Dance of the Phoenix 且听凤鸣 หงส์เริงระบำ 2020 · Country: China · Type: Drama · Episodes: 30 · Aired: Aug 10, 2020 – Aug 24, 2020 · Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, …
Dance of the Phoenix 且听凤鸣 หงส์เริงระบำ 2020
In modern-day China, a quiet, shy young female student named Meng Yuan works hard at her dream of becoming a leading practitioner of Chinese traditional medicine. But on one fateful day, she finds herself transported into the body of a woman named Feng Wu – who lives in a fantasy land where magic and martial arts rule the world. Feng Wu is being forced into a marriage with a prince named Jun Lin Yuan, who also resents the fact that his bride has been selected for him against his will. The forces of evil are strong in this strange land, however. And Meng Yuan soon discovers that if she is to make her life as Feng Wu a success, she will have to learn how to defend herself against danger and make powerful friends. Fortunately, she soon discovers that her knowledge of Chinese traditional medicine will be invaluable here, and will help her treat the ailments of her newfound friends. Could she learn to love her new life – and her new husband, too?
- Native Title: 且听凤鸣
- Also Known As: Shen Yi Feng Hou , Doctor Phoenix , 神医凰后 , Qie Ting Feng Ming
- Director: Chan Ka Lam
- Genres: Historical, Romance, Wuxia, Fantasy
- Khmer Thai Drama
Confusing and Disappointing
This is a rather confusing drama with lots of plot holes and flaws. There are many tropes. The editing is choppy and disjointed. I cannot even tell if the acting of the female lead is fine or bad because I’m not even sure if her acting is intended or simply just bad acting. Frequently the situations and the emotions of the actors are totally out of synchronization. The logic is inconsistent and befuddling at times, so are the inconsistency of the characters. The dialogues are simple and shallow. There’s hardly a plot, or rather the plot is so simplistic that the writing has made it confusing to try to give it some layers. It fails miserably. It begins to drag a lot half-way through the drama. I’ve almost given it up had I not wanted to know who Feng Wu (Yang Chao Yue) actually is.
I have to admit there are some really good scenes here with beautiful actors, in particular, Wang Hao Xuan. I love his styling and portrayal of the mischievous Yu Ming Ye, and his relationship with Jun Lin Yuan (Xu Kai Cheng). In fact, I find him to have more chemistry with Feng Wu than Jun Lin Yuan has with her. I also enjoy watching the second couple. These are rather fun watch. The ending is not sad nor happy. It’s just it, and I’ve never found out who Feng Wu is and where she has come from.
Overall, I’m not at all impressed by this drama.