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A modern businessman travels back to ancient times; he lands in the body of a man about to be married as a matrilocal husband into a family of cloth merchants. He then begins incorporating modern methods and ideals to help his friends and battle corrupt local businesses. Ultimately he becomes involved in the affairs of the country. (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Zhui Xu" (赘婿) by Fen Nu de Xiang Jiao (愤怒的香蕉). Edit Translation

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  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 36
  • Aired: Feb 14, 2021 - Mar 3, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday
  • Original Network: iQiyi Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 2,936 users)
  • Ranked: #1429
  • Popularity: #1962
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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PeachBlossomGoddess
31 people found this review helpful
Mar 13, 2021
36 of 36 episodes seen
Completed 16
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 8.0

The Virtuous Husband.

In this witty satire, a modern business man finds himself in ancient China where he is Ning Yi, a soon to be zhui xu/赘婿 or matrilocal husband to Su Tan'er, the heiress of a wealthy cloth merchant. Using modern business methods, he hilariously wins his Tan'er's heart and mind as they take down internal and external rivals together and he proves his worth beyond being a useless kept man.

The wicked role reversals as Ning Yi and Tan'er navigate their marriage made my shoulders quiver with laughter, especially the darned Academy of Male Virtue. I love the way Ning Yi is written in this drama - he is cunning, compassionate, innovative, ruthless and far from the virtuous husband, he is the academy's most farcically subversive element. Guo Qilin and Song Yi sparkled together, transitioning seamlessly between brilliant comic timing and repartee, heart stopping action and moving emotional moments. The colorful ensemble characters, friend and foe alike are well dimensioned and written and acted with verve and audacity. The humble Guard Geng with a big heart and big dreams is my favorite supporting character.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of this drama, which is easily a 9.0+, the second half is noticeably loses its mojo and is at best a 7.5/8.0. The decision to back burner both Tan'er and Guard Geng would have been fine if comparable new characters stepped up to fill the void. Unfortunately while Xigua starts out as a powerful and interesting character, she becomes pathetic. It does not help that while she is lovely and likable, the actress Jiang Yiyi is miscast here - she not funny and has little chemistry with Ning Yi/Guo Qilin. Ditto for his shifu and the creepy Lou Shuwan; I didn't really see the point of either character. The drama only picks up again when Guard Geng and Tan'er re-emerge and our power couple is reunited. This makes it obvious that despite Guo Qilin's undeniable talent, he cannot pull off these uproarious moments when he is not lined up with the right team.

Similarly, the antagonists in the first arc are very comical but in the bandit arc, the villains were mostly trying too hard to be humorous caricatures. The attempts at comedy are also often at odds with the heavily political and increasingly complicated plot line, one that leaves scarce room for Ning Yi the maverick to save the day. The story also takes a darker and more cynical turn and even though Guo Qilin impresses with his ability to make me feel the weight of his loss and cry alongside him, the drama ends in a way that does not leave me thirsty for the heavily hinted season 2.

Overall I rate this a 8.0. I would recommend dropping after completing the much more outstanding first arc.

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Completed
yoichi21800
29 people found this review helpful
Mar 4, 2021
36 of 36 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 9.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
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A very enjoyable drama

First of all, I have to say that i didn't watch JoL before so I'm less biased compared to some of you.
This is the first time that i'm giving a review for a drama. It hooked me directly with the first episode. Many of you may not like the ML since he is not the typical beautiful chinese man. He is relatively normal compared to other actors but i think it is what makes this shows original. The ML is really talented and is doing a great job. I have laughted so much with every episode. I have been checking if they was a new episode every single day. Some may say that the ML and FL doesn't have a good chemistry but I disagree with them. I found them very cute and fun, every time their are together, I can't help myself but to have a smile on my face. For me, the first half(18 episode) is a solid 10, very funny, and a good rythm. I have watch those episode a minimum of 3 times already.
But when the the bandit arc start for real, it was still enjoyable but less than the start. It was quite long, and the absence of romantic moment between the FL and ML was a little disapointing for me. Of course, it was not entirely bad, they was some good moment such as the relationship that the ML developed with some people of the sect, the feeling that Liu Shi Gua developed for ML,... Even the death of the bodyguard was interesting for me because since the beginning, the ML can almost resolve everything perfectly but finally, a person can't control everything and sometimes ur friend will die. Some difficult choice have to be made, like the trahison the ML had to do to Liu Shi Gua...
Waiting impatiently for the 2nd season, the cliffhanger is very intriguing. Really want to know if the prince is also a memory keeper.

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  • Drama: My Heroic Husband
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 36
  • Aired: Feb 14, 2021 - Mar 3, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday
  • Original Network: iQiyi, Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 2,936 users)
  • Ranked: #1429
  • Popularity: #1962
  • Watchers: 7,860

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