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Since Men and Legends is on my short list, I checked out the first ep, which I saw ages ago and liked, but it was so long ago that I needed a refresher.

M&L is supposed to be about two young martial artists who try to solve a murder, prevent treason, have OTPs, and go through a wagonload of angst. All in 1920 Shanghai. So basically the usual.

But after ep 1, I maintain that the true legend and mystery of this drama is how come Dylan Kuo and Peter Ho are sporting completely modern hairstyles despite everyone else having period-appropriate hair. I don't think feathering, highlights, or earrings were much used by martial artists in 1920 but what do I know. Below pic doesn't show Peter Ho's hair very well but shows Dylan's perfectly in all its highlighted, conditioned glory:

And while this pic is not from M&L, this is exactly the cut + earring Peter Ho character sports in it. As a martial artist in 1920! ROFL.

I am most amused. You can never ever wreck the idols' hair :P

Tbh, I don't mind. I like this sort of hair a lot better than historically appropriate slicked look and it's about people who can kick through buildings, so how realistic is it anyway?

I won't watch this properly until I finish Warriors and Gong, but after that, here I come! Because snarking aside, I really liked the first ep.

Date: 2011-03-23 05:02 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I think it's an ancient social custom of sorts. I've heard the old people say that traditionally some boys who suffered from weak health were made to either wear an earring or just pierce their ear to bless him to grow up healthily and not die young.

Date: 2011-03-23 03:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Oooh, this is really neat. Thanks!

Date: 2011-03-23 07:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timescout.livejournal.com
You are such a temptress, Mousie! Sigh. Ok ok, I'll get this one as well.

I'll be digging into JPLH during the weekend. I may not come up for air for awhile, ha.

Date: 2011-03-23 03:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yay! Hope you like JPLH. It's very fun and the costumes are amazing.

Re: M&L - be warned, I haven't seen it for download anywhere (I have dvds). if you do find it somewhere, let me know because I'd love to have raws to cap - it's a very pretty drama.

Date: 2011-03-23 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitkat-cat.livejournal.com
oh goodness! Dylan Kuo is looking mighty fine there!

Date: 2011-03-23 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Dylan ALWAYS looks mighty fine :)

I do love gis character in this - he's this sweet unworldly darling with an awesome otp, a boatload of angst, and a happy ending.

Date: 2011-03-23 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
I've only managed to ever watch a few eps of this but it was one of the GAYEST things I've ever seen. But in a good way.

Date: 2011-03-24 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
LOLOLOL well, yes, even in ep 1 I noticed that :P

Date: 2011-03-24 11:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
YUM! The first picture is lovely - I might even begin liking Dylan Kyo (whom I slightly despise after Outsiders)

Date: 2011-03-24 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
As you remember, I liked his character in TO (ok, that's an understatement) so was excited to see him here.

I think you'd like his character in this btw - he's a sweet, earnest yet deadly young man :)


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