texture how recent are you asking about? But if we use after 2000 as a cutoff, let's see. I do feel like we should use a later cutoff, if talking about recent, but I cannot decide when.
No particular cut off, just recent since most that you mentioned were from the previous decade. Part of my curiosity is because I haven't seen the recent ones and reviews I come across are often by drama/celebrity fans rather than wuxia fans. Moreover, you've seen the old ones so that adds more weight to your reviews.
TLBB 2003 is still my favourite. 2013 pales in comparison because Xiao Feng is too scrawny. Feeling positive about the 2019 version and I'm looking forward to it.
XAJH 1996 is the best so far IMHO, though I haven't seen 2018. 2001 is pretty good, but '96 Linghu Chong feels more carefree and '96 Ren Yingying is better cast as well. I do recall liking some elements and character portrayals in 2001 though I can't remember what exactly now. It's been years.
LOCH - I agree that it seems to do well. The cast are also right each time somehow. Enjoyed 2003 and 2017 (the most recent Jin Yong drama I've seen). I realise I haven't seen 2008
ROCH - 2006 is pretty good. I like Michelle Chen in 2014 to be fair. I felt Chen Xiao was less suited for Yang Guo's role but he made the role his own albeit different from the Yang Guo in the novel. Again, waiting for the 2019 version.
HSDS 2003 did well with Alec Su and Alyssa Chia (my favourite Zhao Min to date, if not female Jin Yong lead). Been meaning to watch 2009 because it's by director Zhang Jizhong who did LOCH 2003 and ROCH 2006. Head mixed reviews of 2019 so I'm not sure if I'll watch this, especially if I devote time to 2009.
texture 2019, I have only tried to watch some of it, but one problem I had was I had a really hard time telling ZM and ZZR apart.
That's interesting. They don't look that similar actually.
texture This ended up way longer than I expected. Sorry about that.
Nah, it's always good to see such sharing.