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Saturday, 31 December 2016

Drama: The Great Expectations


The Great Expectations China Drama
Title: The Great Expectations
Chinese Title: 远大前程 / Yuan Da Qian Cheng
Broadcast Network: Hunan TV
Broadcast Website: Tencent, Youku, iQiYi, LeTV, Mango TV
Broadcast Period: April 1, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Air Time: Daily Primetime Drama 19:30 (two episodes every night)
Genre: Action, Drama, Republican
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 48
Director: Xie Ze
Origin: China
Related: The Great Expectations Spinoff
Videos: Trailer, BTS1, MV1, MV2

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A story about making difficult choices in the sinful city of Shanghai during the 1920's.

Hong San Yuan (Chen Si Cheng) has come to Shanghai with his mother and good friend Qi Lin (Yuan Hong) to find Yan Hua (Fu Da Long) and they become embroiled in the power struggles between two large companies. Yan Hua is a worker at the port and he is selected as the union head due to his boldness and bravery.

Meanwhile, Hong San Yuan relies on his wits to get themselves out of dangerous situations. Hong San Yue and Shen Da (Tan Kai) who's a revolutionary decide to become blood brothers. Hong San Yue also encounters Lin Yi Yi (Tong Liya), a woman pretending to be a man as she seeks a way to avenge her father. Lin Yi Yi falls for Hong San Yuan, but Hong San Yuan tries to get closer to Yu Meng Zhu (Amber Kuo), an educated, beautiful and highly-capable daughter of a wealthy tycoon. It's a difficult journey to achieve a good life in a complicated world and Hong San Yuan eventually realizes what's truly important to him.



Fun Facts

  • It is produced by Mango Studios, Xiang Shan Wu Kong and Shine Asia.
  • Filming took place in Hengdian World Studios, Xiang Shan and Shanghai.
  • Chen Si Cheng who plays the main protagonist also writes the screenplay.
  • Although Chen Si Cheng and Tong Liya are married in real life, they do not play a couple in the drama as Tong Liya is paired with Yuan Hong.
  • It is the first Chinese drama for Taiwanese actress Amber Kuo who has mostly been in movies.
  • It is the second collaboration between Dai Mo and Tong Liya. Dai Mo who plays Tong Liya's younger brother in the drama previously played the role of her husband.
  • Rising actor Liu Hao Ran was discovered by Tong Liya's husband Chen Si Cheng when he was sixteen years old and the three have become good friends.


Cast
The Great Expectations Chen Sicheng Chen Sicheng as Hong Sanyuan
The Great Expectations Tong Liya Tong Liya as Lin Yiyi
The Great Expectations Yuan Hong Yuan Hong as Qi Sen
The Great Expectations Liu Haoran Liu Haoran as Huo Zhenxiao
The Great Expectations Chen Hao Chen Hao as Chen Zheng
The Great Expectations Zhang Shuangli Zhang Shuangli as Guai Ye
The Great Expectations Ni Dahong Ni Dahong as Huo Tianhong
The Great Expectations Zhao Lixin Zhao Lixin as Lu Yusheng
The Great Expectations Wang Deshun Wang Deshun as Chu Tianshu
The Great Expectations Shih Chieh King Shih Chieh King as Huang Shang

Supporting Cast
Soundtracks
  • Wei Ding (未定) by Nan Zheng Bei Zhan (南征北战)
  • Listen - Shang Hai Tan (上海滩) by Ye Li Yi (叶丽仪)

Episode Ratings
Hunan TV
DateEpisodeCSM52 Cities (%)CSM Nationwide (%)
RatingsAudience ShareRankingRatingsAudience ShareRanking
2018-04-011-20.4951.80180.4901.8803
2018-04-023-40.4781.81690.4801.9207
2018-04-035-60.8223.03130.5802.2105
2018-04-047-80.7642.66840.7502.6604
2018-04-059-100.7942.76430.8002.8803
2018-04-06110.4681.60970.4501.5205
2018-04-07120.4481.57860.3301.2008
2018-04-0813-140.6532.42860.5101.9706
2018-04-0915-160.7342.81560.6102.4205
2018-04-1017-180.8643.32930.6002.4207
2018-04-1119-200.8643.28140.6702.7006
2018-04-1221-220.8333.27450.6502.6906
2018-04-14230.6952.43550.5902.1104
2018-04-1524-250.9093.30730.6702.4904
2018-04-1626-270.8973.42330.6802.7003
2018-04-1728-290.8403.24040.6502.6105
2018-04-1830-310.7903.06650.5502.2007
2018-04-1932-330.8183.20130.6702.7104
2018-04-21340.5742.10570.5201.9405
2018-04-2235-360.7102.57150.6502.4903
2018-04-2337-380.8583.28020.7903.1603
2018-04-2439-410.8463.22720.7202.8203
2018-04-2541-420.7542.91460.5802.2605
2018-04-2643-440.8883.40840.7402.9903
2018-04-2745-460.7062.70570.5802.3306
2018-04-28470.6482.43270.6302.3604
2018-04-29480.6352.50470.5602.3105
Average1 - 480.7332.7490.6112.369


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