The CCTV New Year’s Gala, also known as Spring Festival Gala or Chunwan (春晚), is not only the biggest TV event of the Chinese New Year, but even has an entry in the Guinness World Records as the most watched TV program worldwide! Around 700 million to one billion viewers tune in every year on Chinese New Year’s Eve to watch the 4-hour-long show that offers a broad variety of acts, including sketches, music and dance performances, acrobatics and martial arts.
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.
The director of the regulatory commission of the development zone in Dongjiang Yuan Xing Ye commits suicide by jumping off the roof, causing a huge uproar. Prosecutor Jian Jie is in charge of investigating the circumstances of his death, but encounters heavy resistance. Not long after, even more strange things happen, his future father-in-law, Lawyer Mei Dong Sheng suddenly disappears and becomes the suspect of a murder case. In the blink of an eye, Jian Jie and his fiancée Mei Xiao Yue’s lifes has become chaotic. But Jian Jie quickly realizes that everything is related to the development zone and people who want a big piece of the cake fighting a bloody war over it. Under the leadership of the anti-corruption chief Song Chang Ming, Jian Jie and Ji Jia Ni start to investigate the elite in order to root out corruption.
The last poll showed that most of you currently enjoy watching Ode to Joy 2. The five lead ladies are very charming, however, they’re all totally different in personality. So, which one is your favorite character? Vote and leave a comment explaining us why you love that certain character! There will be a poll about the male leads later as well, but first, it’s the women’s turn 🙂
The story of Sima Yi, a great politician and strategist who lived during the Three Kingdoms era. By his side, Sima Yi has his politically-astute distaff members of his household, and pitted against them are the formidable Cao Cao and his heirs. After defending the Kingdom of Wei from Kongming (Zhuge Liege’s) formidable talents, who will end up with the ultimate power?