This post features a string of fairly well-rated Internet series that are obviously written by males… Is it just me or are Internet series much more sexist than normal ones, or is the sexism just more blunt?
- Superpower comedy Girl in Icebox 冰箱少女 begun streaming on QQ and features Guo Xiaoting (potato girl from CP3) as a girl with a super brain found by Wang Chuanjun. The two discover more people with superpowers,
attend Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, battle against evil, and probably fall in love.
- Suspense comedy Death Notify: The Darker 暗黑者 is yet another QQ series from the team of comedy Longmen Express 龙门镖局 . Blunt humor combined with decent logic (it was based off a book), if low production values.
- The Making of a Villain 谢文东/坏蛋是怎样炼成的 is yet another Internet series with a cult following. I heard good reviews about this, as well, if you ignore the anachronistic setting (Republican, but everyone acts as if they live now).
- Finally, the team of Never Ever Expected brings you High-Tech Girl : Meow~ 高科技少女喵, where the Boss from Yes, Boss! finds a girl robot named Meow that his future self had built.
Currently airing dramas
- Incisive Great Teacher (Nicky Wu, Liu Shishi, GuiGui, Ye Zuxin, Zhang Zehan) – hohliu says its funny and recommends it. I couldn’t get past GuiGui and Nicky Wu’s conversation in episode 1.
- Allure Snow 倾城雪／美人如画 (Dong Jie, Du Chun, Zhang Jiani) finally aired on satellite and is now available in HD. The series, filmed over two years ago, was a pioneer in the use of aoqun’s, the most popular Ming-dynasty style. You can see it improved upon in currently-filming series The Imperial Doctress.
- Seeing the Red Army Off 十送红军 (Luo Jin, Wan Qian, etc.) has the highest viewership ratings of all currently airing dramas. I’ve heard good reviews about it, but have yet to watch it.
- Academy Award-winning musician Tan Dun brings his world of music to last week’s TianTianXiangShang. Learn about the only female writing in the world and the music of rock, paper, and
- Perhaps Love 如果爱 is one of the most awkward celebrity dating shows ever, partly because most of the guys on it aren’t straight but it’s a heterosexual dating show. The guests so far are Sun Jian, Miss A’s Fei, 2PM’s Chansung with Nickhun as a guest, Liu Yan, Zhang Li, and Sunny Wang. Episode one ended with a MV shipping Sun Jian and Sunny Wang.
- Divas on the Road 花儿与少年 continues to show how eeMedia can somehow make everything except for their TV series an intense drama. With multiple love lines, conflicts all around, and the break-up of Zhang Han-Zheng Shuang before the finale (which featured Zhang Han reminiscing about Zheng Shuang), it’s a show not to be missed