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  • Timing is everything.

  • Wow!

  • That's right. It is time for another...

  • Tss...

  • Can you smell it guys?

  • Mmm... What a nice simmer.

  • That's right, we're not a roasting channel.

  • - We're a simmering channel. - Yeah.

  • We feel like we've covered

  • quite a lot already, you guys get the gist.

  • But then...

  • We came across this Chinese TV show.

  • This one was just something else again.

  • Take the caps. Ready to go.

  • By the way, this drama is called 'My Last Visa',

  • or '最后的签证'.

  • - Based off a true story apparently. - Yes...

  • The plot is about

  • the heroic deeds of a Chinese diplomat who

  • issued out visas for thousands of Jews during WW2.

  • I'm totally not reading off a synopsis website right now.

  • Obviously, it's depicting something

  • quite important and historical.

  • We're just here to talk about the violin playing.

  • Yes.

  • - Alright, so... - Ling Ling insurance!

  • Did you see what I saw?

  • Great violin soloist with 4 fine tuners!

  • Here we go again.

  • When was the last time you saw a world class soloist...

  • Even a University student soloist

  • play with a violin with 4 fine tuners?

  • - It doesn't happen. - Oh my head.

  • Just no.

  • Let me just get this through my head.

  • No. Usually a soloist doesn't use 2 hands,

  • they can do it with 1 hand.

  • That's saying something though.

  • Yeah, but hey.

  • Maybe the actress didn't want to drop the violin,

  • - so I can respect that. - And I get the suspicion they had real musicians.

  • Yeah, the ones in the background.

  • You know why? Cause the dude

  • he has a towel over his chin rest.

  • He looks very comfortable with it.

  • Dude, mate, just get a seat.

  • No one does this:

  • Usually they don't let people in. There's a shut-off time.

  • Maybe times were different back in WW2 era.

  • But Sarasate Zigeunerweisen is the piece they're playing

  • for those of you who don't know.

  • Very famous violin piece.

  • Let's see how she plays it!

  • Holy moly.

  • Dude.

  • We're gonna be here for a very long time.

  • It clearly started on the G string.

  • Yeah, not just that, look:

  • Ohh!!

  • - Basics! - It's crooked.

  • Her hand is too flat, it's just on the A string.

  • She kind of started on the 3rd position,

  • but then she went down,

  • when it should be going up, the pitch.

  • Oh no, why did you go down?

  • - She shifted down! - Just keep the left hand there. Look!

  • 1, 2, 3!

  • Urgh.

  • Why are we expecting more? We should know by now.

  • Sorry, I mean, I get it that she's not a musician,

  • - but that's still painfully funny to watch. - It's like...

  • Why are they doing a zoomed in shot?

  • If they're gonna zoom in like that

  • - they might as well get a double. - Get a professional.

  • You don't draw attention to like, an obviously fake thing.

  • - You know? - Yeah, and then drawing attention to that run.

  • It's the hardest run too, right?

  • She's doing like 1 2 1 2 2 3,

  • but like she's staying in position.

  • By the time we stop just then,

  • - It's already up here. - Yeah.

  • But she's still stuck down here.

  • - Second and a half position. - Just get a double guys.

  • - It makes it so much more enjoyable. - Yeah.

  • - Or just don't zoom in to it. - Yeah, just...

  • Or just don't.

  • Ah!

  • Oh, wow!

  • If you could actually do that, you're better than

  • every other violinist out there. To make that sound...

  • The sound?

  • - Wow, man. - It's like a...

  • Whole bow, but what she used was like...

  • Just a little part of the bow.

  • - 1 inch. - What you heard was like a huge bow.

  • What you see, it was like...

  • We won't even say anything,

  • you can just spot the difference.

  • Versus...

  • Dude, why is she just - What is this?

  • Hey Brett, let's play your Tchaikovsky.

  • I wonder how they got

  • so many people to just sit there and watch.

  • That's a lot of actor wages to pay.

  • And then they couldn't get a double.

  • Ha!

  • - Dude, she bowed for the pizz! - The pizzicato!

  • That's pizzicato, guys.

  • But she used a...

  • Her bow's just sliding all over the place.

  • Usual stuff that we talk about

  • but it doesn't get less sacrilegious, you know?

  • The bow change is out of time.

  • She's on the fingerboard.

  • She should be on the 1st position.

  • And G string, she's on the A string on 3rd position.

  • Her bow is so tense.

  • We're a simmering channel.

  • She really likes that kind of 3rd, 4th position

  • - on the G string, right? - G string.

  • The bow's going back and forth,

  • and she likes this movement.

  • I don't think she's done a single like...

  • Long bow.

  • I feel sorry for the musicians.

  • I feel sorry for every single person

  • hired there to endure her.

  • We're a simmering chan -

  • - Actually, was the recording kinda weird too? - Yeah.

  • - It doesn't sound like a solo concerto piece. - What they're doing.

  • - And - - You can't even hear the solo violin.

  • Yeah, there's no solo violin sound

  • - and the firsts sound kind of all over the place. - Yeah.

  • Dude, the applause started happening

  • - before they started applauding! - Clapping. Yeah.

  • Look, listen.

  • *Applause*

  • And no one's clapping.

  • This sounds like someone bootlegged a recording.

  • So they went into like, their local orchestra concert

  • - and just recorded the audio. - Recorded the -

  • In that concert, they started clapping before the end

  • which...

  • Don't do please.

  • And they just put it in there.

  • Oooh!!

  • Damn, where's that bridge?

  • Where's the budget?

  • You can afford all those actors in the audience.

  • Ohh...

  • Different violin as well.

  • Dude, what happened to your other violin?

  • Did she drop it?

  • Bro...

  • Didn't the actress herself realize,

  • - "something seems different about today's violin". - I know...

  • It's like where's your...

  • The attention to detail.

  • We can't even demonstrate this to you,

  • cause I cannot take my bridge off.

  • Put your pinky on the bow.

  • Yeah, I know. Basics, guys.

  • And look at the gap between her left hand finger

  • and the thing.

  • There's a massive gap here.

  • Should be like that...

  • Not...

  • Just get a doppel!

  • Her pinky's all the way up there!

  • If your pinky is all the way up here,

  • look at all the time that's required to hit the string.

  • That is inefficient AF.

  • You want to keep your fingers ready to go.

  • Boom.

  • Boom.

  • Bayah.

  • On, off, on, off.

  • That does not happen, that does not happen.

  • - That never happens! - Okay...

  • We're not directors, but...

  • Dude, most -

  • 9 out of 10 musicians, if they didn't know someone was

  • about to approach them, and you did that to them...

  • They would literally jump.

  • You don't know how much focus and like,

  • care is required to play.

  • It's like, woah.

  • I love how there's always like,

  • this whole idea of violin and romance.

  • - Yeah. - Putting that together, guys.

  • I get it, but oh my god.

  • Just, eh!

  • Did the violin change again?

  • No, it's the same one, just different color.

  • Why is there no bridge?

  • At least that was right.

  • That was a right sound depicted from the tin,

  • that was the actual sound.

  • I'm just trying to picture.

  • In which world would this

  • scenario ever unfold as it just did?

  • When you don't have a bridge.

  • Ohhh!!!

  • Oh wow. Okay, not only is there no bridge,

  • but now it's slathered in -

  • Is that rosin or is that the light?

  • It's just dirty, there's like white powder everywhere.

  • Gloves on...

  • Oh dude...

  • - She's got gloves! - Why would you...

  • Why would you, why would you...

  • The thickness of your fingers change with the glove.

  • The feeling is all off and the spacing is all wrong.

  • Just listen to this.

  • You can't vibrate with the glove.

  • She'll just slide.

  • I know.

  • The only closest gloves you can get,

  • if the glove has holes so you fingers can stick out.

  • I remember there's a clip of the violinist Vengerov

  • playing out in the cold, but he had gloves,

  • - but the fingertips are still there! - Yup.

  • I've just never seen such a bad portrayal.

  • - That's not even the violinist at this point. - Stop. Just stop.

  • - Dude, she stopped playing! - Dude, she stopped playing!

  • Dude, there's over a billion people in China

  • and we know, a lot of people, they can play.

  • Really, really well.

  • Ask someone to be on set or find someone that had like

  • - grade 2 violin training. - I'm pretty sure...

  • Everyone... Oh my god...

  • Yeah, it's missing a bridge, mate.

  • - Well... - Yeah, well...

  • Maybe if you didn't wear gloves, you had a bridge...

  • Maybe if you could actually play.

  • Alright, I know we're being nitpicky,

  • but as a musician, when we watch things like this...

  • These are the thoughts that come into our head.

  • We can't take it seriously.

  • If it was a little bit off

  • but at least it was like kind of close,

  • then we can respect the effort.

  • But this is just clearly like...

  • They didn't even try.

  • They didn't even get a proper violin. Like, come on.

  • That's like I'm gonna make a feature-length movie about

  • Roger Federer, the great tennis player,

  • and then you show up with a tennis racket

  • with no strings on it.

  • - It's like an empty racket. - Yeah, and then -

  • And then the ball goes through.

  • - Yeah. - Just cut the shot.

  • She's got the gloves again.

  • Yeah, don't play it!

  • What happened to her first violin?

  • Budget costs!