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Bromance (Chinese: 愛上哥們; pinyin: Ài Shàng Gēmen) is a 2015–16 Taiwanese romantic comedy television series starring Baron Chen, Megan Lai, Bii, Sean Lee and Katie Chen.

Bromance
愛上哥們
BromanceSETTV2015.jpg
Bromance promotional poster
Genreromantic comedy, comedy, modern
Created bySETTV
Written byFang Xiao Ren (方孝仁) (Screenwriter coordinator)
Chen Bi Zhen (陳碧真) (Screenwriter coordinator)
Shao Hui Ting (邵慧婷) (Screenwriter coordinator)
Lin Pei Yu (林珮瑜)
Zheng Han Wen (鄭涵文)
Directed byChen Rong Hui (陳戎暉)
StarringBaron Chen
Megan Lai
Bii
Sean Lee
Katie Chen
Opening themeEpochal Times (心時代) by Bii, Andrew Tan, Ian Chen, Dino Lee
Ending themeBottom Line (底線) by Landy Wen
Country of originRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes18
30 (International ver.)
Production
Executive producer(s)Pan Yi Qun (潘逸群)
Chen Bi Zhen (陳碧真)
Producer(s)Fang Xiao Ren (方孝仁)
Rong Jun Yi (戎俊義)
Production location(s)Taiwan
Japan
Running time90 minutes
Production company(s)Golden Bloom Production Co., Ltd. (金牌合作影像製作股份有限公司)
DistributorSETTV
Release
Original networkTTV
SETTV
Picture formatHDTV (1080i)
SDTV (480i)
First shown inTaiwan
Original releaseOctober 18, 2015 (2015-10-18) –
February 21, 2016 (2016-02-21)
Chronology
Preceded byWhen I See You Again
Followed byRefresh Man
External links
Official Website

For her performance in Bromance, Megan Lai won Best Actress at the 2015 Sanlih Drama Awards.

Contents

PremiseEdit

When Pi Ya Nuo (Megan Lai) was born, her arrival was eagerly received by her parents, extended family, and their fortune teller, who gathered in the delivery room to bless the beginning of the Pi Family's heir. Upon hearing her first cry, the fortune teller predicted on the spot that the baby "boy" would grow up to be a great success and a natural-born leader. But when the nurses announced that the baby was a girl, the stunned fortune teller immediately announced that the girl would not survive her childhood unless she lived as a boy for the first 25 years of her life; only then could Ya Nuo change her bad fate and bring prosperity to her family.

Having lived her life as a boy, Ya Nuo was shy and always tried to keep her distance from people to hide her true identity. This mysterious aloofness made her irresistible to the girls around her. One day, she accidentally helped out Du Zi Feng (Baron Chen), who happened to be a triad leader, and his sister, Du Zi Han (Mandy Tao). While Zi Han fell in love with Ya Nuo, Zi Feng became Ya Nuo's "sworn brother" and best friend. Now, with her 26th birthday approaching, Ya Nuo hopes to reveal her true gender without any repercussions.[1]

CastEdit

Main castEdit

Supporting castEdit

Special guest actorsEdit

  • Samuel Tai as Master Yong Chun Quan
  • Esther Wu as high school student
  • Eunice Lin as high school student
  • Fang Yu Xin (方語昕) as high school student
  • Lia Lee as Amy Guo 郭Amy
  • Cheng Xue Shu (程學書) as fortuneteller
  • Titan Huang as boss
  • Wang De Sheng (王德生) as Zi Feng's chief men
  • He Jie Rou as child Xiao Jing
  • Chiu Yi Tien as child Ya Nuo
  • GJ as cruise ship singer
  • Yumi Chao as child Zi Han
  • Tsai Rui Ze as child Zi Feng
  • Le Le (樂樂) as child Yan Ting
  • Mario Pu as Magazine Editor
  • ?? as child Zhe Rui
  • Lin Xuan Yu (林萱瑜) as Eva
  • Jin Wen as Wu Mei Li 盧美麗

SoundtrackEdit

  • "Epochal Times" (心時代) by Bii, Andrew Tan, Ian Chen, Dino Lee
  • "Bottom Line" (底線) by Landy Wen
  • "Back in Time" (逆時光的浪) by Bii
  • "Tender Love / Love you Gently" (愛是妳給的溫柔) by Bii
  • "Quietness" (安靜) by Andrew Tan feat. Miu Zhu
  • "Sunny Day" (晴天) by Derrick Hoh
  • "Fake" (假裝不了) by Derrick Hoh
  • "No One" (沒有之一) by GJ

ProductionEdit

Filming began on September 19, 2015[citation needed].

BroadcastEdit

Network Country First Aired Timeslot
TTV Taiwan October 18, 2015 Sunday 10:00–11:30 pm
SETTV October 24, 2015 Saturday 10:00–11:30 pm
Videoland Drama April 9, 2016 Saturday to Sunday 8:00–10:00 pm
E City Singapore December 5, 2015 Saturday 9:30–11:00 pm
Astro Shuang Xing Malaysia March 23, 2016 Monday to Friday 4:00–5:00 pm
Astro Shuang Xing HD

The show was first broadcast on TTV on October 18, 2015. It aired in the Sunday night 10:00–11:30 pm time slot, which was previously occupied by When I See You Again (Chinese: 他看她的第2眼; pinyin: Tā Kàn Tā de Dì 2 Yǎn).

Episode ratingsEdit

Competing dramas on rival channels airing at the same time slot were:

Air Date Episode Average Ratings Rank
October 18, 2015 1 1.70 1
October 25, 2015 2 2.16 1
November 1, 2015 3 1.89 1
November 8, 2015 4 2.26 1
November 15, 2015 5 2.08 1
November 22, 2015 6 2.10 1
November 29, 2015 7 2.20 1
December 6, 2015 8 2.49 1
December 13, 2015 9 2.65 1
December 20, 2015 10 2.54 1
December 27, 2015 11 2.41 1
January 3, 2016 12 2.60 1
January 10, 2016 13 2.24 1
January 17, 2016 14 2.47 1
January 24, 2016 15 2.14 1
January 31, 2016 16 2.30 1
February 7, 2015: Airing of "2016 Super Star: A Red & White Lunar New Year Special"
February 14, 2016 17 1.96 1
February 21, 2016 18 2.88 1
February 28, 2016 Special Episode 1.08 2
Average ratings 2.28 --

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 Sanlih Drama Awards Best Actor Award Baron Chen Nominated
Best Actress Award Megan Lai Won
Viewers Choice Drama Award Bromance Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bromance". Viki. Retrieved October 28, 2015

External linksEdit