Legend of Chusen (till episode 50)
The first of many epic battles between Qing Yun and Gui Wang Zong commences in an overdramatized spectacle that goes big on special effects and grandeur. The hero gets a chance to show everyone what he's made of when he defeats a monster threatening to tear through the skies. As outrageous as it sounds, it is exactly the kind of thing that makes the fantasy wuxia genre what it is.
We see Xiao Fan flirting with the dark side and I wish he'd cross over completely because he certainly has every right to after the biggest cop out regarding the massacre of his village. No matter, I guess I should just be happy that we're back to the main story at all.
The finale (episode 55) is delayed until Nov. 8, which I wouldn't have minded before but not now, not when it's finally getting good.
Ice Fantasy (till episode 51)
I am still reeling from the fact that the show killed of its best character and as a reader commented, the only well-developed character in the entire series. But wait Shi returns as a tiny sword fairy not even a foot long. I'm sorry to say this but that fairy is no Shi but a mere shade of his former self. But wait again, he returns a second time as a fully grown man and a fighter of the Fire Tribe. Nooo, whyyy?
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (till episode 9)Romance oh romance where art thou romance. I continue to be intrigued by the politics and unmoved by the romance. Hae Soo is running away from Wang So like he's the plague and Wang So seems to think the world of Hae Soo when she is in not even in love with him but with Wook. It is a messy triangle reminiscent of Scarlet Heart but missing the Romeo and Juliet feels that made the c-drama so successful in the first place.
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds (till episode 9)I like me some political intrigues and if I'm not gonna get it, I'd take comedy any day but Moonlight seems to be a romance drama through and through - sweet, cute and all but I get bored.
Even so, I have just watched the most satisfying episode ever, Park Bo Gum confesses so sincerely and in multiple occasions that it's impossible to resist that smile and that boyish charm. Girl, just say yes.
When A Snail Falls In Love (till episode 6)It's the most recent c-drama that I started and I'm all caught up because it's good like crack.
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