To escape her cruel stepmother, Lu Zhen enters the palace as an attendant. She was quickly promoted through the ranks for her pottery-making skill. During this time, she captures the heart of crown prince Gao Zhan. However, she can never be with him as social status and jealous enemies work against her at every turn. She devotes herself to politics and helps Gao Zhan defeat a coup d'etat. Though Gao Zhan can not make her his empress, he bestows her with the highest position in the land, the female prime minister.

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  • Mar 16, 2014 59 of 59 episodes seen
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  6
    • Story  7
    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  9
    • Rewatch Value  7
    This was definitely interesting a lot of back stubbing sabotage jealousy blah blah blah... And women had all the power. It's like the emperor and crown prince where pawns on chase board. The chemistry was just right. The romance was great and the acting was spot on. This drama was more about love,betrayal and conniving it has very little politics which was disappointing. Because no matter how much I hate real life politics, I love drama politics but this one was more like many women liking the crown prince. The problems weren't that strong and tragic except at the end. And the plot was full of lies the king dint make her prime minister to be with her or whatever. Overall it was okay
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  • Jan 27, 2014 59 of 59 episodes seen
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    • Overall  8
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    • Music  7
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    Well done Cdrama! Another story of an amazing STRONG woman in the history books. The lead actor chemistry was heartfelt with each supporting cast member doing an FAB job in their roles. Hands down this MIL-Empress Dowager is an evil beast that devours power and no one is exempt from her feasting or killing spree. This is a long series yet it has so many twists, turns, and interesting storyline each episode moves quick. Bottom-line: Story of a smart, savvy, naive young girl tossed out into the wilds of world by a greedy family only to placed in to Palatial - Political hell, fall is love and ascends to high ranks based on her intelligence, resilience and tenacity. Music: was OK, appropriate for movie YET nothing read more
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  1. 1800 characters remaining Spoiler?
  • MysteryMel Jan 27, 2014
    drama net has 45 they condensed some - full drama! Love wins - evil does die, well kinda of...
  • goldenseal50 Jan 1, 2014
    okay so there were 60 episodes on viki and that obviously isn't the end...am I watching the wrong drama?
    • NomMango Jan 15, 2014
      I recommend watching this on drama.net!
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    • NomMango Jan 17, 2014
      I don't think you should watch it on drama.net anymore. The subs are horrible after ep 30. It seems as though they used Google Translate to sub the episodes. :/
      1 ❤
  • Drama4lover Dec 29, 2013
    There is at one point something REALLY screwed up thing happens and u wanna give up on this drama and couple but DON'T. U will understand what I mean after a couple of more episodes.

    - Just finished it. But I only watched till ep. 56 and I recommend for u guys to do the same.
    It was a bit draggy and stuff like that some/many places. I can't believe I got a headache after watching so many episodes in 4 days. Oh my head.
    And seriously in where was she tough? She seemed pretty soft to me all along. I'am kind of disappointed in that. The reviews don't really tell the truth. Anyways I gave it a small 7. It was ok.
    1 ❤
  • Joowonholic Dec 27, 2013
    I want to watch this. Is this available in GoodDrama.net?
  • Drama4lover Dec 24, 2013
    I'am gonna start on this now. :D
    Like the reviews about how she wasn't only good all the way. I hate that about most lead girls. They always get soft -.-

    - But the ending is a not my style. I don't like stuff like that T_T
  • ThereMightBeBreakfast Dec 19, 2013
    I binged watch this <3 A piss of me is missing now..
  • Kanga Nov 17, 2013
    great drama!
  • Sherlinq Aug 26, 2013
    Even after so many monthes since the end I enjoyed watching it again today ! :)
    1 ❤
  • emily235 Aug 2, 2013
    I want to watch this, especially considering how HOT HOT HOT the main lead boy looks, but I don't know... I feel like a drama where I know the two people in love with each other aren't going to end up together isn't worth me watching all 59 episodes. Is that part of the storyline satisfying?
    • Shirubia Aug 17, 2013
      I don´t want to spoiler but the synopsis are misleading. They end up together and the drama is full of cute moments between them ! X)
      3 ❤
    • emily235 Aug 18, 2013
      Really!? *happy dance* I'll definitely have to watch this then. It looks awesome. Thank you~!
      2 ❤
  • Akumi Jun 14, 2013
    GAH! I really really want to watch this, but the subbing is taking forever! (Although I don't sub, and I know it's a lot of work, so I'm just being impatient. XD) It looks really good and I can't wait for the subbing to be completed! :D
    1 ❤
  • undecided May 28, 2013
    To anyone that are still looking for eng subs. Viki team is subbing this, you can find them there.
    1 ❤
  • Akudie May 17, 2013
    where can we watch this ? :/
  • Cathielynn May 16, 2013
    Its on air but different name...
  • Diba May 1, 2013
    cant wait :)
  • GisaengTales Mar 6, 2013
    Has it aired yet????
    • mulgogi Mar 6, 2013
    • GisaengTales Mar 6, 2013
      Awhh :-(
      Sounds quite interesting.
      1 ❤
    • mulgogi Mar 7, 2013
      It's supposed to be the chinese equivalent of Dae Jang Geum...then again it's produced by Yu Zheng who's a pretty big slime ball, so there's a chance he'll turn everything in to a high school romance rather than anything intellectual. I wouldn't hold my breath, but I think Chen Xiao is pretty cool so he might be the one thing worth watching it for.
      2 ❤


Legend of Lu Zhen

Legend of Lu Zhen


  • Main Title: Legend of Lu Zhen
  • Native title: 陸貞傳奇
  • Also Known as: Nu Xiang ; Female Prime Minister ; 女相

General Details

  • CountryChina
    NetworkHunan TV
  • Aired: May 8, 2013 to May 28, 2013
  • Airs On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • # of Episodes 59
    Average Duration 45 min. per episode
  • Genres: Historical, Romance


  • Score: 8.17 (scored by 100 users)
  • Ranked: #132
  • Popularity: #155
  • Members: 387
  • Favorites: 0
4.1 stars - based on 100 votes

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