Hua Xu Yin tells the story of a princess of a fallen kingdom who died to show her loyalty to her kingdom and becomes resurrected by the power of the Aqua Tear Pearl. She utilizes the power from the Pearl to weave a fulfilling dream for those who are willing to pay the price of death, using chords to guide the illusions. Through various encounters along her adventure she learns about the various kinds of love and weaknesses faced in love.
Cast & Credits
Main couple- Kevin was actually pretty good, I liked his character and Su Yu was the only male character here who fought and protected the girl selflessly even with the price of losing his own life but the main girl was really bad in acting and I couldn't feel a bit of chemistry between them, they seemed too fake.
Some of the supporting characters who were there I don't know why, too much of idiocy and stupid acting from them, actually drama could be better without them.
Three main couples in each part of the story- I liked all of them, I felt sorry for most of them and I felt love between all of them.
First couple Shen An and Song Ning I loved the most, what angst, passion, what extremely proud people, how they destroyed one each other only cause of misunderstandings, cowardly attitude and pride. Shen An the biggest coward ever and such a stupid man but still how much he loved her, we could see that and feel that. Song Ning- the best female character in here and one of the best I've met, definitely goes on my list dearest characters. It's so rare to see a woman like her, so intelligent, smart, brave, strong with golden heart, unselfish, simply admirable. Jiang Xin and Justin had freaking sizzling chemistry, I have to see them in some other drama together, such talented actors.
Second couple- they were the most realistic, so full of understanding, so cute and sweet while doing some trivial ordinary things which couples do, Ying Ge was such a tormented soul, I pitied her the most in whole drama and still she succeeded to fall in love and be happy even for a short while, Rong Yuan was my fav. male character here cause the man is just too great, he didn't want to hear anything, he believed in her actions, her eyes, her feelings, he didn't listen to anyone and that's why there wasn't some stupid misunderstanding coming from his side, amount of love he had for her was without limit, what a loyal and gran man he was, a real king. Also the actor is very beautiful. ;)
Third couple- personally I was too subjective cause I love the actor, he is so attractive and I love his acting, always full of passion, his character Su Heng and Murong An had the most beautiful scenes together, I loved their scenes in forest, their kisses, their conversations, he was so ambitious, ruthless and selfish cause he wanted to be a king yes but in the end he never loved anyone else beside her and he protected her no matter what. Npt that I approve his actions, I don't and I would run away sooner from him but still I could understand him sometimes.She was a goddess, how beautiful, how gracious, how graceful, a real forest goddess, i was staring at her all the time plus she was so unselfish and powerful in her mind and heart.
All these couples were destructive and in all of them male characters were most guilty for tragic ends and with less love towards their loved ones, women were giving more love, their own lives, more understanding and they were much more powerful and stronger than them.
That's why I loved this drama. And with wonderful OST, the ending song became my favourite song from Chinese dramas, it fits perfectly here with words, characters and their actions, I'm still listening song at least once in a day. Whole ost is really great with many capturing melodies, I enjoyed even more.
I wouldn't recommend this drama to anyone who appreciate the most high budget production, decent effects and good acting from main characters but I'd still recommend to those who look for original idea, great chemistry and more interesting and important side couples with good acting coming from them.
In some way I did enjoy although I really couldn't stand what I already pointed out as bad, these side couples and amazing music managed to keep me going all the way till the end.
the story line is going from one main cast to another, mostly hinged on the lady in the plot,
which is very strongly attached due to her excellent charisma...
lin yuan .. reminds me of zhao wei in her youth, strong acting as well as beautiful .
the other girls are all strong acting too... the characters of song ning, qi qi,zi yan,
and even if it was diverted in the middle by the appearance of the assassin (guo zhen ni)
..who i think is a very strong actress as well. she plays the dual role so convincingly...
flipping beauty and sinster , powerful and weak...
i watched other roles by guo zhen ni before, but she never got to show her acting skills until now
with a strong main supporting role.
mu rong an , the mermaid, is even more enchanting. even i would fall in love with one look :)
this is the best of the new dramas to date, other than sun li (beauties of the emperor)
and zanilla zhao (best get going) and tiffany tang (lady and the liar).
i give it top marks simply because i am not familiar with the lead actress lin yuan,
who as i said before, is impressive with qualities (beauty + powerful acting ) of zhao wei
gong li, betty sun li, chen qiao en , jing tian,etc...
i hope lin yuan will get a new drama soon. btw, i think song ning had too little part in this movie
which is a pity. they should have given more episodes on the warrior lady, also zi yan the bodyguard.
they should have done more with these two fighting ladies. maybe a new sequel with
resurrected song ning and zi yan .
lastly, too much emphasis on the silly emperor... who although is funny, but once again, the comedy weaken the plot of a period movie. either go all comedy like another pandora box,
or go mostly serious like song of the desert, or stay magical like this one ... with less emphasis
on the silly side.