The Legend of Shen Li with Zhao Li Ying and Lin Geng Xin Wraps Run as Buzziest Hit C-drama of 2024 So Far

It’s fitting that one quarter of 2024 is over already so it’s easy to assess and the biggest idol drama hit of Q1 is xianxia C-drama The Legend of Shen Li. The drama wraps its run for VIP subscribers this weekend and the ending has been lauded by fans as wonderfully done, logical within the worldbuilding, satisfying, and even a big whole easter egg bonus gift after. This must make fans of leads Zhao Li Ying and Lin Geng Xin from their Princess Agent days extra happy to have their second go-around get a happy ending finally. I watched the entire drama which is rare since I liked but didn’t love it, this one reminds me of my feeling towards The Blue Whisper, the same like but not love but still finished the series. The leads were well cast for their roles but I didn’t particularly love the strong woman/beta male set up here because she was way to strong willed and he played way too passive most of the time, though both were hella powerful since she was an immortal and he’s the last ancient god. I also didn’t think they had good chemistry, don’t stone me fans haha. They had chemistry, don’t get me wrong, but it wasn’t very good for me, conversely the story and acting in The Blue Whisper was way worse but the chemistry of the two leads were on fire. I liked Shen Li for the nicely plotted and paced story and finding two younger male leads in He Yu and Xin Yun Lai who are definitely up-and-comers. The final consensus on C-ent is that Shen Li is a bona bide hit drama but not a mega hit.

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Xianxia C-drama The Legend of Shen Li Fast Out of the Gate with Excellent Lead Acting and Chemistry Along with Interesting Story and Pleasing Visuals

So the first three months of 2024 in C-drama land felt like it was the opening act of a major concert, good but nowhere near the explosive engagement that a top level star can bring. So many C-dramas with some … Continue reading

Xianxia C-drama The Legend of Shen Li with Zhao Li Ying and Lin Geng Xin Confirm March 18th Premiere on CCTV and Streaming on Tencent and Mango TV

It’s coming everyone! One of the biggest S+ budget female lead C-drama productions on deck in the last year has confirmed the premiere date of next week on March 18th. The Legend of Shen Li (Chinese title 与凤行 Along with … Continue reading

Lin Geng Xin Dropping Out as Replacement Male Lead in The Golden Hairpin Reportedly Due to AI Tech Concerns and the Early Critiques of the Drama’s Japanese Inspired Costumes

So a bit of “what happened behind the scenes” is out for the whole drama on finding a new male lead for C-drama The Golden Compass with female lead Yang Zi. It’s been languishing since OG male lead Wu Yi … Continue reading

Lin Geng Xin Confirmed for Replacement Male Lead in C-drama The Golden Hairpin with Yang Zi and Chen Zhe Yuan Both Needing to Return for at Least 2 Weeks of Reshoots

So this is going to be an interesting drama to watch when it comes out because eagle-eyed fans are going to wonder what was re-filmed and whether the three year gap made some of the OG cast look different when … Continue reading

C-ent Upcoming Dramas Drop Romantic New Posters Celebrating 2023 Chinese Valentine’s Day on Lunar 7/7 Date

Today on August 22nd is also lunar date July 7th which means Chinese Valentine’s Day, which remains a celebrated date but so does Western Valentine’s Day on February 14th so it’s like getting two V-days heh. Many of the upcoming … Continue reading

C-drama The Legend of Shen Li with Lin Geng Xin and Zhao Li Ying Ratchets Up Excitement with Two New Captivating Posters

Oh baby come to momma! Talk about going from quiet and mundane village life stills in the recent promos for The Legend of Shen Li to lighting a fire with the eyes alone. For Valentine’s Day, many upcoming C-dramas released … Continue reading