Number of Episodes:30
Language: Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese Title: 宮心計
Average Rating: (out of 2 ratings)
"Beyond the Realm of Conscience" is a Chinese TV drama revolving around the intrigues at the Emperor's palace during the Tang period. Main characters, Yiu Gam Ling (Tavia Yeung) and Lau Sam Ho (Charmaine Sheh) are lowly maids at the palace, that had to endure maltreatment of higher-placed officers, responsible for, e.g., food and beverages, furnishings, jewelry and wardrobe. As the entire system is strongly hierarchical the plot is full of intrigues revolving around the character's attempts to get higher in the hierarchy. As the drama proceeds both Yiu Gam Ling and Lau Sam Ho succeed in obtaining higher positions at the court: Yiu Gam Ling by seducing the Emperor and Lau Sam Ho due to her talents. Not only is Yiu Gam Ling now in trouble with the Emperor's concubine, the friendship of Yiu Gam Ling and Lau Sam Ho starts to break down. Both ladies have power, and to complicate the things further both of them are in love with the same palace guard!
Initially I thought this show is a copycat of the Korean show "Jewel In The Palace", since the central characters are palace maids and that even for palace maids, there is power struggle and backstabbing to be the chief. But as the series progresses, it became a good standalone show on its own. The central character is this unbelievable too good to be true character Lau Sam Ho (Charmaine Sheh). Because of her good nature and her attitude of never causing...Add a Review read more
Chinese Title: “Gung Sam Gai” (roughly translates to schemes in the palace ) No. of episodes: 33 Theme songs: “Gung Sam Gai” (Schemes) by Susanna Kwan (opening); “Fung Che” (Windmill) by Charmaine Sheh (closing) Cast Moses Chan Tavia Yeung Charmaine Sheh Kevin Cheng Michelle Yim Susanna Kwan Supporting Cast Lee Kwok Lun Selina Li Lui San Yoyo Chen Cheong Chi Kwong Lau Dan Crystal Tin Mandy Cho Tracy Yip Foreword I had high hopes for this series. They were dashed. Review Great name, not-so-great series. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again....Add a Review read more