i'm up to ep 28 now (well, i started at 15 - around guangming ding part >_<). so far i like zwj and zm. dc makes for a steadfast person in anything but love. and there's no need to repeat about ady. but yet i feel like they didn't really care who they cast for the minor supporting characters so long as they're happy with zwj and his girls. everyone looks like thugs all the way from kongdong to shaolin. i understand they're wulin people, but the menacing effect is a bit distracting. i'd imagine the monks to look more benevolent, and the wudang brothers to be better looking (i mean, syq did have yu mien meng chang for a son). furthermore, xiao yao er xian are erm... not quite xian-like. it was hard to watch the recount of guangming ding 30 yrs past. i mean, really, the whole point of an adaptation is so that i don't have to imagine. that it's all painted out for me. and i also didn't feel any chemistry from the wudang brothers. plus there wasn't much interaction between zzr and zwj prior to wan-an si . i only know she likes him because i know the story, but it'd be hard to convince me otherwise. and that cat fight with zm in the straw hut, was that ever in the book? i've always thought zzr to have more dignity than that. this gal is now way too petty. sure, zzr may be nuts, but she's got the whole composed angelic act down. basically i feel so disengaged with the series. *sigh* 1986 is still my favorite afterall.