Drama

Half a Lifelong Romance (2020) 情深缘起

Half a Lifelong Romance (2020)
Other Title: 情深缘起, 情深缘起, Affair of a Lifetime , Eighteen Springs , Qing Shen Yuan Qi , Ban Sheng Yuan , 半生缘

Genres: drama, Historical, Romance, Life, Family, Melodrama, Tragedy
Episodes: 
48
Country: 
China
Director:
 Yang Ya Zhou, Yang Bo
Writer: 
Liu Mi Ying
Network: 
Tencent Video, iQiyi, Youku, iQiyi
Release Date: 
Nov 20, 2020 – Dec 21, 2020
Related Show:
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Eileen Chang.

Cast:

  • Jiang Xin as Gu Manzhen
  • Carina Lau as Gu Manlu
  • Joe Cheng as Shen Shijun
  • Guo Xiao Dong as Zhu Hongcai
  • Zou Ting Wei as Xu Shuhui
  • Dong Yue as Shi Cuizhi
  • Liu Wei as Shi Jingxuan
  • Wu Mian as Mrs. Gu
  • Wu Yu Fang as Mrs. Shi
  • Liu Yuan as Granny Gu
  • Qin Yan as Shen Xiaotong
  • Cong Shan as Mrs. Shen
  • Tian Min as Mei Feng
  • Ren Shan as Zhang Yujin
  • Gao Ye as Fei Na
  • Wang Yi as A Bao
  • Lou Ming Sen as Fang Yipeng
  • Zhong Kai as Police Officer Hu
  • Tian Shuang as Du Wanyi
  • Lin Nan as Madame Fang
  • Hu Tian Xing Zi as Qian Ru
  • Liao Zhen Hao as Xiao Jian
  • Jin Xu Hang as Qiu Sheng

Synopsis:
Set in Republican-era Shanghai, Gu Man Zhen works as an assistant in a factory, while Gu Man Lu works at a nightclub to support the family. Gu Man Zhen falls in love with the wealthy Shen Shi Jun, a young engineer who happens to be engaged. Gu Man Lu marries the lustful Zhu Hong Cai, though is unable to prevent him from hankering after her younger sister. Gu Man Zhen and Shen Shi Jun meet again a decade later when both are married and try not to let societal expectations ruin their prospects for happiness.


In old Shanghai in the 1930s, Gu’s family fell in love. Gu Manzhen came to a factory as a clerk, admired each other with his colleague Shen Shijun, and gradually fell in love with each other while helping each other. Sister Gu Manlu became a socialite for her family, and the family struggled to survive in Shanghai. The Shen family hopes that Shen Shijun can combine with Shi Cuizhi, the eldest of the Shi family, but Cuizhi falls in love with his friend Xu Shuhui by accident. Man Lu married Zhu Hongcai, a scheming scheming man. He originally thought that she would be able to wash out Qianghua as a woman.

Unexpectedly, her husband still coveted Manzhen’s purity, and he did not hesitate to deal with Manzhen. Manlu was unable to recover from the tragedy, and eventually ended up with a grievance. Many years later, Manzhen and the world have met again, as if a world away, Manzhen has become a mother and married Zhu Hongcai. Shi Jun also married his fellow Cuizhi. Shi Jun desperately rescued Manzhen in the dire straits. With Shi Jun’s encouragement, Manzhen walked out of the darkness of life and faced the light with courage and perseverance.

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