Binge Watching Wuxia

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“Mei Chaofeng (Cyclone Mei” Cedar Park, 2022

I spent most of the day binge-watching the 2017 Chinese television drama version of The Legend of the Condor Heroes. There are 52 episodes in total, and I think I made it up to episode 12 or so. It’s so good!

I am delighted that the characters match (more or less) the image I had when I was reading the books. Even the settings are how I thought they should look. And I am pleased that my favorite character, Cyclone Mei Chaofeng, is so sinister and deadly.

The kung fu moves are great as well – way more complex than I was expecting from a television series. Very impressive.

So far, the plot is sticking close to the books, but they did expand upon things a little bit (in good ways). I just hope that the villains stay villains. There are some signs that one of them might actually become good (please no!!!) but we’ll see.

For now, I am enjoying this series a lot!

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