I have mixed feelings for KO One: Re-call (終極一班 5). On one hand, I’m excited that Calvin Chen will be reprising his role as Wang Ya Se. On the other hand, I’m sick of seeing the same
characters doing exactly the same thing (being a bunch of delinquent students) for 12 years and counting. Don’t these people ever graduate from the class of KO One?? Sigh… I wouldn’t be as critical if only they had given me a whole new set of students to work with.
Anywho, Calvin is confirmed. So are Sylvia Wang, Xu Ming Jie, Bernice Tsai, and Zhang Hao Ming. I’m assuming Na Wei Xun is too because he is in all the Zhong Ji Series.
Rumor has it (Mico Production posted a recruitment listing on Weibo), a sequel to K.O.3an Guo (終極三國) is in the works. Though I had an inkling of it while watching KO ONE RE-MEMBER, the rumor still got my blood boiling. Why are you doing this, Mico Production? You got 12 dimensions to choose from! Why do you have to ruin K.O.3an Guo with a reboot? Why?!
Major KO ONE-REMEMBER spoiler involved in my next comment Continue reading
I’m gonna add Luo Hong Zheng to my list of “Men Who Look Good As Women.” OMG, he is a natural!
The transition between his diva persona with Gu Zhan is so smooth, it’s very eye-opening. The boy got potential.
The story of KO ONE: RE-MEMBER (終極一班4) picks up where The X-Dormitory (終極X宿舍) left off. Xiu is escorting King back to the Gold dimension while Wang Da Dong remains in the Silver dimension. Zhong Wang Jun is still missing. Hua Ling Long is in the military. Yan Li Li has transferred to another school. Gu Zhan is dueling with Zhi Ge for the leadership spot. Jin Bao San has two new lackeys. What’s His Name’s hair is now blond. Qiu Qiu is the same as before. And now you are all caught up.
One of the reasons I keep coming back to the Zhong Ji series is their unapologetic attitude toward the shallowness of their shows. They unabashedly poke fun of their over the top, eye-rolling, fist banging on table absurdity. I also enjoy the occasional moments when they break the fourth wall (actually, I only like it when Na Wei Xun does it). So in RE-MEMBER, as in their proud tradition, the characters complained about the show’s overused gimmicks: The sleeping beauty routine. What’s His Name’s disappearing act. Jin Bao San’s obnoxious commentaries. And, of course, the pooping flying cow. To wrap up the self-dissing, they made fun of the cast for being so incredibly old (with average age of around 31 for a show about a group of high school students).
Please yell with me. KO One Re-member is airing June 27th!
If you have a hard time keeping track of different characters and their corresponding story line, you are not alone. I differentiate them by their hairstyles. Something I learned from reading manga where all characters lookalike. But when they throw in evil twins wreaking havoc across multiple dimensions, I was like, “what’s the what?!”
So Zhong Ji Series part 4 will be all about the Zhong Ji doppelgangers. Continue reading
In part 3 of Zhong Ji Series, the good folks from different dimensions got fed up with Mojie’s attacks and decided to take the fight to the big evil’s home world. Their best fighters packed up their bags and left for war. And… never to be heard from again. As for the people who stayed behind, they were trapped in a time bubble with their abilities greatly diminished and their aging slowed.