Court Lady is an excellent interpretation of Emperor Taizong’s reign, even though it skirts the responsibility of being an accurate historical retelling.
The Sword and the Brocade is pleasant as a visual and lackluster as a story, but the few good choices it got right makes the drama compelling enough that you want to see it through to the end.
The main couple of 100 Days My Prince is the perfect example of when a fictional relationship can be based on cliches but not be dictated by them.
Consort Meng Arrives is an anachronistic harem story full of modern Chinese vernacular and humor that knows itself too well to take itself seriously.
Legend of Two Sisters in the Chaos had been on my must-watch drama list since Meng Ziyi, Wang Zhuocheng, and Aarif Rahman’s character posters first came out. Sadly, for all my anticipation, I was rewarded with a half baked letdown.
Moral of Splash Splash Love: If you’re good at STEM, a king will fall in love with you should you travel back in time to ancient Korea.
Mr. Queen is a fast-moving, whip-smart, and utterly addicting Korean drama about transmigration and time travel.
Chinese web series Go Princess Go is an entertaining spectacle of a drama that should not be as good as it is.
The King’s Woman starring Dilraba Dilmurat and Vin Zhang is a Chinese drama worth watching, if only for the actors and the costumes.
Story of Yanxi Palace did not become the hottest Chinese drama in 2018 for no reason. It delivers a solid seventy episodes of mystery, intrigue, and revenge.