21 May 2018 | Wizard-8
Cute and sweet show
I'm glad that Netflix has been getting a lot of television shows from Asia, because there are some terrific shows to be found there. Several months ago I watched the fantastic show "OCTB" from Hong Kong, and recently I have started to watch this particular show from mainland China. I'm not sure what caused me to give it a look, since shows about teenagers and romance don't normally interest me, but I have now watched a third of the episodes, and I am absolutely charmed by this show. It is by no means perfect - there are some (minor) cultural references that don't translate well, and the story moves at a very slow pace. But the show remains buoyant all the same. The characters are not perfect, but you understand and sympathize with them, even if they make on occasions actions that you don't approve of. The issues the characters deal with are universal and understandable whether you're from China or any other country. You also get to learn about what life is like for ordinary Chinese citizens. And the tone of the show is refreshingly low key and warm instead of loud and harsh. I'm very much looking forward to watching the remaining episodes.