Grand story of the inner workings of the harem of classic China.
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Series cast summary:
...  Zhen Huan 76 episodes, 2012
...  Yongzheng Emperor 74 episodes, 2012
...  Cui Jinxi 72 episodes, 2012
...  Empress 70 episodes, 2012
...  Huanbi / ... 67 episodes, 2012
...  Su Peisheng 67 episodes, 2012
...  Jianqiu 67 episodes, 2012
...  An Lingrong 59 episodes, 2012
...  Feng Ruozhao 58 episodes, 2012
...  Shen Meizhuang 55 episodes, 2012
...  Baojuan 54 episodes, 2012
...  Caiyue 51 episodes, 2012
...  Xiao Yunzi 47 episodes, 2012
...  Xin 45 episodes, 2012
...  Nian Shilan 40 episodes, 2012
...  Songzhi 38 episodes, 2012
...  Liuzhu 37 episodes, 2012
...  Cao Qinmo 35 episodes, 2012
...  Yunli 35 episodes, 2012
...  Consort Qi 35 episodes, 2012
...  Empress Dowager Renshou 33 episodes, 2012
...  Wen Shichu 33 episodes, 2012
...  Sun Zhuxi 32 episodes, 2012
...  Zhou Ninghai 31 episodes, 2012
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Grand story of the inner workings of the harem of classic China.

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The Yongzheng emperor in reality only ruled for 12 years See more »

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Yongzheng Emperor (2011): Only by enduring loneliness, can someone enjoy constancy.
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Alternate-language version of Empresses in the Palace (2015) See more »

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Netflix have offended me.
3 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

I am offended on behalf of western audiences... Netflix have implied that the Western audience are incapable of reading/sitting through all 76 episodes.

As an Australian who grew up on SBS, and who watches Asian and European cinema in preference to US offerings, not only did I notice that the story was strangely mangled and cut up, I also was left wanting more and all the missing pieces.

This is a great piece of television work that should not be missed. The only soap operas I find palatable are Asian ones - this show is more than palatable. The politicking is sublime. I love it.

Now I'm on a mission to find/buy all 76, 45min episodes - with English subtitles. Typical example of out of touch people in 'TV Land' deciding what is best for the audience, instead of letting the audience decide for themselves. I had no problem sitting and reading through umpteen bazillion episodes of 'Oshin' when that was on telly - don't know why I'm suddenly pigeon-holed as being 'too dumb' to watch this in it's entirety.

We all sat through 'The Water Margin' and 'Shintaro', so why, why why? I am heartily offended.


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