Under the backdrop of a modern glitzy Shanghai cosmopolitan and in the guise of the "westernization" and commercialization of Chinese medicine, "An Herbalist Affair" is a warm light-hearted family centered drama with romantic and comedic plot elements that we have seen many times before. There is the suspicious smart up-and-coming salesman carefully keeping tabs on his sassy secretary/assistant assigned to him who just turns out to be the only daughter of the big boss and owner of the company of he's employed. Later, their relationship blossoms into an ill-fated "poor boy rich girl" romance. On another front, two young men from different walks in life and culture meet by chance and become the best of friends only to discover that they are truly brothers sharing the same father. We have a career-minded professional doctor who needs some serious defrosting. And in the course of her reconnection to the human spirit and heart, the doctor also falls in love with the salesman. Finally, an idealistic gullible young chef (the younger brother) who is kind, gentle and good in every way falls for a fun-loving wild child dancer. Will he be lead astray by her wicked influences, or instead, become the gallant knight who rescues her back from the dark side?