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12:54 pm: 10/13/09 Bonus Post - Chinese TV

Our new daughter LOVES television. For the most part, this is not interesting to me--except for the amusement of her being like Orville--because I don't speak the language here...but I've fallen in love with one of the shows, even without being able to understand it.

The show is like a live action anime. The costumes are cool the sets intriguing, the action filled with Oriental magic and wonder, with samauri spells and fairy girls who turn into potatoes when they are tired. (The first time I began to ask John "could you ask the guide the name of the show where a girl turns into a potato" I could not get through the sentence for laughter.)  There are evil vampiresses, girls who turn into foxes, monkey king like guys and much more.

Also the characters are very engaging. There's a main funny character I think of as the Chinese Xander and his female counterpart who goes "humph" in the cutest way. A noble fighting guy in white, a fat comedy side kick and, of course the fairy who turns into a potato.

The show was so delightful that I really wanted to know more, so we turned to the internet. It did not betray me.

The show is Chinese Paladin 3, based on an online video game. You  can see some here: http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/qwcRbUHqm6c/


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From:juliet_winters
Date:October 13th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Autumn spends quite a bit of time watching captioned Korean soap operas online. This one might be something they could share.
From:xander25
Date:October 13th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
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Too cool.

I love Oriental aesthetics :)

I'm loving these updates. Glad to hear all of you are having a good time :)
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From:dirigibletrance
Date:October 13th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
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Awesomeness. Be sure to show her Avatar: The Last Airbender, as well. If she hasn't already seen it.

Edited at 2009-10-13 09:48 pm (UTC)
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From:diaskeaus
Date:October 14th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)

Online with fansubs

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Saw your post and was inspired to look around. I found it online with English fansubs. Hopefully that won't take away from the romanticism! ;)

http://www.viikii.net/channels/goto/chinesepaladin3#

I do believe, however, that you need to access Youtube to view those videos and being in China, you'll need to wait until you are back home to view them since Youtube is conveniently blocked here. :(
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From:johncwright
Date:October 14th, 2009 07:17 am (UTC)

Re: Online with fansubs

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Jagi here (too much trouble to log John out and log in again as me.) Thanks so much! I look forward to seeing it when I get home. We found it at a store today, but not in a form that would work at home. Sigh. Still...delightful to know we'll see it eventually.

I think some American distribution company should snap this up. I think others would like it.
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From:kokorognosis
Date:October 14th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
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How do you argue with air-surfing on a Chinese long sword?
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From:arhyalon
Date:October 18th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
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My point exactly.
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