- Consist complete episode Season 1 (1-25 end) and Season 2 (1-16 end).
Season 1 has 25 episodes and covers 74 chapters of the novel. The first trial episode was aired on 1 October 1982, and filming lasted until 1987. It was aired as a whole series in 1988. With the limited but relatively new special effects, the series received a viewership rate of 89.4% in 1987. The series has been rebroadcast every year since then.
Season 2 has 16 episodes (covers another 25 chapters of the novel). Filming began in 1998 and finished in 1999. It was broadcast on CCTV in 2000. The internal story of the second season has the four protagonists relating to Emperor Taizong of Tang via flashbacks of their travels and adventures, (namely those episodes not depicted in the first series) upon their return to China. Season 2 differs from the format of the first season, as most episodes end on a cliffhanger, with conflicts being resolved and new ones encountered in the middle of episodes in a more fluid timeline.
Liu Xiao Ling Tong
Xu Shao Hua
Chi Chong Rui
Ma De Hua