Spring Waltz


봄의 왈츠 / Bom-ui Wal-che

Cast:

  • Seo Do Young as Lee Su Ho/Yoon Jae Ha
  • Han Hyo Joo as Suh Eun Young/Park Eun Young
  • Daniel Henney as Phillip
  • Lee So Yeon as Song Yi Na

Year: 2006

Episodes: 20 (60 min)

Theme song: “One Love” by Loveholic

Story/Synopsis:

To escape debt, Lee Su Ho’s father escaped to a remote island where his friend has a young daughter Eun Young, who is the same age as Su Ho. After being abandoned by his father, Su Ho sought to leave, but his mind changed after being touched by Eun Young’s pure heart. A series of unfortunate events ensue, and Su Ho disappears, while Eun Young is sick in the hospital.

Years later, while traveling in Austria, Eun Young meets the talented pianist Jae Ha, a man with a cold exterior with a few words, who bores a resemblance to Su Ho. As their love start to develop, the truth unfolds… Can their love endure the harsh spring tragedy many years ago?

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Stairway to Heaven


천국의 계단 / Cheon-kuk-ui Gye-dan / Stairway to Heaven / Stairs To Heaven / Steps in Paradise

Cast:

  • Kwon Sang Woo (Cha Song Joo)
  • Choi Ji Woo (Han Jung-suh)
  • Kim Tae Hee (Han Yuri)
  • Shin Hyun Joon (Han Tae-hwa)

Year: 2003

Episodes: 20 (60 minutes)

Ratings: 38.8%

Story/Synopsis: Jung-suh and Song-joo grew up together. They were always there for each other. Tragedy begins when Song Joo begins his studies overseas without Jung-suh. Jung-suh‘s father remarries Tae Mira. Mira takes in her two children from a previous marriage, Tae-hwa and Yuri. Yuri is envious of the life that Jung-suh leads and is determined to take everything away from her, including Song Joo. Tae-hwa begins to develop feelings for his stepsister, however Jung-suh still loves Song Joo.

Five years later, tragedy occurs when Jung-suh gets into a car accident causing her to lose her memory. Together with Tae-hwa, they start anew. Song Joo is led to believe that she is dead. However, when they meet again one day, he is determined to remind her of the love they had for one another. Will fate let them be together?

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The Rose


薔薇之戀 / 蔷薇之恋 / Chiang Wei Chih Lien / Qiang Wei Zhi Lian

Cast:

  • Ella Chen (Zheng Bai He)
  • Jerry Huang (Han Jin)
  • Joe Cheng (Han Kui)
  • Joelle Lu (Han Fu Rong)
  • Selina Ren (Zhuang Zhe Qin / Da Ya Man)
  • Hebe Tian (Xiao Feng)

Year: 2003

Episodes: 26 (60 minutes)

Opening: “Hua Dou Kai Hao Le” (Flowers have blossomed) by S.H.E

Ending: “Ye Zi” (Leaf) by Ah Sang

Story/Synopsis:

Zheng Bai He is an extremely ordinary young girl who has a kind and generous heart, even if she’s often refused by people because of being short and chubby. She’s treated as the ugly duckling everywhere she goes. After her grandmother died, Bai He discovers that her mother is an actress living with her three children (excluding her) from different fathers. She moves in the house, and gradually, she falls in love with her older brother Han Jin, while Han Kui starts developing feelings for her. Living in the same family, although they are from different fathers, how will they ever get out of this web of tangled relationship?

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The Outsiders 2


斗鱼 2 / Fighting Fish 2

Cast:

  • Dylan Kuo as Yu Hao
  • Ady An as Xiao Yan Zi
  • Michael Zhang as Ah Qi
  • Show Lo as Ah Lie
  • Joelle Lu as Hong Dou

Year: 2004

Episodes: 20 (45 min)

Opening: “Hui Se Kong Jian” 灰色空间 by Show Lo

Ending: “Ni Shuo” 你说 by Chen Ke Hao

Season 1.

Story/Synopsis:

In order to not let herself be Yu Hao‘s burden any longer, Yu Yan tries diligently to get rid of her delicate and weak image and turns herself into “the big sister”. Even though Yu Hao doesn’t like Yu Yan’s transformation, yet he is unable to stop her. As a result, misunderstandings and conflicting opinions gradually draws a barrier between them.
On the other hand, because of Yu Hao’s popularity, the boss of the Eagle Gang, Xiong Ge, wants to dampen Yu Hao’s spirit and plans to bring up conflicts between Yu Hao and other gangs. This causes Yu Hao to be faced with a crisis
from both the good and the bad sides. At this time, under-cover cop, Ah Lie secretly shows up at Yu Hao’s side and becomes good friends with him. Step by step, he gathers information on the gang’s affairs and wants to destroy the Eagle Gang with one blow.
Just when Yu Hao and Yu Yan’s relationship starts to get intense and unknowingly allows a “wolf” into their circle, the policeman who has helped Yu Hao ever since he was a child – Hui Shu – gets the information that Yu Hao is going to be framed by someone and could be used as a target for peace. Hui Shu does his best to convince Yu Hao to temporarily leave the mafia, lay low until something blows over, or else, once Yu Hao gets locked away in prison, at least four years of his youth would be lost.
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The Outsiders


鬥魚 / Fighting Fish

Cast:

  • Dylan Kuo (Yu Hao / Hao Ge)
  • Ady An (Pei Yu Yan / Xiao Yan Zi)
  • Lan Cheng Long (Dan Li Jie / Dan Zi)
  • Joelle Lu (Hong Dou)
  • Michael Zhang (Yang Xun Qi / Ah Qi)
  • Dai Jun Zhu (Shao Xiao Die)

Year: 2004

Episodes: 20 (45 minutes)

Opening song: 不公平 “Bu Gong Ping” by Jenny Yang

Ending song: Lydia by F.I.R

Season 2.

Story/Synopsis:

The story is about 3 guys (Dylan Kuo, Blue Lan, Michael Zhang) that are friends since they were young. They were fighting to gain what they want even though they are not in any triads. Later on, Dylan Kuo was injured by the other triads and Ady An saved his life from them. He falls in love for her, but their personalities were totally opposed. Ady An decide to abandon her family and follow Dylan Kuo. There were too many problems, the 3 guys finally join the triads in order to protect  Ady An. But was that a good choice?

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Rainie Yang


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杨丞琳

  • Also Known As : Lily Yang
  • Birthday : June 4, 1984 [26 years old]
  • Birthplace : Taipei, Taiwan
  • Height : 161cm (5′3″)
  • Weight: 43kg (95 lbs)
  • Spoken Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese Fookien, Guangdong Dialect, Japanese
  • Blood Type: A
  • Star Sign: Gemini
  • Zodiac: Rat
  • Band: 4 In Love [Disband]
  • Siblings: older sister
  • Known ex-boyfriends: Xiao Gui (Huang Hong Sheng); Ben Bai from B.A.D; Roy Qiu; Li Yi; Yuan Jun Hao

Discography

  1. My Intuition 暧昧 (September, 2005)
  2. Meeting Love 遇上爱 (March, 2006)
  3. Free Gate 任意门 (September, 2007)
  4. Not Yet a Woman 半熟宣言 (November, 2008)
  5. Rainie & Love…? 雨爱 (January, 2010)

Filmography (Dramas/Movies)

  1. Meteor Garden 流星花园 (2001)
  2. Meteor Rain 流星雨 (2001)
  3. Tomorrow (2002)
  4. Lavender (2002)
  5. Sushine Jelly (2002)
  6. Pink Godfather (2003)
  7. Original Scent of Summer (2003)
  8. Loverbird (2004)
  9. Legend of Speed (2004)
  10. City of Sky (2004)
  11. Liao Zhai (2004)
  12. Devil Beside You 恶魔在身边 (2005)
  13. Why Why Love 换换爱 (2007)
  14. Miss No Good 不良笑花 (2008)
  15. Together 爱就宅一起 (2009)
  16. Hi My Sweetheart 海派甜心 (2009)

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Gokusen


ごくせん

Cast:

  • Nakama Yukie (Yamaguchi Kumiko)
  • Matsumoto Jun (Sawada Shin)
  • Namase Katsuhisa (Sawatari Goro – Vice Principal)
  • Utsui Ken (Kuroda Ryuichiro – Kumiko’s grandpa)
  • Kaneko Ken (Asakura Tetsu – henchman)
  • Sawamura Ikki as Shinohara Tomoya (Police Officer)

Year: 2002

Episodes: 12 (45 minutes)

Ratings: 17.43

Ending: “Feel Your Breeze” by V6

Season 2.

Story/Synopsis:

Yamaguchi Kumiko, 4th generation heir to the Ooedo yakuza (japanese mafia) Group, is a young and idealistic teacher who enters Shirokin Gakuen to make a difference in the students’ life. She must keep her identity secret or else, she will get expelled. However, she finds out that she’s the assigned homeroom teacher of 3-D class, where all the rebels of the school are. When she enters the class, the students with multi-colored hair and sloppy uniforms show no respect to her, only the leader of the class, Sawada Shin, notices that she’s different from the other teachers. Even after bullied, Kumiko still continues teaching. Eventually, students learn to respect their teacher because of her devotion to them, and give her the nickname of Yankumi.

**Sequel : Gokusen II and Gokusen III

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**

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