Miss the Dragon(遇龙)- First Impression

Country: China

Episodes: 36

Network: Tencent/WeTV

On: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Airing: 10 May 2021 – 9 June 2021

Firstly, I am not sure whether the makers meant Miss (is) the Dragon of Miss, the dragon (therefore, someone else is the dragon). Having watched the first few episodes, the later presumption seems to be the most plausible.

The female lead (“FL”), Liu Ying is a human who stumbles upon the the injured Dragon King (Yu Chi Longyan) and mistakes him for a snake. Apart from having horns, the little a slimly, white/grey, long creature she finds does indeed resemble a snake.

REVIEW

The first few episodes establish the relationship between the main characters. Not much happens, the audience get’s to know the personalities of the main characters and find out that Longyan is being punished because of a misunderstanding. It’s about him consuming the power that was contained within an egg left by an ancient entity known Nuwa.

So far, there has only been one standout unlikable character. It feels as though his entire shtick is unjustifiably make life hard for Longyan. There’s probably going to be more of him in future episodes.

I was surprised by how fast the main leads quickly profess their love for each other, especially considering the wrapping 36 episodes dedicated to this series. My worries were put to rest, when we find out that Liu Ying made a life and death oath with Xiahou Xue. This promise was recorded in the Oath Tower1 meant that upon Xia Hou Xue death, Liu Ying would die within 7 days.

Not long after this information is provided Xiahuo Xue gets attached by a wolf demon. Liu Ying asks Longyan to save her bosom friend. In order to fulfil this promise and remove Xiahuo Xue’s soul from the Oath Tower he not only had to marry her but also accompany her through three life tribulations.

RECOMMENDATION (opinions are based on my experience of having seen the first 6 episode)

This is not for you if :

  • You are looking for a well written story with strong character development.
  • You have an intolerance to poor special effects.
  • Lots of fluff, clichés from every romance that ever existed.
  • Not a fan of 高冷2, essentially, only the female characters seem to emit any sort of emotion.
  • 36 episode is long, 10-to-15 of which aI predict will be filler episodes.
  • Background noise

My rating: 6/10 (not enough substance, for more refined story telling, the number of episodes could be halved.

Until next time,

Jo

1 The Oath Tower is another relic left behind by the aforementioned entity known as Nuwa. I didn’t watch the trailer closely enough, therefore take what I say next with a grain of salt – Nuwa is Longyan.

2 高冷 term used to describe male characters who are tall, handsome and indifferent to others around them

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