My True Friend tells the story of two rookie real estate agents, Cheng Zhen Zhen (Angelababy) and Shao Peng Cheng (Deng Lun), who are assigned to work together. Zhen Zhen is sincere and devoted while Peng Cheng is a rich playboy who hides that he’s in fact the son of the agency’s CEO. Not only are their personalities contradicting, but the way they deal with their work is completely different as well. Trough work, the two get to know the world-renowned interior designer Jing Ran (Zhu Yi Long), a cold and taciturn man, as well as his mother Bai Ya Ru (Xu Di). Over time, Zhen Zhen and Peng Cheng begin to grasp the importance of home and learn how to work together successfully.
The CCTV New Year’s Gala, also known as Spring Festival Gala or Chunwan (春晚), is not only the biggest TV event of the Chinese New Year, but even has an entry in the Guinness World Records as the most watched TV program worldwide! Around 700 million to one billion viewers tune in every year on Chinese New Year’s Eve to watch the 4-hour-long show that offers a broad variety of acts, including sketches, music and dance performances, acrobatics and martial arts.
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.
The Gods is another adaptation of the 16th century classic novel “Investiture of the Gods”. It is a romanticised retelling of the overthrow of King Zhou, the last ruler of the Shang dynasty, by Ji Fa (Jaco Zhang), who would establish the Zhou dynasty in its place. The story integrates oral and written tales of many Chinese mythological figures who are involved in the struggle as well. These figures include human heroes, immortals and various spirits. Bewitched by his concubine Daji (Wang Li Kun), who is actually a vixen spirit in disguise as a beautiful woman, King Zhou of Shang oppresses his people and persecutes those who oppose him, including his own subjects who dare to speak up to him. Ji Fa (King Wu of Zhou), assisted by his strategist Jiang Ziya (Yu He Wei), rallies an army to overthrow the tyrant and restore peace and order. Throughout the story, battles are waged between the kingdoms of Shang and Zhou, with both sides calling upon various supernatural beings – deities, immortals, demons, spirits, and humans with magical abilities – to aid them in the war. Yuanshi Tianzun bestows upon Jiang Ziya the “Fengshen Bang”, a list that empowers him to invest the gods of Heaven. The heroes of Zhou and some of their fallen enemies from Shang are eventually endowed with heavenly ranking and essentially elevated to their roles as gods.
In order to find her missing father, the young maiden Gu Hai Tang (Li Yi Tong) comes to Kunyang and starts working at the Lang family’s rouge manufacture. There she always bickers with the Lang family’s second son Yue Xuan (Deng Lun) until they become friends. However, Yue Xuan’s older brother Yue Ming (Ying Hao Ming) takes a liking to Hai Tang and the Lang family therefore tries to trick her into marriage with him. When Hai Tang learns that she was married to the wrong person, she starts to hate Yue Xuan for deceiving her. She then promises the Lang family to treat Yue Ming’s disfigured face when they let her divorce in return. Yue Xuan is ashamed of his actions and finally faces his true feelings. He pursues Hai Tang again and the two develop a love and hate relationship. But after Yue Ming fully recovers, his love turns to hate and he snatches away the operating rights for the manufacture and even tries to break up his brother and Hai Tang. At the same time, Hai Tang’s father’s true identity and the reason for his disappearance as well as the truth behind Yue Xuan’s hardships in life are revealed. Will Hai Tang and Yue Xuan be able to overcome everything and develop a healthy relationship?
Hotel employee Ling Ling Qi (Dilraba Dilmurat) is a sincere, kind girl who’s always happy to lend a hand to others, but she also has low self-esteem, which has severely impacted her life, making her unable to do her best at work and fulfill her dreams. She’s also afraid to express her feelings for her colleague that she’s been harboring a crush on, Bai Hai (Deng Lun). One day, Ling Ling Qi and Bai Hai take part in a company’s high tech experimental bracelet test to improve sleeping patterns. During the test, the bracelet malfunctions, leading Ling Ling Qi’s electro brain waves to be keyed into Bai Hai’s dream sequence, which allowed Ling Ling Qi to enter Bai Hai’s dreams. The drama focuses on how the two characters help each other fix their own personal problems within their dreams and real lifes.
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Ashes of Love follows Jin Mi (Yang Zi), daughter of the Flower Goddess and Water Deity, who’s fed an unfeeling pill while two sons of the Heavenly King fall head-over-heels in love with her. Her mother, the Flower Goddess, doesn’t want her daughter to be like her – afflicted and tormented by love, hence she feeds her little daughter the unfeeling pill before she dies. Family history of both sides doesn’t help; with the Heavenly Empress full of jealousy and considers the Flower Goddess her love rival. Xu Feng (Deng Lun) is the second son of the Heavenly King, known as the most beautiful of the six realms. His brother, described as calming, actually has an underbelly of schemes and uses Jin Mi to his advantage, successfully making her believe Xu Feng killed her dad. With vengence in mind, she drives the knife into Xu Feng’s heart, killing him on the spot. As she watches him fade away, he asks whether she has ever loved him, and she gives him a heartbreaking no. He vanishes into thin air and it’s that moment when she throws up the unfeeling pill, all bottled-up emotions flow through, opening her heart and eyes to the feelings of love. Thus begins her journey to revive him but he’s become the high and mighty Demon Lord.