Wetv describes the plot: Stay-at-home mother, Hui Xing Shen (Bai Bai He), was a top student in university. After getting married, she chose to take care of her husband and kid, managing a family with her talents. Jiang Chuan Sheng (Tong Da Wei) is her husband. His work was too busy to have time to take care of his wife and daughter. Therefore, the responsibility of the whole family fell on her shoulder. As their daughter got older and older, Hui Xing Shen felt that it was the time to return to the workplace, but her company was a rival of the company where Jiang Chuan Sheng worked. After entering the workplace, she asked her husband to share more family responsibilities, which led to continuous conflicts. An accident magnified the rift between them and triggered a divorce war. After that, Hui Xing Shen gradually regained recognition in the workplace. Jiang Chuan Sheng also understood his wife when he spent time with his daughter. They two gradually regained their love for each other. The young couple grew up in workplace confrontations and emotional collisions and finally learned to face their families and careers in a more mature way. They chose to trust each other, grow up hand in hand, fight in their careers, and share familial responsibilities together.
Sounds like a mature drama. Raising a child and keeping the house clean is joint effort!
Vacation of Love (假日暖洋洋) is a modern drama starring Yao Chen and Bai Yu. Our heroine is an accomplished managing agent who believes that this vacation to a resort will bring her love for her managed artist (played by Zheng Yun Long) to fruition. However, the person he proposes to is not her…Shocked and overwhelmed, she drinks her sorrows away at the beach, catching the eye of a warm-hearted man, our hero, who helps her learn to live and love. Married for years, another couple, played by Zhang Jing Chu and Dong Cheng Peng, go on vacation at the same resort but it’s an act in front of their relatives. She, a career-oriented woman, is tired of her husband’s laziness and has already filed for divorce. This vacation is his chance to win back his wife.
Bai Yu playing the guitar at the beach in shorts? 😍
I’ve been reading a lot of discussion since the last post about Tribes and Empires running out of money (true!) and who’s to blame. A lot of rumors. It’s hard to say. This is director Cao Dun’s first venture into ancient fantasy series so he is ambitious and has an artistic vision and didn’t realize many costly things. It’s hard to entirely blame him because he’s well-loved by the cast and we were all wow-ed by the first trailer Tribes dished out. Weren’t we? At least now many realize a good drama isn’t just about the directing but a combination of directing, writing, and acting. Whether or not Huang Xuan’s scenes were cut, we can’t verify, but I did watch Zhou Zi Wei’s interview where he admitted that he shot the drama and then was told they could only give him so much and he replied that he didn’t need to be paid because acting out emotional turbulence like Shuo Feng in itself is a mark in his acting career. The opportunity cannot be exchanged for money. So everyone in the cast suffers in one way or another, not just any one actor.
If they are lucky to get funding for another season, let this first season be a good lesson for the production company about budget management (!!).
So we only have one more week of Tribes and Empires totaling 75 episodes because they only shot up to Huang Xuan’s ascension to the throne. What will they do from here? I don’t know because it’s not a small project. The novel writer wrote on his weibo that he has big dreams for Tribes (on the level of Attack on Titan and Lord of the Rings) but the project lacks funding so he’s looking for ka-ching!
As of 12/26, the drama online views have hit 7 billions. 😀 Hunan has also sucked it up and will air Tribes starting 12/29 on TV.