.

EDIT: MDL update screwed up formatting.

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General and I

General and I
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GenreHistorical fiction
Romance
Based onA Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to be Appreciated by Feng Nong
Written byZhang Yongchen
Directed byJu Jueliang
StarringWallace Chung
Angelababy
Sun Yizhou
Gan Tingting
Country of originChina
Original languageMandarin
No. of episodes62
Executive producerZhao Jianling
Production companiesCroton Media
Send Joy Media
LeTV
Cornucopia Music
Original networkHunan Television
First shown inChina
Original release2 January&#;()&#;–
10 February &#;()

General and I (Chinese: 孤芳不自赏; pinyin: Gū Fāng Bú Zì Shǎng) is a Chinese television series based on Feng Nong's novel A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to be Appreciated. Directed by Ju Jueliang and written by Zhang Yongchen, the series stars Wallace Chung, Angelababy, Sun Yizhou and Gan Tingting.[1]General and I aired on Hunan Television from 2 January to 10 February

Synopsis[edit]

When the mansion of Prince Jing'an is under attack and destroyed overnight, He Xia (Sun Yizhou) and his attendant Bai Pingting (Angelababy) are forced to flee the Kingdom of Yan. They get separated, and Pingting takes refuge in a monastery where she meets the powerful general Chu Beijie (Wallace Chung) of the Kingdom of Jin. He recognizes her as his childhood first love. However, their situation renders this relationship a difficult one as they are from opposing kingdoms.[2]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Wallace Chung as Chu Beijie
    • Prince Zhen Bei. A powerful general and genius military strategist; secret half-brother to the King of Jin. He loves Bai Pingting since their first encounter twenty years ago when she and her father saved him and his mother. He is very loyal to his country, causing him to be split between his responsibilities and love on various occasions.
  • Angelababy as Bai Pingting
    • A genius military strategist who is a cherished playmate and loyal servant of He Xia. She is wanted by the rulers of many kingdoms because she knows by heart the teachings of a highly wanted military strategy book that her father forced her to recite before he died. Chu Beijie rescued her when she was on the run, and he recognized her by the hairpin he gave her when they were young. Though she was initially forced to marry Chu Beijie, she eventually fell in love with him.
  • Sun Yizhou as He Xia
    • Son of Prince Jing'an. An ambitious noble who is intent on seeking revenge for his family after being betrayed by the royal household of Yan. He later took asylum in the Kingdom of Bai Lan and became the princess' consort in order to gain power. He only realizes at the very end that he fell for Yao Tian.
  • Gan Tingting as Yao Tian
    • Princess of Bai Lan, and later He Xia's wife. Her love for her husband ultimately leads to the downfall of her kingdom, and she sacrifices herself and her unborn baby to allow He Xia to fulfill his ambitions.

Supporting[edit]

Jin kingdom[edit]

  • Yu Bo as Sima Hong, Emperor of Jin. Chu Beijie's half-brother.
  • Jin Qiaoqiao as Dowager Empress Ren De
    • Sima Hong's mother. The only person who knows the truth of Chu Beijie's identity.
  • Shi Yuyan as Chu Yu
    • Chu Beijie's mother. She committed suicide to protect her son, and left him under the care of the Dowager Empress.
  • Wang Ruizi as Empress
    • Empress of Jin. Sima Hong's first wife and true love. She dies after being suffocated by Royal Consort Zhang.
  • Deng Sha as Zhang Yun'er
    • Royal Consort Zhang. Sima Hong's concubine. Daughter of the Prime Minister. She is in love with Chu Beijie, but was forced to marry Sima Hong due to political struggles. As a result, she bore vengeance in her heart and resorted to schemes to ruin both Chu Beijie and Sima Hong's life.
  • Chen Haofeng as Chancellor Zhang
    • Consort Zhang's father. An evil, scheming and power-hungry person. He sacrificed his daughter's happiness in order to attain the throne. After failing to steal the throne, he committed suicide.
  • Lu Qing as Shuang'er
    • A palace maid who stayed by Sima Hong during the times he was imprisoned within the palace. She later becomes the second Empress of Jin.
  • Cheng Haofeng as Zhang Wenzheng
  • Zhu Jianyun as Xie Heng, Prime Minister/Grand Marshal of Jin state.
  • Wei Binghua as Chu Moran, Chu Beijie's trusted lieutenant who likes Zui Ju.
  • Cui Mingyang as Mu Lan, Chu Beijie's subordinate.
  • Zhang Yun as Chen Mu, General of Jin.
  • Zhang Jiao as He Xiang, Consort Zhang's maid.
  • Yu Xiaofan as Madame Hua
  • Miao Haizhong as Mister Hua
  • Leo Li as Miss Hua
  • Liao Songmei as Nanny Chen

Liang kingdom[edit]

  • Wang Ce as King of Liang, King of Liang state.
  • Qi Hang as Ze Yin, Famous general of Liang. Yang Feng's husband.
  • Madina Memet as Yang Feng, Bai Pingting's childhood best friend, known as the "Two Qins of Jingan". Ze Yin's wife.
  • Liu Mengmeng as Thirteenth Lady Yan, Lady Boss of Jiao Yan Lou. She is Chu Beijie's long-time strategic confidante, and is in love with him.
  • Gu Minghan as Ruo Han, General of Liang state and trusted lieutenant of Ze Yin.
  • Wang Tianze as Ze Qing, Ze Yin and Yang Feng's son.
  • Qu Musen as Mu Yan

Yan kingdom[edit]

  • Wang Zizi as Queen of Yan
  • Yu Rongguang as He Sheng, Prince of Jingan Manor. He Xia's father.
  • Wan Meixi as Murong Heren, Grand Princess of Yan. He Xia's mother, He Sheng's wife.
  • Hu Wenzuo as Dong Zhuo, Bai Pingting and He Xia's childhood friend, and loyal assistant of He Xia. He has a kind heart.
  • Sun Wei as Lu Ke, General of Yan.

Bai Lan kingdom[edit]

  • Li Haohan as Gui Changqing, Prime Minister of Bai Lan. Gui Yan's father.
  • Song Wenzuo as Gui Yan, General of Bai Lan. Gui Changqing's son. He is in love with Yao Tian.
  • Wang Tianchen as Fan Lu, a mercenary tasked to kill Bai Pingting. However, he mistook Zui Ju to be Pingting, and took her hostage. He later falls in love with Zui Ju.
  • Ma Chengcheng as Feng Yin, God-daughter of Gui Changqing. He Xia's concubine, positioned by Yao Tian.
  • Mu Le'en as Lu Yi, Yao Tian's maid.
  • Lu Yong as Qi Tian, General in Bai Lan who is in charge of Yongtai troops and later approached by Chu Beijie.

Others[edit]

  • Zou Yang as Zui Ju
    • A highly skilled healer who saves Bai Pingting and later becomes her best and most loyal companion. Huo Hainan's disciple. She had a crush on Chu Beijie, but later falls for Fan Lu.
  • Chen Dacheng as Huo Hainan, Zui Ju's teacher. A skilled royal physician in the palace.
  • Li Qingyu as Chu Changxiao, Chu Beijie and Bai Pingting's son.
  • Li Jinrong as Bai Hefu, Bai Pingting's father.

Soundtrack[edit]

1."A Lonesome Fragrance (孤芳不自赏)" (Theme song)Zhao JianpingTan XuanHenry Huo&#;
2."A Lone Flower (一支孤芳)"Zhang MengwanChen ZhongyiWallace Chung&#;
3."The Scene Before (眼前)"Zhou JieyingTan XuanTan Jing&#;
4."A Familiar Scenery (風景舊曾諳)"Liu ChangTan XuanWilliam Wei & Claire Kuo&#;
5."Won't Disappoint (不負)"Li XuemanTan XuanZhou Pin&#;
6."Tower of Tears (淚塔)"Zheng Nan, Jin FangTan XuanFang Yuan&#;

Production[edit]

The drama was filmed from April to September in several locations, such as Beijing, Inner Mongolia, Yinchuan, Yunnan, Xiangshan and Hengdian World Studios.

Reception[edit]

The drama is a commercial success in China, achieving high ratings and surpassing 16 billion views.[3] It ranked 1st place on the list of Most Profitable Dramas of [4]

Despite its popularity, the drama received some criticisms for its production quality. The majority of the scenes used computer-generated imagery (CGI). However, the special effects were criticized of poor quality. The director Ju explained that the purpose of using CGI is to enhance the visual effect of the drama. He admitted the imperfect and said that time constraint for post-production is a factor. [5]

Ratings[edit]

CSM52 city network ratings[6]National Internet ratings
Air date Episode Ratings (%) Audience share (%) Rank Ratings (%) Audience share (%) Rank
January 2, 01 1 1
January 3, 1 1
January 4, 1 1
January 5, 1 1
January 6, 08 2 1
January 7, 09 1 1
January 8, 1 1
January 9, 1 1
January 10, 1 1
January 11, 2 1
January 12, 2 1
January 13, 20 2 1
January 14, 21 2 1
January 15, 22 3 1
January 16, 2 1
January 17, 2 1
January 18, 1 1
January 19, 29 4 2
January 21, 30 2 1
January 22, 31 3 2
January 23, 1 2
January 24, 3 2
January 25, 2 1
January 26, 1 1
January 27, 40 1 1
January 28, 41 1 1
January 29, 42 2 2
January 30, 43 1 1
January 31, 1 1
February 1, 1 1
February 2, 1 1
February 3, 50 1 1
February 4, 51 1 1
February 5, 1 1
February 6, 1 1
February 7, 1 1
February 8, 1 1
February 9, 1 1
February 10, 62 1 1
Average ratings - 1 - - 1

International broadcast[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_and_I

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Overall Review:

A drama that built potential initially due to its source material and hired cast, only to end with a bitter taste of disappointment in the mouth. With its sloppy editing, unprofessional production choices and dragged story, General and Iwill leave you screaming and sighing in agony, especially if you’re aware of how the original story went.

As many has discovered with this drama, so much hype surrounded this one, simply because of its original novel, and the popularity our two main leads have in the C-drama industry. However, of course with most highly anticipated dramas, there is such high expectations, too high to the point where the fall downwards is just painful to watch unfold. With General and being the most anticipated starting C-drama for , there was much to love but sadly, resulted in much to cringe and despise.

Let&#;s close this once and for all, shall we?

 

Name: General and I / A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to Be Appreciated (孤芳不自赏)

Broadcast Date: January 2nd – February 10th

Number of Episodes: 62

Note: Started following the drama a week into its broadcast, and then continued to follow it religiously on an almost daily basis

Synopsis (borrowed from Drama Panda):

The four nations Jin, Yan, Liang and Qin are in a state of relentless war. Chu Bei Jie (Wallace Chung), cousin to the King of Jin, is a courageous general who leads his country into a position of power against the remaining kingdoms.

During a fight between Jin and Yan, Jing An Wang and his family fall to a conspiracy leaving He Xia (Sean Sun) and Bai Pin Ting (Angelababy) to fend for themselves. Chu Bei Jie rescues Bai Ping Ting by chance igniting the beginning of a complicated romance, where both are torn between loyalty to their kingdoms and their love for each other.

Initial Impressions:

I’ve already shared my first impressions on this drama about a month back. Overall, I believed that the drama indeed had potential and agreed to continue with it. If you’d like to read about it in more detail, check it out.

Opinions about the drama:

Looking at the drama overall, there is much to be said about it. Whether that is mostly positive though, is a different story. Initially, I did want to give this drama a good chance simply because our characters are quite intriguing, and that the drama is in its own way quite a unique one. However despite this, it didn’t help the drama redeem itself when a lot of things started to go downhill.

It was hard to buy the relationship between Ping Ting and Bei Jie at first. Bei Jie’s affections seemed too forceful, and Ping Ting at most times seemed quite reluctant and confused about the development of this relationship. Wallace sold it well enough, but Angelababy couldn’t which was one huge letdown. The love story seemed hurried and at times, borderline absurd. By the halfway point, I was trying to become more interested in the political side of the drama, more than the romance because simply, the romance side of it was quite a mess.

She just looks confused there :/

She just looks confused there :/ Credit: Hyunnie

The political and war-involved side of the drama was at most times quite interesting, and really allowed us to see both Ping Ting and Bei Jie in their elements. Those were indeed the moments where they both shined, and kept me intrigued as to how they could both strategise and predict each other’s moves; two equals on the battlefield. Other aspects such as inner conflicts within kingdoms were also interesting to watch, but also at times frustrating. As per usual, you have several annoying villains who just don’t know when to give up and admit defeat. It was most certainly frustrating to say the least, which was also why I hated them dealing with the palace matters (so sick of seeing it all *sigh*)

Overall, this drama had so many components that could have made the drama greater than it was, but sadly when placed together along with a clumsy plot and mediocre characters, it is hard to make this fantastic story a great drama adaptation. If they had kept a lot of the aspects of the novel in the drama such as characterisation and story development, perhaps this drama would have been a lot more popular. To say that this drama was overhyped would be an understatement.

Positives:

There still are aspects which I had discovered initially in the drama that remains to be my most appreciated components of General and I. Below are just the list of positives I found through this drama.

1. How Bei Jie and Ping Ting are just the perfect counterparts for each other

One main aspect that really stood out from this drama which makes it more unique than most Chinese dramas out there is how these two characters have been characterised. In these sorts of dramas, we see either a strong male lead with an accompanying female lead, or a strong female lead with a supporting male lead. For General and I, we instead see two intellectual main leads who are of equal standard of each other, in intelligence, loyalty and beauty. Not only that, they both compliment each other in so many ways. Why this is rarely seen in most dramas, I have no clue. But, just from this aspect alone it has made this series a rare one. It was nice to see that even if Ping Ting is not able to defend herself physically against a gang of bandits, never did it allow her to appear weak in any way. Instead, she would rely on her intelligence to create traps and weapons to defend herself. Even if Bei Jie is also well-versed with different strategies on the battlefield, he never refuses to listen to Ping Ting’s suggestions, and trusts her completely. This mutual trust between them really made me envious, for how well they matched each other.

*swoon*

Not to mention&#;they just look great together

One of my favourite scenes of this series was hands-up the human chess scene between Bei Jie and Ping Ting. That entire sequence was epic. Not only did it exhibit their amazing strategising abilities, but also made it visually amazing with the real-life 3D version of the board. That was just so cool, and I kinda wished that normal chess was played like that too. That scene alone proved that these two are equals, and when together they can indeed do some damage.

This entire sequence was just really something. Credit: Hyunnie

This entire sequence was just really something. Credit: Hyunnie

2. The costuming and OST

Another great thing to appreciate about this drama was the costumes and OST. Just looking at any shots taken from the drama alone should give you all a very good indication as to how much time and effort had been taken to create them. Everything from Ping Ting’s dresses, to the armours worn on the battlefield look great. The only thing I need to question though is Bei Jie’s mask…why does he wear one? If it were to hide his beauty (like Lan Ling Wang) then so be it; at least that drama explained that. But in this one, there’s no need to them to give him a mask. At most times, it becomes redundant since the enemy tends to get rid of it quickly, so it doesn’t protect his face that well…hmmmmmm something to think about…

why???? Credit: Hyunnie

&#;why???? Credit: Hyunnie

Anyway, moving on. The OST is quite good as well. My favourite would have to be the duet between William Wei and Claire Kuo singing “Once Familiar with The Scenery (风景旧曾谙)”. I’ve been addicted to that for a while now. At times, it sounds like Claire is overpowered by William but it’s still a good song nonetheless. Henry Luo’s “A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to Be Appreciated (孤芳不自赏)” is quite good too; it’s a really suitable opening song for the drama.

3. Wallace’s acting

Ahhh last but not least, Wallace. He was certainly the hero of the drama. Even though Angelababy was a little disappointing, Wallace really did do his bit as Chu Bei Jie. He really made Bei Jie come alive and took upon himself to create this visually stunning character that many could have only imagined in the novel. His action scenes were certainly one of the best things to have seen in the drama. His movements are so swift and smooth, it’s sometimes hard to imagine that he was doing so many moves with a wire. The choreography of those fight scenes were also great in general. But the main thing that wins the cake was his expressions. Regardless of whether he was happy or sad, the feelings that he evokes is so mesmerising. I’ve been a fan of his for a while now, and definitely his acting never fails to amaze me.

Wallace is just great in general sooooo not much needs to be said

Wallace is just great in general sooooo not much needs to be said

Negatives

1. Angelababy’s acting

On top of everyone’s list for passing on this drama was indeed hearing that this young lady was taking the main lead role alongside Wallace. If you know her enough, you can all agree that her acting is not great. See most of her works and I’m sure you all can agree that she isn’t exactly the most versatile actress out there. She improves as the drama proceeds however it still isn’t anything too amazing. I personally feel like she suits modern-setting dramas more than these historical ones, but is still quite mediocre to most actresses out there.

Her infamous 'blank' expression .___. Credit: Hyunnie

Her infamous &#;blank&#; expression .___. Credit: Hyunnie

If it were any other female lead, perhaps this drama would have been a lot more enjoyable. Sadly, they’re wasn’t.

2. Green screen overload and production choices

This particular point pissed me off so much towards the end of the drama. By the last 10 episodes or so, it felt as if Wallace and Angelababy were just never there when everyone else was filming. The use of green screens to place the two main characters into numerous scenes were so frequent, it became an eyesore to see them pop up on the screen again. I could never understand why they needed to do that, unless for some reason they had to refilm so many scenes once again, and yet couldn’t afford to redo the entire shot with everyone as well as the scenery. Yes, I was aware that Angelababy was pregnant at the time, but I’m certain it wasn’t that obvious during filming to the point that both leads needed to refilm certain scenes?

Can you tell that the background is pre-recorded, but our power-couple is green screen? Credit: Hyunnie

Can you tell that the background is pre-recorded, but our power-couple is green screen? Credit: Hyunnie

The other thing to note which wasn’t about the green screen, but more about the doubles they used for certain scenes. What the hell was happening on set that either one of the leads couldn’t be in the same shot as each other? I swear in some certain scenes, it felt like a man was putting on a long-haired wig to act out Ping Ting when it was both her and Bei Jie’s scene. Where was everyone??? Was it really hard to gather everyone together to film these critical scenes?

What I also need to discuss with you all in regards to the drama, is the choice of the dubber for Bei Jie…who thought that dubber was a good idea? Anyone could tell that it was a Canto-native actor speaking in Mandarin but the main question is…why? Bei Jie came from a Kingdom that has everyone speaking with regular Northern-Chinese accents, yet they decide to give the main lead a Southern one? Who thought that that was a good idea? If they were trying to retain the fact that Wallace is Hongkie, then allow Wallace to dub his own character. The whole point of dubbing over such characters is to make the character sound more like how they had been characterised. Some indeed do try to find dubbers that sound like the original actor/actress, but that choice is certainly because their original voices do suit their characters. Hearing that certain voice throughout the drama was just such a weird choice. Even though I eventually got used to it, for the character Chu Bei Jie, this was certainly a silly choice to have made. Producers, what the hell were you all thinking?!

Spoiler alert for the ending of the drama. Please skip if you don’t want to be spoiled.

Finally, this is in relevance to the choice of ending for the drama. I won’t go into detail about the original novel’s ending; just know that that is 10x better than this. I mean seriously, that is the ending? No reunion with their child, or closure for the other characters of the drama? You just have them epically walk into the palace (which I will admit is cool) and just show flashbacks in the meantime? I should have known the moment I saw the flashbacks that this wasn’t going to close properly; I should have known! I also noticed that with that very last close up of Bei Jie and Ping Ting, there were some grey streaks in Ping Ting’s hair on the side, which would imply that they both have been on the throne for a while then? If so, why did they choose to end it like that, and not continue the scene with them ruling over the kingdom together? What were you aiming at achieving with that? I don’t even comprehend…

END OF SPOILERS!!!

3. The changes they decided to make between the novel and the drama

Truly, the biggest blow about this drama was how much they chose to change comparing it to its original script. Although I acknowledge the fact that this is a drama adaptation, an adaptation should only try to make the original better, not worse. A simple example that I can think of is the whole insta-love aspect of it. In the novel, there is no ‘childhood’ business that brings our leads together.

Spoiler alert for the novel. It’s in the first couple of chapters or so, however if you are about to start the novel yourself, then proceed with this section.

In the novel, Ping Ting is captured by slave traders when she escapes from the Yan king’s attempt at assassinating the He family, and is sold to the Hua family in Jin where she becomes an attendant to the young mistress. It was there that through her amazing playing of the guqin that she caught the attention of Chu Bei Jie. Bei Jie mistakens her to be Miss Hua, both of them fall in love and the real Miss Hua uses this opportunity to cancel her previous arranged engagement in order to elope with her true lover. Eventually, Ping Ting’s identity as a servant is discovered, and she ends up staying at Bei Jie’s manor. Even though they love each other, they grow to become very wary of each other, as Ping Ting wants to discover about He Xia’s current whereabouts, while Bei Jie is aware that Ping Ting isn‘t who she claims she is (she uses a fake name). After scheming occurs from both sides, they both separate and go their own ways.

In the drama, they push the clichéd ‘childhood lovers’ plot device, which is so disappointing. Not only that, because of this plot device, the next parts of the drama become really confusing. Recognising this girl 20 years later and later forcing her to marry him into his home isn’t exactly romantic. The worst part of it is the fact that these forced emotions makes her gradually love him back without much explanation. Fine if they immediately attract, but clearly on Ping Ting’s part, she wasn’t…so then where did these emotions appear from?

Thisthis is my expression after realising what they decided to keep and change -____-

This&#;this is my expression after realising what they decided to keep and change 

END OF SPOILERS!!!

Final Rating:

So, this drama was a definite adventure that left me so drained both mentally and emotionally, as there was potentially so much to love about this drama. However, I ended up hating on it more than I perhaps should of. This was a rough one to get through. It didn’t leave me raging specifically, but I was quite displeased with it for a lot of reasons. This drama is certainly not going to suit everyone’s taste, so only proceed checking this one out if you really have quite a bit of time on your hands.

One thing's clear though - they are very photogenic >///<

*swoon* >///<

Borrowing the rating system from the lovely goddesses of Kdrama reviews themselves Javabeans and Girlfriday, I would rate General and I as:

How much I liked it:7/10

How good was it objectively:6/10

Apologies for the long review (not that that is ever a surprise on this blog). Hope you all enjoyed it! My next post I expect to post soon should be my review for Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms which I had just finished today! That one is going to be a better one than this one I assume, so stay tuned for that!

Love you all, and thank you for sticking around with this review; it really means a lot to me! Take care and I wish you all a lovely day/night!

❤ Hyunnie ^^~

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6 Reasons To Drop Everything To Watch: General & I

A drama is the result of a process like the one of making a beaded Chanel dress with the result being comparable to the completed high end gown. It is impossible to say which part of the drama is more important as it is also impossible to say which part of the dress is more significant: the beads, the main fabric or the under-fabric as all of those are the dress and without them the gown would not exist in its form and neither would the drama. As such, the reasons to watch General & I are presented not in order of importance but rather in the order of simple logic. They should be looked at as a beaded Chanel dress rather than its different individual parts to enhance one’s experience. Enjoy!

a) Story

A screen adaptation of a historical novel by Feng Nong, A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to be Appreciated, General & I tells the love story of two enemies, General Chu Bei Jie and Bai Ping Ting, a female military strategist amidst intrigue, power battles, revenge and maze-like plots to separate them in dazzling barnacle settings. The story however is remarkable cliché which might throw doubts into watching the 62 episode long drama, currently airing in China. Cliché dramas have already been invented, have already been seen like fabric has already been created, and different fabrics have already been developed but original cliché dramas like great fabric are hard to come by due to high production costs and intrinsic weaving but they provide experiences of a lifetime and unique experiences are… priceless.

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b) The Characters

The 3 Main Characters: General Chu Bei Jie, Bai Ping Ting & He Xia

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Chu Bei Jie & Bai Ping Ting witty mind strategies against one another at war then for one another and eventually together against the world make then a power couple to be reckoned with but the enemies keep coming…coming…coming…

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Influential Characters

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Pawns – Characters with Power but without the Power

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General & I Character motivations

General towards Bai Ping Ting – I have been waiting for you all my life and now that I found you, I’m going to keep you by my side and protect you.

Ping Ting towards the General – You were my enemy until you became the man I love so now I’m going to protect you anyway I can.

He Xia towards Bai Ping Ting – We grew up together but you’ve fallen in love with my enemy, so now I’m going to destroy you.

Royal Consort Zhang towards the General – I love you but as you don’t love me, I hate you and I’m going to make you pay.

The Princess of Bai Lan towards her husband – I love you and I believe in you and I don’t believe you married me simply as a strategy for your personal vengeance against your enemies. It’s not true, wait, but it is! Sad!

Her husband toward her – I like you but you’re just a pawn in my chess game, but wait I really like you, except Chu Bei Jie must not live, so he’s more important to me than you! Sad!

Chancellor towards himself – I want power and I’m going to have it whatever the cost.

Chancellor towards the king – You rule, ha, wait, let’s see for how long. Once I have the power, umm…you shall lose yours and everything else. You’ll you know what hit you but you won’t. Ha ha ha.

King towards the General – We grew up together. I trusted you, until I don’t but I cherish you! Argh what’s true and what isn’t? I don’t know.

King towards the Chancellor – I trust you, I trusted you instead of Chu Bei Jie and look at what you’ve done, you rat!

General towards the King – I’ve never betrayed you! I have always been and I will always be loyal to you even if you think otherwise, my King!

c) Beautiful Cinematography & Special Effects

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d) Filming Locations

General & I was filmed at Heng Dian World Studios, in Hengdian Town and in Xiangshan Movie & Television City in Ningbo City during the summer of , both of which can be visited.

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e) The Music

f) Wallace Chung

Wallace Chung is remarkable in his performance! He’s 42 years old, has a vast and solid career behind him including the box office drama hit: My Sunshine and yet he doesn’t look a day past his He's also performing all the action scenes with the agility of a man in his prime. There aren't many men at his age doing the stunts that he does, and with such a grace demonstrating that age is just a number and a birth year is but four numbers in a certificate.

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Behind the Scenes

Bonus Features

The actors’ voices were dubbed for the drama. This is common practice in China due to the vast number of languages in China under the idiom umbrella of ‘Chinese’. As each actor has a different accent, to make the overall drama more homogeneous voice wise, they were dubbed. For more information about the voice actors please check General & I at Baidu.

The drama was filmed in the summer of when Angelababy was pregnant. It was entirely pre-produced. As it was summer, temperatures often soared quite high so it was challenging filming scenes wearing armor. In fact, one day on set, during a scene between Wallace Chung and Angelababy, he was wearing heavy armor despite the fact that it was nearly 50 degrees Celsius indoors!


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