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. ~~ Adapted from a novel by Cang Min Shui.
THIS PART 2 TOTALLY HAVE 32 EPISODES. IT'S THE BALANCE OF THE PART 1's CONTINUING STORY. OVERALL, PART 2 IS A LITTLE SLOWER, LESS EXCITING. BUT IT HAS QUITE A REASONABLENESS CLEAR CONCLUSION. JUST THAT, IT'S QUITE A SAD ENDING. AS I HAD COMMENTED ON PART 1's REVIEW, MORE OR LESS I HAD ALREADY KNEW THIS STORY COZ I HAD WATCHED IT FROM THE LEGEND OF YANG GUIFEI. FOR THOSE YOU ALL HAD WATCHED PART 1 AND IF YOU LIKE PART 1's STORY, THEN THIS PART 2 PERHAPS YOU MAY WANT TO WATCH IT TO KNOW THE SUMMARIZE CONCLUSIONS. IF YOU THINK OR FEEL PART 1's STORY IS JUST SO SO, THEN PERHAPS PART 2 MAY NOT NEED TO KNOW, AFTERALL, WHAT GOOD LIFE CAN BE FOR BEING AN EMPEROR, EMPRESS OR LIFE IN THE PALACE AND HAREM ?? OR BORN IN THE ROYAL FAMILY ??? I CAN IMAGINE HOW SHIT IT FEELS BACK THEN, IT'S BETTER AND RATHER BE ORDINARY PEOPLE AND LIVE LIFE MORE SIMPLER, FREEDOM, LESS RESPONSIBILITY AND LESS CONSTRAINTS. NO WONDER PALACES AND HAREMS ARE THE MOST DOOMED PLACE, FILLED WITH SO MUCH OF BITTERNESS, SADNESS, RESENTMENTS AND INJUSTICE. AND, A LITTLE NOT TOO SATISFIED WITH A FEW PARTS, 1) THE DEATH OF EMPRESS ZHANG. TOO EASY FOR HER TO END LIKE THIS AFTER ALL THE WICKED THINGS SHE HAD DONE. 2) IT DIDN'T REVEAL CLEARLY WHAT HAPPENED TO YE HU ( MO YAN CHUO'S ADOPTIVE SON ) AFTER HE WAS CAPTURED OF TREASON. 3) AND ALSO HOW SHI SI MING DIED OR KILLED BY WHO AND AT WHAT CAUSED. THESE FEW PARTS ARE LIKE JUST HASTY SKIPPED OVER AND FOCUSED ON A LOT OF WASTED TIME ON "SLOW MOTIONS EMOTIONAL PARTS WITH MUSIC", KINDA A WASTE OF TIME JUST TO DRAG THE EPISODES LONGER. OVERALL, THIS PART 2 IN MY SUMMARY, I THINK IT'S A LITTLE LESS PERFORMANCE COMPARED TO PART 1.