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[Douban Ratings] The Best and Worst Dramas of 2017

The end of 2017 is nearing, so it’s time to take a look back at this year’s dramas. While the TV ratings and online ratings tell you how popular a drama was, they don’t necessarily tell you anything about the quality. Douban is China’s most used website where viewers can rate dramas, and the Douban ratings are said to reflect quality rather than popularity. So let’s see which are the highest and lowest rated dramas in Douban this year.

Best dramas according to Douban ratings:

1 Day and Night – 白夜追凶 (Youku) 9.0
2 Stand by Me 2 – 一起同过窗Ⅱ (Youku) 9.0
3 White Deer Plain – 白鹿原 (JSTV & Anhui TV) 8.8
4 My Huckleberry Friends – 你好,旧时光 (iQIYI) 8.6
5 The Qin Empire 3 – 大秦帝国之崛起 (CCTV-1) 8.5
6 In the Name of People – 人民的名义 (Hunan TV) 8.3
7 Tientsin Mystic – 河神 (iQIYI) 8.3
8 Nirvana In Fire 2 – 琅琊榜之风起长林 (Dragon TV & BTV) 8.3
9 Growling Tiger, Roaring Dragon – 虎啸龙吟 (Youku) 8.3
10 Burning Ice – 无证之罪 (iQIYI) 8.2

Worst dramas according to Douban ratings:

10 A Life Time Love – 上古情歌 (Dragon TV) 3.3
9 Song of Phoenix – 思美人 (Hunan TV) 3.3
8 Delicious Destiny – 美味奇缘 (Hunan TV) 3.2
7 Love of Aurora – 极光之恋 (Hunan TV) 3.2
6 Peacekeeping Infantry Battalion – 维和步兵营 (JSTV) 3.1
5 General and I – 孤芳不自赏 (Hunan TV) 3.1
4 Long Ri Yi, You’re Dead Meat – 龙日一,你死定了 (Tencent) 2.9
3 Love, Just Come – 爱,来得刚好 (JSTV) 2.9
2 Ghost Blows Out the Light: Finding Hu Ba Yi – 鬼吹灯之牧野诡事 (iQIYI) 2.9
1 Midnight Foodstore – 深夜食堂 (ZJSTV & BTV) 2.8




Have you seen any of those dramas? Which dramas are your personal favorites (or flops) this year?