Maybe I should share the series I was talking about in this somewhat cryptic post
.Young Hero Fong Sai Yuk
follows the life of Chinese martial arts hero Fong Sai Yuk
during his youth. The lead actor, Dicky Cheung, despite the most unfortunate name in showbiz, is perhaps the only Chinese comedian I like.
The series started with FSY being the troublemaker, and most of the time, these mischiefs include the help of mother, Mui Chui Fa! Both of them are very similar - loves to fight, great at martial arts, and are very afraid of Fong Tak (FSY's father, MCF's very boring but very lovable husband). The first 13 episodes are probably the funniest and most exciting of the lot. Mind you, there are 40 episodes altogether. The rest of the series then follows FSY's move to the famous Shaolin temple. Even though it starts to get more dramatic at the later part of the series, Dicky Cheung's comical antics will always ensure that no lengthy scenes leave you snoozing to the next episode.
Well, if this review sparks some interest and got your eyebrows all in a wriggle, I must share that you can view the entire episodes here
. (Copy and paste the link, I wouldn't want the evil Internet police to discover this gem & shut it down!)
They're in Cantonese though, and only the first 2 episodes are subbed. Frankly speaking, I prefer watching in the original Cantonese because nothing beats natural tones. Because I have the VCD, I can also watch it in Mandarin, so I understand perfectly. Rather relieved I haven't lost my grasp of the language. I thought my terrible venture in Japanese killed that ability. This just further confirms that the languages you pick when between the age of 7 - 15 years old really stick to you!
The only trouble about this show now is that I have random Cantonose or Mandarin in my head now.