Handsome Siblings 2018: Cast

I’m behind on this since they already posted the cast and some behind-the-scenes footage. Go here for their official Weibo page.

The role of Hua Wu Que (花無缺) went to Hu Yi Tian (胡一天).

As for Xiao Yu Er (小魚兒), he will be portrayed by Chen Zhe Yuan (陈哲远).

Vicky Liang (梁婧娴) will portray Tie Xin Lan (鐵心蘭).

As for Su Ying (蘇櫻), she will be portrayed by Liang Jie (梁洁).

The villain of this series Jiang Bie He (江別鶴) aka Jiang Qin (江琴) will be portrayed by Gallen Lo.

Jiang Bie He’s son, Jiang Yu Lang (江玉郎) will be portrayed by Zhou Jun Chao (周骏超).

Tay Ping Hui is also in here and will be portraying the role of Yan Nan Tian (燕南天).

Yao Yue (邀月), the head of Yi Hua Palace, is portrayed by Nikita Mao (毛林林).

The second leader of Yi Hua Palace and also Yao Yue’s sister, Lian Xing (憐星), will be portrayed by Meng Li (孟丽).

Little Fairy (小仙子) Zhang Jing (張菁) will be portrayed by Wang Zhen (王禛). And omg, really? Red again? I had to halt update and went to check on her name. I never read the novel properly and do not know what was supposed to be her style. But seriously? I’m so overwhelmed by the red outfits for female characters in recent years. It would have been better to have her wearing green or blue. Light colors, of course.

Zhou Bin (周斌) will portray Gu Ren Yu (顧人玉).

Anyway, moving on, the character Mu Rong Jiu (慕容九) will be portrayed by Shao Yun (邵芸). And that looks like pink. Not fond of the red background either although I know they tried to make it look cool and blend in with her outfit.

Will Song ( 宋文作 ) will portray the character Black Spider (黑蜘蛛).

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Handsome Siblings: New Adaptation

Yes, there will be another adaptation of it. However, it is Huace doing it. They’re once again teaming up with Perfect World Pictures–after the success of The Legend of the Condor Heroes. (Go here for the article.)

There are no words of the cast involved yet but they’ll be working on the script and other details for now. We’ll just have to wait, lol. But I wonder how they’ll tackle it with this version. On the announcement, it is said to be 50 episodes, but who knows? There was a poll on Huace’s page awhile back asking about the possible cast. I think I chose Yang Yang to be Hua Wu Que (花無缺). I don’t know about Xiao Yu Er (小魚兒) since I couldn’t imagine anyone in that role yet.

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The Legend of the Condor Heroes 2016: Guo Jing and Huang Rong – Valentine’s Special

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day (duh, I know) so Huace shared a poster of the main couple together, which was fine with me.

What got even cuter was when William took to his Weibo account to share how he was going to invite Rong Er to watch the show together. It was an attempt to promote the show but also a cute message of the two. She responded in a totally random way but it was still funny.

The point? If I wasn’t sold on this couple before, I’m sold now. (In fact, they’re like my favorite Guo Jing and Huang Rong after Felix and Barbara.)

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The Legend of the Condor Heroes 2016: Guo Jing and Huang Rong – Part II

More cute pictures–more or less–of these two.

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The Legend of the Condor Heroes 2017: First Impressions

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So, how was it? After watching just two episodes, I will say that it has potential. At first, I was nitpicking and was wondering why they were fighting soooo slow during the snow scene at the beginning. It was like in slow motion instead of real-time. Yet when it moved on to the later parts, they were fighting in real-time so I was reassured. Why am I picking on the fighting? Seriously, this is wuxia after all, so I think it’s justified to be worried. And indeed, some of the fighting scenes were quite exaggerated, but I think it made me believe some characters were actually worth their title or reputation within the jianghu realm, instead of some short fighting scenes and some lame compliments to convince that they were actually good in their martial arts techniques or whatever.

Anyway, I will say I like it so far. The pace is just right. However, I know that the drag usually happens with later episodes, considering how they just managed to work out the story of the older generation.

What else? Oh yeah, they used the music of TVB’s ’80s version. Usually, I will say it’s a bad idea (because I did laugh at some people for using music from old adaptations by replacing new singers to sing, etc). But in this case, I felt it was nicely used. They, of course, changed the mix and it has become like a softer version.

(Credit: HuaCe)