The Legend of Dugu 独孤天下 has released 12 episodes since it premiered on Feb 21, and I managed to watch all twelve. Sure, I may have powered through with help from the fast forward button but it’s still surprisingly addictive despite the hair pulling moments.
At this point, I hate the second sister with a passion, love the Ady An and Jeremy Tsui couple pairing and continue to scratch my head at how dense the main guy is being. Wasn’t he supposed to be smart? The show has racked up a hundred million views on its first day and crossed the 4 hundred million milestone as of today.
Are those ratings good?
I'm scratching my head at the second sister being the beauty of the family! Sorry but she's the least attractive woman onscreen and that's including the random female extras in the background. Her acting is terrible, she looks older than Banruo who is supposed to be the elder sister, and she's always making bizarre over-exaggerated facial expressions. Don't understand her casting at all.
There always plenty of bad acting since actors and actresses are chosen mainly bec of looks and not bec of acting ability. I noticed lots of chinese actresses have weird protruding chins that do not look natural so they probably need to spend more time in acting lessons and in pronunciation rather than in plastic surgery. I heard lots of low skill actors and actresses cannot even pronounce mandarin correctly so dubbing is often needed. Lots of great acting from veteran actors and actresses in dramas like In The Name Of The People, Advisors Alliance, Nirvana In Fire 2, etc. After watching In The Name Of The People, I found the acting in Negotiator quite unbearable. I have also been watching older dramas like the comedies Oh My General and Legend Of The Dragon Pearl.
I read that she did it on purpose. Well…she’s nailing the annoying part. She’s far from beautiful.
I feel like Chinese series using dubbing as not just a way to mask the pronunciation bad delivery of lines by actor or actress. Acting should not just limit to facial expression, or body language but on how they delivery their lines as well. I feel like there're so many Chinese actors/ actresses famous just because of their look, I'm yet to be impressed with a few popular actresses/actors acting.
Colonyofcells Iamamachine2: LMAO! The fake chins that so many C-actors get are so bizarre and definitely effect their acting and enunciation when they are speaking. They look like puppets or animated characters and I struggle to watch some of them because they look so fake. That is a beauty standard I don't understand at all!
@Anonymous: I totally agree with you. Your voice and line delivery should be as much a part of acting skill as facial expressions or body language. Very strange to me that people can get famous for acting when the audience aren't even hearing them deliver their own lines.
I believe the dubbing is just so they have synchronized accents as there's so many dialects in China. It gets annoying when you hear Taiwanese accent mixed with shanghai and [insert dialect] in a series.
But not arguing on the 2nd sister's bad acting, super annoying. And I thought all three sisters were supposed to be smart, she's like the dumb one there.
I can't remember the benchmark for online views, it really depends but I think if they're announcing it like that then it must be worth something.
lol how am i so clueless. I don't notice the chins.
I think the second sister is setting herself up to be the most hated character. Even if she did suck at acting, I still give her props cause whatever she's doing is working.
Yep. Sometimes it comes across as excessive (like I don’t get the point of dubbing, say, Sun Li), but I remember watching the Battle of Changsha where Wallace wasn’t dubbed over and was wondering why his character had a Taiwanese accent when no one in that family did.
Ive watched interviews on voice actors and actors themselves. They do dubbing as there is this specific place in China, known as heng dian, where most of the period dramas were to be filmed. Hence one set may be filming a funeral scene whereas the other beside it would be filming a wedding scene. Dubbing needs to be done so the noise in the background would be eliminated. Moreover, voice actors would be preferred to actors and actresses as they are professionals and the process of dubbing can be sped up. A voice actress once said in an interview that she took about a week ish(?) to finish dubbing 54 episodes while the actress herself wpuld take about 100 days. So ya…