A World Of Difference

都市狂想

A World of Difference is an anthology series, which examines current social issues set in a local alternative present, in an imaginative, light hearted manner with a satirical tone. The story is standalone, with a common character who plays the role of an official in the various stories, example a tax officer, an examination official, a labour office clerk etc. He will be the one to explain rules or deliver results to the main protagonists. 《都市狂想》系列通过大胆设想的背景,富有奇幻色彩的故事,带出与社会相关的课题。各单元故事由不同演员主演,只有一位演员将在所有故事中出现,演绎负责不同工作的小公务员,例如税务官、考官等。

A World of Difference is an anthology series, which examines current social issues set in a local alternative present, in an imaginative, light hearted manner with a satirical tone. The story is standalone, with a common character who plays the role of an official in the various stories, example a tax officer, an examination official, a labour office clerk etc. He will be the one to explain rules or deliver results to the main protagonists. 《都市狂想》系列通过大胆设想的背景,富有奇幻色彩的故事,带出与社会相关的课题。各单元故事由不同演员主演,只有一位演员将在所有故事中出现,演绎负责不同工作的小公务员,例如税务官、考官等。

Ep 1 Marriage License
23 mins

Seeing how divorce rate is on a rise, the government has decided to implement marriage licensing. Before they were granted a license, one would have to pass tests to make sure they understood the responsibilities of marriage. Eason was a bachelor who disregarded marriage, but when he meets Claire, the woman of his dream, he realized that the only way to get his girl was to attain a license of the highest level. Confident at first...

Ep 1 Marriage License

Seeing how divorce rate is on a rise, the government has decided to implement marriage licensing. Before they were granted a license, one would have to pass tests to make sure they understood the responsibilities of marriage. Eason was a bachelor who disregarded marriage, but when he meets Claire, the woman of his dream, he realized that the only way to get his girl was to attain a license of the highest level. Confident at first...

Ep 2 Marriage License
23 mins

Eason gradually realized the therapist was Claire, and the two formed a deeper understanding towards one another. Eason raised a proposal which was rejected by Claire’s boss. During his journey to acquire the license, his feelings for Claire deepened, influencing his opinions about marriage. As a result, he revised his proposal and earned the likes of both Claire and her boss. Just when everything seemed to be going well for the two lovebirds...

Ep 2 Marriage License

Eason gradually realized the therapist was Claire, and the two formed a deeper understanding towards one another. Eason raised a proposal which was rejected by Claire’s boss. During his journey to acquire the license, his feelings for Claire deepened, influencing his opinions about marriage. As a result, he revised his proposal and earned the likes of both Claire and her boss. Just when everything seemed to be going well for the two lovebirds...

Ep 3 Time In Web
23 mins

The obsession with internet has gone out of control, thus the government decided to implement a curfew on internet usage. Each person could only use the internet for 28 hours per week, and only family members could give their time to one another. Once a successful financial analyst, Lu Ze has now been demoted to a human resource staff. This career failure has made him decide to give all his internet time to his wife Rui en and his son Lucas as..

Ep 3 Time In Web

The obsession with internet has gone out of control, thus the government decided to implement a curfew on internet usage. Each person could only use the internet for 28 hours per week, and only family members could give their time to one another. Once a successful financial analyst, Lu Ze has now been demoted to a human resource staff. This career failure has made him decide to give all his internet time to his wife Rui en and his son Lucas as..

Ep 4 Time In Web
23 mins

Lu Ze was pissed off with his son for hacking, but Lucas blamed his father instead for cutting down on their internet time. They had a huge argument, while Lucas’s illegal action caused the family to be banned off internet for a week. The internet drought caused Lucas and Rui En to exhibit strange symptoms. Rui En began to binge on sweet stuffs, while Lucas became violent in school. Lu Ze tried to handle the situation, teaching the family how...

Ep 4 Time In Web

Lu Ze was pissed off with his son for hacking, but Lucas blamed his father instead for cutting down on their internet time. They had a huge argument, while Lucas’s illegal action caused the family to be banned off internet for a week. The internet drought caused Lucas and Rui En to exhibit strange symptoms. Rui En began to binge on sweet stuffs, while Lucas became violent in school. Lu Ze tried to handle the situation, teaching the family how...

Ep 5 Homemaker
23 mins

There is a ban on foreign help, as a result the Ho family has to send their helper back to her own country. To manage the household, Jia Ying quitted her job as a police trainer. The stay home moms and dads went on an angry protest, complaining that their jobs were tougher now, without any leaves, pay or dignity. The government responded with a Homemaker position. Meanwhile the Ho family is in a fix, husband Jian Wen refused to do the chores...

Ep 5 Homemaker

There is a ban on foreign help, as a result the Ho family has to send their helper back to her own country. To manage the household, Jia Ying quitted her job as a police trainer. The stay home moms and dads went on an angry protest, complaining that their jobs were tougher now, without any leaves, pay or dignity. The government responded with a Homemaker position. Meanwhile the Ho family is in a fix, husband Jian Wen refused to do the chores...

Ep 6 Homemaker
23 mins

After becoming a certified Homemaker, Jia Ying’s culinary skills improved, her temper was better controlled and the chores were well managed. Jian Wen and the kids were more than elated. But when she asked for her pay from Jian Wen, he was shocked to see that it cost so much higher than hiring a maid. To prove her worth, Jia Ying played a video of herself working hard for the family, and that made Jian Wen realize the sacrifices she has made...

Ep 6 Homemaker

After becoming a certified Homemaker, Jia Ying’s culinary skills improved, her temper was better controlled and the chores were well managed. Jian Wen and the kids were more than elated. But when she asked for her pay from Jian Wen, he was shocked to see that it cost so much higher than hiring a maid. To prove her worth, Jia Ying played a video of herself working hard for the family, and that made Jian Wen realize the sacrifices she has made...

Ep 7 Single Tax
23 mins

Manicurist Wu Xin Yi is turning 35 soon, it is time to pay tax for being a single lady! Xin Yi thought she has nothing to worry about since she has no assets, so the tax must be low. But little did she expect to win a lottery ticket of 500 grand, if she does not get married before 35, she would have to pay 100 grand worth of tax. Xin Yi intends to use the money for skin implant due to her burns from an accident, and also to save her dying...

Ep 7 Single Tax

Manicurist Wu Xin Yi is turning 35 soon, it is time to pay tax for being a single lady! Xin Yi thought she has nothing to worry about since she has no assets, so the tax must be low. But little did she expect to win a lottery ticket of 500 grand, if she does not get married before 35, she would have to pay 100 grand worth of tax. Xin Yi intends to use the money for skin implant due to her burns from an accident, and also to save her dying...

Ep 8 Single Tax
23 mins

Xin Yi tried to convince herself to marry Hao Ming, but her childhood friend Hao Xiang persuaded her to marry him instead. Turns out Hao Xiang was responsible for Xin Yi’s accident, thus causing her scars. But Xin Yi thought he was doing this out of guilt and refused to marry him. She sought out matchmaking services but it was a lost cause. Failing to find a suitable man, the matchmaking agency finally recommended her an untried DNA matchmaking..

Ep 8 Single Tax

Xin Yi tried to convince herself to marry Hao Ming, but her childhood friend Hao Xiang persuaded her to marry him instead. Turns out Hao Xiang was responsible for Xin Yi’s accident, thus causing her scars. But Xin Yi thought he was doing this out of guilt and refused to marry him. She sought out matchmaking services but it was a lost cause. Failing to find a suitable man, the matchmaking agency finally recommended her an untried DNA matchmaking..

Ep 9 Choosing Parent
23 mins

The government allows youths between 16 to 18, to change their parents. Qualified parents may register as candidates. Yi Xuan’s mother died when she was 4, her father remarried two years later. Her stepmom An Ru moved into the Fong family with her son Weibo. Yi Xuan hated her father for marrying someone else shortly after her mother’s death, she thinks An Ru is a hypocrite and Weibo is a bully. Thus when she reached 16, Yi Xuan promptly decided..

Ep 9 Choosing Parent

The government allows youths between 16 to 18, to change their parents. Qualified parents may register as candidates. Yi Xuan’s mother died when she was 4, her father remarried two years later. Her stepmom An Ru moved into the Fong family with her son Weibo. Yi Xuan hated her father for marrying someone else shortly after her mother’s death, she thinks An Ru is a hypocrite and Weibo is a bully. Thus when she reached 16, Yi Xuan promptly decided..

Ep 10 Choosing Parent
23 mins

The two girls discovered Yi Xuan’s parents were candidates at the centre too. Jiajia felt that her parents were much better than her own, pissing Yi Xuan off with this remark. When they encountered Weibo performing at the centre, Jiajia once again commented that he treated Yi Xuan really well. Yi Xuan gradually thought back to the time she has shared with them, and started to waver. As she reads up on the candidate’s profile, Yi Xuan finally...

Ep 10 Choosing Parent

The two girls discovered Yi Xuan’s parents were candidates at the centre too. Jiajia felt that her parents were much better than her own, pissing Yi Xuan off with this remark. When they encountered Weibo performing at the centre, Jiajia once again commented that he treated Yi Xuan really well. Yi Xuan gradually thought back to the time she has shared with them, and started to waver. As she reads up on the candidate’s profile, Yi Xuan finally...

Ep 11 Certificate of Childbearing
23 mins

35 years ago, a medical breakthrough which created genetic modifying and artificial womb significantly increased childbirth rate. The first artificial womb gave birth to Yun Ting, her perfect DNA put her under the media’s spotlight. Though outstanding in every way, she chose to marry an ordinary man Pan Guo Sheng. Guo Sheng is mild and gentle, tending to Yun Ting’s every needs. When the artificial womb failed to meet its overwhelming demands...

Ep 11 Certificate of Childbearing

35 years ago, a medical breakthrough which created genetic modifying and artificial womb significantly increased childbirth rate. The first artificial womb gave birth to Yun Ting, her perfect DNA put her under the media’s spotlight. Though outstanding in every way, she chose to marry an ordinary man Pan Guo Sheng. Guo Sheng is mild and gentle, tending to Yun Ting’s every needs. When the artificial womb failed to meet its overwhelming demands...

Ep 12 Certificate of Childbearing
23 mins

Yun Ting was careless with the birth control measures and became pregnant. Guo Sheng is elated to become a dad, but Yun Ting told him she did not want the kid. Afraid that she would have a hard time during pregnancy, Guo Sheng reluctantly agreed to abortion. Guo Sheng got into a conflict with his subordinate, resulting in a fight that lost him the chance at owning a certificate. Therefore Yun Ting has no choice but to have the baby. As she felt..

Ep 12 Certificate of Childbearing

Yun Ting was careless with the birth control measures and became pregnant. Guo Sheng is elated to become a dad, but Yun Ting told him she did not want the kid. Afraid that she would have a hard time during pregnancy, Guo Sheng reluctantly agreed to abortion. Guo Sheng got into a conflict with his subordinate, resulting in a fight that lost him the chance at owning a certificate. Therefore Yun Ting has no choice but to have the baby. As she felt..

Ep 13 Certificate of Childbearing (Finale)
23 mins

Yun Ting woke up, scared that she has lost the baby, but luckily the doctor told her she was just anemic. Still worried, Yun Ting tried to find a gynecologist, but a doctor with such expertise is hard to locate in today’s world. Only the area where people with significantly lower quality of life still required such doctor. The couple has no choice but to visit that area and realized it was a totally different world from where they lived...

Ep 13 Certificate of Childbearing (Finale)

Yun Ting woke up, scared that she has lost the baby, but luckily the doctor told her she was just anemic. Still worried, Yun Ting tried to find a gynecologist, but a doctor with such expertise is hard to locate in today’s world. Only the area where people with significantly lower quality of life still required such doctor. The couple has no choice but to visit that area and realized it was a totally different world from where they lived...

Additional Information

A World Of Difference
Released2019
Genrescomedy, drama
Seasons1
Parental guidance advised for children below the age of 13