Saturday, April 12, 2008

Fated to Love You!

Fated To Love You

I love, love, love this Taiwanese drama. I read the synopsis on DramaWiki and thought to myself "Sheree, this really sounds like a good one." So I hop on over to my favorite streaming site and watched the first episode. Then, they were getting their streams from a really bad fansub site. Thankfully a professional fansubbing site stepped up and the episodes are "sugoi!" (awesome!)

For those who don't watch Asian dramas have to understand that most of their comic shows are usually over exaggerated and are based loosely on mangas (comics). They are extremely different than what we see on American television. But after seeing so many Asian comedies, I have to say they are refreshing and not boring at all.

This show, in particular, you find yourself routing for Xin Yi. To a degree, this show closely resembles a "Cinderella" story. The synopsis below, I think, is a little "off." Xin Yi is a very kind, sweet girl. She is considered an "ugly duckling" and wants to find the "prince" her late father promised she would marry one day. A co-worker (Gu Chi~like Gucci) she has been dating, we come to find out, is a womanizer and treats her unwell. Xin Yi doesn't know it yet and decides that if she gave up her virginity he would eventually ask her to marry him. So she buys them both a ticket for an overnight cruise. While on board, Gu Chi is cheating on her. Xin Yi is coming down with a cold and takes medicine to sort of drugs her up. At the same time all this is happening, Cun Xi is preparing his room to propose to his ballerina girlfriend. The ballerina girlfriend (Anna) is a self-centered brat. On her way to meet Cun Xi, she gets a call telling her she got a part in ballet in NY city. So she ends up leaving. Cun Xi is stood up but he doesn't know it yet. While waiting for Anna, he ends up drinking some spiked alcohol from some devious culprits who have bad intentions for Cun Xi. Xin Yi is a little "loopy" and tries to go back to her cabin. She ends up in the wrong cabin and lies in the bed. Cun Xi goes back to his cabin and finds "Anna" lying in the bed. He gets in....and well, let's just say "don't come a knockin' if the boat is a rockin'". After a passionate night, they both wake-up and realize they weren't with their intendeds. So the story goes from there.....................

This show is currently airing so there are only 4 episodes out and the next should be out soon (tomorrow??).

A really unfashionable working class girl Chen Xin Yi has the desire to tie down her handsome boyfriend to be with her. Due to certain reasons, her boyfriend gets her to go on a love cruise and she started to ponder on how to lose her virginity and tie down her boyfriend. Xin Yi ended up taking cold medicine which made her drowsy and went into Ji Cun Xi's room. Cun Xi is the sole male heir to his family's company and has been in love with his girlfriend, Anna, for a long time. He planned to propose to Anna on the boat but she didn't turn up on the cruise. An island owner added drugs into Cun Xi's drink and Cun Xi became disorientated and returned to his own room. Xin Yi and Cun Xi end up having a one night stand. Xin Yi later finds out that she's pregnant and Cun Xi's grandmother forces them to get married. Will a couple forced to marry for the sake of their unborn child find love with each other?

Chen Qiao En as Chen Xin Yi 陳欣怡
Ethan Ruan as Ji Cun Xi 紀存希
Baron Chen as Dylan
Bianca Bai as Anna

Magic Cleaner
Tan Ai Zhen (譚艾珍) as Ji Wang Zhen Zhu 紀汪珍珠
Wang Juan as Ji Liu Xiu Ling 紀劉秀玲
Tian Jia Da (田家達) as Ji Zheng Ren 紀正人
Na Wei Xun as Anson

Jiang Mu Island
Lin Mei Xiu as Chen Lin Xi Shi 陳林西施
Song Xin Ni (宋新妮) as Chen Qing Xia 陳青霞
Zhong Xin Ling (鍾欣凌) as Wu Chen Feng Jiao 烏陳鳳嬌
Chen Wei Min (陳為民) as Wu Qi Qi 烏柒柒
Luo Bei An (羅北安) as Wu Lu Lu 烏陸陸

Yan Jia Le (顏嘉樂) as Rebecca
Patrick Li (李沛旭) as Gu Chi 古馳
Carolyn Chen as Mary 瑪莉
Bai Zhi Ying (白芝穎) as Tian Tian 恬恬
Lin Guan Yu (林冠宇) as Anthony 安東尼
Tony Fish (余炳賢) as Lawyer Chen
Yan Sheng Yu (鄢勝宇) as Xin Yi's coworker

Production Credits
Producer: Zhu Li Li 朱莉莉, Chen Yu San, Chen Yi Jun 陳一俊
Director: Chen Ming Zhang
Screenwriter: Zhou Ping Zhi 周平之, Wang Guo Guang 王國光, Chen Xin Yi, Zou Wei Gang 鄒維剛, Du Xin Yi 杜欣怡, Wu Zhi Xin 吳至信
*All info given thanks to DramaWiki!*

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