Xiang Zhen (Zheng Shuang), Qian Bei Bei (Gai Yue Xi), Ding Lan (Xu Yue), Jin Xiao Ni (Chen Xiao Yun) and Yu Hui (Wang Xiu Zhu) are five young women with completely different personalities who got to know each other in university and became best friends. After graduation, they all stay in Beijing and struggle to find their place in society. They often hit a wall, fail the graduate studies entrance exam, get caught in a pyramid scheme, lose their job, lose their love, fail in doing business or are forced to return home by their parents. Nevertheless, the young women stay friends through thick and thin and fight together for their future.
Memories of Peking depicts the lives of ordinary people in old Beijing. The drama opens in 1947 when pickles shop owner Yan Zhen Sheng (He Bing) makes the big decision to take a second wife in order to carry on the family line. Even though he and new bride Mu Chun Hua (Wang Ou) don’t have feelings for each other, their relationship deepens over time. When the New Marriage Law that allows women to seek divorce is passed in 1950, Zheng Sheng and Chun Hua dissolve their marriage. Nevertheless, Zheng Sheng, Chun Hua and Zheng Sheng’s first wife Lin Cui Qing (Liu Bei) continue to support each other through thick and thin.
In order to uncover a huge telecommunications fraud case, the former deputy team leader of the criminal police Kuang Zhong (Guo Xiao Dong), Ma Sai (Xu Yue), Zhu Xi Ning (Wang Qian) and others form an emergency team. They will spare no efforts to fight against the crime syndicate and protect the people’s assets.
Song Yun Hui (Wang Kai) is a smart lad who was often discriminated against due to his background (his father worked as a doctor for the Kuomintang), but took advantage of the reinstitution of the university entrance exams. He starts working at a state-owned enterprise and slowly climbed his way to the top (including by marrying the factory owner’s daughter), but began to lose himself in the changing times. His brother-in-law Lei Dong Bao (Yang Shuo) comes from a rural village, and is always the first to respond to the latest trends in farming. He spearheaded village projects from setting up electricity to building factories, but is often set back by his short-sightedness and impulses. From roaming the streets to sell bread to running a successful private company, Yang Xun (Dong Zi Jian) had to fight tooth and nail to where he is. The rapid growth of science and technology eventually allowed him to become part of China’s first group of successful entrepreneurs. However, even as he’s reached the upper echelons of society, Yang Xun still plays by street rules, causing major rifts between him and his business partner.
Sequel to the critically acclaimed 2013 drama The Story of Zheng Yang Gate starring Zhu Ya Wen, Ni Da Hong, Bian Xiao Xiao and Li Guang Fu. The Story of Zheng Yang Gate 2 follows new characters, but equally focuses on the success story of hard-working common people under changing political circumstances. The drama opens in 1955. Xu Hui Zhen (Jiang Wen Li) lost her husband not long after their marriage and is now running a little tavern that she inherited. No matter what difficulties come her way, the socialist transformation of capitalist enterprises, the Great Leap Forward, natural disasters, the Cultural Revolution and many more, Hui Zhen remains true to herself and her philosophy of how to manage the tavern. When the economic reforms are eventually introduced, Hui Zhen and her tavern bear the fruits of her hard work and her unchanging belief in her values.
The Family is the remake of the 2014 hit Korean drama “What Happens to My Family”. Single dad Fang Yong Fu (Li Li Qun) doesn’t have it easy with his three children. His still unmarried eldest daughter Tian Xin (Dong Jie) works sucessfully as the CEO’s secretary in a conglomerate. But everything changes when the CEO’s son Wang Shuo (Ronald Zhai) appears and misunderstands her relationship with his father. The eldest son Tian Yi (Roy Chiu) works as oncologist but is ashamed of his poor family. And the youngest son Xiao Long (Ren Yu Jie), the biggest troublemaker, is unemployed. Chaos becomes perfect when Li Yue Yue (Hong Jia Ning), a girl from the countryside, suddenly appears at their door.
Set in Shanxi during the early years of the Republic of China, Mother’s Life tells the story of a mother, Liu Ying Niang (Yue Li Na), and her five children. Eight years into her marriage, Liu Ying Niang has given birth to three girls in succession. Seen as a bad omen, the third girl is rejected by the family. In order to protect her, Ying Niang’s husband Long Ji Zong (Yu Yi) takes the girl and leaves the family. Ji Zong, however, dies and his family refuses to acknowledge his fourth baby in Ying Niang’s womb. Ying Niang therefore takes her children and leaves. Her own family doesn’t want to accept them either, which leaves her with no choice but to marry an opium addict who ends up selling her third daughter in exchange for opium. In the spur of the moment, Ying Niang sets the house on fire and consequently has to serve time in jail where she gives birth to her son. After being released, she tries to find her lost daughter with the help of her husband’s twin brother Yan Zong (Yu Yi), only to end up being separated from all her children. From then on, finding her lost children becomes Ying Niang’s purpose in life.
A mysterious package filled with methamphetamine turns Tan Dou Dou (Pan Zhi Lin)’s tranquil life as a white collar worker upside down. The sender is her ex-fiancé Jin Yuan (Luo Jin), who run away seven years ago. Dou Dou wants to bring the package to the police station, but then decides to go look for Jin Yuan instead. Turns out that Jin Yuan is suspected by the police to be involved in drug trafficking and money laundering. Dou Dou, who still harbors feelings for him, is dead set to help him get out of the dark and start afresh. Jin Yuan, however, is actually a spy sent by the police in order to bring down the drug trafficking organization.
Summer 2003 in Beijing during the SARS epidemic. Hua Duo Duo (Yang Zi Shan), who just graduated from university, bumps into the conglomerate heir He He (Ryan Zheng) and a conflict between the two results. By coincidence, Duo Duo ends up jobbing at the He’s. Although her first impression of He He was extremely bad, after associating with him for a while, she realizes that he isn’t the good-for-nothing he pretends to be, but in fact dreams of founding a gaming company. When He He falls of a building and loses his ability to walk, he becomes depressed. During these difficult times, Duo Duo is the one to stay by his side and support him.