At the height of Tang dynasty, a young man named Di Ren Jie went to the capital to take an imperial examination. During the test, he stopped an assassination attempt against Empress Wu's life. Seeing his bravery and quick thinking, the empress ordered him to investigate the incident. Add Synopsis In Spanish
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The way this drama was written is a lot different from a lot of other crime detective dramas where the crime is already committed and the main cast needs to track down and catch the culprit. That usually takes like three to four episodes per case. This one has a title that shows up when a new segment starts to tell the audience a new case has started. The cases are connected in a way where the main cast are basically on a journey. They weave a lot of the other developments into the drama as the case unfold (like let's say the main characters' love story or character development). The cases are very interesting and keeps me on the edge of my seat.
As I watch this drama, I could actually care less about the main characters' love story, I was actually following the second main leads. Usually, there is some sort of love triangle or square around the main cast, but this drama is different, the second main leads develop an interesting relationship. It's pretty funny since the guy is basically a prince where everyone is usually very impressed by that except this girl. I really liked watching scenes with these two since almost kind of rare. Their story is hidden behind all the different kinds of plot developments from the cases themselves to the political plot. There are times where I watch these two and I go when did their relationship get to that stage? Probably also due to the fact that there are different versions of how many episodes there are. The total number of episodes are 40, some websites have 36 or 39. The shorter ones have some scenes cut out in different parts of different episodes but I found out that it was most of the scenes for my favorite couple, the second main leads.
The music is really great because the main cast, the ones that are traveling together each contributed a song. The song that each of them sang sounds to me like it's their unofficial or maybe even official character's theme song. I thought that was really awesome.
This is the first drama where I saw Ma Tian Yu and now I'm a big fan.
P.S. I found a cover song on YouTube where the lyrics of the song were rewritten to be about my favorite couple and if you watch the drama from beginning to end, you'll see there is a secret message in the lyrics inspired by the drama itself. I had to watch the music video several times to realize that some of the first words were a different color and bigger text to find out the message.
I would like to put the link to the music video but I don't know if that counts as spoiler so I guess message me if you are interested in the song. Credits to the people that rewrote the song and made the music video!!!!
Update: I can't seem to find the music video that I liked when I posted this review on YouTube.