The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

The exciting spy war plot, combined with the Three Kingdoms period, what kind of exciting plot will be presented? "The Wind Blows From Longxi" takes intelligence warfare as the basic, and launches a unique game of chance.

The drama tells the story of Chen Gong (陈恭, Chen Kun) and Xun Xu (荀诩, Bai Yu), two minor characters. In that era when the country was divided into three and war was raging, they played an important role in the thrilling spy war and wrote a heroic legend outside the history books.

 

A new image of the spy drama

With tension, excitement, and life hanging in the balance, "The Wind Blows From Longxi" maintains a tight plot from the first episode.

In Zhuge Liang's first Northern Expedition, Jieting is lost. Si Wen Cao (司闻曹), the agency responsible for military intelligence in Shu state (蜀汉), discovered that during the battle, the Shu spy "Bai Di (白帝=Chen Gong)", who was lurking in the Wei state (曹魏), sent a secret report of the Wei army's battle plan, but it was a false intelligence, which misled the Shu army's decision and directly led to the defeat of the Northern Expedition.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

Subsequently, the You Xiao (游枭) who went to Cao Wei to investigate the case was killed and Bai Di was thrown into the limelight. Xun Xu, the deputy Si Wei of Jing An Si (靖安司), was ordered to infiltrate into Cao Wei's Tianshui County with the instruction to eradicate the traitor.

However, Xun Xu found that Chen Gong had not betrayed, and the two learned that the failure of the Northern Expedition stemmed from the fact that Bai Di's intelligence had been exchanged, and that Cao Wei's spy "Zhu Long (烛龙)" was lurking in Shu state began to surface.

As a result, the intelligence war between the Shu state and Wei state countries, was also officially launched.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

In "The Wind Blows From Longxi", the intelligence agencies such as the Si Wen Cao, the Jing An Si, and the Si Wen Si (司闻司), correspond to the administrative system of agents in spy dramas, bringing a sense of contrast of time and space dislocation.

Without modern weapons and technology, the spy war during the Three Kingdoms period highlighted the battle between humans. The charm of spy dramas has always been hidden in the details of life that we are so used to that we are oblivious to them. And this subtlety is magnified in this drama, with more emphasis on finding the unusual in the details.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

The plot of Chen Gong leaving Wei and finding a chance of survival has been reversed several times.

When he first learns that his identity information may be leaked, Chen Gong does not show any emotion on the surface, but he has already analyzed the situation in the few words of Guo Gang (郭刚, Dong Zi Jian), the county sheriff of Tianshui.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

In the nick of time, he cleverly orders two two-colored flower baskets (mean Dantu beauty) for Guo Gang, but in fact, has already secretly passed on the message to his subordinates. A few seconds difference, the situation has turned upside down.

In order to prove his innocence, Chen Gong tried to abduct Guo Gang back to Shu state and present the truth about "Zhu Long" to Si Wen Cao.

Mi Chong

But after knowing that Mi Chong (糜冲, Wang Xiao), the leader of Jian Jun Si (间军司) in Tianshui, will replaced Guo Gang to carry out a new spy mission in Shu, Chen Gong takes the opportunity to take over Mi Chong's identity on the way to Shu.

This not only faked his own death, but also allowed Xun Xu to complete his mission and return to Shu. In the ten-sided ambush of the dilemma, in the deadly situation, to stand out and turn the tide, its thrilling degree is no less than the traditional spy drama.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

It is interesting to note that the title of each episode of "The Wind Blows From Longxi" is taken from the Thirty-Six Stratagems.

Zhuo Long replaces the intelligence of the Bai Di, resulting in the defeat of the Shu army, is "replace the beams with rotten timbers"; Chen Gong in the name of fake death, lets the Bai Di disappear, this is "slough off the cicada's golden shell"; Chen Gong replaces the identity of Mi Chong, is "borrow a corpse to resurrect the soul". The combination of modern spy tactics and the ancient art of war is really wonderful, ancient Chinese military thinking is cleverly presented.

 

Minor Characters in the Great Three Kingdoms

This silent battle also brings out a group of minor characters who may exist in the cracks of history.

In many previous works related to the Three Kingdoms, the emperors, generals, and military strategists are the real protagonists, wielding power and fighting on high platforms. After the appearance of a number of historical generals in "The Wind Blows From Longxi", the camera turns to two minor characters, a pair of Shu state spies and good brothers Chen Gong and Xun Xu.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

"The Wind Blows From Longxi" starts with the last decade of Zhuge Liang's life. In the past, Zhuge Liang often appeared in the image of wise and brilliant, but this time, he began to show his fatigue. With the death of Liu Bei and the fall of famous generals, Shu state is facing the dilemma of the failure of the Northern Expedition and the difficulty of further restoration of the Han Dynasty. After the defeat of Jaiting, Zhuge Liang asked himself to be demoted, leaving a lonely and heavy turn.

This is the historical background in "The Wind Blows From Longxi", the minor characters begin to appear in turn.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

Chen Gong is an atypical spy, he can easily maneuver between various forces, allowing Guo Gang to trust him, while making Mi Chong and Huang Yu unable to find any mistakes.

When the problem arises, the case of the loss of Jieting, Chen Gong reveals how the minor character struggled to survive in the chaotic world.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

This makes Chen Gong tragic. He is just a pawn on the battlefield of spies, even if he is fully prepared, he cannot be transformed into the man who plays chess yet. Chen Kun's melancholic and dashing temperament is aptly projected on Chen Gong.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

Compared to Chen Gong's frightening steps in navigating between two forces, Xun Xu is already destined from the beginning, and the dangerous path he will go through in the future lies in whether he can keep his original spirit.

Si Wen Cao is the stage for the power struggle between Zhuge Liang and Li Yan, and the game between the two forces is the core of the whole drama. Zhu Long is the suspense above the surface; hidden behind the truth of Zhu Long is the battle between the two factions who will win.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022 The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

And the people who join this struggle have different mindsets. The only thing that Xun Xu follows is the legal principle and conscience. When Feng Ying repeatedly questioned and even tortured about whether Chen Gong had defected, Xun Xu remained convinced of his own beliefs: Chen Gong would never defect.

Minor characters maintain such a firm belief, which shows the vicissitudes and magnificence of that era. It is worth mentioning that there are many minor characters in "The Wind Blows From Longxi" who exist in only a few scenes, but still make a deep impression.

For example, Gu Zheng, would rather die than be slandered. He was the only channel for Bai Di to deliver intelligence to Shu state, but was deceived by the Cao Wei's spy and inadvertently covered up the enemy's secret power. In the nick of time, he dies to prove his innocence.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022 The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

As well as a small team of Shu soldiers who traveled to Wei with Xun Xu. When they were besieged by Cao's army in Xiaolong Mountain, they were already prepared for no return. Captain Jin said, "today, we will die for our country, but we cannot die in the clothes of the enemy", which is the never wavering faith of the patriots.

By telling the Three Kingdoms from the perspective of these small people with sincere emotions and simple ideals, the concept of "the general's achievement is at the cost of thousands of lives" becomes concrete, and the Three Kingdoms are closer to the audience.

 

The charm of The Wind Blows From Longxi

Under the skin of ancient spy warfare, the charm of "The charm of The Wind Blows From Longxi" also lies in the human nature and emotions. "Restoration of the Han Dynasty", said by many roles in the drama on different occasions, but it means different things in the hearts of various roles.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

In Xun Xu's childhood memories, Zhuge Liang once asked him what was the most important thing in the world. Xun Dang replied, "Jiangshan and Sheji (throne, the god of the land and grain)". But Zhuge Liang shook his head to refute, saying that the country was in chaos, and that the restoration of the Han Dynasty was actually for the sake of the people's peace, "The most important thing in this country is the people, if the people in this land are gone, what is the meaning of the throne?"

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

For Chen Gong, Xun Xu and Di Yue, the meaning of "restoring the Han Dynasty" is not so significant, but "in order to have no more wars" and "for people like you and me, we can live a settled life".

Women's consciousness is another highlight of "The Wind Blows From Longxi". When Liu Ying (Angelababy) appeared, she had a pathetic and delicate appearance, and Xun Xu fell in love with her at first sight. But her real identity is a secret spy of Cao Wei. In the midst of the chaos, Liu Ying get intelligence in the Ziyan Ge as a musician. Her relationship with Xun Xu and her real purpose of coming to Shu state is the next mystery to be answered in latest episodes.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

Di Yue (Sun Yi) is from a family of spies, and when her brother and husband are in danger for the "restoration of the Han Dynasty", she is not willing to rest in the rear. That is the independence and resilience of a woman in a troubled world.

Under special circumstances, affection also had to make way for national affairs. In "The Wind Blows From Longxi", Chen Gong and Di Yue, finally reunite until the former enters the Wu Xian Dao as Mi Chong. Although lovers can not recognize each other, but a few glances at each other, has been extremely moving.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

No one is willing to live in the shadow of the era, but with the mission of the family and the needs of the country, even if there is someone that can't be parted, they can only live to die and fulfill their promises.

Although they are minor characters in a big era, they have the spirit of that era in them. After the blazing light of the big characters of the three kingdoms, there are those minor characters that are often neglected by time, and they hold up the richer Huaxia world with their own perseverance.

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

The Wind Blows From Longxi Review - Most Worth Watching Spy Drama in 2022

 

Exclusive noun interpretation in The Wind Blows From Longxi

Si Wen Cao (司闻曹)

It was a military intelligence agency of the Shu state, founded by Yang Yi (杨仪), the Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister's Mansion.

Cao Yuan (曹掾)

The title of the chief of Si Wen Cao is called Cao Yuan, which can be understood as the leader of the unit, responsible for managing all matters and arranging work for each subordinate. Feng Ying (冯膺), for example, was called Feng Cao Yuan (冯曹掾) by his subordinates.

Four main departments have been established under the Si Wen Cao.

Si Wen Si (司闻司)

It was responsible for sending spies outside the country (Wei state and Wu state) to spy on political and military intelligence; arranging for the training, infiltration, and liaison of spies.

Jun Mou Si (军谋司)

Responsible for analyzing and summarizing the intelligence collected.

Jing An Si (靖安司)

Responsible for counter-espionage, and preventing infiltration of Wei state spies into Shu state.

Zhu Ji Shi (主记室)

Responsible for the internal logistics of the Si Wen Cao.

Si Wei (司尉)

The heads of the four main departments are called Si Wei. The main roles in each department:

  • Si Wen Si: Yin Ji (阴辑, Si Wei)
  • Jun Mou Si: Gao Tang Bing (高堂秉, Si Wei)
  • Jing An Si: Xun Xu (荀诩, Si Wei)
  • Zhu Ji Shi: Sun Ling (孙令, Si Wei)

You Xiao (游枭)

The name of the spy dispatched out of the country. Chen Gong is the You Xiao who secretly infiltrated into Wei state.

Jun Ji Si (军机司, Military Technology Division)

It was founded by Zhuge Liang, the Prime Minister of Shu state, and was the military equipment research and development department of Shu state. The Jun Ji Si is subordinate to the military. The military equipment and weapons were developed here, and they held the military secrets of the Shu state. It is a parallel organization to the Si Wen Cao and has no subordinate relationship with each other.

Lian Nu (连弩, Repeating crossbow)

The latest equipment was developed by the Jun Ji Si, and the two most important models were codenamed "Shu Du (蜀都)" and "Yuan Rong (元戎)". This weapon is capable of firing crossbow arrows continuously, with a long-range and powerful attack, and its parameters and design are the top secrets of Shu state military equipment.

Jian Jun Si (间军司)

The intelligence agency of the Wei state, is similar to the Si Wen Cao of the Shu state. The founder was Guo Huai. Mi Chong was the head of the Jian Jun Si in Tianshui, and Guo Gang was the "superior" of Mi Chong.

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