Usually Introductions come first, but that sort of organization requires a less busy version of me. So please enjoy Shan’s Introduction to his “Go Princess Go” Reviews! ~STH
Scott and the team at Exiern have never stopped working hard to return the schedule to more than one new page a week from the moment it had to be reduced to what it is now. In the interim, there’s always the lookout for other things worth recommending to make up for the unavoidably reduced output until it can get back to three pages a fortnight.
So, who am I then? In the same way that Scott ascended from the readership to ultimately own and run the whole show, I’ve started following in his footsteps from the comments section to … help do stuff …like this. Well, I suppose we all have to start somewhere and I have to say, I’m very happy to start here.
So after the last two recommendations of webcomics Puck (www.puckcomics.com) and Spying With Lana (www.spyingwithlana.com), here’s something a bit different, at least in terms of format and yet also in some ways more familiar to the readership with the highly popular Web TV series out of China, “Go Princess Go” (title in English, over 2.4 billion total views at least, apparently).
Probably the last thing even a supremely confident playboy ever expects or wants is to be confronted by three furious ex-girlfriends at a pool party when he’s contemplating how to put the moves on the boss’ girlfriend.
However, after he falls into said pool and hits his head, all of those problems pale into insignificance when he seemingly wakes up several hundred years in the past … in the body of the official wife of the Crown Prince and most likely next emperor. You probably might have guessed by now why I’m drawing your attention to this one.
Watch our playboy turned potential future empress as he quickly realizes he has to navigate the complicated system of court politics, palace intrigue and shifting allegiances in order to have any chance of surviving, never mind returning home. As any job training goes, it’s a very steep learning curve and if there’s any audience that would be familiar with a princess having trouble with their expected role, it would be the one for Exiern.
Comedy, drama, fantasy, romance, tragedy, action movie, political thriller and so much more. If you like Exiern, I feel safe in thinking there’s at least a chance you might like this one too.
Now, you’re quite welcome to watch the whole show as quickly as possible (in fact, that approach is recommended – I think it’s incredibly addictive) but every Thursday from now on, one episode a week will be covered. For those who want to join the scenic route, please do participate in the comments section. In fact, why not do both and come comment on each episode regardless of when you saw it?
Also, since it’s the closest we’re going to get to seeing Exiern on TV or film as well for the immediate future (though never say never), if the opportunity presents itself and feels appropriate, how events relate to something in Exiern will be brought up as well. After all, chances seemed good that being set in another royal court where nothing is ever quite as it seems means there could be some things in common and this show doesn’t disappoint in that department either, both in the parallels and how well it does it.
So, on with our new feature. We hope to see you here each week, or at least as often as possible if you’re able to join us.