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Royal Feast
2 people found this review helpful
Nov 22, 2022
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.5

Go in for the Leads, stay for the rest

1. The cast was amazing
2. The story has holes but... the cast was amazing
3. Most characters (not all) had depth but their arcs do not always make sense... but the cast was amazing
4. Be prepared to learn more about the food than you expect... and EAT before/while watching, otherwise you might overeat just from the temptations put before you on screen
5. Don't expect XK & WJY to spend much time together or you'll be disappointed - their romance wasn't developed enough but you can feel the affection and eventual love from their performances... I wish there had been more actual development in this area as those interactions are what pulled me in and what I continue to appreciate most about the drama


I'm not a big fan of historical dramas, especially palace dramas but after completing this one I have to say it was really quite good. I had read many of the reviews on this page before deciding to go ahead and give it a try and I sincerely do not regret the time. The production value was engrossing. The actors were delightful, though - YES - some of the characters always made me want to SLAP them, and YES there were some plot holes that started to bug me more after I had finished the drama. Overall, even with all the palace intrigue, plots, politics and ladder-climbing, it was still worth it.

Give the first 5 or 6 episodes a try - if you don't like it then just go watch the summarized XK/WJY romance (over 1 hour of just their romantic scenes) easily available on Youtube.

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Mei Gui Guan Mian
1 people found this review helpful
Feb 13, 2024
100 of 100 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

YOUR CHOICES DEFINE YOU

A lovely story of three people recognizing their own feelings. The drama is built over the tentative overtures of the two leads and contrasted to the vulgarity of the second male lead. The acting is sweet and sentimental and highlights the relationships, past-present and overlapping, between the various characters. No one seems superfluous and the pace keeps you pulled in. It's quite different than most of the other vertical romance films as it lacks any(?) of the typical tropes used for drama but keeps you invested in the feelings of the three main characters. I have watched it numerous times and continue to return to it when I want something heart-warming but watchable.

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