I like to watch Mainland dramas that feature cruel kings with long flowing hair and beautiful robes. Beheading and torturing innocent peasants, throwing spears from racing battle chariots, questing madly to dominate all of China… good times!
I tend to not watch Mainland melodramas about romance or children. Because well, I’m an asshole.
But I love the shit out of Jiang Wen. I love him so much that I watched the Xu Jing Lei melodrama 一個陌生女人的來信 / Letter From an Unknown Woman (2004). Ms. Xu wrote and directed this story about a woman who “loves” a rich playboy (Jiang Wen) so much that she does some seriously crazy stuff and totally destroys her whole life.
After watching it, I felt moved to write a short review. Here it is:
HE DOESN’T LOVE YOU. WHY YOU GOTTA ACT ALL CRAZY ABOUT IT?
Also, Jiang Wen has a cool motorcycle.
Seriously ladies, do NOT act like this. Ever. I’d rather see you annihilate your entire family so you can gain the throne. Have a life goal and take pride in your work, know what I mean?