In the US, high school亚博足球app官网后花园ke the SAT exam to

o try for a spot at their dream university. In China, that all-or-nothing exam is the?gaokao,?the national college entrance exam

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A Little Reunion, a hit TV drama that puts the spotlight on?gaokao,?came to an end on

亚博足球app官网后花园Tuesday, wrapping up heated discussions sparked on social media over the past month.

Adapted from best-selling writer Lu Yingong’s eponymous novel,?A Little Reunion?serves as a loose sequel to the hig

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trance examination — also helmed by veteran director Wang Jun, known for excelling at urban drama.

Featuring a seasoned cast including Huang Lei, Hai Qing, Tao Hong

亚博足球app官网后花园女神会所, Sha Yi, Yong Mei and Wang Yanhui, the 49-episode show follows stories of three Beij

ing middle-class families as they prepare their youngsters for?gaokao,?a critical rite of passage.

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amilies — an optimistic couple with a poorly-performing son and a genius nephew; a di

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As the drama progressed, it saw its score on Douban, Chin

a’s largest film and TV review site, climb from 8.0 out of 10 to 8.3, making it th

e highest scorer among all series released through satellite channels in 2019 thus far.

亚博足球app官网后花园女神会所Is there a magic formula this smash hit followed on its road to s

uccess? Maybe, maybe not. But we have a few ideas.

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