Merry Christmas n Happy New Year!!
I love this version especially. It's much better than Singapore's version as it stays true to the original storyline. Moreover, Jackie Liu as Linghu Chong is extremely adorable!! Well, i have a few more episodes left before it finishes . Before this, i was watching " Demi Gods, Semi Demons"(1997 version). Felix Wong as Kiu Fung becomes my all time favourite character. A leader of beggar(Gai Bang ) sect who turned into a nobody 'khitan' descendant to becoming the general of Da liao.
The main story centers around Kiu Fung. At a Gai Bang meeting, he finds out that he is of the Khitans, a race Han people fear and despise. He resigns his position as Gai Bang Leader after he realizes that his ethnicity would lead to the Gai Bang splitting up. Instead, he goes to find the person who arranged his parents' deaths. On his journey, he saves the life of a maid named Ah Chu, and the two fall in love. However, he accidentally kills her later when she disguised herself as her father, whom Kiu Fung thought was the "evil leader". Kiu Fung then looked after Ah Chu's sister and became a general for the Khitan Emperor. Soon after, he finds out that the "evil leader" was a respected Shaolin monk and that his biological father was still alive. (I know it sounds confusing, but it will make sense if you watch the show). Kiu Fung later commits suicide to show that he wasn't a traitor to the Hans or the Khitans. This show has so many twisted plots that keeps you guessing all the time.
Ah Chu and Kiu Fung
So much drama but so little time. Louis Cha's drama series are seriously addictive. I have learnt a quite a number of Chinese phrases and some historial facts about China after watching it. It's indeed educational as well. No wonder the Singapore govt wants to implement it as prescribed Chinese literature reading. Yum.