After Japan and Korea, China will be the next country to make the popular manga “Nodame Cantabile” into a drama. Due to a childhood trauma, piano talent Li Zhen Yi (Steven Zhang) is unable to go study abroad. When he meets the weird but extraordinary piano student Fang Xiao Wo (Lin Yun) as well as famous conductor Mitch, Zhen Yi finally starts pursuing his dream of becoming a conductor.
Ping An Ning (Chen Xue Dong) and Lin An Jing (Zhou Zhao Yuan) are brothers from the same father but different mothers. Both inherited their father Lin Zhong Dao’s musical talent and end up falling for the same girl Wei Lan (Huang Ting Ting). While An Ning’s mother Ping Yi arranges for her son to study Western flute, An Jing follows in his father’s steps and learns how to play the classical flute Shakuhachi. At a concert abroad, student leader An Ning cancels An Jing’s solo performance, which puts the brothers’ good relationship to an end. When An Jing later confesses his love to Wei Lan, she rejects him because she has An Ning in her heart. Even more setbacks await An Jing thereafter until he becomes depressed and gives up on himself. An Ning and Wei Lan consequently try to get him back up on his feet.
When 17-year-old Lin Yuan (Wendy Zhang) gave her heart to her math teacher, she found only heartbreak. In her whirlwind journey into adulthood, she learned to let go of an impossible love and say goodbye to the friends of her past. Yet she bears the memories of heartbreak, and finds herself unable to love again, until she meets the intellectual Xiao En (Dylan Xiong), another handsome, talented math teacher. Can lightning really strike twice, or is there a deeper mystery? Lin Yuan finds herself entranced by his genius and charms, and drawn deeper and deeper into a new yet familiar romance.
In the final years of the Eastern Jin dynasty, the prime minister Liu Yu seizes the throne. During the bloody coup d’état, only the imperial concubine Ye Qing Mei’s newborn son (Zhang Ruo Yun) is spared. Minister Fan Jian takes him in and names him Fan Xian. At the age of 18, Fan Xian is about to be married into the royal family and thus becomes the target of many people. Moreover, he is drawn into the fights between the princes. Thanks to his agility, he always ends up being able to avert disaster. He becomes a famous official who is loyal to the emperor. But when Fan Xian learns about the truth behind his birth, he is determined to seek revenge.
Three Lives, Three Worlds, The Pillow Book, another novel by Tang Qi Gong Zi, is set in the same universe as “Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms”. The drama depicts the love story of Bai Feng Jiu (Dilraba Dilmurat) and Dong Hua Dijun (Vengo Gao), that spans 2000 years. Feng Jiu, the queen of Qing Qiu, is the only nine-tailed fox in Qing Qiu and thus being pampered by everyone. She loves to cry and to throw tantrums, but is also persistent and brave. One day, when Feng Jiu is in the mountains for cultivation, a beast attacks her. Luckily, the former Emperor of Heaven Dong Hua passes by at this moment and saves her. To pay the debt of gratitude, Feng Jiu follows Dong Hua who goes to fight the rebelling Demon Lord. Feng Jiu soon realizes that gratitude has turned into love, however, Dong Hua already forgot what love is. In order to keep her save, Dong Hua sends Feng Jiu to the mortal realm, but the guardian he sends together with her unexpectedly dies. While trying to find the immortal fruit that can let her be reborn, Feng Jiu enters the temple of the ghost princess.
River Sunset is a Chinese-American co-production based on real events during World War II. It depicts what happened behind the scenes, leading to the Bombing of Tokyo.
At the end of the 1950s, the student of the Beijing Broadcasting Institute Wen Yi Qiu (Yin Tao) falls in love with the Soviet announcer Wei Ka and marries him in Beijing. Shortly after, however, the Soviet Union decides to withdraw its specialists stationed in Beijing and Wei Ka is forced to return to his home country. Thereupon, Yi Qiu leaves for the frontier town Hehei, where she starts working as an announcer, only to be nearer to her husband. Later on, Wei Ka gets a post in Blagoveshchensk, the city at the other side of the frontier. The two find comfort in listening to each other’s broadcast attentively, while hoping for the Chinese-Soviet relationship to get better.
The story of A Native of Beijing in New York spans from the 1980s till today. In the 1980s, China looked up to foreign countries like the USA. The drama will tell of Chinese people who immigrated to the USA in hope for a better future. It will depict their experiences, their struggles and hardships, feelings of sadness and helplessness, but also happiness. The clash of cultures will also be a main theme. However, not only will it depict the life of immigrants in a foreign country but also how they will adapt after returning to their homeland.
Media student Bu Xiao Gu (Zhou Dong Yu) has a dream: she is determined to become an outstanding producer. Her idol is Chun Yu Qiao (Luo Jin), who is a top-notch producer at Xintian production company, and Xiao Gu manages to enter the company as an intern. But Yu Qiao’s unreasonable personality makes Xiao Gu feel great disappointment. With her hopes shattered, Xiao Gu is asleep at the wheel and not only causes a live broadcast accident which makes her lose her job, but also misses the deadline for her master thesis. However, Yu Qiao takes on the sole responsibility for the accident and thus saves Xiao Gu’s career. Xiao Gu finally recognizes Yu Qiao’s true personality and the two start to work and fight for their dreams together.
Jade Lover is the second installment in a series with “Diamond Lover”. The drama is set in the 1930s. The jade store of the Chen clan is going bankrupt, so the heiress Chen Chen Xi (Zheng Shuang) is working hard in order to return to their period of prosperity. This is when she meets her family’s enemy and rival in business Bai Luo Han (Lee Jong Suk). The cold Luo Han becomes attracted to the warm-hearted and optimistic Chen Xi, but Chen Xi resists him. A funny love war between the two ensues. However, at the same time, hardships that will force them to mature await them when the Japanese appear and want to control the jade market.