The end is here, I will miss you T_T
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As an adaptation:
Where should I start? I was afraid I was going to be that annoying book reader that kept complaining about changes during a drama adaptation and I kind of ended up that way. I was so happy at first when the drama was following the book. Then changes came along. I understand all the complaints this drama got from book fans.
There was a lot of controversy regarding the script of this drama due to some revelations regarding changes to the script during production. It kind of shed some light into what people are calling Yin Yang scripts. Where you have one initial script that actors read and then somewhere during production a different team comes in and adds storylines to the script, even making changes that end up affecting the flow of the drama. These additions are always concerning supporting characters. It is a common practice and something should be done to regulate studios from going too far.
While there were some changes that I liked, I did feel that a lot of book to drama changes took away from the original story and weakened all three main characters. That being said there were a lot of good things. Overall, I really enjoyed this drama. So far it is my favorite drama of the year.
Book to Drama characters that were well done:
Now, some characters stood out to me in the drama while in the book I didn’t cared too much about them. First, Pu Chi. I always imagined him as a bit creepy in the book even when he helped JinMi. Liao Jingfeng, the actor who played him, did a great job making him likable.
Also, Sui He who is pretty one dimensional in the book and even feels like a token character. The drama made me hate her, feel bad for her, and at points understand her obsession. She was an interesting villain. She had such a deep obsession with Xu Feng that she sacrificed herself and those that loved her for him. She would have done anything for him. In her case, her desire to help him was so strong that she ended up creating situations that actually hurt Xu Feng. And her ending was so horrible. She was a villain, but I felt like she suffered an injustice. It is my first time seeing Wang Yi Fei. I read that she is under Jiaxing Media. How do they find all these pretty girls?
And my last mention goes to our Moon Immortal, the forever loyal uncle. I liked him in the book, but in the drama he was just so funny and a great addition. He was played by Xia Zhi Yuan, another rookie actor. He worked really hard to get this couple together 😀
What I really loved:
YangZi and Deng Lun ❤
They had a lot of cute chemistry and I LOVED them as a couple. JinMi and Xu Feng were a dysfunctional couple but they truly loved each other. I am glad that they were able to move past their scars to carve out a little bit of happiness for themselves. They deserved it ;A;
I also really liked the CGI in this drama. It had some of the best CGI in recent dramas, you could see that they put a lot of money into their sets and CGI.
And I liked that all three main leads dubbed their characters. It helped me get into some of their emotional scenes plus Deng Lun has a great voice 😛
I will miss these cuties and hope to see them in another drama soon *_*
Seriously, I demand another drama with YangZi and DengLun.
What about you guys? For those of you that read the book, did you like the changes or not? I am also curious if everyone ended up liking the cast. I know at first some fans were dissatisfied with casting choices, but I think everyone ended up doing a great job with their character.