Following the trend from our previous post, is Hu Ge considered a swoony uncle for some now? 🤭
Synopsis for Bright Future (县委大院) from Daylight Entertainment on Youtube: tells the story of Mei Xiaoge, secretary of the county party committee, and his colleagues uniting the people to build Guangming County, showing the style of grassroots cadres and masses; On the eve of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Mei Xiaoge took up the post of county magistrate of Guangming County, and became colleagues with county party secretary Lu Qingshan and deputy secretary Ai Xianzhi. At this time, they were confronted with Guangming County, which was in urgent need of restoration and development, with various problems and troubles. One after another. Mei Xiaoge has a high emotional intelligence and good affinity, and gradually gets along with colleagues to balance the contradictions in the governance process; she also has the courage to break the boat, and has traveled non-stop to hundreds of villages in Guangming County after taking office. After being elected secretary of the county party committee, Mei Xiaoge devoted himself to deepening the reform of cadres’ style of work, adhered to the concept of green development, guaranteed people’s livelihood on the basis of protecting the environment, and optimized county education. With the efforts of the county party committee team, Guangming County’s dream of getting rid of poverty, becoming rich and developing healthily has finally been realized. Young cadres also continue to grow through practice and training, do a good job of inheritance, overturn the invisible barriers between cadres and the masses, and the relationship between cadres and the masses has taken on a new look.
Blossoms Shanghai (繁花) marks Hu Ge’s return to dramaland! It’s based on Jin Yu Cheng’s popular novel, Blossoms.
Amazon describes the novel: ‘Blossoms‘ won the 9th Mao Dun Literary Prize in 2015, and was selected as the 2013 Chinese Good Book by CCTV, honored as a distinguished long-length novel about Shanghai. Written as a regional novel, where the characters’ exploration throughout the city provide a literal map of adventure. This is also a novel of reflection, where the young people in the 1960s lived out their dreams, creating colorful memories of loving friendships. A novel of exploring various places, and experiencing the sensual pleasures as the 1990s came and went one after another. The Blossom story alternates between these two time periods, bringing the memories of Shanghai from both time periods, to life. As complicated life stories intertwine, this book becomes a scrupulous satire of aggressive exploits hidden within Shanghai’s society. What is left behind for the reader, might be tomorrow’s enlightenment! It is inevitable that all flowers will eventually fade, death will finally befall, a song will come to completion, and a party will ultimately end. Blossoms leaves its readers with the understanding that past events, although finished, live on to encourage us.
A coming of age story following three men, alternating between their youth in the 1960s and adulthood in the 1990s, depicting the turbulent era. Hu Ge is portraying a self-made millionaire, from a young opportunist with a troubled past, he eventually garners immense wealth and is entangled with four women; casting remains unconfirmed. I read that Wong is producing the series and directing the pilot episode, working alongside cinematographer, Peter Pau (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), and Shanghainese screenwriter, Qin Wen. Sounds like an exciting project for Hu Ge!