Cinderella’s Sister


신데렐라 언니/ Cinderella Unni/ Cinderella’s Stepsister

Cast:

  • Moon Geun Young as Song Eun Jo
  • Seo Woo as Goo Hyo Sun
  • Chun Jung Myung as Hong Ki Hoon
  • Taecyeon (2PM) as Han Jung Woo

Year: 2010

Episodes: 20 (60 minutes)

Ratings: [Currently airing] about 17%

Theme Song: “It has to be you” by Ye Sung [Download]

Story/Synopsis:

Eun-Ju, who lost her father many years ago, finally moves gets a new family home when her mother remarried. Although things seem to have turned the better for the cynical Eun-Ju, she immediately faces problems when she meets her new step-sister Hyo-Seon. Hyo-Seon with her bright character is the apple in her father’s eyes and the clear favourite in the house. Furthermore, Eun-Ju’s mother also seems to have fallen for the charismatic personality of Hyo-Seon.

Making matters worse for Eun-Ju, Hyo-Seon seems to like Eun-Ju’s prince Ki-Hoon. Eun-Ju decides then and there to take matters in her own hands and exact revenge on her Cinderella like stepsister …

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My Queen


敗犬女王 / 败犬女王 / Defeated Queen / Queen of No Marriage

Cast:

  • Ethan Ruan as Lu Ka Si (Lucas)
  • Cheryl Yang as Shan Wu Shuang (Veronica)
  • Wen Sheng Hao as Song Yun Hao (Leslie Sung)
  • Yang Ya Zhu as Han Jia Jia

Year: 2009

Episodes: 21 (70 min)

Ratings: 5,69

Opening Song: 沒有如果 by Fish Leong; 別再為他流淚 by Fish Leong

Ending Song: 愛情之所以為愛情 by Fish Leong

Story/Synopsis:

What will happen when Shan Wu Shuang, a 33 year old beautiful, hardworking yet single woman, meets Lucas, a 25 year old romantic and handsome regular worker during Christmas day? They will fall in love for each other, but will their relationship change because of their 8 years difference?

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Year of The Rain


那年,雨不停国

Cast:

  • Jian Man Shu as Lin Yu Jing
  • Zhang Shu Hao as Zhang Fu Hai
  • Zhang Jie as Zhou Ming Huang

Year: 2010

Episodes: 6 (45 min)

Opening song: 雨没停过 (Yu Mei Ting Guo) by 蛋堡 (Soft Lipa)

Ending song: 千风之歌 (Qian Feng Zhi Ge) by 洪天祥 (Jimmy Hung)

Story / Synopsis:

It is a story about a young girl, named Jing Jing, orphaned that is living with her aunt and uncle. She is fighting to restart her life after the hurricane in Taiwan in 2009, that caused her parents’ death. She, who hated rain, has to live in a city in Taiwan that rains 360 days per year.

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Personal Taste


개인의 취향 / Kaeinui Chwihyang / Gae In’s Taste / Personal Preference/ Gaeinui Chwihyang

Cast:

  • Son Ye Jin as Park Kae In
  • Lee Min Ho as Jeon Jin Ho
  • Kim Ji Suk as Han Chang Ryul
  • Wang Ji Hye as Kim In Hee

Year: 2010

Episodes: 16 (60 min)

Ratings: Seoul: 14.4%; Nationwide: 13.3%

Theme Song: “Can’t Believe It” by Younha

Story/Synopsis:

Jeon Jin Ho is a straight guy who pretends to be gay in order to become a roommate to his female friend, Park Kae In. He’s a stickler for cleanliness, but he also has a talent for figuring out women’s feelings. Kae In is very trusting even though she was often betrayed. However, that doesn’t stop her from giving people the benefit of doubt and Jin Ho is no different. How will Kae In react when she finds out that her gay roommate is not actually gay at all and that he has fallen for her?

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Gokusen II


ごくせん2

Cast:

  • Nakama Yukie (Yamaguchi Kumiko)
  • Kamenashi Kazuya (Odagiri Ryu)
  • Akanishi Jin (Yabuki Hayato)
  • Waki Tomohiro (“Kuma” – Former student)

Year: 2005

Episodes: 10 (45 minutes) + Special

Ratings: 27.8 (not including Special)

Opening: “No More Cry” by D-51

Ending: “Kizuna” by Kamenashi Kazuya

Season 1.

Story/Synopsis:

Half a year has passed and Shirokin Gakuen has closed down. Yamaguchi Kumiko finds herself a teacher of a few young kids who are too young to benefit much from her style of teaching. Through some twist of fate, she is offered a job as a teacher in Kurogin Gakuen.

She ends up becoming the teacher of the delinquent 3D class again. In order to protect her job, she must again hide her true identity, once more — the fact that she is the 4th generation of the Oedo Family, a prominent yakuza group.

**Sequel of: Gokusen; Sequel: Gokusen III

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I Do?


Xing Fu De Jue Ze/幸福的抉择

Cast:

  • Blue Lan as Li Hao Zhe
  • Annie Liu as Summer Xia
  • David Chen as Joan Tan
  • Margaret Lin as Jian Mei Li
  • Sa Sa as He Si Yu (Summer’s best friend)
  • Figaro Ceng as Zhang Ming Liang (Hao Zhe’s best friend)

Year: 2008-2009

Episodes: 20 (45 min)

Ratings: 0.63

Opening: “Belong to” (屬於) by Fish Leong

Ending: “PK” by Fish Leong & Gary Cao

“Elope To The Moon” (私奔到月球) by May Day & Cheer Chen

Story/Synopsis:

Hao Zhe and Summer met five years ago and fell in love instantly, however, they lost their track. When a good friend of Summer was getting married, she discovered that the guy she loved was her fiancé. They loved each so much, so they decided to get married. Yet, their love was not enough to save their relationship from the stress of actually living together and his ex-girlfriend’s sabotage. So they got a divorce. But, separation only made them even more miserable. With their families and friends’ intervention, can they give themselves a second chance?

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