Palace: The Lock Heart Jade

Palace: The Lock Heart Jade (2011)

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Luo Qing Chuan is a modern day girl with a love of history who accidentally travels back in time to Emperor Kang Xi's era of the Qing dynasty. She becomes embroiled in the princes' struggle for the throne and is torn between her love for Yin Si, the eighth prince, and Yin Zhen, the fourth prince and future Emperor Yong Zheng. Caught in the crossfire of political intrigue, her wit and historical read moreknowledge serves her well in her bid to stay alive as she begins to realize that true history is much darker and uglier than books portray. (Source: DramaWiki)

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Apr 15, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
I think that this drama was amazing. The acting was great and the music was so very beautiful. I love the plot. Even though it seemed really complex and hard to understand. As I watched it all started to clear up and I loved it. I would definitely recommend this to people who have time and like to watch a drama that is not just a sappy love story, but a love read more story that is filled with difficulties and trials but also with joy and happiness.
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Jun 29, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
i love it, to me it was the best drama of the year. it had everything it, the ending well you will have to watch to see what i mean. it made me cry sometimes but man i loved it.
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Both characters travel back though time.
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these shows are completely different shows but have little things in common... palace is about a woman who travels back in time... but the common ground is a maid who eventually marries a royal, and about the schemes of concubines/consorts who schemes and plots for the throne... palace my be more on the comical side at times...
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    nayosh Apr 8, 2014

    I'm watching startling by each step . why would I want to watch this too ? it's even the same historical period

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      rainruma Jul 29, 2014

      IMO, what you are watching is 10 times better than this .... I started watching this b/c I could not find any romantic C-drama to stream ...
      At first I dropped it, but once the real Romance started, the prince's love (I won't spoil it by saying which prince) was a joy to watch .... also, since both are based on the same novel, you know that the general story is very interesting ...... although, this one digresses greatly from "BBJX" ... and sometimes the story-lines get Ridiculous!...

      .... comparing this to "Startling by Each Step"/"BBJX" is like comparing a 'B-movie' to a 'Blockbuster'
      I only watch it while folding laundry, etc... Then again, others seem to love it..... to each his own ...

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      gakkirei001 6 days ago

      no the palace was not based on any novel, but it is rumored (very possibly true) that the writer copied BBJX 's original novel and released it before BBJX. thats why the writer for the palace has a really bad reputation.

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      rainruma 5 days ago

      yes u r correct.... idk what I what I was thinking....
      anyway...@mulgogi explained that to me already.... apparently the YZ production company has copied a few story-lines from others before.

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    iamsarah Jan 10, 2014

    where can i watch this at?

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      rainruma Jul 29, 2014

      I saw it on Dramafever....but you can also try Gooddrama or or ..... They will all have Eng subs ....or DramaCool ?!.... Viki for some reason is not showing it in my region?!??!? and I'm in the U.S. !

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    lovingdrama Jul 25, 2013
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    irenewong374 Jun 11, 2013

    This is light hearted and kinda funny but i think it was a waste of my time. I love Yang Mi and William but it just wasn't good.

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      rainruma Jul 29, 2014

      Totally agree ... But for me Feng William is the only reason I continued to watch it - his acting and his lovable character .!!!

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    Goliath1357 Apr 24, 2013

    Am I the only one that was shocked to discover that 14 years had passed from episode 1 -30?

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      rainruma Jul 29, 2014

      Around the end of ep. 33 , after everything stabilizes, they 'Suddenly' jump 14 years .... you may have missed the caption "14 years later".

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    Potatos_ Jan 15, 2013

    I'll watch it!!!!!!! :)

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    EXOtic Oct 27, 2012

    This is actually on my TV right now... so weird!! It sadly has Taiwanese or Chinese subtitles on it! lol

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    RoseRouge Aug 30, 2012

    Story's cool and easy to watch but acting really is so-so except for Yang Mi and Feng William.

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    sam9 Aug 14, 2012

    Not happy about the ending, I love 4th A G in this, sorry he end up sad.

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    mamasha66 Apr 6, 2012

    I enjoyed watching this drama. It is funny and easy to watch and I liked that there are no animations or special effects like in the most chinese and taiwanese dramas.

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    xAyuu Jan 28, 2012

    Wow.. this drama really does directly take scenes out from Meteor Garden and use it as its own... exactly the same!

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    suistar Jan 26, 2012

    This drama will remind you of Boys Before Flowers :) You do have to suspend your disbelief a little (there were obvious mistakes) but it's very enjoyable to watch :)
    I love the main couple in this drama! I think they have really good chemistry together because they've been in 3 or 4 other dramas together.

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      rainruma Jul 29, 2014

      You noticed too!!! ..... They did use many of the plot-lines from Hana Yori Dango (Boys over Flowers / Meteor Garden) .... especially related to the fiancee .... lol...

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    Bladey Jan 2, 2012

    Looks like there will be seaon 2 coming out i 2012... I wonder.

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      Bladey Jan 26, 2012

      10 already, hmm? There was one over at viki. :-)

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      suistar Jan 26, 2012

      ahh.....are you waiting for eng subs? :) maybe that's why there is only 1 ep out...

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      Bladey Jan 26, 2012

      well I"m trying to catch a glimpse here and there, but I'd love en subs...or learn chinese in like 5 days haha.

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      suistar Jan 26, 2012

      If you're hoping to see more of the 2 main leads then you will be disappointed... :(

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      Bladey Jan 26, 2012
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    Melwill28 Sep 18, 2011

    I started watching this yesterday & I am on episode 27. It's really good. It has so many different elements going on that u have to pay close attention to keep up.

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    Bladey Dec 31, 1969

    Yeah, it's watchable and the cast is lovable and all but all these mistakes they made...were cheesily cringeworthy. So many loopholes and lack of logic. Actually..Cheesy describes it well so cheesy it does make you laugh ouright sometimes. Accidentally the made quite a humorous drama indeed.
    I liked the opening theme.


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    Jan 31, 2011 to Feb 19, 2011
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Network:

    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    7.6 (scored by 411 users)
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