With the Emperor ailing and the Crown Prince still young, the rebel army marches towards the city gates. As her country and family are teetering on the brink of disaster, she writes to implore the Prince of Nanchuan for help, promising anything in return as long as he sends his army to intervene. He eventually arrives, saving not just her husband and child, but her own self. Despite her aloofness, he hesitates to hurt her. Yet, his aid comes at a cost. His desire is not for the throne, but for one person's love. (Source: WeTV) ~~ Adapted from the web novel "Shou Ta Yi Bing" (授他以柄) by Zhou Fu Yao (周扶妖). Edit Translation
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Grand plot of a long format made to work amazingly in short format, we stanThis drama deserves a far higher rating. I was soooooo excited to watch this drama. I saw a snippet on Insta and noticed that it is both FL and ML from Seal of Love which I really liked (and honestly, this drama could be considered as a continuation to Seal of Love imho). Richard Li and Ming Jia Jia are such an amazing couple cast, I hope they'll make it to bigger/more popular dramas. They look amazing on camera and have chemistry. I haven't watched many short format dramas yet (this is the third one so far). It is. The BEST. So far. I don't really have anything to complain about, I wasn't even mad about the ending. The character of Yu Wen Yuan is utterly reckless, despicable, rotten and toxic at first (we learned later where did everything come from, but still, that isn't the way to deal with your emotions), he softened up a lot towards the end. Richard Li is just so lovable and such an amazing actor even when he is casted as an pretend a-hole character. Su Yan is just trying to balance both men on each side according to her abilities, she doesn't want to go against her values but also tries to keep the decorum for the sake of her sister's wish. Yu Wen Yingren seems harmless at first, but don't let his eerie calm face fool you. The madness, the drunkenness of power, intrigues, the thrill, everything what usual long format dramas drag on for ages is condensed into this short format. Beautiful costumes and decorations, I appreciated that there was little to no CGI. I'm not a ost music type of fan, but I think the ost could've been a little bit better. Idk the budget for short format dramas, but as far as this genre goes, this drama worked magnificently for me.
Music repetitive and sometimes is overly loud so you can't heard the words .
The last two episodes are sort of an easter-egg, going back in time and explaining more about what happened before the empress married the emperor -- we meet his first wife (the empress's older sister).