Saturday, July 11, 2009

Drama Review: It started with a kiss


Title: 惡作劇之吻 / 恶作剧之吻 / E Zuo Ju Zhi Wen
English Title: It Started With A Kiss
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Episodes: TV: 20, DVD: 30
Broadcast network: CTV / GTV
Broadcast period: 2005 Sep 25 - 2006 Feb 12
Air time: Sundays 22:00 to 23:30
Opening theme song: Say U Love Me by Jason and Lara
Ending theme song: E Zuo Ju by Wan Lan Yin
Insert songs: See It Started with a Kiss OST
Related shows: It Started With A Kiss 2
Ariel Lin as Yuan Xiang Qin 袁湘琴
Joe Cheng as Jiang Zhi Shu 江直樹
Jiro Wang as Jin Yuan Feng 金元豐
Tiffany Xu as Pei Zi Yu 裴子瑜
Cyndi Chaw as Ah Li's wife / Jiang Zhao Zi
Zhang Yong Zheng as Jiang Wan Li
Tang Cong Sheng as Yuan You Cai
Zhang Bo Han as Jiang Yu Shu
Liu Rong Jia as Liu Ya Nong
Yang Pei Ting as Lin Chun Mei
Jason as Wang Hao Qian 王皓謙
Bianca Bai as Bai Hua Lan
Qian De Men as Direct Bai
Lai Zhi Wei as Du Jian Zhong
Wu Wen Hong as Ah Hong
Wang Di Jun as Zhang Lang
Chen Bo Zheng as Kong Ling Yang
Yao Cai Ying as Wen Zhen Guan
Hong Jiao Nang as Yang Da Xin / Xiang Qin's teacher
Lee Shiau Shiang as Chang Wu Ren
Yan Ya Lun as Chun Mei's boyfriend, Ah Bu
Yvonne Yao as Zhi Shu's teacher
Kitamura Toyoharu
Producer: Chen Zi Han 陳芷涵 / Jerry Feng 馮家瑞 / Qi Yang Lin 齊鍚麟 / Wang Xin Gue 王信貴
Director: Qu You Ning
Screenwriter: Qi Yang Lin 齊鍚麟
After an earthquake destroyed Xiang Qin's house, she and her father moved in with the family of her father's college buddy, Uncle Ah Li. To her surprise, the kind and amicable aunt and uncle are the parents of her cold and distant schoolmate Jiang Zhi Shu, a genius with an IQ of 200 whom not too long ago rejected her endless crush on him. Will the close proximity give her a second chance to win Zhi Shu's heart? Or, will her love for him end under his cold words? What happens when there is competion for his heart?
The series was based on the Japanese shoujo manga "Itazura na kiss" (Mischievous kiss) by Tada Kaoru. The are 23 volumes of the manga. There is no ending for the manga; the series was still running in Margaret when the author passed away at the age of 38 from a brain aneurysm.
Itazura na Kiss (TV Asahi, 1996) is the Japanese adaptation.
The filming of It Started with a Kiss lasted one entire year. Some scenes were filmed in different seasons, which resulted in many goofs.
The director, Qu You Ning, made two cameos in the drama: One as the fat, middle age woman on a bus who accuses Ah Jin was taking advantage of her and another as Zhi Shu's boyfriend in Xiang Qin's imagination (birthday gift giving scene).
The sequel is set to air in September 2007 due to the show's high ratings (60.1%, third most popular drama in the country) in Taiwan.
My Review
Ok, I'll start off with first impressions, when I started watching it I thought it looked pretty dumb of a drama, and I thought ...of boy another one of those really lame Taiwanese dramas, but then after watching one episode eek, I got addicted to it. (its a really funny drama) watch the first episode and you'll understand what i mean. its a bout this girl that really likes this guy and she finally decides on proposing and telling him that he likes her but haha ...something happens its really funny, watch it now!

a little fact: The main actress Ariel Lin is one of the best actors in Taiwan she won a goldlden bell for best actress. her acting skills are superb, shes awesome.

I rate this drama a 5star/5star


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