Everyone has there specific 2013 threads and there wasn't one for the Mandarins.
I actually REALLY enjoy this years show. When I first heard it was solely original compositions I was skeptical at first, but their composer did absolutely a fantastic job. (Hats off to you Key Poulan) This years show is the 50th for the Mandarins and they brought their heritage with them to share with the audience.
The Mandarins wrote a show everyone can enjoy, on so many levels. Musically, the melodies are fun and easily recognizable, Visually, some really neat stuff is going on, and Emotionally, The Story is one a lot of people can relate too. Plus, the story shows pride in heritage but also tips it's hat to patriotism, as Americans we all can relate to that. Also, The narration doesn't get in the way of the show it or cover up music.
Mandarins aren't always the best scoring corps never making it to finals as highest placement being 16th but this is a show that is enjoyable and for 2013 is one of my favorites and I'm excited to see how they progress throughout the year.