The original Chinese hit drama, Ode to Joy (欢乐颂), is coming to DramaFever! Season 1 of the drama traces the beginning of the unique circle of friends and how the five modern women from very different backgrounds will face challenges in life and love. The drama stars Liu Tao (Nirvana in Fire), as well as Wang Zi Wen and Wang Kai from When a Snail Falls in Love.


The series is about five women whose lives in Shanghai intersect unexpectedly on the 22nd floor of an apartment building called "Ode to Joy." Circumstances, and perhaps fate, intervene and allow these women from disparate backgrounds to become friends that would help one another solve problems, learn from mistakes, and find the strength to fulfill dreams.

Andy (Liu Tao) is a well-educated financial whiz who is the new top executive at a Shanghai investment firm. She returns from the United States, where she grew up as an adoptee, to search for her long-lost brother. Fan Sheng Mei (Jiang Xin) is a mid-level professional who has worked in Shanghai for many years. She aspires to find a husband who can provide financial security while her own savings are depleted by her parents and good-for-nothing brother. She is only able to afford living in the high-rise apartment by sharing it with two young women, Qiu Ying Ying (Yang Zi) and Guan Ju Er (Qia Xin), who have their own separate goals and challenges. Qu Xiao Xiao (Wang Zi Wen) is a rich girl with a fierce personality. She is street smart and is competing with her stepbrother to inherit her feather's wealth. In the meantime, she is attracted to the handsome but seemingly unapproachable Dr. Zhao Qi Ping (Wang Kai).

Joining the leading cast of characters are: Qi Dian (Zhu Feng), Tan Zong Ming (Jin Dong), Wang Bai Chuan (Zhang Lu), Ying Qin (Wu Haochen), Yao Bin (Zhang Xiaqian), Shi Yun Peng (Guo Xiaoran), Xiao Ming (Shi Yunpeng), and Bao Yi Fan (Yang Shuo).

Ode to Joy is the wildly popular modern romantic drama based on a novel by Ah Nai. Directed by Kong Sheng (Nirvana in Fire), the series became the most popular contemporary drama in China. Ode to Joy’s original broadcast period was from April 18, 2016 to May 10, 2016, with the second season Ode to Joy 2 broadcasting from May 11, 2017 to June 10, 2017.


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The entire series of Ode to Joy will be available on DramaFever on July 27.  Add it to your queue now!

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Ode to Joy - 欢乐颂

Starring Liu Tao and Jiang Xin

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If you've never watched Ode to Joy or have only watched its sequel Ode to Joy 2, the original season 1 is a must watch.

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