The Journey of Flower

The Journey of Flower (2015)

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Based off the novel by Fresh Guo Guo, tells the story of Hua Qian Gu, on the day of her birth flowers wilted and and the skies turned dark as her mother passed during child birth. Her father past away when she turned 12 years old. Before he died, he advised her to learn some tricks in order to help her survive, it appears that she has the strange ability to lure read moredemons and other worldly creatures through her scent.

She takes upon her fathers advice and heads to Mount Shu, where it is said there are people who are experts in dealing with demons and other creatures. However, upon reaching her journey is stalled after she hears the leader of the sect has passed away. Thus Qian Gu heads to the Chiang Lu sect to seek for help, there she meets Bai Zi Hua, the most gentle yet cold hearted man, who becomes her teacher, mentor and potential lover. Amidst Bai Zi Hua, are Dong Fang Yu Qing who cares for Qian Gu's safety and Sha Qian Mo who is the leader of the demon realm, that are also romantic interests of Qian Gu.

The drama is also directed by Lin Yu Fen who has previous dramas such as 'Da Mo Yao', 'Bu Bu Jing Qing' and 'An Angel's happiness' to his credits.

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    Xian Xia Qi Yuan Zhi Hua; The Strange Fate of Xianxia; 仙侠奇缘; Hua Qian Gu; 仙侠奇缘之花千骨; The Legend of Hua Qian Gu

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Nov 12, 2015
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
The Journey of a Flower is a wonderful drama based on a very much loved book. If you enjoy martial arts, cheesy CG effects, men with long hair and you are new to Chinese dramas this is for you! On the other hand if you are looking for a short, modern and simple romance story you should maybe stay away.

The story is one of the strong points of this drama. read more I rarely watch a drama without skipping at least a few minutes, but there was no need to do that with this one. Entertaining things and characters were going on everywhere and at all times. There are plot holes and very strange moments where something really weird happens, but I found out that 4 episodes worth of material were cut from the aired TV version and the cut material would've made everything make more sense. Overall though the beginning and middle of this drama were almost flawless and the story flowed well and kept you watching... even in the middle of the night XD If the cut material had been included the end part of the drama would've been excellent as well.

The cast was also great! I especially enjoyed the main actors. Huo Wallace (Bai Zi Hua) did a wonderful job portraying a godlike, statuesque man suffering constant inner turmoil. It is too bad that I don't think his real voice is used in the drama, but I guess this is often done in Chinese dramas. Zhao Zanilia (Hua Qian Gu) was the first female character I've encountered that managed to pull off that perfectly "innocent" & "pure" woman that is so often portrayed in Asian dramas, without being the least bit annoying. She also made her character feel strong at the same time. The supporting cast was also great and certainly offer the female viewers some good options in the male department ;)

I enjoyed most of the music. Especially the end credit song was a really melodramatic ballad that built the mood of the entire series. There were also some really nice flute themes played throughout the drama that helped you immerse yourself in the story.

I've read that there will be a DVD version of the series that will have all the material that was cut out. I will definitely watch this entire series when I get my hands on that DVD... especially since I know that most of the things cut out were cut because they were too risqué! ;)

You might think that this series does not deserve a 9/10 since they sort of butchered a lot of their good work by cutting out important scenes, but still I was glued to my screen until the very last moment and this series opened the world of Chinese dramas to me. Some of the special effects are terrible, but I don't think they took away from the storytelling. Watch the first episode and you should know if this is for you or not!
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Oct 13, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
One of the most touching, breath-taking Chinese stories ever presented in a drama..

The actors were all perfect for their respective roles, and all presented their characters to the highest, best standard possible, making me feel as if I was also connected to each of them in their own stories within the drama.

Hua Qian Gu is such a lovely girl, and I found myself feeling protective of her so many times read more throughout the drama. Her and Bai Zi Hua's love story is also one that is so unique and beautiful. I'm so glad they both got their happy endings, as they both 100% deserved it after everything they went through for each other.

P.s ... don't know why the summary says Sha Xian Mo was a love interest of Qian Gu's... because to Qian Gu he was just her big "sister" and he looked after her with an affection and love seen between siblings. Haha :)

Anywho, I'm sure you'll all thoroughly enjoy the drama without me hoping you will, as long as you give it a try :) trust me, the heartbreak, agony and tears you will experience throughout will all be worthwhile in the end!
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Firstly, both dramas share the same female lead. They are also based on Historical Era. Just like Princess Agents, The Journey Of Flower also has the occasionally plot to frame the main lead. Although the plots are completely different in a sense that it isn't about slavery or time travel, they are still excellent Chinese dramas. Ps. I wrote this because I'm reminded of how playful Zhao Zanilia is in The Journey Of Flower, she is a great actor. Also I may sound weird but,.... I hope she finds a partner soon. Ps,s I'm saying this because it doesn't say she has a spouse on Google if you search up her name. Don't quote me!!!, Ps.S.S, I'm loving this drama despite the fact that it's such a distraction while I'm doing homework.
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"The Journey of Flower" has a female lead who is born with specific (blood) illness/disease and "Fighter of the Destiny has the male lead born with a specific (blood) illness/disease, has CGI, weak to strong, and fantasy which is your typical wuxia dramas.
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    Arakna Hollows 5 hours ago
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    EmpyreanConqueror 10 days ago

    How I miss this drama. Nostalgia is beautiful. I come back to this drama just to listen to the starting song, it's absolutely beautiful. I LOVE WALLACE HUO AND Zhao Zanilia I want them to make a new drama together so bad. It's a shame the sequel to this drama is so bad.

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    MissHoly 26 days ago - edited

    Was it a happy ending ?

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      QueenCherry 25 days ago
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    Pinocchio 27 days ago

    This was such a big regret thought that it would be great since there's Wallace but seriously the acting was just so so n lord the main girl was so weak n wimpy literally the whole time to the point where it got annoying. The only character that made this okay was sha qian mo he was so adorable but everything else was either boring or annoying

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    yahel Jul 21, 2017

    I love this drama so much!!!!!
    However the book's ending is much more satisfying.

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    princesspersimmon Jul 17, 2017

    I saw this drama on a lot of must watch lists, but somehow i avoided because the reviews said that it had a sad ending, and I can only stand so much heartache. Well i finished it, and i must say that i thoroughly enjoyed it. I really did hate that there were so many crucial scenes that were cut, i saw them on youtube after the I finished the drama. I just couldn't understand why they would cut out such important scenes, while leaving so much of that stupid man tien girl in there. if you watch this series, you'd have to watch the uncut scenes to understand the male character. I was very surprised that i actually like every episode. Also the second male lead really got me, i usually don't fall for the second male leads but this guy really broke my heart. all in all, this drama surprised me. if you're having doubts about whether to watch it or not. i would recommend that you do. you wont regret it. btw the ending isn't bad at all.

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    Kiseki Jul 15, 2017 - edited
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      princesspersimmon Jul 17, 2017

      I understand where you're coming from. but how i see it, is they got another chance at love. they're each others fated calamity so whether they were teacher and disciple or not they would have fallen in love, bc that was their fate. I think the ending is fitting bc she lost too much and hurt too much for the things she lost for him. therefore this was his chance to repay her and try to make up for everything that she sacrificed for him. but remember the more time her spends with her, the more he'll be damned because he'll miss her even more when she dies. his curse was that he'll never die, but she will. so either way at least she gets a happy ending, whereas he'll enjoy the sweetness of love now but will spend the rest of eternity yearning for more. i guess thats how i interpreted it, and it made me feel better lol

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    Antonin Jul 13, 2017

    At this point I'm just chasing either Wallace or Zanilla lol

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    amy Jun 23, 2017

    To those who are thinking about watching this drama, it's going to take a hell lot of patience. And food. And tissues.

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    LadyNoir May 30, 2017 - edited

    I dont know if I should continue... 2 episodes in and its kind of boring

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      krystalsoojungs Jun 1, 2017 - edited

      this might not be the type of drama you're looking for then haha
      I think the last 10 episodes are probably the highlight of the drama, although personally I enjoyed it from the beginning because I loved HQG's character lol

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      LadyNoir Jun 1, 2017

      lmao I wanted another good historical rom after watching Eternal Love which was AMAZING! I love Wallace so I tried to watch it but couldn't get through TT^TT

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    zentoshi_ May 17, 2017

    6 episodes in and the main heroine is so weak. Will be pushing on though.

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    krystalsoojungs May 9, 2017

    The three things I hate in this drama the most:
    1. Mo Yan
    2. Ni Mantian
    3. the CGI lolololol

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    krystalsoojungs Apr 30, 2017 - edited

    can I just say that when Tang Bao changed from caterpillar to human I was very shocked and confused and couldn't stop laughing LOL

    also did anyone else notice that the actress for Tang Bao is Shao Xin in Eternal Love lol; going from caterpillar to little snake, not bad not bad hahaha

    also I really really really adore HGQ, she is soooo cute and adorable I wish there were ten of her in my life; I would be very happy to have her as my disciple if I was a shifu LOL


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    Jun 9, 2015 to Sep 7, 2015
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    Monday, Sunday
  • Network:

    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    8.3 (scored by 940 users)
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