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Six TV drama adaptations of online literature in 2015

By Li Hongrui (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2015-12-08 07:00 Comments

Six TV drama adaptations of online literature in 2015

Actor Li Yifeng in the Lost Tomb. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Lost Tomb

The Lost Tomb is an action and adventure TV adaption of a popular online novel by Xu Lei. This is the first seasonal online TV series in China and the novel is scheduled to be dramatized in eight seasons, one season for each year. The first season was released in June of 2015. The novel series of the same name is about five people's adventure in ancient tombs, and it enjoyed a wide readership since it was released online in 2006. Thus the adapted TV series had been accordingly highly expected by its fans but turned out to be disappointing. Although there were 24,000,000 hits on the web within the first two minutes of its debut, the season was later criticized by the audiences for its weak storyline and poor quality. Some lines of the series even became jokes on the social media.

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