Contrary to popular opinion, I honestly believed that General and I was the drama to watch but ensuing developments had me at wit’s end and I’ve dropped the show altogether. The lure of Wallace Chung remains strong but then again, I’d rather not see him bleeding and keeling over a girl whose motivations I cannot understand.
Guardian of Beauty is a drama that I hadn’t heard about until today, yet it surprisingly holds its own despite minimal publicity. It tells the story of a rich girl meeting a poor guy after she falls into dire circumstances.
I would have expected more hype given Li Xiao Lu’s attachment to the project though it doesn’t seem to have hindered the show from vying for the top spot and going head to head with General and I throughout the course of its run.
I can barely find anything on Love & Life & Lie though I read somewhere that it garnered a ratings of 0.54. It’s a low grade especially after Zhou Dongyu won the Golden Horse Award for Best Actress and Chen Xiao being a well-liked actor in general though it’s not all bad since the show ranks number 4 on Vlinkage.
After being taken down from Dragon TV, Candle in the Tomb never had a chance to fight for TV ratings but its web presence stays strong at number 5.
Legend of the Condor Heroes may not be kicking butt at a measly 0.675 but I hear really good things about the show. If you are a fan of wuxia and sick of remakes falling apart, this may be the one you are waiting for. It is doing a lot better online as well at number 6.
1. General and I
2. Pretty Li Hui Zhen
3. Guardian of Beauty
4. Love & Life & Lie
5. Candle in the Tomb
6. Legend of the Condor Heroes 2017
7. Don’t be Arrogant 2
8. Just One Smile is Very Alluring
9. Magic Star
10. War and Beauty
Top Celebrities (Jan 25, 2017)
1. Zanilia Zhao
2. Wallace Chung
4. Tiffany Tang
5. Dilraba Dilmurat
6. Yang Yang
7. Joe Chen
8. Jin Dong
9. Li Yi Feng
10. Sheng Yi Lun
* View count is based on the nine streaming sites (Youku, Tudou, iQiyi, QQ Tencent, LeTV, PPTV, Xunlei, Sohu, Mango)
** Star popularity is based on view count, weibo, douban, tieba, search results, etc.
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Source: AHTV, Vlinkage