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Who's the best Huang Rong for the Legend of the Condor Heroes?
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Posted 9/1/08
mines is easily Barbara.
her performance really was the best.
plus i thought LOCH 83 was the best LOCH there is.
people need to stop making remake after remake.
I consider her the first even tho she isnt i still think she is since i cant find the 1978 one anywhere!!
anyway heres my list in order.
1.Barbara Yung of course becuz she was amazing as huang rong.[The Best]
2.Athena Chu was good.although the 1994 series i didnt like much she was pretty good as HR.
3.Idy Chan was great in Return of the condor heroes and good here too but i prefer her in ROCH.
4.Zhou Xun acting was Ehhhh.
5.Ariel Lin as Huang Rong? I was shocked! im a huge LOCH fan and hearing this made me dissapointed.
she doesnt really look good in ancient clothing in my opinion.
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Posted 9/3/08
Ariel Lin!She very cute!I watch the whole episode
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Posted 9/3/08

foreverfay101 wrote:

wasn't barbara yung the girl who died mysteriously at the age of 27 from gas poisoning?
she was becoming a big hit back then too...
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it was 26 my mum said and so did wikipedia... [i think its fishy though, i think someone murdered her]---what i think
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Posted 9/6/08 , edited 9/6/08
Old topic resurrected.. sorry.. but I can't help it because I am obsessed with ROCH.
It was the 1983 series that got me started on Jin Yong books.

I'd say 1983 series is nothing bling bling as a show, and most of it's prop look like an amateur local country production, but it's 25 years ago lol...

However, the casting are incredibly good. The Guo Jing, Huang Rong, Huang Yaoshi, Hung Qigong, Yang Guo's dad, and that silly old boy which I dunno how to write his name in pinyin... omg they are superb. I am not saying their acting are Oscar-worthy, but their looks are just right (I mean, their shape of face, fat/skinny, etc are just right... imagine a "wrong" casting is if you put Ng Man Tat as Huang Yaoshi, won't look good isn't it?).

I loved that suicided actress as Huang Rong, she looks witty and so naughty. She is not as pretty as the book's description and she lacks the "selfish, cruel" part which is a huge part of Huang Rong's personality, but in 1983 they wouldn't dare to show a selfish heroine on a TV series.

The other actresses... sorry to say, I'd never been able to watch more than 10 episodes because I am so disappointed by how far their acting is so different from Huang Rong's real personality. I've seen a semi retarded Huang Rong, needless to say I dropped the series like hot potato...


PS. idarklight.. I love how your description of Huang Rong, you analyse the story very well... it's a very interesting character isn't it. She's brilliant and pretty, naughty, shrewd, selfish and carefree, cruel but not a bitch. Grew up with such kind of father isolated from normal people, it's no surprise she got such a twisted personality, if she'd fallen in love with a crook instead of someone righteous like Guo Jing, she'll surely be a diva in crime lol.
Posted 9/6/08
Zhou xun and barbra was the best huang rong
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Posted 9/21/08
i think barbara yung is the best in the character.
i saw her movies long time already, but i still can remember how she made the character look alive.
too bad, she died in an early age.
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Posted 9/21/08
my favorite is ariel lin, but i think the one who fit the role the most was Barbara Yung too bad i didn't get to finish watching the 1983 version
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Posted 10/2/08
Barbara Yung is still the best of the bunch followed by Zhou Xun.
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Posted 10/2/08
i've only seen the 03 and 08 so i'll say ariel is the best rong'er for me.
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Posted 10/2/08
omg barbie yung is my favorite
really sad that she died
very talented and played the role well
so cute
and '94 is pretty
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Posted 10/3/08
i dont know.. i havent watched any season.. but i like ariel lin, i hope she's good in that drama..
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Posted 3/10/09
ariel lin portrays HR's cruel side more evidently which is why i like her best. she is able to encompass all of HR's traits pretty well.
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Posted 3/30/09
I like Barbara Yung's portrayal of HR, but they changed the story in her version, and I mean they changed it a lot. But she's the BEST Huang Rong there is, next to Athena Chu.
I haven't watched Idy Chen's version of Huang Rong but I did watch her as Xiao Long Nu (Little Dragon Lady). Andy Lau was Yang Guo, that was the best ROCH I've ever watched next to Louis Koo and Carman Lee's version.
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Posted 3/31/09
i like zhou xun
Posted 8/2/09
Too much of a versus thread. Start a poll for this instead

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