This could have been 8 silly posts if I do not feel exactly like a very beat sloth. zzzzzzzzz
I just finished marathoning a heartwarming desk-flipping-histrionics-less TVB drama w/ highschool bestie hours ago. One which does not insult the intelligence (SURPRISE!!!!), warm, cute and endearing and brimming with heart and no frills. It’s not brilliant and masterfully written but it’s as simple as the hint of warmth from the setting sun while driving home at the end of a long day, it just makes me smile a little, from the bottom of my heart and forget snark has any bearing in my being.
O MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY @____@
If you are a fiend of TVB wuxia of the 80s, I dare you to not squeeeeeeeeee and be frozen with your 'mind is BLOWN!' face after seeing any of this (if you haven't, ie me) for the next wk or foreseeable future.
Even if you don't, the time warping awesome memes r to die for!!!
1) We have the handsomest prettiest man ever in Cdramaland Leslie, ohhhh soo young and the young Joey Wang fresh off their explosive CPdom of Chinese Ghost Story. *sooo young and too much gorgeousness around and gosh my heart is bleeding TT___TT* To witness Leslie at his most dazzling: himself in modern clothes, crooning and SMILING, and Joey also in her most out of this world gorgeous: as XiaoSin and STILL rocking the chemistry fake-playing guzheng? I am lost for words.
2) A young, boyishly dashing Andy Lau will forever be my perfect Yang Guo, he's also my vote of doing a best acting job amongst the trifecta of best known YG (Louis Koo, Huang XiaoMing and Andy). My forever favorite Leslie played YG in an 80s B movie, but he's too flawlessly femininely pretty for the role. I don't care too much about XLN, and imo Carmen Lee is a very limited actress but she encapsulated XLN's aura the best. *I find Idy a bit too melodramatic like a Lin DaiYu in looks when a XLN should be too removed fr world and out of touch of being a human being to feel or care or angst. Same token, LYF is too cute and warm like a babydoll.* To my surprise Andy and Carmen looked so matching together and channeling their YG and XLN singing a duet. Now i wished they did that 90s RoCH with Andy+Carmen instead. *I've just never felt any connection with Louis K on screen at all*
3. Barbara Yung and Felix Wong. Singing the most perfect drama title song EVER, there will never be a poet turn lyricist as talented as Jim Wong in Cdramaland (RIP *sob*) and there won't be a better song+lyric team than Jim and Joseph Koo. The counterpoint duet consisted of two perfectly constructed succinct poems to two harmonizing separate melodies merging in unison at the chorus like the hero and heroine in the epic, the flawlessly contructed song brought home a lot of the breathtaking visuals and emotions described in the masterpiece throughout its verse, the chorus…even the coda. I was awed as a kid and more so now the fact memorable thematically matching theme song for a wuxia is an extinction. And! Felix! Bow! Dancing! 'Nough said. *sobbbbbbb and cryyyyyyyy some more*
Because there's not enough of Leslie+Joey goodness,
Leslie and Joey doing the talk show promo in TW:
Gaaaaahhhh now I desperately need to rewatch LoCH83 and RoCH85 (I like this drama adapt more than the novel proper, unheard of, and of course major Blasphemy! for any JinYung) and Chinese Ghost Story. and then MUST rewatch Leslie classics. Can't do unless there's a rabbit hole with 48-hrs day in it.