Panda Impressions #29: Cambrian Period

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I only managed to squeeze in one new drama this week. It's an older web drama from early last year, and I might just stick around.

Cambrian Period

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I went into this expecting Mike He to be the main protagonist. It's been so long since I last saw him and after skimming through the synopsis, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted. I do like stories about the triads, and it doesn't matter that he's the cop. 

Then I learn that the lead is someone else. He's Neo Hou, a rookie actor still in his teens at the time. It was easy to get over the initial disappointment of the bait and switch because he is so pretty, which in turn makes it all too easy to fall for his angel-faced persona that doubles as a deadly assassin.

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The problem is, the heroine irks me. It doesn't help that I don't know the actress playing her to begin with, but she's written up to be incredibly dense. In the first episode, we learn that she's a former actress but then she mistakes a real shootout for an action scene. Surely, someone with acting experience would no better. Then there was this scene where they had her hanging on the ledge with one hand, channeling some insane upper body strength right there. 

The story has yet to live up to the clever, crime thriller that I thought it would be. Even if it doesn't, the second episode hints at an unexpectedly light comedy as a start to the main romance. I'd be down to watch Mr. Assassin when he's not on a mission, so on to one more episode I go (even if admittedly for superficial reasons).

First Impressions Cambrian Period
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  1. My favourite chinese drama. MUST WATCH
    I love this drama so much and ost of this drama also good.
    From this drama Neo Hou Minghao become my favourite .
    Lead actress I like her since the Journey 2017 (with ma ke).
    Waiting for Neo Hou Minghao -The Monkey King 3 drama.

  2. That panda is so cute!

    This drama sounded cool from the synopsis but a light comedy tone and dumb heroine were not what I was expecting so think I'll definitely give it a miss.

  3. I just finished this drama and most of the time I didn't know why I was still watching it...

    The male lead is cute, the female lead (character) was described as 'naive' but I would say 'idiot' instead, at least for the first part of the drama.

    The special effects... I just decided not to pay attention to that.

    If you have nothing else on your list and want something not so corny and not so serious, this could be it, just don't expect too much of a good developed romance.