Both dramas center around brilliant strategists who use their tactical skills to navigate the political game. The poster image of Si Ma Yi walking the tightrope above the upturned swords is a testament for both dramas. Both have excellent cast members including actress Liu Tao (Ode to Joy's Andy) who actually has main parts in both dramas!
There's actually two seasons/parts, so really 40 more episodes after this. But based on history, while it will likely cover Sima Yi's death (which was peaceful), the legacy that his descendants left will likely emphasized, meaning it won't be a sad ending.
IDK, I would think that if producers really wanted their dramas to be noticed/successful and bring in more $, that they would hire their own translators/subbers and release all language versions on the same date. There must be a reason...
Well, to be fair, they opened out the subtitle editor for fans to sub. All the other streaming sites took the subs from YouTube too. The wrong subs you mentioned will be on these other sites word for word. Since you seem to know the language well and feel that the subs are not up to standard, perhaps you can go try and to sub the drama and allow more fans to enjoy. If you want to that is.
And it seems to be killing a lot of potential fans too. I'm sure it'll be subbed soon enough. If I come across it, I'll come back to respond to this comment specifically to let you know just in case you'd have forgotten about it! :D
Not really, although lots in recent years. We could say there are too many dramas with princes as leads, though, because in Chinese history strategists were highly valued! I think more so than in western history. Plus, it always makes for a more interesting plot when you don't know what their next move will be. So I say bring it!