The Fatal Mission 怒江之战 Part 1

The Fatal Mission (怒江之战) is about a specialized team of WWII Chinese Expeditionary Force on a top secret mission into Savage Mountain, Burma. The mission is so secretive not even the team members know what it is about. But after getting shot at by the Japanese forces, discovering American dead bodies in the middle of the forsaken jungle, getting captured by the Burmese natives, and realizing there is a mole on their team, they begin to piece together the true purpose of their mission.

This is the promotional poster. Totally a lie.
The Fatal Mission

These are what the show actually looks like.
Nu Jiang Zhi Zhan Nu Jiang Zhi Zhan

In either case, I watch this show like a fantasy/scifi drama. It requires a complete suspension of disbelief. Yes, their super thin armor plates are bullet proof. Yes, their hair and faces are sweat and dirt proof as well. Yes, the captain can traverse through a jungle on high heel boots.

Once I got over those minor technical issues, I grew quite attached to my team members and their plight. I am currently half way through the drama and feeling a bit freaked out. Cuz’ I know this is the point when my favorites start dying. The captain did say she can’t guarantee they will all come out alive. Noooo!!!!

Ep08
Chang Mao: How do you know?
Medic: I heard it with my own ear.
Chang Mao: Well, you heard wrong! We have to cut off those useless ears.

We want a Da Niu in every team. Fiercely loyal. Incredibly strong. Easy to laugh. Quick to forgive. Even with a gun pointed to his head, he will not leave his friend behind.
Jin Jia The Fatal Mission

On the other hand, we need Chang Mao but we don’t want him. Cynical. Mercenary. Tongue in cheek humor. Great hair. His teammate tried to shoot him once. Even so, we can’t let him get blow up by landmines.
Di Jie The Fatal Mission

Dao Zi is vital to the team. While we hardly see him or hear from him, he keeps the team safe by scouting ahead for dangers. Without him, the captain loses her center.
Li Mao Jia Qing

This is how they wake up in the morning.
Nu Jiang Zhi Zhan

This is how they interact among themselves.
Nu Jiang Zhi Zhan

This is how they fight enemies when they are low on ammunition and manpower.
The Fatal Mission

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4 thoughts on “The Fatal Mission 怒江之战 Part 1

  1. Jennifer Wang September 11, 2016 / 5:41 am

    Love this review! Please post another review about this drama (with snippets of the main cast), as you mentioned you have only watched half of this drama so far.

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  2. kumaxell September 11, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Sure thing. I put part 2 on hold because I was reading the book. Now that I’m done, I will get on it.

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  3. Jennifer Wang September 15, 2016 / 12:46 am

    Amazing! I’m anticipating this, as your writing style is captivating! I would love it if you can analyze all the character’s personalities, strengths, and weaknesses. How is the book?

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    • kumaxell September 15, 2016 / 2:40 pm

      Thanks! The book is a lot darker than the drama and only focuses on the secret mission. The drama did a rather good job adapting the book and improving the story flow by giving the team members a backstory. I would’ve highly recommended the drama version if that was all they did, except they also added love lines and other military missions to stretch out the episodes which only bored me to tears and wishing they go back to the savage mountain mission ASAP.

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