Ninja's Episode 1-2 Overview
The hero is play by Marco who had a very memorable role in Journey of the Flower.
Seething with anger as he lays in the hospital bed and watches a triumphant Xie Yi on the tv, Du Fei accepts the help of a mysterious man who promises to give him a new life to seek his revenge.
Utterly shocked as the bandages finally comes off and he stares at the complete stranger in the mirror, Du Fei screams in horror as the mystery man declares that they have given him a perfect new face to help with his revenge plan.
Du Fei's new face is actually not random. The mystery man had gave Du Fei the face of the driver of the other car that collided with him when the man died. The driver's name was Mu Zi Che and he was a rebellious car racer from a rich family.
Lin Xuan is also a very successful actress as well. She was once friends with both Du Fei and Xie Yi but it looks like she has caught on that Xie Yi was only friends with Du Fei to use him.
Fortunately for Zi Che, his performance left a deep enough impression on Feng Jing that he personally invites our hero to join his company. Ready to take the first step towards his revenge, Zi Che starts his journey by showing up for ESE's vigorous actor training.
Furious when he walks in to the shower room to see Zi Che getting beat up, Feng Jing becomes thoughtful when Zi Che harbors no ill will towards the perpetrators but instead asks Feng Jing to be lenient with them.
Constantly on thin ice as he tries to mimic the real Mu Zi Che in front of the car racer's mother and now Liu Yi, Zi Che (Du Fei) confesses to the mystery man that he is still unable to adjust to his new identity. Not mincing words, the mystery man warns Zi Che "You don't have much time to get ready anymore. According to what I know, someone is preparing to drag Du Fei back from hell."
Ninja's First Impression:
Probably because of the short episode count (for C-drama anyway), Revive's plot moves very quickly ...perhaps too quickly sometimes so that might be why the show's vibe still feels kinda uneven to me. I find myself shaking my head a few times when the show just seems too over the top, yet strangely I am intrigued enough by the story to stick with it for now.
I do have one concern though...other than the hero I am not sure who the other main characters are. The show has set up two prominent female characters (hero's female friend (in the above picture) that he possibly have a crush on and the actress that has a crush on the real Zi Che) BUT then what's up with the sizzling chemistry between the hero and Feng Jing?? I realize the sizzling chemistry might just be a way to attract the novel's loyal readers but what about the poor heroine that is suppose to compete with that?
Oh well, other than complete confusion on what ship to jump on Revive is a very pretty show with a good enough story that earns a spot on my "wait and see" list.