Princess Agents

Princess Agents (2017)

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The story takes place during the chaotic times of Wei, where innocent citizens are often kidnapped and turned into slaves. Slave girl, Chu Qiao was thrown into a forest along with other slaves and becomes the next hunting target for the rich lords. She is saved by the Prince of Yanbei, Yan Xun. Afterward, she is brought into a powerful family of Yu Wen and witnesses their bloody power struggle. Seeing this, read moreshe swears to take her younger sister and flee from the situation. However, she catches the attention of Yu Wen Yue and undergoes strict training while building a sense of companionship with Yan Xun. Drama focuses on Chu Qiao's life beliefs and her struggle to survive in a cruel and unfair world.

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    特工皇妃; 楚乔传; Chu Qiao Zhuan; 11处特工皇妃; 特工皇妃楚喬傳; Te Gong Huang Fei Chu Qiao Zhuan; Te Gong Huang Fei

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  • Zhao Zanilia
    Chu Qiao / Jing Xiao Liu / Xing Er / A' Chu
    Main Role
  • Lin Geng Xin
    Yu Wen Yue
    Main Role
  • Dou Shawn
    Yan Xun [Yan Emperor]
    Main Role
  • Li Qin
    Yuan Chun [8th Princess of Wei]
    Main Role
  • Deng Lun
    Xiao Ce [Prince Nan Liang]
    Supporting Role
  • Wang Yan Lin
    Yu Wen Huai [Yu Wen Yue's cousin]
    Supporting Role

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Sey KompungCham
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Jun 30, 2017
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Love this Princess Agents drama. Love the cast, specially the two main lead, Xinger and Yuwen Yue. This drama is really addicting and it makes you wondering what is going to happen next. I can't say much of the story line because of spoilers. Give this drama a try, you will not be disappointed. there are only 32 episodes that have been aired so far. I have rewatched them so many time already.
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28 people found this review helpful
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Jun 30, 2017
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
As Princess Agents is ongoing this review will be getting updated as I go through **

So far I love this drama it's characters are aces, plot progression though slow at times is well paced with information being told at good intervals. The OST's are amazing!!!! I love how everything is timed perfectly with each scene. Good action sequences and political aspects, strategic plans, scheming, inner and outer strength growing in our read more characters. Character growth is also really well done. Chemistry between all the characters is elegant, anticipated and well executed. The story line so far is absolutely one of my favorite C-Dramas up to date.

Okay that's where I'm at for now. Also even though I'm not finished I can say this with 100% certainty that I will be able to re-watch this series in the future as of today I have re-seen the first episode again.

If you want thoughts/reviews/slight recaps of episodes I have them up to episode 16.

WATCH THIS SHOW. It's in no way a regret. It may have a lot of episodes but the story and actors make it go by so fast :D Give it a try what do you have to lose? (An amazing experience of a show that's what lol)

Sara Rojas JUNE 30 2017
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Both dramas are surprisingly good.
The cutie Yue Qi from princess agents is the male lead in the eternal love.
The eternal love is a mini online series that can save y'all from the drama slump after watching princess agents.
Cuz we are all so tired out from Yu wen yue and Xinger's slowly brewed romance. The romance in the eternal love is like instant coffee. It will make you swoon cuz Yue Qi is about to teach his Yu Wen Yue how love is suppose to be done.
Recommended by Shelly
I know they're different genres since one revolves around war and the other about the injustices slaves go through, but there are A LOT of similarities.

-Both female leads start off as lowly maids even if they weren't originally and were actually part of a higher class (in Maids she loses her status and in PA she loses her memory).
-Both female leads fight for justice and especially for the rights of the poor.
-They are both alone against the whole world basically.
-A cold male lead that hardly ever smiles.
-Romance that is important but isn't, however, the main focus.
-Female lead falls in love with the second male lead and hates the male lead at first.
-Good second male lead that becomes evil and corrupted towards the end but he still loves the female lead.
-In both dramas there's a depiction of the lives of maids and slaves who are treated badly because of the powerful nobles.
-Female lead is strong and isn't crazy in love with anyone.
-Second female lead is a noble in Maids and a Princess in PA and is in love with the second male lead.
-Delusional second female lead who was once nice but became evil, trying to make the female lead's life a hell bc of her love for the second male lead.
-Awful noble people are present in both.
-Once the female lead begins to trust the male lead, she discovers something that makes her lose her trust in him.
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    Linh 12 days ago - edited

    Does anyone know how long it takes for a production company to announce season 2?!? I feel like in the US you'll find out right away. Ugh! All this waiting around is killing me!! Speculations is off the roof but no one has said anything. Not a peep from anyone!

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      silvermcv 12 days ago

      a while actually. They need to try and book the actors again behind the scenes, etc. And even after they book them it takes a while to announce anything. Could be months.

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      Linh 12 days ago

      Thanks! Ah man! I just need to find a distraction than!!!

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      AgnesTan 12 days ago

      Yes I agreed with silvermcv, I am looking forward to th e announcement of season 2 with the same actor and actress.

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    silvermcv 12 days ago - edited

    Well whatever happened in the end, it had been a while since I followed a drama so closely and had so many discussions about its characters and plot. Which is probably what made the drama so successful in China and among international fans. Right now it has over 43 billion views and average TV all time ratings are only second to JoF for a weekly drama, while it is number one for a drama airing at 10pm. The actors deserved it since they were amazing.

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      Linh 12 days ago

      Yea I'm anxiously waiting to see when they will announce any news, if they are going to announce anything.

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    Evonne 13 days ago - edited

    honestly i loved it at the beginning, but after yan xun's family was executed, i started disliking this drama more and more

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      Mary28 12 days ago

      I just didn't see the drama going anywhere in the beginning, but I didn't want to give up on it. It was until 5 eps after the execution that I finally saw a clear story line and actually began to like the drama. I really enjoyed the war part.

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      AgnesTan 12 days ago

      The ending actually very positive, and both actress and actor performed very well. Good acting. Finally CQ realized how much she love YWY.

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    Devangani 13 days ago - edited

    Does someone mind explaining what they actually mean by sending them to chang'an as a guest. Why does being a guest mean they are not able to return back to their home when they wish and need the emperor's permission

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      RejaulHoque 13 days ago

      He is just basically a prisoner of the emperor which makes sure they listen to the emperor and doesn't rebel or anything. saying "quest" is just sugarcoating it.

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      Devangani 12 days ago

      oh ok thank you

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    clong 13 days ago - edited

    if this drama will have season 2...for sure it will end up like THE LEGEND OF CHUSEN...season 1 and 2 both ended up in frustrations...the same lead actress also...i think the directors and the writers would like to put ZLY s fame to slump....they ruined her reputation from BOSS and ME...

    I THINK those drama adapted from any books that have a very good ending ...when they do drama they mess it up to avoid the well known ending....when it comes to chinese is usually like this...very few dramas that are worthied of your time...really.

    i stopped watching korean drama because of the same plot and sometimes tiring to watch so i turned to chinese dramas...patiently i waited everyday but at the end the directors and writers will go CRAZY psychopath and they mess up in the end..

    they dont have any consideration with their avid followers...damn.

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      Sey KompungCham 13 days ago

      What is wrong with Boss and Me?? i really love that drama.

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      clong 13 days ago

      I didnt say theres something wrong with BOSS & ME i love it too ....i have watched it for God knows how many times....i just said that that the legend of chusen and this princess where ZLY s drama where shes the lead where never good as that with BOSS & ME.

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      Sey KompungCham 13 days ago

      ohhhhhh! lol, because you said "they ruined her reputation from Boss and Me", that's why i wonder why? Agreed, that drama was fun to watch. I really love her innocent character.

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    anopinion 13 days ago - edited

    A lot of people are asking about the second season. Imo, there's a 90% chance that it will happen, but also a 90% chance that the original cast will not be returning.

    In one of Zhao Li Ying's interviews she mentioned that she felt cheated when she realised they were only going to film 1 1/2 out of 3 books (i.e. half the content). She also touched on how "perhaps the production crew has plans for a second season", which meant that she was not aware of the plan then if it existed. And she said that they wanted to display Chu Qiao's character despite the limitation of not being able to put on screen the entire book. This suggests that she was somewhat prepared that she will not be participating in any sequel.

    Secondly, ZLY is currently filming Our Glamorous Times. The booting ceremony was on 4 July. The drama is relatively short and should film for about 60-90 days. After that, she has Ming Lan which will run for 70 episodes, which means a possible filming period of approximately 120+ days considering it's Zheng Wu Yang Guang which means no rushing. In other words, she'll most likely only be available in the 2nd half of 2018. On the other hand, there are rumours circulating that PA2 will start filming in December this year (with a rookie cast).

    Lastly, the production company did not jump out immediately after the finale to confirm that the cast will be returning, which isn't very typical (see Ode to Joy and The Starry Night, the Starry Seas). And none of the leads has expressed interest in the sequel as well (unlike OtJ).

    tl;dr: I'm here to burst your bubbles. ZLY is not coming back for the second season.

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      silvermcv 13 days ago

      AB denied it.
      @anopinion well it matters to me since I liked YWY better than CQ

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      Sey KompungCham 13 days ago

      it is just our speculation. We'll have to wait till they confirm about season 2. If there is no ZLY and LGX, most of us are not watching it. If the director still want to go that path, then why dont we show him who's the boss? lol

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      Snowflake 12 days ago

      I agree with you Sey. A movie successful or not depend on the viewer's watch. No one watching, no commercial income for the tv station. Let's show them who's the boss. lol.

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    Jordan 13 days ago - edited

    I thought this was a time travel, like the novel?

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      silvermcv 13 days ago

      no regulations dont let it air on tv, only time traveling now is from web dramas

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      Jordan 10 days ago

      are those new? yeesh they are getting more strict over there!

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      silvermcv 10 days ago

      no since like 2013

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    Mighty_Brosia 13 days ago - edited

    so I dont have anything to watch now... :(

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    Kie 14 days ago

    I'm very sad to what happen but I'll still wait for the season 2 of this drama .. I really want Xing 'Er to be happy... Hopefully Xing'Er and Yuwen will still be the main role... I really want to see the happy ending between them ... :) #Hoping

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    annamariar 14 days ago - edited
    Reveal Spoiler »
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      Sey KompungCham 14 days ago

      lol. you are not the only one. we've been depressed since we saw the ending ep.

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      MaSheshe 9 days ago

      What's wrong with the ending? It's a cliffhanger.

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    iamsarah 14 days ago - edited

    You have got to be f-ing kidding me is that how it ends, this story was good but then got ruined with the excessive empty spaces and incomplete plot lines and that ending is so disrespectful, like a waste of my time if you wanted to keep me hanging at least make it more wholesome. But I don't regret watching it, but then again I would not recommend it. This is really a 6.8 but since I can't give that rating on mdl I will give this a 7.

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      vision_wei 14 days ago

      season 2 will come so don't worry about ending but i more worry about use cast hopefully season 2 will use same cast

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      AgnesTan 11 days ago

      Agreed with vision_wei. I hope season 2 with the same cast.

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    Jho 1018 14 days ago - edited

    Now I'm having seconds thoughts if I should continue watching this drama after reading comments here. Im on ep 11

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      Sey KompungCham 14 days ago

      I dont know how much of these comments you have read. I bet you heard about the ending. I think you should continue. It is really a great drama (like always, the novel is way better). I got someone that finished the novel and she's been sharing all those great moments from the book. It is really such a great drama.

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    Sey KompungCham 14 days ago - edited

    Me: still obsess with this drama!
    After getting up, get ready go to work.
    Arrive work: first check mydramalist (@SueLee post of XingYue) then work.
    A few hours later, check mydramalist again. Repeating activies
    5pm. Go home, change clothes, check mydramalist again. :-)
    ohh man!!! Why did i become like this? lol but I'm very happy. Thanks to @SueLee for all the happy moments of XingYue

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    betty123 14 days ago

    The ending was disappointing. There were too many characters and most weren't given proper screen time, so if something happened to them I didn't really care. Overall I wouldn't recommend this drama

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    Linh 14 days ago - edited

    Well I can not read Chinese but someone who does, posted on a princess agents Facebook page, that ZLY, has confirmed on her weibo page that she is not returning for season two of princess agents? If this is true, my heart is shattered now...

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      Linh 14 days ago

      I honestly don't even know whats true and false rumors anymore...there are so much rumors going around and because I am a non-chinese speaker I am at a huge disadvantage. Supposedly there is going to be an announcement made on august 18th, but I don't even know if thats true. I give up. I am just gonna read all the happy moments between YY and Xinger when SueLee post them up, and not expect anything more.

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      Sey KompungCham 14 days ago

      lol. i stop thinking about this rumor because I will be so sad to hear that ZLY is not back for season 2. I'm gonna just wait and see. Yep, just read SueLee post while we are all waiting for the confirmation of season 2 with original cast.

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      Linh 14 days ago

      thanks gina!


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    Jun 5, 2017 to Aug 1, 2017
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    8.3 (scored by 793 users)
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