Star of Ocean (2021) Review


“Star of Ocean” tells the inspiring story of a small-town orphan girl, Jian Ai, who grew up through a childhood change and fled her hometown to Guangzhou due to a misunderstanding, and worked her way up from a pantry girl to the chairman of a multinational group by virtue of her unremitting struggle and riding on the growing trend of China’s foreign trade.

In the finalized group poster released yesterday (October 27), Jian Ai (Liu Tao) looks calmly ahead in a simple white dress, showing the serenity and generosity after the storm. All the characters stand on the surface of the sea and the canvas behind them flutters, foreshadowing the ups and downs of the story of “Star of Ocean”.

 In the trailer released together with the finalized group version, the female lead Jian Ai experienced many dangerous moments such as being lured by her aunt and sexual harassment in the workplace. And the main male Lin Heng Zhi and Jian Ai’s feelings, but also gradually from mutual admiration into a sadistic entanglement. How will this love story end up and what kind of exciting plot will be brought by the subsequent characters, which is highly anticipated.

In “Star of Ocean”, Liu Tao takes on the persona of Jian Ai, who cannot get out of the shadow of her childhood and cannot realize her dream of college because of her family’s poverty. Although encountered all kinds of hardships in life, but Jian Ai with the excellent quality of hard work and self-improvement from the noodle shop waiter, tea girl, all the way to continue to learn, in Liang Bing learned how to do with the order clerk, in the manager of the old high inspiration gradually found his dream – through foreign trade to change the world, and finally establish China’s own national women’s clothing brand. From the bottom of the tea girl into the boss of the multinational group, Jian Ai’s workplace “fight to upgrade” will certainly make the audience enjoy it.

In the early ’90s, Jian Ai, an orphan girl, came to Guangzhou to work as a waitress in a restaurant and as a waitress in a foreign trade company, but with her intelligence, kindness, and fighting spirit, she grew up to be an outstanding foreign trade order taker and business manager.

After experiencing the financial turmoil in Southeast Asia in 1998 and the financial crisis in 2008, relying on the achievements of reform and opening up in mainland China and the growing trend of China’s foreign trade, Jian Ai returned to her hometown to start her own business and create a national brand, eventually growing into the boss of a multinational group.

On the way to growth, Jian Ai was also confused, but finally, with her own struggle, she achieved career success. And in the search for their own life values, Jane Ai and Lin Heng Zhi’s feelings, also after experiencing the storm, from the initial strong man and weak woman to an equal share, and become the ultimate life partner!

Jian Ai, the main character in “Star of Ocean”, does not have a proud educational background or connections that she can rely on, but in the face of the hardships of life and the struggles in the workplace, she starts from scratch and always maintains her valuable character of not admitting defeat and daring to fight. As a friend, Jian Ai valued love and loyalty, know how to cherish gratitude; as a colleague, in the face of competitors, Jian Ai sincere tolerance to win with strength; as an entrepreneur, she strives for excellence and courage to take responsibility for the achievement of national women’s clothing brand.


  • Drama: Star of Ocean
  • Native Title: 星辰大海
  • Also Known As: Xing Chen Da Hai , Sea of stars
  • Screenwriter: Su Xiao Yuan
  • Genres: Romance, Drama
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 40
  • Airs: Oct 30, 2021 – ?
  • Airs On: Saturday
  • Original Network: Mango TV, Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.