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Because I am a masochist, I watched the ending of Huang Xiaoming's Shanghai Bund (though I am barely a few eps in - I was waiting for it to be completely subed).



Yeah, the hero interrupts the wedding of his OTP to his former best friend in order to complete his vengeance against the Mob Boss, his OTP's father, by shooting him and his henchmen.








































































And then gets shot by his former best friend as his OTP watches and they flashback to when they were together and happy and she starts screaming.

And then we get the montage of ultimate depressingness.











































































































GREAT.

Just great. What do I expect when I watch a Chinese Mob story? Also, he's dead, but leaving that awfulness aside, pretty much every character is screwed - there's no way she or former best friend can ever have even a functional marriage now. Oh my God.

I am going to go bang my head against the wall now, kthanks. Right after I obsessively marathon this baby. Period mob stories with angst and Huang Xiaoming, who's arguably the most gorgeous man alive? Thank you, drama gods! And Jiang Hu subbers.

Have a MV:

Date: 2012-01-03 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kycoo.livejournal.com
Aw man, you are so brave... if I had known this was the ending I would get, I probably would never have finished Shanghai Bund. ;o; But you are the type to go for the angst. :P

But LOL at that first screencap of Sun Li screaming -- it sort of looks like she's yawning. xD

Date: 2012-01-04 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I knew it ended badly, just not which particular type of badly.

Yikes.

I honestly cannot imagine what Sun Li's character did afterwards.

Date: 2012-01-03 08:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ockoala.livejournal.com
You're joking! OMG, I never finished the new SB so I didn't know that was how this version ended. The ENTIRE second half is different in the original. The ending in the original was the single most breatktaking shocking drama ending I have ever seen. This is....not it. Oh well, HXM = so insanely handsome in anything. Sun Li was miscast as Cheng Cheng. I love her, but she was all wrong for the role. I can see Yang Mi doing it much better.

Date: 2012-01-04 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I plan to watch the Chow Yun Fat version - withs2 subbed it. So I'll be able to compare.

Date: 2012-01-03 09:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ender24
i didnt actually weep, just swoon, because i knew the ending before, coz I watched all the previous incarnations of shanghai bund already, both the 80 versions as well as the 90s one.
but dear lord, never seen someone dying so beautifully.......I think, I have been rewatching the series 5 times already, since I got a copy in cantonese (thank god i dont rely on subs, though I must have, if it was only available in mandarin or japanese..)
HXM is simply really the most gorgeous man this decade!

Date: 2012-01-04 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yeah, he is just...I just stop and stare.

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