TVB Period Drama “The Last Healer in Forbidden City” Premieres March 28

By on March 20, 2016 in NEWS, TV Dramas

TVB Period Drama “The Last Healer in Forbidden City” Premieres March 28

TVB television drama The Last Healer in Forbidden City <末代御醫>, starring Roger Kwok (郭晉安), Tavia Yeung (楊怡), Law Lan (羅蘭), and Ngo Ka-nin (敖嘉年), will be premiering in Hong Kong on March 28. Produced by Nelson Cheung (張乾文), the series will run for 20 episodes across TVB networks.

The period drama, which is about a physician employed at the Imperial Palace during the final years of the Qing Dynasty, had a rocky start. In January of this year, rumor mills said that TVB’s poor viewership ratings in the past year led to the decision for the broadcaster to withdraw five of its upcoming television dramas from this year’s broadcast lineup. Among the five was The Last Healer in Forbidden City. A few weeks later, after announcing the launch of TVB’s video streaming platform myTV SUPER, The Last Healer in Forbidden City was introduced as one of the original programs that would stream exclusively on the platform. These rumors were only squashed after TVB confirmed that The Last Healer in Forbidden City would get a primetime network release.

Nonetheless, the drama is notable for being JJ Jia’s (賈曉晨) first TVB drama since 2013’s Always and Ever <情逆三世緣>. It is also Nelson Cheung’s last TVB drama, and could potentially be Tavia Yeung’s last TVB drama as well, should she decide to not renew her TVB contract when it expires this April.

Synopsis

After the failures of the Sino-Japanese War of 1895 and the Hundred Days’ Reform of 1898, Emperor Guangxu (Ngo Ka-nin) was removed from power by his aunt, Empress Dowager Cixi (Law Lan), and put under house arrest.

Highly-skilled physician To Chung (Roger Kwok) was called to the Imperial Palace to treat Cixi, who has been suffering from a weird illness for quite some time. When To Chung heals Cixi successfully, she grants him the title of Imperial Palace Physician, which To Chung reluctantly accepts.

To Chung develops a close relationship with Emperor Guangxu during his time in the Imperial Palace. Not only does he improve the young emperor’s health, he also helps the emperor patch up his relationship with wife, Consort Tsan (Rebecca Zhu). But despite his medical title, To Chung is unable to heal his sick and handicapped wife, Hung Bak-hap (JJ Jia).

Desperately, he seeks the bone-setting doctor, Fuk Ling (Tavia Yeung), in Beijing. Fuk Ling’s treatment remedies his wife’s pain. Impressed with her skills, To Chung refers Fuk Ling to the Imperial Palace, where she ends up as Cixi’s personal bonesetter. To Chung and Fuk Ling’s friendship develops into romantic love, but To Chung’s loyalty to his wife prevents him from pursuing the relationship further.

Fuk Ling’s introduction to the Imperial Palace, however, came at a cost. She had one mission in mind, a mission that encompasses the secrets of the Qing court. But with a secret that big, would she and To Chung be able to escape from the crises unfolding in court, in a dynasty that is doomed to fall?

Source: IHKTV

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  • 11 comments to TVB Period Drama “The Last Healer in Forbidden City” Premieres March 28

    1. yummiki24 says:

      CANT WAIT FOR THIS !!!! Waiting for something like this genre since curse of the royal harem! Hope it doesnt disappoint! Shame only 20episodes.

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    2. kangaroo says:

      Looking forward to Tavia – being on the screen again, has been a long time

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    3. funnlim says:

      FINALLY!

      But why a character with an agenda?

      And bone setting is… orthopedics? Chiropractor? TCM Tit-Da?

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    4. ivan says:

      Is roger the antagonist ? I want to see him in another bad guy role

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    5. panda says:

      OMG YAAASSS so happy its finally gonna air!!!!

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    6. jjwong says:

      I actually look forward to this. I hope Tavia’s character has more depth and not so flat. She needs an interesting char to play! So this secret she has better be Earth shattering and not some lame, lol.

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    7. elizabeth says:

      Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!

      I was so sad when tvb said they might be putting this asode. So happy it is airing soon.

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    8. happybi says:

      Looking forward to this!

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    9. funnlim says:

      Saw the trailer, the series looks a tad old fashioned as in old. Props, everything. BUt I look forward to some good acting even if small production.

      Saw Over Run Over (hate the title) and episode 1 was a bore. I thought if another shot of that high tension wire again I will scream and it was repeated so many times, the high tension wire IS the special guest. The 3 actors, even with Vincent with a horrible village accent were boring. Tracy seems out of sorts. Haven’t seen ep 2 so hoping it improves and the story makes some sense. If it is about her keep coming back to the same point for 20 episodes, I think it is a pass for me.

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      • funnlim replied:

        @funnlim P/S watching legend of mi yue at the same time. Mi yue such a grand inaccurate production with a story that you can find plot holes but OMG, performances, OMG. Sun Li is simply masterclass of her own.

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    10. stessanne says:

      Nice drama. Only setback was a lousy actor in Jonathan Cheung! His acting is so bloody lousy and its akin to a robot!

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