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).
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.
ER Doctors tells the story of the head doctor of the emergency department He Jian Yi (Zhang Jia Yi) and the new Ph.D. advisor, who just returned from America, Jiang Xiao Qi (Wang Luo Dan). At first, these two are wary of each other, but they come to understand each other and rescue not only patients side by side but also themselves in the end.
Zheng Qiu Dong (Hu Ge) is a persistent man when pursuing his ideals. He survives through business failures, economic pitfalls purposely set up by adversaries and unfortunate romances without losing his moral principles to become an elite of the financial world, described metaphorically as the “hunting ground”.
Mark (Zhang Jia Yi) is in his middle life crisis and doesn’t act his age. Wang Xiaomi (Wang Xiao Chen) has always dreamed of being treated like a princess and believes that marrying the physical education teacher Mark, who is the same age as her mom, will let her reach her dream. However, she has to deal with his son and daughter as well as his mom and ex-wife.
Set in the eponymous White Deer Village in Shaanxi Province where the two most important families – Bai (White) and Lu (Deer) – and their sons have always lived together in peace. But the turmoil leads to a fierce struggle for land ownership. A young woman new to the village soon finds herself caught between the two camps. The story of these two families is used as a metaphor for the fate of the Chinese people as first Chinese war lords are overrun by Japanese invaders, then civil war follows hot on the heels of the Second World War and finally the victorious Maoists begin waving their red flags.