Tells the life of a woman, intelligent and kind, who becomes a concubine of the inner court while her love for the people enables her to do great things for the country. It's standard palace politics that we've all heard before but also the kind of story that can be so addictively good. ~~ It is a adapted from a novel by Cang Min Shui.
Cast & Credits
The drama does a decent job of covering the actual historical events surrounding the rise of Emperor Daizong of Tang (Li Chu). But at its core, I would say this show is more of a romance story. A very bittersweet but extremely moving romance between the two leads / main couple. Will give you all the feels.
Character wise, Li Chu's character was a 10/10 - there was never a moment where I was frustrated or doubted his behavior / actions in the show. Meanwhile, there were certain parts in the show where I would get pretty frustrated with Zhen Zhu's character behaviors. I would question some of her choice of actions and such, but overall still a wonderful character who complements Li Chu's character.