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.
Dagger Mastery is set in the Tang dynasty under Emperor Xuanzong’s reign. Shui Ge (Qin Jun Jie) becomes a fugitive after his whole family is exterminated. He then goes to the capital Chang’an where he becomes friends with four hoodlums. The five youths strive for a better future, but accidentally become involved with the evil imperial censor Wang who murdered Shui Ge’s family. Wang sends them to the northwestern border to collect tributes. Without knowing that they have been set up, the five friends happily embark on their journey.
Tianji Tower, the leading organisation of the pugilistic world is determined to overthrow Liu Zi Ye, the tyrannical ruler of the Liu Song dynasty. To achieve their mission, Tianji Tower replaces his sister Liu Chu Yu with their own disciple and Princess-lookalike Zhu Que (Guan Xiao Tong). Zhu Que meets the Princess’ learned companion Rong Zhi (Song Wei Long), who turns out to be a spy from Northern Wei. Liu Chu Yu and Rong Zhi’s relationship eventually breaks down over misunderstandings and differing loyalties, and the latter fakes his death in order to regain Chu Yu’s forgiveness. Somehow they accidentally lose their memories, and only meet five years later when Chu Yu is sent to marry Northern Wei’s Prince regent, who is none other than the now amnesiac Rong Zhi.
Love of Aurora tells the love story between acting student Han Xing Zi (Guan Xiao Tong) and the heir of a media group, Li Jun Tai (Ma Ke). Xing Zi is a gifted young aspiring actress whose dream is to spread love and hope to the world through her acting. To make this dream come true, she goes to study abroad in America and performs on all kinds of big and small stages, always putting her whole heart into her roles. There she meets the young rebel Jun Tai, who came to America to escape from the strings of his strict family.
As the eldest daughter of the Fang Conglomerate, Fang Yu (Guan Xiao Tong) was raised to become the sole successor of the company, yet she goes against her family’s objections to pursue boxing and won the championship title at the young age of 18. On the other hand, Ming Tian (Lu Han) comes from a poor family. He once stopped schooling for three years in order to work and he decided to apply for a sports scholarshipdespite not having any background whatsoever. Fang Yu was one of the first to see his talents and their relationship grows over time.