Xiao Zhan’s Character in The Oath of Love Tops the 2022 To Date Vlinkage Poll for Online Search Followed by Wu Lei in Love Like the Galaxy and Yang Zi for Immortal Samsara

Liuliang is a BIG DEAL in C-ent, and liuliang stands for 桁量 which is flow volume and in Chinese slang it now means online volume in either search, posts, or data. The top young C-ent stars are frequently referred to a liuliang stars for their dedicated online fan army who play a big role in generating the online volume for their fave. The Chinese government tried to crack down on liuliang last year during the widespread cultural re-alignment after a series of scandals. But as long as their are keyboard army fans there will be liuliang and one way to track a star’s currently popularity is by how often their names or their current drama character names are searched.

Vlinkage released the 2022 to date (through August 2022) ranking of the most searched character names from C-dramas. Number 1 is Xiao Zhan for modern romance The Oath of Love, second is Wu Lei in Love Like the Galaxy, and third is Yang Zi for Immortal Samsara. Yang Zi is a total liuliang actress but I’m surprised her Oath of Love character did make the top 10 and she got on the board for Immortal Samara. Fourth spot is her Immortal Samara male lead Cheng Yi, then Zhao Lu Si takes the 5th position for LLTG. Another surprise is seeing Dilraba Dilmarut in 6th place for The Blue Whisper as she usually is queen of liuliang for her dramas. Oh, and Yang Yang made 7th and 9th spot so double win for Glory of the Special Forces followed by Who Rules the World. It’ll be interesting to see how the volume ranks out by end of year.

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Hit Wuxia Romance C-drama Who Rules the World with Yang Yang and Zhao Lu Si Wraps Run with Mixed C-netizen Reviews

That addicting but kinda hot mess of a fantasy xianxia C-drama The Blue Whisper with Allen Ren and Dilraba Dilmurat definitely opened the door again for my interest in period C-dramas. Right after The Blue Whisper a big budget highly … Continue reading

C-stars Out En Masse in Beijing at 17th Annual China Film Huabiao Awards

The temperature majorly dipped in Beijing and despite the real and also politically frigid temperatures roaring through C-ent it appeared nearly all the stars were out to attend the 17th annual China Film Huaobiao Awards. The ladies walked the red … Continue reading

Fashion Goes Playful as Does the Prize at the 2017 C-star Awards

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Movie Version of Three Lives Three Worlds with Crystal Liu and Yang Yang Premieres and Drops Exciting Full Trailer

It hasn’t been a long wait between the drama and movie versions of Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms, just the right amount of time to still fondly remember drama Eternal Love and have a hankering for another … Continue reading

Distinctive Three Incarnation Movie Posters with Yang Yang and Crystal Liu in Movie Version of Three Lives Three Worlds

There are three distinct lives even for the god and goddess main leads of Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms, hence the beautiful novel title and the ethereal vibe of the entire story. The C-drama adaptation was a … Continue reading

Latest Movie Preview for Movie Three Lives Three Worlds Brings Emotional Intensity From Crystal Liu and Yang Yang

The best parts of the C-drama adaptation of fantasy romance Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms were the quiet scenes with leads Mark Chao and Yang Mi. The moments of connection and introspection built up their characters and … Continue reading

Crystal Liu and Yang Yang are Ethereal in New Movie Posters for Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms

New movie posters are out for the upcoming theatrical adaption of fantasy romance novel Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossom and it continues to look engaging in its own way. I really don’t stack it next to the … Continue reading

Movie Version of Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms Drops Cute Family Unit New Stills

One of the sweetest elements of the story in Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms is the princely baby boy of the leads who plays adorable matchmaker to bring his love torn parents back together again. Audiences are … Continue reading

Glorious Stills for Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms

Lordy is this going to be an exquisitely beautiful movie when it comes out this summer of 2017. The first full movie trailer is here for Once Upon a Time, the C-movie adaptation of fantasy gods and goddesses romance novel … Continue reading

First Character Posters of Movie Version of Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms

The first character posters are out for the C-movie adaption of popular romance novel Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms. The C-movie has the English title Once Upon a Time while the C-drama which aired early this year … Continue reading

C-stars Out in Glamorous Force at the 2017 Chinese Drama Awards

It’s the annual Chinese Drama Awards in Beijing and this year’s gala including plenty of popular and familiar faces of C-ent. 2016 was a decent year for C-dramas though nothing hooked me quite like Nirvana in Fire did in 2015 … Continue reading