Monthly Digest of Chinese TV Series | May, 2018


作者:Zhou Yu




  Next Time, Together Forever


       Genre(s): Romance, Drama

  Release Date: April 16, 2018

  Length: 45 min, 40 episodes

  Starring: Li Xiaoran, Yu Hewei

  Director: Pan Yue

  Screenwriter(s): Deng Yaoyu, Ma Jing, Gong Zhixing

  Produced by: Datang Brilliant, Qianyizhicheng Culture Media, Guangcai Century Media, Xingdian Culture, Impact Media

  Synopsis: Female doctor Sheng Xia is in a hurry to get married and bear children due to a hereditary disease. CEO Qiu Yang went through two failed marriages and now even experiences a crisis at work. To save his company, Qiu Yang is being forced to marry. Thereupon, he ends up in a contract marriage with Sheng Xia, who happens to be his neighbour. The two experience many conflicts and crises and evetually come to have a new understanding of what marriage means and gradually fall in love with each other.




  Great Expectations


       Genre(s): Drama, Period

  Release Date: April 1, 2018

  Length: 45 min, 48 episodes

  Starring: Chen Sicheng, Yuan Hong, Tong Liya, Amber Kuo

  Director: Xie Ze, Chen Xitai

  Screenwriter: Chen Sicheng

  Produced by: Mango Studios, Xiangshan Wukong Culture Media, Shanghai Shine Asia Movie & Culture Media Co.,Ltd

  Synopsis: The story is set in the 20th century. Hong Sanyuan travels to Shanghai together with his mom and close friend, Qi Lin to seek a better life. There, Hong becomes entangled in the power struggles between two large conglomerates, and eventually also gets involved in political affairs. He gradually finds that he has grown from a nobody to someone who is important to people and the nation, and he decides to do the right thing.




  The Way We Were


       Genre(s): Drama, Youth, Romance

  Release Date: May 14, 2018

  Length: 45 min, 50 episodes

  Starring: Tang Yan, Luo Jin

  Director: Liu Jiang

  Screenwriter(s): Gao Xuan, Ren Baoru

  Produced by: Pengrui Film, Perfect World Pictures, Ruyi Entertainment, Khorgos Jixiangyingfang Entertainment

  Synopsis: Xiao Qing is an exchange student in the US, who's dad is an incorruptible prosecutor back in China. Shu Che is her classmate, who gradually falls in love with her. Shu's father is a government official who has taken part in many shady deals. When their fathers clash in a legal battle, the lovers’ relationship is forever changed. As they struggle between duty and love, the two realize that they can never again be the way they once were.




  Untouchable Lovers


       Genre(s): Historical fiction, Romance, Wuxia

  Release Date: Janauray 14, 2018

  Length: 45 min, 54 episodes

  Starring: Guan Xiaotong, Song Weilong

  Director: Li Huizhu

  Screenwriter(s): Yu Zheng

  Produced by: Cathay Media, Huanyu Film

  Synopsis: In AD 464, Liu Ziye becomes the emperor but he is violent and cruel. Zhu Que, who resembles the emperor’s sister, Liu Chuyu, is sent by a powerful clan to impersonate her and to overthrow the emperor. In the palace, she gallivants around male aristocrats, using them to complete her mission. She gets help from Rong Zhi, the princess’ confidant, who later turns out to be a spy for the Northern Wei. Yet their relationship becomes more and more complicated in the struggle of power as love takes root in their heart.




  The Negotiator


       Genre(s): Drama, Business, Romance

  Release Date: February 4, 2018

  Length: 45 min, 43 episodes

  Starring: Yang Mi, Huang Zitao

  Director: Liu Yizhi

  Screenwriter(s): Fei Huijun, Li Xiaoliang

  Produced by: Croton Media, Jay Walk Studio, LeTV, T.H Entertainment

  Synopsis: Tong Wei, a genius negotiator who is the star of the US-China Business Council, meets fellow negotiator Xie Xiaofei at a business deal. Xiaofei is actually the sole heir of a wealthy Chinese-American corporation but wants nothing to do with the family business. He vents his frustrations on Tong Wei, though their bickering relationship soon takes a romantic turn. By overcoming many obstacles from Xiaofei's family and Wei's past, the couple's love finally triumphs over anything else.


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