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Cheung Chui San + Yan So So
= Cheung Mo Kei
The love story is basically Mo Kei and four women. Chi Yuk who loved him since childhood, Man Man who loved him since she first saw him, Siu Chiu who loved him as well, and Chu Yi who loved...the young Mo Kei. And so, who does our Mo Kei love the most? The answer would be...taaaadaaaa...look below. Anyway, a bunch of things happened, and all of them ended up on Snake Island, where Man Man and Mo Kei generated some heat of their own. Seeing the closeness between Man Man and Mo Kei, Chi Yuk became deranged and plotted to frame Man Man for Chu Yi's "death" thus succeeding in separating Man Man and Mo Kei and snaring Mo Kei for herself. As fate would have it, she didn't get Mo Kei who ran off with Man Man on their wedding day because he needed to save his godfather. And thus began Chi Yuk's legacy of madness, evil and...well...stupidity? As for Siu Chiu, she was forced to go back to Parsi to be a "virginal leader" to save her mother, and Chu Yi who was "killed" by Chi Yuk came back alive to tell Mo Kei she only loved the young Mo Kei, and had no feelings towards the adult Mo Kei. And so, our hero was between Man Man and Chi Yuk, and one dreary night, he told Chi Yuk that he only respected her and that he couldn't live without Man Man. And so, Chi Yuk became mad and lost her memory, so Mo Kei lived with Man Man happily without worries.
And yeah...I almost forgot. The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre. These are two of the ultimate weapons in the kung fu world, and one who possessed them will be able to rule the world. But simply because there are two very great kung fu secrets hidden within the sword and the sabre, the Mu Muk who teaches great military secrets, and the Kao Yam Chan Geng who teaches great kungfu. No one knows the secret except Chow Chi Yuk and that kinda explains why she did so many horrible things just to get them.
I've said all I want to say regarding the "plot" simply because the story is too damn long and I missed the complete part of Cheung Chui San and Yan So So, and anyway, I've already listed what's important. To me. To read the complete summary and learn more about the HSDS 2000 production, visit this great page: Heaven Sword Dragon Sabre 2000
Cheung Mo Kei - This guy is so unbelievably naive and wishy washy, it's almost funny. Sure, he was great in kungfu, and a good leader, but his love life was a total washout. I don't like him because he was indecisive and simply not man enough. I mean, come on! You're a Ming Sect leader! How can you have such a lousy handling of your love life? This guy couldn't make up his mind on who he loves most until the last minute. Either he was stupid, or he had no sense within his inner self. So, no way he's my favorite character, not if he's the only character in the entire serial.
Man Man - This girl is so unbelievably smarmy, I feel like smacking her at times, especially in the beginning. Arrogant and smarmy. Very smarmy. And very intelligent in a arrogant and smarmy and irritating way. She cooled down her smarminess and arrogance in the later part of the serial and emerged as a very cute girl who's totally and truly in love with her man, Cheung Mo Kei. So...bottomline is...no, I won't say she's my favorite character although I do really like her at the last few episodes. She did too many smarmy, arrogant and irritating things in the beginning.
Chi Yuk - The villian? Favorite character. You gotta be kidding me. Get the point, right?
Since the story centralizes around them, and since I missed Chui San and So So, so I guess my outcome for favorite character would be...no one in particular, but I rather like Yeong Siu. Pity he didn't really hold a prominent role in the serial. Most screen time is given to Mo Kei, Chi Yuk and Man Man. And all three of them...well, you get what my point.