In the Name of the People broke 6% on the 23rd which is a phenomenal feat for a c-drama. So far, only 43 out of 55 episodes had aired so we might see it break 7% near the ending at the rate that it’s going
- In the Name of the People: 6.069%
- Surgeons at 0.919%
- Star April 0.817
- Star April 0.489
To put this percentage in perspective, below are some of the highest rated dramas in its respective year
2016: Les Interpretes with Yang Mi and Huang Xuan with a high of 2.6%
2015: Legend of Miyue with Sun Li and Liu Tao with a high of 3.8%
2014: Empress of China starring Fan Bing Bing and Li Chen with a high of 4.2%
2013 Noble Bride – Regretless Love with a high of 4.0%
2011: Temptation of Going Home which had a high of 5.2%
Midnight Diner starring Huang Lei released a new trailer. The story follows the story of a master chef and his customers who visit the diner in the late hours of the night. Other guest includes Mark Chao, Ning Chang, and He Jiong. The drama is set to be released on June 11 (Mark Chao is back with long hair again!!)
Kiss Love and Taste starring Lu Yi and Amber Kuo released a funny, cute, new trailer. Famous chef, An Wen Yu, lost his taste due to a previous accident. Chef Jin Jin Jin enters his life and hopes to learn the recipes of the An family. However, rich guy, Lin Xuan, gets in her way. After returning from his overseas studies, Li Xuan has been assigned to become the senior executive at his dad’s company, but he doesn’t do much work despite his job title. What he is truly into is psychology and Lin Xuan wants to make use of his knowledge to help An Wen Yu recover his taste buds. Wen Yu has a very cold personality, but as soon as he is faced with Lin Xuan’s bright personality, his smile will naturally appear
The Legend of the Dragon Pearl starring Yang Zi, Qin Jun Jie, and Mao Zi Jun released more stills. The tentative release date is May 8th. If so, this means we’ll be seeing a lot of Yang Zi in May since Ode to Joy 2 will be airing at the same time. Excited to see the cast of Legend of Chusen reunited?
Rush to the Dead Summer starring Zheng Shuang and Chen Xue Dong released a new trailer! This drama is slated for early June on Hunan TV
Mr. Right starring Jin Dong and Maggie Jiang started filming
Season 3 of Divas Hit the Road premiered on the April 23 starring Jiang Shuying, Guli Nazha, Lai Yumeng, Song Zu’er, Chen Bolin, Jing Boran, Tony Yang, and Zhang Ruoyun. The show captured Jing Boran and Ni Ni kissing before Boran had to depart.
It also showed each cast member’s house and viewers found connections between Zhang Ruoyun‘s house and Tang Yixin‘s recent selfies. Rumor among fans is that they have been quietly dating for ~6 years or so. They were both trending after the broadcast
Just last month they were spotted in Japan on a getaway
Angelababy returned to Keep Running. Li Chen posted a picture with the whole cast, which included both Angelababy and Dilireba. It is unclear if they will keep both cast members for the rest of the season or if Dilireba will leave before the season is over
Zhao Liying joined the rest of the members (Kris Wu, Simon Yam, Leo Wu Lei and two more) in filming for 72 Floors of Mystery. The whole crew looks super cool dressed in all black and Liying seems to be dangling on the rope at ease (gah! I’m reminded of Princess Agents again when I see her dressed like that!!! I’m still not over it…)
Released trailer for the premiere episode with Kris Wu, Simon Yam, Leo Wu Lei, Da Zhang Wei and Wang Xiao Li. The show will premiere May 5th
BTS of Zhao Liying and others filming for the show:
Madame Tussaud in Shang Hai revealed William Chan‘s wax figure as Zhang Fo Ye (his character from Mystic Nine/Old Nine Gates)
Zhao Liying was recently seen in Salitun (an area in Beijing that is known for food and drinks) with a group of friends and a mysterious man had his arm wrapped around her shoulders. Her fans slammed the accusation (of a relationship) down almost instantly saying that it is her manager and that she is just out enjoying dinner with a group of friends
She also recently updated her Weibo with pictures of her enjoying the cherry blossoms in Japan. Good to know that she’s enjoying her time off with friends and travelling!
Talking about Zhao Liying, there was a rumor months ago that Jin Han, who played Chi Yun Nan in Princess Weiyoung, signed on to her studio and I guess it was true. Recently, one of ZLY’s managers posted pictures celebrating with him and called him our Jin Han. He will appear in Princess Agents
Kang Shifu Jasmine Tea also released a funny BTS of the commercial shooting with Zhao Liying and Yang Yang.
The dialogue goes:
YY: From now on, I’ll only have pictures of you on my phone
ZLY: Let me think about it….
YY: From now on, I’ll let you wear all my clothes
YY: From now on, I’ll let you eat all my junk food
YY: From now on, I’ll only let you swipe my (credit) card
ZLY: Okay! *shyly*
YY: From now on, only you can sleep on my bed
ZLY: Jerk! *giggle*
YY: Is that alright or no?
ZLY: No, that’s not okay!
LOL! This BTS scene is just too funny and cute! Liying pushed him away so strongly! Can’t wait for the real long commercial!