Set against the backdrop of massive economic growth in the 1990s, it follows A Bao, a self-made millionaire and his journey from being a young opportunist with a troubled past to accumulating dazzling wealth in the city of Shanghai. It also follows his entanglement with four women who represent the pursuits of his life: adventure, honour, love and innocence. (Source: Screen Daily) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Fan Hua" (繁花) by Jin Yu Cheng (金宇澄). Edit Translation
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Where to Watch Blossoms Shanghai
Cast & Credits
A ClassicThis series will be a classic in future, with its cinematography, story line, strong acting and musical arrangement.
The first few episodes were slow to develop. But, once it gets to episode 5 or so, it gets exciting with Hu Ge using his wits to turn the tables and defeat his opponents. Hu Ge's role is literally Mei Chang Su in a Western suit in 1990s in Shanghai. Bao Zhong is as intelligent and scheming as Mei Chang Su, with the added advantage that he plays a charming lady's man in perfect health that oozes sex appeal.
What I enjoyed about this show was that the characters are not one dimensional. I don't think I have watched a drama where I hoped all 3 of the FLs would attain the happiness that they so deserve. Even the "villains" had some positive quality that made you want to root for them, be it Wei Zhong, Qiang Zhong or Lu Mei Lin; which is the reality of life, that no one is truly all good or all bad.
The music (they must have paid a lot for royalties) added to the mood and I hope some fan can compile all the music scenes into one video.
Go watch this show!
Unsatisfied endingThe cut from 40 episodes to 30 episodes is too harsh on the story. You get the sense of incomplete story.
I have difficulty in understanding the China Stock market/regulation procedure. I loved the beginning of the story where he went from poor to Millionaire.
I take off two stars because the ending sucks.
The Main Lead has a sad lonely ending. He went from Millionaire to ordinary poor guy. His four female friends all leave him.
1st first true girlfriend leave him to married some guy in Hong Kong. Miss Ling (restaurant owner) leave him because of Miss Wang trouble with government bribe policy. Miss Wang leave him and start a new business because he does not show up during that critical day. There is no love confession from the ML. The rumor of ML and the new LI LI is one the of reason for their breakup. I truly hope that Miss Wang and ML will have a happy ending. Miss LI LI leave him because she already planned to leave Shanghai in two years. Miss Li Li has a sad ending too.