Introduction of the Princess

Introduction of the Princess (2011)

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Ma Fuya(Ruby Lin) is a princess of the Chu state in 10th century China. In this time of warring kingdoms and political upheaval, Fuya's uncle usurps the throne, and brutally wipes out her family. Fuya bravely takes on the quest of avenging her family and restoring her kingdom, no matter the cost. Loved by both the Prince of Shu Meng Qiyou(Yan Quan) and the Prince of Northern Han Liu Liancheng (Wallace Huo), read morethe exiled princess becomes entrenched in the Shu court succession struggle, and the battle between their contending states. Rising to power amid war, romance, and betrayal, what fate awaits Fuya, her people, and her love?

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    Qing Shi Huang Fei; The Glamorous Imperial Concubine

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Jul 11, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 4.5
It usually doesn't take me very long to get tired of a drama but I've had better luck sticking with Chinese historicals than most other genres. I was a bit skeptical about starting this drama and the first time I did try it, I lost interest within the first 15 minutes. However, I powered through and at the end of this very long drama journey, I think it was worth sticking with read more it.

Story - 8.0/10
The story in this was actually quite good, very entertaining but at times a bit unrealistic and far-fetched. It did keep me hooked right to the end. Down to the last minutes of the drama, I was wondering how on earth the conflict would resolve itself. The weakest parts for me were the final episodes since I almost didn't bother with finishing it and the ending felt weak. However, the majority of the storyline was highly entertaining so I'd give it a higher rating.

Acting/Cast - 7.5/10
I've never seen any of these actors before so I thought they were all good. The actors accomplished the characters' motives well - the villains most notably. When they were evil, boy they were evil. Unfortunately, the characters themselves didn't work for me. I can't think of one character I liked in this drama, which is unusual for me. But still, the actors played their parts well and there are some whose works I'll definitely follow up on.

Music - 7.5/10
I'm an OST kind of girl but sadly I couldn't find one song from this that I liked that much. The music was appropriate most times, just nothing memorable for me.

Rewatch Value - 4.5/10
At the end of the day, this drama feels too long for me to rewatch it. Give me a year or two and maybe then, but not the whole thing. There was just so much in this that I feel exhausted thinking about it.

OVERALL - 8.0/10
Definitely a good drama. Not great or magnificent but one worth watching. Just don't try to marathon it - you'll get exhausted quickly (because I know I did - I had to take several breaks in between!)
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Dec 18, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I am Ruby Lin's Fans so dont blame me if i say Ruby many good words..

many people wrote the reviews already i am just adding some facts about this series :
1. this is Ruby Lin's first series as a producer. She is an investor as well and asking many other party to join the production including HunanTV which already bought this series before it filming (also as one of the read more inverstors)

2. Ruby is the one who keep asking Wallace Huo to acts in this series, she said she need asking 3 times to him till he accept it (according to Wallace in his interview he said that he only had 1 month to finish this series since he using his holiday time to accept ruby invitation). Ruby is keep say Wallace Huo is the one who fit in this character (although many other actors already in her waitlist to replace Wallace, but she keep asking to Wallace Huo until he accept it).

3. Liu Kuan is the first actor confirmed as man lead months before filming starts, he knows ruby from the other series which cooperate together.

4. HunanTv is the one who need to be blame of the ending parts. It keep changing the time schedule to this series. N suddenly HunanTV announce that this series airing right after Bu Bu Jing Xin (due to high rating of BBJX Hunantv take the chance to make this series had a good rating too). but the editing team dont have time to edit right away, with the 3 eps each day mon-fri, no time to do a good cutting for the last episodes.. thats why if u watch seriously, u will feel the different plot from the beginning and the ending, at beginning it quite slow introducing one and one characters, at the end kinda rushing to finish). PLUS, HunanTV also change the total episode (it just rumour that HunanTV is the one cutting those ending episodes from 48 to 42 ep so the original one is 48 episodes >.<)

5. this series makes Ruby Lin as Best Producer in TV Drama Award in China in that year.

6. Ruby was hurt by Wallace Huo's furry cloths, her eyes were allergic to furry so during filming she was go to doctor for few days to check her eyes.

7. this series is made from a high recommend online novel. about one woman who loved by 3 Kings but she can't be the Queen forever.

I know this series isnt perfect but i do know my idol, she doing her best to this series. i dont satisfied too much to this series, but i can understand why.
Many of actors(actress) who come this series because of her. Like Wang LIn (who played as Ruby Mom in other series) said she thanks to Ruby who give her a chance to play her character so she can change her image and do have change to act with Kara Hui (both are well known actress)
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both portrays a young and innocent young girl who only wants to be happy with their family and have a good husband. they both have hopes, fell in love and they both will know what betrayal and what revenge taste like.

what it differs is this one is the story of a princess who lost almost everything and try all her possible to get her revenge, with the "help" of some people she just met or met not so long ago.

it's a very enjoyable show with a good casting and a good story
Recommended by chihuo96
Complicated/sophisticated plot of a girl losing loved ones and trying to get revenge, falling in love along the way. Also epic love triangles!
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    Misunderst0_od Aug 20, 2016 - edited

    I really wished I read the spoilers. I'm seriously disappointed by the plot, especially toward the end.

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    steph_ravita Aug 1, 2016 - edited

    Fun fact: Ruby Lin (main character who Wallace's character has an unrequited love) and Wallace Huo (second male lead of the drama) are now married! :D

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      Mari Ela Sep 26, 2016

      Oh no, are they married now? Ouch heartbreak*

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    sharreb May 24, 2016 - edited

    Lol I came here after reading news that Wallace Huo and Ruby Lin officially announce they are dating. So happy for them

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    Bumble Bee Dec 28, 2015 - edited
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      IAmNikkyG Mar 13, 2016

      Thank you! :)

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    sunflower63 Oct 26, 2015

    I enjoyed this drama until about 9/10 episodes from the end as indeed at that point it became over dramatic. As always with Chinese historical type of dramas I enjoy their settings, costumes and acting very much indeed and most of the times their stories seem more like tales. It is a pity that the good aspects of this drama didn't balance the quite bad last episodes. I appreciated the cast here which was very good.

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    Valier Sep 15, 2015 - edited
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      TheGrowlingStomach Aug 8, 2015

      indeed. Sound of the Desert had a happy ending and I thought the chemistry was great. same for Lock Heart Jade. I was so happy with who she ended up with.

      haha thanks! I rather enjoyed your profile as well. thanks for the friend request by the way =)

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      Drama4lover Aug 9, 2015 - edited

      Thnx for accepting. ^^

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      Anne Boon Aug 18, 2015 - edited

      I think that explains why both Wallace & Tiffany won the best onscreen couple award for Perfect Couple :-) So have you watched their first collaboration in Chinese Paladin 3?

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      Drama4lover Aug 19, 2015
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      Anne Boon Aug 24, 2015 - edited
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    Humbledaisy Jul 24, 2015

    Well, it took me some time to find the last five episodes eng subbed but I'm glad I came back to watch the end. Very melodramatic and cheesy - yet so, so beautiful. Beautiful scenery, music, actors all wrapped up in a oozy blanket of "Doing this all for love/revenge." Good job, Ruby Lin, for setting up this whole production.

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    Alice Dec 1, 2014 - edited

    Do fu ha and Qi you end up together?

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      ZWS Dec 18, 2014

      the reasons why the ending become so bad is the time schedule from TV station of HunanTV.. actually this series should airing 10-15days late than the schedule but suddenly HunanTV make it earlier thats why the editing team works too fast n too depressed since Hunantv make it airing daily monday-friday 3 ep each days so no time for editing team finish it up.. also as i know Hunantv also cut the episode it used to 48 ep but then cut many scenes in the end (u can feel the different taste compare the beginning n the ending, it kinda rushing at the ending coz IT is rushed by the schedule @_@)

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      bojinator Jul 1, 2015 - edited
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      Aggnes Jul 7, 2015

      I'm so glad I read that! I'm totally dropping this drama! Too much drama and crazy information... Thank you! You just save me, I'll no loose my time anymore.

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    steph_ravita Jul 10, 2014 - edited

    Still watching this and I'm absolutely baffled. I know how it's going to end thanks to internet spoilers but good lord, how does it even happen? I loved the majority of this drama but I'm kind of afraid to finish it because I feel like I'll end up giving it a low rating. (at 37/44 currently)

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      rainruma Oct 10, 2014 - edited

      I understand ur angst !
      I dropped it at ep.36... reason is below in the spoiler.... it was very addictive at first.

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      rainruma Oct 10, 2014 - edited
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      steph_ravita Oct 10, 2014
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      rainruma Oct 10, 2014 - edited

      If u love Wallace Huo, u must watch "Battle of Changsha" , I am still waiting for subbing to be finished on Viki, but I saw first half and it is simply great !!! ....
      .... also....I am in the middle of "Perfect Couple" which is pretty good (although some people seem to think it dragged at the end) , similar feel to "Prince of Langling" but much more comedy and light feel (since it is a Rom-com)...(subbing is complete now)...

      P.S. thanks for not spoiling the ending, I may someday return and finish
      (but I doubt it... too many great C-dramas and others. XD)

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    steph_ravita Jun 19, 2014

    23/44 episodes completed and I can officially say this drama is addictive, has tons of crazy evil people and yet somehow manages to be really good.
    Also, many attractive males.

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    steph_ravita Jun 15, 2014

    Just watched the first episode and I already feel the Yu Wen Yong from Prince of Lan Ling vibe from Wallace Huo's Crown Prince Lian Cheng. Oh dear, am I setting myself up for more heartbreak?
    I must say I wasn't totally sold by the first 15 minutes and almost didn't bother but I'm glad I did. I guess it might be too early to judge though.

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    Aggnes Feb 24, 2014

    Preciiiso ver esse drama!

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    Sep 30, 2011 to Oct 20, 2011
  • Network:

    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    7.5 (scored by 282 users)
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