Laughing in the Wind

Laughing in the Wind (2001)

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Ling Hu Chong a member of the Hua Shan sword practicing body is in for trouble after his classmates suspect him of being the robber of their worshipped sword canon scripture. Trying to ward off further trouble he seeks his comfort in flight, coincidentally makes friends with Ying Ying and later helps her solve the problems within the sorcery school that she comes from.

  • Native title:

    笑傲江湖
  • Also Known as:

    State of Divinity; The Smiling Proud Wanderer; Blood Cold and Proud Hot; Xiao Ao Jiang Hu; The Swordsman;

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  • Li Ya Peng
    Linghu Chong
    Main Role
  • Zi Wei
    Yue Bu Qun
    Main Role
  • Li Qin Qin
    Ding Yi
    Supporting Role
  • Qing Xu
    Ren Ying Ying (Holy Maiden)
    Supporting Role
  • Li Jie
    Lin Ping Zhi
    Supporting Role
  • Liu Dong
    Ning Zhong Ze (Madam Yue)
    Supporting Role

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WanderingRonin
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Oct 14, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
So far the best wuxia martial arts based drama from china that I've watched. Most have many stupid plots thrown in as well as love stories that go wrong for stupid reasons but this drama manages to find a good balance and at least give sensible reasons for most of the things that go wrong. Also has a happy ending if you care about that stuff.

One of the things I enjoyed read more most in this is when the main character goes into disguise and does chivalrous hero stuff. Theres usually lots of hilarious content when he does that though it only happened about twice if I remember correctly. This is your basic regular-martial-artist-turned-super strong/strongest-after-journeying-the-wuxia-world-and-learning-skills-from-some-master(s) type of story. So if you're a fan for that kind of stuff (or Jin Youngs novel adaptations) you should definitely give this a go. It has all that ridiculous martial arts with people flying all over the place (aka wire-fu) and explosions happening lol (like actual explosions and not a lot of the crappy cg effects you see in Chinese drama these days due to budget restraints or whatever).

Overrall production was very well done. The characters immersed with expertly/appropriately designed costumes (got to respect actresses as nuns with actual shaved heads, or at least wearing props that make them look bald), so many awesomely choreographed martial arts fights, lots of non-cg explosions, so many epic moments and the build ups that lead to them, and a really good love story that pondered some challenging questions; The love of a man from a righteous sect and a woman from an evil sect and what it meant to be considered righteous/evil in such a time. Oh and theres bloody conspiracies.

Major flaw with this series is that there are parts of the story that seem out of place or missing. It could have you confused like you missed an episode even though you didn't. An example would be when the next episode does not continue from the cliffhanger of the previous episode (Unfortunately this happens quite a bit during the first few episodes and then once/twice in the later eps). I think they might have shot too much footage and had a hard time deciding what should be included in the final cuts. And thus parts of the story might have been cut off. This was my only major gripe with the drama even though it still ends up being my fav wuxia series. Also watch out for episodes being mismatched on streaming sites e.g. a video would read ep 39 but it’ll be listed under episode 38 in most sites (this exact problem is present in most sites except youre streaming on maybe dramafever, which probably has better subs as well)

Still the overall experience definitely makes this a must watch. So if you can ignore the major flaw I mentioned and make it past a few eps, you just might find yourself an enjoyable wuxia adventure with a love story you’d be happily shipping.
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Both revolve around wandering martial artists who learn some powerful martial arts from some master and end up becoming renown. Both main characters dont rely solely on their martial arts but also on their cunning and careful planning. A Step Into the Past would be a casual recommendation for wuxia fans that have already seen all the better shows like Laughing in The Wind. Both are historicals but A Step Into the Past begins in "modern time".
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Both are adaptations of Jin Young novels though they are different stories. Both are the best adaptations of their respective stories. If you liked one you'll probably like the other. First time I watched Demi Gods & Semi Devils I dropped it because from the first episode, I thought the martial arts was too over the top, exaggerated and fake/sloppy. But after giving it another go a couple months later, I realized it was pretty well done (or at least maybe in its later episodes). So I Highly recommend either for fans of wuxia series. Lots of good martial arts action.
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    homaKP Jul 8, 2015 - edited

    my first Chinese drama and my most favorite also.
    pure enchanting!

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    WanderingRonin Oct 14, 2013 - edited

    Found out about this drama via dramafever.com but only the first few episodes were free so ended up watching the rest elsewhere

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      animefayinc Dec 10, 2014

      Hello, may I ask where you watched the rest of the episodes? The only other stream I could find was Veoh but it's missing episodes and the one's that are there are all messed up @[email protected]

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      WanderingRonin Dec 11, 2014

      Check your inbox :]

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    40
  • Aired:

    Mar 26, 2001 to May 18, 2001
  • Network:

    CCTV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    8.3 (scored by 53 users)
  • Ranked:

    #5649
  • Popularity:

    #3648

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