Legend of Fuyao Chinese Drama Review

Hello once again beautiful people!

It’s been a while…

Hope you all are doing well and are staying safe and healthy!

Anyways…Moving forward with another review…

This drama review has been a long time coming especially since the drama for this review is one of the most gorgeous must watch fantasy dramas, I have ever seen even though it was released in fall of 2018! And it took some time to watch because the drama is long…about 66 episodes in all!… But still…  despite that the drama show is something to look forward too! I honestly watched it a month after the complete full episodes release on Viki back then. So many episodes but it is worth the watch, again and again…the whole drama every year at least or when there is not a lot of good shows to watch!

And just recently I have watched this drama again because I enjoyed it so much as well as the fact that I loved the main leads…Yang Mi and Ethan Juan!  And this review, will express why I enjoyed drama and hope this gets you interested in it as well…

Anyways…a long time coming…


Legend of Fuyao Chinese Drama Review

Disclaimer: Pictures of the tv drama Legend of Fuyao and its cast, are definitely not mine. And just add add… info of the cast…I got them Wikipedia, MyDramaList and Asian wiki.✌️ 

First off, like with music. I do not have a professional degree in film and television… at all…nada zilch degree. But I love movies and tv shows, most especially if they capture my interest somehow. Despite the lack of degree on this area, I will still do this tv series review as tv lover and book lover…well cause like the movie version, this tv series is an adaptation of a Chinese novel. And just to clarify too, sorry if at some points I might run on with my words or have any grammatical errors… but I will definitely be honest about my thoughts and feelings in this review.

Just a tidbit, the Legend of Fuyao is based on the novel Empress Fuyao written by Tianxia Guiyuan. And this drama can be watched on Viki.com and also on Amazon Prime

Anyways…here it is goes…

 I will start first by talk about the main leads Yang Mi and Ethan Ruan…

Yang Mi is a popular Chinese actress and singer who made her acting debut in historical tv series Tang Min Huang. And later received recognition for her leading roles in various tv projects such as 2007’s Wang Zhaojun, 2009’s Chinese Paladin 3,  2011’s Palace, 2012’s Beijing Love Story, 2014’s Sword of Legends, 2016’s The Interpreter, 2017’s Eternal Love: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, and the drama this review will be focused on 2018’s The Legend of Fuyao. She also received recognized for her lead roles in films such as 2011’s Mysterious Island, 2013-2015’s Tiny Times and 2015’s The Witness.  She then won the Best Actress award at the WorldFest Houston International Festival for her performance in 2017’s Reset.

In Legend of Fuyao, Yang Mi plays the role of Fuyao and Feng Wuming.  As Fuyao, she is a woman born from a divine lotus petal and owner of the five-colored stone. She was also a lowly servant at the Xuanyuan Sect until she learned the Po Jiu Xiao the invincible fighting techniques, thus begins her journey to gather the five magical artifacts to break the five seals place upon her at birth.  She was later revealed to be the true Lotus princess Feng Wuming, and ascended to the throne to become Queen of Xuanji. She also at the same time holds the title of Tiansha’s King of Han as well as Magistrate of Yao City.

Ethan Ruan is a popular Taiwanese actor and model, who rose to fame in 2008 hit television series Fated to Love You. Which was then followed by another hit drama in 2009 ‘s My Queen.  In 2010, he won the Best Actor award at the 47th Golden Horse Awards for his role in Monga, which marked another breakthrough in his career.  He then made a name for himself in film, starring in 2012 romance film Love by Monga director Doze Niu and wuxia film The Guillotines by Andrew Lau. After his military service, his long-term contract expired with Catwalk. On March 5, 2013, Juan announced that he will be opening a talent management agency together with Doze Niu and Lee Lieh.  He also reunited again Monga director Doze Niu in the 2014 military film Paradise in Service, which earned him a nomination at the Asian Film Awards for Best Actor. In 2017, Juan returned to the small screen with the tomb-raiding drama The Weasel Grave, which is eight years after his previous drama My Queen .  In 2017, the same year, he played the role of a psychotic killer in the crime suspense film The Liquidator.  In 2018, Juan starred in the fantasy adventure drama Legend of Fuyao alongside Yang Mi, which is the focus of this review.

In Legend of Fuyao, Ethan Ruan plays Zhangsun Wuji, the Crown prince of Tianquan kingdom.
He is the descendant of Chang Qingzi, Grand Mentor of the Ancient Firmament; and is the owner of the Xuanling True Leaf. Wuji also owns a magical pet hamster named Yuan Bao.  Yuan Zhaoxu is Wuji’s fake alias as the Crown Prince’s assistant.

Moving on now…

A slight recap of beginning and then my review…

Right off the bat, it begins in a majestic mythical land where a white haired beared master dressed in white tells a mystery man also dressed in white that he must find a young woman who carries the five-colored stone before she breaks its seal and awakens an evil master.

The story takes place in the universe of five kingdoms that is led by the Imperial City of Tianquan aka Megraz. Fuyao was formed from a lotus borne by the Ancient firmament. Adopted as an orphan, she served as a slave for the Xuanyuan sect from the Taiyuan Kingdom. A series of tragedies resulted in a journey across the land to gather the magical artifacts that could lift the curse that shattered her life. Along the way, she met the Crown Prince of Tianquan who was under secret missions to quell the unrest in the Five Kingdoms. The pair fell in love as they battled the complicated politics and power plays between the different forces. With the help of her loyal companions, Fuyao sets out to unravel the heinous plot of the ancient firmament. She discovers her real identity of being the “Lotus princess” and succeed in destroying the evils forces and bringing peace to the land of Five Kingdoms.

Moving on…now my review on Legend of Fuyao…

I will try to keep this review short and as honest as possible especially since the drama itself  is so long…as in many episodes…about 66 episodes…but I still love this Chinese Drama!

I can definitely say that it is one of the best Chinese fantasy dramas I’ve ever seen! Even though it is 66 episodes in all. This drama really pulls you into its mythical world! A world of martial arts, fantasy, drama, romance, a bit of comedy, an amazing cast, etc having all the elements of an amazing show.

I enjoyed the plot of a young woman, the titular character Fuyao, on her journey through the five kingdoms, which is led by the Imperial City of Tianquan aka Megrez Empire, in order to discover her real identity.  And in each of the five kingdoms there is a storyline on her road to finding herself as she runs in the same guy who is a possibly the love of her life could be doomed to fail due to their respective destinies. This really captures my interests.  Honestly, there is a lot of similar storylines such as this in other Chinese fantasy dramas, but I truly felt that this was well executed and has its own uniqueness.

And what helps drive the plot is the amazing talented cast! Whether they are the main characters, supporting characters and the minor characters….I thought that they are all gave their roles justice and all stood out well in their own way. Even those characters who only lasts in a specific storyline of the kingdom, whether they are there to harm or guide the main titular character Fuyao, I felt they made their marks even if they were in a specific storyline in one of the five kingdoms for a short time.

But what I love even more is the intense sexy chemistry between the two main leads Fuyao and Wuji played respectively by Yang Mi and Ethan Ruan.  These two are both gorgeous talented actors who are popular in their own right! And on screen together…. Oh my goodness…they are sizzling! There were many moments and scenes they had together were I had to fan myself on the intensity they brought.  It was not only the steaminess between their characters that hooked me into this drama…but it was also their acting! In my opinion, I thought their roles were tailor made for them and I consider them as my number one best pair ups in Chinese dramas!

Hands down! I also got to say Legend of Fuyao is one of my favorite Chinese fantasy dramas!

As much as I want to expound more, I don’t what to give too much away so I won’t spoil anything. But I will say, you got to see this drama if you want to see what I mean and find out if you agree with me or not.

It is up to you guys if you want to check out and give Legend of Fuyao a chance… But either way this drama is most definitely high in my highly recommend list!

Once again… Thank you Viki.com and Amazon Prime for adding this to series to your lineup! This an awesome show, in my opinion 💗🤗💗

 Anyways if you made it up to here… Thank you so much for taking the time to read my review on the Chinese drama of Legend of Fuyao. I hope this review on the Chinese drama of Legend of Fuyao captures your interest and gets you into Chinese dramas…and overall all Asian dramas!

So it you want to check out Legend of Fuyao, go for it!!!  Once again, this drama can be watched on Viki.com and also on Amazon Prime

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