Title: 仙剑奇侠传/Xian Jian Qi Xia Zhuan
Also known as: Chinese Paladin/The Magic Sword & the Chivalrous Youth / The Sword and the Fairy
Episodes: 34 or 38 depending on where it was broadcast
Broadcast network: CTV, TCS (Joint Mainland, Taiwan and Singapore production)
Broadcast year: 24th Jan 2004
Theme song: 殺破狼 Sha Po Lang by JS
Main cast: Liu Yifei (Ling-er), Hu Ge (Li Xiaoyao), Liu Pingyan (Ah-nu), An Yixuan (Lin Yueru), Peng Yuyan (Tang Yu), Bryan Wong (Liu Jinyuan), Xie Junhao (Zui Jiu Xian), Zheng Peipei (Lao Lao)
Synopsis: Based on a popular RPG of the same name. The story takes place in a fantasy medieval China that's full of kung fu action, CG special effects, and whacky humor.
Li Xiao Yao, a "Stinky Punk", journeys to Dream Island to find a cure for his sick aunt. There he meets and marries the love of his life Ling'Er. On his way back home with the cure, he discovers that he's been tricked by the Lunar Sect Cult so that they can kidnap Ling'Er.
He awakens in his bed, having forgotten his entire trip to Dream Island but having saved his aunt. He rescues Ling'Er from the Lunar Sect Cult and is in turn rescued by a mysterious stranger who teaches him kung fu. Xiao Yao and Ling'Er travel to the capital to meet her father.
Along the way, they meet various people, get harassed by the Lunar Sect Cult, discover both of their histories, save the world and fall in love with each other all over again. It starts off sweet and light hearted but ends with plenty of tears.
generally its based on a game that will never make it to 34 episodes based on it so they added lotsa of plot changes which kinda makes the drama drag especially once u get to the middle portion. Its fun to watch in the beginning and when Xiaoyao and Yueru goes on their adventure to find LingEr but it kinda goes downhill after the reunion of almost all the fun ppl at the inn ends. Why the tragic ending, well maybe they feel that tragic endings make ppl remember more.