Ever wondered why China went red? Because they loved chili peppers too much. China’s hit documentary series A Bite of China 2: In Food We Trust 舌尖上的中国 has only one more episodes left, but it’s still going strong as it tops viewership and discussion charts. Now you can watch it with English subs!
Wine Beauty 美人攻心计 (Li Sheng, Myolie Wu, Roy Qiu, Mao Zijun) is now available in painful quality here. Clean script, acting and filming make this another high-quality idol series from Huanrui, but waiting for the series to go on satellite is highly recommended unless you’re dying to see it.
Jiayou! Lover加油！爱人 (Chen Xiaodong, Tang Yixin, ) began airing. The series is an idol drama, but the prequel (Jiayou! Mom) with Mike He was terrible, so I have small hopes for this one. The cast seems better, though?
Memos of Life 生活启示录 (Yan Ni, Hu Ge) began airing. It’s pretty much an idol drama with a cougar female lead mixed with some family drama. It’s decent, but I’m not sure I buy this ship.
Women of the Daoke刀客家族的女人(Tong Liya, Mao Xiaotong) “Serious” Republican series about a crazy misogynistic family (based on eps 1 + 2).
Lee Minho, Bea Hayden (Guo Biting) stars in a miniseries for Line. The lighting makes everyone’s face look like the lunar surface. Recommended if you like golden retrievers.
The days of freedom腾空的日子 is yet another internet miniseries, this time from QQ. The series is a quirky take on the final years of three high school students. The series makes a lot of film references in its jokes, so it may be hard to get. It stars Li Jiahang and Hu Bingqing.
Olivia and William hang out together in the latest episode of Daddy’s Home爸爸回来了. Both are as cute as ever, but I’m growing really uncomfortable with forced shipping of kids and miss the days when Daddy would cut the most shippy parts out.
花样年华 takes five celebs – Yang Zi, Zeng Yike, Lisi Danni, Sharon Kwan, and Ge Huijie and have them experience the country life. I’m not sure how I feel about this yet.
Divas on the Road 花儿与少年 continues to be super controversial. The conclusion after the latest episode is I really want to see Liu Tao and Zhang Han act as the leads in a drama. They are surprisingly really cute together even though both already have other halves.