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.
Operation Moscow is based on the real “Trans-Siberian Train Robbery” incidents in 1993. An organized gang robs Chinese merchants and rapes women on the Trans-Siberian train, which travels six days from Beijing to Moscow. A special-investigation team led by Chen Er Li (Xia Yu) is formed and a thrilling hunt for the gang leaders ensues.
Wonderful Life tells the story of Xu Tian (Zhang Jia Yi), who suffers big blows both in his love and work life. Therupon, he decides to leave America, where he has been living for ten years, and returns to his home country. However, luck is not on his side and when he arrives at the airport, an old illness of his breaks out again. A heart transplant is needed to save his life. After the operation, he lives in his mother Dao Mei Lan (Song Dan Dan)’s marriage agency, where he meets his former blind date Liang Xiao Hui (Li Xiao Ran). They mock each other at first, but soon turn into buddies. Xiao Hui is bewildered though, because Xu Tian reminds her too much of her deceased husband. She seeks help from Psychologist Bian Zhi Jun (Xin Bai Qing).
A Splendid Life In Beijing depicts the life of four brothers from their young years in the 1970s, when they grow up as ordinary people in Beijing’s alleys, till their fourties. Misfortune strikes when the oldest brother (Jiang Wu) accidentally kills his neighbor with a fruit knife while fooling around. He has to pay for his actions and goes to jail. The second oldest brother (Zhang Jia Yi)’s dream is to have his own successful business. He starts out by buying and reselling mung bean sprouts, then opens his own mutton stall and later enters the fashion market. Even though his businesses continuously fail, he doesn’t give up. But he doesn’t only show persistence towards his work, he’s also persistent in pursuing his love. The second youngest brother (Guo Jing Lin) throws himself into the stock market right after graduating from university. At the same time, he becomes entangled in a love triangle. Finally, the youngest brother (Jeremy Qu) has asthma and stammers. In order to not be a burden to his family, he trains hard and diligently practices tongue twisters and comic dialogues. He later becomes a postman and finds his true love through his job.
In New York, this fashionable international metropolitan city, countless people who each have their own dreams meet or miss each other every day. Xu Tian (Li Yi Feng) and Sheng Xia (Maggie Jiang) are two of them. Xu Tian’s big dream is to become a famous lawyer. He’s rough on the outside, meticulous in his thinking and eloquent and makes use of these talents of his to survive. Sheng Xia has opened a small clothes store in Manhattan after graduating from university. She dreams of opening a store with her own designer clothes and her own brand name on Fifth Avenue one day and works very hard towards this goal. Sheng Xia has a boyfriend of three years who wishes to marry, but she always rejects him using her need to focus on her business as an excuse. In reality, he’s just not the right one for her. When Sheng Xia finally gets the chance to present her clothes in a fashion show, an accident happens and she unintentionally hurts Xu Tian in the process. From then on, the dreams of these two as well as their feelings are intertwined.
Shu Che (Luo Jin), Xiao Qing (Tiffany Tang), Liao Ying (Amelie Xu) and Ning Ming (Tim Yu) are children from rich households who all go to America, either because their families want them to study there or because of love. There, they become the elite foreign students of their school. Shu Che and Liao Ying were lovers, but their parents forced them to break up. Xiao Qing is different from the others, she is proud of her uncorrupt father and believes that goals should only be achieved through your own hard work. Even when everyone else laughs at her and her mother gets into a car accident, she doesn’t retreat. Little by little, she earns other people’s respect and Shu Che ends up falling in love with her. But when Xiao Qing becomes involved in a corruption scandal, her beliefs are tested as she has to decide between love and justice.
The usually bright teacher Xiao Shui Guang (Sierra Li) becomes depressed after losing her boyfriend. Because of an incident at school, she gets to know the older brother of one of the students Zhang Zheng Lan (Jiang Chao), who is the boss of a games company. Zheng Lan discovers that Shui Guang is the one who once gave him the idea for a game and starts to pursue her. He soon realizes that she closed herself off and thus promises her: “You protect your secret and I will protect you.”
After Yang Jin Gang (Zhang Jia Yi) gets released from prison, his daughter Yang Xiao Yang (Wang Yi Zhi) presents him the boy she wants to marry, Ren Shao Peng (Zhang Yi Shan). But Jin Gang has to discover that Shao Peng is equally a rebellious youth as he used to be in the old days. Furthermore, Jin Gang holds a grudge towards Shao Peng’s family, so he tries to stop the marriage at all costs. When he realizes that the two young people are truly in love and he can’t break them apart, he tries to “reform” his son-in-law.
The resources on earth are about to be all used up, which affects the balance of the whole universe. Since many years ago, an alien tribe repeatedly visits the earth and tries to transform mammals into a new sort of animal which could replace humans. When one of those animals gets stolen from the laboratory, humans start to become aware of and fear the infilitration of the aliens. Actually, there is already a tribe living on earth, the An Lu tribe wich consists of high-end machines that are human clones. A war between humans and the An Lu tribe ensues. In the meanwhile, Biologist Mo Kai Cheng makes a groundbreaking discovery on human genes. At the same time, orphan Han Da Fang (Aarif Rahman) accidentally becomes involved in the war. Forced to fight back against the An Lu tribe, Mo Kai Cheng, Han Da Fang, Ji Na (Gina Jin) and Feng Cheng Xiu form a fighting team.