Asian romance dramas with a global slant

Going by its title and the first episode - which is all about the shy Ning Ming looking back on his crush on fellow Tsinghua University student Miao Ying - The Way We Were seems at first blush like a romance suffused with nostalgia.

The first episode has numerous shots of clean-cut Ning gazing lovingly at the doe-eyed Miao and even a literal "cliff-hanger" with the two holding to each other for dear life during a mountain climbing accident.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2018, with the headline 'Asian romance dramas with a global slant'. Print Edition | Subscribe