The Legend of the Condor Heroes

Year:2008

Section:Chinese TV Series

Genre:Martial Arts, Period

Number of Episodes:50

Language: Chinese (Mandarin)

Average Rating:       (out of 14 ratings)

Synopsis:

The idol version of Jin Yong's "Legend of the Condor Heroes" starring Hu Ge as Guo Jing, Ariel Lin as Huang Rong, Yuen Hong as Yang Kang, and Liu Shi Shi as Mu Nian Ci. This TV series is produced by the same company that made "Shao Nian Yang Jia Jiang" (The Young Warriors) so expect to see a similar style. The series also takes on a different interpretation of the character of Yang Kang and focuses quite a bit more on him than the original story. Fans can decide if this is good or bad!



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The Legend of the Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: mimigirl165 April 09, 2010

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Plot (3/5) I was pretty disappointed with the plot. The main idea of LOCH is about Huang Rong and Guo Jing. I felt however, that the plot was focused more on Yang Kang and Mu Nian Ci. They wasted too much time on the two and in the end,had to squish the events into one episode. Also, there were too many flashbacks. In my opinion, they should take one episode away from Yang Kang and Mu Nian Ci and put it...

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The Legend of the Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: thythy December 25, 2008

Rating: 3.0 out of 5

After I have heard about the hypes centering this series, I gave it a shot. I was/am always a fan of Felix and to me, I thought during the time I was watching the new version, he was and is going to be The Guo Jing up to date. This story is very popular so I am going to save the details for those who have read the novel many times. I am just going to go...

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The Legend of the Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: drymonkey September 16, 2008

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Cast Hu Ge as Guo Jing Ariel Lin Yi Chen as Huang Rong Yuan Hong as Yang Kang Liu Shi Shi as Mu Nian Ci Plot (3.5/5) As the saying goes, "if it's not broken, don't fix it". Well, the director decided to take it one step further and performed a makeover, at least on Yang Kang's (YK) character. The result? Well, at least in my eyes, is the same look Guo Jing (GJ) has when he's trying to figure out Wu...

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The Legend of the Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: smrter_v September 15, 2008

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Synopsis: I know it can be terribly frustrating when people assume others know a story and don't bother explaining what its about, so I'll give a short summary. Basically, China is being invaded, and there are two men who are sworn brothers and Chinese patriots. A Daoist priest assasinates a corrupt official and the priest and these two men become friends. It happens that these two men are about to both become fathers, as both their wives are pregnant. The Daoist...

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The Legend of the Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: kblyear August 15, 2008

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Synopsis There are 4 productions of this story, and also the novel, I think is quite familiar. So I will skip the details about the plot. The cast Huang Rong This Huang Rong was really captivating, she could bring many side of Huang Rong’s characters, she was able to look as a young teenage girl who likes to play and naughty and yet more mature, when Huang Rong’s character grown up. With Barbara Yung, they are my favorite one . I really like...

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The Legend of the Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: Dolphin_bay July 29, 2008

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

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The Legend of the Condor Heroes

Reviewed by: saranghaeyo July 26, 2008

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

"The Legend of the Condor Heroes" can be considered the most "epic" out of all of Jin Yong's works not only because it is the one most people are familiar with, but it also marks the beginning of a legendary trilogy - “The Condor Trilogy”. The story revolves around a gullible but noble protagonist, Guo Jing, his witty and sassy partner, Huang Rong, and their various adventures in the world known as the “Jiang Hu.” The first time I saw...

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Member Ratings

Apop Harris

10-04-2011 12:17 AM

     

Despite of minor plot holes, the casting and acting are highly satisfying! Yes it's true it has twist which somewhat different from the book, but other classic scenes such as "Marriage Duel between Guo Jing and Ouyang Ke", "Beggar Sect meeting where Huang Rong beated Yang Kang" , or “First time Guo Jing saw Huang Rong as a girl” turn out to be the most accurate and exciting scenes compare to 1983, 1994, 2003! I honestly hesitated to watch it at the beginning, because I saw Hu Ge in the picture and I thought he's too handsome, not convincing as Guo Jing! I used to believe this is only a bunch of pretty faces ruined Jin Yong masterpiece. But hey, I was so wrong! Pretty faces CAN act too! They showed real emotions and impressed me! I'm usually 80’s fanatic/Jin Yong purist, but I can say this movie has the best Guo Jing, Huang Rong, Yang Kang, Hong Qi Qong, Ouyang Ke and Wanyen Hunglieh compare to older versions! (For Huang Yaoshi, I still think nobody can beat Kenneth Tsang)


DerekKwok

08-14-2010 12:22 AM

     

The movie drags on too much. Fighting was good but not enough battles. Would have been better if it was narrowed down to 40 episodes. 50 episodes made it boring.


xiaolong

06-02-2010 08:32 AM

     

I gave this a 5 star rating because casting and chemistry between the actors are important to me. Yes, there are some WTF plot-holes (e.g. how can WYHL beat QCJ? - though this gave an explanation for a problem that had bugged me for years, i.e. why didn't QCJ take YK and BXR away from the Jins). The main actors (GJ, HR, YK, MNC) look right for their roles and captured that spirit of youthful exuberance that is true to the novel but was missing from other LOCH adaptations.


huk

04-05-2010 02:40 AM

     

I saw parts of this on youtube. I can tell you one thing: Ariel Lin as Huang Rong SUCKS. It seems like she passed acting school by looking good, making baby sounds, and having the right connections. She doesn't sound smart, she doesn't act smart, and she has a total of about 3 different facial expressions. It is as if she just reads her lines and acts on the spot; very little emotional depth, very little thought. Also the directing is HORRIBLE. Amateurs should not be allowed to direct a tv series like this.


dojima_no_ryu

04-01-2010 08:09 PM

     

In any case, perhaps due to my fidelity to the 80s original TVB serials I've always avoided watching the subsequent versions.
However out of curiosity I recetly started watching HSDS 2009 (my fav of the trilogy, for some reason zhang chuishan and mufasa aka xie xun - have always been my fav JY characters), and boy within hours all my fears were banished and I was thoroughly impressed :). The scenery is epic , soundtracks were movie like and the overall experience just felt more real.

I did feel a bit strange at first to listen to characters speak mandarin rather than cantonese, after a brief adjustment period I realised that mandarin is more in actual fact more appros to JY than canto. Another adjustment for me to make was in the style of acting; The more emotive mainland style fits the epicness of JY much more than the often lackadasical style of TVB acting.
Sorry for the rambling and long winded post. I'm looking fwd to sharing thoughts with everyone on this forum!


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