Since this is a new format that didn’t exist before, I thought it is worth writing a post about it.
Li Mi (Jackson Yi) is the head of Chang’an’s anti-terror department, and is tasked with investigating a group of mysterious Turks who have infiltrated the city. Zhang Xiao Jing (Lei Jia Yin) is a former imperial army officer turned constable who is currently in prison after breaking the law, though is set free because Li Mi believes he is the only person who can solve the mystery. Zhang Xiao Jing’s familiarity with the city’s alleyways and the habits of the Turks leads him to the conclusion that their ultimate goal is to create havoc during the Lantern Festival. Wth less than a day left before the event, the two must race against time to protect the capital and its people.
The Legend of Hao Lan depicts the fights between the Qin and the Zhao state towards the end of the Warring States period. After Zhao’s imperial censor Li He gets caught in a trap and goes bankrupt, his daughter Li Hao Lan (Wu Jin Yan) is sold to Lü Bu Wei (Nie Yuan). Bu Wei will later offer her to the King of Qin Sun Yi Ren (Mao Zi Jun) who is held hostage in Zhao’s palace. Bu Wei and Hao Lan enter the palace where they have to outwit Princess Ya (Hai Ling) and others who try to harm them.
Chen Qing Qing (Sun Yi Ning), the daughter of a rich household, wants to avoid an arranged marriage and find true love. In order to find a man who loves her even if she were poor and ugly, she changes her appearance and goes to college while hiding her true identity. Her desk-mate is famous singer Si Tu Feng (Guo Jun Chen). The two quarrel all the time until love blooms.
The Day I Skipped School For You depicts the school life of the post-90s generation. It follows the naughty but handsome Chen Mo (Wu Rui Song), his desk-mate Zhao Xiao Yu (Jiang Yuan Ya Rong) and other high schoolers as they make their first experiences with love, form friendships and fight for their dreams.
This might be the most shocking and saddest news of the year for all drama fans: As of October 16, the American streaming portal Dramafever has shut down without prior notice!
Due to the economic reforms that started in 1978 and the subsequent disarmament, Fang Bang Yan (Lu Yi) and other outstanding soldiers have to change their profession: open a business or work in state enterprises. With the example of Bang Yan who decides to start his own business, Entering a New Era explores how the reforms and the fast economic development changed people’s daily lives over the years.
When working in the desert, archeologist Yun Ye (Wang Tian Chen) suddenly gets transported back to the Tang dynasty. There he meets Li An Lan (Zhang Jia Ning) who looks exactly like his former girlfriend. He repeatedly uses skills learned in the modern world to save An Lan and surrounding people from danger. People start to appreciate him and he even becomes best friends with the crown prince. But then he gets drawn into a huge conspiracy.
Here are the TV ratings for Week 41, October 8 – October 14 (including reruns, average numbers in %):
1 Mother’s Life (BTV) 2.15
2 Mother’s Life (JSTV) 1.109
3 Age of Legends (Dragon TV) 0.753
4 Battle through the Heaven (Hunan TV) 0.656
5 All Out of Love (Hunan TV) 0.49
6 Bloody Yangtze (Anhui TV) 0.478
7 The Best Meeting (Shandong TV) 0.47
8 The Years You Were Late (Hunan TV) 0.465
9 Entrepreneurial Age (Dragon TV) 0.465
10 Excellent Investor (SZTV) 0.383
Source: Calculated myself.
Here are the online ratings for Week 41, October 8 – October 14 (views in million):
1 Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace 1856
2 Mother’s Life 842
3 Age of Legends 640
4 Battle through the Heaven 609
5 All Out of Love 442
6 LET’s Shake It 2 433
7 Eagles and Youngster 386
8 Martial Universe 369
9 Shadow of Justice 331
10 Martial Universe II 256