Oh god, my little Stars and Moon heart may not be ready for this and definitely not ready to say goodbye so unexpectedly. On August 17th the production of C-drama Love Like the Galaxy (part 1: The Stars Are Brilliant, part 2: The Moon Rises Over the Ocean) did a mic drop and announced that the big finale of the drama will be the next day on August 18th. Right now it’s aired up to episode 46 and based on the 6-episode per week release I thought the finale week will be in two weeks with the total episode count of 57. But it appears the post-production has caught up and the finale batch of episodes will be released on Thursday the 18th for paying viewers of Tencent Video (Tengxun). The drama also released the newest poster above and just staring at Wu Lei and Zhao Lu Si makes me happily zoned out in bliss.
No drama in recent memory has combined angtsy youthful love with intelligently plotted palace intrigue plus a side of restrained cultural precision for the times. And let’s not forget all the LOL comedic moments, from Shao Shang’s fight with Wang Ling, her sending the capital city bitches breaking a bridge into the water, uncouth Cheng Grandma as the resident clown, Ling Bu Yi’s two right hand men and their myriad commentary, Wendy’s OTP shipping, and the most recent mandarin duck wing shoulder armor which is the gift that keeps on giving as a joke that goes from one person to another and will likely keep our General company as he avenges his entire Huo family slaying and hies off to the border for a 5 year brood fest before coming back and getting his girl yet again. Join me for the ending marathon and then let’s have a gab fest after!