Before Squid game Rocket No. 1 in 94 countries 142 million visitors And on 3 billion minutes viewed, The story of the Yangtze Palace Was 70 countries With 700 million visitors In one day, more than 15 billion views have been reached and are happening Google’s most searched show in 2018, Although Google is not available in China.
Most Americans haven’t heard of it yet.
Driven by the pressure of Netflix for global dominance, Americans are discovering a taste for international content. A comprehensive 97 percent of U.S. Netflix subscribers Saw non-English content last year. Interested in Korean drama Has doubled in the last two years, When the anime grows 50 percent from 2019 to 2020. With accounting for Asia More than half of Netflix Expect more hits from new customer base, South Korea and Japan.
But what about The second largest entertainment maker From a market where Netflix doesn’t work?
Can Chinese entertainment stop?
Quek Yu-chuang, VP of International Business iQiyi, China’s largest streaming platform, so believe. “The global demand signal became clear in 2018 Yangsi, And sampling continues to grow. “Over the past two years, more than half of U.S. respondents have tried Chinese shows, according to a recent survey by iQiyi. Has doubled in America.
“Chinese shows have not received awareness or recommendation from Netflix’s 214 million members worldwide, which is why we have not seen the same breakout as Korean or Japanese content,” said Julia Alexander, a senior strategy analyst at Parrot Analytics.
Larry Neymar, the founder of E! President of Entertainment TV Networks and Metan Global Entertainment, China hopes to be a more global hit. “In some ways, despite the government, China has more room to take risks than the United States. You’re limited to some shows, but it’s wide open in others. “
How we made this list
For this list, WIRED brings in reviews from US and Chinese reviewers and inputs from Chinese television producers and marketers: Ting Chen, screenwriter; Jijin Chen, writer and screenwriter; Frank Jiang, CEO of Shanghai Yingyuan Culture and Technology; Jun Ni, screenwriter and associate professor of film and television, Central Academy of Drama; Rui Ma, CMO of New Studios Media Co; And GM of the main drama division of Die Ying, SVP and iQiyi.
Proposals are divided into: 60 percent modern, 15 percent period (1900-1990), and 25 percent historical drama, 2020 based on a breakdown of 415 scripted web and TV C-dramas. [LT3]. Our recommendations cover each genre and include individual, family and social stories, and we’ve focused on shows available to viewers in the United States and Europe.
Without further ado, here is a C-Drama watch list of the most proposed shows of the last nine years.
Looking for an epic, high-stakes look?
This is a must see. Destructive Uxia (Ancient Martial Arts Story) with a physically weak leadership who has lost his martial arts powers. It is set in sixth-century China, and Mei Chang Su, a brilliant strategist, secretly helped Prince Jing, the unlikely son in the battle for the throne, to erase his family name. It is based on a novel by Hai Yan – one of China’s most popular authors – which is not as widely available in English as many of the original novels in this list. “Excellent C-drama about honor, courage, and sacrifice,” says Die Ying of iQiyi, “it remains the second-highest-rated C-drama.” “Beautiful in appearance. Epic yet personal story about how we live, how we die and what matters,” said Liv Fowler, a writer and fan of the series.