Monthly Digest of Chinese TV Series ▏January, 2019

来源:AVTD China & CCTSS

作者:AVTD China & CCTSS




  The Story of Minglan


  Genre: history, love

  Length: 45 minutes, 73 episodes

  Screenwriter: Lu Zeng, Tong Wu, Yi Zheng

  Director: Kaizhou Zhang

  Starring: Liying Zhao, Shaofeng Feng, Yilong Zhu

  Produced by: Daylight Entertainment

  Synopsis: Set in the Northern Song dynasty, the story revolves around Sheng Minglan, the unfavoured sixth daughter of an official. After being mistreated by her legal mother and bullied by her half-sisters, Minglan learns to hide her skills and true intentions, and ultimately succeeds in avenging for her biological mother. She meets Gu Tingye, who initially dislikes her but decides to help her after witnessing her wits and intelligence. They eventually fall in love with each other. After Gu Tingye becomes a powerful official, he successfully makes Minglan his wife. As his wife, Minglan helps guard against his unpleasant relatives and purges the court of corrupt ministers. The couple eventually earned their happy lives, and Minglan rose to prominence as an influential figure of the Sheng family.



  Exclusive Memory


  Genre: romance, school, youth

  Length: 45 minutes, 24 episodes 

  Screenwriter: Zhiyong Wang

  Director: Chang Liu

  Starring: Chao Zhang, Tingting Li, Bohao Chen

  Produced by: Iqiyi, Inc., Sugarman Media

  Synopsis: Mu Chenghe, a Ph.D. candidate in Physics, catches Xue Tong, a third-year student in English, cheating on an exam. When he becomes the substitute teacher in her elective course Russian and lets her study with him after classes, her hatred for him only grows. Over time, however, Xue Tong discovers Teacher Mu’s true character and comes to secretly love him. Xue Tong has and her three roommates have different love stories and harvest friendship. They grow up together from school to society. After experiencing many things, they all receive their exclusive memories.



  Behind the Scenes


  Genre: love

  Length: 45 minutes, 38 episodes

  Screenwriter: Liye Su

  Director: Jun Li

  Starring: Dongyu Zhou, Jin Luo, Ruilin Liu

  Produced by: Zhejiang Dream Stardom TV and Culture Co., Ltd. Mega media.

  Synopsis: Media student Bu Xiaogu has a dream: she is determined to become an outstanding producer. Her idol is Chunyu Qiao, who is a top-notch producer at Xintian production company, and Xiaogu manages to enter the company as an intern. But Qiao’s unreasonable personality makes Xiaogu feel very disappointment. With her hopes shattered, Xiaogu is asleep at the wheel and not only causes a live broadcast accident which makes her lose her job, but also misses the deadline for her master thesis. However, Chunyu Qiao takes on the sole responsibility for the accident and thus saves Xiaogu’s career. Xiaogu finally recognizes Chunyu Qiao’s true personality and the two start to work and fight for their dreams together.



  Mystery of Antiques


  Genre: drama, mystery, thriller

  Length: 45 minutes, 36 episodes 

  Screenwriter: Yinshi Liu, Yuan Lǚ

  Director: Bai Wu, Qing Yu

  Starring: Yu Xia, Zhenyu Qiao, Wenjing Cai

  Produced by: Tencent Pictures, Give Me Five, One Plus Media

  Synopsis: An antique shop is at the core of a mystery as its owner who hails from a family that has long been dabbling in the trade becomes embroiled with old secrets. An unexpected visitor pays a visit to Xu Yuan and takes him into a dream where a conspiracy is brewing. He finds that a treasured artefact that can only be heard in legends may have personal connections to him and that a scheme from decades ago has everything to do with his fate. Even at the cost of his life, Xu Yuan uses his skills to pit wits and will against the powers from a long time ago. He embarks on a dangerous journey to clear his family’s name and tear down a countering organization.



  Original Sin


  Genre: suspense

  Length: 45 minutes, 24 episodes

  Screenwriter: Feng Jiang

  Director: Weimin Ye, Taotao Wang, Baozhang Li

  Starring: Tianlin Zhai, Zheng Yin, Bing Bai

  Produced by: Iqiyi, Inc.

  Synopsis:A lawyer who has been sentenced to jail becomes successful in business after serving time. A cop with a flourishing career solves case after case. The two people who are on opposite sides of the law are forced to join hands. Chi Zhen uses his wits and courage to outsmart the rich and power, making him a thorn in the side of the police force and earning him notoriety in other circles. Meanwhile, model student Lu Li graduates from police academy at the top of his class and commences his dream career in the police force. After cracking a series of tough cases, he is promoted to chief of police within just a few years. Four years on, Chi Zhen and Lu Li’s paths fatefully cross.