Today for Drama Wednesday (A day where I mostly post about Asian dramas I’m watching/watched), I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on the Chinese Drama, “Ice Fantasy,” which I recently (sadly) finished.
The Fire and Ice Clans haven’t been on good terms. When the Fire Clan ends up destroying the ice wall that protects the Ice Clan from invasion, the two remaining ice princes escape capture and go on a journey to find the Ice Crystals, given to other clans to be kept safe, so they can repair the wall and defeat the Fire Tribe. But there’s more problems going on… Set in an amazing fantasy world, this drama follows adventures of two brothers who care for each other despite all the harsh circumstances that keep ripping them apart.
What I Liked:
Oh, where to begin? My heart just races thinking about this drama. Though it took a few episode to grow on me, I ended up loving this series. Like…
The characters. Oh, as much as I love Korean Dramas, I’ve always been fond of stories that have lots of characters, and these Chinese dramas certainly have an abundance of characters. Yet, though there are so many characters (They’re gradually introduced, so don’t worry about being character bombarded to the point of confusion), each one is just so lovable. Well, the protagonists are… Well, even some of the antagonists have their likable points. Sheesh, some of them even cross sides and you end up A. Still liking them even though they’ve taken a wrong turn or B. Learn to like them when they join the side you’re cheering for.
The world building is also pretty amazing, and many of the characters represent the different peoples. There’s the Ice Clan, Fire Clan, Spirit Clan, Healer Clan, Bear Clan, Dream Clan, and, yes, even a Mermaid Clan. (*loves Mermaids*) Then there are mortals, Kingdom Guardians, plus some other random creatures who inhabit the world. It was just all, so. awesome! Especially when the ice princes (either together or by themsleves) start venturing into all of these clans. The time and dedication the makers of this drama put into creating this world is evident. I wish it was real, though. 😛
The music is also lovely. Music can add just that flair that gives you the compete feeling, and this drama has some nice background songs.
Not So Fond Of:
There was so much to like about this series, as you can read above. but it still wasn’t absolutely perfect for me.
First, it the graphics aren’t so great, and they take time to get used to. However, I was not bothered by the CGI for long.
Secondly, it took me a few episodes to get into it. With learning the world, the not so fast pace of the beginning story, it took time for this show to be one where I was eagerly clicking next episode as soon a I finished an episode.
Third, there were a few romance scenes that were a bit much for my taste.
So yeah, I liked this series. It was the first Chinese drama that I’ve finished, and I’m looking forward to trying more. Especially Wuxia dramas… Not to mention the Ice Fantasy sequel, Ice Fantasy: Destiny.
Now I’m off to watch “Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms.” Here’s one last picture of one the Ice Princes that amused me: