World of beauties isn’t doing much for me. For one thing, the quality of the video sucks and I really am not emotionally invested in the story. However, there is a beautifully shot and written story that might be competing with World of Beauties. Here is a short recap
Wu Mei Niang’s father was a general who saved the Emperor’s life. The emperor promised Mei Niang’s father that the girl would be taken care of. Mei Niang is called into the palace and the Emperor is smitten by the girl’s beauty. But a series of ominous warning happen… like a book that ordains a person with the Surname of Wu will be ruler of china. Mysterious rain, winds, and misfortunes happen, all that make the Emperor suspicious of the little girl whom he took as concubine.
Mei Niang is shown to be bright, smart, and well read. She captures the heart of the young Crown Prince. Who saw her plucking blossoms one day. Soon the emperor falls ill and realizes that Mei Niang is bad news. Given that the Emperor had promised her father to look after her, he can’t kill her. But orders his son to do so once he had died. The only problem with that order is that the son had too, fallen for Mei Niang
The Emperor dies, and while it was customary for Mei Niang to die with him (Pei Zang), she was sent to a monastery. The new Emperor has to respect his father’s wishes and watches bitterly as she leaves for the monastery.
It’s very beautiful and fast paced. Mei Niang’s story starts from the beginning, and we get to see how this woman progresses in the next few years. I think that this is a drama worth recaping. Problem, it’s either this one or the world of beauties. I can’t decide.