An Unexpected Adventure: 5 Reasons To Watch “Side Story Of Fox Volant”

Adapted from the classic Wuxia novel of the same name by Jin Yong, “Side Story of Flying Fox”, also known as “The Young Flying Fox” to fans, tells the story of an orphan named Hu Fei and his mission to take revenge for the murders of his parents and his uncle. His path to revenge becomes complicated as he falls in love with a warlord’s daughter and becomes eager to cure a blind man. “Side Story of Flying Fox” is an unforeseen adventure from the very first episode! The fantasy series has only just begun, but every moment is already precious. Performing martial arts are captivating and the emotions are strong. Here are five reasons why you need to watch “Side Story of Flying Fox.”

1. The bewitching martial arts

Each episode promises a feast for the eyes through the manifestation of intense martial arts scenes. For example, Miao Renfeng (Lin Shen, the star of “Meeting in the kitchen“) is a master and is feared by all. During a friendly meal turned hostile encounter with official Fu Kang An’s men, they prove to be no match for Miao Renfeng. When official Fu Kang An (Ye Xiang Ming) asks Miao Renfeng to be an imperial bodyguard, he refuses. His rejection turns the whole situation into an all-out martial arts war against official Fu Kang An’s men.

While Miao Renfeng expects opposition, he didn’t expect even the hostess to hold an even bigger grudge against him. But the host’s loved one is murdered, so she wants to avenge his untimely death by murdering Miao Renfeng. But he narrowly escapes death in this frightening ordeal. Watching Miao Renfeng battle local and visiting warriors will leave you spellbound. Actor Lin Shen is utterly believable as an incomparable legend, and he deserves a standing ovation for his role.

2. Gorgeous historical clothing

There is a lot of fashion in this drama. When Nan Lan (Maggie Huang) comes to town with her father, she wears the finest fabrics and furs that money can buy. Her attire shows the great wealth enjoyed by the Nan family. Miao Renfeng saves his life when they first meet, but none of the intense fighting around him crumples his garment.

On the other hand, Ma Chun Hua’s (Hai Ling) family is not rich, but they have their own business. She has adorably styled hair and wears impeccable clothes. It’s no surprise that young men in this drama are instantly drawn to her good looks which are enhanced by her bright outfit!

Then there is the character Yuan Zi Yi, who enters the series herself in a stunning outfit. The flowing fabrics on her warrior outfit will make every viewer a bit envious.

3. The Incredible Cast

Along with Lin Shen as the legendary hero Miao Renfeng, the main cast do an amazing job with their important roles. There’s actor Qin Jun Jie, who has already impressed in “Tuned Snow Ride,” leading the series as a fearless boy named Hu Fei. He is on a mission of revenge for his loved ones. Hu Fei regards martial arts expert Miao Renfeng as his nemesis and blames him for the murder of his parents. Unfortunately, Miao Renfeng fought his father with a poisoned sword. Qin Jun Jie is a pillar of strength and perseverance as Hu Fei.

Then there is Liang Jie, who has acted in many works such as “you are my destiny,” “Eternal love” series, “The day you become,” and more. She plays the powerful character Yuan Zi Yi. Following a terrible attack from an elder, Yuan Zi Yi decides to rise up and become a feared fighter herself. She is the daughter of a lord of war who Hu Fei develops feelings for. Liang Jie is everyone’s crush in this role, and his strength is amazing!

And actress Xing Fei, who captivated viewers through “my little happiness,” “Hello sniper,” and “Miss Crow with Mr. Lizardcompletes Hu Fei’s long-awaited love triangle with her portrayal of the medicine king’s apprentice named Cheng Ling Su. feelings for Hu Fei, he is very unlikely to return her love.Xing Fei’s character is very relatable, and she is excellent in her role.

4. Comedy

Despite the heated battles and emotional scenes, there are some humorous moments in “Side Story of Flying Fox”. On Hu Fei’s way to Foshan, he hilariously encounters Yuan Zi Yi from the Tianshan Sect. His horse sprinkles him with mud and he chases her. But his horse fails to catch up with her and he ends up falling off his horse. When he finally catches up with Yuan Zi Yi, Hu Fei accidentally sees her taking a bath, and she steals Hu Fei’s clothes and belongings in return. What’s hilarious is that all of this happens when they first meet!

And the comedy doesn’t stop there. When the two martial arts experts arrive in Foshen separately, they team up again to bring justice to the locals. But the money they get to catch the criminals is used in a local casino. Hu Fei and Yuan Zi Yi increase their winnings so much that they have enough to buy the casino itself!

5. An Unexpected Romance

Hu Fei’s life is filled with action and romance as his story unfolds. Everyone assumes that he falls in love and will have a happy or tragic ending. However, the biggest shock for the supporting characters comes early in the series.

Hu Fei’s childhood friend, Ma Chun Hua, is supposed to follow the elders’ rules and marry anyone they choose for her. She is reluctant to accept any of their choices because she has no feelings for them. But when the charming official Fu arrives, Ma Chun Hua is carried away by his sweet words and kindness. The couple even share a kiss when they first meet! Unfortunately, dates under the stars are short-lived when Official Fu’s duties call for it. Of course, there’s plenty of time for a more surprising romance with even more characters in future episodes.

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KMoodyGenericName is a Soompi writer who is a longtime Korean drama fan. Her favorite dramas include “Boys above the flowers,” “dream highand “Love Alarm!” For more on her personal and professional writing journey, follow her on Instagram at BTSCelebs.

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