Rankings: First Half of 2018

Overall, I feel that this has been a pretty bad year for cdramas. All the strict SARFT regulations and lack of creative stories have resulted in a very weak first half. This has been reflected with low ratings and online views, even those with popular celebrities have not faired that well. If you look at ratings last year you will see a huge difference. Let’s hope the second half of the year provides better content.

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[Watching] The Negotiator: Ratings, links, and stills

For the overseas fans, DramaFever will start uploading the subs February 12th!

Here’s the official playlist on the YouTube channel of Croton Media where you can find The Negotiator episodes as it’s being broadcast (English subtitles are now available on episode 1)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFaC6Oaaygs&list=PLpOa-OrneXm2K32ZhATtnDnFKPZe6FUyL

What do you think of the drama so far?!

As of February 9 (5 days into its broadcast/8 episodes released), Negotiator has reached 1 billion views on Chinese platforms!

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Sohu Entertainment: 2017 World’s 50 Most Beautiful People

There was this list I found on the Sohu Entertainment website after it being circulated in social media. They don’t specified exactly their criteria, but it’s something along the line of not just being aesthetically pleasing (it’s subjective), but “beautiful” in their works and personalities or garnering a large attraction via internet searches. It included various people from the entertainment industries and some from different countries 🙂 I will try to include their profession and for actress/actor, one of their representative works (I’ll aim for one of their most well known works or recent work).

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10 Chinese Actresses You Need to Know

I saw this article on China Film Insider that introduces 10 Chinese actresses and wanted to re-post this on our site to let our readers know some of the more influential and/or emerging actresses in the Chinese entertainment industry.

With a booming entertainment industry, China has seen a growing number of outstanding new generation actresses. Along with their more accomplished counterparts, we handpicked 10 Chinese actresses whom we think every filmmaker, and anyone who is interested in the Chinese film industry should know. These talented women are recognized for their achievements in film and TV, popularity, social influence, international recognition, commercial value, and potential to contribute to the film industry. Continue reading “10 Chinese Actresses You Need to Know”

2017 China’s Most Commercially Valuable Stars

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CBNweekly just released another Commercially Valuable Stars list. These kind of lists get released almost every year and sometimes 2/3 times per year by different sources using different criteria so these rankings do change based on what criteria is looked at. You  can find last year’s 2016 CBNweekly’s ranking here and see if your favorite celeb has moved up/down.

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