Review: Word of Honor: Come for the Boys’ Love, Stay for the Wuxia

“Only those who have not seen the world want to be a hero. Those who have knows every stroke of the word hero is written with blood, if not their own then that of others. I’m past the days when I want to be a hero. I’m just a wanderer among the world. What do you want to be? “
“Let them have their gathering of heroes. For a wanderer among the world, you and I suffice for me.” 

– Zhou Zishu and Wen Kexing, the leads of Word of Honor
Gorgeously cast, costumed, filmed, and written, Word of Honor is both a solid BL and a solid wuxia series.

Word of Honor 山河令 is super shippable and closer to boy’s love than bromance, but it’s also one of the best wuxia series recently.   The storytelling is the closest I’ve seen to Jin Yong in a long time, and the two leads are solid Gu Long lead material. While the rest of the world fights over the key to a cave full of wuxia secrets, our two lovebirds alone have no interest in what’s in the cave. One just wants to be left alone, while the other just want to watch the world burn.

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