Legend of the Condor Heroes 射雕英雄传 is a 2017 Chinese television series adapted from the first part of the Condor Trilogy written by Jin Yong that follows the wuxia adventures of Guo Jing and Huang Rong. Like many of the author’s works, the trilogy is a multi-layered epic of fact and fiction to create a martial arts-verse of noble heroes in the historical era.
If you are looking to explore the wuxia genre, I highly recommend LOCH since it serves as the precursor to Return of the Condor Heroes and Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber, which are two absolute classics.
A series this well-known often invites a lot of overenthusiastic opinions on the cast though most would hardly know where to begin given the unfamiliar faces. Having made her debut in Demon Girl, Li Yitong is a virtual unknown compared to the household names before her that have played the same part, but even from the one drama that she’s been in, I can see why she landed the role of the spunky and witty fireball that is Huang Rong.
William Yang Xuwen on the other hand might take some convincing. Guo Jing is a character that seems to be an oxymoron of sorts, dim-witted yet somehow clever enough to lead an army and portraying his squarish personality may end up being harder than it seems. In his defence, Yang Xuwen was quite charming as a supporting character in Legend of Chusen, so that’s a good sign already.
Rounding up the rookie cast are Chen Xingxu and Meng Ziyi. They are joined by Zhao Lixin, Michael Miu, Hei Zi, Mi Lu and Liu Zhiyang. If you are a fan of Chinese novels, check out Chinese to English translations on volare.
The guy playing guo jing doesn't look right especially his hair style. Should have used yang yang or li yi feng
yea i think so too though I kind of like him in Legend of Chusen.. hope he surprises us.
Over the Years LOCH been made.. Time and again but unable to create the same magic of 1983..
I agree..the one in 1983 is irreplaceable
I don't like the SFX in this one, the colors r dark and bland. Guo King has brown hair, Huang Rong's dad has blond hair. Did ppl really dye their hair back then? I also don't like the gimmicky drone shots. They look cool, but take you out of the story. I don't want to have to go, "oh look, that was shot from a drone" anytime during the drama…
to be honest i the ORIGINAL WAY ORG and fight no GCH anything like and the fact the story make so REAL all the REMAKE of this are not good as what i see from the first release i don't seem to understand how many yrs and time they keep want to do this drama over and over REALLY that necessary for it!! i sick they change different actor but the name are the same i judge anybody here esp main cast i just not like it they can think or make up any think good then remade some c-drama over again!!
Really? I just finished this and I do believe that this version's storyline is pretty much almost the same as the novel, more than the original series back in 1976, 1983, 1988
Totally skipping this drama. I dislike Asians who pretend to be White people. At least two chars in LOCH 2017 with blond(e) hair… urgh.
Dude, Its actually white hair to show old age
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I've watched the first 6 episodes, i must say it is a really good adaptation so far. Pace of story is good and not too much CGI with good old kung fu and wires. The main actor and actress are good too IMO
This adaption by far is the best jinyong remake in the last 10 years. The script is good and seems to respect the book. Love how none of the faces are super familiar. Please no Yang Yang or Li Yifeng or Zhao Liying!!!
The lead girl look so lovely and the lead guy doesn't look bad. Honestly I'm not fan of this drama, I prefer drama Yang Ku.
Overall, it is okay, i enjoyed watching it so far.
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I always like this story, but I don't like this version that much. The first few episodes fighting were good. I don't like the actors/actresses clothes and hairstyles especially the hairstyle of the main character guy. It looks awful to me. I like his character better as brother Qing Long in The Legend of Chusen. I'm not saying that his acting is bad in this drama. He just doesn't look right for the part to me. I see him as handsome and smart man. The main character girl is quite good for her part but she is not nearly as cute as Zhao Liying. To me, Li Yifeng and Zhao Liying fit the part better, especially Li Yifeng. He plays an innocent looking guy very well because his face is like that…and Zhao Liying can play anything…
I really love this! My favourite was the 80s version, then the 2003 .. but now, this one has replaced the 2003 as my favourite along with the 80s one. Love the hand-to-hand combat, minimal CGI, and the script. They followed the novel closely and made changes to make the story flowing better. And, I LOVE the group of casts, especially the hero and heroine. Love that they are not popular, yet have great chemistry and acting. I'm so bored of having the same actors and actresses over and over again, as if there are no other great artists out there. The supporting casts are great too.
Anyway, this series really deserves more recognition than this. It's good.
you have me convinced:) i'm so determined to watch this now given the number of people vouching for it though I'm currently caught up in the Three Lives Three Worlds craze at the moment (not sure if you're watching that?) but I'm definitely going to get to this one next.
This is so good.
Guo Jing polite and innocent. Huang Rong lovely and adorable. I really love the OTP, they are so cute together.
Love Yang Xu Wen and Li Yi Tong. I am glad they cast new faces as GJ and HR.
Started watching this last week. I am loving this remake. Love the fighting, the chemistry, the storyline, the fact that main casts are not as well known actually works. I love how the director /producer remade the original 83version which is my all time favorite series and kept the same theme song. Watching all previous versions of the series 83s main theme song is the only versions that I remember! Definitely worth watching!! Please give it a try before bagging it, so much better than 2008 & 2003 versions.
Am I the only one here who never watched LOCH before this 2017 version? lol
After watch this and do some research in wiki, i learned that it has many versions before (1983,2003,etc) and this 2017 version made me love it. Li Yi Tong played Huang Rong pretty well.