The King’s Woman (2017)
English subtitle: Yes
Chinese Title: Qin shi liren mingyue xin / 秦时丽人明月心
Vietnamese Title: Lệ Cơ Truyện
Director: Liu Xin (刘新)
Genre: Historical, Romance, Wuxia
Country: Mainland China
1. Shengsi xiang sui (生死相随) – Artist: Queena Cui (崔子格) & Roger Yang Pei An (杨培安)
2. Zhu ding (注定) – Artist: Chang Si Si (常思思)
3. Baihua Can 百花残 – Artist: Cui Zi Ge (崔子格)
4. Qing Wei Yang (情未央) – Artist: Cui Zi Ge (崔子格)
DiLi Reba (迪丽热巴) as Gongsun Lì (Jingke’s childhood love, disciple of Li Ji & Gongsun Yu)
Vin Zhang Bin Bin (张彬彬) as Ying Zheng/Qin Shi Huang
Li Tai (李泰) as Han Shen (Gongsun Li’s big brother)
Liu Chang (刘畅) as Jingke
Natalie Zhang Xuan (张璇) as Gai Lan (Gai Nie’s daughter)
Huang Qian (黄骞) as Meng Wu
Lin Jian Dong (林鉴东) as Dou Yi
Meng Yu Li (蒙玉立) as Jing Liang Ren
Huang Yang Dian Tian (黄杨钿甜) as Shao Nian Liji
DiLi Reba as Gongsun Lì (Jingke’s childhood love, disciple of Li Ji & Gongsun Yu)
Vin Zhang Bin Bin as Ying Zheng/Qin Shi Huang (founder/Emperor of the Qin Dynasty)
Li Tai as Han Shen (Gongsun Li’s big brother)
Liu Chang as Jingke
Natalie Zhang Xuan as Gai Lan (Gai Nie’s daughter)
Zhu ding – Chang Si Si
The King’s Woman is adapted from Wen Shiren’s (温世仁) novel, Qin shi Mingyue Qian chuan, The Legend of Qin: Li Ji Story (秦时明月前传) & the prequel to The Legend of Qin.
Gongsun Li (DiLi Reba) is the grand-daughter and disciple of military commander Gongsun Yu. When she was young, she met and rescued Ying Zheng (Zhang Bin Bin), 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 Yin Zheng.
However, she quickly found out 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 Yin Zheng’s actions. At the same time, Han Shen (Sun Li and Jing Ke’s senior) entered the palace to save her but after learning the truth, stayed on in the palace as an imperial guard. Gongsun Li, after much time, came to know a kinder and lesser known side to Ying Zheng and began to fall for him. Facing the harem and the schemes of the concubines, Gongsun Li uses her wits, intelligence and kindness to earn the love and respect of everyone; and finally emerges as the ultimate winner. – source; wikipedia
I was really hoping for a part 2 to the Legend of Qin because I wanted to see more wuxia genres but this will be another palace romance drama telling the love story of Jing Tian Ming’s mother. I like actress Dilraba Dilmurat and I am anticipating her upcoming new romance drama series, The Flame’s Daughter also starring Vin Zhang Bin Bin.
The King’s Woman first broadcast on August 14, 2017 on Zhejiang TV & Youku.
Broadcast Date: August 14, 2017