Watch Short End Of The Stick (2016) english subtitle is Hong Kong Drama. Eunuchs Lee Suk-gung (Wayne Lai), Dan Tin (Power Chan) and Chan Siu-fung (Raymond Cho) lived a peaceful life serving the Emperor and the royal family in the Forbidden City. Suk-gung worked in the kitchen as a cook and master carver, Tin worked in the Physician quarters and Siu-fung was a beautician who made the ladies in waiting presentable. After the fall of the Qing dynasty and eviction of all inhabitants in the Forbidden City, the three Eunuchs band together to survive outside the Forbidden City as civilians in Beijing. Life as civilians, the three make a meager living working as kitchen help at a alleyway food stall and rent a small room living together in a dingy neighborhood.
While witnessing a rally against anyone associated with the Qing dynasty held by Yip Ching-yee (Ram Chiang), a cruel revolutionist bent on eradicating anyone associated with the Qing dynasty, the three meet and befriends Chiu Jun-sing (Edwin Siu) a pretend Eunuch living off of a former high level Eunuch who has lots of priceless artifacts in his possession.
Their troubles begin when Siu-fung is seduced by a prostitute who tricks him into selling himself as a slave to the Americas. Suk-gung and Tin saves Siu-fung in time before he signs his life over but before doing so Siu-fung had divulge to the prostitute that he is a eunuch. While walking by they see Jun-sing being prosecuted by Ching-yee for being a eunuch but Jun-sing does not want to lose his cover as a pretender since he has an artifact on him. Suk-gung, Tin and Siu-fung pretends to be vengeful cheated husbands out for revenge against Jun-sing to save him from Ching-yee but they’re outed as eunuchs by the prostitute who earlier tried to trick Siu-fung.
Now wanted criminals by authorize for having an national artifact in their possession and Ching-yee for being eunuchs the four escape to Tianjin. During their journey they find out that Siu-fung got wounded during their escape. Once they arrive in Tianjin they take Siu-fung to a hospital where the staff refuse to treat Siu-fung unless they have money. In order to save Siu-Fung, the three decide to mug someone. After looking at possible victims they decide on a cruel looking woman beater who happens to be a female dressed like a man. During the struggle to rob her, she develops an asthma attack. Feeling guilty that she can possibly die from her asthma attack they take her to the same hospital that they took Siu-fung. They soon find out that she is Kam Dai-nam (Rosina Lam) from the powerful and rich Kam family. Hearing that her niece was bullied, Dai-nam’s aunt Kam Heung (Nancy Wu) comes to the hospital with her servants to seek revenge.