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"One More Try" is a Chinese variety show that is all about original extreme sports, such as skateboarding. The season consists of 10 episodes, with celebrity leaders Wang Luodan, Wang Yibo and Cheng Xiao. The professional program consultants are big skateboards Che Lin, Han Minji and Yuan Fei. It gathers 60 top Chinese skaters, and they compete in a series of competitions and tasks in order to qualify to participate in the world's top extreme sports competition, X-Games. (Source: Chinese = Baidu || Translation = MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Українська
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • Country: China
  • Type: TV Show
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jun 20, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: Tencent Video
  • Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 103 users)
  • Ranked: #45546
  • Popularity: #15169
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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tinydog
1 people found this review helpful
May 27, 2022
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0

Carefully treading the line between being a show for skaters and casual viewers

The show isn’t without its flaws, but the research that went into it and the involvement of the the skateboarding community makes it redeemable, carefully treading the line between being a show for skaters as well as for casual viewers.

One More Try is teeming with homages to classic skateboarding challenges and activities like Game of SKATE, King of the Road and the Dime Glory-style pyramid drop-in. Even the English title of the show is a phrase you’d often hear chanted in skateparks. Almost every big name to have graced China’s skateboarding scene is given screen time so it’s like a big skater career fair while giving exposure to the young up-and-coming pro skaters from China.

Although some may view the involvement of celebrities as desecrating on the sanctity of skateboarding culture, there is no denying that this show has been life-changing for all parties involved. Throughout the three months of skating, traveling, and living together, they’ve all become one family. Nobody looking at Wang Yibo today would say he’s an amateur, having taken a serious passion in the sport and ingraining himself in the skate community in the years since the show’s airing. In addition, with Wang Luodan’s longboarding background and Cheng Xiao’s fearlessness and headstrong nature, it at least feels like the calibre of celebrities chosen and their compatibility for skateboarding were somewhat thought out. In other words, they don’t suck.

The show intended to respect skateboarding culture at heart, with the producers being receptive to feedback and changing the show format mid-airing to discard eliminations and altering the challenges as the show goes.

Minor drawbacks include inconsistent editing, missing captions and chronological errors, however this only affects the tiniest demography of viewers.

Also major props go to MC Jason Zhang (章兢) who wasn’t given much credit, but his charisma shone in the arena. Even Cheng Xiao couldn’t help imitating his body language. It’s rare to find a skater that can be so proficient in Mandarin and English and announcing, it’s like this show was actually made for him. I wish he was given more screen time.

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YueofBlueGables
1 people found this review helpful
Dec 5, 2022
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Thank you to the subbers, the wait was worth it ^_^

I knew almost nothing to nothing about skateboarding before this show, and I appreciate how it teaches it to the ignorants like me a bit about ollies, flips, etc. Made me want to try a bit while I was watching it, so in that sense, I think the objective of this show was a success.

I love the sense of community these guys, and 3 or 4 girls, have in the show. While there are 3 groups, leaded by 3 celebrities, and there are challenges and competitions, it was never really a competition between the skaters. All of them rejoiced when one succeeded, even if he/she was in the rival team, and all of them suffered when a skater couldn't do a trick. Most of the skaters knew each other before the show anyway, so there is a strong feeling of comradeship that was very nice to watch in the entire show. Even the leaders know each other a bit (Yibo treats Chen Xiao like his schoolmate, it was fun; while Joe Chen, who was leader for a couple of episodes, treated Yibo like she was her older sister, so cute!)

I was rooting for the skater girls just because they were girls, and I loved that the teams with girls on it had an advantage, unlike the "brotherhood" of Yibo XD His team really felt like a frat boy team; as a fan of Yibo I loved to watch him so easy going with his team and how fun and tight they were. My sister and I were half joking that they all probably got a group tattoo, they got along so well XD I give the "music" aspect a high rating because, while Chen Xiao's and Wang Luodan's sections got sweet type of songs, Yibo's and his team got "who let the dogs out" song XD

Thankfully the elimination process was removed by half of the show... it didn't make sense and it dampened the dynamic of the skaters. Unfortunately there is only one winner group at the end which was a shame because all of them deserved the award. But still, the winner group was very good under pressure, and I hope they all have enjoyed their trip to who-knows-where.

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  • TV Show: One More Try
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jun 20, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: Tencent Video
  • Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 103 users)
  • Ranked: #45546
  • Popularity: #15169
  • Watchers: 309

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