Jun 5, 2019
I have just finished this show and since there is no synopsis for this show, I have decided to write a short review.
To warn all of you, the review may contain some minor spoilers, but not something that should ruin the enjoyment ( since there is none at all :) )
To be honest, the reason why I chose this show was only for practicing my Chinese. I expected nothing. And what I got from this show? Yeah! Exactly what I expected ... Nothing !
The story was horribly plain, not even mentioning the characters. But first things first. Let's start with the
As I said, the story was plain and had no depth at all. Do not expect any storybuilding, worldbuilding or explanation of the basic facts. Where the show takes place? What is the history? What is the country's name? and so on, you will never learn the answer. Everything is rushed and the story keeps skipping from one thing to another, the pacing is just not appropriate!
I will add some brief summary of the story. Basically, in one episode there was an explanation about the demon king Ku Longwang (Dragon King) and how he tried to overtake the world, but failed and afterwards he was sealed forever.... Then there is a boy called Chu Lingxiao. The boy that aims to be the best martial artist (or just a fighter if you want) in the whole world. He is simple-minded and dumb. Since there is no background story of the main character, I can only keep wondering why he decided out of blue to be the world's biggest hot shot, but my guess it was out of his pure stupidity.
So, since there is no background story, no character development is to be expected. Our MC left his home with his (totally unimportant) best friend Bai Feng to enroll the academy of magic and martial arts. On his way, he met a pretty girl and saved her from the "bad guys". But of course, stupid plot-twist was to be expected, she actually is a bad girl involved in movement for reviving the demon king. After that, more than half of the show was spent about useless describing of how is MC desperatelly trying to enroll the academy and about his "funny" fails.
But of course, he was stupid enough to get involved with the demon king himself, who bought his body in exchange for some OP powers. What the hell was the MC thinking? Oh, demon pops up out of nowhere, tells me he wants to give me his power. Not shady at all, let's accept! And so he became some kind of super over-powered hotshot using the power of the demon king and have not raised any suspicion at all. How surprising it was, when in the end he learned the identity of the "mysterious" demon.
It pains me a lot to see how many plot holes the show had. They even did not try to make the show properly. Of course, the mysterious girl ( Lan Ruobing ) he saved was an agent (as I said before) and was on a mission to get rid of him. I was outraged by fact she needed to wear some gender-changing cloak in order to enroll the academy with him. She could have just wear some jacket or cloak, trim her hair in order not to let herself to be uncovered, but was the gender-changing necessary? To make the show more straight she only had some romantic encounters with the MC as a girl.
The show also displayed how "the straight is our only way" and anything else is completely unnaceptable, because after knowing identity of hers, (even after falling in love with each other) the MC was disgusted when Lan Ruobing tried to kiss him while wearing the cloak that made her a boy. What the hell. "I love you so much, but only as a girl. As a boy, do not try to approach me, please." This way of thinking is not even logical. If you love somebody, is gender really that big problem? But well, we are talking about the Chinese show, where only straight way is correct one, so no wonder....
The character were poorly displayed. For example Bai Feng ( MC's best friend ) was totally plot/story useless character and his only purpose in this show was to get his ass kicked all the time and serve as a comparison with the MC's over-powerness. The show even aimed for some love triangle, but obviously failed because they were not able to give the third person involved in triangle more screen time. The show wasted time on useless scenes which they could have used for characters and at least try to do some proper story without homophobic hints.
So, everyone. I would not recommend this show to you. The ONLY reason I am not crying over 200 minutes spent over this show is because I gritted my teeth and kept telling myself it is for improving my Chinese, otherwise I would drop this show as hard as Skrillex drops his beats.... so I will only recommend this show to you only if you are here to improve your Chinese as me. And for the others? Stay back from this show, it is not worth it. Trust me.
Have a nice day, everyone! :)
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