I was pacing myself with Dokkaebi and found myself debating what to watch, so I turned back to Nirvana in Fire. I was only going to watch an episode or two of my favorite moments, but once I started (at about episode 20) it sucked me back in again.
Without giving anything away, I will repeat myself and say that the plotting and characters in this drama are so taught and nuanced that I know it’s one I’m going to come back to again and again.
Since we’ve just finished one drama about the bonds of friendship and loyalty over time, another with similar dominant themes might offer an interesting contrast – same, but very different!
And then there are the performances – Hu Ge and Wang Kai and the rest are unforgettable. I hope that you’ll give it a try – and don’t be put off by the first 2 or 3 episodes having a lot of set up; it gets down to compelling individual stories very soon.