dangermousie: (Hu Ge by kycoo)
First off, more Legend of Chu and Han goodies:



Mmmm, where are the Peter Ho fangirl flisties hiding?

Posters and embedded trailer )

This is going to be Eddie Peng's haircut for Da Mo Yao?



Even though I feel disloyal to Koala, I could so get on-board this train! The abs don't hurt.

Speaking of good-looking, I am simply agog to watch the upcoming King of Lan Ling, a war epic/love story which apparently is based on a legend about a warrior king so gorgeous he had to wear a mask into battle so as not to distract people (so like Chinese Finnick? :P) It's Ariel Lin's comeback to period cdramas and I love her in them, and it stars my darling Feng Shao Feng as the titular character. RAWR:



Though I confess, much as I adore FSF, I think it's a bit of a stretch to label him an unearthly beauty. I'd say Wallace Huo, who is so gorgeous it's unreal, or Huang Xiao Ming, who's pretty much perfection in human form, would fit the bill much better. And ditto Kevin Cheng, Chen Kun and Hu Ge. Also possibly Nic Tse. But not really FSF, attractive though I find him.

Examples of those gentlemen's beauty )

Finally, Nicky Wu is doing Bride with White Hair. I simply MUST watch that when it's out. Ahh, cdramas, always wonderful.
dangermousie: (Hu Ge by kycoo)
First off, more Legend of Chu and Han goodies:



Mmmm, where are the Peter Ho fangirl flisties hiding?

Posters and embedded trailer )

This is going to be Eddie Peng's haircut for Da Mo Yao?



Even though I feel disloyal to Koala, I could so get on-board this train! The abs don't hurt.

Speaking of good-looking, I am simply agog to watch the upcoming King of Lan Ling, a war epic/love story which apparently is based on a legend about a warrior king so gorgeous he had to wear a mask into battle so as not to distract people (so like Chinese Finnick? :P) It's Ariel Lin's comeback to period cdramas and I love her in them, and it stars my darling Feng Shao Feng as the titular character. RAWR:



Though I confess, much as I adore FSF, I think it's a bit of a stretch to label him an unearthly beauty. I'd say Wallace Huo, who is so gorgeous it's unreal, or Huang Xiao Ming, who's pretty much perfection in human form, would fit the bill much better. And ditto Kevin Cheng, Chen Kun and Hu Ge. Also possibly Nic Tse. But not really FSF, attractive though I find him.

Examples of those gentlemen's beauty )

Finally, Nicky Wu is doing Bride with White Hair. I simply MUST watch that when it's out. Ahh, cdramas, always wonderful.
dangermousie: (Hu Ge by kycoo)
First off, more Legend of Chu and Han goodies:



Mmmm, where are the Peter Ho fangirl flisties hiding?

Posters and embedded trailer )

This is going to be Eddie Peng's haircut for Da Mo Yao?



Even though I feel disloyal to Koala, I could so get on-board this train! The abs don't hurt.

Speaking of good-looking, I am simply agog to watch the upcoming King of Lan Ling, a war epic/love story which apparently is based on a legend about a warrior king so gorgeous he had to wear a mask into battle so as not to distract people (so like Chinese Finnick? :P) It's Ariel Lin's comeback to period cdramas and I love her in them, and it stars my darling Feng Shao Feng as the titular character. RAWR:



Though I confess, much as I adore FSF, I think it's a bit of a stretch to label him an unearthly beauty. I'd say Wallace Huo, who is so gorgeous it's unreal, or Huang Xiao Ming, who's pretty much perfection in human form, would fit the bill much better. And ditto Kevin Cheng, Chen Kun and Hu Ge. Also possibly Nic Tse. But not really FSF, attractive though I find him.

Examples of those gentlemen's beauty )

Finally, Nicky Wu is doing Bride with White Hair. I simply MUST watch that when it's out. Ahh, cdramas, always wonderful.
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
Randomly scouring viki, I came across the 2011 Nicholas Tse/Charlene Choi fantasy drama Sword Heroes Fate [sic]. Now, you may not realize it, but I have an utterly irrational obsession with Nic Tse. There are a bunch of actors I like better, but there isn't any other actor where I will watch a drama from beginning to end simply because he's in it, whether I like the drama itself or not. I am not sure whether it's the hotness (stick the man in a wuxia, give him a sword and long hair, and he looks utterly at home) or the fact that he was the star of very first wuxia drama I've ever seen (Handsome Siblings, about which more below) and I've imprinted, like a baby duck.

Anyway, SHF is huge huge fun! It starts out in 2030, where Nic and Charlene are a long-time couple whose relationship is on the skids. But it is all about to change when the company where Charlene works unveils a new virtual reality game - you can 'transform' into an ancient Tang person (while keeping your memories and personality, of course) and play the game as if you are in it. Only while Charlene and Nic are both in it during the trial run, a mysterious bad guy (hint: it's the cute puppy guy who makes dolls for orphans in his spare time, LOL) blocks the players from exiting the game so they are trapped. Not only that, but he causes Charlene to lose her memories so she now believes she is her Tang persona - a famous period beauty who has no memories of Nic and their life together. So now Nic must find a magical jade in hopes it will restore her memories. Oh, and Charlene becomes Nic's enemy and a member of an evil cult. Not sure what else will go on but I am sure Nic will be stoic yet angsty and people will get stabbed. Guys, couples' therapy would have been so much easier, honest!

Have a trailer:



Anyway, I watched the first ep and it was a great deal of fun when, to my horror, I realized that only the first ep was subbed so far. Nooooo!!!! *wail wail wail* So I decided to sate my Nic craving by digging out their 2007 drama The Spirit of the Sword. I saw the first ep of TSotS ages ago and really liked it. My cdrama list is getting more and more insane. Have a cute MV from that drama:



And since we are on it, have a MV of Handsome Siblings, Nic/Fan Bing Bing couple. The drama itself is hugely uneven (the Dicky Cheung storyline made me want to kill things) but NT/FBB were totally amazing and are still one of my favorite otps of all time - he's an angsty assassin forbidden to love, she is a tough sane fighter girl who makes him break that rule, angst angst shippiness amazing insane evil parents (his adopted mother still takes the cake for the most psycho drama parent), plus more awesomeness.

dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
Randomly scouring viki, I came across the 2011 Nicholas Tse/Charlene Choi fantasy drama Sword Heroes Fate [sic]. Now, you may not realize it, but I have an utterly irrational obsession with Nic Tse. There are a bunch of actors I like better, but there isn't any other actor where I will watch a drama from beginning to end simply because he's in it, whether I like the drama itself or not. I am not sure whether it's the hotness (stick the man in a wuxia, give him a sword and long hair, and he looks utterly at home) or the fact that he was the star of very first wuxia drama I've ever seen (Handsome Siblings, about which more below) and I've imprinted, like a baby duck.

Anyway, SHF is huge huge fun! It starts out in 2030, where Nic and Charlene are a long-time couple whose relationship is on the skids. But it is all about to change when the company where Charlene works unveils a new virtual reality game - you can 'transform' into an ancient Tang person (while keeping your memories and personality, of course) and play the game as if you are in it. Only while Charlene and Nic are both in it during the trial run, a mysterious bad guy (hint: it's the cute puppy guy who makes dolls for orphans in his spare time, LOL) blocks the players from exiting the game so they are trapped. Not only that, but he causes Charlene to lose her memories so she now believes she is her Tang persona - a famous period beauty who has no memories of Nic and their life together. So now Nic must find a magical jade in hopes it will restore her memories. Oh, and Charlene becomes Nic's enemy and a member of an evil cult. Not sure what else will go on but I am sure Nic will be stoic yet angsty and people will get stabbed. Guys, couples' therapy would have been so much easier, honest!

Have a trailer:



Anyway, I watched the first ep and it was a great deal of fun when, to my horror, I realized that only the first ep was subbed so far. Nooooo!!!! *wail wail wail* So I decided to sate my Nic craving by digging out their 2007 drama The Spirit of the Sword. I saw the first ep of TSotS ages ago and really liked it. My cdrama list is getting more and more insane. Have a cute MV from that drama:



And since we are on it, have a MV of Handsome Siblings, Nic/Fan Bing Bing couple. The drama itself is hugely uneven (the Dicky Cheung storyline made me want to kill things) but NT/FBB were totally amazing and are still one of my favorite otps of all time - he's an angsty assassin forbidden to love, she is a tough sane fighter girl who makes him break that rule, angst angst shippiness amazing insane evil parents (his adopted mother still takes the cake for the most psycho drama parent), plus more awesomeness.

dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
Randomly scouring viki, I came across the 2011 Nicholas Tse/Charlene Choi fantasy drama Sword Heroes Fate [sic]. Now, you may not realize it, but I have an utterly irrational obsession with Nic Tse. There are a bunch of actors I like better, but there isn't any other actor where I will watch a drama from beginning to end simply because he's in it, whether I like the drama itself or not. I am not sure whether it's the hotness (stick the man in a wuxia, give him a sword and long hair, and he looks utterly at home) or the fact that he was the star of very first wuxia drama I've ever seen (Handsome Siblings, about which more below) and I've imprinted, like a baby duck.

Anyway, SHF is huge huge fun! It starts out in 2030, where Nic and Charlene are a long-time couple whose relationship is on the skids. But it is all about to change when the company where Charlene works unveils a new virtual reality game - you can 'transform' into an ancient Tang person (while keeping your memories and personality, of course) and play the game as if you are in it. Only while Charlene and Nic are both in it during the trial run, a mysterious bad guy (hint: it's the cute puppy guy who makes dolls for orphans in his spare time, LOL) blocks the players from exiting the game so they are trapped. Not only that, but he causes Charlene to lose her memories so she now believes she is her Tang persona - a famous period beauty who has no memories of Nic and their life together. So now Nic must find a magical jade in hopes it will restore her memories. Oh, and Charlene becomes Nic's enemy and a member of an evil cult. Not sure what else will go on but I am sure Nic will be stoic yet angsty and people will get stabbed. Guys, couples' therapy would have been so much easier, honest!

Have a trailer:



Anyway, I watched the first ep and it was a great deal of fun when, to my horror, I realized that only the first ep was subbed so far. Nooooo!!!! *wail wail wail* So I decided to sate my Nic craving by digging out their 2007 drama The Spirit of the Sword. I saw the first ep of TSotS ages ago and really liked it. My cdrama list is getting more and more insane. Have a cute MV from that drama:



And since we are on it, have a MV of Handsome Siblings, Nic/Fan Bing Bing couple. The drama itself is hugely uneven (the Dicky Cheung storyline made me want to kill things) but NT/FBB were totally amazing and are still one of my favorite otps of all time - he's an angsty assassin forbidden to love, she is a tough sane fighter girl who makes him break that rule, angst angst shippiness amazing insane evil parents (his adopted mother still takes the cake for the most psycho drama parent), plus more awesomeness.

dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
I adore Concubine Xi. She's my favorite female character except for our heroine, Qing Chuan. Because she's ruthless and smart and awesome. I bet she won't come to a good end (not a spoiler just speculation based on the fact that historically nobody came out happy out of this except for Four) but for now, rock on, lady!!!!

Quick thoughts on first 15 minutes )

Off to watch more.

In news of other cdramas I want to watch, here's a trailer for the upcoming Sword Heroes' Fate with Nic Tse and Charlene Choi. I don't know if it's because he starred in the very first wuxia drama I've ever seen or some other reason, but for whatever reason, I cannot not watch any wuxia Nic Tse makes, good bad or indifferent. (I am probably one of the only five people who genuinely liked Da Ren Wu!)

dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
I adore Concubine Xi. She's my favorite female character except for our heroine, Qing Chuan. Because she's ruthless and smart and awesome. I bet she won't come to a good end (not a spoiler just speculation based on the fact that historically nobody came out happy out of this except for Four) but for now, rock on, lady!!!!

Quick thoughts on first 15 minutes )

Off to watch more.

In news of other cdramas I want to watch, here's a trailer for the upcoming Sword Heroes' Fate with Nic Tse and Charlene Choi. I don't know if it's because he starred in the very first wuxia drama I've ever seen or some other reason, but for whatever reason, I cannot not watch any wuxia Nic Tse makes, good bad or indifferent. (I am probably one of the only five people who genuinely liked Da Ren Wu!)

dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
I adore Concubine Xi. She's my favorite female character except for our heroine, Qing Chuan. Because she's ruthless and smart and awesome. I bet she won't come to a good end (not a spoiler just speculation based on the fact that historically nobody came out happy out of this except for Four) but for now, rock on, lady!!!!

Quick thoughts on first 15 minutes )

Off to watch more.

In news of other cdramas I want to watch, here's a trailer for the upcoming Sword Heroes' Fate with Nic Tse and Charlene Choi. I don't know if it's because he starred in the very first wuxia drama I've ever seen or some other reason, but for whatever reason, I cannot not watch any wuxia Nic Tse makes, good bad or indifferent. (I am probably one of the only five people who genuinely liked Da Ren Wu!)

dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
1. A hugely epic adapation of the Chinese classic The Water Margin is coming out later this year/early 2011. I am not familiar with the source book, but the trailer makes it look part-wuxia and part-Lord of the Rings. And how could anyone go wrong with that?

Half an hour subbed trailer of awesomeness )

2. Not like I needed it to get stoked, but there is also a longer, 15 min trailer for Fight and Love with a Terracotta Warrior. Both this and Water Margin star Ady An? Coincidence? I think not, more likely proof of her awesomeness. I want to watch this so badly I can almost taste it. Long and awesome trailer here )

3. Last but not least, my penultimate wuxia crush Nic Tse (sorry, Nic, but Hu Ge is my N1) has a new drama coming out - Sword Heroes' Fate. The plot: Nicholas Tse plays the part of Zhao Xiao Zhao and Charlene Choi plays the part of Xiao Ye Zi. The two play fiancees in modern day, but the two are separated by time and space and cannot stay together. Nicholas Tse has no choice but to give up his reality, enter the Tang dynasty years, duel with experts at every step of the way, in order to obtain the "Nine Day Mysterious Jade," and reunite with his fiancee.

Charlene Choi is Nicholas Tse's sweetheart, and as the Tang dynasty's gentle and soft number one beauty. Afterwards, due to a misunderstanding that arises with Zhao Xiao Zhao, she accidently becomes a member of an evil cult, masters of a unique martial arts. But deep in her heart, she stil loves Zhao Xiao Zhao.


LOL - this sounds fantastically entertaining.



I will be very entertained :P
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
1. A hugely epic adapation of the Chinese classic The Water Margin is coming out later this year/early 2011. I am not familiar with the source book, but the trailer makes it look part-wuxia and part-Lord of the Rings. And how could anyone go wrong with that?

Half an hour subbed trailer of awesomeness )

2. Not like I needed it to get stoked, but there is also a longer, 15 min trailer for Fight and Love with a Terracotta Warrior. Both this and Water Margin star Ady An? Coincidence? I think not, more likely proof of her awesomeness. I want to watch this so badly I can almost taste it. Long and awesome trailer here )

3. Last but not least, my penultimate wuxia crush Nic Tse (sorry, Nic, but Hu Ge is my N1) has a new drama coming out - Sword Heroes' Fate. The plot: Nicholas Tse plays the part of Zhao Xiao Zhao and Charlene Choi plays the part of Xiao Ye Zi. The two play fiancees in modern day, but the two are separated by time and space and cannot stay together. Nicholas Tse has no choice but to give up his reality, enter the Tang dynasty years, duel with experts at every step of the way, in order to obtain the "Nine Day Mysterious Jade," and reunite with his fiancee.

Charlene Choi is Nicholas Tse's sweetheart, and as the Tang dynasty's gentle and soft number one beauty. Afterwards, due to a misunderstanding that arises with Zhao Xiao Zhao, she accidently becomes a member of an evil cult, masters of a unique martial arts. But deep in her heart, she stil loves Zhao Xiao Zhao.


LOL - this sounds fantastically entertaining.



I will be very entertained :P
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
1. A hugely epic adapation of the Chinese classic The Water Margin is coming out later this year/early 2011. I am not familiar with the source book, but the trailer makes it look part-wuxia and part-Lord of the Rings. And how could anyone go wrong with that?

Half an hour subbed trailer of awesomeness )

2. Not like I needed it to get stoked, but there is also a longer, 15 min trailer for Fight and Love with a Terracotta Warrior. Both this and Water Margin star Ady An? Coincidence? I think not, more likely proof of her awesomeness. I want to watch this so badly I can almost taste it. Long and awesome trailer here )

3. Last but not least, my penultimate wuxia crush Nic Tse (sorry, Nic, but Hu Ge is my N1) has a new drama coming out - Sword Heroes' Fate. The plot: Nicholas Tse plays the part of Zhao Xiao Zhao and Charlene Choi plays the part of Xiao Ye Zi. The two play fiancees in modern day, but the two are separated by time and space and cannot stay together. Nicholas Tse has no choice but to give up his reality, enter the Tang dynasty years, duel with experts at every step of the way, in order to obtain the "Nine Day Mysterious Jade," and reunite with his fiancee.

Charlene Choi is Nicholas Tse's sweetheart, and as the Tang dynasty's gentle and soft number one beauty. Afterwards, due to a misunderstanding that arises with Zhao Xiao Zhao, she accidently becomes a member of an evil cult, masters of a unique martial arts. But deep in her heart, she stil loves Zhao Xiao Zhao.


LOL - this sounds fantastically entertaining.



I will be very entertained :P
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
If you feel like trying out a wuxia drama and want something light and guaranteed a happy ending (though I can't guarantee every character will make it out alive - it is wuxia after all), may I recommend Da Ren Wu (Big Shot), a delightful breezy tale starring Angelica Lee and Nicholas Tse.



Meet Si Si, our heroine. The only child of an official who has indulged (not to say spoiled) her since childhood, Si Si is strong-willed, cheerful and forthright. She is also almost painfully naive and sheltered, rather spoiled and...how shall I put it? Period China's biggest fangirl ever to exist. You see, Si Si has been fixated on famous martial arts heroes since she was a child. She has books about them, she has drawings about them, she talks, eats and breathes them. She knows their fight stats, she knows what color they like, and probably what they had for lunch. Si Si is probably the first otaku fangirl ever to exist. Her favorite champion is a young man known as 'Red Scarf Hero' - renown for starting his career by taking on a whole swarm of bandits to save a defenseless young bride, he now is one of the shining stars of martial arts world and is never seen without a swanky red scarf, his trademark.

If Si Si was ever to get married, she would love to be married to him.

Unfortunately for Si Si, her father has other plans. He arranges a marriage for her with the only son of a general who is his close friend. Looked at objectively, it's a great match - not only are the two young people close in age and from the same social strata, their families get along wonderfully and the young man himself is quite a looker.

But. BUT. BUT. This is what Si Si would like the least - not only is the son of the general no martial arts hero of any sort, avoiding confrontation and any cost and having no fight ability, but Si Si grew up with him (though she hasn't seen him in years) and of any men she knows, she likes him least!

Yang Fan, the handsome, reserved son of the general in question, has his own problems. Some time ago he has been sent by his father to infiltrate a particular martial arts clan which was gathering a huge amount of influence. He has returned from this mission without much result but plagued by huge gaps in his memory. Not to mention Yang Fan is now an amazingly good martial artist, which he definitely was not before his mission. Oh, and his memory gaps even include his girlfriend - that is certainly bizarre. Something does not gel. So marriage is the least of his issues right now.

What shall happen to Si Si & Yang Fan? Will the flighty young woman grow up? Will the solemn young man lighten up? Will they fall in love with each other (over his teaching her to fight, no less)? Will there be perilous travels, angst, conspiracies, rescues, evil monks, hugs, awesome secondary characters (including Red Scarf Hero who the heroine does meet during her travels and who, to my delight, turns out to be neither a peerless hero nor a weak-willed villain but a rather awesome and somewhat tragic character - he and his OTP made me cry)?

Of course.

Oh, and my favorite scene? When Si Si has been ensorcelled by the bad guy to fight Yang Fan because bad guy knows Yang Fan won't be able to harm her, so Yang Fan lets her stab him, as a means to snap her out of it. Whoa boy. You go.

And then there is the clutching her in the rain. On his knees. YAY.

Have this light-hearted, non-spoilery MV:

dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
If you feel like trying out a wuxia drama and want something light and guaranteed a happy ending (though I can't guarantee every character will make it out alive - it is wuxia after all), may I recommend Da Ren Wu (Big Shot), a delightful breezy tale starring Angelica Lee and Nicholas Tse.



Meet Si Si, our heroine. The only child of an official who has indulged (not to say spoiled) her since childhood, Si Si is strong-willed, cheerful and forthright. She is also almost painfully naive and sheltered, rather spoiled and...how shall I put it? Period China's biggest fangirl ever to exist. You see, Si Si has been fixated on famous martial arts heroes since she was a child. She has books about them, she has drawings about them, she talks, eats and breathes them. She knows their fight stats, she knows what color they like, and probably what they had for lunch. Si Si is probably the first otaku fangirl ever to exist. Her favorite champion is a young man known as 'Red Scarf Hero' - renown for starting his career by taking on a whole swarm of bandits to save a defenseless young bride, he now is one of the shining stars of martial arts world and is never seen without a swanky red scarf, his trademark.

If Si Si was ever to get married, she would love to be married to him.

Unfortunately for Si Si, her father has other plans. He arranges a marriage for her with the only son of a general who is his close friend. Looked at objectively, it's a great match - not only are the two young people close in age and from the same social strata, their families get along wonderfully and the young man himself is quite a looker.

But. BUT. BUT. This is what Si Si would like the least - not only is the son of the general no martial arts hero of any sort, avoiding confrontation and any cost and having no fight ability, but Si Si grew up with him (though she hasn't seen him in years) and of any men she knows, she likes him least!

Yang Fan, the handsome, reserved son of the general in question, has his own problems. Some time ago he has been sent by his father to infiltrate a particular martial arts clan which was gathering a huge amount of influence. He has returned from this mission without much result but plagued by huge gaps in his memory. Not to mention Yang Fan is now an amazingly good martial artist, which he definitely was not before his mission. Oh, and his memory gaps even include his girlfriend - that is certainly bizarre. Something does not gel. So marriage is the least of his issues right now.

What shall happen to Si Si & Yang Fan? Will the flighty young woman grow up? Will the solemn young man lighten up? Will they fall in love with each other (over his teaching her to fight, no less)? Will there be perilous travels, angst, conspiracies, rescues, evil monks, hugs, awesome secondary characters (including Red Scarf Hero who the heroine does meet during her travels and who, to my delight, turns out to be neither a peerless hero nor a weak-willed villain but a rather awesome and somewhat tragic character - he and his OTP made me cry)?

Of course.

Oh, and my favorite scene? When Si Si has been ensorcelled by the bad guy to fight Yang Fan because bad guy knows Yang Fan won't be able to harm her, so Yang Fan lets her stab him, as a means to snap her out of it. Whoa boy. You go.

And then there is the clutching her in the rain. On his knees. YAY.

Have this light-hearted, non-spoilery MV:

dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
If you feel like trying out a wuxia drama and want something light and guaranteed a happy ending (though I can't guarantee every character will make it out alive - it is wuxia after all), may I recommend Da Ren Wu (Big Shot), a delightful breezy tale starring Angelica Lee and Nicholas Tse.



Meet Si Si, our heroine. The only child of an official who has indulged (not to say spoiled) her since childhood, Si Si is strong-willed, cheerful and forthright. She is also almost painfully naive and sheltered, rather spoiled and...how shall I put it? Period China's biggest fangirl ever to exist. You see, Si Si has been fixated on famous martial arts heroes since she was a child. She has books about them, she has drawings about them, she talks, eats and breathes them. She knows their fight stats, she knows what color they like, and probably what they had for lunch. Si Si is probably the first otaku fangirl ever to exist. Her favorite champion is a young man known as 'Red Scarf Hero' - renown for starting his career by taking on a whole swarm of bandits to save a defenseless young bride, he now is one of the shining stars of martial arts world and is never seen without a swanky red scarf, his trademark.

If Si Si was ever to get married, she would love to be married to him.

Unfortunately for Si Si, her father has other plans. He arranges a marriage for her with the only son of a general who is his close friend. Looked at objectively, it's a great match - not only are the two young people close in age and from the same social strata, their families get along wonderfully and the young man himself is quite a looker.

But. BUT. BUT. This is what Si Si would like the least - not only is the son of the general no martial arts hero of any sort, avoiding confrontation and any cost and having no fight ability, but Si Si grew up with him (though she hasn't seen him in years) and of any men she knows, she likes him least!

Yang Fan, the handsome, reserved son of the general in question, has his own problems. Some time ago he has been sent by his father to infiltrate a particular martial arts clan which was gathering a huge amount of influence. He has returned from this mission without much result but plagued by huge gaps in his memory. Not to mention Yang Fan is now an amazingly good martial artist, which he definitely was not before his mission. Oh, and his memory gaps even include his girlfriend - that is certainly bizarre. Something does not gel. So marriage is the least of his issues right now.

What shall happen to Si Si & Yang Fan? Will the flighty young woman grow up? Will the solemn young man lighten up? Will they fall in love with each other (over his teaching her to fight, no less)? Will there be perilous travels, angst, conspiracies, rescues, evil monks, hugs, awesome secondary characters (including Red Scarf Hero who the heroine does meet during her travels and who, to my delight, turns out to be neither a peerless hero nor a weak-willed villain but a rather awesome and somewhat tragic character - he and his OTP made me cry)?

Of course.

Oh, and my favorite scene? When Si Si has been ensorcelled by the bad guy to fight Yang Fan because bad guy knows Yang Fan won't be able to harm her, so Yang Fan lets her stab him, as a means to snap her out of it. Whoa boy. You go.

And then there is the clutching her in the rain. On his knees. YAY.

Have this light-hearted, non-spoilery MV:

dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings OTP by meganbmoore)


SQUEE! I finally got a copy of Da Ren Wu in my hands.

Yay, wuxia!

Just look at this OTP vid:



What's not to love? Angst! Evil assassins! Damaged hero and fun heroine! Happy ending! Political intrigue! Finding true love in an arranged marriage! Nic Tse! Did I mention angst?

I love the whole premise, of the spoiled and spunky heroine who has read too many wuxia stories and dreams of meeting up her wuxia idol but is instead betrothed/wed to a studious guy she despised since childhood. Only...surprise! Her husband might be better than the shadowy hero of her wuxia readings...

SQUEE.

Also, the first ten minutes are LOLtastic. I love the spoiled but awesome heroine.

Opening credits of awesomeness, i.e. Nic Tse angsts shirtless )
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings OTP by meganbmoore)


SQUEE! I finally got a copy of Da Ren Wu in my hands.

Yay, wuxia!

Just look at this OTP vid:



What's not to love? Angst! Evil assassins! Damaged hero and fun heroine! Happy ending! Political intrigue! Finding true love in an arranged marriage! Nic Tse! Did I mention angst?

I love the whole premise, of the spoiled and spunky heroine who has read too many wuxia stories and dreams of meeting up her wuxia idol but is instead betrothed/wed to a studious guy she despised since childhood. Only...surprise! Her husband might be better than the shadowy hero of her wuxia readings...

SQUEE.

Also, the first ten minutes are LOLtastic. I love the spoiled but awesome heroine.

Opening credits of awesomeness, i.e. Nic Tse angsts shirtless )
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings OTP by meganbmoore)


SQUEE! I finally got a copy of Da Ren Wu in my hands.

Yay, wuxia!

Just look at this OTP vid:



What's not to love? Angst! Evil assassins! Damaged hero and fun heroine! Happy ending! Political intrigue! Finding true love in an arranged marriage! Nic Tse! Did I mention angst?

I love the whole premise, of the spoiled and spunky heroine who has read too many wuxia stories and dreams of meeting up her wuxia idol but is instead betrothed/wed to a studious guy she despised since childhood. Only...surprise! Her husband might be better than the shadowy hero of her wuxia readings...

SQUEE.

Also, the first ten minutes are LOLtastic. I love the spoiled but awesome heroine.

Opening credits of awesomeness, i.e. Nic Tse angsts shirtless )
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings OTP by meganbmoore)


EEEE! Got my hands on the English-subbed version of Da Ren Wu (Big Shot or Hero, I have seen it translated both ways), last year's wuxia drama starring Nicholas Tse and Angelica Lee. It's based on a novel I've never read and the plot sounds so delicious:

Naïve, young Tian Si Si (Angelica), the apple of her father’s eye and the sole heir to her family’s riches, believes that she is in love with the great romantic hero, Qin Ge of the Meteor Clan. She dreams of traveling the martial arts world, actually meeting Qin Ge and having adventures just like many of the stories that she has read and heard. From childhood, she has been betrothed to the younger son of General Yang, Yang Fan (Nic), whom she despises.

Handsome, melancholy, talented Yang Fan has been on a mission for his father to secretly investigate the Meteor Clan whose upright reputation and strength has been rising in the martial arts world to rival that of Shaolin and Wudang. He comes back injured and somewhat changed, troubled with memory loss after an investigation. He marries Tian Si Si as his father ordered, but Tian Si Si has other plans for her life and runs away at the first opportunity. She quickly becomes entangled in plots and counter plots as she discovers the real world. Both Yang Fan and Qin Ge are ordered to go after her. All is not what it seems as the Meteor Clan and its members, rivals and government agents are at work behind the scenes.


Seriously, how many ways do I love the premise?

* Couple falling in love after marriage? Check. Though seeing your arranged match is Nicholas Tse it's not really a hardship
* Cooky heroine
* Angst and funniness
* Love triangle
* Nic Tse as the lead (if Handsome Siblings was all about him, it would be such a huge fave). I mean, he doesn't even need to act, he can just stand there and I'll ogle him.

Look at the cute MV for the OTP (with hints of a triangle):



I think I fell for it about the time he let her (she is possessed) stab him through the shoulder. I am so predictable!

I have also got Men and Legends (Dylan Kuo and Peter Ho, does it really need a plot?) and Fairy from Wonderland (finally. I want to see Hu Ge write on the walls in blood).

But all this shall not sate me!

I need Legend of Condor Heroes and I can't find any subs except for Vietnamese yet. I need! Please!!!

I mean, look. I want this now:



OK, will distract self with another favorite wuxia OTP (Flower/Orchid from Handsome Siblings. Angsty assassins and common-sense fighter girls ftw).

dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings OTP by meganbmoore)


EEEE! Got my hands on the English-subbed version of Da Ren Wu (Big Shot or Hero, I have seen it translated both ways), last year's wuxia drama starring Nicholas Tse and Angelica Lee. It's based on a novel I've never read and the plot sounds so delicious:

Naïve, young Tian Si Si (Angelica), the apple of her father’s eye and the sole heir to her family’s riches, believes that she is in love with the great romantic hero, Qin Ge of the Meteor Clan. She dreams of traveling the martial arts world, actually meeting Qin Ge and having adventures just like many of the stories that she has read and heard. From childhood, she has been betrothed to the younger son of General Yang, Yang Fan (Nic), whom she despises.

Handsome, melancholy, talented Yang Fan has been on a mission for his father to secretly investigate the Meteor Clan whose upright reputation and strength has been rising in the martial arts world to rival that of Shaolin and Wudang. He comes back injured and somewhat changed, troubled with memory loss after an investigation. He marries Tian Si Si as his father ordered, but Tian Si Si has other plans for her life and runs away at the first opportunity. She quickly becomes entangled in plots and counter plots as she discovers the real world. Both Yang Fan and Qin Ge are ordered to go after her. All is not what it seems as the Meteor Clan and its members, rivals and government agents are at work behind the scenes.


Seriously, how many ways do I love the premise?

* Couple falling in love after marriage? Check. Though seeing your arranged match is Nicholas Tse it's not really a hardship
* Cooky heroine
* Angst and funniness
* Love triangle
* Nic Tse as the lead (if Handsome Siblings was all about him, it would be such a huge fave). I mean, he doesn't even need to act, he can just stand there and I'll ogle him.

Look at the cute MV for the OTP (with hints of a triangle):



I think I fell for it about the time he let her (she is possessed) stab him through the shoulder. I am so predictable!

I have also got Men and Legends (Dylan Kuo and Peter Ho, does it really need a plot?) and Fairy from Wonderland (finally. I want to see Hu Ge write on the walls in blood).

But all this shall not sate me!

I need Legend of Condor Heroes and I can't find any subs except for Vietnamese yet. I need! Please!!!

I mean, look. I want this now:



OK, will distract self with another favorite wuxia OTP (Flower/Orchid from Handsome Siblings. Angsty assassins and common-sense fighter girls ftw).

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