Co Gai Xau Xi
May 31st, 2008
Co Gai Xau Xi is an adaptation of the Colombian soap opera Yo Soy Betty, La Fea, from which ABC’s Ugly Betty also gets its start. It stars famed actress Ngoc Hiep as Huyen Dieu, a smart but unattractive young girl working for a fashion design company. Her hideous appearance begets many problems for her both personally and professionally.
Though I haven’t followed the series in its entirety, I am quite impressed with the cast and their skillful portrayal of the characters, most notably Ngoc Hiep. However, the Hanoi dialect is a total turnoff for me. Even Ngoc Hiep’s natural “mien Nam” accent has to be subbed with Phi Thanh Van’s voice.
With 169 episodes in total, Co Gai Xau Xi is the longest running series in Vietnam. If you have a passion for Viet series and enjoy a good laugh, you should definitely check it out.
Theme Song “Cho Em” performed by Lam Truong.
Actress Ngoc Hiep