Original release 28 December 2012 King's War, also known as Legend of Chu and Han, is a Chinese television series based on the events in the Chu–Han Contention, an interregnum between the fall of the Qin dynasty and the founding of the Han dynasty. It started airing on Anhui TV, Zhejiang TV, Jiangxi TV and Tianjin TV on 28 December 2012.
The show began streaming on Netflix in 2017
Chen Daoming as Liu Bang Peter Ho as Xiang Yu Duan Yihong as Han Xin Qin Lan as Lü Zhi
It took me more than three months to finish watching this series. Not that the series is bad, but I watched it without any English sub, and the Chinese language used in this series is not a vernacular modern Chinese. It's really difficult for me to understand it. I had to slow the series up to 50% to be able to catch up the meaning while looking up on difficult words on dictionary. Also, the color in this series is pretty dimmed. I have to say it looks greyish and dark, lacking of colorful scenes to make it more attractive. Instead, it creates a feeling that you're watching a historical series.
but the series is overall really GOOD.Chen Daoming and Peter Ho really do their best. I don't usually like Peter Ho. But Peter Ho really awesome as Xiangyu in this series.
According to reports, apart from its huge budget, one of the highlights of the series is its realistic sets. The palace, along with other important locations in the television series, had to be totally reconstructed in accordance with the requirements stated in the script.And which is really an important element.
Actually watching this series is almost like watching a documentary series on NatGeo or History Channel.
I read Record of the Grand Historian, and this series adaptation is really a good realistic interpretation of Records of the Grand Historian.
The story started with the life of Liu Ji - who later known as Liu Bang as a minor patrol officer.Chen Daoming really does a good job here. He showed the progress of how a redneck Liu Ji became a charismatic leader (although he sometimes still showed his uneducated behavior) and became the great Han Gaozu. This adaptation took the historical source from Record of the Grand Historian (Shi Ji), but then interpret it and romanticized without losing the historical essence.
For example, Records of the Grand Historian recounts an event during this conflict, an event omitted from the emperor's own biography but present in the biography of Xiang Yu, where he pushed his own children out of his carriage to lighten it in a desperate attempt to escape in a chase from Xiang Yu's men. And this is shown in the series. Such a shameless act. And Liu Bang in this series really showed his selfishness when he tried to push and shun away his two children who tried to get on the carriage. But there's a scene showed when Liu Bang regretted and shame of his action. Also, the story of how Liu Bang peed on a Confucian scholar's hat. Shi Ji didn't mention the detail on how he peed on someone's hat, but this series gave a good interpretation on what occassion/setting he did it.
Qin Shihuang made an inspection tour, and how he died on the way, his conflict with his son Fu Su - therefore he sent away Fu Su to go to frontier to work with Meng Tian on great wall construction. And that's how Fu Su easily believed that his father put him a death sentence.
Also about Han Xin, and others. The scriptwriter definitely made a good job.
Although it's a bit boring, but this is a good series especially if you're into history.
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