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Story of Tong Yu, Guo Chong, Li Jie Sen and Xiang Xiao Fei, who are close friends in university. 2020 in Shanghai, artificial intelligence engineer Tong Wu, university lecturer Guo Chong, branded shop manager Xiang Xiaofei and western restaurant chef Li Jie Sen have reached the age of maturity. However, they have reached a stage of nadir in their respective careers. Tong Wu faces difficulties in research and development, Guo Chong has lost his passion for his career amidst the stability of his job, Li Jie Sen finds it hard to break through the bottleneck, and Xiang Xiao Fei is struggling between his ideals and money. The four men also encounter love in their respective lives, but their relationship problems are far more complicated than their careers. Tong Yu and his company's manager, Xu Duo, face many ups and downs in their relationship. Guo Chong and graduate Ai Mi seem neither close nor distant. Li Jiesen is pursuing his idol, a weibo author named Yue Zi Qian, while Xiang Xiao Fei and businesswoman Liu Sheng Nan enter a lightning marriage. The four men, who are facing a typical middle-aged crisis, support each other while seeking a breakthrough in the ups and downs. In the end, the four men decide to embrace their careers and love at their best age and walk towards a better and more mature version of themselves. (Source: DramaWiki) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Aug 31, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Hubei TV Mango TV Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 483 users)
  • Ranked: #3875
  • Popularity: #5407
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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8 people found this review helpful
Dec 28, 2022
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 5.5

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Based on previous reviews people either love or hate this show. I personally found it totally binge worthy.
My favourite part is the bromance. The drama depicts four very different men who have forged a great relationship. They spur each other onwards, giving courage and counselling, sharing fears and pain. It is a truly special thing when men become brothers.
I love that all the women have have strength of character, they are shown to be equals in their relationship with their male counterparts.
I think all the rom-com tropes are covered, so have a go of trope bingo.

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33 people found this review helpful
Oct 8, 2022
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 1.0
Story 1.0
Acting/Cast 1.0
Music 1.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
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Okay so, as someone who watched a bunch of c dramas, proud to say that this show is one of the worst one yet. I've watched countless tucao(vidoes of complaints) about this c drama. There's certain things that the writer wrote that I believe is just...disgusting.
Some tucao videos that I watched(chinese subs):

I wanted to start off by saying, the overall rating for this show in china is from 2.1-2.5(I believe). I think this shows enough of how people think about this show.
Something I absolutely disliked about the show is how the male lead had like 3 love interest. The doctor, his ex, and of course female lead. ML(male lead) kept thinking about his ex girlfriend(who passed) while being with two girls. Like bro, please make up your mind. I find it so stupid how he already had many interactions with the doctor and Fl but he was still thinking about his ex girlfriend. Until one night he imagined his ex girlfriend telling him to find his true love. Uhm... okay....Something else I wanted to say is that there were so many disturbing moves that zhang han did in the show that disgusted me. He sexually harrassed FL, yet she was still calm, he pulled her bra strap????

The start of the c drama was pretty typical in most c drama- male lead went to the wrong hotel room and ended up with the female lead, then FL got scared and started running around calling for people , and then wow ML fell ontop of Fl and kissed. In addition, FL wanted ML to fake being his boyfriend. This completely ruined the show for me because the ML follows up with, his rules of fake dating. "You have to take care of me, have to follow whatever I say, and you have to understand what im trying to tell you based off of my expression(how i'm looking at you)." i even have to say anything. Understand how you guys are working together, but these rules are way to unfair. Like following the rule of "you have to follow whatever I say." FL has her own thoughts too, she shouldn't be following all of your instructions.
(forgot to point out- when you just start the show, you'll see the 4 ML running in the rain on the race track by themself. This was to show how they were when they were younger, but I can't see how they portray teenagers. Looked more like my uncles running together trying to get mcdonalds.)

Many of the lines that Zhang han says in the show annoyed me a lot. When they ML and FL started fake dating, they missed the elevator for work together and FL suggested to take the staircase, but ML thinks it was an excuse of wanting to be with ML. In addition, ML made Fl watch a drama about a girlfriend taking care of her boyfriend and said "you have to learn from this girlfriend."

please go away.

Along with that, when male lead got with female lead, he confessed his love to her at where he cried for his ex girlfriend. He said a bunch of stuff abt his ex and why he couldnt' get w her until now. Bro, please remember that ZHANGHAN WROTE THE SCRIPT! and so, suddenly FL decided to get with ML and thats when ML started to talk more about his ex and told his entire back story about his ex. After wards, he asked FL, "you're not uncomfortable with me telling you about this right?" My god, I will literally wish santa to make FL say "i am uncomfortable." but because zhanghan wrote the script.. he made FL say "no it's fine" WHAT????? This just isn't realistic.

fast foward, they are delivering deserts to customers, and wow if you look at that! they started to tease each other and run around. FL was running after ML, ML had the deserst in the bag while runnig around crazy. And suddenly he felt unwell and FL said, "you have low blood sugar?" And this girl SHE PULLED OUT THE DESERT FOR THE CUSTOMER, THE CUSTOMER, AND SAID "we delievered a whole day, and we didn't even try the food.” Did you pay for the food? Are you the customer? And there she was feeding the ML the customers food.

bro this is such a fucked up show and plot

There is a lot more stuff that I can talk about but I'm going to stop here.

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  • Drama: Gentlemen of East 8th
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Aug 31, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Hubei TV, Mango TV, Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 483 users)
  • Ranked: #3875
  • Popularity: #5407
  • Watchers: 2,037

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