As a highly anticipated Xuanhuan drama, "The Blue Whisper: Part 1 (驭鲛记之与君初相识)" started airing on March 17, 2022.
In the matrix of cdrama works, The Blue Whisper is special enough to exist. It tells the story of the encounter and the struggle and resistance in front of the established fate.
A beautiful and romantic oriental fairy tale
From the very beginning, the beautiful scenes are used to construct the fairyland Wan Hua Gu (Valley of Ten Thousand Flowers) to the audience, breaking the traditional perspective of "Vast Universe" and "Mortal World."
But in this background, the story structure of The Blue Whisper goes in the opposite direction. Everything in front of them looks beautiful, but there is a hidden crisis.
Talented demon master Ji Yun He (纪云禾, acted by Dilraba Dilmurat) and merman Chang Yi (长意, acted by Ren Jia Lun) meet and get to know each other in such a place of crisis.
They go from hostility to trust during their trials and tribulations, gradually refining their true feelings and finally supporting each other.
All things come in cycles, but only love never stops, and this is perhaps the key reason "The Blue Whisper" is so moving.
What it is based on is the unique spiritual beauty of the East. In addition to the high-density storyline, The Blue Whisper is composed of rich archetypal materials from Chinese culture, processed into an oriental story full of beautiful romance and ups and downs at the same time.
As a result, there is no shortage of amazingly unique settings in The Blue Whisper.
For example, Human, Heavenly and Earthly immortals co-exist in this drama. The "Heavenly Immortals" and "Earthly Immortals" are not destined to love each other by birth.
In such a case, the love between Ji Yun He and Chang Yi, with a sense of fatalism and tragedy for the sake of heaven and earth and the living creatures, has deeply moved the audience.
Another example is that the Oriental merman is a mysterious being, their tears will turn into pearls, and their beauty is always astonishing. And they are kind by nature and will go out of their way to return the help of others. This is the unique spirit of the Eastern stories, the generosity of compassion for all beings, heaven and earth, and all things.
Such character positioning drives the passionate collision of the storyline and makes the Eastern fairy tale deep enough to penetrate the hearts of people. As general director, Zhu Rui Bin said, "The fairy tale is not all for children, it is more beyond age and goes straight to the heart of people, it is for the child in everyone's heart who does not want to grow up and be protected."
The basis behind Xuanhuan drama is oriental culture, but Xuanhuan drama does not have to recreate the spiritual world of the ancients as a historical drama. It can be freer to stretch the tenderness and pleasure of contemporary people, as long as the creators uphold the spirit of realism, based on the story, the human characters, the spirit of traditional culture to present.
One mainline of love, two arcs of growth
In such a unique world, The Blue Whisper has shaped a group of people who bravely pursue what they want.
The transformation of the characters in The Blue Whisper is related to the growth and choices made by Ji Yun He and Chang Yi under different realms.
In the hierarchical Wan Hua Gu, it is not easy to survive. Everyone's fate is beyond their control, and they are pushed to choose and struggle until they compromise and become numb. Ji Yun He is naturally no exception, even to a certain extent, the tragedy in her body is more profound than anyone else in the valley.
When she prostrated herself at the feet of Lin Cang Lan for a chance to live, begging for the antidote, her fate seemed to be predetermined. But Ji Yun He is a person who does not believe in fate. When Ji Yunhe told Xue San Yue about her desire for freedom, she asked Xue San Yue, "Haven't you ever thought of leaving? Leave here to get freedom and live the life you want."
She lived too soberly, knew what she was after, and knew exactly what she had to pay for the dream in her heart. Therefore, she endured centuries of torture like a day, struggling again and again on the edge of life and death, hiding her true self between Lin Cang Lan and Lin Hao Qing.
In the Wan Hua Gu, she is a powerful demon master who is well-traveled and versatile; in the eyes of the valley master, she is humble and mercenary, and not enough to be feared; in the eyes of Lin Hao Qing, she is a young sister who is unscrupulous and has forgotten her original heart. Ji Yun He, in everyone's eyes seems to be a different model.
Such a person should have been cold and indifferent, but through life and death, she can not ignore the suffering of the earth. She is never violent to the demon, the people in the valley, and always unconsciously releases goodwill.
Although she used all the tricks, she treated Chang Yi and retained her heart for him. In the final analysis, a person's nature cannot be concealed.
This is an image of a female character rarely portrayed in similar drama in the past, tragic and brilliant, aiming at a goal, then her words will be believed, and actions will be taken, explosive enough to make people empathize.
Compared to the complexity of Ji Yun He, the initial Chang Yi is the embodiment of simplicity and beauty also Ji Yun He's ideal self - is unstained, unworldly, and not yielded to the powerful.
The beautiful merman lost his freedom and was forced to go ashore. The most important part of his body was taken away from him, but it also let him never return to the sea.
He had to face a game of closed self and trust in others. In Ji Yun He, time and again to give and try, he from closed mouth to gradually speak, his growth is always the same goodness and the original heart.
There is a reason for all love, and there are consequences for all actions. Chang Yi and Ji Yun He was originally on different life tracks, but they were linked together by the same original heart, the same character, and the same aspirations.
A similar situation also predestined them to walk hand in hand. Once growing together, running towards the ideal look, but will always be remembered. Just like the short time they spent together, it became the beautiful thing that the audience can never forget in The Blue Whisper.
The values conveyed by The Blue Whisper
The character's growth and the survival of life and death together build The Blue Whisper's light and heavy worldview. What makes the drama more empathetic to the audience is the characters' twisted fate and defiant spirit.
In the Wan Hua Gu, where strict rules, breaking them is a dangerous path with no turning back. Therefore, on the surface, The Blue Whisper seems to be a cliched story of rebellion against fate. Still, in reality, it shows a group of brave people who are true to their hearts, who try to break through the cage with a sense of responsibility for the people and a heroic feeling to protect the world. They all embody the beauty of the Eastern spirit.
Growing up is a challenge to the self, and it is more important to overcome oneself while defeating others on the way forward. Next, how Ji Yun He will face the choice of freedom and responsibility, and how Chang Yi will find his original heart again after his faith collapses, are the questions that need to be answered in the next episodes.
No matter where they are headed, The Blue Whisper is always actively guiding the audience's values, bringing them new emotions and thoughts.
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