女醫·明妃傳 Imperial Doctress

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Wow so beware of the queen of tears. I’ve seen a lot of period dramas, some are really good, some are super boring, and in some, I’m just downright lost. This one falls into the ones I’m really lost in. I couldn’t get past six episodes with this drama before my attention span just died. You would think that a drama with Liu Shi Shi and Wallace Huo would be good! In the end it was a block of tears and an undefined character. The problem with this drama is that it’s really quite cliche even if it was inspired by a real person. There are TOO many dramas with a regular girl who happens to be super smart and a doctor *cough* Ruby Lin. If you’re going to make a not so original drama then you’re going to have to put a lot more emotion and story into it to make it stand out.

The only thing I remember seeing is Tan Yun Xian (Liu Shi Shi) constantly crying and getting scolded by her father. Her father was super against her helping people and saving them. She learned all her medical skills from him and her grandma. Of course Yun Xian was blessed with an innocent and kind heart which also cursed her with a weak EQ. Anyway Liu Shi Shi has more or less the same expression throughout whatever I watched. Zhou Qi Zhen (Wallace Huo) wasn’t too much better either.  Qi Zhen is the king, but you would never guess it based on how he acts. I remember when he first met Yun Xian, he was in disguise as someone else and had to escort her somewhere. She made a small comment that had him storming off and abandoning his duties to escort. I understand he’s the king but ugh, it was so childish.

Anyway first off one thing that’s wrong with this drama is you barely ever see the main man in the first few episodes. He shows up once in awhile to tease and help Yun Xian but otherwise not much. So what you’re left with for the first few episodes is mostly Yun Xian saving people and then crying and kneeling and getting hit by her father. These steps are a cycle that just keeps repeating. Of course small things happen in between but otherwise…nothing else too memorable.

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