A cat and mouse chase between Shen Shi Wu, the number one constable in the area and Liu Xing Yu who is a a troublemaking delinquent. Repeated encounters pave the way for a growing camaraderie as the two enter into several crime solving antics throughout the course of the story.
Cast & Credits
Having finished watching the series last night, this short feedback based on my personal impressions will go under the title: "Two bright and shining Stars lost in the darkness of a less than medicore production"...
"Myth of the Sword" had two highlights:
Xiao Han in the role of goose spirit Guyan and Wang Hai Xiang in the role of Dongchang officer Bu Tian Yun.
Actually co-starring, their passioante play and their devotion turned the beautiful and heartbreaking lovestory of Guyan and Bu Tian Yun into something that outshone anything else this series came up with.
The two easily outacted the two couples meant to be the leads, their performances added depth, sweetness, emotion and sense to this shallow and caricatural production and their storyline made you wish more than once that it could be the storyline for the main couple...
And you asked yourself again and again, how, for heaven's sake, they ended up here and not in a production worth their talent and skills...
So, as the series itself isn't worth a rewatch at all, I tried to cut out all the relevant scenes this beautiful couple has together to rewatch their scenes only - I wished for more, but the 'more' belonged to the rest of the cast...
If I'd only have to rate the acting of these two, the series would receive a higher rating in the 'acting' category.
Sadly, the rest of the cast didn't manage to catch up with their performance...so, I'll stick with the rating of 5,0.
"Myth of the Sword" is a series that has no clue at all what it wants to be.
Drama? Comedy? Fantasy? Costume? Historical? Crime? Romance? Mystery? Suspense? Supernatural?
With so many ingredients added, the result was a weird mixture of strange figures dressed in (at times) weird costumes and totally unaware of why they were actually doing what the writers wanted them to do.
If there would have been chemistry amongst the cast, it could have been able to make you forget about a lot of the series' flaws, but, alas, there was none!
There was not even a noticeable chemistry amongst the two leading couples. They got easily outshone by their co-stars and their side-story!
That said, the acting itself was abysmal too!
It's been a while since last I felt the urge to knock my head against the wall to be able to bear watching grotty performances like they got delivered in this series!
The writers tried to add many funny moments to the plot, but, please, if you want to write comedy, do it right and not in the halfhearted way it happens to happen here.
You can't even laugh about those supposedly funny scenes, because they are so utterly bad!
This series with its poor acting and even poorer writing could perfectly serve to feed the still existing prejudice about Asian actors in general and Chinese actors in particular to be unable to act!
Poor Wang Hai Xiang and Xiao Han!
I wished, the two would get a second chance to play a couple again in a different drama series worth their skills and matching their talent...here, both got wasted... :(