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.
Forty Years We Walked is a drama to commemorate the 40th birthday of the economic reforms and will focus on the TV industry. Feng Du (Jin Shi Jia) grows up in the alleys of old Beijing in the 1970s. At his friend Xiao Zhan (Li Mao)’s home, he sees a TV for the first time in his life and is totally fascinated by it. During his high school years, he builds a TV himself. When the reform and opening policies are introduced, Feng Du jumps at the chance and sells TVs. Later he founds his own production company and goes on to be a producer.
Mr. Fighting is the the third and final installment in the Gentlemen series after To Be A Better Man and Mr. Right. The story follows actor Hao Ze Yu (Deng Lun) who’s already past his prime and a little group of three people composed of Niu Mei Li (Ni Hong Jie), the unemployed chubby Fu Zi (Sandra Ma) and Fu Zi’s taxi driver father (Han Tong Sheng) trying to make Hao Ze Yu a big star again.
Adapted from Yan Geling’s novel “Buyu’s Mountain Hostel”, The Years You Were Late follows professional soldier Mu Jian Feng (Huang Xiao Ming)’s life under the influence of the economic reforms. In 1985, the military medical team is asked to assist Company 3 who is currently constructing rail tracks. This is when Mu Jian Feng, Mo Li (Yin Tao), Zhao Yi Qin (Qin Hai Lu), Wen Ting (Fan Zhi Bo) and Wang Jian Yun (Tian Zheng) get to know each other. Several years later, when they all have started a new phase of life, Jian Feng and Mo Li meet again and develop feelings for each other, while Jian Yun and Wen Ting are talking about marriage. However, Wen Ting discovers that she has a hereditary mental illness and leaves Jian Yun. At the same time, Jian Feng decides to leave Mo Li as well due to an inferiority complex. He goes to the seaside to start a business there, where he ends up marrying Yi Qin. And Mo Li also becomes the wife of someone else. Later on, the former companions meet from time to time in Buyu’s Mountain Hostel to recall past times.
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.
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.