一口气连看八集,被卡农支配的惶恐……说《开端》是2022年国产网剧第一“炸”,应该无人反驳吧。

《开端》由孙墨龙、刘洪源、算执导,邱玉洁、算、祈祷君、黄凯文编剧,白敬亭、赵今麦、刘奕君等主演。

这部时间循环短剧在上线两天后,播放量突破了一亿。随着持续走高的热度,不同观点也逐渐发酵。

Watching eight episodes in a row, the fear of being dominated by Canon… It is said that “The Beginning” is the first “exploded” of domestic online dramas in 2022, no one should refute it.
“The Beginning” is directed by Sun Molong, Liu Hongyuan, and Shun, written by Qiu Yujie, Shuan, Piaojun, Huang Kaiwen, and starring Bai Jingting, Zhao Jinmai, and Liu Yijun.
Two days after its launch, this time-looping short drama has exceeded 100 million views. As the popularity continues to rise, different views are gradually fermenting.
Director: Sun Molong / Liu Hongyuan / Lao Suan Screenwriter: Qiu Yujie / Lao Suan / Praying Jun / Huang Kaiwen Starring: Bai Jingting / Zhao Jinmai / Liu Yijun / Liu Tao / Huang Jue / more…
Genre: Drama Country/Region: Mainland China Language: Mandarin Chinese Premiere: 2022-01-11 (Mainland China)
Episodes: 15 Single Episode Duration: 45 minutes Also known as: The beginning of Reset Synopsis · · · · · The play is adapted from the novel of the same name by Prayers, which tells the story of game architect Xiao Heyun (Bai Jingting) and college student Li Shiqing (Zhao Jinmai) “resurrected from the dead” after encountering an explosion on a bus. During the period of the bus accident, he constantly went through a time loop, from getting off and saving himself to breaking barriers and fighting side by side, trying to prevent the explosion and find the truth.
Entered with the setting of time loop and generalized infinite flow, “The Beginning” was disliked by some genre drama fans. Netizens who have high expectations for the high-concept setting commented that it is not innovative enough, cool enough, and compact enough, so that the charm of some suspense mazes and countdown urgency has been weakened.
Douban_Copy_Copy.jpg© Provided by Wenhui Douban_Copy_Copy.jpg But from another point of view, the creators have replaced the realism issues they are better at with the difficulty of solving puzzles. Jialin, where the story takes place, is a fictional city, and time loop is also a supernatural concept, but when the play cuts the vein of realism with the blade of time loop type, it touches the heart of the heart with a touch of realism that sticks to the ground.” The breath of “people” has filled the empty room of the mind labyrinth.
And this has won it the reputation of “an excellent start for domestic online dramas in 2022”.
Without the surprising structure, the 15-episode web drama “The Beginning” is adapted from Jinjiang Literature City’s novel of the same name. It attracted attention as soon as it went online, because the original work had the time setting of the Mobius ring, and because the production Fang Noon Sunshine has been online for a long time. A genre that is popular in the online literature and has been played by American, British, Japanese, and Korean dramas, how to make new achievements in the hands of top students who create domestic dramas has attracted the attention of many people.
The main line of the story is clear: on a bus destined to explode, Li Shiqing, a female college student, and Xiao Heyun, a young game architect, enter a time loop. Time and time again, they wake up after the explosion in the car, only to find that the time has gone back to the time before the explosion. Watching a car of passengers with unknown fate, two young people try to find the truth and prevent the bombing before they reach the deadly river crossing bridge on Route 45. They made trial and error again and again, until the whole car escaped from their doomed doom.
Some netizens gradually refined the plot “the first two episodes exploded ten times”, but they also poked at the difficulties of creation – the same characters, similar scenes, and repeated restarts. Can the story resist aesthetic fatigue, the time cycle structure of domestic dramas Can you bring netizens’ experience of watching dramas to a new enclave?
After the first eight episodes, the first week of updates came to an end. There is suspense, a sense of urgency, and logic online, but some netizens still have higher expectations for it. Because compared with several overseas film and television works such as “Groundhog Day”, “Source Code” and “Butterfly Effect” that everyone has mentioned a lot, “The Beginning” does have less complex timeline structure and high-concept settings. The surprise is that it has become a “standard for testing IQ”. Sophisticated viewers can even predict who the murderer is from the details of the picture and the share of some close-ups. In contrast, the male and female protagonists who cannot understand the truth seem to be less brain-burning in “The Beginning”.
However, more audiences are happy to see the shining point of the combination of time loop type and local narrative. When the hero and heroine are always going back and forth in vain, it is not so much that they are “in this mountain”, but rather that the creator chooses the former between focusing on people’s hearts and creating an extremely clever structure. They gave up part of the “difficulty of solving problems” and left the biggest suspense to the hearts of the people.
When Li Shiqing was alone in the cycle a few times before, why did only the reason for getting out of the car for sexual harassment work? On the 19th cycle, why did the driver hesitate to open the door?
In the second half of the plot, “The Beginning” needs to solve the puzzle of people’s hearts, and it needs to fill in the fundamental logic of the “time cycle”. Whether the two can be linked together will determine the final quality of the play.
The simple type shell is embedded with social observation, and the humanistic temperature is touching. Some people questioned that “The Beginning” was too bad, and it was difficult to meet the demand for brainstorming and visual effects. Just because of the honest storytelling method, some people are willing to act as tap water to recommend the show . Without the bells and whistles of the dazzling technical shell, “The Beginning” closely complements the creator’s social observation and humanistic observation in the simple genre coat.
No Catering.jpg© Provided by Wenhui No Catering.jpg Before the end of the time loop, the bomb detonation is quantitative. The long journey is 20 minutes and the shortest is a few minutes. The tug-of-war between human nature and conscience, as well as those hidden in the corners of society, are the variables that influence the outcome. The drama level of writing “people” comes to the realism that the creative team has always output steadily.
Compared with the original novel, which focuses on the protagonist’s puzzle-solving process in finding the truth, the drama version gives passers-by A, B, C, and ink.
A bus is the most ubiquitous form of transportation and can also be seen as a highly condensed cross-section of society. There are the old melon farmers who came to Jialin for the first time to deliver watermelons to their sons after being released from prison, and the mother-in-law who is in her sixtieth year but still needs to go out to dispense medicine for her elderly father. There are migrant workers who save money for their daughters to go to school, there are bloggers who shoot videos with their mobile phones all the time, there are boys who are hot-blooded and second graders who are not understood by their mothers… What kind of people are they, what kind of past and secrets do they carry? Where did they go at the crossroads of life? All these, the bright side of the play is that two young people save themselves and save others. Ordinary people who are gears to each other at the same time.
More than half of the plot, the past of a carload of people swept the social phenomenon and constantly supplemented the strength of the script.
There are sighs and reflections, such as bystanders who have little kindness but no great courage, such as how cyber violence happens.
But more than that, it is the unshakable conscience of the people who are like the capillaries of society: first aid medicine, watermelon, kittens, sanitary napkins, suitcases, etc., light up the inner purity of the little people under the abject exterior. A small fulcrum of support.
Li Shiqing and Xiao Heyun, one acted poorly, and the other had some adult concerns.
It’s human nature to be afraid of death, who doesn’t want to live in the sunshine. But knowing that they will suffer the most painful way to die, they will also face the fear of the last chance to escape. They still hold the belief to “try again”. The courage of young people has written through the precious kindness that can burst out infinite power in ordinary people.
Also in the trailer, the police officer Zhang Cheng gave an unequivocal answer, which is a solid shield that will ultimately save lives and maintain the safety of one party.
“The Beginning” doesn’t have much of the cool feeling of grouping dungeons to upgrade to do tasks, and there are still many logical chains waiting to be closed, but people with flesh and blood inside and outside the car and stories can reach the depths of empathy among all living beings. The barrage said, “Always cry for the warmth of the world”; on Weibo, someone enthusiastically confessed: “I like this story, perhaps because I also want to live in a world where kindness is not a disadvantage and efforts are rewarded in the end. .”
You finally escaped from a bus that was destined to explode. Will you go back alone?
If you receive a text message from a stranger that a car will explode, will the police immediately call the police?
“The Beginning” uses the human heart to progress layer by layer, and takes these two multiple-choice questions to show the light of the right path of human nature.

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导演: 孙墨龙 / 刘洪源 / 老算
编剧: 邱玉洁 / 老算 / 祈祷君 / 黄凯文
主演: 白敬亭 / 赵今麦 / 刘奕君 / 刘涛 / 黄觉 / 更多…
类型: 剧情
制片国家/地区: 中国大陆
语言: 汉语普通话
首播: 2022-01-11(中国大陆)
集数: 15
单集片长: 45分钟
又名: Reset

开端的剧情简介 · · · · · ·
该剧改编自祈祷君的同名小说,讲述了游戏架构师肖鹤云(白敬亭 饰)和在校大学生李诗情(赵今麦 饰)在遭遇公交车爆炸后“死而复生”,于公交车出事的时间段内不断经历时间循环,从下车自救到打破隔阂并肩作战,努力阻止爆炸、寻找真相的故事。

带着时间循环、广义无限流的设定入场,《开端》被一些类型剧爱好者嫌弃了。对高概念设定抱有高期待的网友评论它新意不够、酷炫不够、紧凑不够,以致一部分悬疑迷宫、倒计时紧迫感的魅力被削弱了。

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但从另一个角度看,何尝不是创作者用解谜挑战的难度置换了他们更擅长的现实主义议题。故事发生的嘉林是虚构的城市,时间循环亦是超自然的概念,但当剧作借时间循环的类型之刃切开现实主义血管,用贴地的现实主义之笔触及了人心深处,“人”的气息已然填补了思维迷宫的空房间。

而这,为它赢得了“2022年国产网剧极好开端”的口碑。

少了拍案惊奇的结构,人心是最大悬念

15集网剧《开端》改编自晋江文学城祈祷君的同名小说。上线即受关注,因为原作有莫比乌斯环的时间设定,也因为出品方正午阳光长久以来水准在线。一个网文界颇受欢迎同时又被美剧、英剧、日剧、韩剧都玩过的类型,如何在国产剧创作的优等生手里出新出彩,牵引着许多人的审视目光。

故事主线很清晰:一辆注定要爆炸的45路公交车上,女大学生李诗情和年轻的游戏架构师肖鹤云进入了时间循环。一次又一次,他们在随车爆炸后苏醒,发现时间回到了爆炸发生前。看着一车未知命运的乘客,两个年轻人试图在45路抵达致命的过江大桥前,找到真相、阻止爆炸案的发生。他们试错了一次又一次,直到整车人从命定的厄运中死里逃生。

有网友阶段性提炼剧情“前两集炸了十回”,倒也戳中创作的难题——同样的人物、相似的场景,反复重启的故事能不能抵抗住审美疲劳,国产剧的时间循环结构能不能把网友的观剧经验带上新的飞地?

前八集后,首周更新告一段落。悬念有、紧迫感有、逻辑也在线,可仍有些网友对它又更高期待。因为相比大家颇多提及的《土拨鼠之日》《源代码》《蝴蝶效应》等几部海外影视作品,《开端》在繁复的时间线结构和高概念设定上的确少了些拍案惊奇处,遑论成为“检验智商的标准”。老练的观众甚至能从画面细节、某些特写的份额上,早早预判出谁是凶手。反衬之下,参不透真相的男女主角,显得《开端》没那么烧脑。

不过,更多观众乐见时间循环类型与本土叙事结合的闪光点。当男女主角总是徒劳往返,与其说是“身在此山中”,毋宁看成在聚焦人心与制造聪明绝顶的结构之间,创作者选择了前者。他们让渡出一部分的“解题难度”,把最大的悬念留给人心。

李诗情前几次孤身一人陷入循环时,缘何只有性骚扰的下车理由奏效了?第19次循环时,司机为什么在打开车门那一刻犹豫了?

后半程的剧情里,《开端》需要解开人心谜题,需要补齐“时间循环”发生的根本逻辑,两者之间能否环环相扣,会决定剧的最终品质。

朴实的类型壳里嵌入社会观察,人文温度动人心扉

有人质疑《开端》差口气,难以满足对头脑风暴和视效奇观的需求,就有人恰恰因为老老实实讲故事的手法愿意充当自来水推荐该剧。没有花里胡哨的炫技式外壳,《开端》在朴实的类型外衣中细密缝补进创作者的社会观察、人文观照。

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时间循环终止前,炸弹引爆是定量。长则20分钟、短至几分钟的沿途,人性与良知的拉锯以及那些隐匿于社会角落的人心世相,是左右结局的变量。写“人”的戏剧层面,来到了创作团队素来稳定输出的现实主义。

对比原作小说重点在主人公寻找真相的解谜过程,剧版给予路人甲乙丙相当的笔墨。

一辆公交车是最普遍的交通工具,也能视作高度浓缩的社会横截面。与男女主人公同乘这趟“死亡公交”的,有出狱后第一次来嘉林给儿子送西瓜的瓜农老马,有本身已年届花甲却仍需为了年迈父亲出门配药的婆婆,有为女儿上学攒钱的外来务工人,有无时无刻不举着手机拍视频的博主,有不被母亲理解的热血又中二的男生……他们是什么样的人,背负怎样的过往和隐衷,人生十字路口他们曾经朝哪儿走,凡此种种,剧作明面是两名年轻人自救救人做任务,另一条线则暗度了社会众生、那些在各自命运轮盘间奋力生活冷暖自知同时又互为齿轮的普通人。

剧情过半,一车人的往事席卷着社会现象不断补充剧本的力度。

其中有叹息和反思,比如旁观者有小善而无大勇,比如网络暴力是怎样发生的。

但更多的,是如同社会毛细血管的人物心底不泯的良知:急救药、西瓜、小猫、卫生巾、行李箱等等,点亮了落魄外表下小人物的内心纯净,那是素昧平生者相互扶持的小小支点。

李诗情与肖鹤云,一个行事欠周全、一个带着些成年人的顾虑。

怕死是人之常情,谁不想活在阳光明媚里。可明知要遭受最痛苦的死法,也会面对最后逃生机会的恐惧,他们依然抱定信念“再试一次”,年轻人的勇气写透了不起眼平凡人身上能迸发无穷力量的珍贵善良。

还有预告片里,警察张成给出的确凿无疑回答,更是终将拯救生命、维护一方平安的坚实盾牌。

《开端》没有太多组团刷副本升级做任务的爽感,也尚有许多等待闭合的逻辑链,但车厢内外有血有肉有故事的人,可以抵达芸芸众生的共情深处。弹幕里说,“总是为人间温情落泪”;微博上,有人热烈地告白:“我喜欢这个故事,或许是因为,我也想生活在一个善良不是缺点、努力终得回报的世界。”

好不容易逃离了一辆注定要爆炸的公交车,孤身一人的你会去而复返吗?

如果收到陌生人预告有车会爆炸的短信,警察会马上出警吗?

《开端》用人心的层层递进,把这两道选择题,拍出了人性正道的光。

 

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