It might have started in early 2018, when a tweet proposing a Chinese drama featuring female friends whose lives aren’t revolving around romance and kids got millions of retweets as women across China (and overseas) shared their wishes to see more female characters with diverse aspirations and female friendships not tied together by their common rivalry for a man.
In the year since then, companies seem to have picked up the hint as one after another modern female ensemble dramas began production this year. The dramas range from women fighting their place in college (Unfazed at Twenty ) to women dealing with mid-life crises to women seeking to find a new meaning in life in old age (Good Times).
Here’s a look at some of the announced upcoming female ensemble dramas, which one are you looking forward to the most?
To Dear Myself 亲爱的自己 is the fourth female-centric modern drama to begin filming this year after Nothing But Thirty, Love in Shanghai and Unfazed at Twenty. The ~30 episode series focuses on the careers and troubled love lives of three women played by Liu Shishi (If I Can Love You So), Kan Qingzi (The Great River) and Chen Miqi (Martial Universe).