It amazed me how fine this drama balanced the humor and the complicated power struggle storyline. This scene in particular, is my favorite example. I knew far too well that they played a dangerous game here, changing barbed flattery and veiled threats while smiling politely. And yet I couldn’t help cackling at the whole “intimidation technique” the emperor used. Poor old eunuch Hou.

#JoyOfLife

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    I’m up to ep 19 and really loving it. It’s a weird combination of humor and seriousness but the drama does an excellent job of seamlessly melding it. It could easily have felt confusing or jarring but it doesn’t at all.

    And this scene cracked me up 😆

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    I’ll keep an eye on your posts, this drama seems interesting 🙂 , thx for sharing ^^

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      More post incoming 😀
      I have high expectation for this drama because of all the positive reviews I read everywhere, but it easily exceeded it. So far so good.

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      This is my no.1 C-Drama of 2019. High quality production, excellent script writing and amazing cast. Highly recommend it! Just a warning: this is a multi-season series. They’ve only finished 1 season so far which ended with a crazy cliffhanger. I still love it to death though.

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        I’ve watched AvenueX videos about it and I think I’ll start it soon (gotta finish other show before that ^^’)
        thx for the information 🙂

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