First Look: Go Princess Go

I hate spoilers but aren't synopses kind of like spoilers depending on what major plot points are given away? Go Princess Go 太子妃升职记 is a Chinese historical drama that I knew nothing about until today and if you are also in the dark as I was, then let's keep the suspense because it's so much more fun that way. 

Go Princess Go (2016 chinese wuxia) starring Zhang Tian Ai and Shen Yi Lun. Genre: Comedy and Time Travel



Episode 1 begins with three women on a high speed chase in modern day China and oddly enough, one of them was galloping on horseback along the highway. The trio finally arrive at a posh club where they have come to exact revenge on their ex-boyfriend / cheater Zhang Peng. Frankly, all the leather clad women and flashing strobe lights look like a scene straight out of a cheap knock-off movie.

Go Princess Go (2016 chinese wuxia) starring Zhang Tian Ai and Shen Yi Lun. Genre: Comedy and Time Travel



The girls don't have an invitation but one of them nonchalantly seals the deal with a kiss and the bouncer happily let's them in. At the same time, we get a glimpse of Zhang Peng at the top of his game parading around women after women and scoping out his next target.

Go Princess Go (2016 chinese wuxia) starring Zhang Tian Ai and Shen Yi Lun. Genre: Comedy and Time Travel
Go Princess Go (2016 chinese wuxia) starring Zhang Tian Ai and Shen Yi Lun. Genre: Comedy and Time Travel
Things hit the fan the moment Zhang Peng notices the three and in a state of panic, he accidentally shoves a random girl into the pool. He dives in after her and what ensues is an out-of-body experience where he faints into oblivion beside a woman in ancient garb, which is basically cue for 'we just travelled back in time'.

Go Princess Go (2016 chinese wuxia) starring Zhang Tian Ai and Shen Yi Lun. Genre: Comedy and Time Travel
First impressions: Now that I see where this is going, I feel like anything that was ridiculous or cheesy was intentional and the drama's direction becomes even more evident after the lead gets transported to ancient China.

The main guy is sporting an earring, the girls are wearing sleeveless dresses and I could have sworn the palace doctor donned a Chanel hat. I have seen so many time travel dramas and just blogged about one more recently but seriously, the twist at episode 1 was unexpectedly hilarious and I can honestly declare that I have never seen a drama like this. To sum it up, it's outrageously silly, yet could be quite entertaining if you like slapstick comedy. Check out my episode recaps.

Go Princess Go (2016 chinese wuxia) starring Zhang Tian Ai and Shen Yi Lun. Genre: Comedy and Time Travel
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