Name: iPartment (2009)
Other name: Ai Qing Gong Yu | 爱情公寓 第一季 | iPartment Season 1
Cast: Jin Shi Jia, Zhao Evonne, Chen Michael, Lou Yi Xiao, Sun Sean
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Runtime: 20 Episodes
Release year: 2009
Status: Ep 20 RAW
The show details the lives of seven youths in their mid-to-late 20’s who are neighbors in an apartment building. Each person has a profession of their own and often gets into unexpected escapades.
Although much of the show is filmed on location, iPartment also contains a laugh track. The series uses a cinematic-style of approach with fast-paced editing and transitions, much like the British comedy series Spaced. There are also frequent references to more recent events and culture in China.
iPartment tends to combine genres such as drama, mystery, thriller, slapstick and surrealism. The second season leans more to a cinematic feel, with uses of CGI, camera effects and action scenes.