a hilarious and sweet xianxia romance set in Ancient China, Lu Zhao Yao went through life living ostentatiously in every way possible. She lived her entire demon life in a loud and brazen ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Lu Bai ...  Lu Zhao Yao
Wasir Chou ...  Qin Yu
Xu Dai Xu Dai ...  Jiang Wu
Jiantao Hong Jiantao Hong ...  Zhao Yao's grandfather
Yubo Jin Yubo Jin ...  Zheng Wei Wen
Zifeng Li ...  Qin Qian Xian
Viola Mi ...  Liu Su Ruo
Tian Xia Tian Xia ...  Chi Tian Ming
Yan Xiao Yan Xiao ...  Qin Zhi Yan (as Xiao Yan)
Kai Xu ...  Mo Qing / ...
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a hilarious and sweet xianxia romance set in Ancient China, Lu Zhao Yao went through life living ostentatiously in every way possible. She lived her entire demon life in a loud and brazen manner, reigning over legions of demons, and yet----just before she was about to retrieve the sword of the ancient demon king and rightfully claim her spot on the throne Written by srmanuelopes

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Evil is just the Absence of Good
11 June 2020 | by AppleEye2USee all my reviews

Sometimes I really need some hardcore romance besides the rom-coms I usually watch with their tongue-in-cheek love. This is one of those moments, and I am really satisfied with The Legends. This series has it all, outstanding headstrong characters, their own private history, High Fantasy, the Great Battle between Good & Evil, and beautiful chemistry between the main couple, that starts unconsciously, shy, sweet and fizzes on the screen at times.

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This drama has been adapted from a popular novel about divine sects who fight for the power in the pugilistic world. The main story is about Lu Zhao Yao. Her grandfather's sect is responsible for the guarding of the demon king's son. This mystic person, later called Li Chen Lan, is unkept, covered with magic runes on his face. He lives chained, hidden and abandoned in the mountain because of his incredible evil powers he hasn't mastered yet. No one is allowed to see him. One time Zhao Yao meets, and saves, the good looking Luo Ming Xuan, the divine leader of the immortal ten sects. He becomes her shining example in life. She adores him and promises to live and fight for the good cause, using her powers to protect the defenseless. Later she's really shocked to find out Luo Ming Xuan is behind the nearing execution of the demon king's son. True to her word she comes to the rescue of the demon king's son, because he is defenseless and hasn't done anything wrong (yet). So after a huge fight, that kills her own grandfather, she instantly becomes the arch enemy of the whole Good Sect Alliance, swearing she will be evil henceforth, if those hypocritical leaders call themselves good. She hides away in the mountains, together with the very shy demon king's son who adores her from now on, giving him the nicknames Mo Qing/Little Monkey-Monster. They set up their own sect, the Wanlu sect, that leans towards unconventional sorcery and devilry to make it possible for common people to live a happy life without the bigotry of the so-called Good Sects. An all consuming war is the result, with many events that lead to wrong assumptions about love, good and evil for everyone involved.

The Good

One of the big cons of this series is the achievement of the cast. Not only the main actors, but also the other actors act very naturally with the exception of Zhang Xin. She plays the role of the lively Lu Shi Qi who has a crush on the aloof, holy Qin Qian Xian (Li Zi Feng) tending too much towards the archetype frolic Chinese girl, but I forgive her because she's a funny sidekick. Bai Lu shines as the kick ass heroine with all her moods and flaws. Never did she outplay her co actor Xu Kai. He skillfully navigates between the shyness and anger of his character Mo Qing/Li Chen Lan who sees Zhao Yao as the anchor and moral compass of his life. I also liked the music and the scenery of hidden places like the snowy mountain, and the Feng Shui hideout of the main couple.

The Bad

I wonder how great Chinese drama truly can be, this series in particular, if the makers could change their style of writing and editing. Can somebody please explain what is wrong with the Chinese filming industry? I know there's censure, but the novels are okay, why don't they use the original storylines for a change? Honestly, the Chinese filming industry could use the Hollywood Closure as a model. Whether the ending is good or bad, I don't care... as long as there's a sound and fulfilling ending.

The Verdict

Sorry for my rant, but my frustration runs deep. In short: the end of this series isn't as good as its beginning. Nevertheless I strongly recommend The Legends. This series has many interesting characters, an interesting Yin &Yang theory about the concept of Good & Evil, and heart fluttering moments. Enjoy!


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28 January 2019 (China) See more »

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