C-drama Thousand Years for You Wraps Run with 6.3 Ratings on Douban and Complaints About Ending and In-fighting Between Fandom of Leads Allen Ren and Li Qin

The real life shenanigans around this C-drama is better than anything seen on the reel screen, the drama is just THAT BAD. Fantasy period romance Thousand Years for You is a dog of first order, so bad from beginning to the very end in an order of magnitude that makes me want to headdesk nonstop. The drama started with a terribly unappealing female lead character and zero chemistry between leads Li Qin and Allen Ren onscreen. Like, zilch. Apparently it then veered into random plot elements and weird tonal toggling between comedy that wasn’t comedic and then later wild melodrama. The ending had the male lead sacrifice himself for the female lead, giving her back her spiritual core hence she was saved but he died/vanished. But the drama is not done as the female lead spends 50 minutes!! of additional screen time wandering the world looking for him. Like, buh?

Oh, and there was not a single kiss between the so-called thousands of years fated lovers, boy do I love (snark) when writers write a romance drama and then forget the actual romancing. The drama sits at a low 6.3 on Douban but this year there was the ignominious Gentlemen of East 8th which has the lowest domestic drama ratings ever of 2.1 so anything else looks way better even if its a crap drama like this one. With the ending came the in-fighting between Allen and Li Qin’s fandom – his complained that she angled and got way more screen time and by the end he had less screen time then the second male lead and hers complained that she filming and promotion schedule during the drama filming was the same so there was no adding screen time and plus his bad acting is the problem in this drama. Mwahaha, go at it peeps. I did like hearing Allen’s own voice here even if he can improve diction and projection but he totally sleepwalked through this drama in terms of bland acting.

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C-drama Thousand Years for You Falls Flat with Allen Ren as a Dull Male Lead and Li Qin Abrasive as the Annoying Female Lead

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iQiyi Abruptly Announces Premiere of Republican Era Romance drama Thousand Years for You with Allen Ren and Li Qin Today on September 15th

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First Teaser for Allen Ren and Li Qin’s Xianxia Meets Republican Era Romance Thousand Years for You Checks All My Likes

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C-ent Reportedly Planning First Dual Female Lead Period Drama Starring Yang Zi and Li Qin as the Gender Swapped Counterpart to Two Male Lead Dramas Like Word of Honor and The Untamed

So this could either be a big hit or a hot mess, but more from the fandom side then the drama actually being bad. C-ent is reporting a big potential casting news this week, the first ever dual female lead … Continue reading

Makeup Artist to Top C-actresses Liu Shi Shi, Tang Yan and Many More is Famous in His Own Right

If the C-actresses are dressing way better than their K-counterparts on the red carpet, more diverse and experimental, they are also looking better makeup wise with rarely any overly BB-creamed face. K-actresses are so foundationally shellacked it detracts from the … Continue reading

Striking Sideways Posters for Upcoming Period C-drama Princess Agents with Zhao Li Ying and Lin Geng Xin

New and dramatically sideways drama posters for upcoming big budget period C-drama Princess Agents has me mildly hopeful I can find a new C-drama worth watching. Can’t say I love either leads Zhao Li Ying or Lin Geng Xin but … Continue reading