The Starry Night, The Starry Sea

The Starry Night, The Starry Sea (2017)

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After her parents' divorce, Shen Luo grew up being mistreated by her stepmother and stepbrother. To make a break from her difficult life, she moves out of the city to a small island cottage. One day, Luo finds an injured Wu Ju Lan at her doorstep. As she nurses him back to health, Ju Lan appears to Luo as a man without roots, a job or resources, but she can’t help falling read morein love with him. Ju Lan uses his mystical powers and intellect to try to make Luo’s life better. But when a nosy neighbor discovers Luo’s prized possession, a magical pearl, what sacrifices will Ju Lan have to make to save Luo’s life?

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    Na Pian Xing Kong, Na Pian Hai; 来自海洋的你; Lai Zi Hai Yang De Ni;

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Mar 9, 2017
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
Some dramas just click with you. It doesn't even have to have a spectacular cast or an intriguing storyline (both of which, it had). I don't normally watch C-dramas, but the reason I ventured into this was because I'm a big fan of fantasy dramas and the plot looked interesting. I wasn't expecting anything, but boy, was I surprised. It was love at first sight for me. I was hooked from the read more first episode. I'll try to explain why-
For fantasy drama lovers like me, the premise of the drama is interesting. It is by no means, unique, but nevertheless exciting to see. It was one of the dramas I looked forward to every week. And I'm glad to say I really really enjoy it (well 98% of it anyway, for the remaining 2% I wanted to find the screenwriter and kill him/ her, lol)
Despite it not being unique, the drama was able to elicit the right emotions from me, which truthfully, only very few dramas are able to do. I loved the hero, I hated the villain- it was just the way it's supposed to be.
I specially liked Wu Julan's character. FSF did such a wonderful job in portraying him. He's definitely not just another beautiful face! And the way he would smile (although it happened rarely)...*swoon*
The main couple was adorable. I was so so much invested in them. The way they slowly but steadily grew closer. I loved every minute of their screen time! Even the secondary couple had me intrigued to see how their story would unfold.
The female lead's acting was a bit awkward at times, specially in crying scenes, but I grew used to it with each progression of episode.
All in all, I enjoyed this drama very much. The ending was a bit disappointing (to say the least), but I enjoyed the remaining so much, I can't really hate the drama for it.
The OST of this drama was also really good, specially the ED song 'Echo'.
Do give this a try!
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7 people found this review helpful
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Mar 15, 2017
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 2.5
So, I started watching this drama because the story line caught my eye. Wile not original it seemed interesting and I really like FSF as an actor.

The main couple was cute altho the main female character got on my nerves with her over the top silliness. I liked FSF character but he played him very straight and I would have liked to see a little more range of emotions.

All in read more all I made it thru the 32 episodes rather ok, and then wanted to kill every writer who worked on the show when I saw the ending - just ARGH.
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The same story about a human girl and a merman who fall in love, with the same actors but one is set in modern times and the sequel will be set in the past.
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    Mimi 23 days ago

    Watched this after legend of blue sea n honestly it's dragged a lot n the acting was not good n the leads eh

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    Brownie 24 days ago

    I started to watch this because of my mermaid in drama obsession. I ended up dropping it in the middle of episode 28. Female lead is extremely annoying, the guy who likes female lead is extremely annoying, the girl who likes the guy who likes the girl is a sandwich short of a picnic and also annoying! Haha the rest of the cast were good. I loved the the doctor and his girlfriend. They were cute. The remaining cast were my reason for continuing but I couldn't continue because of the 3 annoying characters. There was also no chemistry between the main cast. I felt it was very forced but the drama was funny at times.

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    NewKDramaAddict Jul 10, 2017

    Not a big fan of Bea, I'm simply here for FSF. Her acting is just okay. Sometimes a little over the top which might just be her character flaw. The music is very nice though.

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    risaruart May 28, 2017

    Watching this drama and I recognize some instrumental background music and it sounded a lot like gu family book

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    Serin May 25, 2017

    Boring af. No chemistry, no kiss scene, nothing...

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    JoWong Apr 27, 2017

    Wondering the Season 2 talks about Bai YiHan. Isn't she from the West. Or from Tang Dynasty.

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    keifferodartseam Apr 15, 2017

    what a cliff hanging ending. . . I have so many questions about the ending but whatever. . never mind.
    all in all I enjoyed the drama, and I like the main actor he portrayed the character so well (for me), but the main actress the way she cry I think she needs some work. . no offense meant . . (just for me)

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    foreverwitchy Apr 14, 2017 - edited

    that ending :'(

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    etcetera Apr 8, 2017 - edited

    the fact that wu ju lan said he needs to be extremely sad to shed tears makes the ending so heartbreaking. just how sad he mustve been :(
    honestly i have no problem with the ending at all (ive seen worse xD) i understand where the writer was going(or maybe he/she wants us to play with our imaginations idk). regardless, the ending was just beautiful. maybe with some explanations it could be better. will definitely watch the 2nd season!

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      Mo-chan May 6, 2017
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    LPA Apr 7, 2017 - edited

    Wow--there are a lot of strong emotions about the ending! I guess I won't be watching this one. There's nothing I hate more than a bad ending after investing all my time from the beginning--besides the fact that this is 32 episodes! Thanks for the warning!!!

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    MargaritaPeete Mar 31, 2017 - edited

    What type of ending?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! T.T but since there is hope for a season 2, I can hold my emotions about this 'ish'

    <update> Season 2 is a spin-off and not an actual continuation (from what i read) which burns all my beans and buns. I have so much anger right now its no joke. I literally want to hit something T.T

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    jia Mar 27, 2017 - edited

    there's season 2 !

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      JoWong Apr 9, 2017

      Season 2 talks about Wu Ju Lan in the Tang Dynasty... backward lol. NOT a continuation this season :(.

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      Soju Apr 19, 2017

      Thanks-- I was actually about to give this drama a chance. Not likely anymore :P too much heartbreak.

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    Red Mar 27, 2017
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    Red Mar 27, 2017 - edited
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      Red Apr 6, 2017

      awee omg I didn't think of that *..*

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      Serina Apr 6, 2017

      Yeah I was thinking the same too. Cause mermaid's tear is suppose to be like super special and have some sort of magical power.

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      etcetera Apr 8, 2017 - edited
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      Red Apr 9, 2017
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      JoWong Apr 9, 2017

      But at the ends there's blust of lights in the middle of the oceans... she got hold of the pearl. something surely is transforming there

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    Red Mar 27, 2017

    ugh Arial reversed ...


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    Feb 6, 2017 to Mar 8, 2017
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Network:

    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    7.5 (scored by 393 users)
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