Today’s title is taken from the Christopher Guest mockumentary “A Mighty Wind” (you might know him best from “This is Spinal Tap”) about musicians.
In this case, it is an oblique reference to something that I suppose could be considered a musical instrument of the vocal variety but it’s more commonly associated with … something else. Anyway, on with the show.
An important lesson when you watch a TV programme or film, or just entertainment in general is that sometimes, we’re being shown what people think they’re seeing as opposed to what is actually happening. We can tend to get fooled because the actors are actually acting the scene out, so it looks just as real as something you see can actually see happening as opposed to what someone is imagining is happening.
So maybe we see this episode start with Zhang Peng standing inside a giant heart marked out on the floor with candles (so that’s what they were for). Zhang Peng then turns around at the entrance of Qi Sheng (in repeated slow motion) and smiles. The wind machine on cue kicks in and really, at this point should be considered a supporting character in its own right. Qi Sheng, even in spite of his stony countenance is clearly stunned as evidenced by his eyes being about to bug out of their sockets. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…