The Youth Memories 梦中的那片海, previously known as Where Dreams Begin, stars Sean Xiao Zhan and Li Qin in a story about a group of youths and their struggles as they chase their dreams in 1970’s Beijing. The series which airs on state-run CCTV-8, Dragon TV and online is consecutively wrapping its run on its respective platforms.
The show has already celebrated repeatedly breaking 2% in real-time TV ratings, and it’s also been number one among shows airing in the same time slot. Recently, the show achieved yet another milestone. The Youth Memories has a heat index of 30,000 on Tencent. It has become the first to cross 30,000 and also the first big hit for the streaming platform in 2023.
The Youth of Memories set during the period of China’s reform and opening up is really not your mainstream drama, but the positive word of mouth backing the high ratings is definitely a big win for the show. Xiao Zhan who faced the biggest crisis of his career after his success in The Untamed has undoubtedly come back strong. Likewise, it’s also another win for Li Qin whose last drama Miles to Go set in rural China has been nominated for a Mangolia Award. Ultimately, it’s a win-win for the cast that include Wayne Liu Ruilin, Cao Feiran, Zhao Xin, Cui Hang, Zhang Lingxin, Lu Nuo coupled with the collective efforts of the crew.