Year in Review 2020: Most Memorable Drama Characters

“He learnt his lesson well.” Illustration of a scene from The Bad Kids by 电子鲫鱼

I can count on one hand how many dramas I watched from beginning to end, so I’ve decided to do things differently this year and shine the spotlight on the characters that I really liked. Feel free to submit your own reviews and posts here.

Standalone reviews 2020: A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower, We Are All Alone, The Romance of Tiger and Rose

Which dramas did you follow this year, and which characters made a lasting impression on you?

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Promo Round-Up: Financial crimes thriller Hunting

Just in case two episodes of Serenade of Peaceful Joy isn’t enough Wang Kai per day.

Based loosely on the real operation of the same name, Hunting 猎狐 features Wang Kai, Wang Ou, and Hu Jun working on a new financial crime operation to repatriate economic fugitives who have fled abroad. The series is written by Zhao Dongling (Once Upon a Time in Tsingtao) and directed by Liu Xin (The King’s Woman). Liu Yijun, Deng Jiajia, Fu Jing, and Wang Tonghui co-stars, while Zhao Ziqi and Liu Jun guest stars.

The series will be airing two episodes on weekdays and one episode on weekends. It should be available on this Youtube channel.

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Friday Photos

Xiao Yan and Hu Yitian take a selfie in My Roommate is a Detective

Posters, stills, and photoshoots that caught our eyes this week.

Zheng Yecheng is so, so pretty in Love of Thousand Years
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Jin Dong’s If Time Flows Back premieres tonight

If Time Flows Back stars Jin Dong, Li Zonghan and Li Naiwen as fortysomething men who try to escape their failed marriages by livin’ the high life, only to find that it doesn’t solve anything. Jiang Xin, Zuo Xiaoqing, Zhao Ziqi and Fu Jing costar.

The 45 episode drama airs daily on Dragon TV / Beijing TV.

Episodes will be available on the same Youtube channel.
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He Hongshan, Peter Ho’s period drama wraps up filming

Everlasting Serenity 岁岁青莲 (lit.) was originally a Qing dynasty romance drama that went by the name of Xifei’s Royal Love in the Palace. To avoid delays due to censorship, production company New Classics Media (Ruyi’s Royal Love) has changed the dynasty, though the storyline will remain intact for the most part. He Hongshan (Legend of the Phoenix) plays Luo Qinglian, a kind-hearted and learned noble lady who marries prince He Lianxin (Peter Ho).

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Jin Dong, Jiang Xin to lead upcoming modern drama If We Could Turn Back Time

If We Could Turn Back Time 如果岁月可回头 (lit.) stars Mr. Right actors Jin DongLi Zonghan and Li Naiwen as three strangers who end up going on a healing journey together after their marriages fall apart. Jiang Xin (Miss. Puff) plays Jiang Xiaomei, a tour guide and bar owner who befriends all three of them.

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