The ancestral grave of the Su has great feng shui; others bow and beg for sons, but they can easily have nine. When they wanted a daughter, Su Ran Ran is born. As the only daughter, she’s treated and treasured like a princess, rendering her a bit mischievous and spoiled. To help protect her from her brothers’ bullying, she’s sent to Zhu Mountain as a disciple. Alas, she’s all grown up and the family struggles to get her (and her cousin) married. When she learns about a new potential marriage, she tries to run away but is caught off guard after accidentally poisoning a young man in white. Brought home, her potential partner arrives and to the side, he greets her with, “I don’t plan on marrying you, please drop that thought.” Rejected. It’s not like she wants to marry him anyway. She’s always pondering why they want to get her married so soon. ~~ based on the novel of the same name written by Yun Jia.
Cast & Credits
The story is just like any other adventure story you'd find in that time and space. However, oddly enough I found this story well written compared to other popular dramas in this genre. The story actually made sense and it was so clear on what it was trying to say that I felt completely immersed. It had one task and it did well to convey itself from beginning to the end. Sometimes long dramas tend to add subplots that stray from the main story but this one, everything that was happening made so much sense. Perhaps it was because of how elaborate it was. It felt like they actually planned out the life of each character. The characters they focused on had a part and a history. Although it could have done better near the end I am pleased with the story and the ending. Also I felt like I got what I was expecting.
The acting and cast was good. I wouldn't say excellent but it was believable - and seeing as they have to convince us that they have super powers and can fight like crazy - they did well. I also haven't seen any of their other works but from their bio's on here it seems like the main leads are new actors. If I had to nitpick though, the actors seem better in the comedic scenes than the serious ones especially near the end. Furthermore, I wish there were more scenes of the main leads in the beginning because more scenes together would of made us feel a stronger 'love' connection between the two later on. I wish I felt more angst or... pain(?) for the main pair - like a longing for the love between the two. I understood it but I didn't feel it. This is where I'm wondering if it's the actor's acting or the way the scenes were shot and cut. Personally when it comes to this section, I can't tell if it's the acting that needs more improvement or the production team. Sometimes I find that scenes were too long but I felt that it wasn't because of the actor's acting that it felt weird but it was honestly how long the producer and camera men spent on their faces.
Music was not memorable but I personally skip ops and ends so I can't really give my input here. They weren't memorable in my opinion. But the soundtrack within the show was just like any other soundtrack of an adventure in this genre. They weren't blaring in your faces but it wasn't memorable to the point where I'd look for it after watching the drama.
The rewatch value is 6/10 because it's long. I wouldn't put myself through 50 episodes again. Perhaps the first 20 so episodes I would rewatch cause they were cute and I like how they established it. I watched the entire series at once so sometimes I felt like some parts were unnecessary so when rewatching I'd click through quite a lot just to see the main pair.
Overall it's an 7 /10 because I like when the drama makes sense and things tie up. Also the main leads were cute together. Wish there were more sparks(?) but they were cute nonetheless.