At first, it seems like the shows have little in common. The Myth is a time traveling-adventure-comedy drama and Nirvana in Fire is a historical-political-war-revenge drama plot. Although both portrayed by Hu Ge, the respective leads appear very different, Yi Xiao Chuan (The Myth) is a childish troublemaker from modern-day with a penchant for womanizing, while Mei Chang Su/Su Zhe (Nirvana in Fire) is the mature, elegant gentleman strategist. At first, I thought the Myth was only a time-traveling Hu Ge comedy that didn't take itself too seriously. Then, Yi Xiao Chuan's character started to change. As Xiao Chuan's role in the drama changes and he starts to be involved in the court and the battlefield, the drama becomes a lot more like Nirvana in Fire. There's political intrigue, battles, strategy, and inventive plots. I'm at episode 38 right now and just raised my score from a 7.0 to an 8.5. If you liked Hu Ge in Nirvana in Fire, give The Myth a gracious chance. You may be surprised.