The main character begins a dangerous journey to find an antidote to save his teacher Lu Guohua and travels to a faraway snowy land full of pitfalls, where he makes friends with a group of hunters. During his adventure he rediscovers himself, matures and is no longer an ignorant boy.
~~ Adapted from the novel written by Tian Xia Ba Chang following the rivalry of two hunting clans at the end of the 80s.
Cast & Credits
You aspect that the acting not worth because of their years in acting business? NO
Their acting are superb, like how Wang Junkai potray the haunty Zhang Baoqing, Vicky Cheng the villager girl and Ye Xiao Wei as Yang Ye the super boring guy but responsible team leader.
The costume sure awesome, they really did make such a good detail like the fur mantels, boots etc. Seriously they even recreate the set and the fashion as it really did in that year. ~claps and salute Plots, you will be shock when you watch more episode since they ravel more and more background stories of their characters and how its effected the plot. I suggested you to stock the tissues since you will need it. The music so good none of them are out the place and grab situation and story happened, the ending such a cliffhanger.
I really need the second season since their collage friend have been shot with some of weird liquid and search materials are gone and what happened when Baoqing fell just being said that was a bad dream. hmmm
I prefer this than Tomb of The Sea since the way of the plot being direct in ToTS were absolutely mess in my opinion.
The chemistry between Zhang Baoqing and Cai Gua is awesome. I love how Cai Gua manages to show her awe for Baoqing’s scientific knowledge or her attraction for his chivalry while being incredibly annoyed by his sense of superiority. Every time I saw that look on her face, I was like, “I give you permission to smack him down with your longbow.” Good thing Baoqing redeems himself in the second half of the drama. He stops being a condescending big city jerk as he learns to respect her and her hunting skills after their many adventures together where they have to save each other’s life. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside to see him being protective of her. Puppy love is the best.
But the most enjoyable part of the drama is watching the research team (with the assistance of Baoqing, Cai Gua, and Er Bi Zi) separate facts from fiction regarding a legend of a gold mine guarding demon. The drama captivated my attention as the team overcomes village taboos, deadly creature attacks, bad guy sabotage to get to the bottom of the legend. The stunningly beautiful snow covered landscape only make their adventures all the more mystical.
Things to watch for: Solid performance from the young cast. Beautiful cinematography. Villagers’ winter outfits. Family love. Satisfying conclusion to their adventure, until a sudden twist at the end leaving you desperately begging for a 2nd season.