Monday, October 31, 2011

Curse of the Royal Harem

Curse of the Royal Harem TVB Drama Astro on Demand

Sunny Chan as Emperor Do Kwong
Myolie Wu as Empress Hao Sun
Jessica Hsuan as Niuhuru Yee Lan, later Concubine Tsuen
Gigi Wong as Empress Dowager Gong Chi
Joel Chan as Prince Rui
Sire Ma as Princess Rui
Elena Kong
Nancy Wu
Vivien Yeo
Rebecca Chan
Gordon Liu
Kwok Fung
Ben Wong
Jess Shum
Macy Chan

Total Episodes: 31 episodes
Aired Dates: October 31 to December 9, 2011
Time Slot: Mondays to Fridays, 8.30pm
Channel: Astro Channel 901

Emperor Do Kwong accended the throne after the disappearance of his elder brother Prince Muk while at war. Although the Emperor ordered for the search of Prince Muk, deep down, the royal family, including his consort, Niuhuru Yee Lan, knows that Prince Muk has died.

Emperess Dowager Gong Chi ordered that Nuihuru Yee Lan be buried alive to appease the soul of Prince Muk. The Emperor found out about the Empress Dowager's decree at the coronation ceremony of his Empress, Empress Hao Sun. In his rush to save Niuhuru Yee Lan, the Emperor disrupt the Empress coronation ceremony much to the disappointment of Empress Hao Sun as well as the Empress Dowager.

To save Niuhuru Yee Lan from further punishement from the Empress Dowager, the emperor decided to take his sister-in-law as his Concubine. This enraged both the Empress Dowager and Empress Hao Sun who sees Yee Lan as her main rival for the Emperor's affection.
The two women began to manipulate and outsmart each other.

caught between the woman he loves and his Empress, the Emperor is tired and exhausted and wished for calm and peace. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse when rumours of an affair between the Empress and Prince Rui, the emperor's younger brother, surfaced.

Although Nuihuru Yee Lan (now Concubine Tsuen) is the favoured concubine of the Emperor, she is constantly oppressed by the Empress Dowager and the Empress. Concubine Tsuen turned from a simple-minded and kind hearted lady into a sophisticated and manipulative women. She refused to be a victim of fate and decides to put her own fate in her own hands. She is ready to take anyone who stand in her way down.

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