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Love Story in Shanghai / Symphony of Rain / Xiang Wu, Xiang Yu, You Xiang Feng, 2000

^ Zhou Xun was so young and cute back then!

This drama first aired when I was in elementary school. I could still remember how popular it was, friends and classmates talked about it all day.

In fact this is not the kind of drama that I usually love — the love and relationship in this drama were too complicated. But the 4 leading actors and 4 leading actresses were so pretty and the Qipao they wore were amazing! I can’t help falling in love with it! The smartness of this drama is that it’s always in a gloomy atmosphere. The ending was too sad. Almost everyone died. :(

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Jin

Jin was very popular in 2009-2011. I decided to watch it because I heard it was very moving. But to tell the truth… it’s not a bad drama of course. However, like most other J-dramas, it was inspirational and touching, I mean too inspirational and touching. If I was 10 years younger, I might love it. But now I only feel so fake. :(

Medical dramas are particularly popular in Japan. They are very nice, but sometimes too disgusting. I have to cover my computer to avoid bloody scene. XD

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Locations in Wuxia and Ancient Chinese series — by WuxiaEdge

Happy New Year! Here’s a little present for you, a location list for Wuxia/Ancient Series.

One of the most awesome, appealing things about Wuxia/Ancient Chinese Series is the beautiful and picturesque locations. Often, you see vast mountains and land, ancient buildings and houses that are so authentic – that leaves people wondering how on earth was that possible?

– Check out the rest here.

The pics chosen are AMAZING! China IS beautiful!

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Tribute to Varioius versions of Qiao Feng and A’zhu in Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils — by JoleCole’s station

After digging into Wallace Chung’s latest adaptation of Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, I became nostalgic of the older versions. Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils is filled with a multitude of colorful characters and many story arcs. The story is a bit too complicated to summarize in a few words for those who aren’t familiar with this classic Louis Cha’s wuxia novel (Louis Cha is also known as Jin Yong 金庸). Like many others, I inadvertently learned a lot of my Song Dynasty foreign relations history from watching Louis Cha’s wuxia dramas. LOL.

– Check out the rest here.

WOW! I love Qiao Feng & A Zhu together so much! Especially the 2003 version. It broke my heart. Q_Q

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Hwang Jin Yi, 2006 Drama + 2007 Movie

After The Painter of the Wind, 2008, Hwang Jin Yi, 2006 was my second Korean drama with “element of art”. Korea TV industry has lots of experience in this kind of drama. The script and way of filming are interesting, using a lot time to show people’s sympathetic response to art. 

^ e.g. This “crane dance”. Very beautifully filmed, making me feel the dancer’s body and soul is one. 

But I was soooooooo annoyed by traditional Korean music! It sounds like sawing. I’m not joke! It just literally sounds like sawing! My ears went deaf after a while, so I had to mute when music came… I just cannot catch up with this “elegant” aesthetics… [bed凌乱]

^ This is from the movie Hwang Jin Yi. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA~~~ Can’t help laughing!! 

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Dong Yi

^ I think this is the prettiest. :) 

And there comes the “Qing ambassadors” episode again. =.= I don’t know why does every Korean period drama have to film this kind of episode. I feel that the Korean really don’t like Qing Dynasty. They often create a frivolous portrayal Qing ambassador. But every time a role wants to show off his treasure, he will say: “This is from Qing!”


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The Painter of the Wind, 2008

I have trouble recognizing Korean actors/resses… Moon Geun Young was one of the few that I can tell from those who did too many plastic surgeries. :D Moon Geun Young showed great acting skills in The Painter of the Wind, 2008. This is the first Korean drama that I like, though Korean dramas are popular around world. I haven’t watched a lot Korean period dramas, but from those I’ve watched, I can tell that the plot will be no more than “you love me but I love him”, “you loved my mother but she loved his father” and “all princes want to be king”. =.,=

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Dai Yu Zhuan / Legend of Dai Yu, 2009

↑ I’m on the sistership! >///<

This drama was an adaption of the book Dream of the Red Chamber. It came out when I was raging because of the stupid 2010 version. I love the book Dream of the Red Chamber and the 1987 adaption so much. Anything that makes fun of them will craze me. I nearly had an heart attack watching 2010 version, and was too angry to sleep. I even swore that I would never watch any Dream of the Red Chamber adaption anymore! Yet I’ve gone back on my words… Sorry Laotse, sorry Buddha. :P

Now I have an open mind(thanks to Three Kingdoms, 2010 ), so I decided to take this one out from the “cold palace” and try to find some strong points.XD

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