- Jan 2017
- Republika Srpska
Three Kingdoms is a 2010 Chinese television series based on the events in the late Eastern Han dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period. The plot is adapted from the 14th century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms and other stories about the Three Kingdoms period.
I watched this show in January. It has 95 episodes and I must say I enjoyed it quite a bit. Although it does not really stick to historical truth, it is still fun with interesting characters and generally an interesting setting. The acting is good, especially big players like Cao Cao and Liu Bei, though my favourite characters were definitely Zhuge Liang and Zhou Yu. So, it was an enjoyable show. There are two big drawbacks though:
1. the action is terrible, especially 1 on 1 action. It is simply awful. Sudden camera cuts, bad editing, unrealistic stunts. It is really bad and sticks out like a sore thumb. It is good that the focus of the show is clearly on politics and scheming rather than on fighting.
2. the ending. It doesn't even cover the whole reunification of China, it just stops when Sima Yi takes power in Wei and the series ends with a narration that the Three Kingdoms will be reunited under the Jin. I mean...why not show that? Also, Sun Quan kind of disappears from the show in the last few episodes.
Did anyone else watch this show?