Lu Xiang Bei, was a happy child in a wealthy family, however, his life change suddenly at the age of eight and was left with a broken family. At his grandfather's order, he planned his revenge by entering the company of his enemy, and meet his enemy's daughter, Tong Yi Nia to reclaim what belongs to the Lu family. However he started to fall for Yi Nian who is just like sunshine and he is eager for the warmth. But he can never let go of his hatred and the need to seek the truth of the tragic lost of his mother.
Runtime: 55 minutes
Road to the North - Road to the North Pole - Netflix
“Road to the North Pole” is the seventh episode of the ninth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. Directed by Greg Colton and co-written by Chris Sheridan and Danny Smith, the episode originally aired on Fox in the United States on December 12, 2010. In “Road to the North Pole”, Stewie and Brian go on an adventure to the North Pole so that Stewie can kill Santa Claus. They discover a dreary, polluting factory full of disease-ridden elves and carnivorous, feral reindeer, along with a sickly, exhausted and suicidal Santa. Stewie and Brian take pity on him and decide to fulfill Christmas by delivering gifts to the entire globe, albeit unsuccessfully. The “Road to” episodes which have aired throughout various seasons of Family Guy were inspired by the Road to... comedy films starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, though this episode was not originally conceived as a “Road to” show. The episode is the second Family Guy Christmas special after the season three episode, “A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas”, also written by Danny Smith. It was first announced at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International. Critical responses to the episode were mostly positive; critics praised its storyline and its numerous cultural references, although it also received criticism from the Parents Television Council. According to Nielsen ratings, it was viewed in 8.03 million homes during its original airing in the United States. The episode featured guest performances by Drew Barrymore, H. Jon Benjamin, David Boreanaz, Carrie Fisher, and Karley Scott Collins, along with several recurring guest voice actors for the series. It is narrated by Ron MacFarlane, Seth MacFarlane's father. It was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation. It later won for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation. The song “Christmastime Is Killing Us” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
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“Road to the North Pole” was broadcast on December 12, 2010, as a part of an animated television night on Fox, and was preceded by The Simpsons, and followed by Family Guy creator and executive producer Seth MacFarlane's second show, American Dad!. It was watched by 8.03 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings, despite airing simultaneously with the Desperate Housewives on ABC, The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss on CBS and Sunday Night Football on NBC. The episode also acquired a 3.9 rating in the 18–49 demographic, beating American Dad! and The Simpsons in addition to significantly edging out both shows in total viewership. The episode's ratings increased significantly from the previous week's episode. This episode received generally positive response from critics. Todd VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club gave “Road to the North Pole” a positive review, stating that it is “a satisfying episode of Family Guy all around, filled with funny gags and nice moments.” He especially praised the musical segments, and the portrayal of the North Pole, writing that “the way the episode kept piling more and more ridiculous horrors on top of each other kept the whole thing funny.” He rated the episode an “A-”. Jason Hughes of TV Squad also praised the songs and the depiction of Santa's factory, though he found the delivery of the episode's message “heavy-handed.” Kate Moon of TV Fanatic gave the episode 3.6 out of 5 stars. She said, “I had mixed feelings about this one, despite its clever moments and hopeful ending. While I normally have no problems about Family Guy's shocking or offensive themes, I felt bit disconcerted about the direction of this Christmas episode.” She went on to say, “Perhaps it was the way that the series stomped on something as innocent as Santa and his elves and twisted them all around. Or perhaps it was the cannibalistic reindeer. Whatever the specific reason, the irreverent nature of Family Guy seemed just a little too graphic for me this time around.” Tom Eames of entertainment website Digital Spy placed the episode at number twelve on his listing of the best Family Guy episodes in order of “yukyukyuks” and described the episode as “Christmas comedy gold”, praising the 'Christmastime is Killing Us' song and Boreanaz's cameo. The Parents Television Council, a conservative campaigning critic of Seth MacFarlane works, named Family Guy its “Worst TV Show of the Week” for “Road to the North Pole” for the week ending on December 17, 2010. It got this rating due to sexual content and excessive violent scenes including the scene in which Stewie beats a man to death with a baseball bat, and the scenes featuring Seth MacFarlane's father, Ron, while also stating, “Forget naughty or nice. This show was simply nauseating.” Robin Pierson of The TV Critic gave “Road to the North Pole” a 47 out of a possible 100, said “A little more interesting plot wise than the usual fare but otherwise just as gruesome”. He especially disliked the portrayal of Santa and his elves and the violence. The episode was also nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for song “Christmastime Is Killing Us”, written by Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane, and Danny Smith) and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation. It won for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation. The series was successfully nominated in 2009, but failed to merit an award. Mark Hentemann, executive producer and showrunner of Family Guy said of the nominating process, “We had internal discussions in the writers' room, and it seemed like we were much more akin to the other primetime comedies than we were to children's shows in animation. We assumed we would not get anywhere, and so it was a great surprise when we got the nomination.” “Christmastime Is Killing Us” was nominated for Best Song Written for a Visual Media at the 54th Grammy Awards.
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