New Fortress Besieged is a 2019 Chinese drama about a couple that realizes that life isn't as simple as it seems.
A modern day story follows a Philosophy graduate who meets and falls in love with a Beijing woman.
Hailing from Shandong, Shang Jin (Eric Yang) decides to stay in Beijing after graduating from college with a degree in philosophy. He is in a relationship with Li Mao (Chuo Ni), a typical Beijing woman who was also his classmate in college. Although Li Mao studied environmental arts, she has been working primarily in interior design. Together with her bestie, they open up a work studio called New Fortress Besieged.
Li Mao keeps putting off introducing her boyfriend to her parents because her family has always wanted her to date a Beijing man. Shang Jin obtains a work license to become an official Beijing'er, but the couple soon realize that things will not be as smooth-sailing as they expect.
- Eric Yang as Shang Jin
- Chuo Ni as Lin Mao
- Liu Min Tao as Guan Hong Hua
- Morning Chang as Li Shuang Quan
- Liang Guan Hua as Xiang De Zhi
- Niu Li as Wan Shan Hong
- Zhang Hai Yan as the aunt
- Lu Zhong as Li Nai Nai
- Ke Lan as Chang You Li
- Liu Bei as Xu Zi Wen
- Zhang Xin Yi as Yang Ying
- Eva Huang as An Xing
- Wang Bo Wen as Li Cai
- Lu Zhao Hua as Mao Mao
- Wang Xun as Luo Yong Heng
- Huang Zhi Zhong as Lui Ke Rong
- Juan Zi as Zhang Kai Lan
- Hao Lei as Zhou Mo Li
|Episode 01||December 1, 2019||1.332%||4.41%|
|Episode 03||December 2, 2019||1.026%||3.63%|
|Episode 05||December 3, 2019||1.080%||3.85%|
|Episode 07||December 4, 2019||1.138%||4.05%|
|Episode 09||December 5, 2019||1.280%||4.54%|
|Episode 11||December 6, 2019||1.117%||3.89%|
|Episode 13||December 7, 2019||1.157%||3.99%|
|Episode 15||December 8, 2019||1.159%||3.99%|
|Episode 16||December 9, 2019||1.066%||3.838%|
|Episode 18||December 10, 2019||1.166%||4.145%|
|Episode 20||December 11, 2019||1.095%||3.890%|
|Episode 22||December 12, 2019||1.123%||3.975%|
|Episode 24||December 13, 2019||1.160%||4.076%|
|Episode 26||December 14, 2019||0.984%||3.408%|
|Episode 28||December 15, 2019||1.088%||3.669%|
|Episode 30||December 16, 2019||1.092%||3.849%|
|Episode 32||December 17, 2019||1.125%||3.848%|
|Episode 34||December 18, 2019||1.289%||4.467%|
|Episode 36||December 19, 2019||1.251%||4.264%|
Filming took place in Beijing.
- The drama was part of the 86 recommended dramas to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.