GENRE: Period Drama
SYNOPSIS: The story of Zhen Huan, one of several young girls chosen to join the Chinese Emperor’s harem, moves up the ranks as one of the Emperor’s chosen. Surviving through many murderous scandals and betrayals from the other members of the harem she prevails as the Emperor’s favorite, moving through the ranks to become Empress Dowager. During her life at the imperial palace, she transforms from a kind-hearted, clever girl into a power hungry, manipulative woman.
STARRING: Sun Li (Zhen Huan), Ada Choi (Ulanara Yi Xiu), Jiang Xin (Nian Shi Lan), Lan Xi (Shen Mei Zhuang), Tao Xin Ran (An Ling Rong), Ying Er (Xia Dong Chun), Chen Si Si (Cao Gui Ren), Tan Song Yun (Chun Gui Ren), Zhao Qin (Fuca Gui Ren), Tang Yi Xin (Qi Gui Ren), Wan Mei Xi (Xin Chang Zai), Zhang Ya (Qi Fei), Li Xuan Juan (Duan Fei), Li Jia Xuan (Li Pin), Yang Zi Yan (Jing Fei), Re Yi Zha (Ye Lan Yi), Cui Man Li (Xu Ying Er), Mao Xiao Tong (Ying Da Ying), He Ya Nan (Kang Chang Zai), Liu Xue Hua (Empress Dowager), Liu Yan (Shu Tai Fei), Chen Jian Bin (Emperor), Li Dong Xue (Guo Jun Wang), Wu Li Peng (Hong Shi), Wang Wen Jie (Hong Li), Ji Zi Han (Princess Wen Yi), Lan Ying Ying (Huan Bi), Zhan Jing Yi (Liu Zhu), Li Tian Zhu (Su Pei Sheng), Liu Yi Tong (Song Zhi), Zhou Zi Han (Cai Yue), Sun Qian (Cui Jin Xi), Yang Kai Chun (Jian Qiu), Xu Lu (Yu Lao), Luo Kang (Xiao Yun Zi), Liu Yang (Jiang Fu Hai), Zhang Xiao Long (Wen Shi Chu), Yang Qi (Meng Jing Xian), Shen Bao Ping (Zhen Yuan Dao), Li Dan (Yun Xing Meng), Sun Ning (Nian Geng Yao)
VIEWING SOURCE: Netflix; July 2016