Angelababy and Deng Lun's My True Friend Yields Low Douban Ratings On Opening Week

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The new real estate themed TV drama My True Friend has already started airing last weekend. But despite the hype surrounding its star studded cast, the series somehow failed to impress a lot of viewers so far. When the show and its cast was first announced last year, Angelababy's name was the most recognizable one in the line-up. Things have since changed in the past year as the show suddenly finds itself with an abundance of newly uber popular actors as of premier date. Not bad for a new drama, huh?

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Thanks to their hard work, Deng Lun and Zhu Yilong have also made a name for themselves and are now recognizable household names in the industry thanks to their hit dramas this past year - Deng Lun with Ashes of Love, Zhu Yilong thanks to Guardian. Veteran actress Xu Di won Best Supporting Actress for the First Half of My Life in 2017 and Ni Dahong shot up to mainstream fame as the disruptive Su patriarch in the just ended All is Well (even his funny facial expressions are immortalised in countless memes on the net). 

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However, even the stars weren't bright enough to float its boat on opening week, scoring a low 4.7/10 rating on user-rated site Douban with a vast majority (37%) of respondents giving the drama the lowest one star score. 

What's the rub you ask? Is it because of Angelababy's acting? While it's true that her acting skills have been criticised by audiences in the past, some are changing their tune to say that the actress has vastly improved this time. Methinks the "lighter" tone of this drama suits her personality more hence making it easier for her to act naturally. Others are still not buying it though judging it to still be quite stunted and exaggerated. Or is it because the script highlights the typical love triangle and adds emotional payoffs to every house sale? That's too soon to tell with just a few episodes in. Whatever the reason, let's hope the drama will be able to pick up its momentum in the coming weeks.

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16 comments:

  1. Yup. Obviously definitely bcoz of AB. Even names like DL and ZYL cant make me watch this drama.

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    1. Yes..that's true...I'm agree with...it is because of AB...many people did not like to watch her acting even though she stand between 2 popular male lead

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    2. the drama plot itself not good enough, i watched it and using fast forward button all the times to skip the boring part.. seriously,too much talking and sometimes the conversations takes more than five minutes.

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    3. Many said AB's acting skill really improve here but i cant even stand for 3mins and i gave up totally.

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  2. Low douban score yes, but TV ratings is doing fine so I'm good.

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    1. Is it high rating? I found this drama pretty stagnant but i could still find the message of it. ABB is really pretty and i wonder who she will end up with. I guess it's DL.

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    2. It's one of the dramas with over 1% in ratings so... good enough... Funnily though, his other drama The Gods has better ratings than this one. LOL

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  3. Must watch deng lun is so cute and full of love in the drama stiries lines are very full of sentimental feeling

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    1. Deng lun is funny and so charming here...totally different than his other characters on other dramas. he has a very good comedic timing too, totally can rock comedies too. Also, he looks amazing in suits.

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  4. Nope, not even my liking for ZYLs acting will make me watch this with AB in it... let's just say i am bias... cant take AB....

    my opinion

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  5. Her acting is weird...for me😑

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  6. Haven't seen much of AB stuff but I saw one of her old movies and she seemed okay in it. I'll watch this mainly for DL, he's so cute I'll watch anything he's in.

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  7. How do you ruin an excellent choice of male stars like deng lun and zhu yi long? Why of course making angelababy the female lead! I got so frustrated everytime she tries to emote. Close your lips, stop enlargening your eyes, control your forehead!!!

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  8. I find ABB ugly but I also don't understand the hate people attacking her like exagerrating she ruined EVERYTHING. I got to give off hat to her for not buying a water army to rate her stuff high when they aren't good. Every other actresses are ugly with their plastic surgeries like ABB too, and their acting isn't any better. Their dramas suck just the same as much as hers, same plot same everything. But at least this time ABB didn't cheat to get high ratings.

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  9. But look at those pretty eye candies. Idk bout you but as drama watchers are mainly of female variety, we should just ignore the fl and just focus!! Hahaha

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  10. AB can't act, I can never tell how she feels, she has only one expression... ZYL is a bit too woody for me.. Deng Lun is the best actor among them, and among the majority of actors out there. I'm watching the show because of DL

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