I feel like the expected success of xianxia C-drama Love Between Devil and Fairy in 2022 made everyone think that xianxia dramas were more than just niche offerings with the occasional success. Otherwise how to explain the expectations for recent xianxia offerings like The Last Immortal and now both Chinese Paladin game adaptations Sword and Fairy4 based on CP4 and Sword and Fairy based on CP6. The Last Immortal ended up kinda breaking even in the hit front, neither a flop nor a success and the Douban ratings of 6.1 look real good right about now with the two Sword and Fairy ratings out.
Sword and Fairy 4 with Ju Jing Yi and Chen Zhe Yuan opened with 4.2 and just a smidge better but still really low is Sword and Fairy with Xu Kai and Yu Shu Xin at 5.1. The fight over top billing in Sword and Fairy 4 sure looks pointless now. Gaming fans of the franchise are super sad both dramas aren’t good feel that it’s the nail in the coffin with respect to this franchise being now outdated. For me, I’m super into Sword and Fairy thanks to liking the two leads, finding the special effects a bit better, and being engaged with the OTP storyline but it’s solely a guilty pleasure as there is no way I can ever recommend the drama with a straight face haha. I’m glad to put both CP adaptations behind us all and move on to hopefully better C-dramas ahead in 2024.
January 2024 is still the year of the rabbit as lunar new year is not until February 10th so maybe with the turn of the lunar year the lucks with change with C-dramas. The premieres of three high profile dramas … Continue reading →
It was just a production scheduling screw up that Chinese Paladin 4 adaptation Sword and Fairy 4 and Chinese Paladin 6 adaptation Sword and Fairy (just that, no 6 in the title) aired at the exact same time. Okay, one … Continue reading →
What’s new C-netizens? Apparently it’s the same old, same old, with newly premiered xianxia C-drama Sword and Fairy 4 (Chinese Paladin 4) getting the first major non billing order complaint since it was released. The netizen backlash is against supporting … Continue reading →
So this drama synopsis may seem wonky off the bat calling leads Xu Kai and Yu Shu Xin of Sword and Fairy, the Chinese Paladin 6 adaptation, as siblings but it’s not cuz they are actually blood related. The story … Continue reading →
So those of us on a C- or K-drama lull starting this new year in 2024 get ready for dramas galore to drop now and through lunar new year. The first to arrive is the adaptation of the Chinese Paladin … Continue reading →
So the Chinese Paladin dramas are based on the same name RPG games so each series is its own story line. The original CP and then CP3 are classics, and there is CP4 with Chen Zhe Yuan and Ju Jing … Continue reading →
There are so many finished C-dramas with actual problems, like in jail mail leads, a topic that is banned by the C-government, and a cast member under investigation for tax evasion. So Chinese Paladin 4 not airing yet is the … Continue reading →
So there are rumors for the past few weeks that Chinese Paladin 4 would be airing in January 2024. It’s not a big budget drama and was filmed in 2022, plus there is Sword and Fairy based on Chinese Paladin … Continue reading →
So word on the street is that Sword and Fairy, adapted from hit game Chinese Paladin 6, will be premiering soon. Maybe as early as this month in September, continuing the recent trend of airing a drama after getting a … Continue reading →
There was a lot of buzz earlier this year when news that Esther Yu and Xu Kai were cast in the high profile Chinese Paladin drama adaptation called Sword and Fairy from the best selling Chinese Paladin 6 video game. … Continue reading →
Another 2023 premiering C-drama wrapped filming recently, the live action adaptation of Chinese Paladin 6 video game called Sword and Fairy. It stars Xu Kai and Yu Shi Xin (Esther Yu) and for the former he looks like he just … Continue reading →
C-actor Xu Kai’s got so many period C-dramas under his belt I swear seeing these first stills it felt like something I’ve seen before. He’s the male lead in the upcoming xianxia drama Sword and Fairy, which is the highly … Continue reading →