Meteor Garden breaks 1% and hits 100 million views along with The Destiny of White Snake

Meteor Garden 100 million views
Meteor Garden 流星花园 comes back with a story that's familiarly comforting albeit with changes that may take some getting used to. For one thing, Dao Ming Si is a genius and F4 are expert bridge players. I don't know how that will work when part of Dao Ming Si's appeal is that simplistic boyish charm of his. 

Meteor Garden viewership
Nostalgia seems to have done wonders for tv viewership as it brings in CSM52 ratings of 1.126% and CSM Nationwide ratings of 1.11%. In this day and age, breaking 1% is a tall order especially for a drama in the later 10pm time slot. Meteor Garden hitting these numbers so early on pits it against 7:30pm primetime dramas that are also pulling in 1%. Online numbers are also on the right track as the show has reached 100 million views within the first 12 hours of its release. 

The Destiny of White Snake network traffic
Although completely different in genre, The Destiny of White Snake 天乩之白蛇 is another youth oriented drama that premiered last night. It seems to be putting a cuter spin on the classic love story about the legend of white snake. The show has reached 100 million views within the first 22 hours of its release. 

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9 comments:

  1. I watched Meteor Garden and I have a lots to say lol they did changed lots of parts and they moved fast too. Heck in ep 2 he already said he likes her lmao the boys’ fashion are weird and tacky, you dont know if they re in summer or winter lol the girl’s clothes are outdated like ?? The boys look like a boyband while she looks like she came out from a Taiwanese drama in the 2000s. They re all new actors so the awkwardness is there. They give you the feel that they re trying to fit in a mold, not they are the mold, they re trying. Dao Mingsi had weird ass hair which he changed for a bit but changed it back. Lei is meh, the other 2 boys are backdrop. Shan Cai is closely similar to Shen Yue in her other drama but the dub is bad, it makes her sound stiff. They’re in uni but all act like middle schoolers lol i know the original plot is the same but this seems awk cuz the setting is in uni. The guys dont give out the luxurious vibes at all, they look like a Kpop groups lol they got the height and faces but not acting. I expected this, just didnt know its this low? and The older sister that Hua Zhelei like is said to be super beautiful but she looks average at best.And did I mention the product placement? Goddamn at least try to be subtle, from phone to rental app to boba shop in 2 ep smh I watched all the other ver and the mangas so Im quite critical. The manga has some ehh spots so the drama vers dont have the best plot but they left impressions, from Japanese to Taiwanese to Korean remake. This 2018 ver seems to base off it and try to pull in viewers with all the cliches and good looking guys. And i know there r ppl who like cliches, i do too. But as I got older I found myself distant from these young good looking people in dramas that have meh plot and acting but they deliver alll the young girl’s wishes lol i see praises for Legend of Yunxi and didnt like it tho the 2 leads are a lot better than Meteor Garden. Dilreba’s drama with Denglun is meh too with her obssessive character. Maybe I’m really old lmao I think 2 other eps are out already so you can go judge for yourself

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    1. I saw 1 ep and acting is quite bad. I prefer to watch My Story For You (Zheng Shuang acting has improved since Meteor Shower).

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    2. The 2001 Meteor Garden was also in university which is followed by the 2018 Meteor Garden.

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    3. I watched the first episode, I think the dubbing is what making the series unbearable for me. I am not expecting much with the acting since they're all newbies. Whatever magic that caused people to love the 2001 version is not here with this version.

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  2. I want to watch this but sadly no subs yet :(

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    1. Dramapotatoe's releasing subbed versions of ep1 and 2 soon! https://twitter.com/dramapotatoe/status/1016912897593577472

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    2. It's now on Netflix, so there are subs available. Netflix schedule is 6 episodes every Friday.

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  3. just watch the series y'all... as if your opinion matter... lol .dylan is so charming !!! the chemistry is there !!! get a life. always look at the bright side of life and we cam live happily ever after !!!

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  4. I loved this series and felt they were right on target as to young love and it's many challenges. The acting was great and the magic was definitely there between all 3 leads!!! I also watched the 2009 version and while I also liked it, this updated version was so much fun to watch!!! I wish more people in the US will follow and support this series. I for one would love to see a season 2 and I hope Netflix will allow that to happen. I have watched it numerous times and miss seeing these characters. It is rare to watch a show that just makes you happy. This one made me very happy!!!!!

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