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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
What I don't like is why blur out certain parts of Cha Seung Won? Well I looked and looked and then I realise the mosaic covers are to cover his tattoos. Seriously? And originally the "son" is played by another actor who was edited out completely from episode 1 of Season 1 because he had a scandal; for not paying tax. And that tax scandal wasn't his fault, probably overlooked and he had fully paid his tax. I don't get the small whiff of scandal and poof, edited out.
Like how they joked in The New Journey To The West; gambling habit is scandal. Fine. Did not pay tax a scandal. Fine. Divorced from wife, also a scandal. Breaking up with girlfriend is also a scandal.
Title梟雄 / Hiu Hung
Lord Of Shanghai
26.10.2015 until TBA
Cast-Character & Synopsis
A SHORT INTROWhen was the last time I ever said "WOW! So many people! Can't remember the names!!" for a TVB series? Never until now.Anyway no recap. But I am doing a "Anthony Wong Chau Sang Flawless Acting Watch" which basically means I am watching him in every episode hoping each episode he exceeds my expectations with one singular moment of greatness. Just one, I am not greedy. Like Francis Ng, Anthony Wong gracing our TV screen is a blessing for all. He may not be a handsome guy or young or the slightest bit humble or friendly, but man can he act! Subtle and yet everything. Wayne Lai next to him seems a tad amateurish! But just a tad. Delicious combination. Kent Tong is the weakest of the 3 but even he is ok since he never was famous for his acting (more famous as the man who drove Barbara Yung to suicide even if that is not accurate at all or maybe the love rat and even that is also not quite true). Anthony wasn't always a great actor, like Sean Lau and Francis Ng and Tony Leung and even Stephen Chow, they all started at TVB and they were mediocre actors once but with great potential even if they weren't exactly heartthrobs level. They weren't Andy Lau. But look at Anthony now! I wasn't planning on watching this series but I was hooked after episode 1, simply because of the level of performances I see and also so many people!Hopefully the story justifies the level of talent we see onscreen.So let's begin with my "Anthony Wong Chau Sang Flawless Acting Watch". I hope I can fine screencaps but somehow I don't see those bothering with screencaps will ever watch this show let alone screencapture his scenes.
But other than that, wow... Wayne is indeed a rabid dog!
Anyway Anthony is still going strong, alternating between smiling to showing that disgust on his face, all subtly done. Best?
Three tycoons having a meeting where Anthony informed them the opium had to be taken by the central government's guards and he found out before that someone stole the opium and it was some commander (from the war lords) who took it who had info from someone... and he was casually pointing to Wayne...
Brilliant moment, how casual and yet how obvious and everyone's expression was simply fantastic.
Maybe too early to tell, and some dodgy editing and then there's Myolie but overall, very entertaining so I am enjoying it before it goes insane. Even Ron is good.
張保仔 / CHEUNG PO-TSAI
Captain Of Destiny
21.09.2015 to TBA
Cast-Character & Synopsis
First Impressions and full episodic thoughts from Episodes 1 to 20 can be found HERE. This present post will have my brief write ups from episodes 20 onwards.
No one dies except those stupid admirals who tried to kill perfect Man Ho. What a stupid ending. I jumped a few episodes so I still don't get how come cool killer Bowie is suddenly nice guy Bowie and whether whatever he did in the first few episodes really happened. I mean he did shoot those people. I am thinking if I should watch the last few episodes. I am fed up with this series. This series don't deserve Ruco, the perfect specimen in this series filled with so much flaws.
I can only say skip unless you love Ruco because this has his best performance todate and proves why he must be cast in a male centric palace intrigue series and yet skip because he is supported by such weak casts and even weaker story that in the end it feels like he is the only guy who turned up having done his homework and even helped complete the workbook for the teacher.
Yes, the story is THAT bad.
琅琊榜 / Lang Ya Bang
Nirvana in Fire
2015-09-19 to 2015-10-15
Huge list here.
Gorgeous series, interesting story but very very convulated plot. The dialogue is very very hard to understand, this ain't The Journey of Flower so I am waiting for English fansub. Acting's credible, unfortunately dubbed where the long trailer, it wasn't. But perhaps it is still Hu Ge's voice. So far this is high quality production marred by one annoying fact; too may slow mo for fight scenes. This series doesn't need such gimmick and I felt it jumped a bit. I am not sure.
Anyway will post more when I watch again with English fansub.