The Plough Department of the Song Dynasty (2…

For one reason or another no mainland Chinese drama since The Imperial Coroner has been able to pass the 4-episode litmus test for me. I was hoping the latest offering in the Dr Qin franchise could do it and to some extent it has although not without serious reservations on my part. While the lead actor Zhang Yujian is a good fit for the titular role he is saddled with a ragged script that tries too hard with a trope-ridden romance that does nothing to enhance it. However, my newfound enthusiasm for Zhang Yujian as an actor led me to rediscover an older series, one that I had considered watching while it was airing except with all kinds of things going on at the time, I had set it aside for a later date and forgotten about it.

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