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.