So this year I had rather big drama observations than last year. 2017 was amazing, c-drama-land had seen such a great dramas like Ten Miles Peach Blossom (OMG I can re-watch the drama constantly and it’s still not enough for me), Lost Love In Time and maybe Princess Agents a little bit (It was mess but badass ZLY kind of saved whole drama).
For this year so far I got only 1 title that is 100% hit and it’s Legend of Fuyao
This drama legit made me addicted. I think I had the same effect I’ve got from Ten Miles Peach Blossom. The story kept me tight up till the end. I was too much emotionally invested in whole watching process to the point that I got anxious in some moment in drama that were quit intense. Dresses, seating, special effects and OST are all on point. Characters are good developed. I’m not saying great because they could developed female lead a bit more but producers decided to focus more on male lead which was kind of disappointing. Ethan Ruan is amazing!! My heart was stolen by Mark Chao and now it re-stolen by Ethan. Oh Gosh, he is a perfect combination of hotness and cuteness, and he is great actor too. I’m a officially a member of his fanclub haha. Yang Mi was amazing as always I don’t have to say a thing =)
Ashes of Love aka
Heavy Sweetness is my favorite novel and I love it very dearly thus I was exited for drama announcement. At first, cast makes me less exited. I didn’t see Yang Zi or Deng Lu as main leads, more over character posters made me realize it gonna be loosely based on novel which actually happened. I was disappointed but not surprised. Anyways I got used to Yang Zi and Deng Lun as leads. Even though, the story was very different and shifted back and forced, I enjoyed their OTP interaction. That’s pretty much the only thing that saved drama. Also I liked the ost very much. So I would give 5/10 to this drama.
The Flame Daughter
Well, the trailer was promising but drama didn’t met my expectations. Honestly I didn’t even had expectations. It was just boring. I learned out some spoiler from novel and that just killed my interest. Though I watched some episodes from beginning to the middle and some from the ending to convince myself how draggy drama is. I absolutely didn’t feel the charters. They are just blunt.
Tribes and Empires
Ummm, I don’t know… You know what I really want back the time I wasted on this series. Yes, i don’t know what to say. I mean I would rather prefer bad production values and better story than amazing costumes, special effects and completely non-existent plot development. What was the point of stretching individual story lines of secondary charters for 10 episodes instead of giving more screen time to main leads. And I don’t understand the ending. What was that? What happened? Why living story on a cliff hanger at the end if there in 0 intention of sequel? This the worst drama of 2018.
Also I started RuYi’s Love in Palace but it got super violent and I just dropped that on 10s episode. I guess palace dramas with battling concubines are not my cup of tea. Not gonna lie they are beautifully screened but it is hard for me to handle realistic violence, which is a lot in Ru Yi.
I think there won’t be any other interesting drama for this year so far. I’m waiting to check Legend of Ming Lan with Li Ying which i guess will be aired only next year, and 3lives 3worlds Pillow Book with Dilireba and Vengo Gao which must be is still in production.