This was done as a new year gift to a friend and I thought I might as well post it up. Despite all my misgivings, I actually enjoyed the first episode of Swordsman. Though our main character haven't even shown up yet, so we'll just see how things go. I was most impressive with Chen Qiao En. She definitely portray the aura of Dongfang Bai well, despite being a woman. Yuan Shan Shan's performance wasn't that bad either, but, in the episode, she was playing Ren Ying Ying's mother, which, in my opinion, is a simpler character. My biggest gripe would have to be the portrayal of Yue Buqun and Ning Zhongze. He was showing his hypocritical side too obviously. How could his wife still thinks that he was "the gentleman of all gentlemen?" I mean, his actions just screamed, "I'm a two sided bastard!" Anyway, I find it more enjoyable to watch this drama without associating it with the novel. I have a feeling that I will be shipping Linghu Chong and Dongfang Bai, and I need to see the latter as Chen Qiao En instead of a creepy he-she. What does everyone think of the series so far?
Watch with English Subtitles below the cut
I'm just uploading it on Youtube for now, but if anyone wants to download it, then just leave a comment. Also, before anyone asks, I don't know if I'm going to sub the next episodes. Like I said, this first episode was done as a gift to a friend. I might not continue on, especially if there are others subbing it. If I do decide to sub the next episodes, you'll see it posted here first.
P.S. Please don't reupload this anywhere else. If the link is broken, then I will reupload myself.