This is a China of great changes. People and food move faster than they did at any other time. No matter how quick their footstep, how uncontrollable their reunions and separations come, there’s always a taste that uses its own unique way to remind us on our tongue thrice a day: “Focus on where you are going tomorrow, but never forget where you came from yesterday.”
-A Bite of China 2, Episode 1: Footsteps
From the young man climbing over 40 feet for his brother, to a father who spends five years to learn to fish for his daughter, to the last of the dying occupation of wheat cutters, “A Bite of China 舌尖上的中国 2″ continues to be the food series that brings you to tears with its superb story telling.
Episode one hit over 6 million views on Youku alone in one day (for comparison, episode one of Palace III has received 10 million views in ten days day). It has also partnered with Tmall to sell foods related to the show. Even the two very well-crafted and intense trailers for ep.2 have 1 million view.
The series, a rare weekly run on CCTV 1 and 9, can given a lesson to Hunan TV on what a good weekly show would look like.