Douban’s Top Rated Chinese Romance Novels and their Adaptations

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In the last few years, I’ve gone through several drama droughts, where I wasn’t interested in any of the dramas coming out. As the popularity of IP adaptations continued to surge and seeing the more light-hearted comedies released, I decided it was time to venture into the source medium.

However, where to start was always puzzling and how should I prioritise this growing list of Chinese novels I accumulated? I’m not sure if I’m alone in this, but after a while I became overwhelmed and now those books on my TBR list just sit there, whilst I find other novels to read. I normally visit Douban when I want to find a new novel to read, but Douban has three ways of arranging their novels; their comprehensive arrangement (whatever that may mean), arrange by date or arrange by rating. As the ratings lover that I am, here is a list of highest rated romance novels on Douban.

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First Impressions: What do you think of Love and Destiny with Chang Chen and Ni Ni?

Love and Destiny (宸汐缘) started airing on July 15.  4 episodes are already on Croton Media’s Youtube page and the first 14 have been released for iQiyi VIP.  What are your thoughts so far?

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Cdrama Updates: My Roommate is a Detective, Broker, If I Can Love You So, Jiu Liu Overlord, Skate Into Love, Spirit Realm

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Series Review: Goodbye My Princess (Cdrama, 2019)

It’s been a while since a trailer swept me off my feet and urged me to count down the days until it would finally be able to appear on my screen. Unsurprisingly, for those who know me, Goodbye My Princess based on Fei Wo Si Cun’s novel, Eastern Palace (东宫) was exactly this drama. A trailer that promised angst, two life times of suffering and an inevitable misery, what more could the tragedy lover in me want?

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Discussion Post: What did you think of the Ru Yi’s Royal Love in the Palace’s Finale?

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The highly anticipated palace drama, Ru Yi’s Royal Love In The Palace (如懿传), adapted from the novel written by Liu Lian Zi, has wrapped up its 87 episode long journey.  Kappy wrote a first impressions when the drama started airing in August and since I was following the series, I wanted to see your opinion on the finale last night.

Did you enjoy the show?  What did you like or dislike about the series? Throw in your opinions on other elements such as acting, OST, cinematography.  I want to know them all.

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Legend of Fuyao: Episodes 57-66 Recaps [COMPLETE]

Lots of drama, fighting and romance this week on Legend of Fuyao~~.

Join the crew of IMOmusings, Iridescent, Enid Bee and linjaturtle as we embark on this 66 episode long journey with weekly recaps.

Let’s begin Week 8!

WARNING! DO NOT OPEN FOR SPOILERS!

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Legend of Fuyao: Episodes 49-56 Recaps

Lots of crazy eyes, bloodshed and false identities (again) this week on Legend of Fuyao~~.

Join the crew of IMOmusings, Iridescent, Enid Bee and linjaturtle as we embark on this 66 episode long journey with weekly recaps.

Let’s begin Week 7!

WARNING! DO NOT OPEN FOR SPOILERS!

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Legend of Fuyao: Episodes 41-48 Recaps

More double personas, self indulgent sacrifices, and a weird family obsession with jewels and treasures this week on Legend of Fuyao~~.

Join the crew of IMOmusings, Iridescent, Enid Bee and linjaturtle as we embark on this 66 episode long journey with weekly recaps.

Let’s begin Week 6!

WARNING! DO NOT OPEN FOR SPOILERS!

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