Twenty is the Chinese remake of the 2015 Korean movie of the same name, directed by Liu Chang who made a name for himself with the 2015 hit web drama “With You”. Liu Da (Qu Chu Xiao), Lin Yi Mu (Ye Zi Cheng) and Fu Hao (Kong Chui Nan) are best friends since high school and just turned twenty. They bravely enter the challenging adult world and make their first experiences with love without leaving any regrets.
Due to an incident when Wei Qing (Yan Xi) was eighteen years old, he started to suffer from severe mysophobia. Although he managed to become a successful CEO, he isn’t able to have contact with the opposite sex and has thus never dated. Nonetheless, he has persistently been looking for his “princess” who can save him. Ten years later, while drunk, he bumps into the nineteen-year-old art student Zhou Shi (Xu Xiao Nuo) and realizes that it surprisingly doesn’t affect him. Zhou Shi then agrees to help him cure his illness.
In order to cover the hospital costs for her ill little brother, the clumsy but cute Lin Lu (Song Yi Ren) enters into a contract relationship with the childish overbearing CEO Shi Lian Sen (Yan Yu Hao). Lin Lu, who acts before thinking, unintentionally tests Lian Sen’s boundaries again and again.
During the Han Dynasty, Zhen Jun (Chen Zhe Yuan) is driven off a cliff in a struggle for leadership of his family. Saved from plummeting to his death by a being from outer space, Zhen Jun is placed in a healing, deep sleep. In the year 2020, Zhen Jun wakes to find his prolonged sleep has granted him super human abilities. A time travel adventure now begins…
The “knight of time” is a secret agent unknown to the world who protects the order of time and space. After “Agent 007” loses his life, the good-for-nothing salesperson Shangguan Nao (Du Wei Han) is selected as the next knight of time “Agent 008” and immediately thrown into the tunnel of time without even receiving his special training. His task is to eliminate the terror organization “Nine-Headed Rat” who is currently threatening the Ming painter Tang Bo Hu into creating vulgar paintings and thus altering the present, turning it into a vulgar world. Shangguan Nao, however, arrives in the Warring States period by mistake. Unable to enter the tunnel again, he has to take the train of time that stops in every time period before arriving in the Ming dynasty. On his journey, Shangguan Nao makes many mistakes that alter history. When he meets the time connector Xi Zi (Sun Yu), the two join hands as she helps him bring everything back into order again.
The story is set in Republican Shanghai. Four young people with completely different experiences in life come together to break into the underground world of “Qianmen Jianghu” and solve mysterious cases. Su Zi Quan (Ning Huan Yu) is quick-witted and calls himself the “number one master sleuth on earth”. Despite his excellent memory, he can’t recall his early childhood. His biggest weakness, however, is that he’s allergic to women. Whenever he comes into physical contact with a woman, he has to sneeze. Tang Dai Yun (Shirley Jin) is a pure and kind-hearted, but also willful rich young lady. While looking for her lost older brother, she meets Zi Quan. Joining these two is the cold butler of the Tang household Chen Yi Ming (Li Dai Kun) who has great fighting skills and is only gentle to Dai Yun, and Zi Quan’s childhood friend Lu Zi Xiao (Zhu Ya), the only woman he’s not allergic to.
The 24-year-old Zhao Xiao Xin (Liu Ya Se) loves good food and dreams of becoming an illustrator. In order to escape the dreadful city life in Beijing, she decides to stay at a guesthouse in the countryside. The owner of the guesthouse Fang Da Zhao (Zhao Cheng Yu), however, is going through a crisis as his chef left. He tricks Xiao Xin into preparing a meal and discovers that she has a talent for cooking. When Xiao Xin’s friend comes to visit her, she begs Da Zhao to pretend to be her boyfriend to cover up for a white lie. Da Zhao jumps at the chance and makes her sign a contract: He will play her boyfriend if she stays at the guesthouse as a chef.
Hao Yun (Michael Chen), a vet at a private clinic, leads a mundane life until he accidentally discovers the world is inhabited by monsters. Worried about the secret of their existence leaking, monsters capture Hao Yun and attempt to erase his memories. When their attempts fail, Hao Yun is forced to join Monsters Bureau, where he solves cases involving monsters with the help of his new partner, Wu Aiai (Wang Zi Wen). As Hao Yun dives deeper into this new world, he learns that even monsters must deal with the mundane struggles of everyday life and the entanglements created by human emotion.
Chi Yu (Zhang Ming En), a spirit collecting fate’s due, comes and goes from the human incarnation he’s donned to carry out his tasks. One day, a traffic accident sends him spinning into terrestrial beauty Wen Suxi (Xu Lu)’s world. As their love-struck relationship deepens, Chi learns through otherworldly channels that Wen won’t be long for the world. Forced to choose between delivering fate and taking it into his own hands, Chi discovers that there’s more to his connection with Wen than meets even a supernatural eye, linking them across lives and millennia.