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The Return of the Condor Heroes
The Return of the Condor Heroes 2006

ROCH'06 had so much potential but Zhang Jizhong pretty much killed it with the horrible editing (large chunks of scenes, even important ones were chopped mercilessly), sucky music, exaggerated CGI, over-the-top fighting (dancing semi-naked with flowers in the sky and flying up pass the mountains etc) and most importantly, lack of chemistry between the main leads which was made worse by the unnecesary time wasted on long-shots and plentiful scenes of the couple staring or smiling dumbly at each other as well as the painfully and annoying long-takes of Liu Yifei doing nothing but staring blankly into space with the wind blowing in her hair. Those stupid scenes shouldn't even be there in the 1st place. If they could put those scenes in, they jolly well could improve on the editing and put in scenes essential to the development of the plot and storyflow.

The Charm Beneath
The Charm Beneath 2005

I thought this was a pretty good series, rather interesting plot and decent acting. Sadly it was rather under-hyped as compared to some other serials. Gigi was excellent in here (even more so than some of her other works); great crying scenes (esp at her father's death bed), was witty, sarcastic and intelligent all at once..plus she looked really classy and sophisticated as a wealthy lady.

The Charm Beneath
The Charm Beneath 2005

I thought this was a pretty good series, rather interesting plot and decent acting. Sadly it was rather under-hyped as compared to some other serials. Gigi was excellent in here (even more so than some of her other works); great crying scenes (esp at her father's death bed), was witty, sarcastic and intelligent all at once..plus she looked really classy and sophisticated as a wealthy lady.

Xiao Ao Jiang Hu
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu 2001

I liked this version of XAJH alot as well. Contrary to Zhang Jizhong's later JY adaptations, the cast, especially the leads (LYP and Xu Qing) in here is very strong and delivered excellent performances.

The Dance of Passion
The Dance of Passion 2006

I didnt quite enjoy DOP as compared to WAB. Gigi Lai's Ming Fung was however, one of the positive elements of the series. Ming Fung is probably the most unique and outstanding character out of all the females and Gigi delievered a splendid performance for the part. And I do agree that Ada Choi is somewhat a miscast for Jiu Yook.

The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils
The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 2003

i thought the portrayals of qiao feng, ah zhu and ah zi were the best of all adaptations. but, overall, i still prefer loch02 over this.

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