Monday, June 20, 2011

CORNER WITH LOVE







Corner With Love (traditional Chinese: 轉角*遇到愛; simplified Chinese: 转角*遇到爱; pinyin: zhuán jiǎo yù dào aì) is a 2007 Taiwanese drama starring Show Luo and Barbie Hsu (aka Da S). It was produced by Comic Ritz International Production (可米瑞智國際藝能有限公司) with Chai Zhi Ping and 黃京 as producers and directed by Lin He Long (林合隆). The drama started fliming in May 2006 and wrapped on 13 August 2006.[1] It was filmed on location in Taipei, Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Shanghai, China.
It was first broadcast in Taiwan on free-to-air China Television (CTV) (中視) from 7 January 2007 to 22 April 2007, on Sundays at 22:00. It was also shown on cable TV Eastern Television (ETTV) (東森電視) from 22 January 2007 on Saturdays at 16:30.

Cast

Actor
Character
Relationships
Qin Lang (秦朗)

Yu Xin Lei (俞心蕾)

Yin Shang Dong (尹尚東)
Xin Lei's fiancé
Cai Xiao Yang (蔡小陽)
Xin Lei's rival
An Teng Feng (安藤楓)
Qin Lang's rival
Du Dan Po (牡丹婆 aka )
Qin Lang's grandmother
Lian Sheng Quan (連勝全)
Xin Lei's family friend
Wen Bi Zhu (溫碧珠)
Xin Lei's workmate in Taiwan
Zhang Li Wei (張立威)
Ah Da (阿達)
Qin Lang's family friend
Chen Yan Ru (彥儒)
Jiu Ba Dao (九把刀)
Qin Lang's friend and author
Ah Yi (阿義)
Qin Lang's friend
Cui Ge (崔哥)
Qin Lang's boss in Shanghai
Xiao Pang (小胖)
Qin Lang's workmate in Shanghai
Bao Che Ren (包車仁)
Qin Lang's workmate in Shanghai
Shen Meng Sheng (沈孟生)
Qin Hai (秦海)
Qin Lang's father

Xi Xian
Xin Lei's friend in Shanghai

Synopsis

Xin Lei (Barbie Hsu) is an intelligent, confident and beautiful girl who has never known a day of hardship. Her father is a wealthy business tycoon in Shanghai and she is engaged to Yin Shang Dong (Chen Zhi Kai) who in her eyes is also perfect in every way. She lives a life of fairytale as everyone dote and treat her like a princess. Until one day, she meets Qin Lang (Show Luo), when her car and his bicycle crash into each other by accident at a corner. Qin Lang is a frustrated artist whose father abandoned him and his mother to pursue his passion for painting. He went to Shanghai with the hopes of pursuing his dream of becoming an artist but was cheated out of his money, passport and plane ticket. In order to earn enough money to go home to Taiwan he works as a cook, making oyster omelette, a skill passed down by his grandmother.
Xin Lei and Qin Lang meet again when she goes to a restaurant that specialises in Taiwanese food, that Qin Lang happens to works at. She wanted to learn how to make oyster omelette (ô-á-chian or 蚵仔煎), in order to impress her fiancé's parents with her cooking skills. He is initially reluctant to teach her as he is annoyed by her princess complex but at the same time, he is drawn to her. After much bickering and mis-understanding they become friends.
Then, Xin Lei's parents' company goes bankrupt and they go into hiding to escape their debtors. They mis-guidedly thought that Shang Dong would take care of her, hence only left her a plane ticket and a key to their house in Taiwan. Unfortunately, Shan Dong breaks off their engagement, at the insistence of his parents, and becomes engaged to another girl whose family can help them financially. Meanwhile Xin Lei is left to rely on her best friend Xi Xian and Qin Lang, who found himself wanting to protect her and does everything in his power to cheer her up. However at the bidding of his grandmother, he had to leave Xie Lei to return to Taiwan, thinking that they would never meet again. Then, after seeing Xin Lei at his engagement party, Shan Dong is unable to go thru with it. So his parents asked her to break away and leave Shanghai. Whereupon she goes to Taiwan to stay in the house her parents left her.
Coincidentally, it turns out that the house that was left to Xin Lei by her parents is Qin Lang's house. Xin Lei tried to drive Qin Lang's family out of the house which infuriated his grandmother and wanted Xin Lei out of the house since she can show no proof of ownership of the house. Knowing that Xin Lei has nowhere else to go, Qin Lang lied to his grandmother saying that Xin Lei is his girlfriend who is now penniless and homeless and plead to let her stay. The grandmother reluctantly lets her stay under the condition that she has to help with the household chores and she has to find a job and pay her rent for staying in the house.
A series of unfortunate events happen which leads Xin Lei to face up to her life's situation and learn to adapt to her new environment. She is unable to give up her princess complex but little by little, warmed up to Qin Lang's family and the kind of life they live. In the end, she would have to make a choice between staying as a princess in her castle or to lead a simple life of a commoner for love.

Ratings

Before the pilot episode was aired, Barbie Hsu bet that Corner 's highest rating to be around 2.9, while Chai Zhi Ping bet on around 3.3. It ended up posting a final average of 2.81, with a peak at around 3.25.[2]
Original Broadcast Date
Episode
Nationwide
Rank
Peak
7 January 2007
01
2.856
2
3.25
14 January 2007
02
3.2
2
3.62
21 January 2007
03
3.46
2
4.17
28 January 2007
04
3.29
2
3.92
4 February 2007
05
4.12
2
5.06
11 February 2007
06
3.94
2
4.94
18 February 2007
07
3.18
2
3.59
25 February 2007
08
2.57
2
3.04
4 March 2007
09
3.47
2
3.59
11 March 2007
10
3.42
1
3.91
18 March 2007
11
3.64
1
4.17
25 March 2007
12
3.94
1
4.56
1 April 2007
13
4.0
1
4.30
8 April 2007
14
4.07
1
4.75
15 April 2007
15
3.96
1
4.53
22 April 2007
16
3.75
1
4.75
Average

3.55


SourceChina Times
Rival dramas on air at the same time

Multimedia

Music

  • Opening theme song: "愛的勇氣" Ai De Yong Qi (Love's Courage) by Megan Lai (賴雅妍)
  • Ending theme song: "*轉角" Ai Zhuan Jiao (Love*Corner) by Show Luo
  • Insert song: "幾分" Ji Fen (How Many Points) by Show Luo
The two songs by Show were released in his 4th album Speshow Corner With Love Special Edition
Corner * With Love Original Soundtrack (轉角*遇到愛 電視原聲帶)[3]
Track listing[4]
  1. "愛的勇氣" Ai De Yong Qi (Love's Courage) - Megan Lai (賴雅妍)
  2. "我想要" (I Want To Say) - Evan Yo
  3. "該忘了你對不對" (Should Forget You) - Where Chou (周蕙)
  4. "明天要把昨天忘記" (Will Forget Today Tomorrow) - David Huang (黃大煒)
  5. "我可以" (I Can) - Evan Yo
  6. "發現" (Discovery) - Where Chou (周蕙)
  7. "只有一個自己" (Only Me) - David Huang (黃大煒)
  8. "Can You Hear Me" - Evan Yo
  9. "我可以" (I Can) - instrumental
  10. "小星星變奏曲" (Stars version) - instrumental
  11. "問候歌" (Romantic version) - instrumental
  12. "我想要" (I Want To Say) - instrumental

Books

  • Corner * With Love TV Drama Novel / 轉角*遇到愛電視小 - ISBN 978957806130
  • Corner * With Love TV Drama Novel (Kingstone Limited Edition) / 轉角*遇到愛電視小(金石堂限量版) - ISBN 9578036132
  • Corner * With Love / 轉角*遇到愛珍藏手繪本 - Author: Giddens (九把刀) - ISBN 9578036183

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