TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Sister Act

Hit talent show featuring ‘older’ women may not be feminist—but viewers are ready to forgive

ARTS, HISTORY

Hair Razing

Two recent dramas offer new explanations to why the wife of Emperor Qianlong cut her hair—and got herself banished from court

ARTS, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Idol Flattery

Singing show’s judging standards has netizens petitioning the government to “monitor” it

ARTS

TV’s latest Zhuge Liang wins audiences with English

It was the only thing the genius Three Kingdoms strategist couldn’t do

ARTS

Show of the Week: A Lifetime Love

It’s not the worst show of the season, only because there are worse shows

ARTS

Show of the Week: Midnight Diner

If they could, Chinese viewers would give this remake of a Japanese drama a rating of zero

ARTS

Show of the Week: Ode to Joy

Second season of hit drama falls in ratings, gets slammed for materialist message

ARTS

Show of the Week: What Would You Do?

Hidden-camera show provokes discussion about bystander effect—but how ethical is it?

ARTS

Show of the Week: Informal Talks

Hot young foreign guys discussing current affairs in Mandarin? It’s surprisingly civil and informative

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