THE GHOST HUSBAND
COMMENTS - FROM PUBLIC
from Qiong Yao – the writer of Ghost Husband novel
and the producer of the TV series.
Yue Ling is a very fine actress. She
really knows how to act. Whatever role she plays,
she really makes it come alive. She's also quite
pretty. I truly liked her performance in "Mei Hua
San Nong - Gui Zhang Fu" (The Plum Flower Trilogy -
The Ghost Husband). These few years I haven't been
able to collaborate with her due to my projects
being filmed in mainland China and her unfitting
schedules. On top of that, I was concerned for her
health and so there hadn't been any collaboration
with her for the time being. I truly admire her
performance, and if opportunity arises in the future,
I would really like to work with her again.
from yours truly, Scarlett – the webmaster of Yue Ling Angel
If there is a way to summarise "Ghost
Husband" in one word, it's Yue Ling. I totally
agree with Qiong Yao's comments.
She is truly a
professional actress that able to master the
perfection of face expression and even a little
movement of her face looks so convincing.
Her performance is unmatchable and she is truly born
I was just a
little school girl chasing after soap drama every
evening. Ghost Husband was aired on my mini
telly somewhere in 1996. I don't quite like Taiwanese
drama simply because I
couldn't understand Mandarin. It was Yue Ling
then that make me discovered the whole idea of
acting. She was very good in Ghost Husband and
played the character like no one else. She
lifted the role perfectly well and to be honestly, I
have never seen such a sincere acting before.
I need not to know Mandarin to understand this
series 'cos Yue Ling had it all shown on her face.
If I ever want to be an actress, it's Yue Ling that
I want to be. I believe this is the greatest
achievement of an acting profession. Having
pretty face or cute look will not justify much
without a skill in mastering the face expression.
This is a must
watch series and I highly recommend this to
everyone. You wanna see a true acting skill,
then watch Yue Ling!
July 22, 2003
Reviewer: Qiong Yao Fan
Yue Ling is a good actress. Also see her in "Qing
Qing He Bian Cao".
True to its story
August 25, 2003
Reviewer: UK Viewer
15 years ago I read this story as part of a short
collection of stories and in 1997 I read this story
again as an extended story with more characters
introduced and was rewritten for a TV format but the
essence of the story remains pretty much the same.
This story always remains one of my favourites. Now
that I finally got to watch it on VCDs and I was not
disappointed. Simply because the show sticks very
closely to the story and all the actors gave a
brilliant performance. Also the filming took place I
believe in China which captured many beautiful
scenery which helped to bring the story alive.
November 20, 2003
I truly enjoyed watching this TV Series. It
presented ones loyalty to love and friendship in a
way that it touches my heart. Watched 2 times
already. The songs in this TV series also very
pleasant to the ears.
It is super duper touching
November 22, 2004
Many people will usually say that Qiong Yao's books
are all about weeping and sobbing. Yes that might be
true but whatever putting your criticisms aside and
looking at the storyline? I applaud the cast of this
show for their superb acting especially Yue Ling.
She doesn't use dialogues alone to express her
emotions but every tear is well shed, every
expression, even the knit of her brows sweeps the
audience into her role. It is as if you are right
down listening to every word her heart says. The
show is especially touching as the female lead's
love for her husband goes beyond the boundaries of
life and death. As pretty young eligible girl, she
refuses to accept the arrangement or possibly to
marry someone else but insists on carrying the guy's
tablet to finish the wedding ceremony. This is
definitely a show which is different from your usual
handsome guy, pretty lady love relationship. Watch
how firm the lady is to her love and the
perseverance she displays.
I watched this movie three times!!!! and each time,
i cried buckets! The first time I used one and a
half boxes of Kleenex tissues and my eyes were
swollen for the entire series. I could not help it .
The story was so touching. It tugged at my
heartstrings. Zhi Hsuan and Le Mei played the major
roles of 2 individuals who truly loved each other.
So touching especially when he took off his mask and
she kissed his gruesome disfigured face. I have yet
to come across another movie that is such a
Qiong Yao Zuo Pin Mei Hua San Nong
Zhi Er Gui Zhang Fu
March 27, 2005
Excellent cast & movies. I have never watched these
actors before but I was totally touched by the
flawless performance. The female & male main
character acting is flawless and the supporting
actors are all so talented. I watch this movie 3
times already even though it has 12 DVDs. The songs
are so pretty. I am not happy with Qiong Yao’s new
novels and movies but this movie is really
exceptional. It still captures the original essence
of Qiong Yao books which is total loyalty and love,
and romance between the actors. Definitely a must
April 13, 2005
I have watched this movie at least 10 times. Each
time I use quite a bit of tissue papers. I really
love the storyline. You can never imagine how deep a
person's love for another can be until you have
watched this movie. This is what they term TRUE LOVE
to be. Both the male and female leads must have been
carefully selected as they really exhibit about just
the right chemistry on screen. A must watch movie.
Best QY series ever!!!
October 23, 2005
I watched this series for like at least 10 times and
own every conceivable format of this series. Each
time I watch it, I cried so much. My eyes was so
sore from all the crying. Get ready buckets and
loads of tissue paper. The acting was brilliant!!!
If you have to watch just one series, this is the
one. The love they have for each other is
unbelievable! Yue Ling is so beautiful and her
acting is excellent. Don't miss this series.
June 02, 2003
Reviewer: MP from UK
This story is written by Qiong Yao
and it’s full of tragedies. If you are a QY fan,
you’ll love it. I was not disappointed by the ending
because the heroin and the hero were together.
However, I don’t think, in this world, people with
bad luck do exist. If you want to know more about
the story, you’ll have to buy and watch it. I liked
the theme song. This story is the second part of Mei
Hua San Long. The first part is a must to watch
(i.e. Mei Hua Lao).
November 20, 2004
Reviewer: QY fans
Ghost Husband is my fav Qiong Yao
series! I've seen both the Cantonese and Mandarin
version. They cut sooo much out of the Cantonese
version. I was rather shocked when I saw the
Mandarin version. Like for example, I always found
it a bit strange that Luo Mei was so steadfast in
her love for Qi Xuan, when she wasn't all that fond
of him before the 'marriage'. But, after seeing the
Mandarin version, I realized that the editors had
cut out all those scenes of when Le Mei was thinking
about Qi Xuan in the Cantonese version. I mean, it's
not much to go by, but it is enough to convince you
that despite the conflicts that she went through,
Luo Mei did ultimately love Qi Xuan (before the
marriage I mean).
And by gosh, Yue Ling is one superb
actress. At first, I didn't think she was as pretty
as Vivian Chen. But, I soon realized later in the
series that Yue Ling has a different kind of beauty.
It's more to do with grace and poise, even presence
of character. I even think she has much more
character and finesse as an actress than Vivian.
However, I've always thought that scene at the end
(when Qi Xuan sinks back to his depressive state
after being called a monster by that kid, and is
commanding Le Mei to return home), when Qi Xuan
implies that maybe it will only take his 'true'
death to convince her to go, Le Mei, shaking with
outrage says, "You dare...you dare to die again one
me, after all I went through for you!"
Or something like that. The line
sounds a bit common place, but it really is the way
how Yue Ling said it which made it especially
memorable. Considering that Le Mei had been so
understanding and absolute patient beforehand, for
her to go into a spat of spluttering 'almost' rage
like that, I though, was quite funny...though
The first time I watched Ghost
Husband (Cantonese) I thought it was a refreshingly
new way to portray a love story. I mean, in the love
arena, my common view is that everything that needs
or wants to be said has already been said. It's
difficult not to be cliche. I don't know about
others, but when I saw the whole concept about the
'masked' lover I immediately thought of Phantom of
the Opera. However, Qiong Yao amazed me by taking
the usually cliche techniques and produced something
The second time I watched Ghost
Husband (Mandarin) I thought, geez, I missed so
much...especially considering the Cantonese version
cut out the WHOLE series of scenes between the time
Le Mei is first told that Qi Xuan is 'dead' and when
Le Mei is already 'married' and walking around
observing the Qi Family gardens with her mother and
mother-in-law. Anyway, I think Yue Ling's voice is
much better suited for her character. The Cantonese
voice-over sounded rather harsh and more severe than
what I'd imagine Le Mei to sound. Also, with the
'extended version' (very LOTR don't you think?), I
began to see how absolutely psychological (in a good
way) and intelligent the storyline was. I mean, it
definitely explored the very limits of the human
And the music...it was sooo
beautiful! The opening song (which I'm actually
listening now on Realplayer) is so sweet and
reflective of Le Mei. But, the ending song is also
very complimentary with that heavenly male singer's
voice making your heart bleed with lyrics that so
poignantly describes Qi Xuan's helplessness during
his 'masking'. I also really like the song that Yue
Ling sings herself when she is getting married to
the 'dead' Qi Xuan. She's surprisingly good...good
pitch (maybe a little wavy on the high notes),
strong breath and lots of emotion.
February 18, 2005
Reviewer: fans no. 1
I have always liked this show since
the first time I saw it on TV years ago. Recently I
managed to buy its VCD and watched it again for two
times. I love the way Qi Xuan and Le Mei fell in
love, so romantic.... I think this is one of the
most most touching love story. Most love stories
involve handsome guys and pretty girls, I often
thought that would they still love each other if he
or she is no longer that good looking? Well, Le
Mei's love for Qi Xuan thrives beyond good looks and
to me, this is true love. Anyway, I think the guy
who acted as Qi Xuan is pretty cute.