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With graduation looming, university student Cheng Xin is convinced her graduation ceremony would be the perfect time to propose to her boyfriend, Zheng Qian. Mustering up the courage to do just that, Cheng Xin proposes but in an unexpected move, Zheng Qian rejects her. Feeling that he hasn’t made any real accomplishments in his life or career, Zheng Qian doesn’t think the time is right to even consider marriage. Understanding where Zheng Qian is coming from, Cheng Xin offers to help him get a job at her family’s company, but Zheng Qian's pride refuses to allow him to accept. Rejected a second time, Cheng Xin has no choice but to sit back and watch as Zheng Qian struggles to find a job. Just another face, lost in the overwhelming swarm of new graduates clamoring for a job, Zheng Qian can’t seem to catch a break. Hating to see her love suffer, Cheng Xin works behind the scenes, setting up an opportunity that’s guaranteed to land Zheng Qian an ideal job. Soon a new hire of the Tengda Group, Zheng Qian believes he’s finally caught a break, but when the truth behind his sudden bout of success is revealed, his world comes crashing down. Forced to resign, his professional reputation destroyed, and his heart in tatters, Zheng Qian feels as if he has been utterly defeated. Will he be able to find the strength to pick himself up and start again or will the disappointment prove to be too much? (Source: Viki) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Qing Chun Xu Zao Wei" (青春须早为) by Li Xing Jian (李行健). Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • 中文(简体)
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 47
  • Aired: Jun 9, 2021 - Jul 13, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Mango TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 392 users)
  • Ranked: #8388
  • Popularity: #3700
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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12 people found this review helpful
Jul 23, 2021
47 of 47 episodes seen
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Overall 7.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 5.5
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Too boring!!

I honestly thought Hu Yi Tian chose a nice character to play after a long time. This role is different from the previous Cold ML roles he have played. This is one of those dramas i waited for every week to watch the latest episodes. The plot looked promising and unique in the starting. But when i almost decided that this drama is going to be one of my fav C dramas, it started falling apart. All the clichés like breakup, misunderstanding, cheating, rebound relationships etc.. started appearing one by one in the second half. That unique plot which i loved in the start lost its charm and started to disappear. I felt like dropping it many times but gave chances hoping for the plot revival.

What i liked through out the drama is that:
- Relationships may not be forever and it is okay to forget and move on.
- Showing that a success/ failure is not the end and there is no guarantee it would last longer.
- There are some relations which you cannot name or describe, they can only be felt.

What i liked in the first half but started to dislike the same in the second half of the drama:
- FL. I assumed that she is a strong person (although appeared a bit spoilt in the start) who can empathize with ML's situations and dreams. But she kept interfering in ML's career and doubting him for silly reasons even though they've dated long enough for her to know his character. All she know is to solve things through connections and money. Even when ML said many times that he can succeed even without her HELP she secretly does things her way and expects ML to be thankful and accept it. Although it is good to support her partner, she has to at least believe in his potential to rise from the failures.

What i disliked about this drama:
- The way they showed rebound relations. One day a person takes divorce and the next day he/she fall in love with another person. Not even once, but they showcased this concept through out the drama. I completely support withdrawing from a toxic or unhappy relationship but people need time to move on from the previous relationships and to start a new one. I hated how they showed love as a snack you can choose from the supermarket lyk 'Didn't like this flavor? go for another. Is the previous one better? you can always go back!!'
- Meng Xi. How can someone believe a person for the second time after they've cheated?? Just because her ex-bf came back, said sorry, planning to buy her dream house if she is ready to marry him, she forgave him and immediately married him. When she later realized he never changed she divorced him and within no time fell in love with Xiao Bao. And i'm not even surprised when this happened because Xiao bao himself did the exact same thing. When his marriage was cancelled he started hitting on Meng Xi as if he doesn't even care abt his ex-gf in the first place.
- Nosy Parents. I am completely against when parents try to rule their children's life especially when they are adults and this is exactly what happened in Kong hao's life. His mother is totally against his and Yao Jia Ren's relationship, just because she is not from wealthier family. Also his parents forcing him to do only certain type of job is even more unfair. The moment he tries to tell them he wanted to live in his own way, they emotionally blackmail him and try to win over the arguments.

This would have been a good drama if they stopped it at one point of time. The more the number of episodes grew, the more the plot was messed up. I honestly don't recommend it anyone unless they are a fan of ML/FL and can watch a below average drama for them.

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Jun 25, 2021
24 of 47 episodes seen
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Overall 5.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 3.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
It’s just basic to be very honest. I mean I expected more since it was Hu Yi Tian. But the character he played her doesn’t just suit him. The FL was too spoilt and annoying , her acting friend was too entitled and also the last friend was too dull. The storyline was too dragged and most of the things were really unnecessary. The FL got angry with the ML a lot because he didn’t want to work for her father’s company which is understandable but he too was too pitiful.
All in all it wasn’t a drama I enjoyed and would like to finish
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  • Drama: Youth Should Be Early
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 47
  • Aired: Jun 9, 2021 - Jul 13, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Mango TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 392 users)
  • Ranked: #8388
  • Popularity: #3700
  • Watchers: 3,503

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