The Interpreters is a Chinese Drama That Targets Millennial Audiences

By: Jana Pijak - Jun 22, 2016
References: whatsonweibo
A hit among young viewers in China, 'The Interpreters' is a TV drama that chronicles the lives of two translators working side by side. The viral television hit has sparked conversations on local social media channels and discussion boards and "is the first Chinese TV drama focused on the professional lives of people working in China’s foreign language sector."

Considered both well-paid and highly respected, a translator role is a career aspiration for many of China's post-secondary students, urban professionals and web users. Aside from its intriguing story line, 'The Interpreters' paints a relatable picture of a day in the life of urban professionals and has gained popularity thanks to its aspirational theme. Often viewed as mysterious, the role of a translator is dissected in this television series, leading to a more candid television format than similar releases that were more in tune with China's strict media laws.