I like this one, i think this is a good one love story from Barbie and Vic Zhou. After Meteor Garden with it's love and comedy plot this one is deeper, a little more mature. Vic Zhou and Barbie even had more daring scenes here. Though I don't think it beat Meteor Garden in terms of it's popularity and ratings. It's a sad love story, based on the Japanese manga "Mars" by Fuyumi Soryo.
I really don't want to post this but I felt like the act is senseless. To hurt someone because the person is better looking. Lee Dong-gun's brother died in Sydney because of stabbed wounds from a Chinese guy. The news said the reason is unprovoked. This is too sad.
낭랑18세 / Nang Rang 18 Seh also known as Sweet 18, Little Bride, 18 Year Old Bride is a South Korean love comedy produced by KBS and was first aired on January 19, 2004. It focuses on both personal and clan-level relationships between Jung-sook, a member of Papyeong's Yun clan, and Hyuk-joon, a member of Andong's Kwon clan. Both clans had hoped for re-establishing good relations after being separated for three generations by war, by arranging a marriage between Jung-sook and Hyuk-joon upon Jung-sook's birth.
The story about the love between a seemingly incompatible couple, Jung-sook a starry-eyed and mischievous high school girl and Hyuk-joon an all-conquering and powerful public prosecutor. They overcome their age difference and an equally vast gap in social status and upbringing to weave a cute yet great story of love in a comical spin.
Genre: Romance/Comedy, Origin: South Korea, Episodes:16, Originally Aired:KBS, Year:2004
Main Cast: Han Ji-hye 한지혜 as Yoon Jung-sook (Lea Yoon) Lee Dong-Gun 이동건 as Kwon Hyuk-joon (Matthew Kwon)
Trivia: GMA 7 Network, Philippines bought the rights for the show and aired this sometime May of 2005. In the Tagalog dubbed episodes Yoon Jung-sook is Lea Yoon and Kwon Hyuk-joon is Matthew Kwon.
Fated to Love You 命中注定我愛你, also known as You're My Destiny, Sticky Note Girl or Destiny Love is a Taiwanese romantic comedy which aired on March 16, 2008. Chen Chin Yi an unfashionable, pushover girl as she was called "Sticky Note Girl" decided to tie down his womanizing boyfriend in a cruise. Due to mishaps or by "Fate" she ended up in bed on Ji Cun Xi's cabin who at that time is expecting Anna, his long time girlfriend. They ended up tying the knot because of the one night stand which resulted on Chen Xin Yi getting pregnant. The story evolves on how each of them struggles in facing the fact they are falling for each other despite their fixed marriage agreement.
Genre: Romance/Comedy, Origin: Taiwan, Episodes:24, Originally Aired:TTV/Sanlih E-Television, Year:2008
Main Cast: Chen Qiao En as Chen Xin Yi 陳欣怡/Elaine (Cindy Chen/Cindy Ji) Ethan Ruan as Ji Cun Xi 紀存希 (Steven Ji), Ji Ancestors Baron Chen (陳楚河) as Dylan/Dai Jian Ren 戴建仁 (Dylan/Kenneth Dai) Bianca Bai as Shi An Na/Dai Xin Yi 石安娜/戴欣怡(Anna Shi/Cindy Dai)
- It's peak rating was on the 2oth episode entitled "A love confession that leaps over 2 years time". - GMA 7 Network , Philippines bought the rights to remake the show which premiered on February 16, 2009. - On FTLY's 17th episode "Lose Control" on which they are about to film a kissing scene, someone bought barbeque to visit and watch the filming. Qiao En and Ethan were afraid that the crew will finish all the food, they quickly gobbled down a few stick. The mutton taste was stuck in their mouth and didn't disappear.
Before I became jobless, blogger, wife, and heavier by 18 pounds now to be exact ( OMG! ) ... I am a certified Asian telenovela addict. I just found it amusing, irritating, funny, playful, and sometimes a little bit melodramatic or more of it. Depends on the plot but recently I'm more addicted to Drama-Comedy or Dramedy. Sometimes you can just wonder how many people are fascinated to this eventhough most of the storylines are the same and endings are mostly what you expect it to be. Ask me? that's why it's addictive cause you get fooled by it.