The Story of Minglan is a 2018 Chinese television series adapted from the novel Do you know? Do you know? If the green is still plump and the red still lean? by Guanxin Zeluan. It stars Zhao Liying, Feng Shaofeng and Zhu Yilong. The series premiered on December 25, 2018, on Hunan TV.
An unfavoured child of a rich family, Ming Lan studies and works hard, and falls in love with the son of a high official. Through intelligent schemes, they both rise in position and work to obtain justice from those that have wronged them.
The Story of Minglan is set in the Northern Song dynasty. The story revolves around Sheng Minglan (Zanilia Zhao), the unfavoured sixth daughter of an official. After being mistreated by her legal mother and bullied by her half-sisters, Minglan learns to hide her skills and true intentions, and ultimately succeeds in avenging her biological mother’s death. She meets Gu Tingye (Feng Shaofeng), who initially dislikes her but after witnessing her wits and intelligence, decides to help her. They eventually fall in love with each other. After Gu Tingye becomes a powerful official, he successfully makes Minglan his wife. As his wife, Minglan helps guard against his unpleasant relatives and purges the court of corrupt ministers. The couple eventually earned their happily-ever-after, and Minglan rose to prominence as an influential figure of the Sheng family.