Curse of the Royal Harem

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season

Curse of the Royal Harem is a historical drama from TVB that stars Jessica Hsuan. Set in the Qing Dynasty, the storyline follows the life of Empress Dowager Chee Heung (portrayed by Jessica Hsuan), who was a powerful and influential figure during her time. The drama begins when Chee Heung is just a lowly concubine in the palace. She catches the eye of Emperor Yongzheng (portrayed by Myolie Wu), who takes her on as his concubine. Chee Heung is ambitious and determined to rise to the top, and she uses her wit and intelligence to outmaneuver her rivals in the harem.

As she gains more power, Chee Heung faces challenges from other concubines who are jealous of her status. She also has to contend with political turmoil outside the palace, as factions struggle for power and influence. Through it all, Chee Heung remains calm and composed, using her skills in strategy and diplomacy to navigate the complex world of the royal court.

The show is known for its stunning costumes and sets, which transport viewers back in time to the lavish and opulent world of the Qing Dynasty. The attention to detail in the costumes and props is impressive, and the show does an excellent job of immersing viewers in this historical period.

Another highlight of the show is the performance of Jessica Hsuan, who brings depth and nuance to her portrayal of Empress Dowager Chee Heung. Hsuan manages to convey the character's strength and intelligence while also showing her vulnerable side. She is able to capture the complexity of Chee Heung's emotions, from her fierce ambition to her deep loneliness and longing.

In addition to Hsuan's performance, the show features a strong ensemble cast who bring their own unique talents to the table. Myolie Wu is excellent as Emperor Yongzheng, portraying a man who is both powerful and vulnerable. The other actresses who play Chee Heung's rivals in the harem are equally impressive, bringing a range of emotions to their roles.

The plot of the show is gripping from start to finish, with plenty of twists and turns to keep viewers engaged. There are moments of romance, humor, and tragedy, all of which help to create a rich and complex world. The pacing of the show is also well done, with each episode having a clear structure and purpose.

Overall, Curse of the Royal Harem is a must-watch for fans of historical dramas. It offers a fascinating look into the world of the Qing Dynasty, with strong performances from its cast and stunning visuals. The story of Empress Dowager Chee Heung is both entertaining and enlightening, and viewers will find themselves rooting for her as she navigates the treacherous waters of the royal court.

Curse of the Royal Harem is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (31 episodes). The series first aired on October 31, 2011.

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Episode 31
31. Episode 31
December 12, 2011
After the Emperor was shamed in front of the people, Prince Shui is made the official Prince Regent. To further sow the resentment between them, someone murders baby Yuk Zhan!
Episode 30
30. Episode 30
December 9, 2011
After the Emperor was shamed in front of the people, Prince Shui is made the official Prince Regent. To further sow the resentment between them, someone murders baby Yuk Zhan!
Episode 29
29. Episode 29
December 8, 2011
After the Emperor was shamed in front of the people, Prince Shui is made the official Prince Regent. To further sow the resentment between them, someone murders baby Yuk Zhan!
Episode 28
28. Episode 28
December 7, 2011
Yee Lan reveals the affair to Lok Yan, who decides to end her story in her own way. Accused of misdeeds, Yee Lan uncovers more of the conspiracy.
Episode 27
27. Episode 27
December 6, 2011
Yee Lan reveals the affair to Lok Yan, who decides to end her story in her own way. Accused of misdeeds, Yee Lan uncovers more of the conspiracy.
Episode 26
26. Episode 26
December 5, 2011
With the Emperor suffering from opium withdrawl and discovering Yun Yuen's betrayal, the conspiracy moves closer to seizing the throne.
Episode 25
25. Episode 25
December 2, 2011
The opium dealer in the Royal Court is revealed, but is it just a conspiracy to steal the throne?
Episode 24
24. Episode 24
December 1, 2011
Yun Yuen's baby is brought back from the verge of death, but is still in the shadow of Yee Lan's child. The Empress Dowager recruits a new ally to assist her in her mission to dethrone the Emperor.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
November 30, 2011
Yee Lan's baby is healthy, but her father was murdered under suspicious circumstances. Yun Yuen's baby is in critical condition, will changing her ways change her baby's fate?
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
November 29, 2011
With her father imprisoned under accusations of being an opium dealer, Yee Lan hopes to give birth to an heir before Yun Yuen, in order to save her father from execution.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
November 28, 2011
After Tsui's death, Choi Lam's false claims that she was her estranged daughter are revealed. Prince Shui returns from the battlefield, where the Empire's troops are literally outgunned.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
November 25, 2011
Lady Shun exposes the Empress Dowager's crime while shattering the Emperor's image of his mother. Choi Lam and Yun Yuen team up to frame Yee Lan, but her maid ends up paying the ultimate price.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
November 24, 2011
Blackmail pushes Choi Lam to take drastic measures to keep her past a secret. Lady Shun returns to interrupt the Empress Dowager's Birthday Banquet with an accusation that would change everything.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
November 23, 2011
As opium floods the kingdom, Choi Lam gets blackmailed by an old companion. Yee Lan narrowly escapes Lady Cheung and learns more about Empress Dowager's past.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
November 22, 2011
As soon as the Empress returns to the Palace, she convinces the mentally unstable Lady Cheung that her baby is in danger. Yee Lan learns of a possible conspiracy that lead the Empress Dowager to power.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
November 21, 2011
Yun Yuen finds a way to produce an heir after losing the Emperor's child, by seducing her brother! Back in the Harem, Yee Lan helps a mysterous stranger.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
November 18, 2011
The Empress' mother is sentenced to death for her plans to kill Yee Lan's unborn child and Yun Yuen is exiled. Will she redeem herself or is she still under her mother's wicked influence?
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
November 17, 2011
After being caught trying to seduce the Emperor, Choi Lam poses as Tsui's daughter. Yee Lan is forced to vouch for her, Yun Yuen has to spare her life, and the Emperor agrees to make her a Royal Consort.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
November 16, 2011
Yok Lan is interested in marrying Prince Shui, but his feelings for Yun Yuen prevent him from making a decision.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
November 15, 2011
After being demoted down to concubine, Yee Lan faces insults from Yun Yuen and someone secretly lacing her medicine. In the political area, Prince Shui learns a shipment of rice was sabotaged, but his interrogation of the accused ends tragically.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
November 14, 2011
After Yun Yuen reveals that she is pregnant and Yee Lan has trouble conceiving, she becomes invested in a political crisis.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
November 11, 2011
Yun Yuen tries to play matchmaker, but she is haunted by visions of the disgraced maid, Choi Lam. Is it her ghost out for revenge, or a plan for her to admit her guilty deeds?
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
November 10, 2011
With their fathers imprisoned, Yee Lan and Yun Yuen continue their battle for Sire's ear, but he would rather spend time with Lady Cheung. Despite his attempts to keep the personal and political separate, payoffs and manipulation cloud his decision-making
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
November 9, 2011
The rivalry between Yee Lan and Yun Yuen spills into the political arena as their fathers accuse one another of corruption. Another member of the Harem plans to acend to consort.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
November 8, 2011
In a remote town and in under an assumed name, the Emperor lies dying of the plague as Yee Lan desperately searches for a cure. Meanwhile at the capital, an assassination attempt leads to a rekindling of romance between Min Yan and Yun Yuen.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
November 7, 2011
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Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 4, 2011
As rumors circulate about Min Yee still being alive, Yee Lan requests time away from the Forbidden City, but plans to escape and conduct her own investigation. Jealous of Yee Lan, once again Yun Yuen attempts to stand in her way.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
November 3, 2011
Yee Lan has found a way out of every trap set for her, but can she deal with being framed for murder?
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
November 2, 2011
Yee Lan's promotion divides the entire Royal Court, from the Harem to the political ministry. The veracity of Min Yee's remains is challenged and a tea ceremony provides an opportunity for Yun Yuen to sabotage Yee Lan and dominate the Harem.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
November 1, 2011
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
October 31, 2011
In the Qing Dynasty, the imperial court fraught with gossip and jealousy. After waiting two years for Prince Min Yee's safe return, the Empress Dowager and Yun Yuen have given up hope finding him and decide to sacrifice his wife Yee Lan.
Where to Watch Curse of the Royal Harem
Curse of the Royal Harem is available for streaming on the TVB website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Curse of the Royal Harem on demand at and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 31, 2011