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When Tang Chen's career was booming, he had to declare bankruptcy when he was "sold out" by his girlfriend Shuo Bing. But soon he withdrew from the swamp of failure and actively devoted himself to a second venture. Sha Zhou, a good friend for many years, has an excellent writing style, but he has always been a depressed little reporter. With the persuasion of Tang Chen and the support of his wife, he was the first to join the entrepreneurial team. According to the division of labor within the team, Tang Chen and Sha Zhou worked together to find Hou Zhi, Zhu Ran, and Bai Ying, and set up a gray whale public relations company. Tang Chen used his industry acumen for many years to actively search for customers, lead his partners to overcome difficulties, help pig feed magnate Xie Liqiang to build a public image, push the furious divine comedy, and win Feida's public relations contract. However, in a confrontation with a competing company, Tang Chen discovered an unknown secret between Shuo Bing and Ye Shou Ru. With the concern of another identity, Tang Chen and Shuo Bing fell in love and killed each other, and after a few games, they finally understood Shuo Bing's seemingly ruthless choice. In the end, the two teamed up to punish Ye Shou Ru, the culprit who caused Shuo Bing's father to commit suicide, and got back together. Every member of Grey Whale PR also realized their own value. (Source: WeTV) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 39
  • Aired: Jan 1, 2023 - Jan 19, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: BTV, iQiyi, JSTV, Tencent Video,
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 52 users)
  • Ranked: #76454
  • Popularity: #13414
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 9.0

smartly written with excellent performances

The trailer looked smart & interesting so I gave this drama a try, and wow, what a surprisingly good show it turned out to be. It's funny, poignant, and carefully examines human relationships with a sensitivity rarely reached by any show these days.

Shuo Bing & Tang Chen are both workaholics in competing high profile public relations firms in Hangzhou. They're also a couple engaged to each other, until they ask the impossible of each other when it comes time to consider marriage. Then comes a stunning betrayal.

Tang Chen is a 40 year old CEO of a PR firm he built from scratch, and one who desperately wants his world to be perfectly tuned to his own drum beat. His workaholism drives him to neglect his fiancee's needs to his detriment, forcing her to choose between marriage and career. Shuo Bing, in her 30's, is a mid level manager who makes the difficult choice between being ruthless enough to ruin a competing business (ie Tang Chen's) for a massive promotion, or settling for a domestic life she can't support. Later it's revealed that Shuo Bing's calm & cold demeanor hides a crushing & turbulent storm underneath, to which Tang Chen is completely oblivious.

The ensuing aftermath of that decision only serves to showcase Tang Chen's mastery of psychological manipulation in PR as he rebuilds his career. It's a fascinating look at his method: taking the time to find out about a person, where they have been in their lives and thus guiding their trajectory toward the success they seek. And not only does he bring out the best in his clients, he applies the same sensitivity & skills in bringing out the best in each member of his new team. References to Journey to the West are frequent and such that even the founding members of this team are named Tang, Sha, & Zhu, supporting each other and persevering "in spite of the strong wind" bringing more & more powerful demons against them.

Imbedded within this cut-throat competition of the PR world are case studies of 3 couples deeply in conflict. Tang Chen uses his empathic skill to guide his core team members through their personal issues, while taking lessons from his own parents in realizing what success & relationships truly mean to him, & that all of his skills are for naught if he didn't apply them to his own fiancee. The road of examination leaves almost no stone unturned as everyone eventually finds an endpoint they can be satified with.

What a difference mature, experienced, & talented actors make. Jin Dong and Song Jia play their characters with such a deep understanding of two people walking a razor thin line, navigating horrendous forces that turned them into professional rivals, while trying to find a way to hold each other in their hearts. The ensemble cast is excellent. Wang Yu Wen has been in modern lead roles, but here I feel she is in a more suitable role which actually shows her talent better. Oddly, Zhou MaiJie is not credited on MDL for his role, Hou Zhi, a major character. He's credited on IMDB, but there's no info on ZMJ at all.

At any rate, this is a gem of a show: well acted, smartly written, funny, poignant, and which I'm glad to have come across.

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  • Drama: In Spite of the Strong Wind
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 39
  • Aired: Jan 1, 2023 - Jan 19, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: BTV, iQiyi, JSTV, Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 52 users)
  • Ranked: #76454
  • Popularity: #13414
  • Watchers: 400

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