Startling by Each Step / 步步驚心

Startling by Each Step / 步步驚心
Cecilia Liu, Nicky Wu, Kevin Cheng, Lin Gengxin, Yuan Hong, Han Dong, Ye Zu Xin , Damian Lau, Annie Liu, Shi Xiao Qun, Liu Yu Xin, Guo Xiao Ting, Ba Sen, Guo Zhen Ni, Cao Xin Yu, Ye Qing, Kang Ming Tong
Genre:Romance, Historical Fiction
Broadcast Year:2011-09-10
English Subtitle:Yes
Zhang Xiao, a contemporary, ethnically Han Chinese young woman from the 21st century, accidentally travels back in time to the Qing Dynasty period during the reign of Kangxi Emperor after experiencing a deadly combination of traffic collision and electrocution, resulting her somehow reliving the life of one of her previous incarnations and forcing her to assumes the identity belongs to her past avatar: Maertai Rexi, teenage daughter of a Manchu nobleman, who also had a near-fatal incident in her own time which Zhang awakes from. Being stranded in the past, in the body of a centuries earlier incarnation of herself, and believe by many of Maertai's family and friends that the sudden change of her behavior and memory loss is resulted of her head injury, Zhang Xiao awares that there will be a dangerous power struggle known to history between the scheming princes for the throne, which will results Aisin-Gioro Yinzhen to succeed as the Yongzheng Emperor after his father's death. Zhang Xiao tries to change the future outcomes for the better, hoping to prevents any casualty as written in the future without interfering a man's destiny, while trying to find a way to return to her time period. However, Zhang ultimately realizes that, not only she fails to alter the course of the approaching events, but also, under a predestination paradox, she is fated to become an instigator of the tragedy she tries to prevent resulted by her actions in the past and the princess' romantic affections towards her.
  • Guest

    i read some comments saying another author wrote a sequel to this novel. is it true? if it is, where can i read it?

    • baidu it

    • Joy Foo MGS 4.2

      i do not know

    • chris

      she did write a short sequel to this novel that continues the story but another author wrote a sequel to the novel (a full on story)

  • Mai_75lf

    I really love this drama…can’t stop once u start..believe it or not  I went all the way to read more about Qing Yongzhen’s emperor…!!

    • I went to read too. HAHA. Like as if I’m studying China’s history!

    • Wtshaz

      haha I also went to read it!.. i guess everyone who watched this drama will do the same.

      • =)

        yeah, I’m reading it right now! ^^

      • Aqua_we07

        yeahhhh! i read and browsing about YongZhen and all the prince story 😀

  • DomWinchester

    I just started to watch this drama a day ago. The very first time i saw ruo xi i immediately thought of xiao yan zi !

    • DomWinchester

       The xiao yan zi of the Kangxi era

    • =)

      nah, she’s not like xyz anymore as the show progresses

  • GX

    Do people of that era die so young? Ruo Lan, Ruo Xi, 13th Prince … And I also dun get it why 8th and 9th prince were given the poison.

    • :D

      they were given poison to free themselves in a way…since they were placed in prison by 4th prince. it was a way to end their suffering 

    • Mypigpiggy

       ruoxi told 13 to give them the poison in her final letter. She knew that they rather die than be locked up by the 4th prince.

  • DomWinchester

    Do not let the history repeats itself, Ruo Xi

  • Marianne

    I want to watch the TWdrama and i love this story for me.

  • Marianne

    It’s so romantic for me.

  • Marianne

    I love this drama, thank you very much.

  • Marianne

    I’m watching this family drama and i love it.

  • Marianne

    I love this drama, thanks.

  • Marianne

    I just have to watch this TV series and i love it.

  • Marianne

    I guess the last episode of the TWdrama Office Girls to be aired tomorrow and i love this TWdrama. We gonna miss you so much. Thanks for everything. 

  • Marianne

    I miss the TWdrama and i love to watch for so many months that we and i love this series for me.

  • Guest

    is ep 15 out?

  • Ziggy

    By tomorrow this time, it’ll be all over. I will miss this drama. I will miss QZQ, SXR, Le Le, Zheng Ma Ma, etc. I will miss everybody.  🙁

  • Ziggy

    Kudos to the Office Teams subbers!!!! A++ job!!!!!

  • Guest

    should be around sunday then come out … ytd it shows 8 hrs so it should be today Y ISN’T IT OUT YET?!

  • Beelian Theresa

    I love this drama so much. It only took me three days to finish it. I couldn’t wait for Channel 8 to show it n bought it for my own. I hope there is another section to carry on their love story.

  • rebelraskal

    are these actors using their voices or is voice overs?

    • over

    • :D

      voice overs.

      • Kari C

        why are they using voice overs?

        • Leejeongui

          i guess its because some of them are from Hongkong and Nicky Wu from Taiwan

        • Aqua_we07

          its usually happened in Mainland drama series… they have used voice over.

          thats the diffrent from taiwan and mainland drama.
          taiwan never used voice over,,but mainland always used voice over 😀

        • Dks

          They are suppose to be from the same area in the drama, but the actors aren’t in real life so they have different accents. the drama wouldn’t be that realistic if everyone spoke with a different accent. 

  • Justin

    good drama to watch 

  • sequel is start filming mid this year 😀 <3 and ORIGINAL CAST!!! tbh they are all really hot XD <3 cant wait to see baddie 9th prince 😀 <3 and 14 <3 and course Nicky <3

  • Joy Foo MGS 4.2

    i like fourteen prince

    • DomWinchester

       I like thirteenth

      • Stella

        i like fourth

    • Xoxotvb

      I like all the princes ;P

  • Sue

    love this drama..

  • wennz

    this is new era after HZGG. 😀

    this is new era Tong Hua after Qiong Yao. 😀
    amazing show,,,perfect story lines,,good actor and actreess,,,and touched theme song! 😀
    good bye huan zhu ge ge,,,welcome bu bu jing xin!
    eitssss…same 4 words for HZGG and BBJX 😮
    what coincidence 😀

  • Nnie

    the actors looks so young in the pic but soooooo old in the drama

  • Cornsoup

     really enjoyed this, watching it again…: )

  • Winnie

    Bu Bu Jing Xin 2 is coming out can’t wait 🙂

    • Stella

      i so happy bubujing xin is my fay tv

    • I’m like super super looking forward! But I scared it wouldn’t be as nice as the first season! ): I mean first season is really nice because the plot is very new and creative! But 2 will be a modern one! Even though I want to see the couple together again <3

    • Jessica

      in August 2013

      • Stella

        is 2012

  • Loveydovey

    Not getting any tired of this show:D

  • viviatan

    izzit real.. sequel two is coming???? 

  • Kari C

    How come some peoples uploads have 40 eps with additional scenes. Instead of going for 45 mins they go for nearly an hour.

    • viviatan

      being told that 40 ep is from TV version while 35 ep is from DVD version… 

  • viviatan

    I want to download this drama~~!!! sugoideas.. can you reupload the link???!!!!!! 

  • Aqua_we07

    4th times rewatched this series! and not feels bored at all!!!!

  • PGM


  • LLY

    怎么后面就一直哭 看了都快得忧郁症了 可是还是不错看!女主角很美!

  • LLY

    怎么后面就一直哭 看了都快得忧郁症了 可是还是不错看!女主角很美!

  • Bella


  • Ka

    Omg this drama is so alsome don’t even remember how many time ive been rewatch it.

  • Mangoangel123

    I heard there is going to be a season 2! But people says it’s going to be boring since all the ah ge died.

    • Pianogirl1920

      season 2 will be the same people acting, but the storyline is completely different so if they died in season 1 they will alive in 2

      • hey.u

        really? is has been confirmed? 

  • Joannalu10

    I just watched this drama, it so good and first i cried so much in the last two episodes! cant wait for new one to come out!

  • Css12312003

    這樣的結局是否對女主角殘忍了一点呢? 往後幾十年, 還要想著那不可能的過去, 還要思念著那不可能爱過的人. 這樣的人生倒不如随風而逝來得乾脆?!

  • This drama makes me cried so much. It’s my fifth time already. This is the best drama ever.

  • Guest

    i was expecting super spectacular story line on this. but sadly, apart from ruo xi coming from the future, there’s really no difference between other Yong Jeng related series shown in the past.  It’s nice, don’t get me wrong. I guess part of my frustration was Ba Ah Khe being dumped for no reason.  However, I liked 13 ah khe in the end…. i like Nicky Wu, but not 4 ah ke 🙂

    • hahara8

      It’s different from Gong in that this one focused on almost all of the princes, instead of focusing on only #4 and 8. It’s different from Zhen Huan as ZH focused on Yong Zheng’s wives, not really on the princes. 

  • Anne Darmawan

    Does anyone know when season 2 will come out? I am dying to watch it..

  • BONBON01

    Finished this drama in 4 or 5 days, too little happiness, too much sadness… quite like the ending though.