Moonlight is a 2021 Chinese romantic comedy television series that is adapted from Qing Mei's novel Here's Chu Li, starring Yu Shuxin, Ding Yuxi, Yang Shize, and Ma Yinyin. It revolves around the career and romance between an editor and an author, as well as the challenges in the publishing industry. The series is the first drama as part of iQIYI's Sweet On Theater, an iQIYI original lineup of romantic television series. It began filming on September 26, 2020 in Suzhou, China. They held their boot camp ceremony on October 10, 2020, and wrapped up on January 6, 2021.
After graduating from university, with a passion for publishing, Chu Li (Yu Shuxin) successfully entered her dream company Yuan Yue Books. However, a challenging path lies ahead of her and she was shocked to find out that the publishing industry has underwent huge changes. Famous author Zhou Chuan (Ding Yuxi) is said to be gentle as jade when he’s really not, the two are immediately at odds due to their different perspectives. With her sincerity, professionalism as well as unique vision, Chu Li earned the respect of renowned authors and helped authors who are at their bottleneck stage find new inspiration. She eventually discovers that Zhou Chuan is her close online friend, and they gradually overcome obstacles together, advancing both romantically and professionally.
Moonlight received positive reviews and earned a 7.0 on Douban, 9.2 on iQIYI, 8.4 on Mydramalist, 7.6 on IMDB. It has been praised for its skillful adaptation of the original novel, tight plot, reasonable characters, and the acting performance of the cast. During its run, the series and actors also topped several media rankings such as the Guduo TV series list, Maoyan data TV series list, Yunhe Data series popularity list, Weibo TV series list, etc. As of June 2021, the show's hashtag garnered over 2 billion views on Sina Weibo and over 1 billion views on Douyin.