Three Kingdoms is a Chinese television series adapted from Luo Guanzhong's classical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Directed by Gao Xixi, the 95 episodes long series has a budget of over 100 million RMB and was released in May 2010.
Three Kingdoms" is a masterpiece. I liked everything about it: begining with the story, cast,acting and ending with the music.I will miss very much Cao Cao, Zhuge Liang and even the funny and fat emperor. The three kingdoms are represented by Cao Cao, Liu Bei and Sun Quan. My favorite was Cao Cao. I enjoyed every second of this drama: the war scenes, the love stories and the philosophic discussions.I liked the read morelove story between Lu bu and Diao Chan. Lu Bu was a brilliant warrior but very funny and naive in the private life. Diao Chan had an amazing beautyand voice. The love story between Liu Bei and Sun Shang Xiang is also unique and touching. Another thing thatI can't forget is the strong relationship between Liu Bei and his 2 brothers.
Every event in the story hasanimportant significance: few words can kill a person, ora simple rain can save someone's life. Even a war has to be at the right moment. The places are wonderful. Their image are accompanied by the lovely music.
The acting is the best I've ever seen so far in a drama. This story learns you moreabout destiny, love, modesty, ambition, luck, patience, honesty, cunning and the importance to act like a person and not like an animal.
I think that if you want to watch this drama you must give it your attention not just drop it because you didn't like a scene or an episode. If you are superficial, you won't see the true meaning of this drama.
I'm not the biggest fan of the "Three Kingdoms' " Ost (songs and instrumentales), but I have to admit that it was well appropriate for war/tragic scenes! So yes for this drama the pieces of music were just perfect and made the scenes even more memorable ;D
Liu Bei: Doesn't Cao Cao have that famous saying?
Liu Bei: He said, "I'd rather betray the world than let the world betray me."
Liu Bei: I have a saying too.
Liu Bei: "I'd rather the world betray me, but I won't betray the world."