Mu Xing Chen (Li Hong Yi) is a youth from the Shenmu clan who is known for their medical expertise. Ye Yun Chang (Zhao Lu Si), a young girl from a family of doctors, accidentally enters the clan’s territory but is saved by Xing Chen. In order to avoid getting involved in the fights for the throne, Xing Chen decides to follow Yun Chang to the human realm. A rare epidemic has broken out in Republican China, and Xing Chen and Yun Chang combine traditional and Western medicine to save the people.
The heir of the Qingyang tribe from the Northern continent, Lü Gui Chen (Liu Hao Ran), is sent to the Eastern continent to be held as a hostage. There he gets to know Ji Ye (Chen Ruo Xuan), who is only half royality and doesn’t receive any love from his father, as well as Yu Ran (Lareina Song), the refuge seeking princess of the Bird tribe. The three youths support each other through all hardships that come their way, which results in a deep friendship.
Long Ma (Peng Yu Chang) is a tennis prodigy who garnered four successive victories at the American Junior Tennis Tournament. Like his father, former professional tennis player Long Zheng Nan, Long Ma possesses both top-notch skills and deep passion for the sport. Upon returning to his homeland, he attends the distinguished Youth Academy and quickly secures a spot as a regular member of its famous tennis club after beating out numerous upperclassmen. With each match towards their ultimate goal of winning the nationwide Junior Tennis Championships, Long Ma and his teammates grow as players and as friends.
Bookworm Su Nian Nian (Xing Fei), who every day only thought about getting into one of China’s top universites, gets into a car accident together with another student, Gu Zi Chen (Niu Jun Feng), and misses one of her college entrance exams. As a result, she ends up at a local technical university. Nian Nian despises both her university and her classmates, among whom is also the rebellious rich heir Zi Chen, but takes comfort in the hope that she’ll soon be able to transfer to a better university. Will Nian Nian be able to let go of her prejudices and become friends with everyone?
Hao Yun (Michael Chen), a vet at a private clinic, leads a mundane life until he accidentally discovers the world is inhabited by monsters. Worried about the secret of their existence leaking, monsters capture Hao Yun and attempt to erase his memories. When their attempts fail, Hao Yun is forced to join Monsters Bureau, where he solves cases involving monsters with the help of his new partner, Wu Aiai (Wang Zi Wen). As Hao Yun dives deeper into this new world, he learns that even monsters must deal with the mundane struggles of everyday life and the entanglements created by human emotion.
Shanghai, 1930s. Shen Shijun, a young engineer, has fallen in love with his colleague, the beautiful Gu Manzhen. He is determined to resist his family’s efforts to match him with his wealthy cousin so that he can marry her. But dark circumstances—a lustful brother-in-law, a treacherous sister, a family secret—force the two young lovers apart. As Manzhen and Shijun go on their separate paths, they lose track of one another, and their lives become filled with feints and schemes, missed connections and tragic misunderstandings. At every turn, societal expectations seem to thwart their prospects for happiness. Still, Manzhen and Shijun dare to hold out hope—however slim—that they might one day meet again. A glamorous, wrenching tale set against the glittering backdrop of an extraordinary city, Half a Lifelong Romance is a beloved classic from one of the essential writers of twentieth-century China.