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Three Kingdoms (2010)
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Three Kingdoms (2010)
Original name: 三国
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 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 and was released in China in May 2010. The series was well received both domestically and internationally, earning an estimated 800 million yuan in total as of May 2012.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, factual
Plot: chinese, politics, combat, heroes, mercenary, battles, envy, duel, hypocrisy, political conflict, rise to power, genius, civil war, murder, castle, chase, rivalry, ambition, ruse, political leader, execution, chinese emperor, palace intrigue, mistress, political intrigue ...
Place: ancient china

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Palace of Desire (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 47 min.
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Style: captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: historical figure, chinese emperor, empress, princess, palace, palace intrigue, love story, royal palace, empire, political intrigue, forbidden love, tragic love ...
Time: 7th century
Place: ancient china
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The Advisors Alliance (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
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Style: captivating, tense, suspense
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Place: china, ancient china
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The Good Lord Bird (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 335 min.
TV show
Story: Enslaved teenager Henry Shackleford, aka Little Onion, becomes a member in abolitionist John Brown’s motley family during the Bleeding Kansas era before the Civil War.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, humorous
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The King Dae Joyoung (2006)
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This 100-episode epic drama vividly depicts the life of King Dae Jo-yeong and other heroes of the Balhae Kingdom, which dates back 1300 years ago.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
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Time: 7th century
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Style: exciting, realistic, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
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The Rise of Phoenixes (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a secret from the past rears its head, respected warrior Feng Zhiwei is forced to choose between revenge and her loyalty to ruling prince Ning Yi.
Style: psychological, captivating, sincere, sexy, exciting ...
Plot: chinese emperor, palace intrigue, romance, political intrigue, revenge, royalty, crown prince, lust, power struggle, power, sexual desire, intrigue ...
Place: ancient china
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Style: captivating, atmospheric, emotional, psychological
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tragic ending
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