Heart’s Motive stars Huang Xiaoming as a lawyer who has been blacklisted by his industry for blowing the whistle on his firm. By chance, he helps to overturn a mysterious woman’s (Yan Ni) murder conviction, and regains fame and fortune. However, he soon discovers there’s more to her story than meets the eye.
People’s Property 突围 (previously 人民的财产) is penned by Zhou Meisen, the writer of megahit anti-corruption drama In the Name of the People. Starring Jin Dong, Yan Ni, Huang Zhizhong, Chen Xiao and Qin Lan, the drama focuses on the misappropriation of 500 million yuan worth of building funds.
Directed by Shen Yan and Liu Haibo (The First Half of My Life, Rise of Phoenixes), the drama airs daily on Dragon TV and Zhejiang TV.
Like all awards, the Magnolia Awards have their own favourites, yet it is the awards show I enjoy watching most because the winners are usually worthy recipients. By all accounts, The Thunder winning Best Drama and Best Screenwriter was probably the biggest surprise of the night. A Little Reunion, Joy of Life and The Longest Day in Chang’an also took home two awards each.
Growing Pain 少年派 revolves around the relationship between three sets of families that each have a different set of issues. Zhang Jiayi and Yan Ni star as the worried parents of a high school student (Zhao Jinmai) who constantly scores below average grades.
Streaming website iQiyi recently released trailers and news for a slew of upcoming shows that will either air exclusively on the site as web dramas or on national networks next year. Which shows are you looking forward to most?
Set in 1930s Shanghai, The Wasted Times 罗曼蒂克消亡史 stars Ge You(Gone with the Bullets) as Mr. Lu, a powerful and murderous gangster who embarks on quest for revenge after his wife and children are killed by Japanese officials.
N.B.: Some of the dialogue is spoken in the Shanghai dialect.