Justice Bao is back! The embodiment of justice and wisdom, black-faced magistrate and folk hero Bao Qing Tian has long been a popular figure for adaptation, with actors from Ti Lung to Anthony Wong to Lu Yi sporting the crescent moon in various television dramas and films over the years. The most memorable portrayal of Bao Qing Tian though remains the 1993 Taiwan television serial starring the unbeatable team of Jin Chao Chun, Kenny Ho, and Fan Hung Hsuan. The classic series was a huge hit in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, and effectively started a new trend of period investigative dramas. Fifteen years and many adaptations later, the original Kaifeng trio returns for the 2008 installment of Bao Qing Tian.
Jin Chao Chun reprises his signature role as Justice Bao, while Kenny Ho and Fan Hung Hsuan return as heroic constable Zhan Zhao and advisor Gongsun Ce, respectively. The serial consists of five stories that see Justice Bao and company investigating mysteries, cracking cases, and dealing poetic justice in the courtroom. The drama's extended cast includes Hong Kong stars Benny Chan Ho Man, Eric Suen, Kwan Lai Kit, and Michael Tong.
This volume of Bao Qing Tian comes with the series' first three stories: Da Long Pao, Bai Long Ju, and Tong Pan Jie.