[Review] 如懿传 Legend of Ruyi / Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace – 2018 CDrama

This drama is going to top a lot of your number ones right now. Legend of Ruyi is boasting an impeccable cast and every episode just drags you in deeper and deeper. Historic dramas always raises my interest as I get to learn more about Ancient China and I just love history. Who doesn’t?


This drama is set in the Qing Dynasty with Wallace Huo (霍建華) as Emperor Qianlong and Zhou Xun (周迅) as our main protagonist, Lady Ula-Nara or Empress Ruyi.

I’m currently up to the latest ep and so far, I’m amazed with the overall cast and production. I particularly enjoy watching this as they’re no dirty dog fights within the harem and most of them at least, fend for themselves and plot against others elegantly.

Zhou Xun’s elegance is highly portrayed throughout this drama as she doesn’t resort to any dirty tricks and is definitely assertive – I like that! Another mention is their outfits. How the harem’s outfits are mainly controlled or influenced by the Empress is shown as the head of the Harem changes. I’m also particularly in love with Empress Ruyi’s headpieces as they’re different and I don’t think I’ve seen them before in other dramas.

So, I definitely implore you to watch this for the plot, costuming or even for the impeccable cast 🙂



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