For such a beleaguered production, the ratings surprisingly sway in its favor and for what it’s worth, I really enjoyed it in spite of the fact that it is the sappiest adaptation I have seen so far. Yes, that means that I liked Michelle Chen too even though the side buns on her head (I refuse to include a picture) bothered me as much as everyone else.
However, the story is not merely about a hero’s journey but also a forbidden romance between a student and his teacher and also a martial arts spectacle involving a nation’s stand against its enemies.
It is where Elvis Han (Monster Killer) got his start and probably where Wu Lei (Nirvana in Fire) played the younger version of someone else for the last time.
The guest list is equally expansive starring Kevin Yan Kuan (Three Heroes and Five Gallants), Christopher Lee, Yang Rong (Legend of Flying Daggers), Zanilia Zhao Li Ying (Legend of Zu), Chen Xiang (Magic Star) and many more.
Rate your favorite wuxia series in 2014.