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Sunday, 23 August 2020

Web Drama: Song of Youth

Song of Youth China Web Drama
Title: Song of Youth
Chinese Title: 玉楼春 / Yu Lou Chun
Broadcast Website: Youku
Broadcast Date: TBA
Genre: Comedy, Historical
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 50
Director: Gao Han, Bai Yunmo
Screenwriter: Yu Zheng
Production Company: Huanyu Film
Producer: Yu Zheng
Origin: China
Watch Episodes On: Viki (eng subs)

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A fast-paced comedy follows a female artist and a man who is in love with her. Lin Shaochun and Sun Yulou are married by the emperor's decree and in their household are many other families with their own stories filled with laughter and tears.  

During the reign of Longqing Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Lin Shaochun's (Bai Lu) family falls to ruin after her father who used to be an official becomes the victim to a plot. Struggling to make ends meet, she starts to learn opera in a troupe where she meets Sun Yulou (Wang Yizhe), a young man who falls in love with her at first sight.

In order to clear her father's name, Lin Shaochun disguises herself as a man to take the civil exams but fails to succeed after her identity as a woman is discovered. Meanwhile, Sun Yulou continues to help her in secret.

 Upon learning about Lin Shaochun's real identity, the Sun family prohibits Sun Yulou from having keeping in contact with Shaochun. He remains true to his feelings and refuses to give up.  Grateful for Sun Yulou's unwavering love, Shaochun strives hard and becomes a well-known female merchant in the span of one year. When she finally marries into the Sun family, it's a new stage as she learns to maintain different relationships with the people of the household and resolve the crisis that come their way.

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Fun Facts

  • Filming began on April 18, 2020 in Hengdian World Studios.
  • Filming wrapped after 120 days on August 14, 2020.
  • Yang Rong makes a special appearance.
  • Chen Duling, Bridgette Qiao Xin, Wen Zhengrong, Zhu Zhiling, Huangyang Tiantian, Tang Xiaotian, Hani Kezi, Bian Tianyang and Wang Xingyue take special starring roles.
  • Yu Zheng said that Song of Youth reflects his thoughts after years of listening to Teacher Chiang Hsun's discussions on Dream of the Red Chamber.
  • Yu Zheng says that he intentionally paired actresses with newcomers. Many of the cast members are from the variety show Real Actor.  
  • The working title was Yu Lou and Chun at first which stands for the names of the male lead Yulou and female lead Shaochun.

Song of Youth Bai Lu Bai Lu as Lin Shaochun
Song of Youth Wang Yizhe Wang Yizhe as Sun Yulou
Song of Youth Harrison Ho Harrison Ho
Song of Youth Gina Jin Chen Gina Jin Chen as Xu Fengqiao
Song of Youth Yang Rong Yang Rong
Song of Youth Bridgette Qiao Xin Bridgette Qiao Xin
Song of Youth Xuan Lu Xuan Lu
Song of Youth Greenly Zheng Qiuhong Greenly Zheng Qiuhong as Yao Dizhu
Song of Youth Jackie Li Jackie Li as Wu Yuehong

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