On a happier note, I couldn't stop laughing from watching this Huan Zhu parody!!
Title: Diary of ErKang's infidelities
Last edited by JoleCole; 07-23-11 at 01:31 AM.
Need to stop being lazy...
by the way i hate the fact that benjamin is the one who draws the letter for XYZ. I mean it was supposed to be XYZ who draws the picture. It's ridiculous how she runs to him for everything.
lol i think i might will continue watch this series when i know at which ep does this benjamin guy will disappear and wont see him again.. he is just so F#$#$# annoying.... i thought i am watching HZGG?. am i not? .. i think i will believe it if someone told me i was watching somethings called. "benjamin in the Qing dynasty" LMAO.... churr
According to the new 8mins trailer, it seems like XiaoJian would meet and love Qing'er at right as he appeared. It means there would not have the "love triangle" between YongQi-XYZ-XiaoJian which is my favorite part of HZGG 2. I really enjoy how YongQi got jealous with XiaoJian instead of those stupid scenes between YongQi-Benjamin in this new version.
I despair over the NHZGG. It is a complete joke. an utter joke. maybe it was meant to be like that.
I did try, very hard, to like the new XYZ. but she annoys me. she doesn't have the endearing warm charm that Zhaowei portrayed. Lisheng's XYZ is whiny, bratty........and always seems to want her own way. her performance tires me out, with her endless shouts, screamings, cryings and demand for things to be done her way. I don't feel her heart or love for either the servants or ziwei........something that i felt was genuine in the original. she seems to be saying things because she's supposed to.
Benjamin is a nice guy. I do like him. but not in this series. He appears in WAY too many scenes.........and he feels so 'extra'! he seems more like a lead than either erkang or yongqi. and its not supposed to be the case! the storyline changes in ridiculous ways just to accomodate him. Chocolate? Seriously.
New Ziwei.........sweet, dainty..........but she doesn't seem to have the character Lin Xin Ru portrayed. I'll wait for her torture scenes to comment further.
New Empress........I really do like Sheren Tang, but the Empress seems to be somewhat of a joke in this new series. She's not scary at all. I blame the music that accompanies her whenever she's around. The new Rongmomo doesn't help either, by looking so kind. I now realise how good an actress the old RMM was. she was evil to the CORE.
It is unfortunate...........HZGG was supposed to be a classic romantic drama with comedic elements, not a comedy with classic romantic elements.
But then again, QY personally picked out this new XYZ. I'm pretty sure QY picked this applicant based on how similar she is to Vicki (lookwise and voice-wise).
Actually, let me defend the new XYZ a bit. I don't think she purposely tries to impersonate Vicki since she actually talks like that in real life. I saw quite a few of her interviews and the Happy Camp episode; her real voice does sounds the same as the XYZ she portrays in the drama.
I think a large part of the New HZGG's failure should be on Qiong Yao. She did a terrible job rewriting the new story and much of the comedy that made the original so successful got replaced by ludicrousness and mundane superfluous characters. I heard that supposedly the second part of the new HZGG should bear the "meat" of the overall storyline and the part one is just a prelude/background story. I'm praying for it to get better cuz honestly, my patience is wearing down. And I had A LOT OF PATIENCE for this drama.
Last edited by JoleCole; 07-26-11 at 09:19 PM.
Need to stop being lazy...
However, for those who still love the HZGG story, it's highly recommended that you guys try to watch episode 15+16. To me, they are the only interesting episodes from the first 20 ones so far. The acting of Ziwei and Erkang in the above 2 episodes is much better than I expected.
It scares me how much this new XYZ resembles the old XYZ in terms of looks, acting, and even her voice. But I still like the old XYZ better since this new character seems to be way more clueless and even stupid... Like others have said, this new HZGG seems to have a lot of comedic elements even for the villains. The Empress is too nice, so is RMM. When I watched the scene in episode 19 (or 18?) where Empress didn't want to drink the medicine and was getting chased around, I got so annoyed! How can a mere eunuch even think of doing that without the Empress killing them? Same for the scene when the 4 servants were trying to prevent the Empres and RMM from leaving while XYZ was out of the palace. I think it's time to consider this new HZGG as more of a comedy romance...
However, I saw a trailer of the Empress torturing Zi Wei and that scene was much more scarier and fitting.
Last edited by merrygocow; 07-27-11 at 02:51 AM.
I watched the first few episodes and I thought it was alright. It wasn't that bad.
Hey anyone know the ratings of the drama? Has it been doing well on Hunan Tv?
It sounds like this version of XYZ is closer to HZGG2's version, unfortunately...which I guess shouldn't be a surprise since Qiong Yao obviously thought HZGG2 was a great idea.