The new coming-of-age drama is titled Ten Miles of Spring Scenery Can’t Compare to You 春风十里不如你 and stars Zhang Yishan (Yu Zui) and Zhou Dongyu (Love & Life & Lie) as medical school students growing up in 1990s Beijing.
In the 1990s, as China continues to embrace—and grapple with—the global market economy, Qiu Shui and his friends attend med school, an ambition that has more to do with getting out of the country than with actually becoming doctors. Following the exploits of a young student and his classmates, from drinking binges, sex, and playing video games all night to military training, homework, and college-age high jinks, Beijing, Beijing provides an inventive, hilarious, and incisive look into how a culture—and one man—struggle to reconcile their past with the changes brought by modern times. As the years pass and friends, family, and lovers move on, Qiu Shui confronts the loneliness and confusion that define his generation. (Amazon)
Based on Feng Tang’s semi-autobiographical novel Beijing, Beijing, the 40 episode drama is directed by Ma Jin (Police Officer in a Military Camp) and written by Zhou Yong (Too Late To Say I Love You, Beautiful You).
Hmm, haven’t seen a coming of age drama in a while. And what’s not to like about the pairing of talented and up and rising stars Zhang Yishan and Zhou Dongyu. The stills look absolutely lovely but I can’t say much about the preview. Absolutely gonna check this out when it airs.