The drama is based on the life of Sima Yi, a great politician and strategist who lived during the Three Kingdoms era. During his early years, he intentionally hid his capabilities to avoid serving under Cao Cao, going as far as breaking his own legs. Then, the safety of his family forced him off the sidelines to assist Cao Pi in his fight to be his father’s successor. Later, he implemented a social reform to abolish clan-based feudalism in Cao Pi’s new kingdom. His sway on Emperor Cao Pi alarmed the Cao/Xiahou clan and made him their primary enemy. Their campaign to drive a wedge between him and the new Emperor succeeded when he was banished from the royal court.
Mondays through Fridays, 9PM to 10PM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles.