Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010

China: Chinese Paladin 3

Video-game adaptations are usually hit or miss regardless of nationality, but Chinese broadcasters have found a recipe for success in adapting the popular Chinese video game The Legend of Sword and Fairy into the Chinese Paladin television series. Since debuting in 2009, Chinese Paladin 3, based on the third installment of the game, has topped the charts in multiple provinces, such as Hangzhou and Chengdu. The show is set in ancient China and embraces the fantastical side of the wuxia film genre. Midair sword fights, battles with an evil cult and a race to save the world from catastrophic destruction keep viewers on the edge of their seats.