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Big Times on the Small Screen

  There is a line in “Human World” to describe marriage and family: The most important thing is the years together. It is also appropriate to explain the relationship between literary and artistic works and the masses of the people.
  As one of the art forms closest to public life, TV dramas are not only daily entertainment, but also a mirror that reflects social style and historical changes—seeing the big era through the small screen. At the just-concluded 33rd China TV Drama “Flying Awards” award ceremony, the award ceremony was impressive: each list of winners was taken out of the red mailbox, and the letter was sent by the literary and art workers, and the letter was received by the audience , the letter is full of colorful Chinese stories.
  From “An Jia” focusing on the house to “Installing the Stage” showing the spirit of grassroots craftsmen, the story has a hot atmosphere of fireworks; from “Mountain and Sea Love” with the theme of poverty alleviation to “Dajiang Dahe 2” about reform and opening up, there are times in the story The joys and sorrows under the tide; from the turbulent “Awakening Age” to the “Meritorious Service” praising the role models of the Republic, the story also contains a life of great love for the country and the people…
  As an official “government award”, the “Flying Award” has been established For 42 years, in the first session in 1981, there were only a hundred episodes of participating dramas, but now it has exceeded ten thousand episodes. Every radiant and classic picture constitutes the memory of the Chinese people. For the first time, the era of reform and opening up that has just begun has brought rich creative materials to directors and screenwriters. Works such as “Little Things”, “Girlfriend” and “There Is a Youth” have set their sights on small people, showing the turning point. Chinese society. In 1991, at the 11th “Flying Awards”, “Desire” was sold out and became a template for Chinese life dramas – that was also the era when Chinese TV began to be fully popularized. In the 1990s, there were some special TV dramas, such as “The Flower Girl”, the best dubbed film of the 13th “Flying Awards”. Today it is hard to imagine a dubbed film winning the TV drama’s annual award, but at that time, it was through these works that Chinese people learned about the world, and China also stepped forward to the world with an open attitude.
  In the new century, we have seen more keywords of the new era in the list of “Flying Awards”. “The Happy Life of Poor Zhang Damin” talks about optimism, “Golden Wedding” talks about love, and “A Family in Wenzhou” It talks about hard work, and “The Mekong River Case” talks about death even if it is far away… It can be said that Chinese TV dramas have never been absent from the trivial matters of life such as tea and rice, to the unswerving ideals of life of the Chinese people.
  Today, Chinese TV dramas have reached new historical heights in genre selection, creative techniques, and marketing methods. Costume dramas show the beauty of traditional Chinese culture to the world. Urban dramas record the joys, sorrows, joys and struggles of contemporary youth. The main theme has completed the double reform of commercialization and artistry, making the “post-00s” of the new era fall in love with the century-old “after 00” before. Nowadays, when it comes to Chinese TV dramas, the most talked about is to be down-to-earth and humane, and the audience’s ever-growing cultural needs and aesthetic standards have also put forward new requirements for all literary and artistic creators.
  Just as General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized: “There are a hundred or a thousand methods of literary and artistic creation, but the most fundamental method is to take root in the people.” Resonating at the same frequency as life is easier said than done. If you have not lived and observed life seriously, it is impossible to create film and television works that empathize with the audience. The nominated works and award-winning works on the “Fei Tian Award” are the results of the industry’s efforts to broaden the boundaries of themes and genres of Chinese dramas, and they are also the spurs for every practitioner-based on the land of China, and the most important thing is to tell Chinese stories well. “There are people in my heart”.