I always like to start off with the good stuff. The latest magazine shoots for Hu Ge and Liu Shi Shi are just too beautiful for me not to share. Especially since Shi Shi’s are all taken in Paris last week when she went there to attend some fashion shows and other couture related good stuff. I think they are aging well both as actors and when they model, with Hu Ge gaining a bit more edge and Shi Shi adding some womanly fullness compare to her teenage sylph-like presence when she first started out.
I’m still so bitter about the Da Mo Yao casting debacle, so you guys shouldn’t expect me to cover the drama filming or post pictures. I will make an exception in this post to show one picture of Shi Shi as Yu Er and Hu Ge as Jiu Ye purely for contrast purposes. You guys can see how pretty they are, so when you see how horrifically Tangren has uglified them for DMY you will be shocked in silence. And if I were to even post a picture of the so-called Huo Qu Bing, then some people will likely join me in having a collective hernia. I will not do that.
I quote @mookie on her description of this atrocity “(Hu Ge) looks sooooo pervie druggie as M9 and this is depressingly new and so wrong for a M9, and (Shi Shi) looks like a Han dynasty Stepford wife.” I managed to say this before I passed out in rage last week “I cannot even talk about fur-collared Hu Ge with that granny hairstyle as M9 in DMY.” It boils down to this – it takes so much reverse talent to turn two naturally gorgeous human beings into the drama costuming equivalent of a skeevy rich ahjusshi who looks like he frequents houses of ill repute and a mincing first wife with a penchant for pink. And once again, the less that is said about what the Tangren version of Huo Qu Bing looks like the better. So wrong, this is so wrong it makes me hurt inside. Let’s all scroll back up and cleanse our brains for a moment to wash this away.
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