After “Sparrow”, Insects Awaken is the next novel by Hai Fei to be made into a drama with the same team behind. The story is set in 1941 when Shanghai falls into the hands of the enemy. Street hoodlum Chen Shan, who looks confusingly similar to military special agent Xiao Zheng Guo, catches the eye of Japanese special agent Huang Mu Wei. Mu Wei abducts Chen Shan’s sister Chen Xia and forces Chen Shan to work as a spy for the Japanese. In order to save his sister, Chen Shan agrees to go through a special training and subsequently pretends to be Zheng Guo. He goes to Chongqing and lives together with Zheng Guo’s wife Yu Xiao Wan. In Chongqing, he meets Zhang Li, who is an underground member of the Communist Party hiding in the army, and falls in love at first sight. Thanks to Zhang Li, Chen Shan comes to understand about his responsibility as a Chinese citizen and eventually joins the Communist Party. While working hard to break free from the control of the Japanese as well as the military and save his sister, Chen Shan also fights alongside Zhang Li and other members to lead the Party to victory.
In the final years of the Eastern Jin dynasty, the prime minister Liu Yu seizes the throne. During the bloody coup d’état, only the imperial concubine Ye Qing Mei’s newborn son (Zhang Ruo Yun) is spared. Minister Fan Jian takes him in and names him Fan Xian. At the age of 18, Fan Xian is about to be married into the royal family and thus becomes the target of many people. Moreover, he is drawn into the fights between the princes. Thanks to his agility, he always ends up being able to avert disaster. He becomes a famous official who is loyal to the emperor. But when Fan Xian learns about the truth behind his birth, he is determined to seek revenge.
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.
Ai Luo Man (Zhang Tian Ai) is an outstanding and independent career woman with good qualifications, however, she is not favored by men. She even got told by her ex-boyfriend that nobody would dare to love her due to her difficult character. Her best friend of fifteen years is Lu Fei (Zhang Ruo Yun), a gentle and easy-going man who is always ready to adapt to others and loves cooking and taking care of his house and plants. Women love him, nevertheless, he hasn’t dated a lot and doesn’t even want to consider marriage. Both Luo Man and Lu Fei have already reached their thirties and strive to better themselves and live a better life in the big city. While doing so, they finally find love as well.
The Fated General is about the heroic feats of a general who has never lost a battle. He is Huo Qu Bing (Zhang Ruo Yun), the son of a servant who ends up becoming a member of the imperial family. During a time when the people are forced to live through insufferable conditions and the constant threats from the Xiongnu, Huo Qu Bing takes up arms to become a celebrated warrior of the Han Dynasty.