“Beauty at War” Synopsis

By on March 20, 2013 in TV Dramas

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After nearly a decade of waiting, TVB is finally prepared to debut the highly anticipated spiritual sequel to the award-winning palace drama, War and Beauty <金枝慾孽>! Starring returning cast members Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯), Moses Chan (陳豪), and Kenny Wong (黃德斌), the second series, Beauty at War <金枝慾孽(貳)> also sees the addition of major television stars Ada Choi (蔡少芬) and Christine Ng (伍詠薇). Premiering on April 22, Beauty at War will definitely bring up the hype for Hong Kong’s upcoming exciting summer television season.

War and Beauty, a Qing Dynasty palace drama that is set during the reign of Emperor Jiaqing, was a major hit in 2004, setting ratings records in Hong Kong. The serial was also critically acclaimed, with its cast winning best acting awards and the drama itself becoming Drama of the Year. War and Beauty was also known for resetting the careers of the main leads back to prominence.

The two-part War and Beauty series is a product of producer Jonathan Chik (戚其義) and scriptwriter Chow Yuk Ming (周旭明), both who have left TVB to start their production company in 2012. According to various reports, Jonathan and Chow’s exit played a major factor in TVB’s decision to pull Beauty at War out from the original anniversary drama time slot into a pre-summer time slot. Sheren Tang and Ada Choi’s decision to leave TVB also allegedly impacted the decision as well.

Synopsis

Jealous of her sister’s strong influence in harem affairs, Consort Dowager Shun (Christine Ng) spreads false and negatives rumors about her elder sister, Consort Yu (Sheren Tang), in the Forbidden City. The ambitious wet nurse, Sheung Ling (Ada Choi) uses this chance to investigate the truth behind the rumors for monetary benefits. The opportunity leads Sheung Ling to become Yu’s personal maid; she develops a close relationship with her master.

Soon afterwards, a famous opera troupe headed by Ko Lau Fei (Moses Chan) and Wan Chau Yuen (Eddie Kwan 關禮傑) is invited to the Forbidden City to perform. The charismatic Ko Lau Fei evokes emotion in the cunning and lonely Shun, and she falls in love with him. To maintain the chastity of the palace harem, Yu tries to prevent Shun from seeing Fei. However, Yu is also falling under Fei’s love spells, and gets involved in an inexplicable love triangle with Fei and Sheung Ling.

Shun decides to return the favor by recruiting the diviner and ex-prisoner Tung Kat Hoi (Kenny Wong) to destroy her sister. In the eyes of an outsider, Hoi appears to be a madman, but for those who reside deep inside the Forbidden City, Hoi is the only sane being.

Produced at 30 episodes, Beauty at War also stars Wi Kar Hung (韋家雄), Tracy Ip (葉翠翠), Rachel Kan (簡慕華), Raymond Cho (曹永廉), Vivien Yeo (楊秀惠), Christine Kuo (苟芸慧), Katy Kung (龔嘉欣), and Stanley Cheung (張景淳). Alice Chan (陳煒) makes a guest appearance.

Source: ihktv.com

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  • 15 comments to “Beauty at War” Synopsis

    1. Ric says:

      The pre-summer time slot is actually the best time slot of the year. Just check back and you’ll see ratings and popularity of those series often match or exceed the anniversary series.

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    2. Magic says:

      Seems like not many people are looking forward to this. I am, though! Can’t wait for Beauty at War! Sounds pretty interesting.

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    3. Little fishy says:

      All 3 of them fall for Moses >_> sound boring 🙁 n I knew Christine going to be the evil one, so predictable 🙁 I’m not sure I will like this series >_<

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    4. H says:

      I wish there was another prominent male lead in addition to Moses.

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    5. Puff says:

      I love the original. I hope this will not ruin the good memory. 2013 might be the year of sequels… But not necessarily all good though!

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    6. Woot says:

      Christine Kuo?? Ohkay……

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    7. TN1 says:

      C’mon do we hv to wait dat loooooooong!

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    8. bodyandface says:

      i think christine ng had too much plastic done to her face, she reminds me of malaysia’s prime minister’s wife, rosmah mansur esp in pix above

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      • Ribb replied:

        LOLS … right… However Rosmah looks worst

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    9. mr.vui says:

      looking forward to this. anticipated Christine’s role in BTROC as one of the department heads showed in the promo clip.. but that didn’t happen.

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    10. anoninhk says:

      wasn’t fond of the original but at least i was excited about it before it came out. this one sounds pretty dull, and the leading male cast (i.e. moses and kenny) are unappealing for me.

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      • Magic replied:

        Isn’t Eddie Kwan also a lead?

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    11. yxm says:

      Why are all the main casts ‘old’? Not very appealing …

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      • Nicole replied:

        If they are not “old”, audience complain they aren’t charismatic or whatever. So you get “old”.

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    12. Nicole says:

      The preview doesn’t look too bad
      http://t.cn/zYkjfsm

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