Captivated by Meet Yourself and Hi Venus: A Wang Xiong Cheng Appreciation Post

Good, sustainable writing isn’t always easy to find in dramas, especially long-form Chinese dramas. Since 2020, however, FIVE Wang Xiong Cheng dramas have made their way to the screen, proving that this writer–who has come out of nowhere–has what it takes to make a story worth watching from beginning to end. Come see what makes Wang Xiong Cheng’s dramas special, and decide for yourself if you want to watch his newest works – Hi Venus and Meet Yourself.

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First Impressions: Cheer Up

Once upon a time, there was a completely adorable little kdrama about high school students overcoming their differences to become a winning cheerleading team. It starred the likes of Jung Eun Ji and Chae Soo Bin and Lee Won Keun, and captured the hearts of viewers everywhere.

Cheer Up is NOT a remake of that kdrama – it’s set in the college arena, there are mysteries galore, and the cheerleading is not Western-style cheerleading. These new characters and their shadowy circumstances are compelling, to say the least. Come see if this is the mystery/romance kdrama you’ve been looking for!

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First Impression: The Golden Spoon

It’s October and magic is in the air. Even though I grew up poor, I don’t know if I’d take the offer of a golden spoon and a new life in exchange for leaving behind my family. Lee Seung Cheon isn’t just poor, he’s being bullied and loses any hope of going to college. A kind old lady and her golden spoon show up right when he needs them most, and launches him into a world of make-believe. Do you think it’s a world you want to check out?

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First Impression: Once Upon a Small Town

Have you ever wondered what an idol would look like holding a squealing pig while her costar stuck a needle in its butt? Or maybe how the same two beautiful people might fare while trying to help a cow give birth? I never thought a cutie vet having to take over his grandpa’s small town practice could be so calming. Come find out a few reasons why this fangirl is ready for farm country.

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