• @funnlim I'm not 100% sure but from what I've heard of Bai Lu & Xu Kai, I think the drama is actually not dubbed. It sounds like their original voices. I'm close to 100% sure for Bai Lu but IDK about Xu Kai as I haven't heard him speak quite as much...but he basically sounds the same as he does in interviews and BTS clips, so if he's dubbed, they must have used someone who sounds like his brother. There are a lot of technical issues with the drama (scenes are cut wrong, music abruptly stops/starts/overlaps, stuff is just out of order and all over the place so the storyline is made to be hard to follow even though it really shouldn't be) but overall it's great compared to the rest. The acting is great and I actually really like the 2nd female lead, who does a LOT of the earlier scenes as she plays both characters. Xu Kai's character is reserved but he's expressive enough in the ways that matter for his character - a bit awkward, a bit shy, just kind of cute/"adorkable." You can see in the behind the scenes clips that he and Bai Lu are probably dating IRL as the rumors have it - there were a few kissing scenes that definitely turned into REAL kissing scenes, unless the actors these days use tongue LMAO The biggest technical issue is that the 5 minutes of cut scene before the opening credits are taken from somewhere in the middle of the episode, so often you see the climax of the main fight from the episode, which is stupid and out of place. And then they don't even show it again DURING the episode, so as you're watching there's a lead up to the fight and then it cuts right over it and the characters are left standing there. Really makes you wonder WTH is the director thinking with the editing. On the plus side, there aren't excessive flashbacks (except for that one dragon scene, you will know exactly what I mean) and pretty few repeated scenes in general, at least up to ep 30. Weirdly the main songs of OST also aren't played very much in drama. The CGI is awful in a lot of parts and I wish chinese directors would stop using it for simple things like ropes & chains, which always "float" on the actors and looks so stupid. Using real props would be cheaper and look better, but they're in love with bad & unnecessary CGI.
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