Seven Friends 七个朋友, this drama poses the question — What is a friend for you? Is it someone who eats or drinks with you? Or someone who chases your dreams with you?
The story is about seven youngsters coming from different backgrounds, with different identities, personalities, struggles and dreams and their intertwining fate as they experience hardships, heartaches, family problems and first loves.
Let me give a brief introduction of the characters.
Ze Qin Yong (Fu Xinbo), an honest yet impulsive guy of 24.He likes straight talk and doesn’t like beating around the bush.He acts first, think later.He may not be good in school but has integrity in character. He’s always there for his friends no matter the circumstance. He is good at cooking and dreams of studying at France Cordon Bleu College of Education and opening his own Michelin rated restaurant in the future.
Zheng Ya Bai (Chen Yi), Chen Yong’s high school classmate. The son of a CEO and successor to the family business. He has a brilliant mind, gifted and bold, yet cynical and can be over-confident. On the outside he displays an uncaring, egotistical and selfish person who only loves himself in order to conceal his inner insecurities. He wants to be his own man and is unhappy about being a successor.
Ren Dong Jie (Chen Jian Hong), an only child to a wealthy yet absentee parents. He has an eccentric personality and does not like to be in a crowd.He loves writing and relies on it for a living.He has a gentle personality and can be sentimental and shy. For him making virtual friends is easier than making one in the real world. he spends his time on the computer.
Xun Jian Ming (Tang Zhen Gang), not very good in school and a troublemaker. However he’s a smooth talker and believes that his eloquence will lead him to success even if he does not work hard. He can be unscrupulous and boastful. He dreams of becoming a millionaire and be surrounded with beautiful women.He competes with Ya Bai for Nana‘s heart.
Gu Jun Ye (Liu Xin),tomboyish, rebellious and cool.Loyal and true to her friends. She seems to be uninterested in men but has been holding a torch for A’Ze yet she dare not confess her true feelings. She wants to prove that women are as good as men.She shares a dream with A’Ze in studying at the prestigious French culinary school and hopes of becoming a restaurant manager in the future.
Qu Xing Tong (Ren Rong Xuan), innocent and kind-hearted. A’ze‘s friend and Ya Bai‘s high school classmate. She grew up in a simple home with only her mother raising her. She’s sometimes bullied by colleagues owing to her good-natured personality.She always sees the good things in people. However, she is hesitant in love because she does not want to cause rift among friends.
Fu Zhen Xi (Theresa Fu), beautiful, sexy and has always been popular with the boys.She thinks that boys are just ornaments and nothing can be more important than her sisterhood. She comes from a rich family with 3 equally pretty sisters and a gossipy mother. She seems to value money and status most yet wants true emotion.
It was aired in the mainland this summer and will be broadcast over CTV in Taiwan early next and in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand.