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I am glad that Taiwanese dramas are improving.
METEOR GARDEN I & 2
This is one of my favorite scenes. Jiro was so darn handsome here, and masculine!!!The two actually spent more than 3 hours in the water to finish filming the kiss scene. Jiro was choked by water that cause him hiccup, Hyesun cannot help laughing and got NG (Blooper). Night the robot played by Jiro was reset by Cherry’s (Xiao Fei's former Bestfriend) kiss. In order to win Night’s heart back, Xiao Fei will challenge herself to learn swimming, but nearly got drowned. Though Night was unfaithful, when he sensed/ detected that Xiaofei was in danger, he jumped into the water to save her.
|Channel||Country||Debut date||Finale date||Broadcast date & time||Info|
|FTV||Taiwan||8 April 2012||Sundays, 9.40pm|
|GTV||Taiwan||14 April 2012||Saturdays, 10.30pm|
|MediaCorp Channel U||Singapore||8 April 2012||Sundays, 9.30pm|
|ABS-CBN||Philippines||24 June 2013||16 August 2013||Monday-Friday, 5:00pm||The currently most-watched Taiwanese Drama in Philippines this 2013.|
Imagine, all of a sudden, the last episode would hit you badly unexpectedly.
This is funny !!
Produced by: Jerry Yan (Actor of Meteor Garden, Hot Shots, Down With Love, My Splendid Life)
- Jiro Wang as Huang Tai Jing
- Cheng Yu Xi as Gao Mei Nu / Gao Mei Nan
- Hwang In Deok as Jiang Xin Yu
- Evan Yo as Jeremy
Jiro fits the character he portrayed, added by another handsome Korean/Chinese actor, Hwang In Deok as Xin Yu, as the second lead. Jiro portrays a famous handsome lead vocalist of a boy group "A.N. Jell", who also composes and arranges the group's songs. An OC or Obsessive Compulsive guy. He is most of the time cynical of other people, females are not an exception. But has always been kind and a gentleman whenever he sees anyone getting hurt or is in need of help. As for the leading lady, Cheng Yu Xi as Gao Mei Nan/Gao Mei Nu (Gemma), 'though she may be shorter in height and does not seem suitable for Jiro's total package especially if without makeup but still cute. However, she turns into a fine, cute lady when dolled up and made up and becomes suited for Jiro's big brother appeal.
Yes, you may say that the plot is just the same as the other dramas like this that you have seen (I am not sure if it is true because I have not seen the original). But as for me, as the story progresses, I cannot help but gets "thrilled to the bones". And I have heard the lead actors and actress' fine and soothing singing voices when they sang live in the drama. No doubt Jiro's voice is really good specially when he sang live at the end of the episode. I really like those episodes where he gave his kisses of endearment with the lead actress, and the last episode. The last episode is quite the same act as in his drama ToGetHer with Rainie Yang but this drama's last episode is more thrilling.
As always, Jiro is a natural born actor, that is why I call him Taiwan's Prince of Romantic-Comedy-Light Drama. What I only notice is that he is really having a hard time crying but he can be able to make his face and his eyes look really sad, and almost teary. How I wish to see him do action and learn from Jackie Chan or Jet Lee or Chou Yun Fat, and to be able to act dramatically like Jerry Yan or Sam Wang or Ming Dao, perhaps like our best Filipino actors like Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Coco Martin, and Gerald Anderson.
One more thing, I also noticed that actress, Wang Si Ping, who portrayed the character of a hypocrite popular actress Liu Xin Ning, was wearing an outfit (in Episode 8 in this 2013 drama) same as with our Filipino dramatic actress, Angelica Panganiban, who had worn it in ABS CBN Star Magic Ball last 2012.
The original creation of Ellie Saab worn by Filipino dramatic actress, Angelica Panganiban in 2012
Taiwanese version of Korean Drama "You're Beautiful". The management company o the idol group A.N. JELL insisted on adding a new singer to the group as the lead vocalist, Tai Jing's (Jiro) voice was hurting. However, the new member, Mei Nana (Chen Yu Xi), had to go to the States to repair a botched eye job just before signing the contract. His agent came up with the idea of having his twin sister, Mei Nu (also Chen Yu Xi), to stand in for him and pretend that she was her brother. The two of them grew up in an orphanage and Mei Nu, who was all set to become a nun, agreed to this charade as she did not want to spoit her brother's chance at fame which would make it easier to look for their mother.
|Channel||Country||Debut date||Broadcast date & time|
|Formosa TV||Taiwan||May 12, 2013||Sundays 10:00pm|
|GTV||May 18, 2013||Saturdays 9:00pm|
|Drama 1||Hong Kong||Saturdays 7:30pm|
|MediaCorp Channel U||Singapore||Saturdays 9:00pm|
Shown in the Philippines starting in October 2013.
Woman in her 30s gets romantically involved with three men who are at different ages. One is in his 40s, another in his 30s, and yet another in his 20s.
- Opening theme : Our Script (Wo Men De Ju Ben, 我們的劇本) performed by Jiro Wang
- Ending theme: I Should Love You (Wo Ying Gai Qu Ai Ni, 我應該去愛你) performed by Jiro Wang
- China : 3 Novemver 2012 (Hunan Broadcasting System)
- Taiwan : 26 March 2013 (TVBS)
- Japan : 23 April 2013 (Asia Dramatic TV)
- South Korea : April 2013 (CJ)
- Singapore : 8 May 2013 (Mio TV Chennel)
- Malaysia : 8 June 2013 (Astro Chennel)
- Tao Hua
- Shi Lang
- Hui Qi
- Zhi Qiang
- Yu Yi
- Shi Xue
This was a surprisingly a good drama. It's quite a simple love story. Mars (played by Jiro Wang) is a celebrity whose company has put him on hold. He ends up in financial straits and has to rent a room. Momo (played by Rainie Yang) and her sister end up being the landlords (landladies?), but they don't realize that their tenant is Mars (his real name was used on the lease agreement which was handed in by his manager). This causes problems at first because Momo and Mars go to the same university (he's attending on company orders during his "laying low" period) and she really is not impressed with him at all. He is arrogant and quite vain.
Unlike many dramas where the seemingly mismatched pair end up together, Mars and Momo's relationshio is not real extreme. While they disagree and argue at first, it's not completely unrealistic. It's a relatively subdued "hate" relationship. Being a romance drama though, their "hate" relationship. Being a romance drama though, their "hate" does eventually turn to love.
Soon in 2013
I also like this drama because Vaness Wu still gives excitement to me whenever he acts so manly. And the little boy was so smart and cute. However, I just did not like the looong dialogues they deliver in every scene. It is becoming boring and I get too sleepy. I still recommend this anyhow.
Yedda Chen showed her very good acting skills. On the other hand, Jerry Yan has also improved his acting as well. It is good to know that this drama has values and I appreciate the story. However, this drama is quite long. There are some scenes that should have been edited in other episodes. I thought maybe the reason why some were not edited or removed is because the production would want the viewers to be able to relate to how each character shows their lifestyle, attitude and characteristics and everyday activities as their life stories progress to a different level.
Jerry cried so much in the drama. Since his personality was like that of a weak child, he really weeped like a child (you can tell that in real life he was really going through a lot of pain, perhaps depression.)
I had watched the Shining Inheritance or Brilliant Inheritance as Korea's version, but the plot is just the same. I still prefer the Taiwanese original version.
Xiang Yu Ping (Jerry Yan), a renowned lawyer, is seen by others as cold and ruthless. After Yu-ping’s older brother dies in a car accident he has little choice but take in his brother's two orphaned children, Yu Fei and Yu Ting (their mother having abandoned them soon after their birth). Every nanny he hires to care for them is either scared off by the mischievous children or ends up trying to seduce him. Fed up, Yu Ping asks his secretary, Yang Duo, to find a nanny that meets his requirements. Having lost all their wealth when their mother died and being abandoned by their father after racking up heavy debts; Yang Duo can not ignore the fact that she needs the money and recommends her younger sister, Yang Guo (Ella Chen), for the job; assuring Yu Ping that her tomboyish sister will not fall in love with him by lying that she is a lesbian.
I AM STILL WAITING FOR THIS DRAMA TO BE RELEASED
- Vanness Wu as Fang Jia Hua 方家驊
- Joanne Tseng as Hong Xi En 洪希恩
- Michael Zhang as Fang Jia Rui 方家瑞
- MC40 as Wei Li 威力
- Wang Zi as Wang Zi Yi 王子翊
- Hannah Quinlivan as Kai Li 凱莉
|SETTV||Taiwan||April 10, 2012||Mondays to Fridays, 10pm|
|東森綜合台||April 10, 2012||9:00pm (until June 26)|
10:00pm (June 27 onwards)
|J2||Hong Kong||July 10, 2012||Mondays to Fridays, 7:30pm|
|星和都會台||Singapore||July 20, 2012||Mondays to Fridays, 7:00pm|
|MBC||South Korea||September 10, 2012||Mondays to Fridays, 12:00am|
|Astro||Malaysia||December 27, 2012||Mondays to Fridays, 6:30pm|
Shan Jun Hao (Ming Dao), the CEO of a large hotel chain, is the stereotypical heir: spoiled, cold-hearted, and ruthless. He meets Ye Tian Yu (Joe Chen), a schemer and somewhat of a gold-digger, who accidentally runs him over. This car accident causes Jun Hao to lose his memory; he becomes kindhearted and loving. Just as love is in the air, Jun Hao’s family comes looking for him, desperate for his return to his original home. Jun Hao has a fiancée Fan Yun Xi (Joyce Chao) who loves him very much, waiting for him to come home. More accidents follow: Jun Hao loses his memories of Tian Yu and returns to his original spoiled self. Although Jun Hao returns to thinking of Tian Yu as a lying schemer, a surprising new love gradually blossoms.
- Joe Chen as Ye Tian Yu (葉天瑜)
- Ming Dao as Shan Jun Hao (單均昊) and Dangou (茼蒿)
- Sam Wang as Xu Zi Qian (徐子騫)
- Joyce Chao as Fan Yun Xi (范芸熙)
- Gino Tsai as Zhang Ming Han (張明寒)
- Su Li Xin as Su Li Xin (蘇立欣)
- Wang Juan (王琄) as Chen Jin Zhi (陳金枝)
- Hong Kong - TVB Jade from 12 February 2006 to 25 June 2006 on Sundays
- Japan - DATV from 2 March 2010 on Tuesdays at 21:00 to 23:00
I really, truly, like the drama a lot. Eventhough the actors have been in the industry for a long time, here in the Philippines, we are never familiar with them, until I have watched this drama. For me, they became interesting because they are new and fresh to our knowledge, and the added advantage is that they can really act. I am recommending it and be smitten by Ming Dao and Sam Wang.
- Name: 明道 / Ming Dao
- English name: Matthew
- Real name: 林朝章 / Lin Chao Zhang
- Also known as: Ming Dow
- Profession: Actor, singer and model
- Birthdate: 1980-Feb-26
- Birthplace: Taiwan
- Height: 180cm
- Weight: 72kg
- Star sign: Pisces
- Chinese zodiac: Monkey
- Blood type: O
- Talent agency: J-Star
About Ming Dao
- Hot Mom (2013)
- Successful Woman's Price (2012)
- Angel's Happiness/Happiness of an Angel (2012)
- Sheng Nu De Dai Jia as Adam (Hunan TV, 2012, guest)
- Beauties of the Emperor as Chu Emperor Xiang Yu (2012)
- Happy Michelin Kitchen as Yi Ding Qiang (CTV/Anhui TV, 2012)
- Tian Shi De Xing Fu as An Jie Luo (Hunan TV, 2012)
- Tang Gong Mei Ren Tian Xia as Ming Chong Yan / Ming Yi (2011)
- Boy and Girl (CTV, 2011, cameo)
- Chang E Ben Yue (嫦娥奔月) (2011)
- Sunny Happiness (CTV, 2011, cameo)
- Zhong Wu Yen (TTV / SETTV, 2010)
- Happy & Love Forever as Yin Ding Qiang (Anhui TV, 2010)
- Always Smile! as Liang Yu Fang (Hunan TV, 2009)
- Let's Dance as Yang Rui (TV2, 2009)
- Knock Knock Loving You (CTS, 2009)
- Ying Ye 3 Jia 1 as Yang Jia Jiang (2007)
- Modern Youth as Zhou Ji Chun (2007)
- Angel Lover as Yang Tian You (2006)
- Legend of Star Apple as Tao Si (2006)
- The Magicians of Love as Du Ya Si (2006)
- Prince turns to Frog as Shan Jun Hao (2005)
- The Doctor (2005)
- La robe de Mariee des cieux / Heaven's Wedding Gown as Chen Hai Nuo (2004)
- Spicy Teacher (2002)
- Close to You / 近在咫尺的爱恋 (2010)
- Life of Sentime / 感情生活 (2010)
- Music group: 183 Club
- Hobbies: Guitar, driving and model cars
- Hosted SETTV's reality show 冒險王 (The King of Adventure) in 2002
|2011||They Are Flying|
|2011||牽手 / Wives||Jiang Hao / 江皓|
|2009||魔女18號 / Magic 18||Zhu Yao Wu / 朱耀武|
|2009||美味赌王 / '|
|2008||欢喜来逗阵 / Your Home is My Home||Shi Mai Ke / 石麦克 / Michael|
|2007||惡女阿楚 / Mean Girl Ah Chu||Ling Ping Zhi / 凌平之|
|2006||剪刀石頭布 / A Game About Love||Wei Qi Xiang / 韋祺祥|
|2006||愛情魔髮師 / The Magicians of Love||Lin Er Qi / 林爾奇/ Richie|
|2005||王子變青蛙 / The Prince Who Turns Into A Frog||Xu Zi Qian / 徐子騫|
|2005||格鬥天王 / Mr Fighting||(Guest Appearance)|
|2004||愛上千金美眉 / In Love With A Rich Girl||(Guest Appearance)|
|2004||紫禁之巅 / Top on the Forbidden City||Fire|
|2003||千金百分百 / 100% Senorita||(Guest Appearance)|
|2003||西街少年 / Westside Story||Gu Tian Le / 辜天樂|
|2002||MVP 情人 / My MVP Valentine||Shao Wei / 紹偉|
|1998||曾經 / Ceng Jing||Yuen Ming Gan / 袁明剛|
Since it was broadcasted in the Philippines in 2006, I only got the chance to watch this drama in full in 2013. Because I miss Jiro so much, I decided to pull out the dvd. I admit, before when i said that I did not like the way Jiro acted here because he was like over acting. I was wrong. His acting in this drama is very good and he is naturally funny because in real life, he is really a funny and lively/energetic person. And since the drama on TV was dubbed in our own language with some english lines / dialogues, the translations are very acceptable; thus, I appreciated the story. However, only the first half of the episodes of the drama was quite good except for the second half because the makers intended to extend the drama, they injected tooo shallow storylines, thus, making me frown and bored. If it's not for Jiro's natural comedic acting, I would not be able to laugh and allowed myself to finish the series until the end.
Ella Chen was also very good acting as a boy, the way she was running, and moving was admirable. And of course, Wu Chun was a standout due to his good looks and charm, and of course, without being shy, he did good in his acting, too. I just did not like the ending, though. It just wasted my time for watching the second half of the drama.
I recommend you watching this if you like to see Jiro, Wu Chun, and Ella's acting.