She is a crew member running from a mob at the set of a historical drama and she plunges into deep waters upon leaping from a bridge.
The people address her as Heavenly Empress and she replies much to their bewilderment, "I am Dong Yi, not the empress."
Feeling immediately drawn towards him, she tries to approach but her subjects drag her away. As it turns out, the Empress Dowager has forbidden the Heavenly Empress from meeting her lover because he is guilty of seducing her to interfere with the affairs of the nation, a crime often used against women, I might add.
Back in her chambers, Dong Yi starts asking relevant questions to figure out her identity. At the same moment, two men walk in and they turn out to be her husbands, prompting her to wonder how many husbands she has. And the answer is.. thirty.
First Impressions: Crazy Queen has taken bits and pieces from other c-dramas. A crew member time travels to a historical era, that's Naughty Princess. Body-swap, time travel and slapstick humor rolled into one, that's definitely Go Princess Go, and even the heavenly queen's bed looks like a replica as well.
Nonetheless, the extent of the similarities ends there. I initially thought the role reversal to be quite a clever concept but it languishes due to bad taste. I made it up to episode 3 since it's only twenty minutes per episode but that's it for me.