This extremely popular show managed to reach a viewership of 330 million viewers in its first two episodes alone.
The Chinese reality TV show The Birth of Actors pairs young actors with experienced acting coaches. Celebrity judges Song Dandan, Liu Ye, and Zhang Ziyi then mark them as they recreate a famous scene from a well-known TV show or film. The winner of the show gets to perform with one of the celebrity judges.
Although the show is wildly popular in China, it’s been criticized for potentially being rigged by producers to ensure the success of more television-worthy contestants.