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Chronicle of Life chinese drama review
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Chronicle of Life
3 people found this review helpful
by MiraiArtx
Mar 13, 2016
37 of 37 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 5.5
I was very excited to start this series, as it had quite a lot of hype and shots of the cinematography were super eye-catching. The story, like I've seen many others say, was very interesting during the first 7-8 episodes. It was cute, charming, slightly-cliche, and comedic. Around episode 8 though, it was as if a switch just turned on, and the melodrama was brought in. I don't know how, but I swear throughout the series if I had a penny for every time she laid there hurt or sick I'd have like 20 cents. The same tropes are used over and over again, which was really frustrating. That said, I was still able to make it up to episode 33. But at that point I was so fed up, I skipped to the last episode. The acting wasn't too bad, nor was it great. I've gotten used to the dubbing of the mainland dramas, but if you haven't this ones kind of very obviously dubbed. The music was actually pretty good, but again nothing exceptional. There are some good points to this drama though. The cinematography is really really good. The vivid colors of the ancient china set stood out, and was filmed so beautifully. The clothing was really great as well. I do think that this drama had a lot of potential, and if anything just watching the beginning few episodes is pretty good entertainment. I don't think I would rewatch though.
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