Number of Episodes:6
Average Rating: (out of 4 ratings)
The cast list for "Yang's Saga" is not a mistake. TVB managed to create a cohesive story with many of its best actors and actresses of all time, either as leads or guest stars. "Yang's Saga" also gathers the 5 Tigers of the Golden 80's period - Andy Lau, Felix Wong, Miu Kiu Wai, Tony Leung, and Kent Tong together in the same drama for the first time. Taking place during the Northern Sung dynasty, the plot is about the seven young brothers of the Yang warrior family who will soon go off to war to fight the Liao invaders. Political machinations by the corrupt Prime Minister cause their demise and rang true the prophecy - "seven sons leave, one son returns". In the short span of 6 fast-paced episodes, you will still care for the characters as they meet their fall. Watch this especially for the charming performance from Tony Leung as the youngest and mischievous Yang Yin Ji. Leslie Cheung's themesong for this series is also a classic.
As much as I despise Wong Jing's tactic of bringing a hoardful of popular artists together in one series, I fell in love helplessly with this TVB series that used the similar technique. To be fair, this serial was produced as an anniversary series, thus very short in length and was basically the only fault that I could find with it. The detailed summary with spoiler can be found at Felix Wong's web site: http://lavender.fortunecity.com/stroheim/638/saga.html The...Add a Review read more