The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

Alrighty ladies and gentlemen! Here comes the voting for your favorite Chinese dramas of 2017! Took me all day to find graphics and put them together. Lol. You can vote every 24 hours and the polls will close in a month. Happy voting and please do share the hidden gems you found along the way that is not included (close to impossible to include every single drama and web series, I tried!) For reference, please refer to my master list of Cdramas Airing Schedule of 2017 [Link].

Previous Years: 2015, 2016.

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  1. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    Thanks Kappy, fun votes like always!

    So many haters to hate in Princess Agents but I’m surprised Li Qin and Shawn would be at the top when I feel they have their valid reasons to turn bad, Yuwen Huai was clearly more detestable… and also that perverted grandpa as well!
    Did Dilireba break through before 2017? I only noticed her this year.

    • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

      I think Li Qin and Shawn were more because emphasis on the “favorite” part, like, of all villains they were my fav, but Yuwen Huai was my favorite to *hate* specifically. It just depends on where you put the emphasis.

  2. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    LOVE the final voting category!

    I thought I had watched a lot of C dramas this year, but I clearly missed most of them.

  3. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    I don’t think this is a particularly strong year for Chinese dramas, but what I did remember, I LOVED. Three Lives Three is now a classic to me, The Eternal Love is a surprisingly addictive story, and the understated A Love So Beautiful that ended up a runaway hit. The biggest disappointment for me is Princess Agents, only because I wanted so badly for it to be good.

  4. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    The Eternal Love for me was one of the most unexpectedly disappointing dramas for me. All the big disappointing productions (Princess Agents, etc) had a lot of buildup and promos so to some extent, having been burned so often lol, I was prepared to be disappointed kinda. But The Eternal Love didn’t really exist until it got a LOT of hype and love from viewers so I went in totally expecting to be swept away cuz small productions usually don’t get so much positive hype unless it was like one of those newly discovered gems…idk if it was just me but I really didn’t like it.

    On the other hand, really sad that Inference Notes seems to be truly under-appreciated…it seems like barely anyone watched it. I actually voted for it and its actors/actresses quite a few times but I guess I was like one of the only people who watched it?…

    Tientsin Mystic too!

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      Eternal Love was not advertised well, I even thought people were referring to Ten Miles of Peach Blossom for the first few weeks it came out. I didn’t get to see trailers and set expectations for it, but I watched it with almost no disappointment. It was pretty low budget, and all of our first impressions were they could’ve gotten better acting people, but then the small simple storyline moves at the exact right pace, and covered all the important parts with great chemistry between the two leads, which also led to the success of the new actors at the same time. I didn’t like it much either, but it does remind me a lot of Princess Lan Ling, and I think it is actually quite better than Princess Lan Ling though. And having to compare it with what disappoints me the most this year below…ahem…

      I just still gotta rant about Princess Agents to this day because God, the budget seems to be spent on all the actors only. The background/set was not at least stunning while the storyline was non-existing (plus, unfinished). How was it even possible for chemistry to exist between ZLY and LGX because LGX was playing unrealistically statued cold with zero emotion? While there could have been more or better chemistry between ZLY and SD, he already turned emo and evil before they can dive into it, I don’t see chemistry there as well. And then, instead of making LGX pop out of the statue they introduced more guys and ladies to the table. It was just kind of the best thing we laughed at for the year because of how messy it became, every conversation I had with people who watched Princess Agents we had good times.

      This year I was most eager to see Janice Wu and Tina Tang’s dramas as lead, but they all sucked so much (not the acting, but the story and everything else). I agree C dramas were not doing too well this year.

  5. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    thanks for the polls. Now I can gauge which dramas that I’ve missed this year to watch

  6. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    Well, well, well, ’tis this time of the year again 🙂
    I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I had an option, sometimes several, to vote for in every category. I think that the only one I skipped was “Republican drama” because I didn’t watch a single one this year.
    The other surprise was that The General and I somehow ended up being my favourite drama of 2017. It has my favourite leading couple, my favourite secondary couple, favourite OST, my #2 most favourite villain and, by far, my favourite love story of the year. Hmmm…
    May 2018 be much, much better! (Please, drama gods, please!!!)
    Since in my country we’re celebrating Christmas Eve now, I wish to all of you peaceful and joyous holidays!

  7. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    Like last year I find it so hard to vote for so many categories… Said it last year and shall say it again, lets hope 2018 will be a better cdrama year HAHAHA!!! Maybe it’s because I have watched so much dramas that even the “better” ones seem so boring to me.

    Princess Agent was definitely the largest disappointment of the year. Had such great expectations but the production team dropped a huge bomb on me……. sigh!

    Eternal Love, love it and recommend it! The plot may not be the best, production may not be the finest, but it was quite entertaining. Eye candy XZL and Liang Jie was adorable! The plot may be simple but like yoyo said, the plot moves at the right pace and their chemistry was so so good!

    I was looking forward to Tina as lead but Rule the World does not do her justice sigh!

  8. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    I had to refrain from a lot of categories cos it didn’t seem fair to vote for a favourite when I didn’t watch most others. It doesn’t feel like a bad year mostly because I am selective with what I watch. Well except for LY’s dramas. I make exception for hers.
    I feel like kdramas are doing worse for me this year since I’ve been watching more cdramas than usual though. But good for all I suppose.

  9. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    Thank you for the polls! Look forward to seeing the results in a month. 😀

    My favorites from the last half of 2018 are Burning Ice, Let’s Shake It, Advisor’s Alliance, The Big Boss. I like dramas that have a little bit of intellectual content, good acting or directing, or have some unique elements in them. For dramas that are lacking these elements, I like the entertaining ones. I’m pleasantly surprised by Burning Ice. Even actors that I don’t know anything about like Dai Xu showed good acting chops in his scenes. AA’s plot started to drag when the plot focused more on the female characters. Janine Chang’s character entering the Sima household takes up too many episodes. And it’s also not a natural plot twist.
    I don’t remember the earlier 2017 dramas well. But Surgeons, First Half of My Life had good production values, but the latter could use more likeable characters. FHoML’s best point for me was watching the rarely seen Yuan Quan’s drama acting. Glory of Tang Dynasty’s plot could be better. Best part of GOTD was seeing some Tang images and glimpses of the culture. Though it’s told from drama eyes. Across the Ocean to See You was entertaining enough fluff drama until Irene Wan’s character appeared and the plot dives into the usual drama tropes of overcoming overbearing relatives. Which had been done extensively even in more recent dramas like Interpreters, Love & Lies, etc.
    Chef Fang is promising, but I haven’t finished watching it.I didn’t like the sullen-looking lead guy.
    Many of the others are too Mary Sue-esque, and I can only take one or two of them a year. I had a bad start with General and I, which I didn’t like. AB as a Zhuge Liang-like advisor didn’t appeal to me. AB’s aura didn’t convince me. WC’s super Gary character did not appeal to me too. My other major 2017 Mary Sue allergy relapse was PA.
    NIF2 is ok but the music doesn’t sound as good as NIF. NIF2’s plot is also slower.

    Is the Demon Cat movie not showing in the US? 🙁

  10. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    I’m just sad we couldn’t get a Best Couple vote for Ode To Joy 2 for Bao Yi Fan and Andi Thompson. Reading the novel then watching the show added so many layers to their realistically loving relationship. I agree with everyone for the poll. Princess Agents still gives me nightmares.I know what to erase from my memory.

    • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

      Andi THOMPSON?? Liu Tao’s character was named Andi, but Thompson wasn’t her surname.

  11. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    Haha I see your bias in choosing Wang Yan Yang from ET Let’s Shake It as the breakout star. I like Zheng Yecheng and think he did a good job playing the deadpan lead, but I loved Wang Yanyang too. I don’t know how he did those scenes rubbing his butt with a straight face.

    I really liked this year, apart from having less modern mystery like last year (Memory Lost, Snail Falls in Love, and Dr. Qin). I think I watched more cdrama this year than any other year. This year was the year of school dramas (A Love So Beautiful, Where the Lost Ones Go, My Huckleberry Friends, My Big Boss, Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me). I liked almost all of them.

    I wish you could add in a Movie section too!

    Peng Yucheng was a breakout star for me from his role in the film Our Shining Days, which I really enjoyed.

  12. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    A typical measure when polls are constructed in such a way to influence the results beforehand simply by leaving out some (potencially popular) choices or formulating a choice in discouraging way (so no one would choose it).

    I. Your Favorite Break Out Actor of 2017? (3 Choices)
    Hou Ming Hao (Inference Notes)
    – this goes as first because I find it openly manipulative

    The website is in English and I guess addressed to people whose native language isn’t Chinese and who watch Chinese dramas mainly with subtitles.
    So why Hou Ming Hao is nominated for “Inference Notes” and not for “Cambrian Period”?
    How can we know anything about Neo’s acting in “Inference Notes” if the drama hasn’t been subbed yet, which most probably means hardly anybody has seen it so far ?

    Hou Ming Hao should be nominated for both dramas (like others ! in this section for example: Xing Zhao Lin) or “Cambrian Period” solely, because:
    – CP is so far the only fully eng-subbed drama and IN is not
    – CP is his first drama in the career and the first drama aired this year (IN was the 2nd)
    – CP is a full-length production: 24 ep /40 min each episode, while IN is a minor production, more like mini-series: 20 ep /20 min each episode which translates to merely 10 regular episodes (40 min)
    – in CP he played a challenging role of a dual identity (performed excellently) and from those parts of IN I’ve seen I wouldn’t be so sure to call him “Break Out Actor”
    – CP is not dubbed (like IN) and you can hear actors’ natural voices so this drama gives better opportunity to appraise real vocal and acting skills (and CP OST includes HMH singing)

    Now if I vote for Hou Ming Hao in this category (a vote based on his performance in CP), the result will be untrue because it shows I rewarded him for “Inference Notes” while I cannot say much about the acting there.
    So I find it very cunning – simply by misstated description of the choice, my voting for the actor is excluded, even if I think he deserves the title.

    II. Favorite Villains to hate in 2017? (5 Choices)
    Well, either you are “Princess Agents”s fan (4 choices proposed in the category) or you don’t get to vote…

    Why there is no single tiny choice for “Cambrian Period” ? I don’t understand, because the drama actually offers some good villiain materials (probably because they aren’t simple, it’s not just black&white, in every case the motives are shown that make a person become a villain):
    – Zhao Zhen Yu as Suo Tou – I was suprised to see he got a lot of positive reviews from different viewers
    – Mike He as Li Yong Ji – probably the first time in his career to play a villain
    and the most serious one and MY favourite:
    – Qin Han as Zhan Shi Li (the mafia papa) – scary because of his authenticity, he couldn’t be more real

    III. Your Favorite OTPs (lead pairs) 2017? (10 Choices)

    again, a choice for Cambrian Period left out…. ??

    I would say that the audience wide reactions after watching the drama finale indicate the lead pair (Hou Ming Hao as Jian Zi and Zhou Yu Tong as Tang Yin) functions as OTP – they had a great on-screen chemistry (and BTS, too) and many would love to see them in season two…

    IV. Your Favorite Break Out Actress of 2017? (3 Choices)

    do I have to mention that Zhou Yu Tong (Cambrian Period) has been left out…. ??

    I can understand that the site admins haven’t watched the drama, or didn’t like it, or just weren’t convinced by Zhou Yu Tong’s acting skills, that’s ok, but why a person invited for voting is deprived of pointing out the actress if they think she deserves it?
    She’s a main lead of one of the most important dramas of the year and it’s not her only drama this year (some main roles in others).
    Honestly I cannot understand the nomination for Zhang Zi Feng (Inference Notes) – a minor production (explained above) and the girl makes rather bad imppresion (personal opinion but not only mine).

    Why to go to the lengths of taking polls if they’re are discriminating and visitors cannot vote for their favourites?
    There should be just arbitrary winners announced in each category by the site admins without people participating.

    Well, if it was supposed to be a fun, it surely isn’t for all of us…

    • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

      I don’t think this is supposed to be purposely manipulative…the main person of the website openly admits that she doesn’t have time to watch a lot of dramas because she spends a lot of time posting news about them instead, has full-time job etc.

      There are so many dramas and actors, I think it’s hard to choose what options there should be unless you’re spending 24/7 watching dramas and keeping up with who’s popular in China. I think they did a great job because I kept thinking how I forgot about this and this drama. I’m sure there are little biases because people not robots run the site, but it’s for fun.

      The comments section allow you to discuss. I like Hou minghao too. He’s super talented for his age and very likeable in variety

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      I am a VERY huge fan of Zhu Yu Tong after The Journey, she is very beautiful (one of the very few actresses I would totally trust that is completely natural) and talented! I strongly wish to see her in more projects.
      I’m ashamed I didn’t even know Cambrian Period exist until hearing from you now. I don’t think that drama was being promote/advertise widely, must be the reason why not many people know about it. I’ve only watched about 2-6 of the things Kap listed in each category, she already listed so much that I don’t think she will have the time to watch and know every dramas out there.

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      wow….really….for one drama you ripped the site admin apart? for what reasons? you know they have included over 100+ dramas and china produced so many more dramas per year.

      its so easy to be a finger warrior behind the screen criticizing others without seeing the work they put into organizing the “presentable” polls you’re voting in.

      just wow.

    • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

      It’s just a poll for dramas…why would she want to manipulate the results? Where’s the motive? This is just some lighthearted fun; there’s no need to be so upset just because the owner of this website happened to not have watched your favorite drama. I didn’t even know Cambrian Period premiered until your comment. I feel like if you wanted some of your favorite dramas and actors nominated, you could have just left a comment suggesting it instead of launching into some sort of character assassination lol

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      I find your comment quite harsh. There’s no reason for me to manipulate the polls in any shape or form. I don’t earn anything doing so. Lol. I should tell you before hand that I have not finished a single drama this year and all the options are followed by the reference list of Airing Cdramas and from our family members who have watched more dramas than I have. I even openly asked in the cbox for other fans’ opinion of villains because I couldn’t think of any beside the biggest flop I have watched this year (Princess Agents). I have stated above that I tried to include as many options as I could, but of course, not all Cdramas are on this list because my brain just couldn’t process that many. And there are well over 200+ Chinese dramas per year.

      Neo Hou is listed for Inference Notes because I remember he was in it. Lol. I should have included Cambrian Period as well but I honestly didn’t remember at the time I made the poll. I will edit and add that under his belt. Cambrian Period was nominated in the Mystery/Crime-Solving category and Modern drama so it wasn’t excluded in all categories. As for Miss Zhou Yu Tong, I also failed to remember. Will add. But that’s all for my revision.

      I did say fans are welcome to inform/point out other hidden gems they found which wasn’t listed in the polls above. Because I know there are plenty of misses.

      I see that you’re a big fan of Cambrian Period but there is a more positive approach in trying to bring it attention. If every fan of every single drama post the same unkind comments, then this blog will drown because of the negativity. Instead of putting others down, we should be understanding, encouraging, and forgiving of each other. The polls are just a fun reminders of the projects we have seen this year and not a detailed analysis of all Chinese series.

      Knowing me and my limited brain power, please don’t get worked up because of my oversights.

      • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

        Don’t be upset Kappy! Lots of people appreciate your work here and your friendly demeanor in your comments. I love the site.

        Plus, wow this was unexpected! They may have phrased things a little aggressively, but I am also glad to see a fervent fan of Hou Minghao out there! It’s not like he has a little army supporting him. It’s really refreshing and different I guess from the usual fangirls?

        • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

          Agree very much with Jen. Appreciate you very much for all the work on this site, this is always the spot where I can find out which dramas are coming out soon. And if I didn’t watch something then I can read other’s reviews and opinions openly.

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          Kappy, Frea and other AVV contributors, Thank you for all the time you put in on the website to help all of us know more about C dramas. And keeping us updated throughout the years. I really appreciate your hard work.

          AnnMarge, it’s easy to overlook a drama on any list inadvertently as no one here has a full job in the drama industry. Drama preferences are very personal. It’s not a crime to like or dislike any drama. I watched 20 episodes of Cambrian Period. It’s not uniformly good imho. I remember a scene where all the persons of interest, crime suspects and all, were up to something fishy on a ship. And Mike He’s cop character was talking on the dock for a long time for no good reason within a short distance from the ship. He talked indefinitely as if he’s stalling or is allergic to ships when all the interesting action is going on near him. It didn’t make much sense. That episode has several plot continuity problems too. CP has some illogical spots in the drama. But to its credits, CP tries to have characters with double identities. Not just simple family dramas.

          Hope 2018 will be a great year for all of you. Cheers to all!

      • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

        Hi Kappy. I’m late in greeting u Merry Christmas- wasnt able to pop in that regularly. Hope u are not discouraged. It is unfortunate that there are some people (in their RL or as netizen behind a screen and a keyboard) spreading negativity, overly critical and worse, judgemental. I just wanna join the masses and chorus my thanks for your site and all your posts. theres so many C dramas in a year.. its hard to keep track of everything. I’m really glad to have found your site, also share your love of ZLY.

    • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

      For the writer of the comment : Why are you being a little harsh or rude? Please understand the site owner also work full time job and did not have much time to watch all the dramas..

      We really apreciate Kappy for her hard works in updating us about news for chinese dramas for people who is not able to read chinese articles as such.

      Thank you Kappy. Have a happy new year !

  13. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    Same here! I really appreciate all the work that you put into this site – I can only imagine the time that goes into each entry. Keep up the great work!

  14. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    thanks for this virtual vote. It was fun, but it also great in having all the shows on one page. And based off the votes to reread again sypnosis of dramas that i havent watch. I didnt expect to like Let’s shake it, but i ended up marathoning and enjoying it. The list also reminded me to check out Janice Wu-Leo’s part and only their part since i heard the drama was a disaster and the main leads had ziltch chemistry.

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    This was a truly disappointing year for Chinese dramas. The only one that I finished was 3L3W even though it wasn’t my favorite (I’m a sucker for ancient dramas). I actually liked Nothing Can Stay Gold much more than anything else on this list (however, I didn’t finish it for fear of a sad ending.)

    I had high hopes for Wu Xin 2, but this sequel was poor in comparison to its predecessor.

    I started Tribes & Empires, but haven’t had a chance to really sit down to finish. I hear great things about it though, and will put it down as one of the dramas to watch.

    If anything, this year was more of a breakout period for TVB/HK dramas. The Exorcist Meter, Legal Mavericks and My Ages Apart are definitely my top favorites and I actually finished/will finish all of them. That’s rare for me. If you can understand canto, these are worth a shot.

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      For me, I felt like Nothing Gold Can Stay was one of the better dramas production wise.Yes, the writing could have been better, but the acting of all the cast members really shined through. I especially enjoyed the performances of Sun Li and Chen Xiao and I am looking forward to seeing them in future dramas.

    • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

      NGCS is my fave drama this year too.. but probably because it’s the only drama I finished watching😂

      But thanks to this show that I found Chen Xiao, really memorable performance in the drama.. looking forward to his new projects!

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      I agree with your TVB comment. I never reply on blogs/forums, but I had to support “Exorcist’s Meter”. It was just too good. I haven’t watched TVB series in 10 years, and went in with no expectations. However, I literally watched every scene without skipping for this series.

      I highly recommend TVB’s Exorcist’s Meter. Much easier to find English subs for TVB series out there if you don’t understand Cantonese. 🙂

      • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

        You guys got me interested in TVB dramas again! I only watched The Unholy Alliance, lol. More for the cast than anything else. 😀

        • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

          I really wanted “The Unholy Alliance” to do well. The cast was what pulled everyone in. The hype was real. However, after watching it, I was a bit disappointed. It’s not bad, but not that great either.

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      Yesss to My Ages Apart. The ensemble cast have great chemistry and seems like they had a lot of fun filming together. Lots of interesting characters and hilarious conversations and scenes.

      My other fav this year was Tiger Mom Blues (coincidentally also starring Elena Kong and Karman Kong). It was quite refreshing, esp for a family drama.

  16. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    For people looking to watch a well-written and stress-free drama about two people falling in love, watch Because of You! Chemistry between Deng Lun and Sun Yi is explosive. And they are so very cute together. It was my go-to drama after Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossom finished airing 😀

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      thanks for the recommendation. i only saw snippets and clips and not yet watch the drama. i was afraid of it being too makjang since i did watch the korean version of Jang Bo Ri and it was loaded with makjang and super evil sister. but great otp chemistry is a strong persuasion…

    • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

      @ Jen:

      SPOIL ALERT:

      I like “Because of You” except that “certain” VERY EVIL female character. She made everyone looked so stupid. It’s so hard to believe that one person can fool so many people and still got away with it.

  17. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    There wasn’t really many break out memorable c- dramas this year. The most notable ones for me were 3L3W and Tribes and Empires. Good production, good cast and good storyline. I did also recently finish A love so beautiful which was surprisingly cute and addictive for a youth drama.

    I know he is not a young actor but I would like to add that the break out actor for me this year was Mark Chao. Having never really watched any of his works since Black and White, I was honestly blown away by his acting in 3L3W. He successfully portrayed Ye Hua/ MoYuan so well that even netizens were calling it plastic surgery acting. No one had any expectations of him before 3L3W aired, in fact everyone (me included) thought he did not fit the image of Ye Hua from the posters, but he won everyone over with his acting skills and I’m looking forward to seeing him in more C dramas.

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    Favorite Period/Ancient Dramas:
    Your Highness – fun and silly
    Chef Fang – pleasant and lowkey slice of life type drama
    Let’s Shake It, ET – quite funny and creative
    Hua Xin Shi – aside from the male lead, I enjoyed the drama
    Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy – I have a lot of complaints about this drama but it got me writing paragraphs lol so that means a lot.

    Favorite Modern Cdrama:
    Surgeons – SO SO GOOD. The only drama I really loved from this year.
    Pretty Li Hui Zhen – not bad
    Problematic Restaurant Solaso Bistro – a bit boring
    Happiness of An Angel – very outdated as it was filmed 6 years ago but still worth a watch.

    Favorite Mysteries/Crime-Solving dramas:
    Die Now – watching it atm, like it so far.
    My fav crime drama this year was OCTB (a mainland-produced HK drama). Check it out if you like more old-school crime/triad dramas.

    Favorite Youth Drama
    Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me – I like the two leads, there’s not much of a story but they were cute.
    I Love My President Though He Is A Psycho – strange plot that somehow worked

    Favorite OTPs (lead pairs) 2017
    Jin Dong & Bai Bai He – Surgeons – YESSS
    Dilraba Dilmurat & Peter Sheng Yi Lun – Pretty Li Hui Zhen
    Qin Jun Jie & Shu Chang – The Glory of Tang Dynasty – strong acting and good chemistry
    An Yue Qi & Zheng Ye Cheng – Lets Shake It, ET

    Favorite Secondary/Alternate Couple?
    Zhao Li Ying & Shawn Dou Xiao – Princess Agents

    Favorite Break Out Actor of 2017
    Shawn Dou – new fan here
    Li Xian – yay he’s getting lead roles now

    Favorite Break Out Actress of 2017
    An Yue Xi – so likable onscreen
    Zhu Sheng Yi – I don’t think I would’ve liked the drama as much with a different lead actress

    Favorite Villains to hate in 2017
    The trio from Tribes and Empires

    Most disappointing/over-rated dramas of 2017?
    Most dramas basically haha, especially:
    The Eternal Love – I don’t get the hype
    Three Lives Three Worlds – Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms – same as above
    General and I – very disappointed from the start
    Princess Agents – why….
    Ode to Joy 2 – what a waste of the cast
    Tribes and Empires

    Who Looked the Best with White Hair?
    Ma Tian Yu in Ice Fantasy

    • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

      Oh I forgot to mention Willing to Drift With You! The cast of ghosts esp. Hai Ling were quite likeable. Best storyline was the 2nd female lead’s love story T_T

    • 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

      Suprised someone liked surgeons so much. It flew under the radar even with Jin Dong. Will have to revisit it at some point.

  19. 43 thoughts on “The Virtual Awards: Vote for Your Favorite Cdramas of 2017

    Wah…the only chinese wuxia drama i care about and watch in 2017 is not on this list.

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