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Soju

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Rule the World chinese drama review
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Rule the World
4 people found this review helpful
by Soju
Dec 9, 2018
45 of 45 episodes seen
Completed
Rule the World chinese drama review
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
This review may contain spoilers
Through the course of this drama, I have felt so many emotions. Sometimes all of them in just one episode. I have felt sadness, regret, love, betrayal, anger. I have laughed and I have cussed people out. Even now, as I’m writing this review two days later, I have a lot of mixed feelings about this drama.

Firstly, I would like to express that this drama is not for the faintest of hearts. Especially if you are someone like me who detests polygamy.

You may say, “Well every historical drama has harem! It was the norm then.”

I will say, Ofcourse I do understand. Harems are to be expected in a historical drama. Especially one that surrounds Royalty.

The difference is here is that there are two types of harem dramas.

One, where the Male lead already has an established harem when the female lead walks into his life, and the female lead is the last addition in his harem because he’s fallen in ‘love’ with her (Example: Oh My General) —

And Two, where the Male lead loves the female lead but keeps on marrying more concubines and having sexual relations with them whilst saying that he loves the female lead (Example: Rule The World, This drama. )


There is a very prominent difference in these two types of dramas. An undeniable difference not everyone can build a tolerance to or endure.

I, personally, have a heart too weak to endure such pain. I can not.

Please watch according to your tolerance level and preference :)


Adding on, exclusive of the first point, I am quite fond of the this drama. That is the only reason why despite of being so hurt with the Male lead’s “situation/actions” I kept on watching till the end. The actors all did a wonderful job, especially the female lead.

Can I express just how much pain I felt when I saw her smiling through her pain and acting as if seeing the Male lead getting his other wife pregnant or marrying more women wasn’t hurting her ? I probably can’t without tearing up. She was that good. She was very good.

I suppose that is why I’ve been able to hold such a soft spot for this drama. Initially I was so upset I rated the drama as 7/10. Then it went up to 7.5/10. For the past two days I refused to change rating but I can’t help it. Now, it’s 8/10.

Despite the apparent change that they must have had to do due to the time-travel ban, the story flowed smoothly and everything (except the stupid harem angle) seemed to have a purpose.

If there had been a different circumstance. Without so much marrying of the Male lead and the pregnancies of his wives — I may have given this a 9.5/10.

I can’t help but lament, out of all the men who loved her. I wish she had been Cuyen. I wish.

I also wish we could have seen her future writer self get with the publishing company’s president/director dude in he end instead of the side by side laughing fade to black thing they did.



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