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“Evolution? they said to themselves. Who needs it? What nature refused to do for them they simply did without until they were able to correct the gross anatomical inconveniences with surgery.”
- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
LIST OF ACTIVE OPINIONSeries : Eye In The Sky [TVB]
Where : Here
Status : Filming so commentaries only.
Topic : Surprisingly "wow!" beautiful pictures of celebrities Where : Here
Status : Sporadically updated, only when actually "wow!".
Topic : All things Barcelona FC aka I am a Cule (to be)!
Where : Here
Status : Somewhat active.
Series : Line Walker [TVB]
Where : Here
Status : Active.
Series : Young Sherlock [China]
Where : Here
Status : Active
LIST OF ACTIVE EPISODIC THOUGHTSNone at this moment
A book of the same Chinese title by Tong Hua who gave you Bu Bu Jing Xin
Original English title
Ballad Of The Desert
Mandarin, dubbed with English subtitles
The original names were mostly changed because China prohibits portrayal of real life historical characters in fictionalised settings. My opinion will be based on the original names.
Hu Ge as Mo Xun (Meng Ximo)
Cecilia Liu as Xin Yue (Jin Yu)
Eddie Peng as Wei Wu Ji
Han Dong as Li Ji
Fala Chen as Qin Xiang
Kristal Tin as Hong Gu
Qin Hao as Wu Wei Li
Shi Xiaoqun as Princess Pingyang
Maggie Cheung Ho-yee as Wei Zifu
Lu Liang as Emperor Wu of Han
Wu Zhuohan as Wei Qing
Zhang Xiang as Li Yannian
Qin Yong as Lu Guangli
Wu Ying as Wei Shao'er
Liu Shuailiang as Wei Kang
Xu Sa as Fang Ru
Luo Mi as Xin Yan
- The Series
- The book
So far this series has been very very entertaining even if I can fastfoward many scenes. So many deaths in these few episodes. Qubing's death was so sudden, quite an impact since he was so playful, so young, so mischevious and then just dead. Then Wei Qing's wife greatest sacrifice which I never expected since I expected her to die by illness and the Empress Chen who died of illness and now Wei Qing. Poor poor Wei Qing who died from exertion after fighting off enemies. I suspect next to die is Princess Ping Yang since she swore to her dying husband she will protect Zifu with her life. Maybe Mr Duan himself who was a ticking timebomb anyway. So many deaths all of a sudden. This series is like Schemes Of A Beauty where you practically see the characters grow old and die before your eyes. Of course so far this series has taken a few liberties with history. For one Li Furen did give birth to a son who will become emperor. But here she died with her child. Our Liu Che, that soon to be useless husband is supposed to be in his early sixties. Here he looks at best in mid 40s. Zifu should be quite advanced in age as well, for a woman back in those times, she looks no more than 30s. Her son and daughters are missing. Qubing died of a heart ailment. But these liberties make for interesting drama. I like to see how this series will handle Zifu's eventual suicide or will it be changed and how to reconcile Liu Che from a nice guy to a stern king to a jealous misguided king to someone the viewers can forgive for his treatment for the wholly blameless Zifu.
And I don't see Zifu as wholly blameless as this series would show her, the ultimate Mary Sue without an ounce of personality except total compliance, obedience and a dash of stubborness whenever the plot needed a push from the usual boring bland personality that is our Zifu. I feel if Zifu had the guts and I mean guts as in the heart not in fearlessness but not blinded by her very Confucian teaching on being the stepford wife, maybe she wouldn't end up the way she was. Same goes for the boring stubborn Mr Duan who basically dug his grave by being so steadfast to a love that was never meant to be. He basically sowed the seed of dissent leading to the mistrust by the emperor who is far from perfect. Of course the emperor in digging the grave for Zifu has the ultimate blame.
I am waiting for the perfect ending and I suspect my conclusion is the same; the rise of Zifu helps her brother and nephew and friends and yet she too depend on them in the end. And when the persuasive Wei Qing, forceful Qubing, loyal Mr Duan and the rest dies or leaves, Zifu is all alone and without protection. This series did not show her other familial clans so we leave it at that. In the end as a woman back in those times who depends on the continued support and power of others to stay in power, perhaps it would have been the perfect end if she were to die first and still in favour. Maybe her son and others may still be alive. Basically she outlived the emperor's affection and her usefulness. How very sad.
SourceThe list below is taken from WikipediaWhich is in and which is notAll series from Dec 2013 (which was broadcast until Jan 2014 so it counts as part of 2014 calendar year) to Jan 2015 (where series originates from Dec 2014 so yeah, counts also) including China series.Ratings1 is lowest, 5 is highest, 3 is mid range.As usualAll comments are my own, my opinion is as always subjective. All Reviewed titles can be found in Reviews Database.As for you dear readers...What's your ratings for these series and for TVB in 2014 generally? Use Post A Comment to comment!
FIRST, A BIT ABOUT RUCO CHAN
Biography please read here.
MY OTHER POSTS ABOUT RUCO CHAN
- What I discover about Ruco Chan ... [Part 1] (comments still active)
- Ruco Chan, in pictures
- Ruco Chan, in his own words
DOES RUCO HAVE WEIBO, FACEBOOK, OFFICIAL FAN CLUB?
- Answer to the question "I'm a Ruco Chan fan, is he on Weibo?"
Please take note if you are negative about him or has issues with fan gushing, don't go to the following links Don't spoil the parade.GOSSIPS, RUMOURS, PICTURES, GENERAL FAN GUSHING
- Jaynestars (Eng) (see also In Depth Articles links, all in English)- Asiafanatics Forum (Eng)
Here, here, here, here (must read!!), here ... errr.. basically all here.IN DEPTH ARTICLES (CONSTANTLY UPDATED)
MY COMMENTS ABOUT HIS WORKCheck out Reviews Database and this blog by searching using his name Ruco Chan for various reviews and comments about his performances (as an actor) and his public appearances (as a celebrity). Also check here (commentary on his fashion sense), here (on ASTRO AOD and his chances) and look at the labels for Ruco Chan, Chan Chin Pang, 陈展鹏 and/or 陳展鵬.DATING AND RELATIONSHIPS
Last updated - 26.03.2014 (for any new updates, check out Part 2)I read in MingPao weekly magazine's interview about his 7 dates in the past, but never mentioned whom they were. He said some were not from entertainment business. But in recent interviews, he did not mention about how many relationships he had again. Due to the many dating rumours I was googling for more information when I came across this very funny headline;
I had a good laugh, notwithstanding the contents of the article which is what everyone knows. So I thought it would be cool to keep tab of the rumoured other half and whether true or not. Feel free to share more names.
- Eunis Yiu [Confirmed][Broken up]- Ankie Belkie [Confirmed][Broken up]- Natalie Tong [Rumoured][Denied]- Some woman having lunch with mom & best friend [Rubbish][Wife of best friend]- Teresa Lou [Rumoured][Denied]- Ma Su [Rumoured][Denied]- Selena Li [Rumoured][Denied]- Aimee Chan [Never rumoured][No need to deny][My guess]
- Grace Chan [Rumoured][Mo need to deny. Ruco isn't into all bones & no flesh]- Kelly Fu [Rumoured][No need to deny, utter rubbish. He never even looked at her, look at his body langage]
He likes quirky suits and hats these days! And I found one perfect for him.see Lionel Messi's Ballon D'or award ceremony suit. It is quirky but still tasteful. Iy has a respectable but standout colour and looks it kinda glitters. And it is Dolce & Gabbana. So better grab these Ruco before Bosco pairs iy with a glitter skirt! However lose the now standard stupid hat and please wear socks. Maximise your hotness please. By the way Messi looks great and a standout in the sea of black and blue.