Go Ahead is a 2020 Chinese television drama series, which revolves around three non blood-related kids who became each other's family. The filming began on September 16, 2019 and concluded on December 29, 2019 in Xiamen & Qingdao. It premiered on Hunan TV on August 10, 2020. It is aired on iQIYI globally with multi-language subtitles on October 8, 2020. In Vietnam, it is aired on FPT Play on August 12, 2020 and on YouTube by Huace TV Vietnam on November 11, 2020.
The story revolves around three troubled youths who find solace in their common experiences to become the best family that they can be for each other. Growing up in dysfunctional households, three individuals who are unrelated by blood treat each other like family as they yearn for the love that they cannot find at home. Eldest brother Ling Xiao (Song Weilong), second brother He Ziqiu (Zhang Xincheng) and youngest sister Li Jianjian (Tan Songyun) grow up together, experiencing life’s joy and strife as they support each other’s chosen paths. As Ling Xiao and He Ziqiu graduate from high school, they return to their original families. Five years later, the three are reunited, but the heartaches from their complicated family past becomes a shadow that constantly lingers. Can they finally fix their personal issues to become better versions of themselves?
The series was a hit, & was well received by audiences for its warm familial theme even though, it received mixed to positive reviews. The ratings started out very strong but dropped significantly as the series went on in China- the reason being the storyline of two so-called adoptive brothers suddenly falling in love with their biologically unrelated sister who they grew up with referring to it as a cheesy drama with too many stereotypical tropes &, were disappointed by the slow plot in the latter half of the series. It ended with a rating of 6.9 on Douban. Among international viewers particularly in Asia, the drama was a big hit and received generally positive reviews. It has gained the outstanding scores of 9.0 on Mydramalist, 8.6 on IMDB, 9.6 on Rakuten Viki &, 9.4 on iQiyi.
VII. Awards & Nominations
|2020||China Television Drama Production Industry Association Awards||Outstanding Young Director||Ziguang Ding||Nominated|
|2020||China Television Drama Production Industry Association Awards||Outstanding Young Screenwriter||Qianmo Shui||Nominated|
|2020||Domestic TV series Ceremony, China||Best Supporting Actor||Songyan Tu||Won|
|2020||Domestic TV series Ceremony, China||Outstanding Acting Actor||Xilin Zhang||Won|
|2020||Domestic TV series Ceremony, China||Promising Young Actress||Ruixian He||Won|
|2020||Huading Award||Best Actress in a Television Series||Songyun Tan||Won|
|2020||Huading Award||Best Performance by an Actress in The Morden Television Series||Songyun Tan||Nominated|
|2020||Huading Award||Best Television Series||Go Ahead||Nominated|
|2020||IFeng Film and TV Award||Best Actress in a Television Series||Songyun Tan||Nominated|
|2020||IFeng Film and TV Award||Best Television Series||Go Ahead||Nominated|
|2021||Golden Screenwriters' Night||Best Young Screenplay||Xiongcheng Wang / Qianmo Shui||Won|
|2021||Shanghai International TV Festival||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series||Songyun Tan||Nominated|
|2021||Shanghai International TV Festival||Best Original Screenplay for a Television Series||Xiongcheng Wang / Qianmo Shui||Nominated|