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TV review by Mark Dolan, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Chinese soap sends wrong messages about gender, bullying.

Netflix Drama 2018

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 16+

Abusive relationships glamourized

I watched the first 4 episodes of this show. It seemed funny and catchy at first yet the relentless verbal and physical abuse (abuse seems to be treated as bullying) crosses the line. This show targets teens as an audience yet it portrays the kind of relationship every girl must stay away from, yet it glamourizes it. This is not a show that has a good message. It was dissapointing to see the main character be verbally and physically abused (pushed, shoved, cornered, forced to kiss someone even when she asks his to stop etc...).Physical assault of women is neither entertaining nor acceptable! Netflix categorizes this show as romantic, charming and yet there is nothing charming nor romantic about abuse.
age 18+


If you allow children to watch please stay with them. Every episode is full of gender violence. It does not look like people see "the bad guy" for what he is. And the victim develops Stockholm syndrom, from what I gathered from other reviews. Children need to understand what they are seeing, and that this is not expected behavior in relationships. I was watching to learn Mandarin, but I am not sure I will finish.

This title has:

Too much violence

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