Chinese Paladin

Chinese Paladin (2005)

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Ratings: 7.9/10 from 407 users
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Based on a popular RPG of the same name. The story takes place in a fantasy medieval China that's full of kung fu action, CG special effects, and wacky humor.
Li Xiao Yao, a "Stinky Punk", journeys to Dream Island to find a cure for his sick aunt. There he meets and marries the love of his life, Ling'er. On his way back home with the cure, he discovers that he's been read moretricked by the Lunar Sect Cult so that they can kidnap Ling'er.
He awakens in his bed, having forgotten his entire trip to Dream Island, but having saved his aunt. He rescues Ling'er from the Lunar Sect Cult and is in turn rescued by a mysterious stranger who teaches him kung fu. Xiao Yao and Ling'er travel to the capital to meet her father.
Along the way, they meet various people, get harassed by the Lunar Sect Cult, discover both of their histories, save the world and fall in love with each other all over again. It starts off sweet and lighthearted but ends with plenty of tears.

  • Native title:

    仙劍奇俠傳 (仙剑奇侠传)
  • Also Known as:

    Xian Jian Qi Xia Zhuan ; The Magic Sword & the Chivalrous Youth ; Legend of Fairy and Sword

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Viki Lin
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Jun 25, 2015
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I have always had a soft spot for wuxia dramas but I normally aren't able to finish them because I would lose interest or the story is too slow. However, this drama was amazing to me. It was probably the first drama I have seen with Hu Ge but he has become one of my favorites. The main characters are attractive both personality and feature wise. Very memorable drama!
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Mar 5, 2017
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Story: This drama was one of the the first dramas I've ever watched when I was younger and it was always memorable. The story revolves around the male protagonist who starts off mischievous and carefree but an event which required him to save his aunt's life embarks him on a journey where he meets many friends and learns martial arts. Throughout the story, you'll witness their friendship and each character's development. In read more the love triangle between the two female leads and the male lead, I found it hard to set sail in either ship because I was fine with either one surprisingly ^^. I enjoyed the side couple as well because they were super cute! There will be times where you will laugh and times where you will cry.

Acting/Cast: I really love the cast and I think each of them did a really great job with their character. You can really see their development from the beginning until the end. Because of this drama, I discovered many amazing actors and actresses like Hu Ge and Ady An. I really loved Eddie Peng and Esther Liu in this too! (They were the super cute couple I was talking about ^^) Crystal is a beauty and I've always thought she fitted ancient/ wuxia dramas. I remember reading somewhere that the main actors/actresses were very young (around 17-20s) when they were cast. They were considered as the new generation of actors/actresses at that time. (Look at them now ^.^)

Music: I really really loved the soundtracks in this drama. I think that the soundtracks suited the atmosphere of the drama. I also really liked the instrumentals that was played in the background during a certain scene. Some songs were sang by Hu Ge as well.

Rewatch: Since this is a childhood drama of mine, I would go back and watch some of my favorite episodes but I would skip some as well.

Overall: This was one of the dramas that made me fall in love with wuxia/xianxia genre dramas. I really liked how the story developed and the closures for each character. The CGIs of this drama was not amazing and the production quality may be considered low for some, but this was one of the very first drama with CGI effects. Therefore, I think they did a really good job. There are some loopholes in the story and the characters as well, but I was able to overlook them and enjoy it. I think it's worth trying it out :)

(This is my first review. ^^' I apologize if some of my comments are inaccurate or flawed!)
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    Antonin Jun 28, 2017

    We need these games released in the West xD

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    yarnie Oct 8, 2016

    Songs were so absurd at a lot of parts i couldnt cont. watching xD lol i really wanted to see Peng Eddie & Ady An though...

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    Serenalancelot Jul 8, 2016 - edited

    I don't know why. But i don't like him

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    Brina_Shuang Nov 14, 2015 - edited

    I think Hu Ge is a very capable actor. Most people doesn't like him because his roles usually are fools, but if you know him well you would find out that he's a silly excellent actor ^^

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      Raquel Dec 20, 2015

      I agree with you

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      moondust Mar 16, 2016 - edited

      Hu Ge is probably the most successful idol turned serious C-actor I can think of. He's so incredibly versatile its amazing to think Li Xiao Yao, Jing Tian, Guo Jing etc is played by the same person who gave us Mei Changsu, Ming Tai or Mo Xun. His depth is incredible and if you thought he was good during his CP days he's even better now

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    alexk345 Aug 20, 2015 - edited

    This drama sucks so bad. How in the world they make this bad quality drama. Some of wuxia is great but not this one. Any drama with HU GE sucks bad. I come to understanding that anyone like this drama they likes it for HU GE. I just do not like his style of acting. Very manic in everything. I tried all his drama i could n't finish first episode of any of his drama. All of them bad. No seriousness. I do not think its comedy either.

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      madeline Feb 15, 2016

      not that bad dont be so mean i really like it

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    Ruyi Aug 8, 2015

    This was my first drama ever! I started watching this drama when I was 9! (now i am 13, watching lots of korean drama, but I really need to get on with my studies!)

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    AmyLovesDramas Jun 25, 2014

    I rarely watch Chinese dramas.. but this was really good! The ending though :'(

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    romnin18 Feb 19, 2013

    why she die in the end......

    just joking......hahaha

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      Lyrical Feb 19, 2013

      Thank you for the spoiler man..
      You could make it spoiler.. You genius -.-
      NO COMMENT !

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    moon_dreamz Feb 19, 2013
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    Ayuuie Mar 22, 2012

    I have never been a fan of Esther and Eddie, but I love them in this!


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    Jan 24, 2005 to Feb 14, 2005
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  • Duration:

    50 min.


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    7.9 (scored by 407 users)
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