National Treasure’s Extraordinary Journey is labeled as the second season of the highly popular 2016 drama “Impossible Mission”. The drama tells of real happenings after the “Mukden Incident” on September 18, 1931. Due to the Japanese invasion in the North, Kuomintang officer Ren Hong Yi (Liu Ye), curator and conservator Zhou Ruo Si (Yuan Shan Shan), who works at the Palace Museum, and others take the treasures from the Forbidden City and travel to the South on a mission to protect China’s cultural roots. “As long as the cultural roots are there, China won’t die.”
Sequel to the critically acclaimed 2013 drama The Story of Zheng Yang Gate starring Zhu Ya Wen, Ni Da Hong, Bian Xiao Xiao and Li Guang Fu. The Story of Zheng Yang Gate 2 follows new characters, but equally focuses on the success story of hard-working common people under changing political circumstances. The drama opens in 1955. Xu Hui Zhen (Jiang Wen Li) lost her husband not long after their marriage and is now running a little tavern that she inherited. No matter what difficulties come her way, the socialist transformation of capitalist enterprises, the Great Leap Forward, natural disasters, the Cultural Revolution and many more, Hui Zhen remains true to herself and her philosophy of how to manage the tavern. When the economic reforms are eventually introduced, Hui Zhen and her tavern bear the fruits of her hard work and her unchanging belief in her values.
Forty Years We Walked is a drama to commemorate the 40th birthday of the economic reforms and will focus on the TV industry. Feng Du (Jin Shi Jia) grows up in the alleys of old Beijing in the 1970s. At his friend Xiao Zhan (Li Mao)’s home, he sees a TV for the first time in his life and is totally fascinated by it. During his high school years, he builds a TV himself. When the reform and opening policies are introduced, Feng Du jumps at the chance and sells TVs. Later he founds his own production company and goes on to be a producer.
Jiangsu TV also announced their drama lineup for 2019!
Set in Shanxi during the early years of the Republic of China, Mother’s Life tells the story of a mother, Liu Ying Niang (Yue Li Na), and her five children. Eight years into her marriage, Liu Ying Niang has given birth to three girls in succession. Seen as a bad omen, the third girl is rejected by the family. In order to protect her, Ying Niang’s husband Long Ji Zong (Yu Yi) takes the girl and leaves the family. Ji Zong, however, dies and his family refuses to acknowledge his fourth baby in Ying Niang’s womb. Ying Niang therefore takes her children and leaves. Her own family doesn’t want to accept them either, which leaves her with no choice but to marry an opium addict who ends up selling her third daughter in exchange for opium. In the spur of the moment, Ying Niang sets the house on fire and consequently has to serve time in jail where she gives birth to her son. After being released, she tries to find her lost daughter with the help of her husband’s twin brother Yan Zong (Yu Yi), only to end up being separated from all her children. From then on, finding her lost children becomes Ying Niang’s purpose in life.
During the anti-revolutionary coup in 1927, Xia Heng Xuan dies while saving the Communist Party member Ren Zhi Yuan (Kevin Tan), and leaves behind her younger sister Xia Yu Zhu (Yang Zi Shan) and her maid Shuang Ju (Nikita Mao). While the delicate Yu Zhu tries to earn a living alone, Shuang Ju enters the Kuomintang’s special agent organization on the recommendation of Zhi Yuan’s lover Xiao Cheng Bi (Liu Min). A few years later, Yu Zhu saves Zhi Yuan by chance. After Zhi Yuan sacrifices his life, Yu Zhu is touched and decides to work for the Communist Party’s underground organization. There she gets to know Cheng Bi’s younger brother Xiao Jun Hao (Chen Xiao), who received the same mission. While they work together, feelings develop.
Xiang Qian (Yang Shuo) is the son of common workers while Xun Zhao (Liu Tao) is from a literary family. The two fall in love and decide to marry against Xun Zhao’s parents’ wishes. Xiang Qian, who has to rely on his own intelligence and hard work, spends all his time working in order to go up the ladder in a famous investment company. In the meanwhile, Xun Zhao has given up everything to become a housewife after their marriage, but can’t adapt to it. The relationship between Xiang Qian and Xun Zhao deteriorates more and more. When Xun Zhao gets diagnosed with depression, she is afraid of affecting their son Hao Han (Hummer Zhang) and thus decides to leave the family. After their divorce, Xiang Qian fails at work as well and has to pull through his son and himself without any money. Only when he meets Alisa (Gina Jin), he finally faces himself and stands up again. Xun Zhao, on the other hand, wants to start life anew, but coincidentally becomes her ex-husband’s new girlfriend’s assistant.
In New York, this fashionable international metropolitan city, countless people who each have their own dreams meet or miss each other every day. Xu Tian (Li Yi Feng) and Sheng Xia (Maggie Jiang) are two of them. Xu Tian’s big dream is to become a famous lawyer. He’s rough on the outside, meticulous in his thinking and eloquent and makes use of these talents of his to survive. Sheng Xia has opened a small clothes store in Manhattan after graduating from university. She dreams of opening a store with her own designer clothes and her own brand name on Fifth Avenue one day and works very hard towards this goal. Sheng Xia has a boyfriend of three years who wishes to marry, but she always rejects him using her need to focus on her business as an excuse. In reality, he’s just not the right one for her. When Sheng Xia finally gets the chance to present her clothes in a fashion show, an accident happens and she unintentionally hurts Xu Tian in the process. From then on, the dreams of these two as well as their feelings are intertwined.
Childhood sweethearts Mi Yang (Lei Jia Yin) and Wei Jing (Deng Jia Jia) have been in a secret relationship because Mi Yang’s mother, who is a white-collar worker in a foreign enterprise, doesn’t like Wei Jing for she only graduated from a professional college and doesn’t have a stable job. But in the end, their relationship gets exposed and chaos ensues. While Mi Yang’s mother forces her son to find a woman with good qualifications, Wei Jing plans to become an “elite” and starts working at a foreign enterprise in order to satisfy Mi Yang’s mother and hold on to her love. Just when Wei Jing manages to succed, their love is tested anew when Mi Yang makes a mistake at work and gets demoted.