Based on the mid-eighteenth century novel by Cao Xueqin, Beijing's CCTV's version of "A Dream in Red Mansions" (aka Dream of the Red Chamber) is known by many to be the ultimate and best ... See full summary »
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Jie Deng ...  Wang Xifeng 35 episodes, 1987
Fenqiang Ouyang Fenqiang Ouyang ...  Jia Baoyu 34 episodes, 1987
Xiaoxu Chen ...  Lin Daiyu 32 episodes, 1987
Ting Li Ting Li ...  Grandma Jia 31 episodes, 1987
Xianzhen Zhou Xianzhen Zhou ...  Madam Wang 30 episodes, 1987
Mei Yuan Mei Yuan ...  Xi Ren, Maid 28 episodes, 1987
Li Zhang ...  Xue Baochai 28 episodes, 1987
Zheng Zheng ...  Yuanyang 28 episodes, 1987
Wenying Dongfang ...  Jia Tanchun 27 episodes, 1987
Lin Shen Lin Shen ...  Miss Ping'er 27 episodes, 1987
Ze-hong Hu Ze-hong Hu ...  Jia Xichun 25 episodes, 1987
Meng-quan Sun Meng-quan Sun ...  Madam Li Wan 26 episodes, 1987
Ming-hui Xia Ming-hui Xia ...  Madam Xing 21 episodes, 1987
Jing-lin Zhang ...  Qing Wen, Maid 21 episodes, 1987
Hong-liang Gao Hong-liang Gao ...  Jia Lian 20 episodes, 1987
Li-xia Xu Li-xia Xu ...  Zi Juan, Maid 19 episodes, 1987
Cai-hong Sun Cai-hong Sun ...  Zhou Rui's wife 19 episodes, 1987
Gui-e Wang Gui-e Wang ...  Miss You 19 episodes, 1987
Xiaozhen Guo Xiaozhen Guo ...  Shi Xiangyun 17 episodes, 1987
Yi Mou Yi Mou ...  Jia Yingchun 18 episodes, 1987
Liu-liu Han Liu-liu Han ...  She Yue, Maid 16 episodes, 1987
Feng-ying Li Feng-ying Li ...  Aunt Xue 15 episodes, 1987
Jia-qi Ma Jia-qi Ma ...  Jia Zheng 15 episodes, 1987
Jun-yong Yang Jun-yong Yang ...  Jia Rong 16 episodes, 1987
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Based on the mid-eighteenth century novel by Cao Xueqin, Beijing's CCTV's version of "A Dream in Red Mansions" (aka Dream of the Red Chamber) is known by many to be the ultimate and best adaptation of the story either on TV or film. It is a story about the tragic love of Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu, and the prosperity and decline of the four notable feudal ruling-class families of Jia, Shi, Wang and Xue. Daiyu is a beautiful and talented girl, but prone to ill health. The intelligent and carefree Baoyu, nonetheless, shows love toward her over the years and puts up with her sensitivity and ill-tempered personality. They, along with their family-favored and tactful cousin Xue Baochai, reside in the Grand View Garden. The garden was built to honor the visit of Baoyu's sister, Imperial Consort Jia Yuanchun, whose installment marked the height of the families' status, prosperity and power. This story also gives praise to the work and revolts of the many servants and nurses in the Grand View ... Written by Oliver Chu

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1987 (China) See more »

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Best and ultimate adaptation of the novel.
3 August 2016 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is China's 1987 TV-series version of The Dream of Red Mansions, featuring the tragic love of Bao Yu and Tai Yu, and the prosperity and decline of the four notable feudal ruling-class families of Jia, Shi, Wang and Xue. The story also features the revolts of the many nurses and servants of the Grand View Garden.

The location and elaborate sets of the village, gardens, temples and palaces were detailed, elegant and colorful - capturing the beauty of the architecture of ancient China. The music score was brilliant with its haunting and elegant songs, and the large ensemble cast of characters each gave a powerful portray of their respected characters - charming, rebellious, humorous, authoritative, cold, kind, among other traits. The make-up and costumes for each character were realistically and superbly done.

My mom introduced this TV-series to be as a little kid, and I have grown to appreciate the history, characters and lessons of the story. Many movie, opera and TV adaptations of this story exist, but this 1987 TV-series is the ultimate and best version that exists!

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