I would never think the day would come so soon. YES, they have another collaboration. Eight years after their collaboration in Chinese Paladin as the memorable couple Li Xiao Yao and Lin Yue Rue, they’re once again reunited to bring us the production of The Wedding Banquet (喜宴). I saw a photo some fans were posting on Facebook and thought it was only some gathering that they attended together. Because I’m pretty much out of the loops regarding news and other stuff lately, I decided to search around some more regarding the photo. And it was true. They’re back!
Not only that but their crazy tandem is back too! It seemed like old times. What else?
This! LOL! A fan managed to capture the recent picture and placed the two images together. I guess time changes but some things just can’t change? (LOL) Are they the modern version of Li Xiao Yao and Lin Yue Ru then? Maybe. YET let’s hope no triangle OR I’m so going to protest. (Like I can but I had enough from the last time it happened.) And I want to be greedier this time (aka them ending up together). I mean come on now, it seemed to be a comedy after all so do I want to see such a sad ending like last time?
But anyway, with all the excitement going on among fans, I should put all of that aside and get ready to enjoy this collaboration. Who’s with me?
*All images were collected around the net hence belonging to their rightful owners (as marked on the pictures).
This is nothing new since it has been like years back that Hu Ge mentioned this in one of his interviews. But I just thought of something that I gotta share. In case anyone didn’t read or hear about it yet, Hu Ge had said that if he was in some Jin Yong adaptation, he would pick to be Ling Hu Chong (令狐沖). However, he also said that there have been numerous adaptations in the past already so it would not be highly likely that he would be able to fulfill this wish.
So adaptations aside, I thought if he had a chance, he would be perfect for the role. Why? I was just listening to music and suddenly remember some parts from Chinese Paladin. (Don’t ask, my mind is random like that.) Anyway, the part I was thinking about was from the first part when Xiao Yao kept drinking away and suffering with how Ling Er was leaving him. Whatever, I don’t really remember that much anymore. Then Yue Ru kept having to take care of him while he was drunk. (Though she could choose not to, I know, BUT this is not about the catfight topic, so I shouldn’t even go on regarding that.) That part was really well done because he managed to capture the essence of his character. Then it somehow reminded me of the part where Ling Hu Chong got drunk because Yue Ling Shan misunderstood him–AGAIN. Then along came Ren Ying Ying who was in search of the music score and of course she was told Ling Hu Chong had it. She found Ling Hu Chong all drunk and mumbling away, which she attempted to take care of him. (This was actually in TVB’s ’80s version with CYF and Rebecca Chan.)
Bottom line? Seeing Hu Ge in those scenes, I thought he could make a more convincing Ling Hu Chong than some of the recent adaptations. Too bad…
The main sect involved in the whole battle against evil for both parts. Yet I felt that the group in part 3 was more righteous. It probably made more sense since part 3 was the prequel to part 1 and that the people of the earlier generations were less technical about how things should be done and cared more about the well being of mankind. At first, I was really pissed off at the Mt. Shu students for acting high and mighty at times. But in the later parts, they were seen as more righteous and admirable. Not to mention how they did not hesitate to help mankind all around–regardless of how ungrateful those people were. And perhaps they’ve formed a bond with Jing Tian and the others so they were willing to fight that one guy to retrieve Mao Mao’s flesh.
Regarding those love complications revolving around Chang Qing’s character and much, much more, I’ll have to save it for a later post since I feel it needs much more time to consider with so much going on with that story alone.
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