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.

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The Legend of the Condor Heroes 2016: The Seven Freaks of Jiangnan

Okay, more updates.

Wang Kui Rong (王奎荣) as Ke Zhen E (柯鎮惡), the leader of the group.

Ji Chen Mu (姬晨牧) as Zhu Cong (朱聰), the brain of the group.

Wang Chun Yuan (王春元) as Han Bao Ju (韓寶駒).

Ma Jing Jing (马京京) as Nan Xi Ren (南希仁).

Xin Peng (信鹏) as Zhang A Sheng (張阿生).

Long De (龙德) as Quan Jin Fa (全金發).

Xiao Yin (肖茵) as Han Xiao Ying (韓小瑩), the only female member of the group.

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