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TV serial drama "Legend of Zhen Huan". [Photo/China.org.cn]

The 76-episode drama series "Legend of Zhen Huan" (甄嬛传) has had sweeping popularity in the Chinese mainland over the past months, that "a whole town tunes in to watch when it airs on TV," Sina.com reported.

The series is adapted from a novel of the same name by Liu Lianzi, and the story centers on the schemes between Emperor Yongzheng's concubines in the imperial palace during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

The pure and innocent 17-year-old Zhen Huan is chosen for the emperor's harem, and after entering the palace, she finds herself caught in the fierce infighting between the empress and the concubines. Realizing that the palace is actually a cruel and harsh place, Zhen has to learn to survive on her own, sometimes by unscrupulous methods.

With her wits and talents, Zhen fights her way through and wins the emperor's affection, ultimately becoming the most powerful concubine in the imperial palace and ascending to unparalleled glory and wealth. However, she also becomes a woman with few true friends at her side, even after she is rid of all her enemies.

Directed by Zheng Xiaolong and starring Sun Li and Chen Jianbin, "Legend of Zhen Huan" has been praised as one of the best historical dramas in the Chinese mainland in recent years. Through the thrilling story, audiences can also learn about ancient Chinese poetry, wardrobes, court etiquettes, and herbal medicine. The show also features many refined dialogues that become trending quotes among its followers on the internet.


Some viewers have also begun using the story to allude to the present and describe the schemes and trickery between rivals in the palace as "a treasured book for survival in today's professional world." Psychological experts disagreed, saying that violent infighting is not a characteristic in modern workplaces.


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Post time 2012-5-8 11:09:04 |Display all floors
the women look enchanting, but the men look silly.  Sorry to say, but Manchu hairdos and clothes don't make men look attractive.

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Post time 2012-5-8 17:58:08 |Display all floors
a grouping of women intrigue against each other with their foucus on the emperor,to be frank,it's not my type...{:soso_e150:}
Love begins with a smile,grows with a kiss,and ends with a tear,so sad but true.

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Post time 2012-5-8 21:15:14 |Display all floors
An over-hyped TV series featuring several jealous concubines fighting for the emperor's favor. it's definitely not my cup of tea.

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Post time 2012-5-14 10:33:43 |Display all floors
how pathetic~ spend one's whole life to fight for a man who would never love you with all his heart

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