Section:Chinese TV Series

Genre:Martial Arts

Number of Episodes:40

Language: Chinese (Mandarin)

Chinese Title: 笑傲江湖

Average Rating:       (out of 12 ratings)

Also Known As: State of Divinity / The Smiling, Proud Wanderer / Xiao Ao Jiang


Swordsman is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong. The story is about friendship and love, deception and betrayal, ambition and lust for power. In the middle of it all is, Ling Hu Chong, an orphan who is the senior student of Yue Buqun, leader of Huashan Sect, and the protagonist of the story. The story deals with his journey and development as a swordsman and his witness to the various intrigues which take place in the martial world of the story.

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01-25-2015 08:29 AM


wallace huo is PERFECT. i wis he could have acted as Dongfang Bubai tho.. i love this drama serial so much. can't get enough of it. i just love it. this show aired in Singapore last year around october? shwing frm 11-12pm. perfection.


08-12-2013 01:54 PM


I like this movie so much. and I want to watch it again and again. I like all the cast in this movie! thank you for all the good movies you have produce! I like it so much....


07-18-2013 04:05 AM


Well I think an adaptation should be judged on it's own merits rather than simply how close it aligns with the source material. Being ultra-faithful to the source does not automatically mean it will be good. It all comes down to execution.

With all that said, I will say this "Swordsman" series is pretty awful. It's basically a teen idol romance drama dressed up as a martial arts series. The script is poor and the acting is not that great either. In-between the action, the series just drags.


07-15-2013 03:35 PM


The worst adaptation by far of the "Smiling Proud Wanderer" novel. The series had little do with anything of the novel except for borrowing the major characters and create and entirely unrelated plot.

The action scenes also looked really bad, more akin to a video game with terrible CGI than the more convincing wire-work before.


07-02-2013 07:17 PM


It was a solid series especially for people who enjoy wuxia style action with CGI with a good mix of emotional characters. As a frequent watcher of wuxia dramas I sometimes notice certain characters lack the emotional motivation for their actions. Swordman 2013 fleshes out nearly all the characters from main characters to supporting characters. In comparison to other wuxia portrayals characters have more depth in this series. However there is a points to consider.

1)This adaption strays far from the original novel. Hardcore wuxia fans don't get tired of reading the same novel 50 times and still desire a reread at times. Unlike a novel a TV series may lose interest if viewers already know the plot line before watching. I personally do not have a problem with straying from the initial material when there is already faithful adaptions around. Swordman 2013 done it in a fashion that makes it a standalone series, canon within it's own story.

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