I’m still on a marathon to finish all 45 episodes of this drama and so far so good. Love the chemistry between Zhao Li Ying and Chen Xiao. I thought Zhao Li Ying looked to cute to play the titular role of a female prime minister but she has proved me wrong. Although she still looks cute to me. She can still exude elegance and posture as a lady of high rank and it’s clear why Chen Xiao’s character fell for her. Lu Zhen is supposedly smart and innocent as most historical fiction heroines are.
Although, it’s just like any other Yu Zheng’s work, this drama allows the heroine to fight for a stand in the imperial court. Apparently, Yu Zheng doesn’t do the writing and he’s just one of the producer so it’s SAFE. At 22 episodes, we are nowhere near the imperial court and national issues yet but I think that will come along when Gao Zhan becomes king. I’ve never seen Chen Xiao in any prior dramas but he managed to nail this one. ≧▽≦ The scheming is usual in the inner courts, everything is pointed out for the audiences. Probably lacks the finesse Legend of Zhen Huan has but I appreciate the cute between Lu Zhen and Gao Zhan. I find it quite humorous that when the women gets in trouble, the men will always choose not to appear in person to help so to not hurt the women’ pride. Women in this drama do have a lot of pride in what they do. I thought the costumes would be jarring since they are bright and unusual colours but I think I got use to them soon enough.
Women of different posts wear different coloured outfits. Since Lu Zhen goes through the a lot of the ranks, she changes her outfits a lot.
Ranks start from 8th to the 1st(highest, or prime minister). So far I’ve only seen until 5th rank.
3rd rank robes and also her prime minister robes.
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Out of all, I like the 6th rank one best because it stands out.The others have the same colour palette which makes it hard to tell them apart.
That’s it for now but I’ll post again after I’ve finished the series!