Startling by Each Step


步步惊心 / Bu Bu Jing Xin

Cast:

  • Liu Shi Shi as Maertai Ruo Xi / Zhang Xiao
  • Nicky Wu as Yin Zhen (4th Prince)
  • Kevin Cheng as Yin Si (8th Prince)
  • Yuan Hong as Yin Xiang (13th Prince)
  • Lin Geng Xin as Yin Ti (14th Prince)
  • Ye Zu Xin as Yin’e (10th Prince)
  • Damian Lau as Kangxi Emperor
  • Zhang Lei as Yin Reng (Crown Prince)
  • Annie Liu as Maertai Ruo Lan
  • Liu Yu Xin as Gorolo Ming Yu

Year: 2011

Episodes: 35 (45 minutes)

Opening: One Persistent Thought by Hu Ge and Alan Dawa Dolma

  • Deng Ni De Ji Jie by Liu Shi Shi
  • Ai De Lian Yi by Alicia

Ending:  San Cun Tian Tang by Yan Yi Dan

Story/Synopsis:

Zhang Xiao, a contemporary, ethnically Han Chinese young woman from the 21st century, accidentally travels back in time to the Qing Dynasty period during the reign of Kangxi Emperor after experiencing a deadly combination of traffic collision and electrocution, resulting her somehow reliving the life of one of her previous incarnations and forcing her to assumes the identity belongs to her past avatar: Maertai Ruoxi, teenage daughter of a Manchu nobleman, who also had a near-fatal incident in her own time which Zhang awakes from.

Being stranded in the past, in the body of a centuries earlier incarnation of herself, and believe by many of Maertai’s family and friends that the sudden change of her behavior and memory loss is resulted of her head injury, Zhang Xiao awares that there will be a dangerous power struggle known to history between the scheming princes for the throne, which will results Aisin-Gioro Yinzhen to succeed as the Yongzheng Emperor after his father’s death. Zhang Xiao tries to change the future outcomes for the better, hoping to prevent any casualty as written in the future without interfering a man’s destiny, while trying to find a way to return to her time period. However, Zhang ultimately realizes that, not only she fails to alter the course of the approaching events, but also, under a predestination paradox, she is fated to become an instigator of the tragedy she tries to prevent resulted by her actions in the past and the princes’ romantic affections towards her.

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88%

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Fall In Love


一不小心爱上你 / Yī Bùxiǎo Xīn Ài Shàng Nǐ

Cast:

  • Zhang Han as Qin Lang
  • Jiang Kai Tong as Qin Qing / Lan Qingqing
  • Dennis Oh as Shi Ang
  • Pan Zhi Lin as Mi Li

Year: 2011

Episodes: 32 (45 minutes)

Ratings: 1.30

Opening: Yi Bu Xiao Xin Ai Shang Ni (一不小心爱上你) by Zhang Han & Jiang Ying Rong

Ending: Can Que (残缺) by Li Wei 李炜

Insert Songs: Jin Sheng Jin Shi (今生今世) by Zhang Jie

Yan Lei (眼泪) by Wu La

Story/Synopsis:

Qin Qing who lived in a wealthy family until she was 12, when she learned that she and another poor girl Mi Li were switched at birth. Ever-since their lives totally change as both family agree to switch back the two girls rightful identity. Qin Qing and her former brother Qin Lang had a close relationship, both unable to forget each other even after 10 years. Eventually after 10 years of separation Qin Lang return to find Qin Qing whom both fell in love.

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Love Keeps Going


美樂加油 / Mei Le Jia You / Mei Le Go! / 爱上查美乐

Cast:

  • Cyndi Wang as Zha Mei Le / He Yan Qin
  • Mike He as Han Yi Lie
  • Shi Yi Nan as Han Yi Feng
  • Zhang Lun Shuo as He Yan Shao
  • Michelle Zhang as Guo Xuan Xuan

Year: 2011

Episodes: 13 (75 mins)

Ratings: 1.95

Opening theme song: 不哭 (Don’t Cry) by Cyndi Wang

Ending theme song: 黏黏黏黏 (Sticky Sticky) by Cyndi Wang

  • “下一頁的我” (The Next Page of Me) by Cyndi Wang
  • “心中的花園” (Hearts Garden) by Mike He
  • “寂寞暴風雨” (Lonely Storm) by Blue Bird Flying Fish (青鳥飛魚)
  • “情人結” (To Love) by Jing Chang
  • “起来” (Up) by Daniel Chan (陳曉東)

Story/Synopsis:

It all started when Zha Mei Le was just a little girl; she was care free and not really bright. She overheard her parents agreeing to a divorce and deciding which child should stay with who, both of them didn’t want Mei Le, so Mei Le decided to change that. She started doing her best at everything, being well behaved, caring, obedient and even smart! She had tons of certificates, everyone enjoyed to be with her at work, and her boss just admired her hard work. That’s how she even met her boyfriend Han Yi Feng; through her kind and caring soul, even his family loved her.. except his brother, Han Yi Lie. Kind heart-ed Mei Le, was just doing a favor that her boyfriend asked: to pick Yi Lie at the airport, and right from the start, the two of them disliked each other. But on the other hand, Mei Le was also trying really hard to fulfill her boyfriend’s dream of owning a bakery. But when she finds out the her relationship with Yi Feng, isn’t as pure as she thought it was, she finds herself with his brother!

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