[Thread] Ode to Joy 2 (2017)

One more day till the Ode to Joy 2 air! Updated with new trailers and press conference videos! My excitement is so high that I hope it won’t disappoint. 

For those that haven’t watch the first season yet you can watch it raw on Youtube (here) or with Eng sub on Viki (here)

Information: 

Title: Ode to Joy 2 (欢乐颂 第二季)

# of episodes: 52

Release date: May 11, 2017

Synopsis: The continuation of this simple story on 5 different women sharing the top floor of an apartment building as they each go through family, financial, relationship, and career related struggles. Some of the questions to be answered in the upcoming season: Who will Andy end up with? Will Fang Shengmei finally be happy? Will Qu Xiaoxiao and Zhao Qiping end up together? Will Qiu Yingying and Yi Qing be in a relationship? One thing is sure: these questions will be answered in season 2!

Cast

  • Liu Tao as An Di (31). Independent, meticulous and intelligent, she is a capable career woman. However, her cold temperament prevents her from socializing with others. An Di returns home from New York in order to search for her long-lost younger brother, and unexpectedly gets stuck between the affections of two men; her online friend Wei Wei and long-time boss Tan Zongming.
  • Jiang Xin as Fan Shengmei (30). A HR executive at a foreign company. Experienced, worldly and has a sense of justice, she is known as the Princess of the Streets (Alley Princess). She comes from a poor family and her only wish is to marry a rich man. After she reunites with her university classmate Wang Baichuan, Shengmei gets stuck in a dilemma.
  • Wang Ziwen as Qu Xiaoxiao (24). The daughter of a rich businessman, who moves back home from studying overseas to prevent her half-brother from taking over her father’s company. She is honest, sassy and fierce. When she meets the arrogant Zhao Qiping, sparks start to fly between them.
  • Yang Zi as Qiu Yingying (23). A regular employee who comes from a small city. She is straightforward and simple, shows her love and hate clearly, and often acts on impulse. Befuddled by things in life, she often gets herself in awkward situations.
  • Bridgette Qiao as Guan Ju’er (22). An intern at Forbes 500 Company. Coming from an academic family, she is quiet, introverted and gentle. As she enters the workplace and meets different people, Guan Guan starts to question her identity and aspirations.

Official Trailers:

Yay found a trailer that is Eng subbed. It was nice of Wangkai International to sub this trailer for people! =D

Stills:

Added April 13, 2017

Added March 20, 2017

Added Dec 29, 2016

Initial stills of the cast released Oct,2016

Themesongs:

Others:

Ode to Joy 2 first press conference with a lot of performances from the cast.

Ode to Joy 2 second press conference

Ode to Joy 2 press conference in Hangzhou. I thought it was the most funny and interesting one out of all the press conferences. The games were funny and the re-acting scenes were amazing!! Skip to 31 min – Wang Ziwen and Bridgette Qiao were amazing when they were acting opposites of each other and Liu Tao and Yang Shuo proposal scene! 

Andy introduction

Fan Sheng Mei introduction

Qu Xiao Xiao introduction

Guan Ju’er introduction

Qiu Ying Ying’s introduction

Filming started in September 2016 to January 8th, 2017

Added January 11, 2017: Filming ending celebration!!!

Silly pictures of the ladies having fun =D

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Credit (sina)

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26 thoughts on “[Thread] Ode to Joy 2 (2017)

  1. The girls seems to have so much fun, it’s nice to see!! And just like you, I can’t wait to watch it!! I really enjoyed the 1st season and OMG Bao Yi Fan looks so fine in the still!! He’s my crush of this show *3*

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    • ahahah! same. It’ll be fun to watch bao yi fan and andy together =D

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    • As much as I like how manly and charismatic Bao Yi Fan is, I’m crossing my fingers that she ends up with Jing Dong’s character in the end….he’s so good to her

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      • I was rooting for him in the beginning too but after all the messed up things happening to andi, I think BYF’s humor and personality can help her open up more. and them dimples! hahaha

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  2. I’m looking forward to this, because it’s a reflection of real life and not some storybook fairytale with one dimensional characters like your typical drama. You can find things to like or dislike about each of these girls, but it’s a fun ride to see them develop and grow. It’s more of a lessons on life type drama and makes you realize that everyone has a very biased perception of other people. It’s not common for people of such diverse backgrounds to become friends, and they don’t sugarcoat the friendship at all which makes it even more realistic. Even with the romantic relationships, it shows (hopefully more in season 2) that no matter what you go through to be together, you might not end up with a happily ever after, because no matter how much you love each other, there are still obstacles that love cannot conquer.

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    • Exactly how I feel! That’s why I like this drama so much! Even though these ladies somehow ended up together they did not immediately became friends and even when they did they still judge each other and misunderstand each other. I also like the fact that the first guy they met is not their man of destiny! (like so many dramas out there with their love at first sight theme…)

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  3. I need to watch the first season, it is on my list. But I still have a few dramas to finish.

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  4. Best modern drama of all time. It’s so realistic. Can’t wait for S2.

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  5. Where did I read that Guan Guan starts dating Qu Xiao Xiao’s sidekick? Was that just a guess?

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    • I don’t think so. I think she will end up with that guitar guy. I remembered at the press con they said something about her having a total makeover and that she will have a rocker kind of style for season 2. (and my guess is that she changed her style because of the guy?)

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  6. It looks so much like the first season, but also kind of different? 😛 Really excited to watch it ^^ Haven’t watched anything for such a long time 😦

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  7. Where can I find the trailer?

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  8. Lol, I just want tons of Wang Zi Wen / Wang Kai moments. 😛 And I want Andy to end up with Tan Zong Ming, I somehow don’t like the OTT Bao Yi Fan.

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  11. Will Zhao Qi Ping and Qu Xiao Xiao end up together in this season 2? Will they have a happy ending? I love them so much. Just watched 4episode of Season 2 but already love them so much ❤

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    • Hm…if I answer u then that would be spoiling…Hahah u will just have to watch till the end to find out. 😝
      But their relationship will have ups and downs and become more emotional than the physical attractions they have right now.

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