Water Margin (水浒传)

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The first few stories were very exciting and intriguing to watch considering how story of the 108 heroes of Liang Shan. (Of course, it wasn’t 100% accurate but the rough story was fine.) However,  things started to turn downhill when they decided to focus too much on a certain character. They really ruined some of the major characters in here, causing frustration and other conflicts to arise. It was sheer stupidity and I couldn’t believe such a brilliant character had been ruined. But it was all right. At least some of the most favorites weren’t ruined. Average series overall. With mainland China doing the show, there were lots of people to see.

Chao Gai was really a hero, really righteous and always look after his brothers. He was a very respectable man. Too bad his life ended in tragedy. Other memorable characters were Lu Zhi Shen, Lin Chong, Wu Song, Hua Rong, and Xiao Yu (Yan Qing). Others that were the original seven that Chao Gai had recruited at the beginning were also very funny and cool in a way. Too bad.

Xiao Yu’s ending was really nice and touching in a way because he and his sworn sister, Li Shi Shi, got to travel the world together instead of staying behind to get killed.

As I mentioned, a character was ruined so bad, which was Song Jiang. A disappointment, considering he was supposed to be both kind and clever.

Haven’t read the novel yet but will hunt it down to read later. But my mom gave me a brief summary. Will read it on my own to see what the difference was.

Posted (on Xanga): October 24, 2008

Re-posted: Sunday, April 18th, 2010

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