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Ye Guang is an elite, popular high school student with good grades. Xu Qi Zhang, on the other hand, tends to blend into the background except for when he's performing on stage with his band. Smitten by the kindness that Ye Guang showed him on one of the saddest nights of his life, Xu Qi Zhang is more than happy to repay that kindness when Ye Guang starts having a hard time with his parents. But will this newfound friendship develop into something more? Ray, Ye Guang's best friend, is not used to being treated well by his previous boyfriend. So, when he meets Ah Jian, will he be able to give him a chance? A slice of life drama about self-discovery and falling in love. (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Secretly" (默默) by Huang Si Mi (黃思蜜). Edit Translation

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Türkçe
  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Aug 29, 2022 - Sep 19, 2022
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 11,731 users)
  • Ranked: #2326
  • Popularity: #767
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
skootz
68 people found this review helpful
Sep 19, 2022
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0

One of the best

If you're looking for a simple, sweet story with a cast full of cute boys and the best soundtracks I can think of, then this has to be the show for you.
It's well made with humour, emotion and good performances but is let down by being too short meaning that it can jump about, missing things out not letting the story develop fully - it would have been even better if it was a few episodes longer.
2022 is proving to be a great year for Taiwan BL's with Plus and Minus/Be Loved in House: I Do plus this so I can't wait to find out what comes next!
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Completed
BL Compilations
55 people found this review helpful
Aug 29, 2022
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 9
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.5

a sweet slice of life

Overall: this was a really enjoyable high school setting BL, but the writers needed to narrow the plot/remove some characters. Watched on Gagaoolala.

Content Warnings: grief, hit, parental abuse/slap

What I Liked
- beginning grabbed my attention, and the umbrella with About Youth written on it was an excellent prop
- nice intro/OST and music
- sweet/caring moments
- cameo in episode 2 from MODC actor, Wilson Liu
- balance of lighter moments with heavier moments, felt like a realistic high school romance
- production value

Room For Improvement
- there was just too much plot and characters for the short run time which led to dropped plot threads (like the election), characters who vanished (uncle, that bully) and led to choppiness where a scene would suddenly jump to another scene at an unknown time later
- too many repetitive scenes, 5 accidental fall and catches, 3 teach him scenes, time could have been better spent elsewhere
- there were quite a few characters introduced and I was confused who the two friends were wondering who they should tell when they saw the boyfriend in episode 1
- end of ep 1, I was confused about where that water came from, apparently some people do throw water onto the street (per the comment on this review)

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Details

  • Drama: About Youth
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Aug 29, 2022 - Sep 19, 2022
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

Statistics

  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 11,731 users)
  • Ranked: #2326
  • Popularity: #767
  • Watchers: 20,393

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