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Just the other day, I was reading Wallace’s latest article translated by the awesome team on his Vietnamese Fan Page. Anyway, I was reading his response to Question #8 and I swear he nailed it. He said that the majority of the ancient dramas nowadays use idols style costumes but in an ancient setting. That’s what I’ve been trying to explain to others all these times but they don’t get it! Seriously, it has been like that recently. It doesn’t matter if people say the costumes and techniques for filming used are better and advanced now hence better dramas. I get it that the technology has helped reduce some work for the production team and less enduring hours at times, especially the BTS crew. BUT the whole feeling of the ancient realm, especially in a sense of wuxia and jianghu feeling, it had gone down. There are special exceptions, especially with those productions people think it’s boring yet it’s more consistent with the setting of those past times. So the point? I’m so looking forward to The Great Protector.