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Sunday 23 August 2020

Song of Youth

Song of Youth China Web Drama
Web Drama: Song of Youth
Chinese Title: 玉楼春 / Yu Lou Chun
Broadcast Website: Youku
Broadcast Date: July 26, 2021
Air Time: 10:00 (4 eps) on premiere day then M-W 18:00 (2 eps) for VIP, M-Th (1 ep) for non-VIP (See Viewing Calendar)
Genre: Comedy, Historical
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 43
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.
  • It was suddenly released on Changsha News Channel before it was announced that it will premiere on Youku the next day.

Song of Youth Bai Lu Bai Lu as Lin Shaochun
Song of Youth Gina Jin Chen Gina Jin Chen as Xu Fengqiao
Song of Youth Wang Yizhe Wang Yizhe as Sun Yulou
Song of Youth Jackie Li Jiaqi Jackie Li Jiaqi as Wu Yuehong
Song of Youth Zhou Lula Zhou Lula as Sun Junhao
Song of Youth Jade Zheng Qiuhong Jade Zheng Qiuhong as Yao Dizhu
Song of Youth Harrison Ho Harrison Ho as Sun Shijie
Song of Youth Zhang Lei Zhang Lei as Sun Xun
Song of Youth Wen Zhengrong Wen Zhengrong as Shen Shi
Song of Youth Huang Xinyao Huang Xinyao as Su Yingxue
Song of Youth Huang Youming Huang Youming as Jia Fengyuan
Song of Youth Wang Maolei Wang Maolei as Liang Jingguan
Song of Youth Kang Qunzhi Kang Qunzhi as Chang Momo
Song of Youth Liu Min Liu Min as Liu Sanjue
Song of Youth Yang Rong Yang Rong as Sun Youzhen
Song of Youth Chen Duling Chen Duling as Sun Youde
Song of Youth Bridgette Qiao Xin Bridgette Qiao Xin as Sun Yourong

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Viewing Calendar
Pay for eps on demand starts Aug 5 every Thurs 10:00, VIP can catch the finale by Sep 2

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