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The disciples of the Lingchuan Sect have guarded the Fans of Heaven and Earth for nearly a century. Mu Yun and Hua Yue are the only disciples of the sect that are left. The stubborn and disobedient Hua Yue unintentionally discovers that the Fan of Heaven possesses the power to travel through time. To escape being forced to study and practice martial arts by Mu Yun, Hua Yue travels to the future to have fun. Hundreds of years in the future, she meets Xiao Qian, who looks exactly like her. Secrets come to the surface, and adventures take place. (Source: Chinese = Douban || Translation = MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 15
  • Aired: Dec 21, 2020 - Jan 4, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Duration: 4 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 812 users)
  • Ranked: #6514
  • Popularity: #3497
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Completed
alwennia
27 people found this review helpful
Jan 12, 2021
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.5

A cheesy well produced GL historical drama, an hour well spent!

I am always searching for good GL shows to watch because as much as like BL shows, as a lesbian I want more content that caters to me. A lot of the dramas with lesbian/sapphic characters and relationships is awfully serious and/or tragic which is fine, but sometimes I just want something that is cheesy and ridiculous. Let me tell you that this was exactly that! And it feels really, really nice to find that content.
With a runtime of about 1h, this drama won't take too long to watch, but manages to create a story that got me emotional in the last few episodes because I had started to care about the characters.

The first few episodes of the show are quite humorous and full of clichés of the genre with a character (Xiaoqian), very excitable and decidedly cute, travelling to the past and meeting Muyun, the stern and serious character, and then said character travelling to the modern world and discovering said modern world with every moment that you would expect (special mention for her meeting Xiaoqian's cat). The story then starts to become stronger and denser with the introduction of the character of Hongyan. I don't want to reveal too much, but this arc which culminates in the last few episodes is what made the drama go from a cheesy romcom to a feeling of "dang, this is actually quite good".
They manage to pack enough backstory and background world information in an hour to make a somewhat coherent story and world that works within the limited time.

The actresses do a good job at portraying their characters and the archetype they each represent whether the peppy happy Xiaoqian, the serious Muyun whose shell was broken by Xiaoqian, or the broken Hongyan. They managed to sell me those characters which I wasn't convinced would happen when I first started watching the show. Wang Laoji (Muyun) and Peng Jingxian (Hongyan) in particular do a good job. Wang Xiaoyu manages to sell the character of Xiaoqian well enough, which can be hard (it's like being able to sell the character of the Prince in Cinderella without making it too cheesy or a caricature).

There is clearly 0 budget, but with that limited budget, they got some nice costumes, some nice music, and created a coherent whole in terms of photography and cinematography. It is very in line with this type of historical Chinese drama from what I am picking up from my watching (the slow motion in fights, the close-ups, the looks, etc.) and it works well. The editing isn't done really well, but the story flows well enough that it is not too much of a bother. If you don't have too high of expectations for it, you'll be fine.

I don't know that I would necessarily rewatch it on my own, but if a friend wanted to watch it and asked me to watch it with them, I would for sure rewatch it without an issue.

In conclusion, it delivers on what it promises and gives me exactly what I wanted. A cheesy and slightly ridiculous, but well produced within a limited budget show with a nice story and pretty girls who fall in love. What more could I ask? (A lot more, but for tonight, this is just right.)

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Completed
trifele
8 people found this review helpful
Jan 12, 2021
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.5
Omg it was sooooo cute!!
I got a bit lost in the story around ep 5/6 , but overall it was quite nice. I think that the crew did what they could, since the series was so short (approximately an hour overall) and it is a cdrama after all. The production was quite good too, I was just a bit confused about the clothing and why they didn't change it.
The actors also did a great job and both of the leads were so prettyyy; I am unashamedly simping for shifu and I really need a top like her in my life! I wouldn't be surprised if I rewatch this like ten times.
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  • Drama: Legend of Yun Qian
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 15
  • Aired: Dec 21, 2020 - Jan 4, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Duration: 4 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 812 users)
  • Ranked: #6514
  • Popularity: #3497
  • Watchers: 3,645

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