• He and Zhu Yilong were so awesome in Guardian even though that show was horribly made, I look forward to watching this show, and any future work from both him and ZYL. I heard Det. L's set up borrows a lot from BBC's Sherlock but hopefully that ends up being a good thing instead of coming off as a low grade rip off.
  • @abcd I was wondering the same thing, why are ppl just coming down on JW when it obviously takes two to tango in these cases and AH is the one who is unfaithful, so I'm glad that he's getting hate for what he's done too. I'm disappointed that SC chose to stay with him, career-wise and finance-wise she really doesn't need him, but ultimately that's her load to carry so it's really none of my business or anyone elses. Women just need to idolize only her career and not her personal life.
  • @hohliu But you may very well look younger than Joe Chen. It's not just the numerical age but it's also the facial feautures and complexion. Some people just age better, and some people don't. It's genetics, it's life.
  • Some actresses can pull off a younger role, but some actresses just have to come to terms with the fact that they've graduated from that phase. Joe Chen definitely has graduated...she simply cannot pull off a teenager part...to even portray someone in their twenties would be pushing it for her at this point. What makes it worse is that Chen Xiao looks obviously younger than her, so every time they're together, you're just reminded she's an older woman, even though her role isn't written that way. When the age mismatch actually distracts the audience from getting into the show, it's time to face reality instead of being bitter about it. But a part of the issue may also be there just aren't enough meaty roles for older actresses so they're forced to either take on these roles meant for younger women or nothing else.
  • @jimmyszeto It's a fair question. If only a list of detestable female celebrities were published and no one else did a list of detestable male celebrities, it's hard to argue there isn't some degree of sexism involved. Plus, it'd be equally interesting to see which male celebrities are considered detestable.
  • @anon I agree, it's completely inferior to Yanxi. The dialogue was especially horrible. It was fun seeing so many of the Yanxi cast again, but that novelty soon wore off because the story was distractingly mediocre. I was so excited about Wu Jinyan and Nie Yuan being a couple again, but since they weren't really, they didn't have the chemistry that they had in Yanxi. Overall the show was just a huge disappointment and a waste of all the Yanxi cast members.
  • He's a bag of vomit and she's a loser for staying with him. Poor woman must have no self esteem whatsoever.
  • I am so looking forward to this! LOVED the chemistry between Wu Jinyan and Nie Yuan in Yanxi! So glad they are paired up again! I hope their love story has a happy ending in this show! Can't wait!
  • @dalebaines She was truly a rare beauty and talent with such a tragic life. I hope she can now finally experience the happiness that she never got to have when she was on this earth.
  • Such heartbreaking news! Ms. Lam was really one of the most beautiful women to ever grace the screens with real talent too. I hope she is in a much better place now where she can attain the peace and happiness denied her in life.
  • Oh no! That's so sad! RIP Mr. Ngok!
  • SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS: I found the ending to be completely unsatisfying. The big scene with the villain felt rushed, and I feel Wallace Huo underplayed that scene too much. There should have been more witnesses present to all the horrible crimes she committed to make it more satisfying. And worse of all, the main eunuch who supported her and influenced her had died a quick, easy death and was not made to suffer at all, while her maid and the other eunuch she had by her side were allowed to live and take care of her even though they committed a lot of the crimes for her. It made no sense. Qianlong's daughter who stirred the pot a lot and was just as guilty of causing a lot of the problems in his harem was never mentioned again; it would have been satisfying to see her react to the fact that the concubine she had been supporting all this time was one of the most evil human beings in the world. The last episode felt choppy: I guess they cut 10 episodes out? I would love to see what they cut out. As for the deterioration of the relationship between Qianlong and Ruyi, it was done in a way that there is no logical way anyone could ever sympathize with Qianlong again. He had an innocent man tortured out of jealousy, basically; he was irredeemable after that. And I agree with @funnlim above, Zhou Xun was way too passive, in both expressions and actions. Her character never wised up until it was too late, and even then her performance was so half-hearted she was like a zombie sleepwalking through the role. I know some people will call that restraint, but it's a very fine line between restraint and just underperformance. As the 'heroine' of the show, she is really the most inactive, frustrating heroine ever. She really was more lucky than anything that she lasted as long as she did. Honestly, after watching 87 episodes of this show, with that ending, it really felt like a complete waste of my time.
  • @llwy12 Very insightful and well-written article, and it does convey what I was trying to say much better than I ever could; thank you for sharing.
  • @dalebaines @sarahh I’d like to share an article I read back in 2016 (which was brought back out this week in light of Bill Cosby’s sentencing) that I think reflects perfectly what both of you are trying to convey in terms of the wives of cheaters being “judged,” “blamed” or held to account for their husbands’ actions. I think this also addresses the points that @lynn90 and @kmfayb brought up about women staying in marriages (or not) knowing (or not knowing) their husbands are serial cheaters. This article is very close to what my thoughts are on this whole issue – it’s not really about having sympathy or not for the wife, but rather, why do we need to hold them to account for their husbands’ actions in the first place? https://www.thecut.com/2016/01/answering-for-their-husbands-sins.html
  • @dalebaines thank you, I do have a good life. My angry tone, no, I am not angry at you, just puzzled as to what you want from us. I said the wife could be delusional due to she has been brainwashed as to keep quiet about her husbands disgusting immorality by her parents, her mother in law, and many others. That is how it goes down in china and many Asian countries. That is wrong and that is what I was trying to say. You are so contradictory. You accuse us of jumping to assumptions, then you turn around and say I am angry, and made assumptions about @lynn90 as well, lol,lol. Please, do take five before you hurt yourself. Dahling, trust me, if I was angry, you would know , trust me, you would know. What @lynn90 was trying to say is his wife must know about his cheating and she chose to continue being a victim by staying. That could be, and @lynn90 has a fair and sensible comment in saying that. She also mentioned that the wife maybe finding it impossible to leave because she loves her husband inspite of his cheating ways. We are looking at the situatioon from all angles. Love can make us put up with so many things. But there comes a time when the delusion and the blinders have to come off. If Mrs. Wu did not know about, or chose to ignore her husband's serial cheating. She has to pay attentuon now that her scumbag husband might be sexing up underage girls. Despite how much she might love Wu Xiubo, at this time, his wife has to do some serious soul searching, and make some serious decisions. That is a point that @lynn stressed on, and rightfully so. Please, try to not jump on us without a valid argument. Have a super good life, as I am sure you're having.
  • @kmfayb ??? This is what Lynn90 first said above: "The wife can be upset at him all she wants, but the one she should be most angry with is herself. I’m sure he openly cheats. She condones it. She’s probably not even asking him to stop anymore because it never will. She’s just staying relevant in his life by being the legal wife and mother to his children. She’s there so no one else can take her throne or her children’s assets. All of the women in this guy’s life are no victims. They chose to walk this path with him for whatever reason or false hope delusion." And this is what you responded with, "@lynn90 very well said. I’m sure his wife knows what is going on, unless she is delusional too. A lot of these women get involved with these men to further their careers, or to get material assets or money, although they know that these men are married. Maybe the wife has been brainwashed to believe that as long as Wu Xiubo provides for her and the children, be tolerant of whatever he does." You don't think you were making assumptions about the wife based on your words and your agreement with Lynn90? I'm not looking for the fight but I just thought it was unnecessarily harsh on the wife when she's the one being cheated on. That's all. based on your angry tone it looks like you're the one trying to start a fight, so with all due respect, I'm just going to end our conversation here since I don't like to engage in that kind of toxicity. Have a good life.
  • @dalebaines are you looking for a fight, or are you not capable to understand what you read? I am more partial to the wife. I said maybe his wife has been brainwashed to keep quiet and accept what he is doing, as long as he supports her and the kids financially. How is that putting the blame on the wife, seriously? are you for real?!. God have mercy! Unfortunately, in the chinese culture, women are taught to ignore their husbands' beatings, cheatings, insults and whatever else, as long as he treats them and the children well, from a financial standpoint. I was hinting that could be the case why the wife is still there. You show me where I blamed his wife, or stop trying to start something. You are ripie for a fight. I am not. Show me, or draw your claws back in, thank you.
  • @lynn90 So if your friend's husband cheats on her with another women for nine years, which, in terms of karma, would be the perfect punishment, would you also assume she's an idiot who knew what her husband was up to and just turned a blind eye to it because she needs him for his money and her status in life?
  • @lynn90 @kmfayb You two are making a lot of assumptions about the wife...unless you know her personally, I'm not sure why you are putting the blame on her. Yes, there are stupid women who stay with their husbands even though they know they are cheating scumbags, but I don't think it's fair to apply that to every women, including this guy's wife, until we know for sure that's the case. The only people who should be blamed here is the cheating scumbag and the low-class sluts who purposefully gets involved with a married man. This Ruby person is trash and I have no sympathy for her, or his other mistresses, or any women who willfully sleeps with married men and have affairs with them. BUT he is the number one trash since he is the one married and who is supposed to remain faithful. He's gross and selfish; a total pig.
  • @littlefish That is just...depressing. Seriously what is wrong with the government there? There are so many ways they can and need to improve their country, THAT is not one of them.
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