Has anybody managed to catch the first few episodes of Legend of Xiao Chuo? Tiffany Tang Yan’s comeback to the small screens following the birth of her daughter finally made it on the air last November 3. However, contrary to what you’d expect for her showbiz return, plus the added pull of Shawn Dou and Charmaine Sheh’s names on the roster, the reception to the show has been unexpectedly lukewarm thus far. For its first few episodes, the drama has garnered a low Douban rating of 4.9 and it seems viewers have had more bad things to say about it than praise.
Douban ratings are of course not infallible. But in the drama’s case, Chinese viewers have been complaining about the acting not being good, most especially Tang Yan’s who some say hasn’t changed since she started in the industry. It appears others have also found it weird for a 37 year old woman to be playing a young girl. Meanwhile, plot too has also received critique for being quite unrealistic.
I haven’t gotten around to watching this drama yet so I’m wondering what everyone’s impressions are? It’s really too early to forecast whether the show will become a success or a flop so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if this is one of those dramas that kicks off with a slow start but begins to ramp up in excitement as the tale progresses further.