5 January 2018 | lone_corpa
A beautiful story
Having watched this drama for the third time now, I can say it is a drama worth watching again and again because at the core of it is a beautiful story of love. A love that spans many lifetimes and thousands of year. This is an epic love story of gods and goddess, placed in a mystical world where there are mythical creatures and the world is divided into many different worlds, being the celestial heaven, a place called Qing Chiu which is kingdom ruled by the Nine-tailed fox family, the mortal world where the mortals live, the underworld ruled by another royal family. There are also four rivers ruled by different rulers and a place called ten miles peach blossom where there lives an ancient phoenix who plays a crucial part in the story.
The drama is based on a famous novel which there is word that the story is very similar to another previous novel. But I believe that the novel this drama is faithfully adapted from, is in many ways different from the previous novel. Different enough to not be called a plagiarised novel. The acting is top notch and the costumes are very pretty. Although this is a very long drama spanning more than 50 episodes, it is worth watching for. Because the slow burn of the episodes build the story slowly. And makes the audiences understand why things happen the way they do and nothing is rushed. I think this drama is one of a kind drama in a Chinese dramascape where palace dramas, war dramas and rom com dramas are common. The genre is Xian Xia which means Gods chivalry ( I think) basically its about celestial beings and about heroic acts. I might not be fully correct but thats the gist.
If you ever feel like you want to try something new, I recommend watching the trailer and then deciding if you actually went to start watching it or not. The story starts slowly but it definitely pays off later on when you are much more invested in the characters lives and what happens to them. If you are thinking about something that it resembles, think of Lord of the Ring and Harry Potter which shows a world that is outside of mortal realms, mythical creatures and magic but with a Chinese background and more focused on the love lives. I highly recommend watching this drama to everyone.