今年夏天，不少人都纷纷入了网剧《陈情令》(The Untamed) 的坑，被主演肖战和王一博圈粉了。
Wei Wu Xian and Lan Wang Ji are two completely different people from two different worlds.
Lan Wang Ji was born in the prominent Sect of the Gusu Lan. Due to his great achievements and reputation, he gained the title Hanguang-Jun, which means the light holder. He was seen as a hero, the role model of everyone in the cultivation world and is known to appear wherever chaos is.
While Wei Wu Xian, the Yiling Patriarch, was a name that was feared by everyone. He has done many heroic things in his life, but also really cruel ones, such as killing thousands of people and even causing the death of those who saw him as family.
In the end, Wei Wu Xian was "killed", after he became too evil for the world to exist, by his best friend and only survivor of the Yunmeng Jiang Sect, Jiang Cheng, who was once like a brother to him. At least that is what the legend says.
Sixteen years after his so-called “death”, Wei Wu Xian suddenly reappeared again at the Mo Village. Between the boundary of good and evil, was Wei Wu Xian really as evil as the legend says and was Lan Wang Ji really that righteous as people claim him to be? And how much of the legend is actually true?
A strong plot, well-rounded characters, and elaborate clothing, makeup and stage production have led The Untamed to attract a global audience. The heroic story with modern values strikes a chord globally, making The Untamed increasingly popular.
The answer is simple: excellent character relationships and development. Each character is a world in themselves, with a complex backstory of their own and the relationships to match. More than that, each of them changes so much. You can truly feel the difference, the long way they came from the first to the last episode, and how their ties to the people around them shifted in response to that evolution.
One example would be the way hatred affects different people in the story. One of the characters stews in it for over 13 years, another manages to forgive if not forget, and another takes his time to plan a meticulous, terrible revenge. Shades of emotions, shades of gray. People.
Well, it’s my honor and privilege to say that not only is it gorgeous, there are so many variations on it featuring different instruments (from the emblematic guqin and flute to the piano and cello) that you’ll get plenty of time to savor it.
Some other tracks will make you choke on emotions, while others will make you cry just listening to them and remembering the scenes during which you heard them.