CP4 Drama Sword and Fairy 4 Opens with 4.2 on Douban While CP6 Drama Sword and Fairy Gets 5.1 as Both Dramas Limp to Conclusion

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 Fairy 4 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are super sad both dramas aren’t good feel that it’s the nail in the coffin with respect to this franchise being now outdated.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.

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January 2024 C-dramas Off to Bad Start as High Profile Premieres of Both Chinese Paladin 4 and 6 Adaptations and Love Endures Flops

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

Both Sword and Fairy C-dramas Adapted From Chinese Paladin Games are Industry Flops But Consensus is CP6 is Less Bad than CP4

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

C-actress Mao Xiao Hui Apologizes to Viewers After Complaints on Her Visuals in Sword and Fairy 4 Being Totally Lacking Compared to Photoshopped Promos

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

Xu Kai and Yu Shu Xin Go on Memory Loss Adventure in New Poster and Preview for Chinese Paladin 6 Drama Sword and Fairy Premiering Jan 18th

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

Production Indecisiveness Around Top Billing for Chinese Paladin 4 is a Self-created Problem and May End Up Suddenly Air Dropping Drama with Zero Promos

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

Chinese Paladin 4 with Ju Jing Yi and Chen Zhe Yuan Mired in Top Billing Controversy and Reportedly Pulled From Airing at the Last Minute This Week

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

Xu Kai Shares First Filming Snaps From Set of Chinese Paladin 6 Drama Sword and Fairy and BTS Pictures Show Female Lead Yu Shu Xin’s Character Visuals

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