the story followed the life of Yuhuan. during childhood, she lived a poor but happy life with her parents. after they were hunt down and her mother dead, she went on a journey with her father just to stay alive. unfortunately his father became fatally wounded while protecting Yuhuan, who was also ill. at that moment, they ran into Libai who was travelling. her father requested for Libai to look after his daughter before he fell dead in the wilderness. Yuhuan was brought to a relative's house, where she was treated as a slave. she later entered the palace by chance and got to know the Emperor of her time.
having the story followed Yuhuan since her childhood buildup our feelings and empathy towards her as she slowly became an adult. it felt like we knew who she really was as she struggle through her life being a slave and being married into the palace. her love for music drew the Emperor's attention, who was also obsessed with music. he created chances just for the duo to meet, yet brought unnecessary problems for her to endure as well. it was an interesting if not extreme life to live, where being alive meant everything.
some backgrounds on the drama:
- director: 尤小刚
- released: 2010
- casts: 殷桃， 黄秋生， 王洛勇， 石小群， 叶璇， 张颂文， 武利平
- language: Mandarin
- genre: Historical