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Many years ago, Yan Ke and Xiong Yi Fan were schoolmates. But back in her younger days, she never discovered that she had a secret admirer in Yan Ke, who kept his crush a secret and loved her from afar. Now things are very different for both of them, and Yan Ke is at college, where he is one of the most popular and well-loved students on campus. Dashing, sensitive, a hit among the female students, and unfailingly charming, he has also become a budding young pianist. However, deep down, he feels unfulfilled and lacking in purpose. When a bizarre set of circumstances leads his path to once again cross with Xiong Yi Fan, it is her turn to be smitten at first sight. Will love continue to evade them? Or could Cupid finally unite this duo? (Source: Viki) ~~ Adapted from the novel by Wei Mian Jun. Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Sep 14, 2020 - Oct 1, 2020
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 8,019 users)
  • Ranked: #2449
  • Popularity: #782
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Ongoing 24/24
areallyloudfangirl
51 people found this review helpful
Oct 5, 2020
24 of 24 episodes seen
Ongoing 15
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

The First Romance that I truly fell for (pun intended)

POST POST SCRIPT: It's been a few months since I last watched this and I've cooled down a bit. I still really like this, mainly because of the chemistry. There is so much chemistry-
POST SCRIPT THAT I SHOVED TO THE BEGGINING OF THIS REVIEW:
The drama is a drama meaning that it does have misunderstandings between characters, but they always handle them quickly (like think one episode or at most two) and maturely. Characters don't hurt those that they love during hard times, they rely on each other. Most of the characters also respect each others privacy.
The parents are bishes.
The end :)

STORY:
Are you looking for a sweet romance where the leads only have eyes for each other? Want chemistry? Want tons of cute moments? Want no crazy drama? Want the leads to have most of the screen time? No super crazy and stupid misunderstandings or break up scenes? Want second leads (cuz these are unavoidable in dramas) that don't really matter? Want reasonable characters? Want heartwarming family moments? Then this drama is for you!
I don't typically watch romances, I like detective, mystery, serial killing, etc. dramas. But this one was just so simple and lovable. My heart beat so fast I thought it would burst every time the leads looked at each other.

ACTING:
If you didn't tell me that these people were actors, I would have thought that they really did truly love each other. The acting is perfect down to the very micromovements of the eyes and lips. The dubbing (which can't be avoided in c-drama) wasn't the best - but surprisingly, the acting was so good that it made up for the voice over completely!

MUSIC:
The music is perfect. It captures the beauty of whimsical first love perfectly. My heart flutters every time at their song choice. The music isn't overly loud or soft, it plays just at the right spot.
The people who produced this drama are masters at playing around with the audience's emotions with different song choices. Also, the piano music that was chosen was amazing! Yes, I get it, the actors all used body doubles... but does that really matter? Its not like they have to learn a whole new skill that should take years just for a drama.

REWATCH VALUE:
I would watch this tens, hundred, thousands of times over and over again if I could (but I don't think my life will be that long LOL).

OVERALL:
Great cast, great story, great script, great message, great feels. The beginning and ending were perfect. The drama talks to its audience quiet literally, they have these sort of "interviews" at the end where different characters talk to viewers about their feelings and its just so amazing all the way through.
The only thing I would change about this is the second leads. The main characters only had eyes for each other and although the second leads were great at acting, it would have been better to not include them. But... you can never ever ever escape second leads in drama world so-
Just watch it. If you don't like it, leave it. If you like it, you've been blessed. MWAH.

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Ongoing 24/24
Joyce Chan
23 people found this review helpful
Sep 28, 2020
24 of 24 episodes seen
Ongoing 2
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
This review may contain spoilers
To be honest had higher expectation and currently its not meeting it! Finally like at episode 18 he confesses his love!!! It was driving me nuts that the first 15 episodes, was contemplating on dropping. I mean its only 24 episodes....

Male lead is cute but i find he is kinda slow to relationship and doesnt like to show that he likes the female lead. I mean you can just straight tell her. Female lead , is also very slow to relationships , and to be honesty nothing of her personality really stands out besides the fact that she is super strong and was once a tomboy. Thus causing the male lead to think that the person he had a crush on when he was young was a boy but it was the female lead with short hair. I kinda of find it hard to believe that if that was your crush you dont find out their name and if they are actually a boy or girl? Fast forward They meet again in University , and finally through various occasion he finds out that , she's a girl. She also has liked him for a long time. They just never had the guts to tell each other. The first 16 episodes I would summarize as "I like you but Im not brave enough to tell you face to face, not sure if you like me, miscommunications....

Others:
Second male lead is hot!!! but a playboy character. His character hopefully will change due to the female lead's best friend ( aka second female lead(
THird female is second male lead's cousin and she is a stuck up bitch, who has two faces to her. She's in love with the male lead because they grew up together. They both play piano together. she's initially a bitch but changes for the better.

Fingers crossed it will get better fast !!!!

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Details

  • Drama: First Romance
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Sep 14, 2020 - Oct 1, 2020
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 8,019 users)
  • Ranked: #2449
  • Popularity: #782
  • Watchers: 19,766

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