Sound of the Desert

Sound of the Desert (2014)

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Yu Jin was raised within the Xiong Nu, although her foster father is a Han. Under certain circumstances, she was forced to flee to Chang'an, the then capital of Early Han Dynasty,changing her name to Jin Yu along the way. Along her journey, she meets first the calm and kind Meng Jiu, and later the handsome, cold, general Huo Qu Bing. Jin Yu falls for one, but was rejected. Will she untangle read moreher love knot? Who will she choose in the end?

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    Ballad of the Desert; Da Mo Yao, Romance Of The Desert; Xing Yue Chuan Qi; 大漠谣; The Sound of Desert; Sun Moon Legend; Legend of the Moon and Star; 星月传奇; Romance in the Wind; The Sound of Desert; The Song of Desert;

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Jan 17, 2015
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
We can start with the story. Already from the start, the story plot had me twisting in anticipation. At the most time when I thought I knew what was going to happen, it was the opposite. It is a very beautiful story, at the same time, it is kinda scary as it shows the darker side of the human nature.

I like the cast very much. I feel like the main characters read more had a excellent chemistry. Both of the male leaders portrayed their characters very well. And Xin Yue was also great.

I also enjoyed the music. At first, I didn't like the Bai Tou Yin by Della Ding as the music was a bit odd. But you grow to like the two songs by her as they play throughout the whole drama. Also, the opening song is also very nice and has really meaningful lyrics. Definitely a 10 from me!

Actually, I have rewatched this drama two times, and every single time I just couldn't stop watching. Even though I already seen it before. It is just so good.

Overall, I think they have made an excellent drama! I feel like the clothing and scenery was quite nice. I definitely recommend this one to everyone that loves for example Prince of Lan Ling, which is also one of my favorite drama.
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The storyline is written by the same author, and the protagonist is portrayed by the same actress! An absolutely beautiful story with beautiful relationships. (and to say the truth I might like sound of the desert more than scarlet heart :d)
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    Chrisstina 15 hours ago
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    Aries Feb 6, 2015

    Great drama. Male lead is awesome. Love him. He's funny, aggressive to get what he wants. Female lead is okay, cute. Story line is nice too. Both male/female leads get along very well. Jiu Ye's character is boring. Although yes, he is caring and kind. but he is really boring, sorry =( .(I'm glad Xin Yue didn't end up with him ) o.O
    Finally, the only thing I dislike would be Qin Xiang which I cannot find the value of her character in this drama. She is hateful and all she thinks about is revenge. But it seems like in the end she got nothing she wants (???) confused, why is her character even made up in the first place.

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      Emily 1 day ago

      Please tag your spoilers ^_^"""

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    AyumuAi Feb 2, 2015

    I really liked it! The chemistry between the WuJi and XinYue was amazing♥♥ But there's a thing I didn't really liked although it still didn't stop me from enjoying it and that is the way the action scenes were made together with the scenes were they were running on the rooftops. It looked like they didn't even bother to make it seem like it's reality, but I guess that's just how the chinese cinematography is... At least it was a lot better than "A different kind of pretty man" in that aspect XD But I still enjoyed this drama a lot and I give it a 9^^

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    Akudie Feb 1, 2015

    Beautiful drama! Some moments are a bit long, but I guess that s the deal with historical dramas. Strong love story, great acting! My only regret? Not enough of hu wei li! His personnage was really interesting and could be developed more! Overall i give this a 9 !

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      steph_ravita Feb 11, 2015
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    SailorMoonRocks Jan 13, 2015

    Trying not to spoil this.. Here I go. I felt really bad for one of the male leads, his story is just too tragic and honestly, gets even more tragic as the story continues. He made some mistakes, sure, haven't we all? But that should not be what he has to make up for for his whole life. The other guy, he's lucky to have her, but I disagree with the pairing. I just felt like the 2nd guy loved her to the point where, to me, it seemed like it was turning into an obsessive and abusive relationship. (I know their names, but I'm not trying to spoil it). It really made me question where we can draw the line for abuse in any relationship. Many times, I wanted to just drop this drama, but I have a policy to not drop dramas unless absolutely necessary. I'm glad I finished it, but I will probably never watch this drama again. Not because the characters were bad, but because I disagreed with the pairing and I felt extremely depressed for the 1st guy. I hated the ending, but kudos to you if you are a fan of this drama and liked the pairing.

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    Moon Vue Jan 11, 2015

    I love this movie so far, I am on episode 29. In my opinion Ihope xin yue end up with mo xun

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    KMR Jan 8, 2015

    After 6 episodes I still couldn't get into it...there's smth about the female lead's attitude that puts me off...don't know if it's because she's sometimes more arrogant than confident or just that I don't like the way she portrays her character...besides I find Hu Ge's character boring; the general is fine and interesting but not enough to hook me up on this story. Dropped it.

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    Ellie Jan 6, 2015

    This drama made me fall in love with Eddie Peng. DAMN he is flawless. I finished the drama in two days & started rewatching it on the third day. Wu ji and Xin yue is the ultimate OTP. I love how they constantly tease one another. There isn't one moment I dislike with those two together :')

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    Lorell Dec 7, 2014

    Does anyone knows where to find English stream for Sound of the Desert Ep 29+? On YouTube it is only subbed till 29 ;(

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      animefayinc Dec 7, 2014

      I'm just starting the series and I'm watching it on Viki xD I think they have all the episodes... ^^;

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      Akudie Dec 11, 2014

      I guess a lot of people have exams so it is currently on hold. Even on viki it is not really translated anymore... let s hope soon it s gonna move again

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      animefayinc Dec 11, 2014

      Really? Ohh I see... I saw 35 episodes on Viki, I didn't realize that some episodes weren't completely subbed yet ^^;

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      Danbi Dec 29, 2014

      Were you watching the version subbed by mj01991? She(?) tweeted awhile back that her laptop died recently so she wasn't able to sub the rest of the episodes x___x

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    isuru Dec 1, 2014

    Wei Wu Ji is swoon worthy! I have a huge crush on Eddie Peng after finishing this drama. Overall it was a good watch, I guess because I read the translations for the novel before that I pretty much knew what happened, is why I wasn't as hooked on to the drama as I expected to be. Idk, I think my anticpations were too high for the drama before it's airing that I expected it to be as grandiose as BBJX. Well, a lot people commented that this reminded them of BBJX since both were originally novels written from the same writer. I think it's mainly because of LSS acting as the lead again but it's totally different from BBJX imo.

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      rainruma Dec 6, 2014

      Where did you read the translation of the novel?
      Reading the Novel always makes the drama better for me.

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      rainruma Dec 6, 2014

      thank you :D

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      isuru Dec 6, 2014

      From the same exact website that @Ally linked to, koalasplayground. The author there has also translated parts of Yun Zhong Ge/Song in the Clouds, the third book in the trilogy series that includes BBJX and Da Mo Yao/Sound of the Desert.

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      rainruma Dec 6, 2014

      thank you... I guess I'll be doing a lot of reading :D

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    3ngin33r Nov 12, 2014

    The names in synopsis and names in cast are different, why ?

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      3ngin33r Nov 13, 2014

      Oh ok thx googled Huo Qu Bing. What is the reason Chinese dramas cant use names of their historical figures?

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      3ngin33r Nov 13, 2014

      Unless its historically accurate the same names can't be used. Thanks for the explanation.

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    steph_ravita Oct 28, 2014

    It's so addictive, this drama! I don't know if it's Eddie Peng or Wei Wu Ji who I adore but every scene he's in I absolutely love automatically.
    Hu Ge ain't bad either but Mo Xun's repressed emotions aren't my style. Give me the impulsive and badass Wu Ji any day :D

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    Ally Oct 28, 2014

    So glad Hu Ge's character is out the picture now so that Xin Yue and Wei Wu Ji can have more on-screen time together. Been waiting ages for this moment! Love Hu Ge, but his character is so boring and such a downer. Loving the Liu Shi Shi and Eddie Peng moments!

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    Aryael Oct 22, 2014

    I'm watching it raw via Hunan TV and I can tell you that things are getting better and better. Can't wait for the next episodes! Love the OSTs by Della Ding as well.


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    Oct 1, 2014 to Nov 27, 2014
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    Wednesday, Thursday
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    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    8.4 (scored by 157 users)
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