Anyone watching this drama want to talk about it? I definitely need people to talk to about this drama! It’s already in the middle of its run, and there’s so many things that have happened and so many characters that have popped up! ^_^
BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
First off, let’s start by talking about the main characters. If you read my First Impression post, you already know that I’m quite into Ji Ye and Lu Gui Chen. Both are very strong protagonists and I was looking forward to seeing how they grow in the drama. And so far…. It’s still not quite there yet for Lu Gui Chen, but you can tell that Ji Ye’s already become more mature. Compared to how he was at the beginning, the things that Ji Ye’s learned along the way has taught him a lot.
Not to mention, the friendship between the two definitely had its rocky moments, especially when they both were in love with Yu Ran. And Lu Gui Chen and Yu Ran marrying each other, despite not willing to, definitely forced Ji Ye into despair and pushed him away from them. But I think this moment is what helped him the most. Obviously compared to Lu Gui Chen’s status as a prince, Ji Ye is a commoner with no status or merit. And while he struggled with this quite a while, Ji Ye does overcome his inferiority complex and his friendship with Lu Gui Chen strengthens.
Lu Gui Chen, on the other hand, has taken on several roles by this point. I think it’s quite funny how he’s always gaining another title everywhere he goes. In the beginning, he goes from being an ordinary boy living in the grasslands to the Crown Prince of the Qingyang Tribe, then he goes to Xiatang and becomes a prince consort, and finally he becomes the leader of the Tian Qu. To be honest, I didn’t quite like how his story was written. I like his personality. I like that he’s has a strong sense of righteousness and is a softie. His personality really contrasts with Ji Ye’s hotheaded and rash personality. But I just feel like that the story is really lacking in trying to develop Lu Gui Chen’s character. We are already getting to see how Ji Ye rises from being a young man who fights for only himself to starting to become a warrior who protects his friends. But we still haven’t really seen much development from Lu Gui Chen.
Now let’s get to the romance… I just have to say I was actually hoping for Ji Ye and Yu Ran to be together and I’m glad that that’s how it looks like it’s going to be. It’ll be a classic reverse-Cinderella story! And I think those two fit well together than Lu Gui Chen and Yu Ran. Although, I do feel quite sad towards Ying Yu, who obviously is in love in Ji Ye but knows that she can never win him over. I didn’t like her character in the beginning and the way she treated Ji Ye was pretty harsh. She was brutal and did not show any mercy when she was punishing him and treating him like a slave. But Ji Ye’s perseverance wins her over and she falls head over heels for him instantly. But, of course, Ji Ye only loves Yu Ran and doesn’t develop any feelings for her.
And then, there’s Lu Gui Chen and Xiao Zhou. I’m shipping these two hard! I love Xiao Zhou! She’s more reserved and quiet than Yu Ran’s outgoing and childish personality. And what I like about Xiao Zhou is her intelligence and open-mindedness. She’s also very kind and selfless, as she doesn’t overstep her boundaries when she knows that Lu Gui Chen is in love with Yu Ran. But, obviously, the story turns in her favor when he also starts to develop feelings for her!!!
And finally, the other characters that make up the other half of the story. Xi Yan’s and Su Shun Qing’s romance was sooooooooo great! I love the small interactions between them and I love how Xi Yan is loyal and straightforward with his feelings for her, yet he respects her enough to know when to yield to what she wants.
As for Gong Yu Yi, who is Yu Ran’s aunt, I feel like she’s another strong woman who has her own convictions and purpose she is fighting for. It annoys me a lot when Yu Ran insults her for yielding herself to a man she doesn’t love. And while this is what makes Yu Ran hate her aunt, it actually allows us to see that Gong Yu Yi is a woman who knows her priorities and what is important and what isn’t. She puts her clan above her and selflessly gives herself to a man who can help her accomplish her dream.
Anyway, there are a lot of things that have happened so far in the drama that I want to mention, but that’ll just make this post too long. I’d rather have a discussion rather than just me blabbering. So, please comment below on what you think about the drama and what you have found interesting!!!