I watched this via Crunchyroll for the past week. It has 34 episodes, and its alternate names include: Chinese Paladin or The Magic Sword and The Chivalrous Youth or The Sword and the Fairy. In my understanding, this drama serial is based on the game of the same name, and the drama only spans 1/4 of the entire game.
This drama is an adventure based kind of show, and if you are looking for some serious wu xia serials, you may probably want to head down to Waikit’s blog. There are some nice wu xia serials which he has reviewed. This drama serial is less serious, and there doesn’t seem to be much wu xia heroes inside.
This drama is less serious because there is more emphasis on the love triangles in the story, and the main topic is on love. The antagonist keeps wondering if love is present in this world, and believes that humans are so bad that there isn’t love in the world. At times, I wonder if he is conducting a love experiment.
There are many tmm scenes. (Tian Mi Mi or ç”œèœœèœœ) Simply put, sometimes the scenes are sweet but sad, and emo comes into play many times because of the sad nature of its story as well as its ending.
However I won’t deny that I watched it for the eye candy in the form of Liu Yi Fei, who recently acted in The Forbidden Kingdom.
Anyway, it’s just like a adventure/comedy kind of show. Perhaps not really comedy, but it brought some smiles occasionally, and of course emo at other times. Overall it’s a sad show. Sometimes I wonder why Liu Yi Fei shows have to have the guy get seperated from the girl (like ç¥žé›•ä¾ ä¾£), and many other stuffs.
If I were to rate this, I guess I will rate it a 6.5/10. It’s good enough to kill my time and get me focused on something. 🙂