For the Manhua
- Ensemble Darkhorse:
- Foe Yay: Sellyew still has some love in Leng Sha, even when she's trying to kill him and his allies.
- Ho Yay: Despite being from China, where views on this are not as the same as other countries, readers do see this within Posui Nangua and Ying Yen. Either that or a Love Triangle involving Ling Can.
- The Woobie: Losing her father and dream makes Lilo Ai definitely like this.
- Then, there are many others. Last, Chong Yin, Shanyao, Ye Ren, Ye Lai, Posui Nangua, and the list will keep going.
For the TV Series
- Ass Pull: The Sequel Hook, which was only foreshadowed with a single scene, where Danny's previously unmentioned son shows up at John's house. It feels like something thought up at the last second, and is the only scene that hints at a second season.
- Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: There are times when things are so bleak and unhappy, for everyone, that continuing to watch can get a little daunting.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Ben Mendelsohn was retained as a major cast member for Season 2 by having Danny appear as a vision that haunts the surviving Rayburns. At the same time, he joined the cast of Rogue One, making it easy to make jokes about Danny being a Force ghost.
- Sleeper Hit: Was very well received by critics and had enough viewers to get a second season, despite almost no advertising from Netflix.
- Win Back the Crowd: After the first season finale wrapped up most of the story, the only Sequel Hook felt like a major Ass Pull to many. Because of this, many felt it was better as a stand alone miniseries rather than a show with multiple seasons. The season two trailer was very well received, and proved that the Rayburn's story was far from over. The season itself also makes much more clear that John was meant to be an Unreliable Narrator in the first season and we're supposed to find all the Rayburns unlikable and unworthy of our sympathy.