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Wen Tian Lu is a Chinese drama that follows a young Zhong Kui as he bands together with his friends to form a three-man team dedicated to catching demons. The drama will be split into six stories, each inspired by Chinese folklore. Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • Français
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Oct 31, 2021 - Nov 29, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 126 users)
  • Ranked: #26712
  • Popularity: #4638
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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tsuyoi_hikari
5 people found this review helpful
Dec 13, 2021
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
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Okay, I cried at the reunion scene in the last episode. It was so well done and in my opinion one of the best reunion scenes in dramaland. When I started the drama, I went from ‘Zhaolin, the things I do for you…’ to ended up enjoying the drama for real. This is a great story about brotherhood, friendship, forbidden love, responsibility, sacrifices, obsession and what one has to do for the greater good.

The drama unfortunately didn’t start up as interesting and the CGI is terrible. But if you can stand the horrible CGI in Ten Miles of Peach Blossom or other Chinese fantasy dramas in general, then you can surely can stand this one as well. :P But the budget is actually more on the moderate side since they used really a lot of extras and different sets for 6 different arch stories. Not to mention that the costumes that the extras wore were pretty much not cheap and even the extras change their costume regularly which shows that the budget is definitely in the moderate side. Plus, Hanyan’s hanfus are really pretty! I always looking forward to her costumes since its really awesome and beautiful. :D

This drama is about a famous Chinese deity; Zhong Kui which in charge of vanquishing all demons and evil beings in the Underworld and this drama tells his story before he become a deity and the trials and judgements he has to go through. That is why Zhong Yunfei is constantly being tested and can never catch a break since his noble beliefs are being tested again and again. And he has his sworn brothers Hanyan & Fuqu on his side to kill and battle all the demons in the mortal world in his journey to deity-hood.

Throughout the drama, we seen him being tested where he constantly in the battle between himself and his inner demon (human’s feelings). Sometimes, he succeeded and sometimes he failed since after all he is still human with real feelings. But one thing we should pointed out is that how selfless he is when he is against the evil – regardless anyone status, he is willing to sacrifice himself in order the defeat the evil. Which is why when he sacrificed himself to save his brother Fuqu from becoming a demon, it is enough to show how his noble belief is one of his strongest strengths and the reason why the demon realms wanted his immortal body since his noble belief itself is enough to shake the heaven’s realms.

The last 12 episodes of this drama is especially great. This is when Yunfei is tested with his biggest trial with the appearance of his long lost lover Nian’er in the form of a Butterfly Demon and this is where he’s inside is tested on what he should do for the right thing between defeating the evil or wallowing in his regrets of not being able to protect Nian’er in the past. When Nian’er decided to sacrifice herself to save him, he was adamant to follow her words to continue living a happy and fulfilling life but when Hanyan & Fuqu decided to sacrifice themselves in order to kill the Demon King for him later on the same day, it is what that broke him and make him lose his faith. He lost the 3 person he loved the most in the world on the same day and one can assume the great sadness he is feeling despite the great evil is defeated.

I actually really love the message the drama wants to tell us at the end. His inner demon is right, that it is better to be happy despite it being short rather than spent centuries in love-sickness. Yunfei knew this as well since it is him who feels those regrets and loneliness but with LOVE, comes RESPONSIBILITIES. The love he felt towards Nian’er is the ultimate forbidden love since they can’t be together no matter how he struggle and fight the heaven since it will end with both of them being struck with lighting with no chance of reincarnation. It is cruel and unfair, but some thing can never being done no matter how much you try to fight and resist it. That is why despite I am crying tears of happiness when he reunite with Hanyan & Fuqu, I can’t help but feeling sad as well. Those longing look everytime he sees Nian’er – wanting to hold her but he can’t is just heartbreaking. But he can’t be selfish and sacrifice her for his own regrets and obsession and he know this as well. I like it since even his inner demon comes term with his own obsession and chose to do what is right which is to let go of Nian'er. True love can never be selfish but wanting happiness for the person that you love although it is not with you.

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Kumaxell
3 people found this review helpful
Dec 9, 2021
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Bad CGI, mediocre acting, and obnoxious villains was a major turn off in the first story arc. I would've dropped it immediately if not for Xuan Lu. Thank goodness I stuck around. Because the Team Trio is Team Awesome!

I love the strong bond of brotherhood between Zhong Yunfei, Liu Hanyan, and Wang Fugui. Although they were the "good guys", they constantly faced temptations and setbacks that threatened to erode their compassionate hearts and turned them away from the righteous path. Often times, their buddies had to point out that they were crossing dangerously to the dark side. Sometimes, they had to slapped each other back to their senses. In every story arc, I looked forward to see how the Team Trio support each other through thick and thin.

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  • Drama: The Unknown: Legend of Exorcist Zhong Kui
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Oct 31, 2021 - Nov 29, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 126 users)
  • Ranked: #26712
  • Popularity: #4638
  • Watchers: 2,516

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