Born from a good family is the child prodigy, Qu Yuan. By unlikely circumstances, he falls in love with a slave, Mo Chou Nu. Because of their different status and identity, they cannot be together. Stubborn, the two have to go through countless obstacles to be together and get entangled in politics and palace schemes. It is also the story if how, step by step, Qu Yuan tries to save his country.
Runtime: 65 minutes
Song of Phoenix - Song of Phoenix - Netflix
Song of Phoenix (Chinese: 思美人) is a 2017 Chinese television series adapted from Liang Zhenhua's namesake novel, focusing on the legendary life of great Chinese poet Qu Yuan from the Warring States Period (475-221BC). It stars Ma Ke as the titular protagonist, alongside Viann Zhang, Qiao Zhenyu and Jackson Yi from TFBoys. It aired on Hunan TV from 28 April to 10 June 2017.
Song of Phoenix - Reception - Netflix
Though the series premiered with 2.18% ratings and ranked first in its time slot, its ratings rapidly dropped in the next few episodes. It was criticized for distortion of history, absurd plot and characters as well as poor CG effects. Despite this criticism,Phoenix is popular among teenagers and young viewers in their early 20s and the series averaged 18 million views per episode.