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He Jiu Ling, the lively and mischievous eighteen-year-old daughter of a revered and powerful general, finds herself in a bewildering predicament. Her life has been dedicated to the study of martial arts, celebrating strength and valor. However, her world is turned upside down when her family arranges her marriage to Rong Yu, the heir to the esteemed Jialin National Astrology Hall. Rong Yu couldn't be more different from He Jiu Ling. He is a soft-spoken, compassionate, highly educated, and academically inclined individual who abhors physical confrontation. The prospect of marrying what she perceives as a 'wimp' leaves He Jiu Ling aghast. Determined to thwart this arrangement, she devises a plan to sabotage the impending wedding. However, her carefully laid out scheme takes an unforeseen turn when a "poison" she intends to use to manipulate Rong Yu's mind goes awry, creating unexpected consequences. Now, He Jiu Ling faces a dilemma. Will this unlikely pair go through with the marriage, and could their chaotic circumstances unexpectedly lead to a blossoming romance? (Source: MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • ภาษาไทย
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Oct 12, 2023 - Oct 29, 2023
  • Aired On: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Mango TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 957 users)
  • Ranked: #3677
  • Popularity: #4140
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Completed
Zogitt
24 people found this review helpful
Nov 6, 2023
26 of 26 episodes seen
Completed 7
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This review may contain spoilers

All aboard the angst train. This is going to be a bumpy ride!

This show started light-heartedly. A bit of awkward meet-cute sets up the love line between our OTP. I have to give credit to the FL for her portrayal of a 16 year old even though she is 30 in RL. In fact, most of her roles tends to be in that late teens to early 20's range.

While the romance is a slow burn, it is engaging and quite cute. It did turn dark when the FL "accidentally" poisoned the ML. He fell into a coma for a long time and when he woke up, he has the mind of a child. That is a shock for all concerned because he was an intellectual giant before the accident.

This brought about the second phase of their relationship. In his dim-witted state, he latched onto the FL like a chick onto a mother hen, In turn, she dedicated all her efforts to cure him and be with him. Around this time, the show really went to the dark side. The melodrama dial is turned up to the MAX when the FL's whole family was killed. It is excessive, but not 100% shocking when you consider the historical setting. It was designed to hit us with the feels, and it works.

I'm shipping the OTP at this point because they both suffered so much and yet they are trying their best to be happy in their little world. However, the show starts making questionable decisions from this point onwards. They piled on the angst and dragged out the ML’s plot. While his childlike innocence was a novelty at first. It went on largely unchanged for 1/3 of the entire run. What was cute earlier is now wearing.

If that is not enough, the moment the ML recovers his memory and mental capacities, he plays the noble idiot card. As expected, the OTP suffered even more. I still don't quite understand his logic. At first, he thought she has feelings for her senior. However, after she clarified the misunderstanding and declares her undying love for him, he continues with the charade even though he is in pain and pining for her. The brakes are off the angst train by now.

There are a number of opportunities to reunite the leads. The show could have profited from their love and longing. Hit an emotional high and gift us some much-needed fan service. Alas, it was not to be. I'm not going to spoil the last few eps, but let's just say the writer doubled down and went all-in on their sufferings.

Before we all reach for the Suicide Help Line, the writer parachute in a happy ending but it was literally in the dying seconds of the show. There is no preamble nor extra fan service. The scene is so contrived, I'm speechless. I can only imagine the writer being told by the upper echelon to cough up a happy ending or else. In hindsight, maybe it'd have been better if the writer decide to die on that hill and insists on delivering a torture porn unto the bitter end. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Acting wise, the cast did ok. The FL was in her element. The ML is handsome and not too wooden. I like his earlier portrayal of the man-child. However, the same-y role becomes boring to watch eventually. The ensemble cast is standard issue for a costume drama of this ilk.

I was ok with the angst . . up to a point. It is that type of show after all. However, the last few episodes really throw everything at the OTP including a weaponized kitchen sink. We have all manners of weird plot twists inserted solely to pull the leads apart even though they more than earned their rights to be together. That was too much for me. I am posting a lower score as a warning to others. Peace out.

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Completed
Zhan
12 people found this review helpful
Nov 6, 2023
26 of 26 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This review may contain spoilers
At the beginning this drama seemed to be a light and silly romance but soon became all pain, tragedy and suffering. Even the happy end doesn't feel so happy. The prodution is low budget, the action scenes are most laughable and the acting is not very good. The protagonists were ok, Ireine Song was the best for me, the poor girl had to cry many liters, I bet she had to drink much water to rehydrate. The ML made a good job as the fool but when he was "normal" he was just like a store mannequin that cries, but he is very beautiful and this compensates any flaws LOL.
7/10 for me.

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Details

  • Drama: The Inextricable Destiny
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Oct 12, 2023 - Oct 29, 2023
  • Aired On: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Mango TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 957 users)
  • Ranked: #3677
  • Popularity: #4140
  • Watchers: 2,994

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