• Drama: War and Beauty
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Episodes: 30
  • Aired: Aug 23, 2004 - Oct 2, 2004
  • Network: TVB Jade
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 193 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5524
  • Watchers: 382

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Ratings: 7.8/10 from 193 users
# of Watchers: 382
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Ranked #99999
Popularity #5524
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Fifteen years after Qing Emperor Ka Hing was crowned, the country appears to be in harmony. However, fights between the imperial concubines escalate. Beauty never lasts. All the imperial concubines, including the emperor's beloved Yu Fei (Sheren Tang), understand this and become nervous when the triennial imperial concubine election approaches. Yu Fei's position is threatened by an imperial descendant Yuk Ying (Gigi Lai), a powerful eunuch's adopted daughter Yi Sun (Charmaine Sheh) and an experienced imperial servant maid On Sin (Maggie Cheung Ho Yee). They are friends and enemies in the war for the emperor's love. Yi Sun later falls for imperial physician, Bak Yeung (Bowie Lam) who also stole the hearts of courtesan, Heung Fou (Patricia Liu), Lady Fuk (Jade Leung) as well as his lonely wife (Irene Wong) but Bak Yeung only has eyes for Yuk Ying, the woman who loved him the least. When she is still a palace maid, On Sin falls for imperial guard, Hung Mou (Moses Chan) but the later keeps his distance from her when she becomes a Lady, the emperor's woman. Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 30
  • Aired: Aug 23, 2004 - Oct 2, 2004
  • Network: TVB Jade
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 193 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5524
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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2 people found this review helpful
May 12, 2015
30 of 30 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

This was such an intense drama honestly.

Story: This story was really good. There's a lot of rivalry in this and Gigi Lai's character is so desperate tbh. So basically to sum this story up, it's about concubines in the palace just battling each other to be the king's favorite. And then everything fails and falls apart.

Acting/Cast: Ok, Gigi's character is so annoying. Bowie Lam's character just pissed me off. Gigi basically used Bowie's love for her to promote herself and then in the end he still loves her and wants to die with her when she could careless about him like man really. So upsetting, but the actors themselves were phenomenal.

Music: Great music

Rewatch Value: Yes.

Overall: I recommend this drama to people who like historicals and want to watch these concubines pull evil tricks on each other. This drama did that quite well. Good portrayal of palace life as a concubine.

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