I have this theory that Yukee refuses to star in a show where she is from the current decade and Lin Yi refuses to play a character that isn’t a stoic genius student. They have yet to prove me wrong.
Memory of Encaustic Tile
Genre: Life, Romance, Youth
Air-date: Jan 26, 2022 – Feb 24, 2022
Starring: Chen Yu Qi as Shao Xue, Lin Yi as Zheng Su Nian, Yan Zi Dong as Zhang Qi
Thoughts: Currently there are 12 episodes that have aired out of the 34 which means we aren’t even at the halfway mark yet.. I have only watched four (4) thus far because I generally believe that 4 – 10 episodes of a cdrama are the amount that gives the real general idea of a story. I had no expectations going into this drama, like at all and I came out pleasantly surprised. I like Yukee, and I like Lin Yi, so I figured sure I would give it a view. Then I saw the trailer that Youku released and I was like, wait—this actually looks pretty cute. I thought this would be a drama that I would watch in between other stuff but imagine my surprise when I found myself laughing up a storm during the first episode. I love our little gang and I can’t wait to see where this story goes. I’m not even bothered by the focus on the adults because it really adds to the charm of the show. The cast chemistry is excellent! There’s some complaints that Yukee is too old to play this role which tbqh I think they all look old to be playing 15 year olds, however, I find that she does make Shao Xue feel younger with the kind of exaggerated cuteness and it is a nice change of pace to what I have seen her in. I also am really enjoying Yan Zi Dong. I hope that we don’t get to an ugly part with the triangle and even the inevitable breakup to reunite, I hope won’t get too exhausting. I look forward to where my journey with this show takes me.
Recommendations: If you’re into slice of life dramas, don’t mind dubbing or into the Reply series.
Where To Watch: Viki, Youku