The Great Expectations 远大前程 is a 40-episode Chinese TV series starring Chen Si Cheng, Yuan Hong, Tong Liya and Amber Kuo. With a title like that, can I expect nothing short of greatness?
I tried reading the premise but it doesn't exactly impress. Nevertheless, the ensemble cast looks like they mean business fully clad in a scene that seems to 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 plays opposite Yuan Hong instead.
Rate your favorite Chinese historical drama in 2016.