Synopsis: As one who was never interested in politics, life unexpected throws Chen Yi Jun a curve ball and she finds herself becoming a candidate in a political race. As Yi Jun and her friends find themselves in a world that tries to wipe away their youthful ideals, will they be able to keep their dream alive?
After finding out that her friend was a victim of a scam and has maxed out her credit cards, Yi Jun decides to hold a concert in her friend's name to help her raise the necessary fund. Hoping to cheer her friend, Ye Qing on his graduation basketball game and hand out her concert fliers at the same time, Yi Jun rallies her friends to help her. Unfortunately, Yi Jun's enthusiasm ended up distracting one of the star player at a critical time and her friend Ye Qing's team loses the game.
Standing on the backstage, Ye Qing shakes his head and mutters "doesn't he realize he can't say those things without proof?" while Yi Jun smiles "wow, he is actually really good at this!"
Hmm... as first episode go the show moved fairly fast. I will have to admit that the heroine Yi Jun's personality is not exactly one that I am fond of. Yi Jun is certainly someone who is passionate about her friends and not afraid to stand up for what she thinks is right, but she doesn't seem to waste much brain power before she races out to jump into the fray. I am intrigued by Ye Qing's character who seems like a natural born politician with his attention to details but there is a sense of reluctance that seems to be hiding underneath.
Youth Power is obviously going to be focusing most of its attention on the Taiwanese political landscape and judging from the first episode it looks like the show will not be shying away from dealing with some difficult issues. I do find the two leads' parents really interesting... maybe even more than their kids at this point. From flash backs we can see that both Yi Jun and Ye Qing's parents were once passionate idealistic people who fought for what they believe to be right... but now that they are all in positions of power that sense of justice has seem to disappear and replaced by cynicism. It makes one curious what made the older generation lose their self and also begs the question if their kids will end up just like them.