At Dolphin Bay

海豚湾恋人 / Hai Tun Wan Lian Ren

Cast:

  • Angela Zhang as Yi Tian Bian
  • Ambrose Hsu as Xu Ze Ya
  • Wallace Huo as Zhong Xiao Gang

Year: 2003

Episodes: 28 (45 minutes)

Ratings: 56.7%

Opening: “I Don’t Want to Know” by Chen Wei

Ending: “Yi Shi De Mei Hao” (遺失的美好) by Angela Zhang

Story/Synopsis:

Two children Zeya and Xiao Pin Gai met at an orphanage. Seeing the latter was often bullied by the other kids, Zeya rose to the occasion to become her gallant protector. Alas, the young couple parted ways when the director of a big company Xu Ruogu arrived to bring his ‘grandson’ home. Zeya promised to come back for Xiao Pin Gai, but when he finally makes good his promise 20 years later, his childhood friend is nowhere to be found. Where the orphanage once stood is now a cluster of skyscrapers.

Essbee’s Opinion:82%

This is a really old story. The drama was filmed in 2003, so it is one of the first Taiwanese dramas. I never thought that I would watch it since it’s so old, but the comments about it were really good. The plot itself is really good even though the sound quality and the montage was so-so.

The actors were good. They can’t be compared to the pros of 2010, but I really loved them. Angela Zhang was such a kid! She looked so young and she is a wonderful singer. Her acting was sometimes off, but her character was really cute. The two actors who fell in love with her were both really handsome. Ambrose Hsu is sooo hot! Even with his old style haircut, he’s still handsome. He has a weird accent while speaking in mandarin, but I love his perfect English. Wallace Huo is the supporting character. I didn’t like him at the beginning, but he became nicer and nicer. Yeah, so he’s not bad.

The supporting cast is very nice… except the fact that they ALL become suddenly nice is unrealistic. The idol singer is such a bitch, and she’s all nice at the end. All I can say is that she’s really pretty! The sister is also really mean, but she’s very kind to everyone. [SPOILER]But that’s still understandable since she got cancer…[SPOILER] On the other side, the mother is despicable. She played in many dramas, but here, she was horrible. And she’s too white, it’s scary. I also wondered if she was the real mother of the girl, they look very alike.

Anyways, this drama is a simple story, with simple characters, with simple and beautiful songs. That’s how legend make people dream… If only the ending wasn’t so … horrible…

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