The Great Expectations 远大前程 is a 56-episode Chinese TV series starring Chen Si Cheng (China Rescue and Salvage), Yuan Hong (Rise of the Phoenixes), Tong Liya (Nirvana in Fire 2) and Amber Kuo (The One). With big words like that, can I expect nothing short of greatness?
I checked out the synopsis which seems to be about the common man’s struggle in a city dominated by power. There are unions, revolutionaries and a fair amount of politicking involved. It’s not exactly the kind of genre for me, but the ensemble cast looks snazzy in a scene that could have been taken from The Great Gatsby, if it were Chinese.
Chen Si Cheng not only takes on the leading role but he is also heavily involved in production and screenplay. I half-expected him to play opposite his wife Tong Liya but they switched it up so that she is pared with Yuan Hong’s character instead.
Release Date: April 1, 2018 Hunan TV
Rate your favorite Chinese historical dramas in 2018.