^ 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. 😦
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.
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WOW! I love Qiao Feng & A Zhu together so much! Especially the 2003 version. It broke my heart. Q_Q
↑ 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. 😛
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
There are many dramas telling the story of Wang Zhao Jun but I never find one really attractive… This one had only 10 eps so can’t tell a long story. Quite boring in fact. (You can read the story of Wang Zhao Jun on wiki.)
In this drama the character of WZJ was very twisted. She was unwilling when forced to enter the palace. When having her picture drawn, she refused to bribe the painter. When the Emperor didn’t want her to be a consort because her picture was ugly, she started crying and it freaked me out since her face was all convulsed, half laughing half crying. When snubbed by the Emperor and bullied by other consorts, she acted really noble and decent as if she didn’t care for money or status. But when the Xiongnu tribe came to ask for a political marriage, she wrote a poem expressing her willingness to go there.
Some BBJX reviews that I haven’t read yet. Rewatched BBJX recently. I don’t really like the love parts, but I do enjoy cute boys and pretty costumes! 😛
Bu Bu Jing Xin [O][TV/China]
BU BU JING XIN/SCARLET HEART [O][TV/China]
Also found a lot recaps by koala’s playground. How can I not read them?
So I was reading a post on beauties in ancient clothing so of course first thing that comes to mind is the famous Mei Ren Xin Ji also known as Schemes of A Beauty. So I will start this thing where I will post posts on pretty people. Sounds good enough.
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Part I: Schemes Of A Beauty
Part II: White Vengeance
Part III: Battle of Red
Part IV: Annie Yi in The Assassins
Part V: Liu Yi Fei in The Assassins