Palace (TV series)

Palace (Chinese: 宫锁心玉, lit. Jade Palace Lock Heart) is a 2011 Chinese television series produced by Yu Zheng; starring Yang Mi, Feng Shaofeng, Mickey He and Tong Liya. The series was directed by Lee Wai-chu and starred cast members from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The series was first broadcast on Hunan TV in China from 31 January to 21 February 2011. It is later followed by Palace 2 (Chinese: 宮鎖珠帘) (2012), Palace 3: The Lost Daughter (Chinese: 宫锁连城), and the film The Palace (2013 film).

Palace
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Palace official poster
Also known asJade Palace Lock Heart
GenreHistorical fiction
Romance
Time-travel
Developed byHBS
Written byYu Zheng
Directed byLee Wai-chu
StarringYang Mi
Feng Shaofeng
Mickey He
Tong Liya
Theme music composerTan Xuan
Opening themeIn Support of the Love by Mickey He(episodes 1–20),
by Yang Mi(episodes 21–35)
Ending themeMeet or not Meet by Mickey He
Country of originChina
Original languageMandarin
No. of episodes35 (39)(Hunan TV first broadcast the version with 39 episodes, not the general version with 35)
Production
ProducersYu Zheng
He Jin
Production locationsDongyang
Zhejiang
Hengdian World Studios
Running time45 minutes (per episode)
Production companiesHunan ETV Culture Media
Yuzheng Studio
H&R Century Pictures
Release
Original networkHunan Television
Original release31 January (2011-01-31) –
21 February 2011 (2011-02-21)
External links
Website
Palace
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Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Jade Palace Lock Heart
Traditional Chinese宮鎖心玉
Simplified Chinese宫锁心玉

The series was extremely popular during its run and led to widespread fame for its cast.[1]

SynopsisEdit

Luo Qingchuan (Yang Mi) is a modern day actress. One day she decided to try a romantic role which she has never done before so she scouted around and found a director who intended to direct and produce a romance drama set in the Qing Dynasty, during the reign of Emperor YongZheng.

The rest of the drama is focused on her character becoming embroiled in the princes' struggle for the throne and is torn between her love for Yin Si (Feng Shaofeng), the eighth prince, and Yin Zhen (Mickey He), the fourth prince and future Emperor Yongzheng. She is also betrayed by her friend Tong Suyan (Tong Liya). Caught in the crossfire of political intrigue, her wit and compassion serves her well in her bid to stay alive.

CastEdit

MainEdit

SupportingEdit

The Imperial MenEdit

The Imperial WomenEdit

People of the PalaceEdit

  • Shen Baoping as Longkodo
  • Wilson Guo as Xiao Shunzi
  • Lu Jiarong as Fei Cui
  • Ye Simiao as Jin Momo
  • Liu Jiayuan as Xin Lian
  • Lu Yi as Ying Shuang
  • Yuan Shanshan as Ru Bing

OthersEdit

  • Xi Xue as Princess Ningxiang
  • He Xianda as Songgotu
  • Wang Xianghong as Gu Xiaochun (later Nian Gengyao)
  • Li Qindong as Nian Gengyao

Present dayEdit

  • Yan Yikuan as Lin Feifan
  • Liu Fang as Qingchuan's mother
  • Zhu Yaying as Lin Feifan's mother

Historical inaccuraciesEdit

  • One historical inaccuracy is that although this is a historical drama, the protagonist Luo Qingchuan was shown wearing yellow even when she was not a member of the imperial household. It is a very serious inaccuracy because in Imperial China, such a disregard could have someone put to death by the Emperor for not respecting this custom.

SoundtrackEdit

Palace - Original Television Soundtrack (宫锁心玉电视剧原声音乐大碟)
No.TitleMusicLength
1."The Offering to Love (爱的供养)"Yang Mi & Mickey He 
2."Meet or not Meet (见或不见)"Mickey He 
3."Tomorrow's Night (明月)"Yang Mi & Tan Xuan 

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Winner Ref.
2011 Shanghai Television Festival Most Popular Actress Yang Mi
Asian Television Awards Best Drama Screenplay Yu Zheng [2]
LeTV Entertainment Awards Best Television Series

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "《宫锁心玉》即将大结局 网络点击率已过亿". Hunan TV.
  2. ^ "2011 Winners". Asian Television Awards.

External linksEdit