Upcoming Taiwanese drama: Quietly Falling in Love with You

One of my readers, Lina, has requested several times that I do a post about Taiwanese actor Ming Dao’s upcoming dramas, so here is the first part of it. Ming Dao’s career first took off in 2005 with the incredibly poular drama The Prince Who Turns Into a Frog with Chen Qiao En. He has three dramas set to come out in 2009/2010. He finished filming Quietly Falling in Love with You, which he stars in with Dylan Kuo of The Outsiders, and is also working on  both Always Smile! and Staying By Sunshine, Staying By You, in the latter of which he will be re-teaming with Chen Qiao En.

First up, Quietly falling in Love with You (note-don’t be confused, there’s apparently a Korean drama with the same name, in fact I heard this one is a remake of the Korean drama, but whatever the case, they’re two separate dramas):


-Also known as  Qiao Qiao Ai Shang Ni

-Currently filming

-Broadcast date: March or April 2009

-Categorized as an “idol drama” because of the presence of Ming Dao and Dylan Kuo

Characters :
Ming Dao – Zhao Guan Xi
Dylan Kuo/Guo Pin Chao – Chen Xue Ge
Wu Ya Xin – Yao Zi Wang
Jiang Yi – Zhao Guan Li
Li Xiao Lu – Tang Qing Wu

Zhao Guan Xi(Ming Dao) is a “playboy” and an attractive but ruthless person. Growing up in a very wealthy family, he’s accustomed to getting whatever he wants. When he falls in love with Yao Zi Wang(Wu Ya Xin), he tries to threaten her family into forcing her to marry him. But Yao Zi Wang is already in love with Chen Xue Ge(Dylan Kuo), a violinist. She closed her heart, rejecting Zhao Guan Xi who forced her into marriage.

Characters’ description(credit: Crunchyroll)

Ming Dao – An entrepreneur, a rich young leader of Taiwan, a cold-hearted playboy. He has a lot of power and influence in the business world. When he fell in love with the main female lead, he used forceful and tough means to make her be engaged and married to him. This develops into a very interesting love.

Guo Pin Chao – A violin player who is forced to return to Taiwan when his family runs into financial difficulties in order to take over the family business.

Wu Ya Xin – Originally a strong woman, sees that Guo Pin Chao’s company can help her cut her ties with her family’s control. In the business world, she had connections to Guo Pin Chao, with her feelings, she was swaying between Guo Pin Chao and Ming Dao.

Jiang Yi – a strong woman, when she wants something, it always gets to her. In the drama, she likes Guo Pin Chao, doing everything for him. She even put down her social status to help him in his small business, always at his side. At the end, when she sees Wu Ya Xin and Guo Pin Chao going to get married, she is deeply hurt.

Li Xiao Lu – Guo Pin Chao’s ex-gf. A cello player. The person that Guo Pin Chao always loved.

Pics and an interview/behind-the-scenes:

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Upcoming dramas in 2009(mostly Taiwanese)

Cain and Abel – premiers February 18, stars So Ji-Sub, Han Ji-Min, and Chae Jung-ahn – I am really excited about this. I love So Ji-Sub from what I’ve seen so far, and I always like a show about doctors(and brothers) 🙂

Swallow the Sun – stars Lee Wan, story about two men who grow up as best friends and then become bitter rivals

Infernal Lover, starring Mike He, also known as Hua Wu Fei Xue – not sure when this will premier, they’re shooting it right now

Superstar Express, also known as To Get Her, starring Rainie Yang, premiers February 15

Black and White, starring Vic Zhou and Mark Chao, premiers April 11(Vic, unless you deliver a good performance in this drama, I’m giving up on you. I’m not kidding)

Full House 2 is happenning but there’s precious few details on it yet aside from the fact that it will premier in August

Starlit, starring Jerry Yan and Terri Kwan(read: girl who always plays Vic Zhou’s secondary girl), began airing yesterday, but I’m going to stay as far away from it as possible. I honestly crack up every time I read the casting list again. They managed to pair together two of the absolute worst actors in the whole industry – as the main leads of a drama. I like the dramas both Jerry and Terri are in. But they can’t act to save their lives, particularly Terri.

Extravagant Challenge– starring Jerry Yan and Ariel Lin(again, two actors I don’t particularly like), the drama has been postponed indefinitely

Triple, however, is possibly the drama I’m most excited about. Stars Min Hyo-Rin and…Kang Ji Hwan, I think, though to be honest I checked three different sources and they all listed a different actor! so who knows. It’s about figure skaters, however, which imo is something you can’t go wrong with(almost). Premiers May 2009.