Published by Netflix Genres: Fantasy
About the movie:
Genre: Drama, Comedy
First Air Date: 2018-08-02
Last Air Date: 2018-09-04
Total Seasons: 1
Total Episodes: 63
Episode Runtime: 45 min.
Production Company: Perfect World Pictures
Networks: Jiangsu Television
Director: Chu Ruibin
About the book: In the prehistoric times, the 200,000 year of Tian Yuan, the flower deity Zi Fen dies after giving birth to a daughter. Before she passed, she fed her daughter the Unfeeling Pill, ordered her subordinates to keep the girl’s birth story a secret and to imprison her within Shui Jing for ten thousand years. The girl’s name is Jin Mi.
Four thousand years later, the Heavenly Emperor’s second son, the Phoenix Fire Deity was entrapped by someone and mistakenly entered Shui Jing. He was saved by the ignorant Jin Mi. After living together for a hundred years, the Fire Deity gradually developed feelings for Jin Mi. Who would have thought that he would be attracted to Jin Mi?
In between the Heavenly World and the Devil World, there is an immeasurably deep River of Forgetfulness, where the war between the Fire Deity and Night Deity finally erupts
Since I haven’t finished watching the series this post will serve as a recommendation instead. I came across this jewel of adaptation on Netflix and I honestly wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I do. The adaptation is based on the book Heavy Sweetness Ash-Like Frost by Dian Xian. The movie is in Chinese but thank God for caption we are able to enjoy it.
I am not going to go deep into the plot of the series because again I am just a few episodes in and I think it wouldn’t do it justice if I try to explain what I have learned so far but I will tell you what I have enjoyed since the first episode. I found it beautifully created. The visuals are amazing and the characters engaging. The way in which these different realms are presented gives us a fantastic view into the world Dian Xian has created which now makes me feel like I need to read this book so I can have a better grasp of the story and the characters.
If anything, I can tell you that Ashes of Love is visually impressive with tremendous cinematography. It is funny, it is beautiful and the characters make the story even more entertaining & sweet. Of course, the acting is typical of Chinese fantasy, at times dramatic while other times very lite. If you have the patients for the closed caption I recommend you to take this weekend to watch it and come back and tell me what you think so far. There is no much else I can say about it besides asking you to go watch it. There are 63 episodes of visual estimulation that I can’t wait to get back to. Enjoy it.