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Falsify Drama

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Lost Love in Times Drama

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Friday, July 21
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Woman of Dignity Drama

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Secret Forest Drama

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8 Avatar Drama

8 Avatar

Alternative Titles : Legend of the Eight Immortals, 八仙全传, 8 Immortals Cast : Roger Kwok, Akina hong, Sonija Kwok, Jia Qing, He Zhong Hua
Description : Story of finding the remaining 6 of the "Eight Immortals" whose mission is to obtain the magic herbs to save the world, whilst being blocked by the East Sea Dragon King.
A Mobile Love Story Drama

A Mobile Love Story

Alternative Titles :Ai Qing Zhan Xian, 爱情占线 Cast : Wallace Huo, Christopher Lee, Luo Shan Shan, Yvonne Lim, Cecilia Han
Description : Lu Yunfei returns to Shanghai from abroad and embarks on his career in the advertising industry. He has always been about why his girlfriend Su Fei broke up with him and has been unable to contact her despite continuous phone calls and SMSes. Su Fei’s mobile number expires due to inactivity and the number is now used by Mu Beibei. The touching SMSes impress her and she goes online to a mobile virtual community to chat with the sender, nicknamed ‘Edge of the Iceberg’. They soon become fast friends. Yunfei and his team arrive in Yunnan to do a cellphone commercial and select Beibei as their model by chance. When Beibei wins a writing competition based on her encounter with ‘Iceberg Edge’, she decides to go to Shanghai to fulfill her dream. Beibei runs into Yunfei there but their already sour relationship worsens with further misunderstandings. Beibei also meets Lin Lizhong, who helps her out many times. Beibei and Yunfei begin to admire and respect each other after some time while Lizhong also falls for Beibei. Although Yunfei begins to feel stirrings of love for Beibei, he withholds his feeling. It is only when Beibei has accepted Lizhong that Yunfei and Beibei accidentally discover that they are actually best friends in the mobile virtual community. Beibei and Yunfei nevertheless part ways after some time. While in Beijing one day, Beibei realizes that Yunfei has sent out search notices for her via the mobile network. With help from virtual friends online, Yunfei finally tracks down Beibei. She agrees to grant him another chance if he is able to fulfill one condition: Yunfei must send out a chain SMS and the message must eventually reach Beibei within a week…
A Story of LaLa's Promotion Drama

A Story of LaLa's Promotion

Alternative Titles :Go Lala Go!, 杜拉拉升职记, Dù Lālā shēngzhí jì Cast : wang luoadan, li guangjie, rain li, flora chan
Description : Based on the novel of the same name, Du Lala's promotion is about an ordinary woman's struggle and hard work in the workplace of a Fortune 500 company to climb to the top. Wang Wei is a rich client.
A Weaver On the Horizon Drama

A Weaver On the Horizon

Alternative Titles :Clothing the World, Mythical Weaver, Shen Hua Zhi Nu, Tian Ya Zhi Nu, Yi Bei Tian Xia, 神話織女, 衣被天下 Cast : Janine Chang, Damian Lau, Liu Shi Shi, Yuan Hong, Amy Chan, Edwin Siu
Description : Huang Qiao'er was born to a poverty-stricken family. She lost her parents at an early age and was raised by her aunt, who taught her textile arts. While growing up in a weaving mill, Huang developed a close bond with the neighboring dyehouse owner's son, Fang Ning (Edwin Siu), who fell in love with her. Eventually, Splendid Mill's weavers produce outstanding results and earn an opportunity to work in the palace. Through Huang's friendship with the emperor's niece, Zhao Jiayi (Cecilia Liu), Huang is able to gain access to the palace's study, deepening her knowledge of weaving from its collection. However, the weavers become embroiled in a power struggle with the emperor's concubines, as well as a rivalry with the Iridescent Cloud Mill's weavers, who also work at the palace. While in the palace, Huang falls in love with a young general, Lin Mufei (Justin Yuan), at the expense of her friendship with the princess. Lin also rejects the princess' affections, due to his prejudice against imperial family members' corruption, and in spite of his vows to defend the Song Dynasty. During Lin's absence, Fang Ning's legs are crippled while saving Huang from the corrupt members of the imperial court. Feeling guilty for Fang's plight, and hearing rumors that Lin had been killed in battle at the city of Chuzhou (present day Huai'an), Huang decides to marry Fang. Lin, however, has survived and is heartbroken when he sees the two marry, thus complicating the love triangle between Lin, Huang, and Zhao Jiayi. Despite Huang Qiao'er's awareness that she cannot be with the man she still loves, due to her marriage to another, she recognizes that being Fang Ning's wife also has its benefits. Her mother-in-law (Cheng Pei-pei) imparts the family's dyeing secrets, which helps her hone her textile skills. However, Fang is aware that his wife still has some feelings towards Lin Mufei. This prompts Fang to become an alcoholic, leading him to repeatedly abuse her. As for Zhao Jiayi, she remains devoted to Lin, and, after learning that he did not die, eventually sneaks away from the palace to search for him. With the help of Lin's mother, Zhao locates him in the city of Changzhou. She claims that she only wishes to be with Lin Mufei in battle, regardless of whether he would ultimately love her or not. Not long afterwards, the Mongols, who establish the Yuan Dynasty under the leadership of Kublai Khan, conquer the Song Dynasty. After experiencing a series of personal misfortunes and tragedies, Lin is traumatized and decides to focus on protecting Zhao Jiayi, and her surviving clan members, as well as liberating China from the Mongols' tyranny. For four years, while battling their enemies and taking care of one another, Lin and Zhao begin to develop a close bond and mutual understanding. Zhao helps Lin nurse his emotional wounds, resulting from Huang's marriage to Fang Ning and his mother's execution by one of their adversaries. He starts to develop affection towards the princess, when he realizes that there is more to her than her unruly and wayward behavior. While fleeing from the Mongols' conquest, Huang has a chance encounter with an extraordinary woodwork instructor, Feng Jiujin (Damian Lau), and becomes his apprentice. She ultimately wanders to Yazhou (present day Hainan), where she learns the arts of cotton farming and weaving, and helps the natives improve their textile technology. After Fang Ning's death, Huang finally resolves the entanglement with Lin and Zhao, by reuniting with them in the city of Hangzhou (former Song capital Lin'an). Huang sadly realizes that she has inadvertently brought two men who loved her nothing but heartbreak, instead of happiness. She consents her blessing to Lin and Zhao of their newfound love for each other. Huang also realizes her dream of revolutionizing the art of textile weaving and manufacturing, for the welfare of her people. With support from her family and friends, Huang becomes an innovator of the Chinese textile industry. After numerous battles against the Yuan forces with Song remnants, the Battle of Yamen officially ends to the Song Dynasty. Lin and Zhao, after enduring these defeats, realize that the enemy is too powerful and not yet ready for the resistance to overthrow. Desiring to get away from the violence and tragedies in their lives, they choose to elope and go into seclusion together. Lin Mufei and Zhao Jiayi are happily married and return to Hangzhou after spending three years in hiding. By this time, the Splendid Mill and Fang Family Dyehouse have brought in many apprentices and achieved business success, with Huang Qiao'er fulfilling her purpose in life.
Across the Ocean to See You Drama

Across the Ocean to See You

Alternative Titles :Piao Yang Guo Hai Lai Kan Ni, You Look Across the Sea, 漂洋过海来看你 Cast : Wang Li Kun, Zhu Ya Wen
Description : Su Mang, who lives overseas, took office in a tourism corporation. After Su Mang’s marriage to husband Tian Xue Cheng, her temperament greatly changed, and Tian Xue Cheng requested for a divorce. After the divorce, Su Mang applied to her current company to return to China, and the company approved of her to go back to China, and she becomes the CEO in one of their branch offices. During her trip, a misunderstanding happened between her and the corporation’s hotel connoisseur, Zhang Chu. Once Su Meng started her term in the new company, she laid off many workers, and Zhang Chu managed to luckily escape. Meanwhile, the employees are gossiping about how their new female superior was abandoned by her husband. Zhang Chu helped Su Mang resolve this embarrassing situation and left a good impression on Su Mang, but how will the rest of their story lay out?
Advisers of Criminal Law Drama

Advisers of Criminal Law

Alternative Titles :Xing Ming Private Adviser, Xing Ming Shi Ye Cast : Wallace Huo, Nicky Wu, He Zhuo Yan, Wang Wen Jie, Fei Wei Ni
Description : Meng Tian Chu returns from overseas to Ming dynasty China in search of his father and solves various difficult and at times perilous mysteries with the outwardly meek, but internally resolute native adviser Duan Ping. The two of them use very different methods to solve the same cases and are constantly at odds with each other while vying for the affection of the same girl, Xia Feng Yi, a butcher's daughter.
All That is Bitter is Sweet Drama

All That is Bitter is Sweet

Alternative Titles : Da Yao Fang, Daai Yeuk Fong Cast : Shirley yeung, Linda Chung, Pierre Ngo, Du Yan Ge
Description : Foshan's famous physician Dou Sam has only one daughter, Dou Gaa Kei. Although she is intelligent and has a strong interest in Chinese medicine. On the day of her marriage to the mayor's son Chong Gai Zou, a serious epidemic breaks out. Many patients, including him, die after taking Dou Sam's medicine, prompting the pharmacy to be shut down. Experiencing such an abrupt change in her life, Dou Gaa Kei is left feeling hopeless. At this time, Ding Yat Yuen, a merchant suffering from a terminal illness, purchases the pharmacy's assets with the intention of reselling it for profit. To keep the pharmacy intact, Dou Gaa Kei offers to treat his illness in exchange of him to not sell any of the assets. Through his connections, she meets a retired imperial physician, who passes on his medical knowledge to her. Meanwhile, Chong Gai Zou's twin brother has returned home. Tsui Gwan Yeuk, the daughter of a military general, confesses her love for him, but he holds a crush on his former sister-in-law instead. However, Dou Gaa Kei and Ding Yat Yuen have already developed feelings for each other after overcoming many challenges together. Just as the pharmacy is reopened and everything seems to have settled down, Ding Yat Yuen's life begins counting down...
Ancient Terracotta War Situation Drama

Ancient Terracotta War Situation

Alternative Titles :Fight and Love with a Terracotta Warrior, Gu Jin Da Zhan Qin Yong Qing, 古今大战秦俑情 Cast : Ady An , Du Chun, Gallen Lo, Fang An Na
Description : Emperor Qin Shi Huang dispatched a group of men and women on a quest to find an elixir that would grant him immortality. When they found it, Dong Er fed it to the man she loved, Meng Tian Fang. The furious Emperor sentenced Dong Er to death and encased Meng in clay as a terracotta warrior. Thousands of years later, Dong Er reincarnated as an actress wannabe in the early 1900's. When her attempt to land a movie part landed her inside the excavation of the terracotta army, she awoken Meng from his buried state. Meng struggled to adjust to the 1900's and to rekindle their past love.
Armor Hero Drama

Armor Hero

Alternative Titles :Kai Jia Yong Shi, Kai Jia Zhan Shi Zhi Guang Ying Chuan Qi, 铠甲勇士, 铠甲战士之光影传奇 Cast : Wu Jian Fei, Chen Ze Yu, Mao Fang Yuan, Zhang Chao, Zhang Dian Fei
Description : Xin Nan, Bei Sen, Dong Sha, Xi Zhao, and Kun Zhong are the descendents of the fire village, the water village, the wood village, the metal village, and the earth village, respectively. Their bodies contain a mysterious gene. Under the use of the Guang Ying Shi (光影石), they will receive magical combat armors that have been passed down since the ancient times. With these armors, they will become the embodiment of righteousness - Yan Long Xia (炎龙侠), the Fire Dragon Hero, Hei Xi Xia (黑犀侠), the Black Rhinoceros Hero, Tian Ying Xia (天鹰侠), the Sky Eagle Hero, Xue Ao Xia (雪獒侠), the Snow Mastiff Hero, and Di Hu Xia (地虎侠), the Lizard Hero. As these heroes, they will fight against the emperor of the darkness and his minions. To disrupt the happiness of the community, the evil ones used pollutants to create a pollution monster (污染兽) that destroys the environment and the peace of the community. Through their hard work, the armor heroes finally achieve victory by sealing 52 magical stones and five large magical charms.
Beauties Of The Emperor Drama

Beauties Of The Emperor

Alternative Titles : Mei Ren Xin Ji Qian Zhuan, 美人心计前传, Wang De Nu Ren Cast : Ming Dao, Jiang Yi Yi, Chen Qiao, Luo Jin
Description : A saga of passions unfolds in this epic tale of romance at the heart of the historical Chu-Han contention, one of ancient China's most defining moments. Xiang Yu (Ming Dao), leader of the Chu, wages a civil war against Han ruler Liu Bang (Luo Jin). But he must balance his ambitions with the love for femme fatale Lu Zhi (Chen Qiao En), the future empress of the Han Dynasty — and the future bride of Liu Bang. What unfolds is a dramatic evolution of how one man loses (or sacrifices) his power, all in the name of a love of dynastic proportions. --DramaFever Men change the world, but women change men. Based on the events of the Chu-Han Contention, what begins as an innocent romance in youth becomes the first in a chain of events surrounding the rightful ruler of the Imperial Throne - Yun Kuang (Ming Dao) or Hai Tian (Luo Jin). However, in the hearts of men nothing is ever truly black and white, and the common ground between them is found in the love of a woman, Lu Er (Chen Qiao En) - who becomes the eye of the storm.
Because of Meeting You Drama

Because of Meeting You

Alternative Titles :Because of You, 因为遇见你 Cast : Sun Yi, Deng Lun, Wu You, Dai Chao
Description : Zhang Guo Guo grew up in a Wonton shop and is also the food-delivery girl for the town. Although Guo Guo did not receive very high education, she is loved by her neighborhood because of her enthusiastic and sincere personality. But what people don’t know is that Guo Guo is actually a famous embroidery workshop boss‘s daughter, and an accident caused her to grow up in the small town. Guo Guo has a unique talent when it comes to embroidery. Even though Wang Ai Yu strongly opposes it, Guo Guo worked with dedication and persistence until she gained approval and earned a chance to study at her father’s embroidery workshop. Guo Guo is very grateful for Wang Aiyu for raising her, so she views Wang Ai Yu’s biological daughter, Zhang Yu Xin, as her own family. Unexpectedly, Yu Xin turns out to be Guo Guo’s biological mother Xu Hui Jie’s apprentice. Yu Xin had studied design overseas and integrated that knowledge into her embroidery, and became Guoguo’s rival. On the road to pursuing their dreams, the two girls meet brothers Li Yun Kai and Li Yun Zhe, and love blossoms. Yu Xin lost herself to fame and wealth, but Guo Guo, despite challenges and setbacks, never changed her goal to learn embroidery. Ultimately, Guo Guo used her heart to awaken everyone’s conscience and made great achievements in embroidery.
Boss and me Drama

Boss and me

Alternative Titles : 杉杉的美味爱情, Shan Shan De Mei Wei Ai Qing, Shan Shan Lai Chi, Shan Shan Lai Le Cast : Zhao Li Ying, Huang Ming, Zhang Han, Lvy Lee
Description : Sypnosis: Based off Gu Man’s very popular internet novel, the story tells of a kind hearted young girl named Xue Shan Shan (Zhao Li Ying) who works at a big conglomerate. However one of her weaknesses is eating, she loves to eat, and so upon discovering this her boss, Feng Teng (Zhang Han) decides to intentionally fatten her up; she just so happens to share the same blood type as his sister, and thus has the motive of making her the blood donor. Hence comedy ensues as she melts his heart with her exceptional appetite and her cute charm.
Bounty Lady Drama

Bounty Lady

Alternative Titles : My Lady Cast : Benz Hui, Louis Yuen, Jazz Lam, Samantha Ko, Sammy Sum, Toby Leung, Grace Wong, May Chan
Description : Golden public relations genius Heung Kwong Nam (Dayo Wong) is popular with the girls, but not for his looks. Though he is known for his successful efforts in helping single ladies find their Mr. Rights, Kwong Nam himself is single, and he would rather pursue short-term relationships rather than be tied up long term. His new boss Shing Fa Lui (Kate Tsui 徐子珊) mistakes Kwong Nam to be a party boy, believing that he is only using his job as an excuse to get closer to women. Fa Lui also witnesses Kwong Nam attempting to woo her subordinate Yuen Huen (Sharon Chan 陳敏之). Yuen Yuen’s aunt, Yuen Sum (Elena Kong 江美儀) hates Kwong Nam just as much as Fa Lui, and she often criticizes Kwong Nam in a magazine column she frequently writes for. Kwong Nam cannot care less about their hate and continues to do whatever he wants, that is, until his ex-girlfriend surfaces into his life once again, and Kwong Nam’s life is turned around dramatically.
Bu Bu Jing Xin Drama

Bu Bu Jing Xin

Alternative Titles : Startling by Each Step, Scarlet Heart Cast : Kevin Cheng, Damian Lau, Nicky Wu, Liu Shi Shi, Yuan Hong
Description : A 25 year-old modern day woman woke up from a car accident to find herself in the body of a 16 year-old Manchu girl living in the 18th century Qing Dynasty. In her new life, she became deeply entangled in Aisin Gioro princes' battle for the throne.
Chinese Paladin Drama

Chinese Paladin

Alternative Titles : Cast : Hu Ge
Description : Based on a popular RPG of the same name. The story takes place in a fantasy medieval China that's full of kung fu action, CG special effects, and wacky humor. Li Xiao Yao, a "Stinky Punk", journeys to Dream Island to find a cure for his sick aunt. There he meets and marries the love of his life, Ling'er. On his way back home with the cure, he discovers that he's been tricked by the Lunar Sect Cult so that they can kidnap Ling'er. He awakens in his bed, having forgotten his entire trip to Dream Island, but having saved his aunt. He rescues Ling'er from the Lunar Sect Cult and is in turn rescued by a mysterious stranger who teaches him kung fu. Xiao Yao and Ling'er travel to the capital to meet her father. Along the way, they meet various people, get harassed by the Lunar Sect Cult, discover both of their histories, save the world and fall in love with each other all over again. It starts off sweet and lighthearted but ends with plenty of tears.
Chinese Paladin 3 Drama

Chinese Paladin 3

Alternative Titles :Xian Jian Qi Xia Zhuan Zhi Ling Zhu Shen Jian, 仙剑奇侠传之灵珠神剑 Cast : Wallace Huo, Tang Yan, Liu Shi Shi, Hu Ge, Yang Mi
Description : This is a prequel to "Chinese Paladin" and takes place 50 years earlier. Jing Tian is a mischievous pawnshop assistant who because of the power of a mystical jade, crosses paths with the spoiled and sassy Tang Xue Jian. Xue Jian is the beloved granddaughter of Tang Manor's Tang Kun, who meets with danger when an evil cult tries to take over control of the Tang Manor. Xu Chang Jing, the eldest disciple of Mt Shu Sect aids the pair in defeating the cult and rescuing the Tang Manor. Meanwhile, Chong Lou, ruler of the evil world, breaks into Mt Shu's Suo Yao Pagoda to retrieve a magical sword. He passes the sword to Jing Tian, claiming that it belonged to latter when he was a deity in his past life and forces Jing Tian to battle with him. The 5 elders of Mt Shu Sect call upon Jing Tian and Chang Jing to attain 5 mystical pearls to seal up Suo Ya Pagoda and destroy a powerful force of evil so as to save the world from destruction. Together with Xue Jian, the group set off to accomplish their mission. On the way, they overcome various obstacles and must solve mysteries pertaining to their pasts...
Clothing The World Drama

Clothing The World

Alternative Titles :A Weaver On The Horizon, Clothing The World, The Tale of Royal Seamstress, 衣被天下 Cast : Damian Lau, Liu Shi Shi, Amy Chan, Zhang Jun Ning, Edwin Xiu
Description : Born in a poverty-stricken family, Huang Qiao’er lost her parents at an early age. She was raised by her aunt, who taught her textile arts. While growing up in a weaving mill, Huang develops a close bond with the neighboring dyehouse owner’s son, Fang Ning, who is in love with her. The outstanding results produced by Jinxiu Mill’s weavers earn them an opportunity to work in the palace. Through her friendship with the emperor’s niece, Zhao Jiayi, Huang is able to access the palace’s library thus gaining more knowledge of her craft from its collection beyond of what she has learned from her aunt. However, the Jinxiu Mill’s weavers also become embroiled in a power struggle between the emperor’s concubines, in addition to their rivalry with the Iridescent Cloud Mill’s weavers, who are also working there. While in the palace, Huang falls in love with General Lin Mufei, at the expense of sacrificing her friendship with the princess. Lin himself also rejects the princess’s affections, due to his prejudice against the imperial family members resulted by their corruption despite his vows to protect Song Dynasty in additions of being in love with Huang. However, Fang Ning has his legs crippled while saving Huang from being raped by Zhao Zhe, a corrupt official, during Lin’s absence as he’s in the battlefield. Feeling guilty for Fang’s plight and hearing rumours that Lin had been killed in battle, Huang decides to marry Fang out of pity for him. However, Lin has actually survived and he becomes heartbroken when he sees Huang marrying Fang. This complicates the love triangle between him, Huang and Zhao Jiayi.
Coffee Cat Mama Drama

Coffee Cat Mama

Alternative Titles :Mao ci ma ma, 貓屎媽媽 Cast : Bosco Wong, Nancy Wu, Eliza Sam, Michelle Yim, Vincent Wong, Jerry Koo Ming Wa, Regen Cheung
Description : To fulfill her late father's will, BIN KWAI WOR (Eliza Sam) opened a special coffee shop and met BAO CHI TAI (Bosco Wong), nicknamed "Tai Chi Bao" (Raisin Bread). TAI is a single father with an 8 year old son who has an ambition to become the Hong Kong coffee king. When TAI began learning the techniques of latte art from WOR, they started having feelings for each other, but unfortunately too many troubles were in between them. The most difficult was getting through WOR's two mothers, her biological mother MA SZE NGA (Michelle Yim) and her step-mother SO MEI (Nancy Wu). The mothers opposed to their relationship. Facing so many challenges in their relationship, how can TAI and WOR overcome the challenges and brew their love into an aromatic and strong cup of coffee?
Crazy for Palace Drama

Crazy for Palace

Alternative Titles :我為宮狂 Cast : Zhang Zhe Han, Sun Yao Qi , Mai Di Na, Yuan Shan Shan
Description : Liu Li travel from Qing Dynasty to the modern story. Can be said that the continuation of the story of the movie and supplements. The audience can see the story after Chen Xiang and 13th prince , and Liu Li travel from Qing Dynasty to modern but the drama also recalls the way through, the movie does not explain some of the characters to be a supplement, such as Min Princess's story, another example Liu Li and affection between Nine prince etc to help viewers of the film have a more comprehensive understanding.
Cruel Romance Drama

Cruel Romance

Alternative Titles :錦繡緣•華麗冒險 Cast : Huang Xiao Ming, Qiao Kimi, Chen Joe, Qi Ji, Yang Le
Description : Adapted from a Republican-era novel called "The Fate of Jinxiu", Cruel Romance tells the story of Rong Jinxiu, a country girl who travels to Shanghai in order to discover why her entire family was killed. Along the way, she meets triad leader Zuo Zhen, and after a series of accidents and misunderstandings, the two fall in love. Also vying for Jinxiu’s attention is businessman Xiang Yingdong, a businessman and close friend of Zuo Zhen. Ever protective of his woman, however, Zuo Zhen refuses to let other men even come close to Jinxiu – which ultimately pays off when a villainous Japanese man tries to finish off Jinxiu and her remaining family members.