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Joy of Life leaked, Top 10 Chinese Online Dramas and Actors at the moment 12.22.2019

January 1, 2020

Hi guys, Marcus here and welcome to Chinese
Entertainment Update December 22nd 2019 edition. In today’s edition, the Top 10 Chinese Online
Dramas and Actors at the moment, but first.. All 46 episodes of Joy of Life have been leaked
online. On December 20th, New Classics Media Television,
Tencent and iQiyi released a joint statement saying that Tencent
and iQiyi are the only two official streaming sites for Joy of Life. They said that on December 19th, they discovered
that the entire series was leaked online and that they had reported it to the police
and the people’s court. Now I don’t know if announcing that was really
a good idea. I know they want to shine some light on matter
but if people were waiting for episodes didn’t know the entire series was available
on unofficial sites, well they do now. They concluded the letter by saying that the
cast and crew spent 173 days and nights “shedding their hearts’ blood” to bring this drama to
everyone. Personally, I watch my dramas on official sites but, I’m not going to point my finger and judge people just because they watch on
unofficial sites. There are many reasons why people do it:
One of the main ones is subs – many official channels choose to only cater to the Chinese speaking audience and don’t bother with English subs. Some unofficial sites say hey, I’m going to
capitalize on that and create subs to fulfill that market. Another reason is ads. People don’t like ads, they don’t want to
pay for the VIP service so they choose an unofficial site even though generally speaking
the picture quality is not as good. It has never been easier to access pirated
material, yet box office and streaming records keep getting
broken and profits continue to rise. So, yea the producers are doing just fine. Now I’m not saying it’s right but it is
part of the industry. Moving on, I just want to quickly mention
Ming Dynasty with Tang Wei and Zhu Yawen which is at the moment the No. 1 TV series in China. I’m four episodes in and loving it so far. Anyway, some of you have mentioned that you
can’t find Ming Dynasty on YouTube. I can find it perfectly here in Canada so
I’m guessing it’s a regional restriction in your area. As a solution, you can use a VPN which should
get you around it. Your other option is to check out unofficial
sites but the YouTube channel has English subs. The data is provided by Vlinkage, a marketing
consultant company based in Shanghai. The list is based on view counts on Tencent,
iQiyi and Youku, social media discussions and Baidu searches. So the list is based on online
performances only, not TV. The costume drama stars Daddi Tang and Huang
Riying and tells the story of a pop idol who gets
trapped inside a video game and his girlfriend who enters it to rescue him. The modern drama stars Alan Yu and Vivi Miao
and tells the story of an aspiring volleyball athelete who has to overcome her limitations. The modern drama stars Nie Yuan and Song Yi
and revolves around criminal cases and the roles medical examiners play in them. The costume drama stars Xu Kai and Sandrine
Pinna and follows a young genius who cultivates
immortality under the tutelage of a beautiful but sharp-tongued master. The modern drama stars Judy Qi and Derek Chang
and tells an ugly duckling story of a high school girl who blossoms into supermodel and
her high school senior who becomes famous chef. The costume drama stars Landy Li and Wang
Anyu and follows a young girl, who in her dreams,
travels to the Qing dynasty and catches the attention of a few princes. The costume drama stars Yuan Hao and Zhao
Zhaoyi and tells the story of a general’s daughter
who accidentally becomes the wife of a pirate king. The costume drama stars Luo Jin and Li Yitong
and tells the story of a crown prince who faces enemies from all sides and falls in
love with a maidservant who wants to kill him. The costume drama stars Li Xian and Li Yitong
and tells the story of a sword cultivator who plots to avenge his master’s death and
overthrow the tyrannical king of Heng. The costume drama stars Zhang Ruoyun and Li
Qin and follows a progressive-thinking noble who’s
intent on pushing through political reforms but is constantly opposed by the tyrannical
ruler of Qing. So both Dreaming Back to the Qing Dynasty
and The Romance of Huarong rise to the top five whereas the top three from last week
are unmoved. With the exception of Love the Way You Are,
all these dramas are available on YouTube with English subs. Also provided by Vlinkage, the list is based
on drama performances, Baidu searches and social media discussions. He currently stars in Unstoppable Youth with
Vivi Miao. She currently stars in Joy of Life wih Zhang
Ruoyun. She currently stars in Royal Nirvana and Sword
Dynasty. He is currently filming Legend of Fei with
Zhao Liying and was also announced to star in Being a
Hero with Chen Xiao. He was just in Blossom in Heart
and stars in the Onmyoji Chinese movie adaptation with Mark Chao. He currently stars in Ming Dynasty with Tang
Wei. He was recently in My True Friend with Angelababy
and will star in To Dear Myself with Cecilia Liu. He recently starred in the movie Jade Dynasty and wrapped filming Oath of Love with Yang
Zi. He currently stars in Sword Dynasty with Li
Yitong. He currently stars in the Joy of Life with
Li Qin. So Zhang Ruoyun dethrones Li Xian as the number
one drama actor at the moment, not surprising considering the popularity of Joy of Life. Also noteworthy is Zhu Yawen who debuts at
number five after the premiere of Ming Dynasty and Yang Zi drops completely off the list;
she was number five last week. So there you go, the top 10 Chinese online
dramas and actors at the moment. Hope it gives you guys an idea of who and
what drama’s hot at the moment in Chinese dramaland. And that’s it for today guys. Do check out my Patreon page where you can
find perks to becoming a patron, the link is in the description box below. This show would not be possible without your
support, whether it is through Patreon or simply by watching, liking and subscribing. Happy holidays everyone and thank you for
watching. Cheers!


  • Reply roxan bati December 23, 2019 at 10:59 am

    thanks..hate ads 😊

  • Reply Maria Gaga December 23, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Spoilers ahead. Actually in Sword Dynasty, Ding Ning is not the apprentice of Liang Jingmeng but Liang Jingmeng himself. Is due to his Nine Death Silk worm skill he didn't died but transfer all his memories into a new body made of silk. Now everything is more interesting.

  • Reply Menchukookie Jeon December 23, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Wow! We have the same top 3!!! JOL, SD and RN!

  • Reply Julienne Grace Arcenal December 23, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    where can you watch 'love the way you are' with english subs?

  • Reply susan phan December 23, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Thank you Marcus, we love your channel ❤️

  • Reply Sohan Sohan December 23, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks Marcus. I feel like you read my mind, lol. I was thinking about this why the non official website was created & there you go your video appear.
    But I am wondering whoever created the non official website are they making profit from it?

  • Reply Katrina Hohmann December 23, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Merry Christmas Marcus!

  • Reply FeaRSome December 23, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Joy of life is also airing on OnDemandChina

  • Reply CAS BigBang December 23, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks for the update, Marcus! Happy Holidays to you too! Cheers!!!

  • Reply iis orie December 23, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    I watch The Romance of Hua Rong and Sword Dinasty. And love it so much!

  • Reply Kaniz Fatima December 23, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    That’s ok. I still like Li Xian.

  • Reply Fizunnahar Fiza December 23, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Where can i watch ming dynasty with eng sub?

  • Reply Aro April Chang December 23, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Happy holidays you✌️

  • Reply Vivian Tonnu December 23, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    I think joy of life really had potential if everyone was on the same episode, a pity that those who paid to get vip were a few episodes earlier and everyone was on different episodes. I think one of the reasons shows get to be on trending is if everyone knows the same event that is happening at a given time, which makes for good disscussion.

  • Reply rosetta Stone December 23, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Zhang R yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay that is my current best actor based on pure performance. Now that Ming Dynasty lead is getting my attention 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩😁😁😁😁

  • Reply Vlvl1 December 23, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    1. The Romance of Hua Rong
    2. Dreaming back Qing Dynasty
    3. To get her
    4. Joy of life

    I love them all…❤️

  • Reply نعیمه حسین December 23, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Finally JOY OF LIFE is leading and it's totally worth it 🥰😍Thanks Marcus

  • Reply Lilia Chan December 23, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Thank you Marcus for recommending Joy of Life, it’s probably the most fulfilling drama for me at the moment. Of course, I watch it on VikiTV. An official site.

  • Reply Maynou Thao December 23, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks for all your updates for us English speakers!!

  • Reply Susu's Mom does not fear ice cream December 23, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    I'm currently watching Joy of Life off an unofficial site. I noticed from the 20th that all 46 episodes is loaded online. The one I used has high quality. I can't use Qiyi or Tencent because it's geo blocked. The VPN doesn't always work for me so the quickest and easiest route for me is the unofficial sites. I feel that Chinese dramas shouldn't be restricted to certain streaming sites but be like K-dramas and be more flexible and on various streaming sites if you are looking to get more people to watch and showcase Chinese dramas to more people- not just those who speak English or Chinese.

  • Reply Katherann Lee December 23, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Thanks. I can’t watch JOL past episode 22 with Eng subs where I’m at. Happy Holiday to you and be safe.

  • Reply BAPYonguk GukGuk December 23, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Zhang Ruo Yun !!!

  • Reply Cindy Conklin December 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    I noticed you never mention what's on Netflix. Is there a reason for that? Enjoy your reviews! <3

  • Reply Aghogho Lucky December 23, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    #Marcus sim why there is no sword dynasty and jade dynasty in YouTube?

  • Reply a xx December 23, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    I know Tencent and iQiyi are hemorrhaging money, but their money grab for VVIP members to watch ahead of the VIP members is probably why the drama got leaked.

  • Reply iskate1215 December 23, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Romance of hua rong is so good!

  • Reply Ira Wati December 23, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Thank You Marcus Sim for your information n happy holiday to you too. 🙏🙏🙏😘😘😘

  • Reply bmary25 December 24, 2019 at 12:27 am


  • Reply Makeeda South December 24, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for the updates currently watching Joy of life and Sword Dynasty I will check out Ming D

  • Reply LasNoches December 24, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Are modern day TV shows rarely made? Or are they just not as popular as costume dramas? I like costume dramas but its also nice to have a variety of choices like an action or comedy show.

  • Reply Nicolas Mpenzi Archie December 24, 2019 at 1:15 am

    We like unofficial sites that simple, IQIYI cutted twice money from my account for one month, so it's better to watch on an unofficial one

  • Reply MsFashizo December 24, 2019 at 2:05 am

    The joy of life is becoming my favorite this year. Although its leaked I'm gonna watch through official channels and just stay out of the comments sections.

  • Reply Peggy Tanaka December 24, 2019 at 2:39 am

    To all fans of Ming dynasty
    This drama is aired monday to friday china time 1200 midnight each time 2 episodes
    Sat is one episode
    Look out for the live telecast and live chat
    Last night episodes 9 and 10 were aired with english subtitles

  • Reply Myat Bedonia December 24, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Woah Zhang Ruo Yun always my fav❤️❤️❤️ if you like Joy Of Life with Zhang Ruo Yun then he has a new upcoming drama The Fate Of General coming hopefully in 2020😍😍😍Good on ya Marcus I always watch your updates many thanks

  • Reply Riri Bentley December 24, 2019 at 4:10 am

    I didn’t have high hopes for m8ng dynasty but I love it…..

  • Reply Winnie Chen December 24, 2019 at 4:45 am

    for me personally, now that JOL is leaked….it lowered my excitement and incentive to watch it since I know it's all available. I love and hate how I have to wait every day/week for new eps. It's this excitement and anticipation. Delayed gratification I guess

  • Reply Shanda Toney December 24, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Happy Holidays Marcus have you seen snow yet

  • Reply buzz06 December 24, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Ming Dynasty is on youtube with eng subs although only the first 3 episodes has correct eng translations. The rest have google translation as placeholders for later revisions. So far i'm enjoying the drama and loving Tang Wei and Zhu Yuwen!

  • Reply Milo DG December 24, 2019 at 6:20 am

    I'm still watching Joy of Life at We tv app, I like this drama and all the cast have good acting skills and i'm a big fan of Xiao Zhan thank you for the updates and Merry Christmas Marcus and God bless you 🙂 cheers

  • Reply Ly Ly Lie December 24, 2019 at 6:38 am

    I have finished watching lingjian mountain. The funniest fantasy wuxia drama for me. Now I'm currently watching sword dynasty and joy of life. I love handsome and genius guys like Ding Ning and Fan Xian! So entertaining!

  • Reply Calle Nguyen December 24, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Hey Marcus, is there any news when Zhao Ge going to air?

  • Reply rose pols December 24, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Marcus, Merry Christmas, enjoy the Yuletide season🙏🙏🙏👍👍👍

  • Reply Iamvip December 24, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I watched all the new dramas on your top 10 list and so far none has disappoint me. It's just a bit difficult trying to keep up with all of them 😅. HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND Merry Christimas to all! 🙂

  • Reply shin minah December 24, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Romance of hua rong plsss eng sub

  • Reply Ntsiko December 24, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Joy of life makes me so happy. I love waiting for the episodes to be released. Its Amazing.

  • Reply souper otaku December 24, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Marcus you're great keep going 👍
    Can u share with us the best fantasy dramas about sect's??
    Like legend of chosen…

  • Reply Maricel Paclibar December 24, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    I like dream back to qing dynasty and joy of life 🥰🥰

  • Reply Laron h December 24, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Will look for "Joy's of life". However, can't wait to hear about "shinning hours" (right name?). I watched the movie years ago and still enjoy it. Thank you for your last reply. Keep up the good work.

  • Reply Yadira Hdez December 24, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Marcus! Happy holidays! Thank you so much for all these wonderful updates!
    I'm currently watching "Royal Nirvana" & Li Yitong delivers 100%. She caught my eye in "Bloody Romance" & I've been a fan ever since.
    Luo Jin is also exceding my expectations which were hurt by his most recent modern drama. I guess historical ones are what suit him, or the script/direction just overshadowed his acting prowess. Anyhow, I'm enjoying it so far and will try some of the ones mentioned here when I get a chance. Thank you!!!

  • Reply Felicia Mawutor December 24, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Am not surprised the entire drama leaked cos the rate at which funs were eager to watch next episode was very alarming and like what you said it's part of the industry.. CHEERS Marcus and Merry Christmas

  • Reply Jabitta Modupe December 25, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Hi Marcus
    Love your work and i have a question do u think there will be a princess agents 2 and if not do u have any advice on how to convince the producers to create a continuing version of princess agents 2. Merry Christmas.

  • Reply shamkand December 25, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Omg we are waiting for The Wolf chinese drama for like 3 years and nothing… but then someone leeks out an entire series when it would have been relised anyway…. :(( :(( :((((((((

  • Reply Yasir Ali December 25, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Can you please guide me where to watch English subtitle of legend of jade sword?

  • Reply WomenWin December 25, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    The romance of huarong I cant find it anymorw on yourube. It's not fully subbed and scenes are missing. Where can I find it?

  • Reply Tonya December 25, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Merry Christmas!🎄 Thanks for the video. 🙂

  • Reply Celeste Herrera torres December 25, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Joy of líder,the romance Hua rong,

  • Reply Celeste Herrera torres December 25, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Zhang ruo Yun muy buena está la serie es como ver cada capítulo un enigma no sabes q pasará en el arte capitulo

  • Reply Celeste Herrera torres December 25, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Aunq soy administradora de Deng lun he visto casi todos el último ni es tan bueno tenía expectativa

  • Reply Celeste Herrera torres December 25, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Estoy de acuerdo con la lista Xi'an lian no me parece q sea el n2 no pasa nada el 1definitivame merecido Zhang ruo Yun el número 1

  • Reply Celeste Herrera torres December 25, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Ojalá deng lun elijo un buen papel para disfrutar de su talento tiene

  • Reply Neko Rojas December 26, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Your information this time was alot to take in. So far i like what i hear on on the show and actors. But as far as the other information what can I say but "Wow!!!" No matter what I'll always watch my shows on youtube. Take my time an enjoy the shows and moments. Why rush. Savor it.

  • Reply Maryam Jamilah December 26, 2019 at 10:39 am

    omg zhang rouyun acting really awesome. he deserve to be no 1 actor. i think i fall in love with zhang rouyun 😊😊

  • Reply Aricia Acosta December 26, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    I really like the plot of Royal Nirvana but I'm having a hard time understanding it, so far in every episode I'm always like what's happening here?! Idk I guess it was just only me who thinks maybe the plot was in a slow pace or something nonetheless I'm definitely hooked. On the other hand, Joy of Life is a lighter and fun to watch drama for me

  • Reply subba Reddy December 26, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Will there be a whirlwind girl 3,if yes then who are doing main characters.

  • Reply Tawanda Campbell December 26, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Does anyone know where I can find a well intended marriage with English subtitles?

  • Reply Mainan Murah December 27, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    that leaked part doesnt have sub on them. so, its no use to watch them.

  • Reply Patrícia Araujo December 27, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    I use to watch my dramas on viki…I am very sad that Royal Nirvana isn't there. Does anyone knows why?

  • Reply Bevs Pagaduan December 27, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Yes about the rumors of joy of life leaks I've seen the ending/finale and I am disappointed that is why I change my fav now from joy of life to sword dynasty from IQIYI.

  • Reply Cristina Reyes December 28, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Thanks Marcus Sim ‼️☘️‼️☘️for the Info👍👍👍

  • Reply Dulanjala007 December 28, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Joy of Life, even though it says to it's a MC with progressive thinking and good… but until now, other than the usual showoff character is coming off as just another hypocrite, all power and brains. makes me wants to takes the side of the enemy, thankfully all the other characters are super cool and very cute at times… great cast and acting…

  • Reply Peggy Tanaka December 29, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    For fans of drama under the power
    Maplestage uploaded to episode 8
    No English subtitles
    Cheers great drama time

  • Reply Racheal Kabejja December 29, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    No wonder I can't watch it anymore (joy of life) they keep telling me it's not available in my coyntry

  • Reply Tina Adabuke December 29, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I love the movie very interesting

  • Reply Mahmudul Hasan December 31, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Published the list of top 10 chinese suspense and thriller drama of 2019

  • Reply seng kimlay January 1, 2020 at 4:14 am

    joy of life english sub only get to epidoe 31 hope it get mote sub faster but all raw is 46 . i hope they make season 2 i will to pay 15$ just to watch it

  • Reply Ke Li January 1, 2020 at 6:34 am

    I think 'iFUN' is a pretty good website, dont know if its a office website tho👀
    You will need the Chinese name tho😶

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