Just an Encore is a youth school romantic drama directed by Ji Zheng, starring Chen Xun, Ryan Ding Yuxi, Jiang Zhuojun, Zhu Danni, and Wang Ruoshan.
The drama is adapted from Xia Mingyou's novel of the same name and tells the story of Yangming High School girl Yan Ze and her schoolmate Ji Xiao, He Xinliang, best friend Gu Xiye, and her former best friend Xiao Zhuo'an.
English Title: Just an Encore
Chinese Title: 八分钟的温暖
Genre: Youth, School, Romance, Friendship
Tag: Coming of Age, Secret Crush, High School, Love Triangle, Student, Ex-Girlfriend Comes Back
Duration: 35 min.
Director: Ji Zheng
Writer: Wu Yingqi
Producer: Fang Fang, Huang Jin
Product Company: TENCENT PENGUIN PICTURES, Enlight Pictures, LEAD CULTURE MEDIA
Released Date: 2019-01-30
Broadcast Website: WeTV
- Chen XunJi XiaoMain Role
- Ding YuxiHe XinliangMain Role
- Jiang ZhuojunYan ZeMain Role
- Zhu DanniGu XiyeMain Role
- Wang RuoshanXiao Zhuo'anMain Role
- Ning WentongDirectorSupport Role
Yan Ze is an ordinary girl, she doesn’t have a stunning appearance, nor does she have a tall figure, and her grades are medium.
In stark contrast to her, her best friend Gu Xiye is not only beautiful, with excellent grades, but also knowledgeable and talented. She is the adopted daughter of Yan Ze’s family, Yan Ze’s sister, Yan Ze’s best friend, and the unbearable pain of her life.
The appearance of Gu Xiye takes away all the attention on Yan Ze.
All the places where you can see Gu Xiye, Yan Ze is just like a shadow.
Yan Ze secretly has a crush on his tablemate – School Hunk Ji Xiao. When Yan Ze found out that Ji Xiao might like Gu Xiye, her feelings with Gu Xiye became more delicate and fragile. She is full of jealousy, resentment, and quarrels.
All of Yan Ze’s petty thoughts are seen by transfer student He Xinliang. He Xinliang always “happens” to appear when Yan Ze is the saddest and most depressed, using his optimistic and positive emotions to pull Yan Ze out of the “valley of jealousy”.
However, Yan Ze, who is getting closer and closer to He Xinliang, has angered Gu Xiye. Gu Xiye is secretly crushing on He Xinliang and is also silently envious of Yan Ze who has a good popularity.
Her pride is not her intention, she just doesn’t know how to get along with everyone like Yan Ze.
Two seemingly close girls, with their own agenda, frantically want to be like the other.
Finally, after a series of insignificant but unforgettable events, they learn to identify themselves, accept themselves, and gradually become better versions of themselves.