Adapted from the Korean hit drama “Dear My Friends”, Dear Them tells the story of a couple of friends who have reached an old age and support each other while trying to let go of all worldly worries. From the perspective of Gu Jia Yi (Jiang Yan), we learn about her mother and her mother’s friends’ lifes and struggles.
The story of A Native of Beijing in New York spans from the 1980s till today. In the 1980s, China looked up to foreign countries like the USA. The drama will tell of Chinese people who immigrated to the USA in hope for a better future. It will depict their experiences, their struggles and hardships, feelings of sadness and helplessness, but also happiness. The clash of cultures will also be a main theme. However, not only will it depict the life of immigrants in a foreign country but also how they will adapt after returning to their homeland.
A Splendid Life In Beijing depicts the life of four brothers from their young years in the 1970s, when they grow up as ordinary people in Beijing’s alleys, till their fourties. Misfortune strikes when the oldest brother (Jiang Wu) accidentally kills his neighbor with a fruit knife while fooling around. He has to pay for his actions and goes to jail. The second oldest brother (Zhang Jia Yi)’s dream is to have his own successful business. He starts out by buying and reselling mung bean sprouts, then opens his own mutton stall and later enters the fashion market. Even though his businesses continuously fail, he doesn’t give up. But he doesn’t only show persistence towards his work, he’s also persistent in pursuing his love. The second youngest brother (Guo Jing Lin) throws himself into the stock market right after graduating from university. At the same time, he becomes entangled in a love triangle. Finally, the youngest brother (Jeremy Qu) has asthma and stammers. In order to not be a burden to his family, he trains hard and diligently practices tongue twisters and comic dialogues. He later becomes a postman and finds his true love through his job.
After Yang Jin Gang (Zhang Jia Yi) gets released from prison, his daughter Yang Xiao Yang (Wang Yi Zhe) presents him the boy she wants to marry, Ren Shao Peng (Zhang Yi Shan). But Jin Gang has to discover that Shao Peng is equally a rebellious youth as he used to be in the old days. Furthermore, Jin Gang holds a grudge towards Shao Peng’s family, so he tries to stop the marriage at all costs. When he realizes that the two young people are truly in love and he can’t break them apart, he tries to “reform” his son-in-law.