Round-up of new TV available recently per request. English link is original streaming, Chinese is YouTube streaming.
Ghosts: Ferryman of spirits 见鬼之灵魂摆渡人: The iQiyi supernatural-themed internet series has gained a cult following with its quirky lines and crazy characters (Mulan becomes a ferryman who wears tight black leather, shoots laser spirit guns, and owns an iPhone 7 (Steve Jobs was busy in the underworld) ) . The opening is actually the only scary part, and the series does get pretty addictive after a few episodes.
Bu Bu Jing Qing 步步惊情 : Tangren once again cannot seem to extend their success to modern dramas. The first couple of episodes are confusing, Liu Shishi is crying every other scene, Nicky Wu’s character has neither expressions nor personality, and Chen Xiang is the only one who seems to have a bit of life in him. Also Zeng Yike and Jiang Jinfu are making out?!
A Bite of China 2 舌尖上的中国: Episode two transitions from Zhang Yimou’s The Road Home to Wong Kar War’s The Grandmaster with its wuxia-themed episode 2. Episode 2 focuses more on the clash of knives and fire by of
martial arts masters chefs in the jianghu world of high-end traditional foods.
Other new series available include a low quality version of Tang Yan, Raymond Lam’s Ad Mania 广告风云
Daddy’s home 爸爸回来了,” Zhejiang TV’s latest parent-child show is still not as good as “Daddy, where are we going?” but with a cast of Wu Zun, Jia Nailiang, Li Xiaopeng, and Wang Zhonglei, it’s definitely a must watch. Also, thanks to the latter two being head of companies that manage big stars, you see the dads at work and meeting Sun Yang, Andy lau, calling Jackie Chan and Huang Xiaoming in ep. 1 alone. I personally would not mind a 24/7 broadcast of just Wang Zhonglei working. Also, I suspect that his apartment is just there to pretend he’s not as rich as he is, because there’s nothing in it, and just look at his brother Wang Zhongjun’s museum house.
Happy Camp 快乐大本营– Where are we going? Dad 2 special : Li Xiaopeng’s former teammate, Yang Wei, also found a following for his son, Yang Yangyang. Along with actor Benny Chan, host Li Rui, and model Liu Chang, the four went on Happy Camp with their kids. Let’s just say that Yang Yangyang is the cutest thing ever, and Liu Chang is gorgeous.