War and Beauty

Year:2004

Section:TVB Series

Genre:Period

Average Rating:       (out of 8 ratings)


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War and Beauty

Reviewed by: kailor November 20, 2008

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Synopsis Fifteen years after the Qing Emperor Jiaqing was crowned, the country appears to be in harmony. However, fights between the Imperial concubines escalate. Beauty never lasts. All the imperial concubines, including the Emperor's beloved and most favored Yu Fei (SHEREN TANG) knows this and becomes nervous when triennial concubine election approaches. Yu Fei's position is soon threatened by an imperial descendant Yuk Ying (GIGI LAI), an eunuch's adopted daughter Yee Shun (CHARMAINE SHEH), and an imperial servant maid Onn Sinn...

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War and Beauty

Reviewed by: yesun February 25, 2006

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Chinese Name: "Gum Ji Yuk Yip" Cast: Charmaine Sheh as Yee Sun Maggie Cheung as Onn Sin Sheren Tang as Yu Yuet or Yu Fei Gigi Lai as Yuk Ying Bowie Lam as Bak Yeung Moses Chan as Houng Mou Rebecca Chan as the Empress Maria Chan as Boh Sim Lo Hoi Pang as Eunuch Chui Man Tin or Chui Gung Gung Jade Leung as Fook Nga Synopsis: In the ancient Chinese culture the emperor had many concubines. This meant that at the top was the empress,...

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War And Beauty

Reviewed by: Faith December 06, 2005

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

War and Beauty is one of TVB's high-budget productions of 2004. To be honest, it's one of the best TVB dramas I've watched so far in terms of cast, acting, costumes, setting, and production. The charm of this whole series is that it embodies the whole 'survival of the fittest' concept so well. And the best part is, no one is completely good in this series, and the hypocrisy, backstabbing, scheming, and hidden meanings...

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War and Beauty

Reviewed by: Bridget August 09, 2005

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Chinese Title "Gum Jee Yook Yip" (A play on words on the ancient Chinese saying that refers to a princess, but here "yook yip" means something like the revenge and crimes left from yesterday) # of episodes 30 Theme Song Bowie Lam Cast Bowie Lam Bo Yee as Suen Bak Yeung Sheren Tang Sui Man as Yu Yuet/Yu Fei Charmaine Sheh Si Maan as Yee Sun Gigi Lai Zhi as Yuk Ying Maggie Cheung Hor Yee as On Sin Moses Chan Ho as Hung Mo Rebecca Chan...

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War and Beauty

Reviewed by: wisefool March 23, 2005

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Cast Sheren Tang - Yu Fei Gigi Lai - Yuk Ying Charmaine Sheh - Yee Shun Maggie Cheung - On Sin Bowie Lam - Suen Pak Yeung Moses Chan - Hung Mo Jade Leung - Fuk Nga Rebecca Chan - The Empress Yu Yeung - The Emperor Chan Hung Lit - Suen Ching Wah Wong Tak Bun - Siu Luk Chi Wai Ka Hung - Chan Song Irene Wong - Mrs. Suen Pak Yeung Patricia Liu - Heung Fou Plot Overview Fifteen years after Qing Emperor...

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War and Beauty

Reviewed by: ngai-mui December 31, 2004

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Cast: Gigi Lai Chi - Yuk Ying Charmaine Sheh See-Man - Yee Sun Maggie Cheung Ho-Yee - On Seen Sheren Tang Sui-Man - Yu Fay Bowie Lam Bo-Yee - Shuen Bak Yeung Moses Chan Ho - Hung Mo Introduction: Hype can easily break a show, especially one that does not have the talent or content to live up to its hype. However, unlike other heavily promoted shows, "War and Beauty" didn't disappoint. In fact, it not only lived up to its hype,...

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War and Beauty

Reviewed by: lea December 30, 2004

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

30 episodes, 10 tapes Bowie Lam, Moses Chan, Sheren Tang, Charmaine Sheh, Maggie Cheung, Gigi Lai, Rebecca Chan, Jade Leung "War and Beauty" is an extravagant production, and one of the best serials to come out of TVB in recent years. The plotting is complicated, but plotting and scheming is what this grand traditional drama is all about. The vicious and bloody 'wars' between a King's concubines had probably occurred in any and all dynasties throughout China's...

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War and Beauty

Reviewed by: sehseh November 17, 2004

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Cast: Maggie Cheung as Onn Sin Charmaine Sheh as Yee Shun Gigi Lai as Yuk Ying Sheren Tang as Yu Yuet / Yu Fei Bowie Lam as Suen Bak Yeung Moses Chan as Houng Mou Jade Leung as Fook Nga Rebecca Chan as Empress Yu Yeung as Emperor Jiaqing Lo Hoi Pang as Eunuch Chui Man Tin Wong Tak Bun as Siu Luk Chi Chan Hung Lit as Suen Ching Wah June Chan as Suk Ling Chan Man Hei as Yun Kei Wai Ka Hung as Chan Song Maria Chan...

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Member Ratings

cloudxtifa4ever

03-11-2008 12:28 PM

     

I loved this series
Gigi and Sheren were gold


dorkable:)

10-19-2007 08:52 PM

     

moses looks to old for gigi! lol


chauz85

08-05-2007 12:54 PM

     

Best series I have ever watched. I watched this one early last year - the first Hong Kong series I have watched from start to finish for a long, long time. This series made me pick up watching HK series again... and since "War and Beauty", I have watched no less than 10 series. This one is still the best, for the story, for the setting, for the cast, for the costumes, for the music... No wonder TVB is not shooting "War & Beauty 2", because the first one is a tough act to follow.


Chinese rock!!!

06-25-2007 02:22 AM

     

That movie was confusing and i DIDN'T GET TO FINISH WATCHING IT. but i like the parts that had Sheh see man and moses cahn in it.


sidsid94

05-29-2007 02:23 AM

     

hello sorry to break it to you, you transklated one of the charachters name wrong is supposed to be Lau ku luk Yu Yut not Lau Fa Luk Yu Yut.


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