Beauties of the Emperor is based on the difficult faced within these critical eras of war, when the females also have a large role to play in the growth of a nation. I like how the four main characters developed their personalities and emerged with a strong belief in their dreams. The actors worked hard with the roles, even though at some points it was sort of ridiculous to read moresee how desperate some people are for their love interests. I think the overall point in this drama is how emotions play a enormous role in the development of any dream, and it is the ones close to you that influence your choices. From the beginning it had a sad, sweet and overwhelming desires to reach for our own dreams and wants. However, it became engulfed in tragedies and many innocent people being killed, or lost in the dangerous situations. There are a lot topics to discuss and think about in this drama.
Too many annoying, stupid and jealous women, their stupid schemes and overreacting. Joe was excellent in her role, but sometimes I was confused about her (don't want to spoil anything, you'll understand once you watch it). Ming was so-so with me, the one who stole the show was Luo Jin. His love for her was really strong and powerful.
Also, too many flaws, but I didn't want to pay too much attention to it and so I was quite enjoying it, but these later episodes was total nonsense. Also that ending was meh for me...
However, I didn't regret watching mostly because of the chemistry which was really well done with both four leads and plus I fell in love with Chen Xiao's character. It could've been better, but somehow I'm glad that I didn't miss this. :P