"Beyond the Realm of Conscience" is a Chinese TV drama revolving aroundthe intrigues at the Emperor's palace during the Tang period. Maincharacters, Yiu Gam Ling (Tavia Yeung) and Lau Sam Ho (Charmaine Sheh)are lowly maids at the palace, that had to endure maltreatment ofhigher-placed officers, responsible for, e.g., food and beverages,furnishings, jewelry and wardrobe. As the entire system is stronglyhierarchical the plot is full of intrigues revolving around thecharacter's attempts to get higher in the hierarchy. As the dramaproceeds both Yiu Gam Ling and Lau Sam Ho succeed in obtaining higherpositions at the court: Yiu Gam Ling by seducing the Emperor and LauSam Ho due to her talents. Not only is Yiu Gam Ling now in trouble withthe Emperor's concubine, the friendship of Yiu Gam Ling and Lau Sam Hostarts to break down. Both ladies have power, and to complicate thethings further both of them are in love with the same palace guard!