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  • Drama: Chinese Paladin 5
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 45
  • Aired: May 23, 2016 - Jul 19, 2016
  • Network: Hunan TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 285 users)
  • Ranked: #1879
  • Popularity: #2730
  • Watchers: 845

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Chinese Paladin 5
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Based on the RPG game The Legend of Sword and Fairy 5, this story is about the prince of demon kingdom Jiang Yun Fan being left in the human world. When he meets a couple of friends, he realizes the importance of friendship and love with humans and fairies, but his father, the king, is going to be killed by the fairies to release his demon power. Will he choose his father, or his lover and his friends?

  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 45
  • Aired: May 23, 2016 - Jul 19, 2016
  • Network: Hunan TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 285 users)
  • Ranked: #1879
  • Popularity: #2730
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Aryael
10 people found this review helpful
Jul 20, 2016
45 of 45 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
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Story: This is the 3rd series of the popular Chinese Paladin franchise that was popularised by Hu Ge. Having watched all three Chinese Paladin series, I'll just summarise by saying that they are all worth your time watching. CP5 is an entirely different story. It even has an entirely different cast. No Hu Ge. To some, this might be a disappointment, but to others, this is a breath of fresh air - an opportunity for budding actors to try and prove their worth. Did Elvis Han manage to fill Hu Ge's big shoes? To be fair, it's hard to compare since Elvis' and Hu Ge's characters in the CP franchise are quite different! I'll also go out on a limp here by saying that in CP5, we have TWO male lead characters and not one as per the past CPs. Joe Cheng who acted as the Demon Prince Long You is an equally commanding, charismatic (perhaps more charismatic) and important character in CP5 as Elvis' half-human-half-demon Yun Fan. There are times in the series where Yun Fan's story took the backseat and Long You shone through. In fact, it got me questioning if Long You's the main male lead and not Yun Fan! Long You certainly has a much more interesting story arc. I am sure there are many Long You fans out there as there are for Yun Fan! The bromance between Yun Fan and Long You is another reason for watching this series. Unlike the past two series, this series focuses more on the relationship between humans and demons. The fairies or gods hardly make an appearance (if you count the 3 brief CGI appearances of Nuwa goddess as the 'fairy' part!).

Romance-wise, I am more in favour of the Long You-Xiao Man pairing. The romance between Yun Fan and Yu Rou is pretty one-dimensional and straightforward. I am also not entirely sold on the chemistry between Yun Fan and Yu Rou. Gulnezer or Gu Li Na Zha is a pretty woman but she is not suited to this role. She's either staring blank with her large eyes or crying tears with her large eyes. Nothing more. The chemistry is lacking between her and Elvis - which was a disappointment. It got to the point that I did not feel sorry for her when it's time for her to leave the scene (ahem!). The chemistry between Ling Ying and Long You was believable; not to mention the rather hot kissing scene (those of you who'd watched it know which one I'm referring to!)... but I was somewhat glad that Long You choose Xiao Man instead. Theirs is a relationship that started with platonic friendship and slowly grew into love as they supported each other and experienced all the hardships and challenges together. There is so much possibility for the relationship to grow but unfortunately, the series had to end! And the ending is....without giving spoilers away, I can only summarise it in one word: HOPE.

Acting/Cast: Generally, acting was good but I am not impressed with Gulnezer's acting. Unfortunately, this series would have been a much better one if they replace Gulnezer. My favourite actors are those who played the bandits. They provided the much needed comedic relief in this series.

Music: The OSTs are good and appropriate.

Rewatch value: I am more biased towards Long You's story; so if I rewatch this, I will only watch the parts concerning Long You. Thankfully, there are plenty of it!

Overall: Not as amazing as CP1 & 3, but it is still worth your time watching. Interesting story that manage to capture audiences' imagination. I rate this 8.5/10.

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CrusadingAngel
6 people found this review helpful
Jul 31, 2016
45 of 45 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
This is not the show for you if you're looking for something similar to Chinese Paladin 1 and 3. In fact I suggest that you not even try this show at all. There are several reasons as to why I have this view. The first reason is that this show does pretty much nothing until 90% of the way through the show. The show's climax ended up being around episode 44 (the second to last episode). The rest of the show was basically filler. Secondly, the show lacked a strong and viable villain. Third of all, we have the ghastly CGI that we often see in dramas such as these. Please keep reading if you want to find out more about why I dislike this show so much. I'll try to keep it short and sweet.

Story: [5/10] The story was very lackluster. Most of this had to do with the fact that many of the character's adventures had no real conflict at all. Every time there was trouble, the show's writer magically had a solution to their problem (mostly using magic). Talk about deus ex machina. The characters had to face hardships, but most of them was self-inflicted. Which then leads me to the romance. Also very lackluster as well. Most of the romance was basically the leads falling in love with each other, getting jealous with each other, and then falling in love again. Basically rinse and repeat for 40 episodes. Lastly there was also a lack of a strong villain as well. We find out who the main villain of this show at around episode 40ish. By that time I did not care enough to even pay much attention. Most other shows would have showed you who the real villain (or at least an idea of who the real villain is) by the first few episodes.

Acting/Cast: [7/10] The actors here weren't too bad. I didn't really give them a 7 because of their acting. In fact, I applaud them for being able to act well in a show like this one. As I thought it was amazing how they could act out each battle scene while having it all seem realistic without the CGI in real life. I gave this a category a 7 because there was no big name stars. Chinese Paladin 1 had Ady An, Crystal Liu, Eddie Peng, and Hu Ge. Chinese Paladin 3 had Hu Ge again, Yang Mi, Tiffany Tang, Wallace Huo, and Cecelia Liu. A crazy amount of popular actors and actresses. We had basically none of that here.

Music: [8/10] The music here was okay. I liked it for the most part, however it was nothing all that special as well. Not too many shows has music/ost that are worth a 10.

Rewatch Value: [1/10] I don't ever plan on watching this show again.

Overall I suggest you not watch this show. There's a reason why not many people on MDL has watched this show.

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