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Ordinary high school student Yan Ze is secretly in love with her desk-mate Ji Xiao, who is not only the most handsome boy in school but also a top student. But Yan Ze is neither particularly beautiful nor does she have a particularly good figure, and her grades are only so-so as well. Her best friend and adopted sister Gu Xi Ye, however, is the opposite of her, beautiful and an outstanding student. Yan Ze thus can’t help feeling that she will forever be no more than Xi Ye’s shadow. When Yan Ze discovers that her crush might like Xi Ye, her restrained negative emotions towards Xi Ye only become stronger until she explodes. Transfer student He Xin Liang sees through Yan Ze and always “miraculously” appears when she’s at her lowest point to cheer her up with his positive personality. Xi Ye, however, is secretly in love with Xin Liang and hates seeing the two become closer and closer. Actually, Xi Ye has always envied Yan Ze for easily getting along with everyone while she has problems blending in because people tend to think she’s arrogant. As it turns out, the two friends both secretly wish to become like the other. (Source: cdramabase) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(简体)
  • Русский
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 31
  • Aired: Jan 30, 2019 - Feb 27, 2019
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: Tencent Video
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 1,995 users)
  • Ranked: #2571
  • Popularity: #2277
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
icupchu
28 people found this review helpful
May 29, 2019
31 of 31 episodes seen
Completed 3
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This review may contain spoilers
This is on youtube with English subs from the official youtube account 腾讯视频 (search "腾讯视频 Just an encore" and you'll see it or just search the drama title).

I highly, highly recommend this drama for people to watch because, in summary of what's been put below, the plot and the characters are just amazing, yes it's another school love drama but its really good, its not so typical for it's genre as theres aspects which differ from it, I don't want to spoil anything this drama is so, so well made and the characters are so well portrayed by the actors.

This drama has possibly become my favourite drama because of not only the plot but the characters themselves have amazing chemistry that only made me love it more. The plot is quite basic in a sense but also not very typical of a romance drama, as seen on the plot summary provided, but it is so so good! Everything is really well done and actors are simply amazing.

This story doesn't have the typical 'cold hearted' and quiet male lead as Xin Liang, is what you see in a 'typical' second male lead who never has his love returned; fun, outgoing, knows how to sort problems out and probably the sweetest guy, in any dramas that I've seen, portrayed. He constantly looks after Yan Ze without her knowing, which is highly frustrating but gosh it makes the audience fall in love with this character, and he helps her with everything, literally with everything. This is only one of the things that I love about the drama because Just An Encore also follows the growth of two best friends who is seen be to jealous of one another which I find interesting as the typical pretty character is jealous of the "ordinary" friend while still being (kinda) nice, which I haven't seen in a while. Although her character did annoy me a bit.

Yan Ze, had a character that's seen in a lot of Chinese school dramas with a very similar hair cut with an amazing personailty but Yan Ze is also very popular, not because of her looks or grades but because of her personality and I think that's intriguing to me because in a lot of dramas, the male lead is often very popular among girls and the female lead gets a lot of hate but in this drama, theres none of that which I love so so much and everyone supports and loves her. In my opinion this drama has a more, almost, mature vibe to it as it doesn't have the childish high school drama of this and that (it has some but not to the extent seen in some other dramas) everything is so well portrayed.

The ending, now I'm not going to spoil it but dang I wish the drama was longer so we could see how the characters turned out, it seemed kind of rushed to be honest which is disappointing but nonetheless, has a very happy ending and it's so sweet and lovely.

I've seen some behind the clips of the drama and honestly, the two people portraying the main leads (Jiang Zhuo Jun as
Yan Ze and Ding Yu Xi as Xin Liang) have an amazing friendship as they were on the variety show I Actor in 2018 so I'm assuming they're quite close and familiar with one another. The chemistry they have in real life is definitely seen in the drama as they're very comfortable with each other but as they're supposedly new actors (?? Correct me if I'm wrong), they're amazing, their expressions, their voices and their overall acting are really well done, especially as they're new so well done to them.

Overall, I do recommend this for people to watch because its so, so good and I hope people can support these actors in their upcoming dramas!! :)

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Completed
HistoricalDramaAddict98
31 people found this review helpful
Jun 6, 2019
31 of 31 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 10
Okay so after Put your head on my shoulder, I wasn't expecting to find another good cdrama any time soon. So it was with a very sceptical mindset that I began watching this. And by Gods, am I so glad that I decided to. I absolutely love it. Put your head on my shoulder, le coupe de foudre, a love so beautiful, rush to the dead summer, or any other dramas that I've loved so much in the past....none of them even begins to compare.
Just an Encore is absolutely beautiful, and heart wrenching at the same time. The characters are not perfect, they get jealous, they can be selfish and petty. And yet it is precisely these qualities that make them so lovable, and more real.
But I won't lie, the reason why I loved it so much can be summed up in three words:
He Xin Liang.
He has set a new record for book boyfriends. He is so damn caring, patient and sweet,..... andjust all kinds of amazing.
Your heart breaks for him so many times.
He is just...too good.

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Details

  • Drama: Just an Encore
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 31
  • Aired: Jan 30, 2019 - Feb 27, 2019
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: Tencent Video
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 1,995 users)
  • Ranked: #2571
  • Popularity: #2277
  • Watchers: 6,634

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