I have a type. I realize that now. I like my comedy to: 1) be dominated by pretty people; 2) have them do embarrassing stuffs; 3) and not afraid of stereotypes. Go Princess Go is known for its miniscule production budget (hence the lack of clothing fabrics to cover the chest and the legs), but with a giant wind machine, an artistic director at the helm and good-looking actors with serious comedic chops, it never did fall into the cheap and cheesy category. (Well, maybe a little. But it is good cheesy.)
Go Princess Go (太子妃升职记) is a comedy about a modern day womanizer who got kicked in the head and woke up in the body of a woman. Specifically, he is in the body of Crown Princess Zhang Peng Peng, who was having marital trouble with her cheating husband, Crown Prince Qi Sheng. At first, s/he had difficulty accepting the sudden gender change and kept up his/er womanizing ways. Later on, s/he accepted that s/he would probably stay as a woman for the rest of his/er life and began to think really hard about his/er future. S/he came to the conclusion that being a Crown Princess sucked. If prince gets sacked, she gets beheaded with him. If he manages to become the Emperor and decides that he doesn’t like her as the Empress, she goes too. The only course of safety is to become the Empress Dowager. So s/he uses his/er understanding of men to seduce the prince while s/he plots for his demise.
This drama has no shame. It has dumped decency into the ocean and bid it farewell. It lures us in with sex, slaps us with comedy, then rips our hearts out with romance. So watch it at your own risk.