Sword Snow Stride (2021) 雪中悍刀行
Summary: Xu Feng Nian (starring Zhang Ruo Yun) has the reputation of being a playboy and the humiliation of Bei Liang. However, in reality, he is extremely intelligent and understands the burdens he has as the eldest son of the King of Bei Liang.
Overall rating: 8/10
Initial thoughts: I’m not going to lie, I’m enjoying this a little more than Luo Yang. Why? It’s actually hilarious. The team is the same one that put together Joy of Life which was a blockbuster drama in late 2019 and you can feel some of the same beats in this drama. I don’t think it’s as good as Joy of Life but it’s thoroughly enjoyable. The early criticisms of this drama are revolved around the main female lead and also the martial arts (or lack thereof) but that does not detract from the the much better acting from the main lead Zhang Ruo Yun. There are also plenty of belly laugh inducing moments in the drama which is keeping me hooked!
Full review to come!