Since 2018 has come to an end, it’s time to take a look back at the dramas 2018 has brought to us. 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 of 2018 in Douban.
Unlike Hunan TV, Dragon TV and Zhejiang Satellite TV haven’t published an official list of their purchased dramas yet, but we already have quite a few dramas rumored to air on these channels.
The Rise of Phoenixes is set in an alternate world, where ancient China is ruled by the Tiansheng dynasty. Ning Yi (Chen Kun), the sixth prince, hides his calculating personality behind a facade of playfulness. Meanwhile, he meets Feng Zhiwei (Ni Ni), a court official who is in fact a woman. Feng Zhiwei was the illegitimate daughter of a noble clan, who got banished from her family after being wrongfully accused of a crime. She soon discovers that she is the only surviving royalty of a fallen dynasty, and seeks vengeance, even if she has to betray her loved ones.