Release date: August, 2017
Main lead: Dilraba Dilmurat (Gongsun Li), Vin Zhang (Ying Zheng)
Gongsun Li is the granddaughter and disciple of military commander Gongsun Yu. When she was young, she met and rescued Ying Zheng, who then fell in love with her at first sight. When the Qin troops were attacked, Gongsun Li’s childhood lover, Jing Ke was poisoned while protecting her. In order to attain the antidote for Jing Ke, Gongsun Li agreed to marry Ying Zheng.
However, she found out that she was already pregnant with Jing Ke’s child. Ying Zheng decides to hide the truth for Gongsun Li, treating the child as his own. Gongsun Li was deeply touched by Ying Zheng’s actions. At the same time, Han Shen (Sun Li and Jing Ke’s senior) entered the palace to save her and stayed on in the palace as an imperial guard. After much time, Gongsun Li comes to know a kinder and lesser known side of Ying Zheng and begins to fall for him. Facing the harem, the schemes of the concubines, and Ying Zheng’s mercurial nature, Gongsun Li uses her wits, intelligence, and kindness to earn the love and respect of everyone.
I think it’s this movie that made me fall in love with Dilraba Dilmurat… She was stunning, I mean, no one could’ve done this job better than her not even Yang Mi or Liu Yi Fei…
I don’t have much to say about it, the above description from wikipedia says it all, I just wanted to mention one more time the role of the woman in historical dramas and certainly in the Chinese society. Gongsun Li is seen as a strong, independent, intelligent and beautiful woman. She’s independent and she will stay independent no matter what the emperor says or wants. She defends the oppressed and defies the oppressor. Moreover, She is excellent in Martial Arts and military tactics… I love it when she finally falls in love with the emperor who kidnapped her at first, they have a beautiful love story but because of her free attitude and mind, the emperor can’t possess her and it drives him crazy. Well, I recommend this drama and I give it a 10/10.