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 a Chinese interpretation of the Great Gadsby.
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 dramas in 2016.