That City, This Family depicts the daily struggles of survivors of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake. Wang Da Ming (Ma Yuan) and Lin Zhi Yan (Cathy Zhou), a young married couple, are buried together when the earthquake occurs. After six days and seven nights, Da Ming is rescued, but has to learn that his pregnant wife and his father both died. Actually, every family in the city is in mourning. Later on, Yang Ai (Tong Lei) who works at a ceramics factory appears in Da Ming’s life. She too has lost her beloved ones in the earthquake and is only left with a son who turned mute. Da Ming and Yang Ai decide to marry to create a new family and find happiness again.
Set in the Northern Song dynasty, the story revolves around Sheng Ming Lan (Zhao Li Ying), the unfavoured sixth daughter of an official. After being mistreated by her legal mother and bullied by her half-sisters, Ming Lan learns to hide her skills and true intentions, and ultimately succeeds in avenging her biological mother’s death. She meets Gu Ting Ye (Feng Shao Feng), who initially dislikes her but after witnessing her wits and intelligence, decides to help her. They eventually fall in love with each other. After Gu Ting Ye becomes a powerful official, he successfully makes Ming Lan his wife. As his wife, Ming Lan helps guard against his unpleasant relatives and purges the court of corrupt ministers.
Due to the economic reforms that started in 1978 and the subsequent disarmament, Fang Bang Yan (Lu Yi) and other outstanding soldiers have to change their profession: open a business or work in state enterprises. With the example of Bang Yan who decides to start his own business, Entering a New Era explores how the reforms and the fast economic development changed people’s daily lives over the years.
The dramas supposed to air on Hunan TV in 2019 were revealed some weeks ago!
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.
Good news for all fans of All Out of Love! Despite the rumors that All Out of Love will be taken down in order to make place for The Years You Were Late, it has now been confirmed that it will finish its broadcast. However, it is indeed true that it will have to make place for Huang Xiao Ming’s new drama.
Here to Heart tells how Zhan Nan Xian (Zhang Han) and Wen Nuan (Janine Chang) mend their relationship after they broke up ten years before. Nan Xian, a geek who has nothing, sees clear potential in the country’s high-tech development and decides to found his own high-tech company “Shallow Cosmos”, although the odds of success are very low. After many ups and downs, Nan Xian finally succeeds. Wen Nuan, who has been living in England, suddenly resigns from her job and comes to work as the director’s assistant at Shallow Cosmos, and the two former lovers meet again.
Excellent Investor deals with the distance between dreams and reality and raises the question of how to find yourself. Fang Yu Bin (Yang Xu Wen) is no different from tens of thousands other young men who leave their small town to realize their dreams in the big city and can only rely on their own talents and efforts. Yu Bin becomes the vice-director of investment of Rongding Capital’s Shanghai branch, but is soon drawn into the internal fights between those who occupy high positions. Yu Bin’s hardest phase of life thus begins. He doesn’t give up though and manages to be recognized by his boss Yuan Rui Liang (Chen Long) as well as by the chairman. However, he is soon tempted to make a decision that envolves the betrayal of Rui Liang. Will personal gain or moral integrity be stronger?
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.
Flipped in My Youth depicts the life of an ordinary married couple, how they overcome hardships together and both mature over ten years. In the 1990s, roadman Chen Ye (Shawn Wei) falls in love at first sight with the department store clerk Li Zhao Di (Jiang Yan). He tricks her into marrying him by promising her that he will take the TOEFL test and emigrate with her, turning her into a wealthy expat lady. Meanwhile, Zhao Di has been pampered by her family since litte, and her temper comes to light when the newlyweds start living together. In order to help her husband concentrate on taking the test, she takes care of the whole household, but Chen Ye still fails in the end. Moreover, Chen Ye even loses his job and Zhao Di is found out to be infertile. Zhao Di falls into despair and starts questioning whether she made the right decision.