Posted by Grace Feng on March 18, 2012
“新结婚时代 xīn jiéhūn shídài (New Era of Marriage)” is a TV episode based on the book of the same name by a famous women writer “王海鸰 wáng hǎi líng“. It talks about how big impact the difference between two marriage families could do to the marrying couple in today’s China. The difference is defined between a family from the country side and a family from the big city.
Yes, in China, marriage is not just about the two lovers. As a matter of fact, it’s more about the two families. In fact, this TV episode somewhat reminds me of “My Big Fat Greek wedding” that I watched sometime ago. Well in that movie, despite of all the difference between the two sides of families, the two lovers are happily together. However in this TV episode, the two couples experienced more struggles and battles, though it finished with a happy ending.
For the first episode, please pay attention to the talk between the couple 小西 xiǎo xī and 建国 jiàn guó when they found out 小西 was pregnant and went out together for dinner. They had a quite interesting discussion on the gender of their future baby. 建国 was initially preferred a boy like most Chinese male would do. Then 小西 started to question a girl might be good too. Then they kept the topic going while walking through the street and then sitting on a cab home. Let me know how much you understand it and how much you don’t in the comment area.
There are 26 episodes in total for 新结婚时代. I will post them one after another.
Category: Chinese movies and TV
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