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 and unconscious 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 read morehelp falling in 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?

  • Native title:

    那片星空,那片海
  • Also Known as:

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

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AnanyaS
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17 days ago
  • 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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CrystalSmith
4 people found this review helpful
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10 days ago
  • 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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Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    32
  • Aired:

    Feb 6, 2017 to Mar 8, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Network:

    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    7.9 (scored by 211 users)
  • Ranked:

    #15619
  • Popularity:

    #478

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