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#31 Wu Zetian

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 06:19 AM

Well, I'm guessing you can tell who's my favorite judging from the pics I've posted  ;)

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The only thing that I can think of to complain about is that there should be way more battle scenes. And more screen time for Huo Qubing.  :wub:

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Hello, I cannot see the pics you've posted. Can you post them again, as I also like Huo Qubing :)

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 05:41 PM

Hello, I cannot see the pics you've posted.  Can you post them again, as I also like Huo Qubing  :)

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Sure, here's some of the best shots that I have of him.

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#33 Wu Zetian

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 09:14 PM

Thanks heaps Zhen Er!
Appreciate it :)

#34 Yang Zongbao

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 09:00 PM

The costume looks kinda cheap though, like its made of opera outfits.
The armor looks...cheaply unreal. But then again, I never heard the storyline, so I'll reserve judgment.
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 04:46 AM

USC, i think theres one by tvb made recently about the xiang yu vs. liu bang
conflict. i can't remember the name and only watched the last few episodes, but not too bad.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:07 PM

The recent 帝女花 by TVB is total c**p. <_<

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:51 PM

USC, i think theres one by tvb made recently about the xiang yu vs. liu bang
conflict. i can't remember the name and only watched the last few episodes, but not too bad.

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thanx your recommendation. appreciate!!

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 05:36 AM

Genghis Khan (by CCTV)

and

For The Sake of Republic (走向共和)

are the BEST Chinese drama I have ever seen.

The historical realism and the production details are amazing. :icon15:

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 01:56 PM

The recent one made by TVB is called The Conqueror. It is quite inaccurate but i found it quite funny & i guess it is designed to be easy viewing. It makes you love Liu Bang as he is so spineless and funny.

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 12:37 AM

Hey guys, I would like to ask something about the "Han Wu Da Di" drama series.
I'm really not sure which one that most of you are talking about. I have watched two types of it. The first one that I watched was quite a long time ago, on the channel TVBS. That one was quite good.

But recently I have also wathced the another version aired on channel AEC lately but it has just reaced it conclusion last Friday. I think this one is far more better than the previous one but can anyone help me indentify this version? I'm not sure which one it was since I can't read Chinese.

The ending song is very nice. I forgot the name but it is like (....) Tian. Anyone living in Malaysia knew about it? I watched it on Astro AEC.

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 08:41 AM

well.. the genghis Khan Drama produced by CCTV was cool.. esp. the battle scene against Jin, Kwarezhm etc.

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What's the name is Chinese? Can you buy it on DVD?

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 03:22 PM

Genghis Khan (by CCTV)
and
For The Sake of Republic (走向共和)
are the BEST Chinese drama I have ever seen.
The historical realism and the production details are amazing.  :icon15:

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I disagree.

Great productions they are, they are not particularly "realistic" by my standard.

Genghis' and Yesugey's moral character got painted over lots. In reality, Yesugey did seize his wife Hoelun from the Merkits, and Genghis did slaughter the Tatar males taller than wheels. Making Genghis "larger than life" isn't particularly wise, in my opinion. But I understand why CCTV did that. (also, CCTV's Genghis Khan outshines most historical dramas set in ancient times. However, it is not half as good as the 1988 movie Genghis Khan, or the recent Mongolian cinematic production by the same name)

"Republic" is an excellent series. However, in the middle of the movie (I think at the episode talking about the ousting of Qu Hongji by Yuan Shikai), the director was switched and serious flaws started to come, including disorganization and the insertion of two fictional characters, Luo Wen and Tian Mo.
The Political problem of the series, however, is not as claimed by senior members of the Communist party, namely, the "revisionary apologetic sympathy toward Li Hongzhang".
Because the series precisely reflects the political needs of the political establishment that sponsored "The Making of a Republic": to discourage revolutionary and radical aspirations in the current political climate.

You can clearly draw parallels between today's political establishment and the late Qing factions:

1) Hu Jintao and the old revolutionaries--- the Aisingiolo family
2) Zhu Rongji and Wen Jiabao --- Li Hongzhang
3) The provincial reformers --- Zhang Zhidong
4) The PLA and Dengist opportunists like Jiang Zemin --- Yuan Shikai and his later Beiyang regime
5) Radical democrats and liberals --- Kang Youwei and Sun Yat-Sen

The smoothness of the "Republic" in shaping these groups of characters precisely demonstrates the wisdom of the directors. However, it is heavily laiden with political values relevant to today's political climate.

CCTV will never air a TV series unless it is of important political relevance. It will never air a Sponge Bob type no-brainer during prime time.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 02:36 AM

Would someone here be able to help me find a web site with information on a fairly old historical drama? Around the mid-1990s I followed a series called in English "Web of Deceit". I believe it was set during the late Ming period. It was on a Chinese channel in the U.S. - no English subtitles. I was able to follow the story pretty well even though I didn't understand any of the dialogue. I believe the dialogue was in Cantonese. Historically accurate or not, it did prompt me to take a semester of Mandarin and some Asian History in college.

At the time the series aired, I was frustrated because it was difficult to get advance notice of when it was going to run on the Chinese channels.

Recently, I was describing a series to a friend, and it occured to me that just about everything is on the Internet these days. I searched for Web of Deceit, but I couldn't find anything. If anyone knows the series I'm referring to (the title may not be Web of Deceit in Cantonese), I'd appreciate any links with information about it.

I'm also curious as to what people who were familiar with Chinese language and history thought of this series. It could have been the worst fluff in the world, and I wouldn't have been able to tell. The simplicity of the plot lines did work in favor of someone who didn't understand the dialogue, though.

Also, I'm particularly interested in 17th century China, so please let me know if there are other good series that cover this period.

#44 Wu Zetian

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 03:49 AM

I think the Wu Zetian series starring Liu XiaoQing (劉曉慶) is very good. In fact, it is BY FAR the best out of the 3 Wu Zetian series I have seen

It is quite historically accurate, with great costumes and backgrounds and great acting. Liu XiaoQing was really good in her portrayal of the life of Wu Zetian (from her teenage years right through to when she was in her 80s). Other actors include Chen BaoGuo (陳寶國) and the guy who played Tang Taizong (don't remember name)

http://www15.brinkst...empire/pics.htm

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 02:58 PM

I was loaned the III Kingdoms T.V. seires by a friend of mine. Even though I do not understand mandarin, I still watched the entire thing and derived much enjoyment out of it. It's really, really well done...

I'm overjoyed now that I hear that there is a subtitled version out.

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