Female Empowerment Modern C-drama The Tale of Rose with Crystal Liu Opens with 7.1 Douban Ratings and Steady Buzz and Viewership Through Run

Buzz is a priceless thing and even all the water armies in the war and purchased searches can only buoy it a bit but can’t sustain it unlike the organic thing. June 2024 buzz goes to underdog hit The Double while mainstream big budget C-drama The Tale of Rose, reportedly the most expensive production filmed in 2023 due to the salaries for all the leads, is doing solid but not as much chatter online. Part of the reason is female lead Crystal Liu refusing to do any CP promotions with her five male leads – Tong Da Wei as the big brother type, Peng Guan Yin as her first love who broke her heart, Lin Geng Xin as her husband turned asshole ex, Wallace Huo as her soulmate gone too soon, and Lin Yi as the much younger man later in life. Crystal reportedly refuses to use CP promos to help her dramas whether in the past or now and is content with viewers choosing to watch or not. I respect that. The Tale of Rose has gotten solid reviews and the opening Douban rating is 7.1 which seems about right. It’s not groundbreaking in acting, story, or directing, but for any woman who feels taken for granted, gaslighted, abused, treated unfairly by life, then this is the drama for you to watch the titular Rose overcome adversity after adversity in life and love.

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Zhao Li Ying’s Fandom Rips Lin Geng Xin for Dismantling the CP Shipping for The Legend of Shen Li in Preparation for the Premiere of The Tale of Rose with Crystal Liu

Well, it’s certainly out with the old and in with the new. This week C-ent has seen another fight between the fandoms of Zhao Li Ying and Lin Geng Xin, the popular and successful costars of the xianxia romance drama … Continue reading

Xianxia C-drama The Legend of Shen Li Fast Out of the Gate with Excellent Lead Acting and Chemistry Along with Interesting Story and Pleasing Visuals

So the first three months of 2024 in C-drama land felt like it was the opening act of a major concert, good but nowhere near the explosive engagement that a top level star can bring. So many C-dramas with some … Continue reading

Xianxia C-drama The Legend of Shen Li with Zhao Li Ying and Lin Geng Xin Confirm March 18th Premiere on CCTV and Streaming on Tencent and Mango TV

It’s coming everyone! One of the biggest S+ budget female lead C-drama productions on deck in the last year has confirmed the premiere date of next week on March 18th. The Legend of Shen Li (Chinese title 与凤行 Along with … Continue reading

Lin Geng Xin Dropping Out as Replacement Male Lead in The Golden Hairpin Reportedly Due to AI Tech Concerns and the Early Critiques of the Drama’s Japanese Inspired Costumes

So a bit of “what happened behind the scenes” is out for the whole drama on finding a new male lead for C-drama The Golden Compass with female lead Yang Zi. It’s been languishing since OG male lead Wu Yi … Continue reading

Lin Geng Xin Confirmed for Replacement Male Lead in C-drama The Golden Hairpin with Yang Zi and Chen Zhe Yuan Both Needing to Return for at Least 2 Weeks of Reshoots

So this is going to be an interesting drama to watch when it comes out because eagle-eyed fans are going to wonder what was re-filmed and whether the three year gap made some of the OG cast look different when … Continue reading

C-ent Upcoming Dramas Drop Romantic New Posters Celebrating 2023 Chinese Valentine’s Day on Lunar 7/7 Date

Today on August 22nd is also lunar date July 7th which means Chinese Valentine’s Day, which remains a celebrated date but so does Western Valentine’s Day on February 14th so it’s like getting two V-days heh. Many of the upcoming … Continue reading