Pros and Cons First Impression: Love and Redemption

Are you ready to dip you toes into a Chinese fantasy drama that mixes cheesy special effects with great story telling? Do you want something you can’t stop binging to the point you will probably be lacking in sleep for a few days? Then this might be the show for you. Come find out the Pros and Cons to watching Love and Redemption.

Pro – Stellar Storytelling

This drama is such a great story! Who wouldn’t love two enemies being sent to cultivate on earth and fall in love, not realizing that they are actually immortal enemies? Add in a bunch of quests to force our heroic OTP (One True Pairing) to overcome all while being sweet and swoony. It’s the stuff great dramas are made of.

Con – Cheesy Special Effects

So…The special effects for this drama are bad, even by cheesy Chinese CGI level bad. I will be honest that this was almost enough for me to kick it to the curb in episode one. So glad I didn’t let that stop me because the special effects are well worth the annoyance to get to the good story that is being told.

Pro – Swoon worthy OTP

This is another thing that didn’t click right away. Watching the first episode, I found myself wishing that the leads were more established actors. However, before I knew it, I was cheering for our sweet and innocent couple. Then I was totally swooning over the romance that was filled with miscommunications and cute innocence. Twenty episodes in and I am ready to figuratively murder anyone that gets between Si Feng and Xuan Ji’s fated love. I need them to have a happy ending ASAP. Yes, I know there are still many ups and downs for them to overcome, but I can’t help but be invested with them every step of the way.

Con – Difficult finding quality subs & HD

This show is not being subbed on any of the main locations. However, there are some fan subbers working on the project and if you need help finding them then contact me on social media. I am happy to message you the link for hard subs.

Would I Recommend

Uhm, heck yes! I have been on a massive binge watch and I can’t stop clicking next episode. I’m loving this story and the main couple has earned their place on my top OTPs of 2020 list. I suggest everyone go and start this immediately so that i have someone to fangirl with.

Until my next cracktastic binge,


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2 thoughts on “Pros and Cons First Impression: Love and Redemption

  1. I’m so glad you’re enjoying this show. Me to it’s so good, I’ve actually let myself fall behind because I have some time off so I’m going to binge the heck out of the episodes that are subbed.
    The Amin song for it as well is so so good, a friend of mine who doesn’t particularly like Chinese shows is hooked on that song and listened to it all the time.

    • I also find that although it’s 59 episodes long it’s one of those shows that you could sit and just binge the heck out of it for sure

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