Yan Ru Yu (Zeng Meng Xue) has always been different from other girls: She is naughty and temperamental, and firmly believes, against all odds, that marriage should be based on mutual feelings. When her father leaves home, she takes up his former government post and becomes a matchmaker, also to avoid marquis Li Xiu (Huang Fu Jie) who is trying to pursue her. In order to fulfill her father’s wish, Ru Yu participates in a big matchmaking event and tries hard to pair as many people as possible in order to win the grand prize. Through the event she gets to know the foul-mouthed and proud, but also kindhearted private matchmaker Shen Shu (Dai Jing Yao). The two quarrel at first but soon join hands to successfully match more people and develop feelings for each other in the process.
White-collar worker Wu Yu Chao (Gao Yang) graduated two years ago. In order to be closer to his love from his university days, he moves into the apartment complex Tiantongyuan where he shares an apartment with five other young people. Among them is the 20-year-old Liu Yi Dong (He Yi Xuan), a rebellious young woman. Over time, the tenants who seemed to have not much in common become friends and learn to support each other through life’s ups ands downs.
Labeled as the second season of the 2017 hit drama “Because of You”, Nice to Meet You tells the love story of Gao Jie (Janice Man), an aspiring jewelry designer, and Yu Zhi (Zhang Ming En), the heir to a large jeweler. Gao Jie first meets Yu Zhi when she travels to South America and the two quickly develop romantic feelings for each other. Back in China, Gao Jie’s career comes to a dead end, and Gao Jie eventually enters Yu Zhi’s company Shengfeng in order to continue her dream of becoming an accomplished jewelry designer. Shengfeng used to be a well-known Chinese brand, but its importance on the market is slowly diminishing since Western brands are on the rise. Yu Zhi thus decides to break with old traditions and focuses on creating Western designs in order to save the company. Gao Jie, however, discovers the beauty of traditional Chinese jewelry and becomes determined to create a new style that blends Western and traditional Chinese design. The biggest hindrance to Gao Jie and Yu Zhi’s plans turns out to be a family member, though. Will Gao Jie and Yu Zhi be able to withstand all challenges and successfully revive Shengfeng?
All seems well for the Su family – until Mother Su dies and suppressed issues come to light one after another. Finally freed from his tyrannic wife, father Su Da Qiang (Ni Da Hong) has to rethink how he wants to spend the rest of his life. The selfish and narrow-minded old man consequently begins to disturb the peaceful lives of his three grown-up children by continuously making excessive requests. Oldest son Su Ming Zhe (Gao Xin) returns from America in order to lend a helping hand, yet ends up causing a rift in his own family under the heavy burden. Second son Su Ming Cheng (Guo Jing Fei) is a spoiled brat who got used to living off his parents. He is obsessed with getting rich and doesn’t flinch from doing risky moves that could ruin his whole family in order to achieve his goal. Daugther and youngest child Su Ming Yi (Yao Chen) was never favoured by her parents due to being a girl, and therefore cut all family ties when she turned 18. But now that her family is in trouble, she decides to help after all, and has to live through her traumatic childhood once again. Will this deeply damaged family still be able to overcome all issues and find together in the end?
After “Sparrow”, Insects Awaken is the next novel by Hai Fei to be made into a drama with the same team behind. The story is set in 1941 when Shanghai falls into the hands of the enemy. Street hoodlum Chen Shan (Zhang Ruo Yun), who looks confusingly similar to military special agent Xiao Zheng Guo, catches the eye of Japanese special agent Huang Mu Wei (Wang Long Zheng). Mu Wei abducts Chen Shan’s sister Chen Xia (Luo Qiu Yun) and forces Chen Shan to work as a spy for the Japanese. In order to save his sister, Chen Shan agrees to go through a special training and subsequently pretends to be Zheng Guo. He goes to Chongqing and lives together with Zheng Guo’s wife Yu Xiao Wan (Adi Kan). In Chongqing, he meets Zhang Li (Wang Ou), who is an underground member of the Communist Party hiding in the army, and falls in love at first sight. Thanks to Zhang Li, Chen Shan comes to understand about his responsibility as a Chinese citizen and eventually joins the Communist Party. While working hard to break free from the control of the Japanese as well as the military and save his sister, Chen Shan also fights alongside Zhang Li and other members to lead the Party to victory.
In a hilarious and sweet xianxia romance set in Ancient China, Lu Zhao Yao (Bai Lu) went through life living ostentatiously in every way possible. She lived her entire demon life in a loud and brazen manner, reigning over legions of demons, and yet, just before she was about to retrieve the sword of the ancient demon king and rightfully claim her spot on the throne, she died. In the most quiet and unobtrusive manner possible. How? By accident. Mo Qing (Xu Kai), one of her lowest ranking lackeys at that point in time, had killed her after he retrieved the demon sword and unintentionally unleashed the sword’s demonic aura onto the heavily injured Lu Zhao Yao. Her quiet and untimely death, coupled with her firm belief that Mo Qing had sneakily betrayed her by lying in the shadows and waiting to strike the final blow and reap all the rewards, nurtured a heavy grievance within her. Lu Zhao Yao refused to head to the underworld and reincarnate, hanging around in the human world in her spirit form. Lady Luck, however, had not completely abandoned her. One fine day, Qin Zhi Yan (Xiao Yan), a female disciple of the Immortal Sect fought with her childhood friend and banged her head onto Lu Zhao Yao’s grave. To Lu Zhao Yao’s utmost delight, she was able to possess Zhi Yan’s body for short periods of time after this. Thus began her journey to avenge her very own death by destroying Mo Qing and, in the process, resume her rightful place as the Queen over all demon sects!
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Ordinary high school student Yan Ze (Jiang Zhuo Jun) is secretely in love with her desk-mate Ji Xiao (Chen Xun) who is not only the most handsome boy in school but also a top student. But Yan Ze is neither particularly beautiful nor does she have a particularly good figure, and her grades are only so-so as well. Her best friend and adopted sister Gu Xi Ye (Zhu Dan Ni), however, is the opposite of her, beautiful and an outstanding student. Yan Ze thus can’t help feeling that she will forever be no more than Xi Ye’s shadow. When Yan Ze discovers that her crush might like Xi Ye, her restrained negative emotions towards Xi Ye only become stronger until she explodes. Transfer student He Xin Liang (Ding Yu Xi) sees through Yan Ze and always “miraculously” appears when she’s at her lowest point to cheer her up with his positive personality. Xi Ye, however, is secretely in love with Xin Liang and hates seeing the two become closer and closer. Actually, Xi Ye has always envied Yan Ze for easily getting along with everyone while she has problems blending in because people tend to think she’s arrogant. As it turns out, the two friends both secretely wish to become like the other.
Shanghai in the 1930s. Qin Xiao Man (Una You) is a beautiful young woman who just graduated from the police academy and dreams of becoming an outstanding detective. She moves into the Sullivan appartment complex in the International Settlement and solves one case after another. Her neighbor is the famous master sleuth Luo Fei (Bai Yu) who works as adviser for the Criminal Investigation Division of the police department. Due to their completely different personalities, the two don’t get along at first, but have to join hands in the end in order to solve a bizzare case.
Bei Er Duo (Zhao Lu Si) dreams of studying in Japan to becoming a dubbing actress. Her mother, however, wants her to go up the social ladder by marrying into a rich household and thus sends her to endless blind dates while she is still in her best years. In order to collect enough money for her studies as well as to help her best friend, Er Duo ends up joining a romance reality show. There she meets the world-renowned luthier Ye Shu Wei (Riley Wang) who comes from a family of artists and is also a gifted musician. Even though Shu Wei joined the show after losing a bet with his nephew, he still has another hidden reason for participating. When the show meets a crisis and its reality is questioned, Er Duo and Shu Wei have to start living together.
Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber is the last part of the trilogy which began with Legend of the Condor Heroes and continued in Return of the Condor Heroes. The drama takes place nearly 100 years after the events of Return of the Condor Heroes in a China ruled by the Mongolian Yuan Dynasty. Legend says that whoever obtains the Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber can rule the world. Zhang Wu Ji (Joseph Zeng) was orphaned at a young age by schemes to discover secrets of these two weapons. Despite his preference to live a non-violent life, Wu Ji finds himself embroiled in the struggles for power and must fight to save himself and others he loves.