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It tells the story of an employee of a gaming company who transported back in time via a video game, and becomes an ugly maid of a palace. There, she meets the Emperor and began a funny and comedic love story with him. (Source: DramaWiki) ~~ Adapted from the novel and manhua "Shen Gong Chou Nu" (深宮丑女) by Bing Se Zhu (冰瑟著). Edit Translation

  • English
  • Русский
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Mar 4, 2020 - Apr 9, 2020
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: Mango TV
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 741 users)
  • Ranked: #6291
  • Popularity: #4078
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Ongoing 24/24
Joyce Chan
24 people found this review helpful
Apr 5, 2020
24 of 24 episodes seen
Ongoing 1
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
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This drama is a pretty solid drama for me.

The female lead works at a VR gaming company. She is very ordinary and has a crush on her boss. However her boss doesn't like her. She ends up being the first person to try out this game created about falling in love with an emperor. Inside she is an ugly maid . She also chose the setting of most difficult level , therefore she encounters a lot of difficulties happen to her.

I like the female lead and her acting. Her character is cute , likable and quirky. She has one speciality which is cooking. She works her way up from being a maid to a palace chef. She tries to find the button to save her progress during the game, and that's were she ends up meeting the male lead.

The male lead is the emperor. He is a very smart , caring loving guy. The female and male leads encounters are funny and their romance which blossoms is cute and enjoyable. They have really good chemistry. Lol a good number of kissing scenes for you fans out there ;)

The storyline flowed really well and eventually back to the reality. It goes back full circle .

If you like drama genre "reality to game ", then this is the right drama for you.

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Completed
Ness
5 people found this review helpful
Jun 15, 2020
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
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Story: I’m not a big fan of time travel or virtual game dramas bc it’s not real like the main couple technically can’t stay together bc they’re from different worlds but I honestly enjoyed this drama more than I thought I would lol.

Story: It’s a simple light hearted drama that revolves around the ML who is the king in the video game and the FL lead who’s the player going into the video game and becomes the kings chef and love interest. The story started off boring in my opinion and I was quite bored but when Fl got promoted to chef, the story picks up and I enjoyed it. I really like how she doesn’t try to fight back her heart and went for the king and neglected the princess. I also enjoyed the second ML and FL, they’re really cute as well. There wasn’t much scheming and I liked that bc there are a lot of dramas that focus on schemes and stuff like that before focusing on the leads love and this drama only focuses on their love which I though was good. I mainly watched for their sweet moments and it was so sweet even the second leads were sweet.

Acting: The ML was a little awkward at times in my opinion especially in serious moments lol I couldn’t take him seriously when he became angry or was suppose to be scary. Other than that, the romantic scenes was great and he be making my heart flutter too. The FL was great in my opinion, especially her crying scenes, she had me heartbroken as well. I also enjoyed how cute she was but not over the top. The second leads acting was good as well especially when you compare them to the modern world characters, they were totally different people lol I couldn’t even recognize that the modern characters were the second leads. The mean boss and the princess did their character well enough, they didn’t make me hate them like some antagonists I’ve seen before and they contributed enough problems to move the plot forward,

Cinematography: This is not a high budget production but with what it got, it was quite nice. The emperors palace was grand especially during celebrations but still decent. The colors of the drama was good too, it wasn’t pastel or dark or light lol. The editing flowed in my opinion but since this was a game, I would’ve liked more game like options for the FL. It just seemed like at the beginning, the game gave her clues but then there wasn’t any clues given which was kind of odd. I also really enjoyed her quotes or dialogues whenever the episodes end, it was actually calming like ASMR,

Overall: I liked this drama although I did give it doubts earlier on, after a few episodes, I would say like 6/7, it really picked itself up. I think the ending was rushed but like almost all Chinese dramas, the endings are always rushed. I Also really liked how the ML loved the FL even when she was a dude which makes it even more sweet that he fell in love with her personality and heart and was willing to have her in any form lol. The thing that kind of upsets me about this drama is that it’s not real and it’s just a video game. In theory, he’s just a video game character and that means she has to be in the video game forever or leave sooner or later. However, I do recommend this drama and I think it’s a decent drama, especially if you have nothing else to watch like I did.

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Details

  • Drama: Love & the Emperor
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Mar 4, 2020 - Apr 9, 2020
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: Mango TV
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 741 users)
  • Ranked: #6291
  • Popularity: #4078
  • Watchers: 3,113

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