Dagger Mastery is set in the Tang dynasty under Emperor Xuanzong’s reign. Shui Ge (Qin Jun Jie) becomes a fugitive after his whole family is exterminated. He then goes to the capital Chang’an where he becomes friends with four hoodlums. The five youths strive for a better future, but accidentally become involved with the evil imperial censor Wang who murdered Shui Ge’s family. Wang sends them to the northwestern border to collect tributes. Without knowing that they have been set up, the five friends happily embark on their journey.
Based on the legendary life of the late Sir Run Run Shaw, the founder of Hollywood of the East, the King of Entertainment, the renowned philanthropist. In the big Shanghai period during 1930s, four Gu brothers joined hands and entered the Film & TV industry. The youngest brother, Gu Yan Jiu, for the sake of his brother’s career, followed his third brother to Singapore to open up the Nanyang (South Pacific) Film market. From then on, he was destined to be inseparable from the film industry. The timing coincided with World War II and things happened rapidly. The Gu brothers moved their production base to Hong Kong. After the war, there were many things waiting to be done. The Gu brothers entrusted the Hong Kong production base to Gu Yan Mei. Times have changed. Faced with a changed film market, Gu Yan Mei who has since the beginning considered viewers as his motivation in creating films, established the Gu Brothers Film Company, becoming the first in Hong Kong. Not only did it bring sparkle to the Hong Kong film industry, it also became top in the Asian film industry for a period of time. His reputation grew and he became ‘The Chinese Film Tycoon’. Over the years, due to his passion for charity and enthusiasm for public welfare, Gu Yan Mei became the world’s acknowledged big philanthropist.
Su Cheng (Song Yi) loses her job as an assistant when the actress she is responsible for gets fired, though she gets a second chance when she is successful in a talent search show. She slowly works her way up the ladder, and eventually becomes one of the most sought-after young actresses in the entertainment industry. She gets into a love triangle with CEO Duan Cheng Xuan (Push Puttichai) and renowned stylist Ye Chen (Zhao Jian) and finds herself an enemy in top star Yan Chufei (Yan Xi). Costars include Han Xue as a power agent and Duan Cheng Xuan’s sister, Zhong Dan Ni as Su Cheng’s frenemy and Orlando Bloom as Su Cheng’s fairy godfather.
Actor Hu Jun plays a single dad to his only daughter played by Gina Jin. The modern drama explores the relationships between various types of parental figures as Hu Jun learns the dos and donts of being a dad. Beside a hormonal daughter, he also has to deal with his own stubborn mother and a potential love interest in his life.