First let me get this out of my system after reading the review http://www.spcnet.tv/tvb_yitin00d.shtml :
Absolute no offense to the reviewer but she give rate it 5 stars? Good lord!
Not only that but to say Lawerence was better than Tony Leung and Adam Cheng? Charmaine was actually great at portraying Chu Chi Yerk? Sheren Tang was ten folds better at portraying Chu Chi Yerk than Charmaine can ever do in her whole acting career.
Gigi Lai was good as Chiu Man but I still see some flaws.
Personally I prefered Simon Yam and DoDo Cheng as Cheung Chui San and Yan Soso and I think the Mo Dang 7 Heroes of HSDS86' looked their part more than those extra's that played Mo Dang Heroes. Those so called actors, did not look the part and certainly did not act the part. In HSDS 86, we saw more brotherhood between all seven heroes and more heroicness than these background furniture type actors who just stood there and watch everything happen to Cheung Chui San dying. I remembered 1986 version had six heroes crowding around while this new version just stood there...and then the 86' version even comforted Yan SoSo, if i remembered right...dah...
I KNOW that we all have the right of having our own opinions but OMG did hell just freezed over when HSDS2000 got a five star review?
Even Jin Yong the creator/Author did not like HSDS2000. Didn't he disallow TVB making adaptations of his novels after HSDS2000 was made?
HSDS is far from the most perfect adaptation or series! It's the worst! I just can't stand or sit here and not express my opposition towards this review. Again. I'm not here to flame or curse the reviewer. I just CAN NOT agree to giving this below mediocore series FIVE wholesome stars!
In my book, I'd give it half a star just to be nice.