- Starring: Yang Yang | Dilraba Dilmurat
- Episodes: 32 (35 mins.)
- Aired: July 26 – August 16, 2021
- Network: Tencent Video
- Where to Watch: Viki
It’s no secret that when it comes to Chinese dramas I’m super particular about them. They either have to be campy as hell or amazing. Most of the time I’m stuck with campy. When I first started watching them I tried my hand at Love 020 and had to drop it. I was basically more than halfway through and I just couldn’t take the lifelessness and stiffness of their relationship. That was partly because of the male lead, Yang Yang. I vowed to never watch anything with him in it again. You Are My Glory made me a damn liar.
I can say with 100% fact that the reason I watched and finished this drama was Tumblr. I saw a gif of Yang Yang and he was not looking like his usual boring self so I had to watch. I’m actually glad I gave it a shot because ultimately, it wasn’t a bad show. It was cute and had a lot of moments where I swooned. The plot was simple enough that I found myself not even paying that much attention to what was happening outside of the main couple. It was basically a classmate-to-friends-to-lovers story. Qiao Jing Jing was crushing on our boy Yu Tu from school days but he was so oblivious he didn’t bite it. Fast forward to years later and they happen to come across each other through a mobile game. The gaming parts I really liked and it reminded me a bit of any other gaming drama, i.e Falling into your smile or Go Go Squid. The show could have just been all of that and I would have been happy. The boring parts for me were all the drama surrounding Yu Tu’s job. Honestly, I spaced out. No pun intended. There was so much of it, I ended up either zoning out or fast-forwarding through it. It had to be one or the other, not both.
Once we got over the hump of miscommunications that happen in rom-com’s the show was filled with cute skinship moments between the leads and them just navigating being a couple. I loved how they showed all the little nuances that came with dating a celebrity and the time jumps that happened really helped the second half of the show from dragging. There was a good balance of comedy and seriousness that I liked. The drama that happened didn’t seem to hinder the couple’s ultimate progression which I hate some times. I don’t know if I will end up watching more Yang Yang shows in the future, but if he is this cheeky kind of character, I might give it a shot.
Comfort Score: 9/10
Fave Song : N/A