A friend told me about it as well. I went on Youtube and watched a few episodes and could not stand watching it. Though the actresses who played Dongfang Bubai and Ren YingYing were really cute, compared to other adaptations. When I read a novel, my brain generates images of the scenes and characters which are different from its TV or movies adaptation. So I have many adaptations to dislike.
A few year ago, I was talking with a friend how I didn't like the end of HSDS, he told me to write my own ending. So I tried writing it, a few chapters later, I wanted to see if anyone would read it. I posted it to some online forums to see feedbacks. Though, these forums are discussing mostly about TV series, I got quite a few emails telling me that I got the story wrong. For example, Zhao Min's father should be death, but I have in my fanfic that he was alive. It turned out, it was from the 2019 adaptation which had Zhao Min's father killed. So I thought, I might have missed something, because there are 3 editions of the novel.