Midnight Food Store: Poster + Airing Date

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Good news! Finally an airing date for this drama. It’s on June 11, supposedly.

Check out the 90-seconds trailer (credit: HLBN Official Channel 華錄百納官方頻道):

Chinese Paladin: Mt. Shu Sect

The main sect involved in the whole battle against evil for both parts. Yet I felt that the group in part 3 was more righteous. It probably made more sense since part 3 was the prequel to part 1 and that the people of the earlier generations were less technical about how things should be done and cared more about the well being of mankind. At first, I was really pissed off at the Mt. Shu students for acting high and mighty at times. But in the later parts, they were seen as more righteous and admirable. Not to mention how they did not hesitate to help mankind all around–regardless of how ungrateful those people were. And perhaps they’ve formed a bond with Jing Tian and the others so they were willing to fight that one guy to retrieve Mao Mao’s flesh.

Regarding those love complications revolving around Chang Qing’s character and much, much more, I’ll have to save it for a later post since I feel it needs much more time to consider with so much going on with that story alone.

Chinese Paladin III: Most Touching Story

Of all the stories in here, the ones being discussed the most were the ones involving the main characters. Yet I thought the most touching one must be the one with Xi Feng. I finally figured it out when the old man was telling the story and then Xi Feng cried out for Chong Lou. Xi Feng was the guy who was following Chong Lou all along.

I thought that all the other stories of Fei Peng and Xi Yao or Jing Tian and Xue Jian, Long Kui, or even that of Chang Qing and Zi Xuan should all step aside. Though Xi Feng’s story was just a small story within all the complexities and trials they’d encountered, but it surpassed the others because it contained a subtle mysterious element and light touches of dramatic moments. Even Xi Feng’s character seemed to be in the background for the most part so when his story was finally being told, it drew even more fascination toward it.

I’m not trying to discredit the other touching stories. But I am just saying that Xi Feng’s story has become my favorite out of all because of its ability to surprise. It was actually refreshing to me because maybe I haven’t read many spoilers or read any that was relating to it versus the other main stories. Chang Qing and Zi Xuan’s story was just too much for my taste. And they even added in the whole Chong Lou story into an already complicated story. It felt dragged out. Perhaps it was because there were three lifetimes involved with Chang Qing’s character that made it too much. The other one regarding Jing Tian? It was interesting. It had its own direction and drew you in but less dramatic than the Chang Qing one. Long Kui was too much of a burden and too hectic for me to feel for her as much. Though I do pity her. But it was just too much. Too heavy.

Back to Xi Feng’s story. The background story was mysterious yet their reunion was really touching. The part where he came back and she was only a statue. He was trying to convince her that he was indeed the Xi Feng that she met and knew. But because he no longer had that soft and warm voice that she came to love, she was not able to recognize him. While that was going on, Jing Tian and the others were witnessing it nearby. Maybe it was one of the other reasons why the whole conflicts with Chong Lou, Zi Xuan, and Chang Qing even happened. It not only was testing both Zi Xuan and Chang Qing, but to make Chong Lou understand what love really was and the pain of separation. It even made Chong Lou sympathize with Xi Feng and eventually giving Xi Feng his freedom again.