If you are a big Chinese Drama fan, you can’t miss these 3 classic costume Dramas.
No. 3 The Legend of Fuyao
The third-ranked drama is “The Legend of Fuyao (扶摇)”, a motivational and romantic story of a heroine protagonist. The female lead, Fuyao, is a born special and fearless woman, despite that she was only a servant of the Xuanyuan sect from the Taiyuan Kingdoms in the beginning. Later, she mastered a powerful set of martial arts skills by chance and thus embarked on a journey to collect the secret magical artifacts that could lift the curse that blighted her life. Along the way, she met the Crown Prince of Tianquan (without knowing his real identity!), who was on secret missions to quell unrest in the five kingdoms. Confronting Xuanyuan on multiple occasions and fighting the powerful political forces together, Fuyao fell in love with him. The romantic twists and obstacles in the journey make this drama extraordinary, reaching an audience of 14.29 billion.
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No.2 Ashes of Love
The third-ranked is a heartbreaking one. If you appreciate a good love triangle and enjoyed Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, this is the drama for you. “Ashes of Love” (香蜜沉沉烬如霜) is a story across two generations about forbidden (ash-like) love (also known as unrequited love or love triangles) and stars Deng Lun and Yang Zi in the lead roles.
The story takes place in ancient times where the Flower Goddess dies after giving birth to a daughter Jin Mi. Before the Goddess passed, she fed her daughter the Unfeeling Pill, as she found out that her daughter would suffer a tragic love drama. To spare her daughter, she swallows a pill preventing Jin Mi from falling in love. Not knowing true love, Jin Mi gets involved in a relationship with Xufeng after living together for 100 years. Don’t wanna spoil the ending, so go check it out!
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No.1 Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace
“Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace (如懿传)” is a must-watch in all costume dramas which starred Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo, the top10 popular actors/actresses in China. With more than a million followers on their official Weibo account, “Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace” is one of the most popular palace drama series. Ruyi, the female lead, does not scheme much contrary to the typical lead in a palace drama. Though the road to becoming an empress is paved with treachery. She quickly learns to navigate the treacherous politics of the royal court and moves up the ranks. The romance between the emperor and Ruyi cannot be more bittersweet. Despite being the emperor’s most beloved woman, the Manchu lady is destined to struggle for survival amid endless scheming between other concubines as they fought for the emperor’s favor.
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