Mainly because already finish the novel, didn't feel like watching the drama but also partly because of the cauldron. It look kinda weird, especially during the 1st Alchemist Tournament. Feel it quite laughable and I couldn't take it serious when they concoct pill in that tiny room with those "ding".
Although logically those small cauldron does make sense.
The Animation version look quite fun though, I watched Episode 1, sadly couldn't find any other eps that is translated.