Legend of Fuyao, starring Yang Mi and Ethan Ruan, has reigned the popularity chart in China ever since its premiere. Sweet Dreams, starring Dilraba Dilmurat and Deng Lun, is a rom-com web series that just recently launched and has already caught up to tie with the martial arts fantasy saga. Which one will prevail? Is it even fair to compare the two dramas?

This popularity chart shows the two dramas are currently tied at the top in China. Sweet Dreams is also fast-rising on DramaFever's exclusive Top 10 index.

On surface, the two dramas are quite different in scope and genres, and couldn't be farther apart in time, space and setting.

Legend of Fuyao is a martial arts fantasy saga tracing the fantastic rise of lowly-ranked servant girl, Fuyao, to the queen of an empire in an ancient continent where five kingdoms compete for power. Along the way, she keeps running into a handsome prince who has a hidden agenda. There are plenty of secrets, intrigue, and actions in the stunning romantic drama.


Legend of Fuyao - 扶摇

Starring Yang Mi and Ethan Ruan

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Sweet Dreams is a modern rom-com series about an aspiring floral designer who has low self esteem and tends to make some bumbling faux pas. Inexplicably, she finds her dreams are interconnected with those of a floral company's aloof CEO, via their brainwave-synced bracelets.

The dreams are like cosplays where they save each other from monsters and other dangers. Will they also help each other during the daylight hours?


Sweet Dreams - 一千零一夜

Starring Dilraba Dilmurat and Deng Lun

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On closer look, the two very different dramas represent great choices for summertime escapes.

Romance lovers will definitely find plenty to enjoy, be it Fuyao's heart-wrenching love and irresistible romantic encounters with her soulmate, or Ling Ling Qi's awakening to empowering love. There are many cute support actors and side romances to feast our eyes on too.

You can also travel the mysterious world with Fuyao as she seeks true love in the Legend of Fuyao, or journey with Ling Ling Qi in her climb to realize her dreams in Sweet Dreams. Despite plenty of studio shots and special effects, Legend of Fuyao did a lot of location filming throughout China. A recent episode shows the couple riding camels in China's remote desert. Sweet Dreams, on the other hand, ventured to France for on-location shooting, where a rescue scene was filmed at a castle. What more can a couch traveler or stay-at-homer ask for?

(BTW, another fabulous escape is by watching the Korean drama Are You Human Too?)

Which drama(s) are you watching? I'm watching both, although admittedly I'm more addicted to Legend of Fuyao.

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