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Four young women begin life at university. Although they are firm friends, they are very different in almost every regard. Xia Lang Lang is tomboyish, obstinate, and supremely logical. But as she begins her tertiary educational journey, she discovers that she also has a softer side – and that romance might also play a role in her life. Meanwhile, Huang Fu Shu Min is always the heroine of her own story. Acting cute and dependent is her strong suit, and independence is not something she has ever been familiar with. But she soon understands that her university journey could well lead her on the path to independence. Then there’s Fan Xiao Yu, an intelligent young woman and a renowned beauty from a wealthy family. But she has always toed the line, respecting her family’s wishes, despite the fact that deep down, she wants to break free. When she begins to explore the world of business with a fellow student, she realizes that she might yet attain freedom – and maybe romance, too. Rounding off the quartet is Yang Jia Qian, who always gives off the impression of being mature beyond her years. But she has a range of hidden thoughts and feelings that are now ready to come to the fore now that she is no longer under the watchful eye of her family. (Source: Viki) Edit Translation

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  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Aug 18, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021
  • Aired On: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 2,002 users)
  • Ranked: #1426
  • Popularity: #2069
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Ongoing 24/24
11 people found this review helpful
Sep 8, 2021
24 of 24 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.5


This drama is my FAVOURITE now, it deals with friendship, family, college, career, love and everything. Every episode is bitter sweet with a lesson at the end and it makes you want to do better and live better.
The 4 girls are absolutely different in every aspects yet they stick together and solve every problem they come across even though they constantly get discouraged, fail at the end they make it or take it as an experience.
Fan Xiaoyu is the glamorous rich one among the lot but you can see her struggling with life and trying to be independent, she have too much confidence in herself its both her advantage and disadvantage and she's hella loyal and supportive of her friends but she's self-willed resulting in chaos. Xia Langlang is the tomboy and she have another outlook towards life, it seems like she's the one with more knowledge about society and knows what to do in situations since she was forced to grow up too soon, though she herself is stuck too sometimes but she don't quit either.
Yang Jiaqian aka big sister is the nerdy one with idealistic views and righteous attitude, she never steps out of the line of her morals no matter who is at the receiving end. She prevents fights from breaking out and keep everyone together. She may seem meek with her protective attitude and shyness at times. Huang Fu Shumin is the little princess of the group and she really live upto that, born in an overprotective family, she don't quite know to fend for herself and she may annoy you during the beginning but she is the one with more character development. She's kinda childish, dramatic yet pure at heart, do the best for people around and the blunt one.
All of the main leads have some sort of family issues and none of them is more serious than other and them dealing with it gives us an insight about their lives and others who go through same.

OST- All the songs in this drama are so touching and the songs itself have a sweet emotional feeling and 10/10 for that.


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Sandy Prater
6 people found this review helpful
Sep 21, 2021
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 4.0

Couldn't hold my interest

Being a fan of Shen Yue's works and down-to-earth portrayals, I decided to give this show a shot. While not a hard-core fan of coming of age/slice of life dramas, I'd seen some recently that were fantastic, and the trailer for this one looked good. The first few episodes were okay, but the plot soon flatlined into a dull buzz, and I found myself fast-forwarding through a good bit towards the end.

Great acting from pretty much all involved. That's about it for me, honestly, in terms of good points.

As for cons, the biggest is the script. At times it wants to take itself very seriously and tries to set up moments of intense realism/realistic issues but then uses the most ridiculous and fantastical scenarios to "solve" them. The conflicts are repetitive and (without revealing any spoilers) don't really show much growth in the characters - just a dull acceptance from the characters themselves or those around them, which I don't believe was the intended takeaway.

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  • Drama: Be Yourself
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Aug 18, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021
  • Aired On: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 2,002 users)
  • Ranked: #1426
  • Popularity: #2069
  • Watchers: 7,002

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