As Garfield the cat says, “I hate Mondays.” There are a lot of things to hate about the day: It means back to work, it starts with M, and it reminds you of Garfield. Luckily we have a cure for the Mondays. We are showing “The Curse of the Golden Flower” at 3:30 p.m. ET. The dramatic tale set in the Tang dynasty is sure to lift your mood and make you think it is at least Tuesday.
The film follows the tale of a dying love between two powerful people that leads to deceit, infidelity, and conspiracy in this epic-scale historical drama from director Zhang Yimou. The Emperor (Chow Yun-Fat) returns home from the war to a chilly reception from his wife the Empress (Gong Li). Turns out she has taken a lover, Crown Prince Wan (Liu Ye), her stepson from the Emperor’s first marriage. But the crown prince has fallen in love with a doctor’s daughter and they wish to elope. The drama is sure to make your workplace woes seem miniscule, or at least bearable.
“The Curse of the Golden Flower” airs today at 3:30 p.m. ET; Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 9:00 a.m. ET; and Thursday, Apr. 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET