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.
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.
Chen Yi En (Gülnezer Bextiyar) and her boyfriend Ye Qi Lei (Yang Shuo) together set up their own business right after graduating from university. However, they have to learn that the business world is competitive and cruel. In the end, his rival causes Qi Lei’s “death by accident”. Instead of falling apart, Yi En becomes only stronger and takes on the heavy burden of leading the company alone, eventually making a famous fashion brand out of it. At the same time, she continues to track down Qi Lei’s whereabouts. Qi Lei actually didn’t die, someone saved him, but because of the seriousness of his wounds, he had to undergo plastic surgery and now recovers overseas. When Qi Lei returns to China to find out the truth behind his accident, he becomes the chairman of a fashion enterprise and goes by the name “Lu Zhun”. He and Yi En meet again as competitors, but eventually fall in love with each other again. However, things get complicated when Yi En’s childhood friend Qin Ye (Jeremy Tsui), who has been pursuing her, enters the picture and Yi En’s best friend Cen Wei (Sarah Zhao) falls for the handsome Lu Zhun.
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.
For My Love tells the story of a family of three generations. Retired Grandma Qi spends most of her time doting on her granddaughter Ting Ting. However, drastic changes in their lives are forthcoming when her daughter and son-in-law announce their divorce and moreover, Ting Ting loses her hearing due to an accident.
Orange Street Favorite Boys is about the love lifes of the four Li brothers from Orange Street. They all have their troubles that the familiy tries to solve together: the eldest son Li Da Huo (Wang Yao Qing) has to deal with infertility, second son Li Er Huo (Yang Le) doesn’t understand how to treasure love, third son Li San Huo (Wang Hao Jun) is too clumsy and continuously offends people and the youngest song Li Si Huo (Zhang Pu Xin) fails the college entrance exam and suddenly announces that he’s going to raise the child of his teacher.
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.
Based on a true story. Zhou Ying (Sun Li) marries Wu Ping (Peter Ho) to ward off bad luck. She loses her husband to sickness not long after, and has to take over the family business. Through a series of fateful accidents, Zhou Ying eventually transforms into a skilled businesswoman and becomes the richest merchant of the times. Shen Xing Yi (Chen Xiao), a rich and childish young master, falls in love with Zhou Ying and decides to change his immature ways because of her.