The Dark Lord (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)
- Genre: Historical Costume Drama fiction, Romance, Policing, Magistrate
- Date Released: 2018)
- Origin: China. Based on a novel by Yue Guan
- CDrama: 48 Episodes
- Song Zuer as Xia Ying Ying
- Joe Xu as Ye Xaoi Tian
- Yu Tong as Tian Miao Wen
- Luo Guan Lin as Xu Bo Yi
- Emily Chen as Lady Ya
Xiao Tian is a money grabbing prison officer, who was begged by an imprisoned corrupt government official to deliver his last will and testament to his wife to ensure that his young daughter from his concubine get enough money for her dowry one day and not to suffer from his wife’s tightfistedness.
After traveling miles to reach the Yang mansion, he realised that the family was very unpopular for good reason.
They were a bunch of tugs and get away with it as the wife is sister to the magistrate.
Xiao Tian declared that prisoner Yang, before he was executed had given her hand in marriage to him, wrongly thinking that Ying Ying was the daughter instead of a 6 years old girl.
Anyway, he can’t go back on his word so he took both Ying Ying and the little girl with him to get out from the mansion.
Outside he told them to make their own way as he was out of there.
As fast as he walked, he can see the two just behind him.
He noticed some horseback riders, who he surmised were there to kill them.
Ching Ching begged Xiao Tian to take them to the little girl’s aunt. He asked her who she was exactly. she told him that she was running away from a forced marriage. She then came to the rescue when she saw the maid beating up the little girl.
Xiao Tian said that there is only one reason, he would help them and that is if she becomes his wife..
Xiao Tian, Ching Ching and the little girl tagged along with the new magistrate of Haiyan on their dangerous trek into the mountains.
While the three were answering the call of nature, the magistrate and his men were attacked by bandits killing everyone.
After burying the bodies in a shallow grave the three continued on to Haiyan where they reported what happened to the magistrate.
The government officials were in a panic as the minister of taxation was about to deign them with his presence.
To report that the new government official was dead would be catastrophic.
They forced Xiao Tian to pretend to be the dead magistrate.
Xiaotian doesn’t have much choice but takes the temporary position of a magistrate.
He asked them thought to arrange for the little girl to be delivered safely to her aunt in Tongren, while ensuring that Ching Ching must stay with him.
The story is about Bo Yi, who was pursuing Miao Wen despite being engaged to another for a long time already.
The girl worked hard to pay for his tuition and clean his house and does everything for him.
After using her, he told her that he does not need her anymore because he had fallen in love with someone else good family standing.
The poor fiancee was mortified and yet beg him not to leave her.
Their unraveling story was heard by Ying Ying, Xiao Tian, and a scholar with a powerful father.
They called Miao Wen to tell her about the story and she put Bo Yi straight up that she does not want anything else to do with him.
Bo Yi left town but promising to come back for revenge one day.