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Angelina

TV Recommendations: Popular in China

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Angelina

What good TV content is popular in China these days?

 

西游记 was popular in 1986, then it was Friends, then it was The Big Bang Theory

 

There are no limitations when it comes to where the show was produced, or the nationality of the artists, e.g. if it is a dissident artist who gave up one passport for a second one. Same with the language. I would prefer to see shows in Mandarin, but it can be any language, I expect to see a lot of English and Cantonese. What other Sinic languages, apart from Cantonese and Mandarin, are used when producing original content? How about non-Sinitic languages? Tibetan seems to be popular these days. Cultural appropriation? Open to all languages. 

 

 

 

Criteria: 

 

  • TV;
  • good;
  • popular in Mainland China/PRC/中国人民共和国

 

 

In short:

What do all the cool kids from China watch? 

 

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Micadeli

I'm behind the curve a little bit, but Iike these two:

 

1. 深夜食堂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYf0uGPZVzM&list=PLHOMQ6tK7Yue0s4cMTIdnm2MU95TLySvG

--Oddly, this isn't the first episode. It might be the second or third. No matter. It won't affect your understanding of any future episodes.

 

2. 我的前半生

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkY0-_qW8x4

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hoshinoumi

Watching anything under the 热剧榜单 section of Youku might be a good guess. 微微一笑很倾城 was the latest trend last year. Hope it helps :)

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Angelina
On August 17, 2017 at 6:11 PM, hoshinoumi said:

热剧榜单

 

Right, but this only shows which shows are popular, I am interested in popular and good TV. 

 

 

On August 16, 2017 at 3:42 AM, Micadeli said:

深夜食堂

 

Maybe this. 

 

 

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miss-kapa

实习生加油吧 this one is really cool, I used to watch this movie on TV after my classes lol

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Angelina
On September 19, 2017 at 2:56 PM, miss-kapa said:

实习生加油吧 this one is really cool, I used to watch this movie on TV after my classes lol

 

 

豆瓣 says it is called 加油吧实习生 and has a score of 6.5.

 

Perhaps 豆瓣 is a good place to discover TV shows. 

 

https://movie.douban.com/annual2016/?source=navigation#24

 

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Angelina

I have decided to see 《一起同过窗》, it looks realistic, like actual Chinese kids from school. Can't wait. 

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hoshinoumi
On 19/09/2017 at 7:53 AM, Angelina said:

popular and good

@Angelina keep me updated, this is something I haven't encountered yet:lol:

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Angelina

@hoshinoumi

 

The Beatles, 西游记 (86)

 

Just because something is popular, it does not mean that its quality has to be questionable.

 

Perhaps 豆瓣 is a good place to start digging.

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