Three Kingdoms / San Guo 2010
21.11.2013 @ 02:41 #1
Seriously, fucking watch it.
It portrays one of the most interesting periods of Chinese history, with political intrigue that destroys ASoIaF and surpasses even, my dear friends, the Witcher (and you know how much I love it for its politics. But of course it's a 95 hour long series based on historical events).
I made a thread about this nearly 2 years ago and I can't find it. I remade the thread because I am going to re-watch it now.
Guys, if there is one thing you can trust me on, it's this. After discussing and debating politics and story with a lot of you, I'd love to discuss this brilliant series with one of my favorite communities.
So please fucking feast your eyes on this beauty.
21.11.2013 @ 02:57 #2
Doomed are those who take lunacy for prophecy, and carcasses for holy arses.
Screw Roche! I am a Nilfgaardian dog, and proud of it.
Only the dead can keep a secret. I promise to reveal every last detail as soon as your body is cold.
21.11.2013 @ 02:59 #3
I will be shocked if you don't fall in love with Cao Cao. SHOCKED.
21.11.2013 @ 05:40 #5
Oh and Chinese men are damn handsome. All Asians are. Lucky bastards.
21.11.2013 @ 15:15 #6
They portray it horribly, esp Dynasty Warriors.
22.11.2013 @ 02:27 #9
EDIT: Ah, is it called Romance of the Three Kingdoms, by any chance? If so, I believe that I have found it.
22.11.2013 @ 17:19 #10
Seconded. This show is just so fucking good. Just watch the first few episodes and you'll see why. Watch it and get hooked!
@Kindo The show goes simply by the name Three Kingdoms, but typing "Three Kingdoms 2010" will get you to this series.
22.11.2013 @ 21:13 #12
Hmm... Okay, the feature film from 2008 can be ruled out instantly (Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon), but the show I had found is called Romance of Three Kingdsoms and is dated 1995 or thereabouts. Same characters, apparently (Cao Cao is mentioned, for example), and spans 84 episodes. IMDb Link
Something tells me that the one you're speaking of is some sort of remake of that. People seem to prefer this version. ANYWAY! I think I have found it now. Thanks!
24.11.2013 @ 12:58 #13
The series is fantastic btw. You basically need to watch it to understand how good it is, because words can't sufficiently give it justice.
24.11.2013 @ 14:01 #14
No, thanks. I'm not watching a TV-show like this on Youtube; I think it deserves better than that.
25.11.2013 @ 04:14 #15
I downloaded from Youtube, then watched it on the TV. Quality was OK.
But I agree, this really should be available on DVD or cable.
26.11.2013 @ 05:15 #16
The series is fantastic btw. You basically need to watch it to understand how good it is, because words can't sufficiently give it justice. ›››
it's a popular series of novels and every chinese school kid has read it and think it's so-so. i think in the west, it's considered cool and edgy to praise asian works over western works.
26.11.2013 @ 07:14 #17
I think that a lot of books you read as a school kid give that reaction. And to a certain extent, I agree - when I lived in Singapore and admitted to LIKING the Chinese historical dramas on TV, it was definitely considered uncool by the Chinese around me, and I felt the same way about an awful lot of the Western shows they watched. The lure of the exotic, probably.
But despite that, this is an amazingly well done TV series, way better than anything I ever saw on the Chinese channels, so don't judge it by them
26.11.2013 @ 14:34 #18
The books are so so. Incredibly detailed, but also incredibly biased and a lot of times brings in supernatural elements that annoy me. But well it was never a historical book, and sadly I do not think the historical accounts of the era have been translated.
26.11.2013 @ 21:39 #19
He also cultivates a culture of improvement and growth, and helps people most notably Xu Chu, build character and bring out the best in him. Compare that to Liu Bei's abysmal tolerance of Zhang Fei's idiocy, which ultimately led him to his doom.
It is one of the most important qualities a leader can have.
27.11.2013 @ 20:15 #20