I suggest watching a drama for its own merits before comparing it to previous versions. Everyone's view is different, so judging for yourself is a good way to go. Maybe you can watch some MVs to get a 'taste' of what some scenes are like from the series?Originally Posted by nancie
And no, the producers of LOCH08' are not the same who came out with HXM's Lu Ding Ji (a ZJZ production).
I wouldn't base my 'bests' on TVB productions. It is an adaptation of a novel, so I'd base it on the novel if I were to base it on anything. And no, this is not being a 'fanatical novel purist' but offering a point base to compare from. As enjoyable as the TVB version was, it was really quite melo-dramatic. The novel can still take my breath away at every repeated reading.
@FishingPole: Cool username!
Interesting how LOCH08' retained major events in the story but just shifted some timeline wise, e.g. YK and GJ competition was at the end rather than near the start. Loved OYK's fighting prowess despite being crippled when the Jin were surrounded by the Mongols. Funny how filming of HR's 'coronation' as head of the Beggar Following (I never thought 'clan' or 'cult' was appropriate for the meaning of 'bang') coincided with Ariel's own birthday. I still believed they tried too hard with YK's character (script writers must've been obssessed with YK)..."If I don't lie I won't recognise who I am", meant to be angsty and meaningful but just came across to me as an unwillingness to take responsibility for the things one says or does. I don't really feel YH has that innately noble presence I associate with YK, and his 'evil' looks just seemed petulant to me.