Zhang Han gone viral


Striking resemblance?

If you’re on Weibo, your Weibo feed might be flooded by memes of Zhang Han.  First, his line in Boss & Me went viral as a meme (ex. Lu Yi-Huang Lei, World Cup, and Sherlock versions,  then someone pointed out he looked like Trollface,  now he’s even got merged with Doge, the last Chinese Internet meme hit.  Popular Chinese rage comic video company BaoZouManHua even released a rage comic just for him.

The memes, although often vitriolic in nature, was nevertheless a boost to his new drama Paranormal Adonis,  the first Weibo hashtag I’ve seen that used 100 million as an unit of counting views.  Btw, that drama is a definite recommend.  It has the best production qualities of all the idol dramas currently airing, got recordbreaking views for its slot, and by the end of episode 2, most people going in to poke fun at Zhang Han wanted to know what happens next.

5 thoughts on “Zhang Han gone viral

  1. Watched the first 2 episodes of Paranormal Adonis. So much eye candy in one drama! Where do they find such good looking people?

    Storyline is pretty good too but I’m worried it will end up a mess because they haven’t pre-planned enough.

    • Haha, you should start on Ancient Sword. On the comment streaming site I’m watching, pretty much every five minutes, the screen is filled with “Who is this random person and why are they also so goodlooking?” Literally every person, male or female, old or young, with more than one scene is good-looking. Even the snake in the beginning with one line is good-looking, and there’s even a random extra with one line who looks like a chubbier Nicky Wu. Zhao Yunlong (Yifei in Paranormal Adonis) is also in it.

      As for Paranormal Adonis, hopefully they already have a general plotline outlined..

      • I have started on Ancient Sword as well, and yes I agree with your comments. The costumes and CGI is actually decent which is a good bonus.

  2. I wonder if once a week drama will work in China? It does not for me, Taiwan dramas are shown 1/week. Sometimes, depending on the dramas, it takes about 4-5 months to finish a drama. The wait is wearing and I forget the first few eps towards the end. I think a balance will be good. Kdrama are two a week but there are average 16-20 eps with a few 35-60 weekend dramas. It is okay, I hope if China starts to follow suit, I hope it will be more than just once a week.

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