My Boys


Atashinchi no Danshi / アタシんちの男子

Cast:

  • Horikita Maki (Mineta Chisato)
  • Kusakari Masao (Okura Shinzo)
  • Kaname Jun (Okura Fuu)
  • Okada Yoshinori (Okura Takeru)
  • Mukai Osamu (Okura Sho)
  • Yamamoto Yusuke (Okura Masaru)
  • Seto Koji (Okura Satoru)
  • Okayama Tomoki (Okura Akira)

Year: 2009

Episodes: 11 (45 minutes)

Ratings: 10.8 (Kanto)

Theme: “Infinity” by Girls Next Door

Story/Synopsis:

Mineta Chisato is a homeless 20-year-old girl who lost her mother at a young age due to sickness. Her dad left her a huge debt, and that’s why she lived her life so far trying to escape the debt collectors. One day, she meets a man named Shinzo when she was chased by the collectors. He saved her, and told her he would pay everything if she married him. At his death, Chisato is sent to his house (more like a castle to me) and has to take care of the 6 sons Shinzo has adopted. However, all six of them, though all good looking, all have strange personalities. Will she be able to live under one roof in order to save herself from the gigantic debt?

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KO One


終極一班 (终极一班) / Zhong Ji Yi Ban


Cast:

  • Jiro Wang as Wang Da Dong KO.3
  • Calvin Chen as Wang Ya Se / Ya Se Wang (King Arthur) KO.3
  • Aaron Yan as Ding Xiao Yu KO.4
  • Danson Tang as Lei Ke Si (Lex) KO.2

Year: 2005-06

Episodes: 21 (45 min)

Opening: “KO One” by Tank

Ending: “给我你的爱” Give me your Love by Tank

Story/Synopsis:

KO One is a class designed especially for the delinquents and rejects that other high schools would not accept. Even so, everyone in the class is loyal to the leader, Da Dong (KO.3), and would die for friends. Tied for #3, Ya Se, and #4, Xiao Yu soon joins the class. Out of some fortuitous events, their lives become tied together and they become best buddies. Another student, Lei Ke Si, who had been gone for a whole semester, rejoins the class. Although Lei Ke Si seems like a weak kid with only good intentions, Ya Se suspects he is KO.2 because legend say #1 and #2 are capable of concealing their true identities. At the same time, incidents start to occur and the culprit always leads to Ya Se. Is Ya Se wrongly accused? Will the class be able to stand the politics or will it be driven apart?

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Romantic Princess


公主小妹

Cast:

  • Wu Zun (Nan Feng Jin)
  • Angela Zhang (Mai Qiu Sui/Xiao Mai)
  • Calvin Chen (Nan Feng Cai)
  • Gu Bao Ming (Huangfu Xiong)
  • George Hu (Nan Feng Lin)
  • Li Ang Lin (Nan Feng Ying)

Year: 2007

Episodes: 13 ( 70 minutes)

Ratings: 3,4% Nationwide

Story/Synopsis:

Adopted by middle classed parents, Xiao Mai has always had a dream to be an heiress. Who knew that one day this dream would come true. Xiao Mai’s biological grandfather is the head of a prestigious aristocratic family and after many years of searching, he finally finds his long-lost granddaughter. As she starts her life as an heiress, everyday is filled with excitement, however, everything seems a bit different from what she had imagined them to be.

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P.S. Man


偷心大聖 P.S. 男 / Tou Xin Da Sheng P.S. Nan

Cast:

  • Blue Lan as Xia He Jie (Jerry)
  • Sonia Sui as Ma Xiao Qian
  • Wen Sheng Hao as Meng Cheng En (Sam)
  • Bianca Bai as Amanda (Jiang Shu Zhen)
  • Xiao Xiao Bin as Xiao Tuo Luo

Year: 2010

Episodes: 21 (70 minutes)

Ratings: 4.20 (May 16th)

Opening: “我是谁 我是谁 我是谁” (Who Am I) by Magic Power

Ending: “我么没有在一起” (We’re Not Together) by Rene Liu

Story/Synopsis:

After the famous author Xia He Jie crashed the movie premiere that supermodel Amanda attended, he was sentenced to 158 hours of community service at a kindergarten. And thus, it began the most hellish 158 hours of his life. There he met Ma Xiao Qian, a teacher who not only didn’t fall for his charming personality like the rest of the female population, she made him suffer for every minute of his community service. What he didn’t know was that Xiao Qian was a former neighbor who he had bullied relentlessly as a child. Now, she is bent on revenging for the miserable childhood that she endured under his tyrannical reign.

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Beethoven Virus


베토벤 바이러스

Cast:

  • Kim Myung Min as Kang Gun Woo/Gang Mae; Conductor
  • Lee Ji Ah as Du Ru Mi; Violin
  • Jang Geun Suk  as Kang Gun Woo; Trumpet

Year: 2008

Episodes: 18 (60 minutes) + 1 special

Ratings: 17,8% Nationwide, 19,1% Seoul

Story/Synopsis:

Kang Gun Woo is a world renowned orchestra maestro who is a perfectionist in his work. He is not an easy person to work with and is fear by all his players. By chance, he comes across Du Ru Mi, a violinist, and a young cop who has the same name as his and discovers that even without formal training, the young Kang is a music genius. The three soon get tangled in a love triangle.

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On Air


온에어

Cast:

  • Lee Bum Soo (Jang Ki Joon)
  • Kim Ha Neul (Oh Seung Ah)
  • Park Yong Ha (Lee Kyung Min)
  • Song Yoon Ah (Seo Young Eun)

Year: 2008

Episodes: 21 (60 minutes)

Ratings: 20,7% Nationwide, 21,8% Seoul

Story/Synopsis:

Oh Seung Ah is the top actress around Seoul. Her name can save any company, no matter in what state they are in. However, after refusing a prize on a live Award Ceremony, the story really begins. She first breaks off her contract with her old agency to join Jang Ki Joon‘s, although he just went bankrupt. Seung Ah saves Ki Joon‘s company, but now has to work with PD Lee Kyung Min and scriptwriter Seo Young Eun in order to produce the best drama around. The troubles already started, as Young Eun can’t seem to work with Seung Ah‘s attitude, and Kyung Min with hers. They have a whole drama to present in a short time, but it already starts off on a bad foot. Will they be able to be on time, and on top of that, successfully reach their rating goal?

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Bad Love


못된 사랑 / Mos-toen Sa-rang /  Mistake of Love / Wretched Love / Screwed-Up Love / Cruel Love

Cast:

  • Kwon Sang Woo (Kang Yong Ki)
  • Lee Yo Won (Na In Jung)
  • Kim Sung Soo (Lee Soo Hwan)
  • Cha Ye Ryun (Park Shin Young / Jo Ann)
  • Kim Ga Yun (Kang Joo Ran – Soo Hwan’s wife & Yong Ki’s sister)

Year: 2007

Episodes: 20 (60 minutes)

Ratings: 8%

Story/Synopsis:

Na In Jung struggles with her love between the rather cold and rebellious Yong Ki and a successful businessman, Soo Hwan. Kang Yong Ki is a pop culture artist. He was separated from his first love, Jo Ann, and still carries the wound that he suffered from their relationship. His half sister is Joo Ran is married to Soo Hwan. Soo Hwan begins an affair with In Jung but he only has ambition for the CEO position of Yong Ki‘s father’s company. Soon after he discovers that his ambition does not fill the emptiness that he has inside and realizes he needs In Jung. But In Jung and Yong Ki have already fallen in love with each other. Will In Jung go back to her first love or stay with Yong Ki?

Trailer:

**I know this is un-subbed, but I couldn’t find any!

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