The Imperial Doctress

This drama had so many episodes but it was well worth watching to me. I really like Wallace Huo’s acting and the last thing I saw Cecelia Liu was Bu Bu Jing Xin (Scarlet Heart). The storyline was really good, it was really close to the actual history. However, the ending was of course different. But I loved it. It was different for once of how endings usually are in any drama series.


Set in the Ming Dynasty during the rule of Emperor Yingzong, Tan Yunxian (Cecilia Liu) came from a long line of medicine practitioners, her family having served as court physicians for several generations. However, the practice for female physicians came to a halt when many were framed for abusing the form. Yet, Yunxian was determined to learn medicine and she did so in secrecy. Through her enthusiasm and persistence, Yunxian overcame many difficulties and rose through the ranks to become the most famous female doctor of the Ming Dynasty. Along the way, she meets and falls in love with Zhu Qizhen (Wallace Huo) and Zhu Qiyu (Huang Xuan), two royal siblings with opposite personalities who enter into a rivalry for the throne.


  • Cecilia Liu as Tan Yunxian (譚允賢)
    • Zhang Zimu as young Yun Xian
  • Wallace Huo as Zhu Qizhen (朱祁鎮)
    • Lou Yunhao as young Qi Zhen
  • Huang Xuan as Zhu Qiyu (朱祁鈺)
    • Wu Ze Jin Xi as young Qi Yu