My Roommate is a Fairy Fox is a Chinese fantasy BL drama released in 2017. It takes place in modern-day China where a college student (Xiao Jing Chen) had a past life as a great general who sacrificed his life for a fairy fox named Lu Bai—and now has to protect him from the evil Wolf Clan.
I had really high hopes for this drama since it seemed like it had promise, but —unfortunately— I was mistaken. The drama seemed like it was all over the place to the point where it felt like it was forcing itself to have a story and chemistry between the characters. It was cringey and the ending was an even bigger let-down. Also, despite how close both characters were, there wasn’t any notion of their relationship getting any farther and there was no real intimacy between them.
Despite there being a lot of things that went wrong with this drama, there are a few good traits that it has. For one, the humor is actually good and you relate a lot to certain characters such as Jing Chen’s sister. I also watched this about a year ago and I remember how much I actually liked it, but when I re-watched it recently, I noticed how it fell short on too many aspects—especially story-wise. It felt like the writers had one idea at the beginning and then tried to add on as the story progressed but it didn’t end up well.
That being said, I give My Roommate is a Fairy Fox 1.5 paws out of 5 (which rounds up to a good 2 paws) because of how much it lacked on so many aspects—what saved it from being a solid 1 was the humor it had 🐾🐾. That’s it for today. Thank you for reading. Until next time, keep your paws and bowls of ramen up! Nya! 🐾