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  • Drama: Somewhere Only We Know
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Jan 14, 2019 - Jan 28, 2019
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 290 users)
  • Ranked: #1216
  • Popularity: #3090
  • Watchers: 833

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Ph.D. candidate in Physics Mu Cheng He catches a third-year student in English Xue Tong cheating on an exam. When he even becomes the substitute teacher in her elective course Russian and makes her study with him after classes, her hatred for him only grows. Over time, however, Xue Tong discovers Teacher Mu’s true character and comes to secretly love him.
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  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Jan 14, 2019 - Jan 28, 2019
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 290 users)
  • Ranked: #1216
  • Popularity: #3090
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
ruby
4 people found this review helpful
Apr 1, 2019
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 3
Overall 8.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
I was so close to giving this drama a 9 but there were a few problems.

I didn't like the first few episodes, it seemed like the directing was off. During the introductory phase of the drama, the audience has to learn who these characters are and a bit of context to the background and circumstances our characters face. Instead, it felt like a nosedive into the first episode. No joke, I thought I was playing the incorrect episode when I first started this drama. Thankfully, this wasn't an issue that was so bad I had to stop watching.

At times, the editing can get pretty choppy and weird. I remember shots jumping from one clip to another really oddly. It's not a huge problem, it just pulls you out of being into the atmosphere of the drama.

The last gripe I have are the last few episodes. It really fell from grace; they made some pretty poor choices and it made me skip around the last 3ish episodes til we got to the end. I've heard that this was cut from originally being even more episodes. I'm glad they cut it but they honestly needed to cut it some more to eliminate some of the BS that they included during the last episodes.

Even though this drama clearly has some faults, it excels wonderfully in some areas!

The characters are really, REALLY good (especially Zhao Xiao Tang, I absolutely adored her!!!). Each one of the supporting characters has a distinct personality and various problems they face, and you'll actually be invested in them! A lot of the time I don't really care about subplots, but everything happening to the side characters felt just as important as the plot with the main character. This drama also did a really good job creating a super cute friendship between the roommates.

Mu Cheng He and Xue Tong's relationship is truly SO cute! It's rare to actually find a depiction of a relationship that is so healthy in dramas. Initially, you might expect a teacher-student relationship to be toxic but I'll assure you this one wasn't. The only thing I'm upset with is how Mu Cheng He's character developed. It seemed like we were so close to seeing how he grew as a person but we ended up not getting any of it. The audience wants to see "show" not "tell", but his character development ended up being completely "tell" which was unfortunate.

I also really like the atmosphere this drama created. It really felt realistic and a slice of life. A lot of dramas nowadays are over the top and fall into situations that are completely implausible. Here, our characters face real problems that the audience really might relate to. The drama also touches on important themes like family, friendship, grief, addiction, etc.

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Completed
vi0let
3 people found this review helpful
Jun 19, 2019
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I really enjoyed this drama. Recently I find that i've started watching more Chinese dramas over Korean dramas because I find them a bit more realistic and believable. This one was no exception. The first 2 episodes starts a bit bland but it really picks up and doesn't slow down from there. My favourite part of the drama was the love story between Mu Cheng He and Xue Tong. Their story is beautiful yet realistic that you find yourself getting frustrated at times with the realisticness of it all. But at the same time you appreciate it because its not stuck with candies and happiness all the time and issues aren't always sorted out with a simple apology. On that note be prepared to smile a lot as well as shed some tears.

The drama also follows the stories of the other occupants of dorm 232 Song Qi Qi, Bai Lin and Xiao Tang as well. Each face some sort of crisis at one point in their life but the thing that makes it so great is that all the issues the girls faced were all problems that everyday college students might face. They always had each other backs. I highly recommend this drama it's a really nice discovering yourself light and warm coming of age drama but it also has some tough moments, Enjoy!

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