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Shen Yi Yi lives in the city and has excellent cooking skills. When she was young, she was friends with Shen Die Yi. Die Yi abruptly dies of a cough and her life remains a mystery. In order to repay her friendship with Die Yi, Yi Yi poses as Die Yi and heads to Chang’an Lu Xing to fulfill the marriage contract. As well, she wants to find out the truth behind Die Yi’s life. In order to delay the marriage, Yi Yi dresses up like a man and enters the Shangyi Guan alongside Die Yi’s fiancé, Tang Jiu Hua. They also meet Yang Zi An who was ordered by the emperor to hide his identity and enter Shangyi Guan. Together, Shen Yi Yi, Yang Zi An, Tang Jiu Hua, second prince Li Xin Yuan and swordsman Du Gu Mu Xue solve many strange cases. They face the embassy of the East Kingdom, and form the “five sons of Shangyi Guan”, becoming famous in all of Chang’an. Together, the five must ride out the difficulties and bring peace to the kingdom. (Source: CDramaLove) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Русский
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Apr 20, 2020 - May 4, 2020
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: Mango TV Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 2,506 users)
  • Ranked: #2629
  • Popularity: #2030
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Apple Eye
20 people found this review helpful
May 13, 2020
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 5
Overall 6.5
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 5.0

The Chang'an Crate

A Chinese update of Sungkyungkwan Scandal (2010) with a dose of Hwarang (2016), how good is that. Not to mention a flower boy cast and the star from Novoland Castle in The Sky 2.

As soon as I followed the story I discovered my comparison was just a first impression. The Chang'an Youth is stuffed with different story arcs. The heroine is Shen Yiyi ( Wang Yu Wen ) an ordinary girl who gets 'adopted' in her youth by a sweet rich girl. She's treated like family. Unfortunately this rich girl dies, just before her marriage, leaving a mystery behind about her pedigree and heritage. To do some research Shen Yiyi agrees to substitute for her friend in marriage and travels to the girl's intended, Tang Jiu Hua (Xie Bin Bin) in Chang'An. She travels in disguise of a gentleman. On the road she meets Yang Zi'an (Caesar Wu), the son of a magistrate carrying out orders from the King. She also meets the sweet second prince Li Xinyuan (Qi Peixin), and stark swordsman Dugu Muxue (Liu Yichang). This Chang'an Youth Gang is full of personal secrets, but eventually they end up as friends at the local academy. Apart from their exciting school life they learn to work and trust each other, meanwhile facing a mysterious case and corrupt officials.

Acting/Cast

Wang Yu Wen is a good choice for the role as crossdressed Yiyi, she combines a lean, boyish body with strong facial features. She also has great chemistry with Xie Bin Bin, her supposed fiancé Tang Tang. Xie Bin Bin is known for totally different characters, but he's so funny here, I suspect he enjoyed this role himself.
Such a pity Xie Bin Bin isn't the romantic interest, that honor goes to Caesar Wu. Agreed, that guy is Flower Boy- In -The-Flesh, but he's more the kind of flower that's already been pressed between the pages of a book. Doesn't fade, doesn't wrinkle, doesn't impress.
Another failure is the miscast of poor Liu Yichang. He convinces as the good-hearted rascal Zhao Cuo in I've Fallen For You (2020), but he can't hold a candle to Korean actor Yoo Ah In, who played the silent swordsman to a T in Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Put together with robot-like Qi Peixin they didn't float my boat. I also missed the necessary humor, the student twins excluded.

Rewatch Value

What can I say? It started out so well, but I lost interest midway the series. My guess is the writers put too much story lines together making a mess of the plot. This proofs that just combining elements that are based on audience statistics doesn't work. Really, Less is More. If only this could be a love story between totally different characters, or the coming of age story of an ambitious scholar girl in a world dominated by males, but this... ain't it. I won't rewatch this again.

Overall

Tastes differ however. So, if you like your sandwich filled to the brim with every possible ingredient, this is for you. The Chang'an Youth is a crate full of tags, just pick the things you like, and forget the rest.

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Completed
MsScire
17 people found this review helpful
May 19, 2020
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This is it! A drama filled with love, detective story and wuxia. This drama seemed to be a Sungkyunkwan Scandal vibes ,yet it has its own flavor for the audience not to stop watching it. The male lead Zian (Ceasar Wu) was truly a versatile actor here. I really loved his acting of being cold, just and lovable lad especially when he was jealous. Also, the female lead here was very good in portraying her role.
The kissing scene here is almost perfect( hahaha just my point of view at least no cut...sss?✌?).
I loved their costumes even the music itself. Moreover, I loved all the casts from Dugu, to the prince, and more.
I don't want season 2 of this drama because this drama has already given its perfect ending.
I'll give 10/10 for the director and to all the crew.
And for you all( future viewers) please do spare some time in watching this drama. I really can guarantee you all that this drama is worth watching for.???
Jiayou!

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  • Drama: The Chang'an Youth
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Apr 20, 2020 - May 4, 2020
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: Mango TV, Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 2,506 users)
  • Ranked: #2629
  • Popularity: #2030
  • Watchers: 7,574

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