Based on real cases, the drama tells how a multinational drug cartel teams up with local criminals in Dongshan in order to build a large scale underground methamphetamine factory under the protection of corrupt local government officials. A team of unfearful officers from the Police Narcotics Bureau, Team Leader Li Wei Min (Wu Gang), his son Li Fei (Johnny Huang) and others, set out to cripple the drug cartel in the special operation “The Thunder”.
Summer 1996. While chasing after a bicycle thief, Yang Xi (Wan Peng) hurts her leg and therefore can’t participate in the long-distance run to earn some bonus points for the college entrance exam anymore. When school starts again, Yang Xi not only has to discover that the offender is her new classmate Hua Biao (Hou Ming Hao), but he even snatches away her position as class monitor. The entire class considers the hot-blooded and impulsive newcomer Hua Biao who is gifted in sciences as their enemy. Hua Biao, however, proves them wrong as he continuously helps his classmates out. In the end, he becomes part of the “Five Flying Bicycles Group” and Yang Xi learns that he’s not only responsible and loyal, but also very respectful towards his grandma. Yang Xi finally lets go of her prejudices and the little group experiences their last year of high school together.
Chen Qing Qing (Sun Yi Ning), the daughter of a rich household, wants to avoid an arranged marriage and find true love. In order to find a man who loves her even if she were poor and ugly, she changes her appearance and goes to college while hiding her true identity. Her desk-mate is famous singer Si Tu Feng (Guo Jun Chen). The two quarrel all the time until love blooms.
My Year of 1997 depicts the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China, generally called “the Handover”. It tells how it came to the Handover and also shows the many changes afterwards. Continue reading