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After more than a month, it's really time to bid goodbye to Minglan. For its last 3 days of airing, The Story of Minglan broke past 2% in CSM52 ratings. Unbeatable You seems to have gotten a boost from the back to back broadcast with Minglan as it garnered a high of 1.840% upon premiere. Ratings dwindled as the days went by though it still managed to break 1% by the end of the week.

Minglan kept its lead online in spite of a shakeup in rankings due to the new premieres. Queen Dugu which aired as a web drama starring Joe Chen and Chen Xiao has shot up to second place in online rankings. It's nice to see that Taiwanese idol drama ratings queens like Joe Chen and Ariel Lin both making it into the top 10. Well Intended Love star Xu Kaicheng moves up two spots to 4th place. 

Meanwhile, My Amazing Boyfriend 2 and Goodbye My Princess both premiered on Valentine's Day with the forming moving up the list in 5th place. 

CSM Nationwide

The Story of Minglan continues to lead CSM nationwide with ratings above 1%. It reached a series high of 2.030% on its final day of airing. 

Listening Snow Tower cdrama poster
Wuxia dramas have been a staple of TV for as far as I can remember, with each generation becoming more visually appealing than the last. From what I can tell in the trailerListening Snow Tower 听雪楼 will have all the familiar elements of wuxia, the action, the special effects, the love story and the interpersonal conflicts.  
huang xiaoming
Yu Zheng recently revealed why he chose Huang Xiaoming to play the lead role for his new series Winter Begonia 鬓边不是海棠红 that centers around the Chinese opera.  
Fall In Love At First Kiss
The newest adaptation of It Started With A Kiss 恶作剧之吻 premiered on Valentine's Day and it seems that people are liking it so far.  The movie brings the the feels and the innocence of young love to the big screen and more.  It stars Jelly Lin, Darren WangKenji ChenTai Chih-Yuan, Christopher Lee and Christy Chung under the careful direction of Frankie Chen, known for her work in Our Times.  
the wandering earth qu chuxiao
Although it wasn't the fan favorite at first, The Wandering Earth 流浪地球 has become the dark horse of the Lunar New Year race. By day thirteen, it has made RMB 3.7 billion in the box office and surpassed Operation Red Sea to become the second top-grossing movie of all time in China. As the young twenty something actor starring in a mega blockbuster movie, Qu Chuxiao gets a taste of stardom seemingly overnight and the problems that comes with it. Using a weibo handle that is said to be his unofficial account, he ranted about a recent encounter. 
Kevin Cheng new dad
It certainly feels like all the pregnant celebrity moms are giving birth this month. Although the couple has yet to make it official, Hong Kong media has reported that Kevin Chen and Grace Chan welcomed their baby boy after the actress had a C-section in Hong Kong. Kevin Cheng was spotted leaving the hospital in high spirits.

He didn't confirm nor deny the reports as he simply thanked everyone for their concerns and said that they'll make an announcement when they have news.
Monster Killer 3 booting ceremony
Elvis Han and Sebrina Chen Yao are reuniting for the third time for a new season of Monster Killer 无心法师 produced by Tangren Media. Familiar faces from previous seasons attended the booting ceremony held in Hengdian World Studios. Considering that the story is about an undying man who fights monsters, I bet they can carry the same concept for years to come though a part of me remains fiercely loyal of the original. I never quite enjoyed season 2 in the same way and yes, I do miss Gina Jin

Daniel Wu Jacky Wu action stars
Once in a while, it's a surprise to find out that a certain actor or actress is related to another actor in some way.  We probably all know of Jacky Wu and Daniel Wu since both stars have made a big name for themselves.  
First Impressions kdrama Haechi
A lowly Prince becomes destined to the throne in this adventurous tale that brings together a group of people that help reform Joseon.
Yuan Hong Zhang Xinyi Princess Jieyou
After Ivy Chen's baby announcement, it looks like we have another celebrity baby born in the year of the pig. On Valentine's Day, Yuan Hong shared a photo of his newborn son wearing a cute 'ladies, i have arrived shirt'. Yuan Hong comments that he now has a 'rival' in love to which wife Zhang Xinyi responds that she'll work harder to give him a 'little lover'. So perhaps it won't be long till we see baby number 2? 

The two have starred in different dramas in the last couple years, but I still love them as the Princess Jieyou couple even though it was three years ago. I miss seeing Yuan Hong in his mane of glory and Rise of the Phoenixes doesn't count since he wasn't there for its entirety. Yuan Hong and Zhang Xinyi held a grand star-studded wedding inside a castle in Germany in 2016 and welcome their first child this year. 
Zhai Tianlin apology for plagiarism
It's not easy being in the center of a controversy that has opened up a can of worms about academic misconduct in universitites.  Zhai Tianlin has been under intense pressure and scrutiny these past few weeks after his academic credentials were questioned and he was accused of plagiarizing Professor Huang Lihua's work.  The actor initially denied the claims.
first impressions cdrama i will never let you go
This drama gets me excited, because Ariel Lin returns to the TV screen after five years! Her last drama with Feng Shao Feng in Prince of Lan Ling had over-spilling genuine chemistry on screen. And after years of acting for Ariel Lin, I'm looking forward to seeing her in a romantic wuxia comedy again.  Here is my first impression of I Will Never Let You Go 小女花不棄. 
Hu Ge Li Yifeng not dating Vday
Whenever we hear about dating news, baby announcements and what have you, there are always a few eligible bachelors that people turn their attention to in c-ent. It's the day of hearts and a trending topic earlier today was that a popular historical drama actor will announce that he's no longer single and currently dating a non-showbiz personality. 

He's described as an actor who's transitioning his image, loves his family, respects his fans and has a big movie coming up. Things got narrowed down quickly to Li Yifeng and Hu Ge
Zhai Tianlin
Many of us remember Zhai Tianlin as the villain in Prince Of Lan Ling. He has shown his versatility as an actor through different roles since then and recently had a very successful run playing a gangster turned cop in Original Sin which has been confirmed for a second season. However, things took a terrible turn after lunar new year as he's been bombarded with accusations of plagiarism and it looks like things aren't quieting down. 

The actor has been trending on social media since last week and today, his name was in the top 10 weibo hot search three times stemming from all the bad publicity. 
1) Zhai Tianlin goes online 139 times in 4 days 
5) Zhai Tianlin changes script 
7) Zhai Tianlin once talked about the progress in his PhD thesis 
Meet You booting ceremony claudia wang johnny huang
After Moonshine And Valentine, it looks like Johnny Huang Jingyu is on a roll as he started filming for a new drama last month.  He will play the lead along with Claudia Wang Likun in the upcoming drama Meet You 三生有幸遇上你, a love story about a wealthy man with an attitude who hires a female bodyguard.
The Story of Minglan
The Story of Minglan 知否知否应是绿肥红瘦 headlined by real life couple Zhao Liying and Feng Shaofeng is ending very soon. It could have ended earlier, but Hunan TV has the tendency to tinker with episodes to suit their needs. Hence, the Minglan finale has been split in two and extends to tomorrow, giving a nice lead in for tonight's premiere of Unbeatable You

Luhan fear of heights
Luhan is probably one of the most popular stars in China right now. Celebrities are often invited to fly everywhere, but people may not know that Luhan has a an extreme fear of heights.  He has to deal with this every time he has to travel to other countries for work all over the world.  On one such incident, Luhan was scheduled for a long-haul flight to Europe on January 9. It was a 10 hour flight and an acrophobic Luhan didn't have the strength to overcome his inner demons.  The poor guy ended up choosing not to fly and retreated home twice.
Sparrow 2: Awakening of Insects 麻雀2之惊 recently held its filming ceremony in Shanghai. Zhang Ruoyun, Wang Ou and Wang Longzheng were in attendance and although no announcements have been made, Kan Qingzi and Sean Sun Yizhou are also reportedly in the cast.