Three Kingdoms (TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Three Kingdoms
Three Kingdoms intertitle.jpg
Three Kingdoms intertitle
Genre Historical drama
Written by Luo Guanzhong
Zhu Sujin
Directed by Gao Xixi
Starring Chen Jianbin
Yu Hewei
Lu Yi
Peter Ho
Ni Dahong
Yu Rongguang
Zhang Bo
Nie Yuan
Chen Hao
Victor Huang
Theme music composer Zhao Jiping
Opening theme Huanwo Yige Taiping Tianxia (还我一个太平天下) performed by Liao Changyong
Ending theme 1. Tiandi Mang Cangcang (天地莽苍苍) performed by Tang Can
2. Yingxiong Laiwang Tiandijian (英雄往来天地间) performed by Tan Jing
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 95
Production
Producer(s) Yang Xiaoming
Li Shu
Zhang Shenyan
Location(s) China
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Production company(s) 1. Communication University of China Television Production Centre
2. Beijing Galloping Horse Film
3. Anhui Five Star Oriental Television Investment
4. Tianjin Television
5. Beijing Dongfang Henghe Film Culture
6. Beijing Baimeng Film Planning
7. Beijing Lin Gao Flyule Film Media
8. Jilin Province Film Production Corporation
Distributor Beijing Dongfang Hongfei Television Culture and Arts
Broadcast
Original channel 1. Jiangsu TV
2. Anhui TV
3. Chongqing TV
4. Tianjin TV
First shown in 2 May 2010
Three Kingdoms
Simplified Chinese 三国
Traditional Chinese 三國

Three Kingdoms is a Chinese television series based on the events in the late Eastern Han dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period. The plot is based on Luo Guanzhong's classical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the historical text Records of the Three Kingdoms, and other related stories. Directed by Gao Xixi, the series had a budget of over 180 million yuan (US$30 million)[citation needed] and was released in China in May 2010.[1] The series was well received both domestically and internationally, earning an estimated 800 million yuan (US$133.3 million) in total as of May 2012.[citation needed]

List of episodes[edit]

# Rough translation of title (in English) Original title (in Chinese)
1 To eliminate a traitor, Cao Cao presents a precious sword 除国贼曹公献宝刀
2 Chen Gong releases Cao Cao in righteousness 陈宫申正义释曹操
3 Cao Cao kills Lü Boshe by mistake 曹操疑错杀吕伯奢
4 Guan Yu slays Hua Xiong while the wine is still warm 关云长温酒斩华雄
5 Battle of Hulao - The three heroes fight Lü Bu 破虎牢三英战吕布
6 Sun Jian gains the Imperial Jade Seal 孙坚得传国玉玺
7 Sun Jian's death at Sanjin Ford 三津渡孙文台殒命
8 Wang Yun plans the Chain-Linked Strategy 王司徒巧设连环计
9 Father and son turn hostile at Fengyi Pavilion 凤仪亭父子挑兵戈
10 Lü Bu kills Dong Zhuo 反间计吕布诛董卓
11 Tao Qian offers Xu Province thrice 陶恭祖三让徐州城
12 Lü Bu is defeated in battle and seeks shelter under Liu Bei 吕奉先战败投刘备
13 Cao Cao saves the emperor and controls the warlords 曹孟德救驾令诸侯
14 Lü Bu stages a night raid on Xu Province 吕奉先趁夜袭徐郡
15 Lü Bu shoots an arrow through a halberd 吕奉先辕门射画戟
16 Cao Cao defeats Yuan Shu in battle 曹孟德举兵败袁术
17 Lü Bu falls for Cao Cao's trick and loses Xu Province 中曹计吕布失徐州
18 Lü Bu meets his end at White Gate Tower 白门楼奉先赴黄泉
19 Liu Bei receives an imperial decree and swears to destroy Cao Cao 刘皇叔奉旨誓灭曹
20 Cao Cao discusses about heroes over drinks 曹孟德煮酒论英雄
21 Yuan Shao and Cao Cao mobilise their armies 袁曹各起马步三军
22 Liu Bei is defeated and seeks shelter under Yuan Shao 刘玄德战败投袁绍
23 Guan Yu surrenders to Cao Cao on three conditions 关云长降曹约三事
24 Yuan Shao loses troops and commanders 袁本初败兵又折将
25 Guan Yu's lone journey over a thousand li 美髯公千里走单骑
26 Reunion at Gucheng 会古城主臣聚大义
27 Yuan Shao suffers defeats at Guandu 战官渡袁本初败绩
28 Xu You betrays his lord and joins Cao Cao 许子远叛主投曹操
29 Cao Cao burns the supply depot at Wuchao 曹孟德劫粮烧乌巢
30 Liu Bei garrisons an army at Xinye 刘备屯兵新野
31 Liu Bei's horse leaps across the Tan Stream 刘皇叔跃马过檀溪
32 Xu Shu turns back to recommend Zhuge Liang to Liu Bei 徐元直走马荐诸葛
33 Liu Bei visits Zhuge Liang thrice 刘玄德三顾请诸葛
34 Sun Ce passes on his legacy to Sun Quan 孙策传位孙权
35 Zhuge Liang deploys troops at an early stage 诸葛亮初用兵
36 Zhao Yun fights at Changban 赵子龙血战长坂坡
37 Zhuge Liang argues with the scholars 诸葛孔明舌战群儒
38 Zhuge Liang instigates Zhou Yu to resist Cao Cao 抗曹操孔明激周瑜
39 Jiang Gan steals a letter after a ceremony 群英会蒋子翼盗书
40 Zhuge Liang borrows arrows with straw boats 诸葛孔明草船借箭
41 Zhou Yu defeats Cao Cao at Red Cliff 周公瑾赤壁破曹操
42 Guan Yu spares Cao Cao at Huarong Trail 关云长华容放曹操
43 Sima Yi serves Cao Cao 司马懿出山助曹操
44 Cao Cao scares away Ma Teng of Western Liang 曹操吓退西凉马腾
45 Cao Cao loses his beloved son Cao Chong 曹操痛失爱子曹冲
46 Zhou Yu prepares to attack Jing Province 夺荆州周公瑾发兵
47 The forces of Cao, Sun and Liu battle for Nan Commandery 曹孙刘三军战南郡
48 Zhou Yu returns to Chaisang in unhappiness 周公瑾赌气归柴桑
49 Zhao Yun captures Guiyang 赵子龙计取桂阳城
50 Guan Yu fights at Changsha and recruits Huang Zhong and Wei Yan 战长沙关羽收黄魏
51 Lu Su comes twice to ask for Jing Province 鲁子敬二度索荆州
52 Liu Bei travels to Wu for a marriage 刘备赴吴娶亲
53 Sun Quan is angered by Zhou Yu 孙权被周瑜激怒
54 Lady Sun and Liu Bei are wed 孙小妹刘备成亲
55 Liu Bei returns to Jing Province 刘备智返荆州
56 Zhuge Liang infuriates Zhou Yu thrice 诸葛亮三气周瑜
57 Zhou Yu is defeated and dies with regret 周瑜兵败抱憾而亡
58 Zhuge Liang mourns Zhou Yu 诸葛亮痛哭祭周瑜
59 Cao Cao hosts a banquet at the Bronze Sparrow Platform 曹操大宴铜雀台
60 Ma Teng enters the capital 西凉统领马腾进京
61 Ma Teng is killed after falling into an ambush 马腾中埋伏被杀
62 Xu Chu fights Ma Chao 许褚斗马超
63 Zhang Song is humiliated but is later well received by Liu Bei 张松受辱刘备相迎
64 Zhang Song presents a map; Liu Bei enters southwest China 张松献图玄德入川
65 Wei Yan performs a sword dance, his target is Liu Zhang 魏延舞剑意在刘璋
66 Pang Tong's demise at Fallen Phoenix Slope 庞统身死落凤坡
67 Ma Chao pledges allegiance to Liu Bei 马超誓效刘皇叔
68 Guan Yu attends a feast alone and armed with only a blade 关云长单刀赴会
69 Huang Zhong conquers Hanzhong 黄忠攻破汉中
70 Cao Cao executes Yang Xiu at Mount Dingjun 定军山曹操杀杨修
71 Guan Yu's poison arrow wound is cured 关羽刮骨疗毒
72 Guan Yu commits suicide at Maicheng 关羽麦城悲壮自刎
73 Cao Cao's final wish and death 传遗命曹操气数终
74 Cao Pi forces Cao Zhi to compose the Seven Steps Poem 兄逼弟曹植七步诗
75 Emperor Xian receives two imperial edicts and abdicates in Cao Pi's favour 汉献帝两诏禅曹丕
76 Emperor Xian commits suicide; Liu Bei establishes Shu 献帝自杀刘备建蜀
77 Zhang Fei dies in his eagerness to avenge his brother 急兄仇张翼德殒命
78 Liu Bei launches a campaign against Eastern Wu 刘玄德兴兵征东吴
79 Sun Quan submits to Wei 孙权降魏
80 Huang Zhong is killed in battle 黄忠战死
81 Lu Xun sets aflame Liu Bei's linked camps over 700 li 陆伯言营烧七百里
82 Liu Bei entrusts his son at Baidicheng 刘先主白帝城托孤
83 Zhuge Liang calmly holds off five enemy forces 诸葛亮安居平五路
84 Zhuge Liang writes the Chu Shi Biao 诸葛拟出师表
85 Zhuge Liang prepares for the Northern Campaigns 诸葛亮北伐大兴师
86 Ma Su refuses to accept advice and loses Jieting 马幼常拒谏失街亭
87 Zhuge Liang's Empty Fort Strategy backs off Sima Yi's troops 诸葛孔明空城退敌
88 Zhao Yun bids the world farewell 赵云辞世
89 Zhuge Liang defeats Sima Yi 诸葛亮大破司马懿
90 Zhuge Liang eliminates Cao Zhen with a wise plan 诸葛亮妙计除曹真
91 Zhuge Liang takes Chencang by strategy 诸葛亮计破陈仓城
92 Zhuge Liang sends a letter to ridicule Sima Yi 诸葛孔明下书辱司马
93 Sima Yi is saved by a downpour at Shangfang Valley 上方谷大雨救司马
94 The chancellor's death at Wuzhang Plains 五丈原汉丞相归天
95 Sima Yi fakes illness and takes control of Wei 司马懿诈病掌朝政

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Other cast[edit]

Replaced cast[edit]

Music[edit]

# Track title Credits Notes
1 还我一个太平天下
(pinyin: Huán Wŏ Yī Gè Tài Píng Tiān Xià)
(translation: Give Me Back A World At Peace)
Composed by Zhao Jiping; lyrics by Yi Ming; performed by Liao Changyong The opening theme song
2 天地莽苍苍
(pinyin: Tiān Dì Măng Cāng Cāng)
(translation: A Blurry World)
Composed by Zhao Jiping; lyrics by Yi Ming; performed by Tang Can One of the ending theme songs
3 英雄往来天地间
(pinyin: Yīng Xióng Wăng Lái Tiān Dì Jiān)
(translation: Heroes Cross Heaven And Earth)
Composed by Zhao Jiping; lyrics by Yi Ming; performed by Tan Jing One of the ending theme songs
4 貂婵歌
(pinyin: Diāo Chán Gē)
(translation: Diaochan's Song)
Composed by Zhao Jiping; lyrics by Luo Guanzhong; performed by Chen Hao Played in episode 12
5 爱无痕
(pinyin: Ài Wú Hén)
(translation: Love Without A Trace)
Composed by Hu Li; lyrics by Shi Donghui and Hu Li; performed by Deng Tianqing
6 不枉
(pinyin: Bù Wǎng)
(translation: Not in Vain)
Composed by Tang Chi-wai; lyrics by Sandy Chang; performed by Super 4 The opening theme song of the Hong Kong version

Production[edit]

Filming for Three Kingdoms started in July 2009 and ended in March 2010, with a budget of over 180 million yuan.[citation needed]

Broadcasts[edit]

Region Network Dates Timings
Mainland China Anhui TV 2 May 2010 - 14 June 2010 19:35 daily
Mainland China Jiangsu TV 2 May 2010 - 14 June 2010 19:30 daily
Mainland China Chongqing TV 2 May 2010 - 14 June 2010 19:36 daily
Mainland China Tianjin TV 2 May 2010 - 14 June 2010 19:35 daily
Hong Kong TVB Select 11 October 2010 - 4 March 2011 22:30-23:30 from Monday-Thursday;
Monday-Friday from 13 December onwards
Malaysia Astro Zhi Zun HD 10 November 2010 - 2011 18:00-19:00 on weekdays
Hong Kong HD Jade 15 March 2012 - 11 July 2012 23:45-00:45 on weekdays
South Korea KBS 2TV 27 February 2012 - 00:35-01:25 from Monday-Tuesday
Romania TVR2 second broadcast: August 2013 - 12 December 2013 23:50-01:20 (may vary) and 4:00-4:50 (R) from Wednesday - Friday (may vary)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) "高希希揭开《三国》面纱 林心如陈好争艳(图)". qq.com. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 

External links[edit]