The Legends of Chong Er is set during the Spring and Autumn period and tells the story of Duke Wen of Jin (Henry Wang), whose given name was Chong Er. Since he was a child, Chong Er loved reading the Confucian Classics. Because he was modest, studious and kind, many talented people willingly followed him. But a conspiracy forces Chong Er into exile and many years of wandering and escaping assassins follow.
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.
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.
90’s Beijing Fantasy revolves around a group of six students at a middle school in Beijing in the early 1990s. Against expectation, Li Li Li (Meng Qin) doesn’t do well in her middle school entrance exam and thus has to attend a third-class school, which she considers as her death penalty. Luckily, her childhood friend Wang Bo (Jiao Rui) ends up at the same school and becomes her sole comfort. But Li Li has to discover that hooligan Zhao Lei (Zhu Jia Qi), with whom she had an unhappy encounter before, is also in her class. Zhao Lei is set to take revenge against Li Li, but Li Li doesn’t concede and strikes back.
That City, This Family depicts the daily struggles of survivors of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake. Wang Da Ming (Ma Yuan) and Lin Zhi Yan (Cathy Zhou), a young married couple, are buried together when the earthquake occurs. After six days and seven nights, Da Ming is rescued, but has to learn that his pregnant wife and his father both died. Actually, every family in the city is in mourning. Later on, Yang Ai (Tong Lei) who works at a ceramics factory appears in Da Ming’s life. She too has lost her beloved ones in the earthquake and is only left with a son who turned mute. Da Ming and Yang Ai decide to marry to create a new family and find happiness again.
Xiao Feng (Peng Xiao Ran) is the beloved ninth princess of Western Liang, who enters into a political marriage with Li Cheng Yin (Chen Xing Xu), the crown prince of the Tang dynasty. The latter has his own favourite concubine, and only agreed to this loveless marriage to secure his position as heir to the throne. It is later revealed that Xiao Feng had met Li Cheng Yin under the alias of Gu Xiao Wu three years ago. He was on a secretive mission to conquer the western kingdoms, and used Xiao Feng to accomplish his goal. After finding out the truth, Xiao Feng jumped into the River of Forgetfulness, and Gu Xiao Wu/ Li Chen Yyin followed suit out of guilt, and perhaps also love. In the present-time, only Xiao Feng has regained her memories, and their heart-wrenching romance begins all over again.
Xu Yuan (Xia Yu) is an ordinary antiques shop owner. One day, a visitor lets him know that he’s involved in a conspiracy he could never have imagined: A legendary treasure is actually linked to him in many ways and a mysterious office has already arranged his fate. He embarks on a dangerous journey to clear his family’s name and tear down a counterfeiting organization.
PhD candidate in Physics Mu Cheng He (Zhang Chao) catches third year student in English Xue Tong (Li Ting Ting) cheating on an exam. When he even becomes the substitute teacher in her elective course Russian and makes her study with him after classes, Xue Tong’s hatred for him only grows. Over time, however, Xue Tong discovers Teacher Mu’s true character and comes to secretely love him.
The Legend of Hao Lan depicts the fights between the Qin and the Zhao state towards the end of the Warring States period. After Zhao’s imperial censor Li He gets caught in a trap and goes bankrupt, his daughter Li Hao Lan (Wu Jin Yan) is sold to Lü Bu Wei (Nie Yuan). Bu Wei will later offer her to the King of Qin Sun Yi Ren (Mao Zi Jun) who is held hostage in Zhao’s palace. Bu Wei and Hao Lan enter the palace where they have to outwit Princess Ya (Hai Ling) and others who try to harm them.