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Monday, 30 May 2016

To Be A Better Man

To Be A Better Man China Drama
Drama: To Be A Better Man
Chinese Title: 好先生 / Hao Xian Sheng
Broadcast Network: Zhejiang TV, Jiangsu TV
Broadcast Date: May 31, 2016
Air Time: Daily Primetime Drama 19:30 (two episodes per night)
Genre: Inspirational, Romance
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 42
Director: Zhang Xiaobo
Screenwriter: Li Xiao, Yu Miao, Zhang Yingji
Production Company: Linmon Pictures
Producer: Zhang Weiwei
Origin: China
Related: Mr. Right, Mr. Fighting
Watch Episodes On: Youtube, Youtube (eng subs)

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A chef accompanies his friend's daughter back home and it ignites a story about reconnecting with old loves and forming new relationships.

Lu Yuan (Sun Hong Lei) is a chef who dreams of running a Michelin-star restaurant in New York but he finds himself out of a job and working at a fast food chain in Vegas. A car accident changes his life and he returns to China guilt-ridden and disheartened over the death of his friend. He has three final wishes - to bring Da Peng's remains home, to see to it that Da Peng's underage daughter Peng Jia He (Guan Xiao Tong) is reunited with her mother and to end his life in peace. Much to his surprise, he comes face to face with his ex-girlfriend Gan Jing (Che Xiao) who is the last person that he wants to see, and it turns out that she is dating Jiang Hao Kun (David Wang) who is an old childhood friend of his. He also attracts the unwanted attention of an aspiring chef named Xiao Cai (Lay Zhang) and finds that Jiang Hao Kun's younger sister Jiang Lai (Jiang Shu Ying) has also barged into his life.

Fun Facts

  • It premiered May 31, 2016 as a daily drama that airs at primetime on Zhejiang TV and Jiangsu TV.
  • It marks EXO member Lay Zhang's first time acting in a Chinese drama.
  • It marks young actress Guan Xiatong's second collaboration with veteran actor Sun Hong Lei.
  • The screenplay took two years to perfect.
  • Screenwriter Li Xiao once read in a magazine that in the eyes of Chinese women, being a chef is the sexiest job for a man, which is why the creative team wanted to come up with a challenging and atypical story built around the premise.
  • It is Li Xiao's first project in the 'mister' series.

To Be A Better Man Sun Honglei Sun Honglei as Lu Yuan
To Be A Better Man Maggie Jiang Shuying Maggie Jiang Shuying as Jiang Lai
To Be A Better Man Che Xiao Che Xiao as Gan Jing
To Be A Better Man David Wang Yaoqing David Wang Yaoqing as Jiang Haokun
To Be A Better Man Gabrielle Guan Xiaotong Gabrielle Guan Xiaotong as Peng Jiahe
To Be A Better Man Lay Zhang Yixing Lay Zhang Yixing as Xiao Cai

Supporting Cast
  • Listen - Lu Yuan (路远) by Zhang Lei (张磊)
  • Listen - Wang Le Ta (忘了她) by Pa Er Ha Ti (帕尔哈提)
  • Listen - Hao Hao De (好好的) by Zeng Di (曾缔)
  • Song About Love by Dino Lee (李玉玺)
  • Grow by Dino Lee (李玉玺)
  • Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley
  • Listen - Mr.Right by Chun Yin Le (纯音乐)
  • Listen - Lu Yuan (路远) by Zhang Lei (张磊)

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