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Empresses In The Palace (2011)
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Empresses In The Palace (2011)
Original name: 甄嬛传
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The Legend of Zhen Huan, also known as Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan, is a Chinese television series based on the Internet novel of the same name. It first aired in China on 17 November 2011. It was announced in 2013 that the drama will be exported to the U.S and re-edit into six TV movies and broadcast on mainstream TV channels in the U.S.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: qing dynasty, chinese emperor, chinese history, empress, palace, love triangle, strong female lead, mistress, scheming, heir to the throne, rivalry, harem, intrigue, palace intrigue, emperor, political intrigue, female protagonist, royal court, affair, royal palace, eunuch, prince, pregnancy, power struggle, female rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china

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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: stylized, factual, multicultural, suspenseful, scenic
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Time: 18th century
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The Legend of Miyue (2015)
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Country: China
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Place: ancient china
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The Glamorous Imperial Concubine (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
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Time: 10th century
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Country: China
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Style: factual, tense, touching, captivating
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Scarlet Heart (2011)
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Duration: 46 min.
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Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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