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.
Wonderful Life tells the story of Xu Tian (Zhang Jia Yi), who suffers big blows both in his love and work life. Therupon, he decides to leave America, where he has been living for ten years, and returns to his home country. However, luck is not on his side and when he arrives at the airport, an old illness of his breaks out again. A heart transplant is needed to save his life. After the operation, he lives in his mother Dao Mei Lan (Song Dan Dan)’s marriage agency, where he meets his former blind date Liang Xiao Hui (Li Xiao Ran). They mock each other at first, but soon turn into buddies. Xiao Hui is bewildered though, because Xu Tian reminds her too much of her deceased husband. She seeks help from Psychologist Bian Zhi Jun (Xin Bai Qing).
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.
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.