This is somewhat different from what I usually watch. It's a chinese historical drama. I usually don't watch these kinds of shows cos I suck at history and I find it kind of boring. But this show, though at times I have to admit I forwarded a lot of areas, I was captivated by some as well. I'm usually attracted by the character development in stories and this one had it.
It's mainly about the Yang family. (They seem to be quite popular) Well, it's about them mostly and the women in their lives and the problems the court is facing and all. I wouldn't really have watched this too if not for a particular actor whom I like :P Hu ge (well that's how he's known as anyway too lazy to find out more.) He's the 6th brother in this show, Liu lang. He looks really sweet when he smiles and all.
Well anyway, like i said, the character development sealed this drama for me. There were times when I was smiling along with them, or feeling angry, jealous, tearly and all. It's even funny at times. i didn't notice myself doing that until an episode came to an end. A particular part near the end made me all choked up and teary and believe me, I'm not one to easily get teary eyed.
It was during the battle at the golden beach (that's the name i think) There are so many sons in the yang family. 7 to be exact. All went for the battle. Only two returned home. sigh The way they were killed, godd The way the youngest, 7th, brother died especially made my heart break. I was too full of emotions then.
But with the good, there are the bad as well. For me, I felt the ending was too rushed and that I didn't feel the story complete at all. That's because one of the sons, 4th, actually survived but he never gets to meet his wife at all. Instead he loses his memory and marries the enemy princess. -_-" i think if they had put in some details towards the end as well, maybe it could have expanded to one or even two more episodes. Oh well.
This show, I found it on veoh so you might want to see there and don't worry, there are subtitles for those who need them like me. It's complete and online. Enjoy!