about gossip girl...putting in to spoiler since i think its off topic..
Originally Posted by Suet Seung
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I saw about two episodes of gossip girl and gave up, the series was undoubtedly good but it was hard for me to connect to any characters, I don't understand their mentality, their motivation or their ideals. Maybe because I was never really one of the 'in' crowds and still find it odd why people need more then 3 pairs of shoes.
Their constant backstabbing, and fake emotions really turn me off, same reason as why I never liked Veronica Mars. There are just some things I can't forgive.
As I am a generally more family orientated person, I think Summer Desire fits me quite well, I like the heroin and can understand her actions perfectly, while the two guys (i find very annoying) are much like a deep dark secret that you would wish for. Who doesn't want two totally hot and rich guys fight over them.
The series isn't as great as I was hopping it to be, but I've always been more of a book fan, even though I adore movies, I get too distracted by editing, directing, sound, lighting...all that little stuff.
Its funny how you list exchanging partners since from my count XM broke up with OC once five years ago, and now broke up with LX and got back with OC. I think two break ups in 6 years is quite alright.
Though I agree that the series is really losing my interest...the constant waiting for it to come out every week is also getting on my nerves but the last two episodes has been too draggy for my taste, although there were some outstanding scenes, most lacked that 'dramatic' atmosphere I had wanted them to have. I adore drama...like I adore Curse of the Golden Flower.
episode 13 picked up a little with...
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I think this scene was done very well, Barbie Xu really gave me hope in this scene, then took it away again in the next. I don't know If I like her or not right now. At the start I really liked her, but towards the middle and end where she was required to show more emotions, she was to tamed for my taste.
BUT i do agree with xiao long...anyone but Lin Chiling...my god...she almost ruined Red Cliff for me. Lin Chiling as Xiao Qian? What where the producers smoking...I would have avoided this series completely if Lin Chiling was XM.
If XM had been Zhang Ziyi, Shu Qi, Vicky Zhao or Liu Yifei I would have avoided it as well. I think Liu Yifei is really cute, but she's not really my idea of a XM character, for one, they would have to get a real little kid to play her brother. Vicky Zhao was never beautiful to me, neither was Shu Qi or Lin Chiling. Zhang Ziyi was okay, I liked her at the psychotic chick in Rush Hour 2. I never found Barbie Xu beautiful either, I still don't think she's beautiful but she looks quite good in some shoots.
random question, if you had a choice, who would you have cast as the leads?