The Vigilantes in Masks

The Vigilantes in Masks (2011)

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Li Ge Xiao is skilled in martial arts and has the brain to match it. In his former life, he was a high ranking Marshal with great law enforcement authority. But after his enemy framed him with false crime and executed his family, he went on the run. Years later, he came out of hiding to help a former colleague recover stolen gold for disaster relief. With his new partners, thief Yan read moreSan Niang, grafter He Xiao Mei, and muscle Chai Hu, they formed a bandit called "Yi Zhi Mei" that robs the rich and the corrupted and gives to the poor and the helpless.

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  • Native title:

    怪侠一枝梅
  • Also Known as:

    Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei, Guai Xia Yi Zhi Mei

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Aya97
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Sep 9, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I have to start with mentioning that I've only saw 3 or 4 Chinese dramas/movies.This one was exactly what I needed 2 weeeks ago when I was is a drama slump.

Story: Well maybe for many the story is very "Robin Hood" like but it isn't like that at all.I don't know how to describe it but I haven't watched such a good drama in ages.The story was so beautiful developed....each character read more had her/his own episodes where their pasts was revelied which was very good in my opinion.I really loved the bond between the 4 main characters, which gets stronger and stonger with every episode.

Acting/Cast: The acting was amazing.It succeded in bringing me laughter and tears every time.The chemistry (which is very important for me) was always there between Huo Wallace and Lu Cecilia.I really think that they did a great job portraiting their characters feelings and such.I really loved the fact that here the main girl wasn't some lady who needed to be taken care of and could figt and protect herself without any help.Anyway the actor who really got to me was Siu Edwin...even if he was the bad guy...he really got under your skin making you hate him but at the same time pity him.

Music: I can't say much about it because it wasn't the main point in the drama but the OST was very beautiful and refreshing.

Rewatch Value: Even if this drama has 30 episodes I would definetely watch it again!I really think that by rewatching it the viewer will be able to underestand the story and the actions of the characters better than the first time.

Overall: In my opinion this drama is somethig you shoudn't miss, especially if you are in a drama slump because it helps oneself to regain the taste and joy for dramas...reminding you why you started loving them.
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LisaL
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Apr 24, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This was an really well put , drama. At first I thought it was going to be a story about Two brothers , going on adventures ,but that quickly changed . I love the the team Yi Zhi Mei , and how they all work together to , face the toughest challenges . There were no down sides for me in this drama.Except that it was slow at some part , but read more I could live through them because of the great suspense and mystery , that keeps on dragging you to watch on.
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both have teams, fighting for justice,,,,,some exceptional martial skills,,,and main lead of both shows have quite a intense past
Recommended by KnM
It's Wallace huo again as the hot vigilante w WOW fighting skills. He's crazy talented with magic or no magic because he is basically magical!!
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    iambulletproof Nov 2, 2016 - edited

    If you are a fan of action genre, you'll gonna love this. This is like the ancient chinese version of mission impossible. action scenes were amazing and well executed. but cgi were cringe worthy. the only thing i didn't like in this drama is too much flashbacks. and the worst is flashback within a flashback lol. I know that the things that happened in the past were crucial to understand the story but i hoped that the director/producer just follow the correct chronological order of events. I was a little disappointed that the title of the drama didnt actually lived up to its content. i was expecting that as a group of vigilantes, they will tackle case after case of robbery but it only happened like four times. I was actually hoping that they will turn out to be famous among the poor people and become popular as heroes but they turned out to be just fugitives on the run lol. past half the drama were spent with flashback and endless plot for revenge. 8/10 for me

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    Miss-Addicted Sep 19, 2016

    this i a pretty good drama the 30 episodes went by pretty fast i loved every character and their relationship as a group and you get a pretty good back story for each character no one is left out personally the only thing i wish they did was add a little bit of romance you hardly get any but overall it's a good drama and i recommend it

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    sakurahimesama Jun 1, 2016

    Soo freaking goood , i'm totally recommending this to every dramalover out there <3

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    NHK95 Mar 20, 2016 - edited

    i'm going to start this some time in the near future because it sounds interesting but am put off by Wallace. i've not seen him in any dramas but have seen clips of his acting...it's not particularly good so i feel reluctant to watch this. hopefully he surpasses my expectations, that would be so awesome!

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      YukiIwama May 20, 2016

      I actually fell in love with Wallace because of this drama and got putt off by his acting in others! xD He's great in this. Comical, colourful, and cheeky. Give the first episode a shot. :)

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      NHK95 May 21, 2016

      i guess i'm watching this straight after my exams.

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      YukiIwama May 22, 2016

      Yay! It's a total blast. You'll love it :D

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    wolfgirl9 Nov 22, 2015 - edited

    I'm gonna miss this one! it lacked in special effects and cgi stuff, but the story was amazing! the last few episodes were just superb! ahhhh Li Gexiao gege~

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    justadramawatcher Oct 17, 2015

    I think this must be the best Chinese drama I've watched. Since I only like action and I hate historical make-over, political competitions and bitch fights in the palace, this drama was perfect for my taste. I love everything from the beginning to the end, but the CGI. LOL

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    Yasi Yasi Sep 10, 2015

    This drama have romance?

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    NewKDramaAddict Jun 13, 2015 - edited
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    rationalbeings Sep 2, 2014 - edited

    Does anyone have recommendations for more dramas like this? With happy ending?

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      Aya97 Sep 29, 2014

      Iljimae and The Return of Iljimae(I liked this one more than the first)

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      rationalbeings Sep 30, 2014

      I heard those had sad endings?

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      Aya97 Sep 30, 2014

      They don't

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      rationalbeings Oct 2, 2014

      Oh thanks! Will go put them on my list.

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      Miss-Addicted Sep 15, 2016
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    rationalbeings Sep 2, 2014 - edited

    This drama.... so many feels *_* *_*

    I wasn't too sure when I started this drama, having started a few historical Mainland dramas and being bored to death by dragging/nonsensical plot lines or cringing at the overacting, but this drama is so different from the rest. I struggled through the first episode, but the rest of it was so dramatic I often forgot what time it was.

    Although the story is not new, it played out wonderfully as it is so character driven. You really end up loving each member of the group and never want them to separate. This is one of the few dramas where the lack of romance didn't bother me too much (being a romance junkie I usually start losing interest if the romance is lacking). This drama really sucks you into the plot/characters. I even felt for the main villain Bao, at times pitying him, at other times hating him. I thought I wouldn't like Ruyi's character much but the last few episodes made me admire her so much that I actually felt (for a brief moment) that Li Ge should remain single.

    Thumbs up to the writer, the way Li Ge would solve cases, or find a way out of a tricky situation was always fascinating. The chemistry between the four heros is amazing, as is their (often) deadpanned delivery of humorous lines. Sure there are plot holes in this drama, but the acting and overall story more than make up for it. I really hope if they make a sequel (as someone commented below), they manage to keep the charm of this season. Wonderful wonderful drama !

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    mulgogi May 13, 2014 - edited

    Wow Tangren is on a roll with sequels, this is getting one as well.

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      Aya97 Jun 20, 2014

      Where have you heard about this??

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      Aya97 Jun 20, 2014

      Well I don't really understand what it says:))

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      mulgogi Jun 20, 2014

      I'm sure cfensi have written about it in Eng somewhere ^^

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      rationalbeings Sep 2, 2014

      I REALLY HOPE THIS IS TRUE

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    Sarah87 Aug 23, 2013

    I enjoyed watching it because of the story and the characters, but it was so poorly made. I mean, the fake setting, the fake rocks and trees, orange colored blood and so on. The scenography for my elementary school play was made much better than this!! Fortunately it doesn't have flying people and witchcraft stuff (They can jump high, though :p). This will probably be my last wuxia (the first and last I completed). I can't stand all this fakeness :/

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      djaekey Aug 24, 2013

      Trust me when I say this is one of the poorly made Wuxia drama. If you were to watch other high-budget Wuxia dramas, it'd probably change your mind. Legend of the Condor Heroes would be one of them.

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      Sarah87 Aug 27, 2013

      Legend of the Condor Heroes 2008? I hope it's different from Return of the Condor Heroes 2006. It was my first wuxia drama but I dropped it at ep.4. I couldn't bring myself to continue watching :/

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    suu_ Aug 20, 2013

    Amazing drama <3

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    Emily Aug 1, 2013

    Just finished this. Wow, I must say that I have never marathoned such a long drama in such a short amount of time. I literally finished this drama in less than 3 days, and that's while also watching my currently airing episodes of other dramas. This was a very very good drama, and very pretty. I really enjoyed it.

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    Emily Aug 1, 2013

    To anybody that's watched this, I have to say- did anyone else notice very slight plot holes? I mean, I'm on the 14th episode right now, but I find that sometimes they forget about things.
    This may be a bit spoilery.
    The cricket arc- they completely forget about Flying General after the bowl he was in gets wiped off the table.
    The poisoned medicine arc- the Old Master Bao dude is underneath the table, where he was told to wait, and then the building explodes? The 4 are safe, but what happened to him? And because of the way that the episodes drop you in the middle of storylines, you never really get a good idea of how the last one ended.
    Maybe that's just my opinion. Otherwise, I'm really enjoying this drama so far.

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    30
  • Aired:

    Jan 1, 2011 to Jan 15, 2011
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Network:

    CCTV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    8.1 (scored by 536 users)
  • Ranked:

    #501
  • Popularity:

    #813

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