TV Series: Brave Heart
“Brave Heart” is a 76-episode large-scale wartime legendary drama by Guo Jingyu and Bai Shan as the general director It is also directed by Liu Ye, and stars Yang Zhigang, Yu Yi, Zhang Shaohua, and Du Ruoxi.
The drama premiered on Shandong TV, Beijing TV, Tianjin TV, and Jiangsu TV on August 2014. It was broadcasted simultaneously on iQiyi, Sohu Video, and Tencent. On November 2014, it was broadcast the second round on CCTV ’s domestic channel.
“Brave Heart” has a softer side compared to other Guo Jingyu’s films. In this series, the two “brothers” stumbles from the juvenile stage to become the pillars of society.
Huo Xiaolin (Yang Zhigang) offends security commander Zhao Jinhu (Shen Junyi) and escapes from Xiyang, a province in China. Zhao Jinhu dresses up as a bandit and kills Huo Xiaolin’s family. Huo Xiaolin pays homage to Xi Wu as a teacher, and assassinates Zhao Jinhu with the cooperation of Mei Mei (Duo Ruoxi). Huo Xiaolin and Mei Mei are affectionate but cannot escape together. Huo Xiaolin braves rivers and lakes and becomes a gangster in Hankou who could kill anyone at any time in order to survive. Lady Mei appears like a phantom and disappears in a dream. Only when Huo Xiaolin encounters difficulties can he discover the existence of Lady Mei. After meeting the Communist Han Qinren (Jiang Tao), Huo Xiaolin finally realizes that he has gone astray, and he decides to leave Hankou with his family to return to his hometown of Rehe. In 1933, the Anti-Japanese War breaks out in Rehe, Huo Xiaolin cannot bear to watch the Chinese land tragically trampled by the invaders’ iron hoofs, and sets up the Rehe Volunteer Army, which is famous in the world. Han Qinren and Mei Mei both come to Rehe to support the Anti-Japanese Volunteers in various forms. The Japanese invaders specially transfers troops from Tokyo to deal with Huo Xiaolin, whom they could never defeat.
In order to let the world know there is someone who will also be there to defend the nation from the invaders, Huo Xiaolin leaves his wife and son and decides to sacrifice one’s life for one’s country.
Since its launch on August 2014, Brave Hearts has hit records. According to CCTV ’s CSM50 City Provincial Satellite TV Golden Theater TV show rankings, the play has been broadcast from August 21 to September 17 and has won the 18th viewing championship. “Brave Heart” has become the longest TV show on all broadcast platforms. “Brave Heart” has been achieving the championship position in all 4 Satellite TV. This show has received 2014 BTV Gold Award and 2015 iQiyi Scream Night Drama Awards.