Xianxia romance is a popular genre. Love and Redemption 琉璃 adapted from a novel by Shi Si Lang 十四郎 is another one that hopes to shake the audience’s appetite with a story about the eternal struggle of good versus evil. It spices up the premise with a lazy and eccentric heroine opposite the cold and quiet type.
Coming from H&R Century Pictures, the 59-episode series stars Yuan Bingyan, Cheng Yi, Liu Xueyi, Zhang Yuxi, Bai Shu, Huang Youming, Li Junyi, Zhou Junwei, Hou Mengyao, Fu Fangjun and Yang Xizi. Cheng Yi first caught attention as the second lead in Legend of Chusen though he’s clearly being built up to be the leading man in recent projects. Fans may remember Yuan Bingyan going from powerless to badass as Shu Jingrong in Listening Snow Tower. Love and Redemption seems to mirror a similar arc down to the heartbreaking tragedies.
Two mortal enemies from their previous lives as deities are sent through the cycle of reincarnation as punishment to be born on the same day. The story follows Chu Xuanji, the second daughter of the Shao Yang Sect leader. She was born without her senses, rendering her unable to feel and unable to love. By chance, she meets Yu Sifeng, the young master of Li Ze Palace when she accidentally falls into his arms only to realize that their fates seem to be tied from the very beginning.
Release Date: August 6, 2020 Youku, MGTV
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