The Journey

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  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 306 users)
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Annalisse
10 people found this review helpful
Jul 12, 2017
12 of 12 episodes seen
Overall 9.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
I'll start this off by saying that this is the 1st drama I watched after a MAJOR drama-slump so my very high rating is based more off of my enjoyment watching than any rational reasons like amazing plot or award-worthy acting.

I don't know what it is about C-dramas, but I accept their corniness and over the top acting more so than any others. It's like they're in on the joke with the viewers, so its ok by me. The story overall has a lot going on! There is LITERALLY something for everyone: Romance, friendship, action, fantasy, ALL the different time periods, vampires, werewolves, magicians... just to name a few. But the overall story is about a master and his disciples who time-travel into a person's past-life to fix a problem they are having in the present. It's a nice plot that introduces all sorts of mayhem and time jumping, and every time its a different story. So if you don't like the time period and plot in episodes 4-7, then maybe the plot and historic period in episodes 8-10 will do it for you. The common thread through it all is Ye Yin's meetings with past-lives of the people she knows and one very clingy vampire she keeps running in to. The awkwardness, the cuteness and pure comedy that follows will make you stick around just to see what happens next and how Ye Yin will get out of the problems she started in the 1st place!

Even though this doesn't have a romance tag (as of right now) there is some romance. An eternal love triangle to be exact. There are hints that there is some huge history between the two main men in Ye Yin's life, but we only get flashes here and there (probably saving it for season 2!)

The acting was over the top, and corny... but it fit the tone of the show and had me LOLing the entire series.

Like I said before, I was in a certain mood to really enjoy this series. So I understand that it may not be for everyone. But for getting me out of my drama slump, making me look forward to a 2nd season, and forcing me to watch some episodes RAW (bc I just couldn't wait for subs) this was near perfection IMHO.

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redxxxcrimson
6 people found this review helpful
Oct 24, 2017
12 of 12 episodes seen
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
indeed as the previous comment said , it is a must to watch drama. When I started to watch , it was just of boredom who knew that I will get this addicted ( one episode after another until I finished season 1 ) .   FYI I am a fan of vampire stories , here in the description it didn't say anything at all although it contains it . Until now I don't know why did I like it this much , I have no Idea . The plot is filled with multiple genres ( comedy , adventure , fantasy , romance , supernatural ) and the story is well established although it is divided into 3 missions but it was smoothly connected  in a way that makes u want to watch what happens next .

The acting as was superb starting with :
Ma Ke : no word an describe him , where was I from this actor , he is incredible and very handsome . He is the most attractive vampire my eyes ever seen
Ye Yin : her energetic character was well protrayed , she was great ( funny , straightforward ) .. what I liked the most about her the idioms she used and the supporting words she gave to the other character I truly fell for it
Si Yin : can't describe his character exactly ., he had many incarnation , but his ability to apply all of them is amazing

the opening and the ending music was out of the world truly amazing and addicting
probbably 100% I will watch it again
so after all of this I hope u r convinced to watch , it wont disappoint  u  . thx for reading

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Susie
0 people found this review helpful
Mar 2, 2018
12 of 12 episodes seen
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.5
Ma ke.... You stole my heart as Ya Long. What a treasure this show was. I loved it.

What did I like about this drama?:
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- The plot! The ideas behind the story were amazing. It was very cleverly thought of and I loved the idea of going back into the past to change things and meet reincarnations of other people.

- The mix of supernatural with historical genre is always a hit with me. I loved the magic, vampires, historical settings and action.

- Ma Me (as Ya Long)... Its the first drama I watched with him in it, and now I'm trying to find more with him as a lead role. Great acting skills and not to mention he is so handsome, I thought my eyeballs would shrivel up from not blinking while watching the screen. I craved more scenes with him in it and his outfit/make up was fantastic.

- The special effects. Oddly enough, I enjoyed them. They weren't top dollar kinda stuff, but the amount of thought/logic and effort put into the effects was great. Whether it was ya long flying in the sky or magic spells being cast, it was done in a way that was believable and added to the magic of the show. When some dramas have special effects I find they can be a bit cheesy and silly.

What didn't I like about this drama?:
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- Female lead was a bit annoying. Don't get me wrong, she was funny and charming in her own way, but I prefer a more stronger heroine in dramas.

- The relationship between si yin and ye yin (female lead and her master). I wanted so much to buy into their relationship and feel it was special, but struggled with it. I didn't feel a bond between them, I felt that it wasn't really a solid love triangle plot theme. But that's a personal opinion, some others would disagree, I'm sure. I just wasn't feeling it.

- The ending...without spoiling too much... It felt rushed and it didn't satisfy me. I felt like it needed more.

Would I rewatch it? Yes! In fact, I already have rewatched some episodes I particularly liked. I highly recommend it to anyone into romance, supernatural, fantasy and historical genres.


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