*Long post ahead*
Okay, so, Guardian. I'm making this post because I need to vent out. So, I had been seeing posts of this new drama here and there and then my friend one day suggested me to watch it. Now, as for my watching habits go, I rarely watch dramas or shows and when I do, I am insanely picky. Like, to the point where my friends want to strangle me.😂 So, when I heard that this series was based on supernatural elements and, even though it was based on a BL novel, the production had to change it to a bromance due to the Chinese ban, I honestly was quite reluctant to watch it. I don't watch anything just because it has some pretty faces. Anyway, I gave it a try and for the first couple of episodes I was beyond exasperated because the tiny subplots (the supernatural cases) did not impress me at all. But I'm a stubborn nut and I held on. Then as the story progressed I saw something magical unfold. I realized that this was not a bromance or a demon hunting expedition. This was pure romance! A love story. Well, of course, it's a love story as the novel goes but the way it is portrayed without physical intimacy is pure genius! This show once again proves that there need not to be kissing, bed scenes or even hugs to depict a love so strong that it survives any ordeal. I could FEEL their love in my blood! As though it was seeping in through my skin. Every stare, every smile, every uttered word of care left its mark on my heart. There are many imperfection in this drama; plot wise, cinematographic and technical but everything is overshadowed by the chest tightening love this story revolves around. It's almost a physical presence. And the acting of the main leads are TOP NOTCH!! These two guys are Brilliant! Another thing that I absolutely loved is that these are mature guys. A mature, selfless aspect of love. Wei and Yulan don't require a kiss or a confession to tell each other that they exist only for one another. This love is silent yet louder than any extravagant gesture of affection. And of course, the impact doubles up when I get to see such handsome guys as the star crossed lovers.
#guardian #shenwei #yulan