Review: Goodbye My Princess (2019)

Goodbye My Princess (东宫) is a 52-episode historical drama based on the novel by Fei Wo Si Cun. It’s available on Viki with English subtitles, but worth noting that an uncut version without subtitles is on YouTube.

I watched the Viki version (what I assume to be the TV version) but skimmed through the first few episodes of the uncut version to see what the difference is. The uncut version totals 55 episodes and there’s more character development and context in the beginning.

This is a story of ill-fated lovers, a prince who ruthlessly seeks revenge and a princess who is torn between love and hate, duty and emotion. I really enjoyed the first 15-20 episodes, but soon after that this drama started to drag. I didn’t care about the political storyline at all, and only finished it out of curiosity about how exactly it’d end. It’s possible that I would have enjoyed the uncut version more.

There are no spoilers in this review.

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