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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Tang Yan, Shawn Dou’s Legend of Xiao Chuo premieres tonight

The official announcement was made two hours ago…

The Legend of Xiao Chuo stars Tang Yan, Charmaine Sheh and Lu Shan as sisters who marry into three different branches of the royal family, and eventually find themselves in a deadly power struggle. Shawn Dou plays a powerful general and Xiao Chuo’s true love, while Jing Chao plays her husband.

The 48 episode drama airs daily on Beijing TV. Tencent VIP members will be able to watch 8 episodes on the first day.

Tang Yan, Shawn Dou’s Legend of Xiao Chuo releases teaser

The Legend of Xiao Chuo stars Tang Yan as a politician’s daughter who is forced to marry the Liao Emperor (Jing Chao) instead of her true love (Shawn Dou). Charmaine Sheh and Lu Shan costar as the heroine’s sisters. [Extended Synopsis]

The drama should begin streaming on Tencent within the next couple of months.

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Promo Round-up: Kidnapping Game

In Kidnapping Game 十日游戏, Zhu Yawen plays a game developer who holds a grudge against Shen Hui (Liu Yijun) after the latter suddenly stops investing money. He meets Shen Hui’s illegitimate daughter Lu Jie (Jin Chen), and the two begin to design an elaborate revenge plot. Geng Le costars as the detective.

The 12 episode iQiyi web drama just announced it will begin streaming in 2 hours (8pm CN time).