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A Step Into the Past 

Chum chun gei (original title)
The main character, Hong Siu Lung (Louis Koo), is a special agent in Hong Kong (21st century). During a exhibition of the First Emperor's Terracotta Army, Hong's colleague mentions that one... See full summary »






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The main character, Hong Siu Lung (Louis Koo), is a special agent in Hong Kong (21st century). During a exhibition of the First Emperor's Terracotta Army, Hong's colleague mentions that one of the warriors look much alike to Hong. A while later, a rich businessman named Lee Siu-Chiu is held hostage by a madman. Hong rescues him. Impressed by Hong, Lee Siu-Chiu and Doctor Wu Yau recruits him for a secret time traveling mission. Hong only agrees because he sees this as a chance to save his failed relationship with Chun Ching. They plan to send Hong 2,000 years back to the Qin Dynasty when Ying Ching becomes emperor so Hong can document that event with a digital camera. However, an error occurred, and Hong is actually sent back 3 years earlier than the designated time. To return back to the future where he belongs, Hong has to make a perilous journey across ancient China to activate a device at a specific time and place. Hong must not change the course of history or it can result in ... Written by Jodie Feng

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15 October 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Very entertaining
27 January 2007 | by LadyCadence2319See all my reviews

This series was very entertaining, mainly due to the fact that the main character was so engaging. He was really funny, smart and not to mention really hot! Since he's from the future, he was able to bring his knowledge of events which haven't happened yet but have been foretold in history. This show is a nice change from other time travel shows in that the protagonist makes a choice to return to the past. It's not something that happened by accident so he doesn't waste time bumbling around refusing to believe he's in the past despite all the evidence that's staring him in the face. Instead, he accepts that he's gone two couple thousand years into the past and sets about finding the best way to get back to his present because the time machine dropped him off in the wrong time and place. He also had great chemistry with both of the leading ladies, played by Jessica Hsuan and Sonija Kwok. I do think that Jessica's character is the better written and more engaging character, her relationship with Louis is more believable also. Although he denies it, I feel as though Louis's character only fell in love with Sonija's character because she looks exactly like his girlfriend in the present (also played by Sonija Kwok.) And one last thing. About a third of the way into the series, it starts becoming excessively political. After Raymond Lam's character is crowned king, the show turns into a political drama with excessive backstabbing and numerous attempts on the king's life. This can get a bit wearying for those viewers who are not interested in history or politics. Despite this, the show is very entertaining. Louis Koo is incredibly funny in some of the earlier scenes. There's a part where he strips off his outer garments to go to sleep. Underneath, he's wearing a logo T-shirt and a pair of drawstring pants. He shakes his head and sighs, "Ancient people wear so many layers and they don't cut their hair." It's much funnier when you watch it in person than I'm making it sound.

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