Those who liked this should also watch the 2015 HK drama, Lord of Shanghai, and compare their portrayals of 1930s Shanghai.
Lord of Shanghai was an award winning drama with top actors, including Kent Tong, one of the Five Tiger Generals of TVB, and the adorable, recently wed Myolie Wu.
Age of Feeling (also called Inspiring Generation) promises to be the kind of epic we’ve been missing, the kind that grabs you by the senses and takes you for a grand adventure with plenty of sights along the way. Its first episode delivers beautiful visuals, gritty action sequences, a large-yet-focused sense of scale, and a core set of characters that manage to be both likable and mysterious. So, check.
Maybe it’s because Age of Feeling is based off a manhwa that the world feels so full, almost to the point of bursting, with interesting characters and stories to tell. It feels like it’s been too long since an action-adventure-romance-thriller hit the airwaves, so color me excited for what’s to come. I mean, really excited. I know, I know, the past year taught me not to get my hopes up but I can’t help it when a show is as shiny and promising as this. (Please don’t let me down!)
Numbers-wise though, Age of Feeling pulled in a modest 7.8%, which isn’t half-bad all things considered—especially when all your ratings are belong to You From Another Star, which pulled in 23.1% in the same time slot.