Chinese Drama Reviews

Mainland Chinese Dramas

Best Time (Most Beautiful Time)

Trailer & Air Date | Eps 1-4 & Why I Stopped Watching

Bu Bu Jing Xin (Scarlet Heart / Startling by Each Step)

| 1 | 2 | 3-4 | 5 | 6 | 7-10 | 11 | 12-13 | 14-16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 |

| 21 | 21-24 | 25 | 26 |  27 | 28 | 29 30 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 (Finale) |

Bu Bu Jing Qing

| 1-3 | 4-9 & Why I Stopped Watching

Xin Bu Bu Jing Xin- Time to Love (Movie Version)

Part I: Intro to upcoming movie

Part II: New Trailer & Stills

Overall Movie Review

Cruel Romance

A moment of silence for Kimi Qiao

Trailer & Stills | Completed airing. Not planning on reviewing.

Da Mo Yao (Sound of the Desert)

| 1-6 | 7-13 | 14-22 | 23-27 | 28-35 (Finale) |

Drama Go Go Go

| 1-2 | 3-5 | 6-8 | 9-13 | 14-15 | 16-19 | 20-21 | 22-24 | Why I stopped watching: Ep 25+

Eternal Love / Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

First Impressions: Eps 1-7

Episodes 8-13

Female Prime Minister (Legend of Lu Zhen)

| 1-6 7-18 | Dropped.

Gong The Palace – Movie Version

Overall Review

Hot Mom

Trailer  | Drama aired. Not reviewing.

Hua Xu Yin

Ep 1 – First impressions | Eps 2-8 | 9-15 | Dropped.

Trailer & Stills

Lan Ling Wang

| 1-6 | 7-14 | 15-21 | 26-27 | 37-40 | 41-42 | 45-46 (Finale) |


Opening MV  | Instrumental OST

The Legend of Mi Yue (Mi Yue Zhuan)

[Completed airing.  Not planning on reviewing.]


The Legend of Zhen Huan (Hou Gong: Zhen Huan Zhuan / Empresses in the Palace)

| 1 -3 | 4-7 | 8-10 | 11-13 | 14-17 | 18-21 | 22- 27 | 28-31 | 32-35 | 36-40 | 41-44 | 45-52 |

| 53-56 | 57-59 | 60-63 | 64-66 | 67-69 | 70-72 | 73-75 | 76 (Finale) |



Empresses in the Palace (Abridged U.S. Version – HBO/Netflix)

The Pros and Cons of the U.S. Version

Nirvana in Fire (Lang Ya Bang)

| 1-6 | 7-18 | 19-23 | 24-33 | 34-46 | 47-54 (Final Review)

Instrumental Theme Song Covers

Ode to Joy (Huan Le Song)

Princess Weiyoung

S.O.P Queen I

| Trailer | 1-3 | 4-7 | 8-13 | Why I stopped watching (Eps 14+)  | Dropped.

Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei

Eps 1-30: Overall Review

Red Sorghum (Drama Version)

Trailer | Completed Airing.  Not reviewing.

Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace (Hou Gong Ru Yi Zhuan; Legend of Zhen Huan sequel)

Reviews: Eps 1-3 | 4-6 | 7-9 | 10-14 | In progress.

Xing Ming Shi Ye

Hong Kong Dramas

Tiger Cubs

| 1-2 | 3 | 4-5 | 6-9 | 10-13 (Finale) |

End of the Year Reviews

A Look at 2011: C-drama Edition

A Look at 2012: C-drama Edition

[No End of Year Reviews for 2013-2014.]

  • Just wondering if you’ll be watching/recapping the Empress of China at all? despite the beautiful costumes, i think it lacks the depth and seriousness that Zhen Huan provided us with and I miss that, although I think Fan Bing Bing is beautiful I almost feel like it’s a parody at the moment as even though the main character always steps out of line, she never receives any grave consequences? Anyhow, i hope I haven’t put you off as it’s still decent. I guess i’m just disappointed so far due to how high my expectations were and i’m also VERY picky with dramas, if you do recap that’ll be great as i’d love to read your thoughts on the drama though I understand it’s a pretty hefty commitment! thanks.

    • Hi, thanks for commenting! I am not planning on recapping or watching Empress of China. I heard it wasn’t that great, as in it doesn’t live up to LZH. Like you said, that’s not to say it’s bad..but I feel like nothing compares anymore. X_X I was also turned off by the whole censoring-the-cleavage issue. T_T But yes, I agree with you, the costumes are gorgeous!!

  • Hi, with my new addiction to C Dramas, lucky I found your blog!
    I liked Zanilla and was thinking of trying out Female Prime Minister, thank god I read your review and I guess it is a good reference to save my time!
    I trust your reviiews, why? because you dropped Queen of SOP! I found it hard to watch, even my new found love Zhang Han, I had to FF to finish! LOL
    Subbed C Dramas are hard to find, trying to find LZH since I see you raving about it!
    After I finish Da Mo Yao, will be attempting Lan Ling first XD
    Thank god for heisui, C Dramas becomes a lot better to understand XD

  • I know this is kinda late for a BBJQ comment but I feel like you’re the only person I can say this to (Not a lot of people around me watch asian dramas haha). There’s a plot-hole in BBJQ. During BBJX, Ruoxi says on New Years “Dad, MOM, I hope you guys are doing well (she’s referring to her actual modern day parents)” but then in BBJQ, Zhang Xiao’s (SPOILER ALERT) mom has been dead when Zhang Xiao was still a kid.

  • Hi,

    I just spent two weeks completing watching the C drama Wu Zhe Tian aka the empress of china. It is really a show worth following n wondered why u didn’t review it on your blog? Some of the plots r really historical true, “both emperor wanted her”, “rumours of her killing her infant” etc. The costume of her becoming 天后 took 3mths to make! The young emperor played by Aarif Rahman really handsome. And Fan Bing Bing is really pretty, this is the first time I watching this X-men actress acting, n she is real good.

    Hope u can give this drama a chance to b reviewed, u will not regret it. 🙂

    • Hello, thanks for your suggestion. I haven’t reviewed Empress of China because I haven’t watched it. There aren’t any English subs; so unfortunately, even if I wanted to watch it I wouldn’t be able to. >_< I enjoy looking at the costumes though!

  • Thanks for all the post and reviews. Can you recommend a historical drama. I like BBJX and I loved Nirvana on Fire. Please rate which is top 3 for you. Thanks.

  • Useful blog, thanks. Hope you can talk more about classic dramas of the past decades and not Just about the most recent Ines. I think there are many hidden jewels in the dramas made in the décades of the 70, 80s, 90s. Greetings!!

  • Any chance of you reviewing yanxi? I caught the c drama bug from binging yanxi earlier this year. And then moved on to lzh on Netflix, only to find that its not the full ver. (and I only realised at the 3rd episode *facepalm*) Would you recommend re-watching lzh in its full glory despite knowing all the plot twist and spoilers?

    • Hi, I’d still recommend watching the full version of LZH because it fills in a lot of the missing parts in the Netflix version. I haven’t watched Yanxi in full (only checked out a few episodes) so I probably won’t be reviewing it.

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