Do you want to be Jackie Chan’s successor?

I just saw on CCTV 9’s Culture Express that Jackie Chan (成龙) is launching a TV show to search for his successor. This is very good news as Jackie Chan was at his peak in the 70’s with Drunken Master (醉拳) and hasn’t been quite so agile lately. The Disciple (“龙”的传人), as the show is called, will be aired on a local Beijing TV channel. If you are of Chinese origin and feel the calling, why not sign up? The top 10 contenders will appear in a movie produced by Jackie Chan, to premier before the 2008 Olympics.

Chan has actually already realized that his real successor is Tony Jaa of Ong-Bak fame. Jaa was offered a part in Rush Hour 3, but he was busy and declined.

Chinese South Park

I’ve been watching some TV and found something quite psychadelic. The show is called Bravo东东 and the influence of South Park is quite obvious:

Image copyright someone else, used without permission.

I can’t understand what they’re saying so I don’t know if it’s funny, but it seems to be less politically incorrect than South Park anyway. When searching for some info on the show I stumbled up this news item: Foreign Cartoons to Be Banned in ‘Golden Hours’ (17-20). The policy was supposed to come in effect on September 1, so perhaps this could explain why I’ve been seeing this particular show so often (and perhaps not).