The Legend of Crazy Monk

Episodes: 42

Director: Lin Tian Yi

Screenwriter: Jian Yuan Xin


Ji Gong is a legendary character in Chinese folklore and a popular subject for movies and television shows. In the latest retelling of the fantastical legends of the Mad Monk, beloved Hong Kong actor Benny Chan (Journey to the West II) comes in with his portrayal of the most handsome Ji Gong to grace the TV screen yet. The CG-enhanced costume comedy drama series also gives Ji Gong a romantic interest before he becomes the Mad Monk, and rising Mainland starlet Chen Zihan (The Myth) plays the girl who has a love/hate relationship with our hero. Co-stars include Yang Xue (TVB's Blade Heart) and Lam Tze Chung (Stephen Chow's sidekick in Kung Fu Hustle).

Being good is no fun, so the immortal Big Bird escapes from the heavenly confinement and goes on to wreak havoc in the mortal world. The Buddha orders the Dragon-subduing Master to go after it by reincarnating as a human being named Li. Time goes by, and on the day Li is to get married, he suddenly remembers his destined mission and leaves everything behind to become a monk known as Daoji at the Temple. Jilted at the altar, the bride Yanzhi can't bear the heartbreak and shame, so she jumps off the cliff, only to be saved by the evil Big Bird. Consumed by her grudge towards her almost-husband, Yanzhi gradually turns to the dark side, practicing black magic in order to come back and seek vengeance on the Mad Monk...