A popular Chinese TV series based on Bao Zheng.

!!This work contains examples of:

* ActingForTwo
* [[LoveTriangle Love Quadriladeral]]: The main point of "The Dream of Mandarin Ducks and Butterflies Case".
* FlowerMotif: Pai Xiamei is named after Mei (Plum) Flower.
* KangarooCourt: Of course, {{subverted}} with Bao. Played straight with other villains.
* [[PrinceAndPauper Mistress and Maid]]: Yea Niang and Shuishui.
* SiblingYinYang: Zan Jen and Zan Ping.
** Also Consort Lee and Consort Liu. While Lee is unambitious, Liu is very power-hungry.
* TemporaryLoveInterest: Oh, poor Zan Zhao. All three of his love interests are dead; in some way that is very sad.
* TheVoiceless: Wang Shunxiang. It is a plot point that [[spoiler:she was kidnapped and poisoned to frame her brother in-law, Xiaju, that he killed her]]. She is also unable to appeal to Bao because she can't write. [[spoiler:Zan Zhao eventually uses his power to purge poison out of her to save her and her child.]]