[Upcoming] Signal (Web Drama)

Fifteen years ago, a female child was kidnapped on the way from school. At that time, Piao Hai Ying (Wang Tian Chen), who was an elementary school student, witnessed the girl being taken away. A few days later, the girl was found dead, and detectives couldn’t find the culprit. As time went by, Hai Ying started distrusting the police. Fifteen years later, Hai Ying is now a police officer and criminal profiler. One day, he finds a walkie-talkie that allows him to get in contact with Detective Li Cai Han (Du Chun) who is in the past. Police officers Hai Ying, Cai Han and Che Xiu Xian (Li Xiao Ran) then set out on a journey to solve cold cases.
(Source: Mydramalist)

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[TV Ratings] Week 49, 2018

Here are the TV ratings for Week 49, December 3 – December 9 (including reruns, average numbers in %):
1 The Family (BTV) 1.47
2 Our Glamorous Time (ZJSTV) 0.933
3 Our Glamorous Time (Dragon TV) 0.898

4 Forty Years We Walked (JSTV) 0.858
5 Special Force Behind the Enemy Line (ZJSTV) 0.647
6 The King of Blaze (Hunan TV) 0.631
7 Flesh and Spirit (Anhui TV) 0.354
8 The Way We Were (SZTV) 0.345
9 The Red of Persimmon (HLJTV) 0.344
10 That City, This Family (Hunan TV) 0.324

Source: Calculated myself.

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Official English Novel Translations

A huge number of Chinese dramas and movies are based on novels, but only few of the original novels are available in English. I tried to compile all official English translations of Chinese novels that were adapted into dramas or movies into a list. You can find it in the main menu under “novels”. The list might not be complete yet, so if you happen to know of more novels, please let me know and I’ll add them to the list!

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Chinese Dramas Available on DVD

Quite a lot of drama fans love to collect the DVDs of their favorites. Furthermore, there are also dramas which cannot be found on streaming sites and buying the DVDs is then the only way to watch them with subtitles. This is why I put together a list of Chinese drama DVDs with English subtitles that can be purchased on Amazon. You can find the list at the very right of the menu. I hope this will be helpful!

To avoid misunderstandings, please note that CdramaBase does not sell any DVDs. I simply searched for available official DVD boxes and put them together in this list in order to give people who might be interested in buying some an overview of what is available.

[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.

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