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For generations the two cities of Mu Xi and Xuanyue have fought each other, always trying to conquer the other. The old city owner of Mu Xi had only one daughter, Ye Zhaonan, whose gender he secretly concealed so she could one day inherit. From an early age Zhaonan was always disguised as a boy, until one day when Ye Zhaonan fell off the cliff and met Liu Xuanming, the lord of Xuanyue City, and started a wonderful destiny. (Source: MONOMAX) Edit Translation

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  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Jan 6, 2023
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: iQiyi
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 2,463 users)
  • Ranked: #1334
  • Popularity: #2366
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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19 people found this review helpful
Feb 6, 2023
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 8.5

Buckle up for a zany joyride

When you read the synopsis of this show, you would assume it to be a cheaply made, quickly produced filler to slot into a gap in the schedule. It could have been such a show, but it is so much more!

The show is a Chinese costume drama set in a mythical past where the country was divided in a number of warring states. Two particular city states have been at war for years due to some misunderstandings. I won’t bore you with the details as it is quite convoluted and contrived.

On the surface, the plot sounds like the usual palace intrigue, fight for power trope with a dose of romance. What I didn’t expect is a cheeky farce that works like a treat. It is over-the-top, manic, chaotic and racy. The narrative just has this devil-may-care attitude. Time and again I would think “they can’t do this” or even WTF but that’s exactly what happens. A lot of the times, it is for laughs but sometimes it is for the shock value as well. You can’t predict how far the show will push a particular line.
Is it a perfect script? Not by a long shot. There are tropey and confusing subplots as well as its fair share of plot holes. What saves the show is its internal core logic. There is a solid narrative thread that runs through the whole show that is unwavering so that the behaviour of main characters are consistent even though some of the split second action/reaction can be kooky and unpredictable.

Even as I wrote this, my mind is in turmoil. I would recall a cringey moments that made me facepalm and then a LOL gag would pop into my head only to be replaced by a really sweet, swoon-y moment. By all that is holy in dramaland, this show should not work but it does. It buoys you along with its manic pace and you are all in or you are out.

Another surprise is the company of young actors. They are not well known but the ensemble certainly made up for that with a great deal of commitment, solid acting abilities and decent comedic timing. By the halfway mark, you are so used to their antics that you just accept what they do as the norm, warts and all. The standout here is the FL, Zhang Yue Nan. She was the focus of many threads, and she shines while playing a variety of roles. The SFL, Fan Wei, is good as well. She plays the villain, twice and to good effect. Consider she is in her 20’s and only had a handful of support roles, this is not a bad effort. The ML’s are good and handsome, especially Yan Zi Xian. He can anchor a scene with his presence. However, a lot of the time, they play second fiddle to the strong FL’s. There are rough edges with some acting and overacting is to be expected in a comedy. It is all part of the bigger picture, and you have to cut them some slacks.

The various CP’s have good chemistry and they don’t shy away from skinship. Nothing more than kisses and hugs but they did it with some passion.

Another positive is the lush settings. The court set is of high standards and costumes (generic era/locale) are certainly a cut above average. Overall, it is a solid production. The minor negative is the dubbing. I’m not sure if the whole show is dubbed or if some of the actors dubbed themselves. The sound is patchy in the beginning but got better towards the end. It is a minor issue, but you notice improvements as the show progresses.

The ending is very good and consistent. We are rewarded with some fan service and most of the threads are closed satisfactorily. It doesn’t feel rushed while leaving its fans in a happy place.

I won’t say that it was love at first viewing, but it definitely grew on me. I can recommend this show and with a run of 24 x 30 mins episodes, it is not a huge time investment.

Sadly, this show will probably disappear into the Great Web Void soon as it won't be heavily promoted. That will be a shame.

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Lord of Muxi City Ye.. Zhao.. Nan..

This is a must watch the cast did their roles perfectly
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The cast was amazing loved Ke Qian Yue the first time I saw her love, Yi Yang, Tan Rang, Princess Yunluo, and Zhi Lan.

I am amazed by the actress who played Qimeng and her twin sister they played their roles very well.

This show is and will always be a must-watch for me.
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Details

  • Drama: My Uncanny Destiny
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Jan 6, 2023
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: iQiyi
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 2,463 users)
  • Ranked: #1334
  • Popularity: #2366
  • Watchers: 6,262

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