Asia Dramas opinion

Nirvana in Fire

06/23/2021

This drama was released in 2015, and was a major hit in the Chinese drama world. It’s based off of a novel written by Hai Yan. I was a few years late in watching, but I must say that Nirvana in Fire is probably one of the best dramas I’ve seen to date! It’s a period piece, centered around a 30 something year old man named Mei Chang Su, (played by Hu Ge, who I learned is a big deal in China)! Mei Chang Su is a man who is shrouded in mystery. He comes to the capital as an “advisor”, and has a secret plan that involves the royal family, as well as high court officials.

The story that unravels is one centered on revenge, and correcting wrongs that were done. Mei Chang Su is a brilliant mastermind, who is able to manipulate people, and calculate events almost perfectly. This drama is definitely one you have to pay attention to, as the viewer just gets thrown into it, and explanations unfold afterwards. There are also a lot of characters involved, so it took me a few episodes to remember who was who, and how they related to each other. There are 54 episodes that are about 45 minutes each.

I really loved this drama because from start to finish it held my attention. It wasn’t a drama that fell off midway. When one problem is resolved, we find out it’s tied to another! Not only was the storyline great, but the acting was phenomenal! Everyone played their roles very well, and overall, I have zero complaints. I highly recommend checking this one out if you’re looking for something new to watch!

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