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  • Drama: Love and Redemption
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 59
  • Aired: Aug 6, 2020 - Sep 10, 2020
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Mango TV, Tencent Video, Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 8.8 (scored by 8,073 users)
  • Ranked: #69
  • Popularity: #531
  • Watchers: 17,762

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A thousand years since the battle between the demons and heavens took place, the souls of the Star of Mosha and the God of War are sent to the mortal realm to serve penance. In the mortal realm, Chu Xuan Ji, daughter of the Shaoyang Sect Leader, is deprived of her six senses. At a tournament, she meets Yu Si Feng, a skilled disciple of Lize Palace who was born on the same day as her, and the two develop a friendship. Promising to meet again, Si Feng returns to his sect where he is punished for breaking the rules and forced to wear a mask that could potentially harm his life, while Xuan Ji leaves her home to train in martial arts. Four years later, their destinies intertwine anew. While traveling together, recovered memories from their past lives surface, revealing secrets and conspiracies involving themselves and the three realms; demon, heavenly, and mortal. These revelations have a profound impact on their relationship, creating an imbalance in all three realms. (Source: linfifi8 at MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel "The Glass Maiden" (琉璃美人煞) by Shi Si Lang (十四郎). Edit Translation

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  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 59
  • Aired: Aug 6, 2020 - Sep 10, 2020
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Mango TV Tencent Video Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.8 (scored by 8,073 users)
  • Ranked: #69
  • Popularity: #531
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Completed
Blizzardahm
148 people found this review helpful
Aug 17, 2020
59 of 59 episodes seen
Completed 13
Overall 10
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This review may contain spoilers

A Love Story That Is Truly A Treasure

Love and Redemption summed up for people who don't want to read this long review:
- Beautiful love story
- Misunderstandings could be frustrating for some
- Amazing acting from main and supporting leads
- Music with deep meaning and value
- Highly recommended for Xianxia romance lovers

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Love and Redemption is truly a treasure. You know that a drama is a treasure when you try to find that special word to describe it, but instead come up with many. Everything is so beautifully acted out and composed, and the ending result of the directors, actors, and others' hard work is a drama that will make you laugh and cry until you can't anymore. It really shows the importance of the three kinds of love: the love between lovers, love between friends, and love between your family. The setting and special effects all seem so real, and the costumes are just so intricate and beautiful, which makes this rare gem even better. And this drama is not only fun to watch, but it also teaches us life lessons on friendship, loyalty, and love. Over 200,000 people in China have rated this drama on Douban, and it is extremely popular.

Story: 9.5-
Love and Redemption was adapted from the Chinese novel The Glass Maiden (琉璃美人煞), and has parts similar to those of Ashes of Love and Eternal Love, being a love story that lasts for quite a long time. (ten lifetimes, to be exact) The love story, like most, encounters various frustrating problems but is one that shows the beauty and sweetness of true love, and how we strive for it. Chu Xuanji and Yu Sifeng are truly a match made in heaven, but it just took them longer to find their happy ending.

Love and Redemption has become one of my favorite c-dramas, but the reason why I did not give the story 10 is that while the misunderstandings made the story more captivating and interesting, I felt like there might have been too many of them, which made it quite frustrating sometimes. If you’re a person who can’t stand long term misunderstandings, this may not be the perfect drama for you, but when the misunderstandings are slowly unraveled, it is certainly satisfying. Another smaller reason is the editing. The cinematography was gorgeous throughout the whole show, but some scenes (mostly the sweet ones in the last few episodes or so) had rather bad editing, which disappointed me, as I had seen the scene in the trailer but the one released was edited differently. Well, no drama is perfect.

This love story is certainly one that is very special and memorable. All male leads in romance dramas are willing to do things for the female lead, but Yu Sifeng takes this male lead image to a whole new level. I sometimes wonder how he can do so much for Xuanji even if he knows she may misunderstand him. In the first few episodes, Xuanji is portrayed as a clueless girl, which frustrated a large number of watchers. After she regains what she was deprived of, she turns into one of the strongest female leads I know, protecting her love at all loves. The ending was happy and very satisfying as the good were paid for the good they did and the evil received retribution. While 59 episodes may seem long for some, it is definitely worth your time. In fact, you might even think that 59 episodes is far from enough.

Acting/cast: 10-
Many of these actors and actresses can be found in other dramas as leading and supporting roles, and their performance here was outstanding, especially the two main leads. Everyone's characters and personalities contrast greatly, and the actors acted their parts so well that many characters are either extremely loved, or extremely hated. And although I just wanted to simply stab the evil characters to death, I really need to give them a round of applause. The evil characters have so much personality that without them, there would be no drama. And their stories are all captivating, even if they are evil people with no sympathy or heart, especially Hao Chen and Wu Tong. They were both acted exceptionally well, as the actors showed their emotions and evilness quite well. Those two were the two main antagonists, along with Tianxu Sect Master, but both Hao Chen and Wu Tong found peace at the end. I really liked how this story showed how the evil characters accepted their fate, and their closures was one that was fulfilling.

The main leads, Crystal Yuan as Chu Xuanji, and Cheng Yi as Yu Sifeng have amazing chemistry, and their acting can truly make us feel the character's happiness, sorrow, anger, and pain, and not help but shed a few tears here and then. I almost never ship actors and actresses, but I just couldn't stop this awesome ship in my head. In my opinion, both actors did amazingly well here and showed the characters' thoughts and feelings very well. I have heard quite a lot of people comment that Cheng Yi did better than Bingyan, but I believe that they both acted spectacular well. Cheng Yi did kind of pop out though, because his portrayal of Sifeng is so accurate and heartbreaking at times. Bingyan also did great at showing the change in Xuanji as time goes on, from a naive little girl to a woman of great strength and power. I was also quite amazed at their acting of different characters in ten different lives, they were all so different. Bravo to these two talented actors!

There is a second and third lead couple, and they made the drama more interesting as well, but I felt that the second lead, Linglong and Minyan, played by Zhang Yuxi and Li Junyi did not have much chemistry, and while it's cute that Minyan loves Linglong so much, his “sacrifice” seemed rather stupid to me. But Linglong and Minyan do make a very happy family together. In my opinion, the third lead, Purple Fox and Wu Zhiqi, have an amazing love story that lasted for a thousand years as well, and I cried a river when, well, I'll leave you to find that out.

And the other characters, such as the sect leaders and elders were acted out so well that I was laughing at their uselessness and stupidity. Man, these actors have talent. If you watch any behind the scene clips, you'll know that they're all pretty different or are literally the opposite of their character.

Music: 10-
All of the songs in this drama have such deep meaning lyrics that they could just tell the story with the music. I am Chinese, and listening to these songs honesty made me cry. The OST could easily go on my top five, and the song Thousand Years of Love (千年之恋)by Shuang Sheng is just so beautiful and sorrowful it brought tears to my eyes. The songs all are so special and suit all the different situations in the drama very well, and you could probably understand this love story even if there wasn’t any drama. (Okay, I may have exaggerated, but this music is, just, indescribable with words) There is a song for every occasion that is repeated. For example, Xuanji unleashing her powers always has that exciting music while Wu Zhiqi and Zi Hu always have the music that sounds like a sense of longing.

Rewatch value: 10 -
There are parts that I have rewatched multiple times, and just won't get tired of it. I also have a few episodes that are my favorites, either because they are so cute and sweet or because a misunderstanding was cleared. There are many satisfying parts that I keep watching over and over again. So yes, the rewatch value is high, unlike some dramas that just have cliche plots.

Overall, this drama is just amazing, from just the story itself to the diverse characters. You should definitely give it a shot, and discover the wonderful Xianxia world in the love story of Chu Xuanji and Yu Sifeng!

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Completed
Amanda9
102 people found this review helpful
Aug 20, 2020
59 of 59 episodes seen
Completed 4
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This review may contain spoilers

The Best Drama of 2020

I've been eagerly waiting for this drama to come out since last year. When I first watched the trailer, it gave me Ashes of Love vibes, I was interested in this. So, I watched it since it came out. I'm completely in love with this drama. It shows good casting, good acting and perfect chemistry between our leads. Special effects and CGI are really the best I have seen from chinese xianxia dramas. The directing, storylines, music/OST and cinematography are really outstanding. It shows the production spent a lot of time and money in producing it.
Before I watched this drama, I wasn't not familiar with the leads. In here, they both performed very well. Especially, Cheng Yi is carrying the whole show. His acting here are natural and outstanding, and he also performed action/martial arts scenes extremely well.
The whole supporting casts are all good actors, it makes this drama has no acting holes. I also loved the actress who played Lin Long, she did great.
For storylines, it has ML and FL with hidden identities, their past relationships. Actually, FL was banished from the heaven. ML willingly went down with FL from heaven through 10 lives tribulations because the FL, god of war was unjustly punished and he just loved her too deeply.

I can see like “Ashes of Love” from this Drama.
The one who developed feelings first is the ML(Just Like Xu Feng) while the FL, well it’s kinda different, in this drama She’s looking for her “6 senses”, she can’t see colors, smell, taste, feel hurt/cold, cry and more importantly love, but the main point is that she’s similar to (Jin min of AOL) is that she don’t know what “Like or Love” is, saying those words to someone randomly.
Other things similar with AOL include, MLs are Phoenix/golden birds, XuFeng was Phoenix, ML here also has hidden identity as Golden Winged Bird Demon. More, SMLs in both are cunning, manipulative and smart Heavenly Emperors. But, FL's identity here is God of War, which is rarely to see a female as God of War.

This drama can definitely say the "best drama of 2020" in all aspects. I recommend you all to watch it. You won't be disappointed at all.

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