Nirvana in Fire 2 has brought in CSM52 ratings of 0.271% and 0.263% during its simultaneous broadcast on Dragon TV and Beijing TV respectively, which is quite low for the highly-anticipated sequel to a mega hit drama. After catching the first episode, I must admit that I’m still too ingrained with the original story to appreciate a show that looks and feels like Nirvana in Fire without any of the familiar cast. I keep expecting either Huang Xiao Ming and Liu Hao Ran to become more like Mei Changsu in their thoughts and actions though it hardly seems fair since the sequel is ultimately about different people.
Needless to say, I haven’t found the same addictive quality that got me hopelessly hooked to the original but I do think it’s too early to cast a verdict just yet. What did you think of the drama?