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Guan Wen, known as an “invincible opponent for unreasonable clients”, rose through the ranks in a foreign company. But just before her birthday, Guan Wen was framed by her inferiors and chose the “naked resignation” (without the security of another job). It is said that when you are over thirty and have accumulated a lot of experience, you can choose any career you want. But surprisingly, Guan Wen had a difficult time finding a job. After failing many interviews, she had to choose a job inside a mall that just opened. It seems that her status changed from Party B to Party A, but in fact, this neglected mall is having trouble attracting business with all kinds of problems. In addition, Guan Wen ran into her ex-boyfriend from college, Ding Ning, who was cold and ruthless in his career. He is very critical of her. In their work together, the relationship between them changes from dispute to ambiguity and from getting better to breaking up. There are many adult measurements and considerations involved. Guan Wen is in a dilemma. She doesn’t want Ding Ning to compromise and sacrifice his career for her. So after thoughtful consideration, she decides to make her own decisions. Meanwhile, two girlfriends of Guan Wen, Chen Xuan Xuan, a retired athlete, and Jing Zhi Qiu, a has-been actress, also confront their mishaps in life. One’s years of love have been challenged, and the other’s marriage is in bad shape. So how do they fight against these challenges in life? If life is like a battle, they are their own best weapons. So what if they are past their thirties? What does it matter if you fail every time? Go to fight against that! No one wants to lose. Not only do they have to win, they have to win resoundingly. (Source: WeTV) ~~ Adapted from the billbili web comic "Ben San Na Nian" (奔三那年). Edit Translation

  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Português (Brasil)
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: Jun 18, 2023 - Jun 28, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 476 users)
  • Ranked: #3325
  • Popularity: #6489
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Seven
12 people found this review helpful
Jun 29, 2023
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
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Slow Start, Good Finish

I always loved QL's shows and she doesn't disappoint yet again! (Her little reactions/expressions are so on point)

Not gon deny this show started off really slow, and a little boring but it eventually gets to you. Three good friends with totally different lifestyles but yet being tight as a group absolutely resonates. ML and FL (Wang Yang + Qinlan)'s arc started off primarily in office (although they did have a history as teens) but once they realised their affection for each other was always there, they got so direct with their love, it became really comfortable to watch. They supported each other in their own ways and bantered as adults (unlike other shows with push-and-pull between leads lol). Super clear and clean.

SML and SFL (Liu Yun's arc) was the most difficult to watch until she saw through her cheating husband's disgusting behaviour and never looked back. The story showed how she could be submissive for her husband because of how much she loved him, only for him to treat her reliance as weakness. She could be a total hopeless romantic but once she saw his true colours, she cut all ties almost immediately and that was really strong.

The other SML and SFL (Alina Zhang's arc) was really, really healthy. Both husband and wife loves each other deeply and never got affected by their surrounding and environment, regardless of who tried to step in. They did have a small conflict in between but it was quickly resolved.

Overall all three arcs showed the different kinds of romance there are - hopeless, healthy, growing, while not neglecting the office politics side of things. I'd say it balanced out really well, and it really gets you following as the story progresses. Now all you'd need is just to sit through the first two eps, and... you may eventually like it as well.

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Completed
Florahh
3 people found this review helpful
Jul 7, 2023
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.5

Stand or Fall

True to its title, you’ll either take a stand or a tumbling fall, you choose. I’ll just try to give my impressions and hopefully
it’ll give you some perspective if you’re on the fence.

Cons: subtitles where I watched was so bad that to really follow the gist of the business side of it, tends to keep you engaged. I mean you can definitely infer a lot (if you’ve seen one business drama you quickly pick up that two sides are working to advance, except there’s the other doing everything to sabotage that effort, right}. It was hard to follow along the business aspect of it, and it wasn’t anything so mind blowing to keep you teetering. In fact, it was a bit frustrating.

Pros: the cast! I always give grace to the hard working cast, no matter how the final product turns out. These are veteran casts and I automatically warm up to this type of series. They did a good job with what given. Whether by choice of what they agreed in contract, I always feel that there’s a hold back in level of chemistry. I’m so glad that one marriage portrayed did not add a cheat tag, but that the workaholic husband became mindful of his wife and supported her. I’m tired of cheating theme dramas so one married couple who worked through theirs was refreshing. The other married couple thought, at least, justice was served. As for main couple, they could have had more ‘them’ screen time but they were cute.

Overall, it’s not a bad production. I mean there’s lots they probably could have done better but still, it was fine. I liked it and if you have time, it’s worth seeing.

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Details

  • Drama: Stand or Fall
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: Jun 18, 2023 - Jun 28, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 476 users)
  • Ranked: #3325
  • Popularity: #6489
  • Watchers: 1,547

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