- Overall 10
- Story 10
- Acting/Cast 10
- Music 10
- Rewatch Value 10
Unlike many fans, I did not watch this show because of Vic Zhou or Barbie Hsu. In fact, I did not know them for I watched Mars before Meteor Garden... There are so many detailed reviews already; I'll just avoid another recap.
Mars is one of the best, if not the best, romantic drama/movies I have watched from Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan (plus a dozen from Thailand).
I do not write reviews read more normally since I am probably not contributing more than what everyone has written already. That said, after watching over 300 dramas and almost 100 movies by now, there are a few that I find truly outstanding. Mars was probably one of the first 50 shows I watched, yet I have decided to write about it now because Mars deserves significant praise after experiencing so many other shows. Mars is timeless and a masterpiece.
Mars' story is pretty good but Vic/Barbie acting makes it fantastic.
It is beautiful to see how Chen Ling wins over Han Qi Luo; how those two fall in love; and, how they hold and help each other as they grow...
I must say I did not like when the plot turned dark because of Tong Dao; however, that is how the author wrote the story.
By the way, after this show, I decided to watch all Barbie Hsu and Vic Zhou's works-- Mars is the best.
I truly highly recommend watching this series!!