What is The Apothecary Diaries (TV) About?
The Apothecary Diaries is a series set in an ancient era, focusing on the character of Maomao, a knowledgeable young woman with expertise in apothecary passed down from her father. Her life takes a turn when she is sold into servitude within the emperor's palace and faces the prospect of living a constrained life by the strictures of royalty. However, Maomao's destiny deviates from that of a typical servant when the imperial heirs fall ill under mysterious circumstances. Leveraging her background in traditional medicine, she steps forward to tackle the health crises, drawing the attention of Jinshi, a high-ranking official known for his striking looks and keen intellect. Recognizing her extraordinary talents, Jinshi promotes Maomao, thus propelling her into a new role where she's relied upon to solve medical enigmas plaguing the palace. Throughout the series, Maomao navigates the intricate landscape of imperial politics and social stratifications while forming an alliance with Jinshi. Their combined skills in investigation and deduction unearth not only health solutions but also conspiracies and secrets deeply rooted in court life. The show combines elements of mystery, medicine, and historical fiction, offering viewers a glimpse into a world where knowledge and intrigue intersect at the heart of power.
The first episode of The Apothecary Diaries aired on October 22, 2023 and the most recent episode to air was on March 24, 2024.