Waiting for You in the Future (2019) poster
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A middle-aged man time travels to the past to become a teacher to his 17-year-old classmates. Hao Hui Gui is a 36-year-old high school teacher who is still single. During a gathering, he gets into a huge disagreement with everyone present and even gets into a fistfight with his best friend. Upon returning home, he mindlessly flips through his personal diary from 20 years ago and starts to recall many memories from the past. He falls asleep eventually and meets with his younger self in his dreams. (Source: ChineseDrama.info) ~~ Adapted from the novel by Liu Tong. Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 36
  • Aired: Sep 9, 2019 - Oct 9, 2019
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Original Network: iQiyi
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 312 users)
  • Ranked: #2638
  • Popularity: #4766
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Yana Gupta
14 people found this review helpful
Jul 7, 2020
36 of 36 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 9.0

An excellent but underrated drama

This isn't just a simple time travel story, it is the story of a man realising that though past cannot be changed, present can be.

I started watching this drama expecting the lead role Hao Hui Gui to be trying to change some events in his past that lead him to live such a miserable life in his middle age. As the drama proceeded, I realised, it has a lot deeper meaning for us to learn.

Hao Hui Gui lands in 1998 as a class-teacher of his own past self. This allows him to have an overview of his own life from the viewpoint of a teacher. He started off by doing what anyone would do upon meeting his past self; trying to protect him (Liu Da Zhi) from every difficulties he faced in the past but gradually starts being strict on Liu Da Zhi to guide him to the right path. He never enjoyed being a professor in the present but being a teacher to himself and his classmates, he actually starts liking his job.

He tries to change several bad events in his life but only ends up realising that those things will still happen. Hao Hui Gui is more than just a school teacher for Liu Da Zhi and his friends; he guides them in taking important decisions of life, overcoming difficulties and emotional turmoil and even in friendship. Now that he is grown up, he knows what immature mistakes he made as a teenager than weakened the friendship between him and his friends even in present day.

It is a slow paced drama where some parts may seem boring but are essential to understand the emotional condition of all the characters.

To conclude, I would say this drama taught the lead role and me to cherish every moment of life and learn from bad experiences rather than just regretting. This drama also reminds us that friends need to be there for each other in tough times. Another major teaching of this drama is that we should express our feelings or it might be too late.

This is a highly underrated drama. I hope more and more people watch it to make it more successful. It is indeed a lot more than just a time-travel fantasy but story revolving around friendship and changing relationships.

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9 people found this review helpful
Mar 6, 2020
36 of 36 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
I started this drama for 2020 Watch challenge and wasn't expecting anything from it. But I'm so glad I decided to watch this drama.

This drama is seriously good. It's more of a slice of life drama, with vibes similar to that of Korean's reply series. I would never compare this drama to any others because the feelings this drama gave me compared to others with similar plots were completely different. This wasn't a rom com, nor abt timetravelling, this was more on friendships, regrets and relationships between every character surrounding the male lead. Though I still question what was the point in main lead going back to the past, I still loved this drama a lot.

It is very slow paced and focuses on relationship building rather than moving the story forward so some might find it slow or boring. But to me, this drama taught me a lot of life lessons. Sometimes, you just don't understand what is happening around you unless you are looking at it from a third POV or when someone tells you about it in the future. This is how the main lead realises that a lot of things he thought he knew in the past were actually not really the case when he looked at it from the POV of a teacher's, watching himself and his friends slowly change.

Lastly, it taught me how important friendships are and how to treasure them. Saying goodbye is never easy, but something you can't avoid as life goes on. T . T

I hope everyone will give this drama a try. Like I said, it's slow, but worth the watch. Don't go in with expectations from other time travelling dramas because only the start is similar, but the focus on this drama is not the rom com nor timetravelling but the relationships.

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  • Drama: Waiting for You in the Future
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 36
  • Aired: Sep 9, 2019 - Oct 9, 2019
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Original Network: iQiyi
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 312 users)
  • Ranked: #2638
  • Popularity: #4766
  • Watchers: 2,460

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