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The story is set against the backdrop of the prosperous Tang Dynasty in an era where humans have defeated the Great Dragon king. Moyun Academy is the number one academy in Great Tang. However, it is said that a student of the school will become the catalyst for the return of the dragon king as well as the clan Kunwu. The arrival of Li Xuan, a human and Kunwu hybrid; Su You Lian, a saintess; and Long Wei Er, a prince, breaks the fragile peace. During this time all three become entangled in a complicated relationship. As Li Xuan eventually becomes a hero to the people, he faces a dilemma of having to decide where his allegiance lies, with his heart and who he is or with his nation and the people he has known since young? (Source: ChineseDrama.info) Edit Translation

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  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 28
  • Aired: Jul 8, 2020 - Jul 30, 2020
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: iQiyi
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 3,747 users)
  • Ranked: #1814
  • Popularity: #1621
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Q I U
38 people found this review helpful
Jul 30, 2020
28 of 28 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 7.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
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Could have been better....

A drama full of shortcomings but surprisingly they ain’t enough for me to drop this drama. I have mixed feelings about this one, here are my opinions:

1.Story : A typical fantasy drama with flawed script-writing and editing. The drama started quite well, with a certain amount of funny moments. Scenes in Academy are fun to watch but after Ep 12 or 13, it isn’t that fun anymore.
Pacing became a problem after Ep 12.At times, I feel like the story was progressing too slowly but at some moments, they were cut abruptly.They wasted so much screentime on 2nd Couple and Love Triangle stuffs,so main story didn’t progress until ep 20.
Then they have to put so many important parts in a few episodes, thus unnecessarily rushing the important scenes.

2. Acting : Acting is quite decent. Xu Kai, as always, is impressive and cheesy. He more or less carried the whole drama.Wu Jiayi, though criticized by a lot of Netizens, I don’t find her acting that bad.

3.CGI effects
Effects are mediocre but after watching so many C-dramas, it no longer matters that much to me

***Plot Holes***(These contain spoilers)

1. Why doesn’t Su Youlian look surprised at all when she knows Li Xuan’s identity?
This is very poorly done, she should show certain emotions (Maybe it was cut), still it isn’t acceptable.

2.Why would Su Youlian need a rope to go down the mountain when she has wings?
Poor Logic but hmm...

3.Li Xuan’s friends were surprised when they knew that it was Xiao Feng Ming behind the murder but after a few seconds they said Xiao Feng Ming is in power and even Lord Zi can’t beat him, so aren’t they talking things like they knew the real perpetrator is Xiao Feng Ming?
I would take this as a bad editing

4. Where is FL’s master when Li Xuan’s identity is known?
That’s unacceptable, he was literally the most annoying character and I want to see his reaction but hmmm disappointing

Overall, I would rate it as an average drama, it isn’t that good but not a trash either.
It could have been a lot better, but still disappointing.

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Completed
blueblue
14 people found this review helpful
Jul 31, 2020
28 of 28 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
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Promising start but could have more episodes for character development

If you like Xu Kai, you can watch through all 28 episodes. You can watch how devoted he is to the female lead. His acting is still on point and he expresses his feelings quite well done! For other actors, they are good as well.

The story synopsis and first few episodes looks really promising and it is enough to make you continue with the rest of the episodes. It was through the middle of the show where the story started to get complicated with new characters introduced. and then boom, we have reached the last episode.

This drama focus on too many side characters with little explanation and until now, when I watched the last few episodes, I have so many questions I need to ask lol. Ending feels like "Wait, that's it??? Shouldn't you be giving me some explanations? I cannot guess!" "Are they just stuck in the other realm forever??!" Honestly this ending needs so much explanation!

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Details

  • Drama: Dance of the Sky Empire
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 28
  • Aired: Jul 8, 2020 - Jul 30, 2020
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: iQiyi
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 3,747 users)
  • Ranked: #1814
  • Popularity: #1621
  • Watchers: 9,318

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