The Rise of Phoenixes: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
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Air date: Sep 14, 2018

The Tiansheng emperor banishes Ning Yi for fear his reign will be threatened. Ning Yi passes time as a silk weaver and recalling the difficult events of his past.

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Air date: Sep 14, 2018

Feng Zhiwei intervenes when Madam Yuhua bullies courtesan Zhu Yin. An assassination stirs the court. The other princes see Ning Yi as a growing threat. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Sep 14, 2018

Ning Yi keeps up his disguise when Zhiwei arrives at the Prince of Chu's residence. Zhiwei is forced by her mother to swear she'll never marry Ning Yi. -- (C) NETFLIX

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The emperor confronts his sons about the rumors regarding the Dacheng prince. Yuhua suspects a link between Zhiwei and the fallen Dacheng Empire. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Sep 14, 2018

Following Ning Chuan's campaign against the Bloody Pagoda, the suspicious emperor appoints Ning Yi to investigate -- but Chief Gu's cooperation is key. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Chief Gu uncovers the conspiracy behind the Bloody Pagoda. Madam Yuhua goes to town and hears a story about Gu Heng and the infant Dacheng prince. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Ning Yi finds the document inscribed with information about Zhiwei's and Feng Hao's identities. Qiu Shangqi sends out a search party to catch Zhiwei. -- (C) NETFLIX

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After making a fateful pact, Chief Gu and Ning Yi involve Qiu Shangqi and Qiu Mingying in a scheme to ensnare Ning Chuan. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Zhu Yin helps Ning Yi get to the bottom of the killings linked to the Bloody Pagoda. Headmaster Xin suggests a ploy for Ning Chuan to test Ning Yan. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Ning Chuan reveals to Headmaster Xin his plans to overpower Duke Chang. Disguised as a man, Zhiwei begins work at the House of Lanxiang. -- (C) NETFLIX

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She remains loyal and honest to the reigning Emperor during the princes' fight for the throne, yet soon finds out she is the only surviving royalty of a fallen kingdom. Manipulated into thinking that the current kingdom was built upon the corpses of her loved ones, Zhiwei ultimately decides to take revenge against her enemies, including her lover Ning Yi. Will they be able to put their vengeance behind them and live a life without hatred?

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Ni Ni
Feng Zhiwei
Kun Chen
Ning Yi

Critic Reviews for The Rise of Phoenixes Season 1

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If you're interested in the political intrigue and family dynamics involved in ancient Chinese dynasties, then The Rise of Phoenixes will be time well-spent.

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Audience Reviews for The Rise of Phoenixes: Season 1

  • Oct 26, 2020
    Exceptional series, incredible acting and cinematography Heavy and beautiful exploring human nature, love and hate, manipulations and intrigue keeping the viewer on the edge The actors are magnificent and their dedication for the characters they are impersonating is exquisite, there is no flaw in their acting One of the best series available
  • Sep 25, 2020
    It's so good I couldn't stop watching. Gu Nanyi <3
  • Apr 12, 2020
    The Rise of the Phoenixes? More like The Fall of the Phoenixes. I thought that Ning Yi was too dark for her and unpredictable. It is apparent in the end she realizes the bloodshed throughout their entire none intimate romance is too much for one's own conscience. Ning Yi is very conflicted, malicious, and manipulating. It would be great if she faked her death to get away from Ning Yi to have a simple life of peace. Otherwise, darn the writers for this 70 series of hopeless dreams.
  • Jan 18, 2020
    What an amazing show. Brilliant acting, cast is lovable, everything is perfect. I wish I can say I want more but I'm afraid this one should be put to rest, it needs to stay perfect. Plus, I can't handle more, most shows I hate happy endings but with this one I was hoping for a happy ending, I really needed it but the writers chose to make this series legendary rather than great. One heartbreaking thing, what happens to Gu Ninyi, does he follow Feng Zeiwei? I am too grown for these emotions.
  • Jan 08, 2020
    Chen Kun is a very convincing and effective actor. He makes me laugh,cry,and angry. You have to be blind not to see how talented he is. Nini and Chen Kun have great chemistry. I enjoyed all 70 episodes. And I want more.
  • Dec 20, 2019
    This was an unexpectedly riveting story I watched through to the bitter end, with both dread and hope in my heart that things might turn out for the best. Loved nearly moment but the fate of Feng Zhiwei, had to rewatch the beginning to see if the writers ever foreshadowed her demise. While I see some foreshadowing now that I'm re-watching it, I don't understand the title of the film in relation to the story now. Please do a season 2 that follows the book's ending.
  • Nov 05, 2019
    My Asian friend recommended me - happily surprised! It's more politics than romance. The Emperor is extremely good. The production of the show and acting are superb. Although I need to watch it with subtitles, I highly recommend it.
  • Apr 03, 2019
    Awesome series! Love the characters Ning Yi and Feng Zhewei and the emperor. Watched it twice and will probably watch it a third time. I only wished it would have been a happier ending with Ning Yi and Feng Zhewei finally finding happiness.
  • Feb 25, 2019
    beautiful movie. love, love, love the acting, the costumes, and the storyline.
  • Feb 05, 2019
    The rise of phoenixes is amazing: dark and solar, sweet and harsh at the same time. The story line is very interesting, the characters complex, the dialogues deep and poetic. All the actors are excellent. A delicious moment!

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