Corner With Love (Chinese: 轉角*遇到愛; pinyin: Zhuán Jiǎo Yùdào Aì) is a 2007 Taiwanese drama starring Show Lo 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 Angie Chai (柴智屏) and Huang Jing (黃京) as producers and directed by Lin Helong (林合隆). The drama started filming in May 2006 and wrapped on 13 August 2006.[1] It was filmed on location in Taipei and Kaohsiung in Taiwan; and in Shanghai, China.

Corner with Love
Promotion poster
Also known as轉角*遇到愛
Zhuán Jiǎo Yùdào Aì
Love at the Corner
GenreRomance, comedy
Directed byLin He Long
StarringShow Lo
Barbie Hsu
Opening theme"愛的勇氣" (Love's Courage) by Megan Lai
Ending theme"愛*轉角" (Love*Corner) by Show Lo
Country of originRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Original languageMandarin
No. of episodes16
ProducerAngie Chai
Production locationsTaipei, Kaohsiung and Shanghai
Running time90 minutes (Sundays at 22:00)
Production companyComic Ritz International Production
Original release
NetworkChina Television (CTV)
Release7 January (2007-01-07) –
22 April 2007 (2007-04-22)

It was first broadcast in Taiwan on free-to-air China Television (CTV) from 7 January 2007[2] to 22 April 2007, on Sundays at 22:00. It was also shown on cable TV Eastern Television (ETTV) from 22 January 2007 on Saturdays at 16:30.

Corner With Love was nominated for Best Marketing Programme of the Year at the 42nd Golden Bell Awards in 2007.[3]

Cast edit

Actor Character Relationships
Show Lo Qin Lang (秦朗)
Barbie Hsu Yu Xinlei (俞心蕾)
Chen Zhikai (陳至愷) Yin Shangdong (尹尚東) Xinlei's fiancé
Lu Jiaxin (路嘉欣) Cai Xiaoyang (蔡小陽) Xinlei's rival
Dean Fujioka An Tengfeng (安藤楓) Qin Lang's rival
Fang Fang (方芳) Du Danpo (牡丹婆 aka 阿嫲) Qin Lang's grandmother
Harlem Yu Lian Shengquan (連勝全) Xinlei's family friend
Carolyn Chen (陳珮騏) Wen Bizhu (溫碧珠) Xinlei's workmate in Taiwan
Zhang Liwei (張立威) A Da (阿達) Qin Lang's family friend
Chen Yanru (陳彥儒) Jiu Badao (九把刀) Qin Lang's friend and author
Alien Huang A Yi (阿義) Qin Lang's friend
Fan Ming Cui Ge (崔哥) Qin Lang's boss in Shanghai
Jiang Chao Xiao Pang (小胖) Qin Lang's workmate in Shanghai
Xiao Jian Bao Cheren (包車仁) Qin Lang's workmate in Shanghai
Shen Mengsheng (沈孟生) Qin Hai (秦海) Qin Lang's father
Xi Xian Xinlei's friend in Shanghai

Synopsis edit

Xinlei (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 Shangdong (Chen Zhikai) 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 Lo), 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.

Xinlei 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, 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, Xinlei's parents' company goes bankrupt and they go into hiding to escape their debtors. They mistakenly thought that Shangdong would take care of her, hence only left her a plane ticket and a key to their house in Taiwan. Unfortunately, Shangdong breaks off their engagement, at the insistence of his parents, and becomes engaged to another girl whose family can help them financially. Meanwhile, Xinlei 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 Xibei to return to Taiwan, thinking that they would never meet again. Then, after seeing Xinlei at his engagement party, Shangdong is unable to go through 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 Xinlei by her parents is Qin Lang's house. Xinlei tried to drive Qin Lang's family out of the house which infuriated his grandmother and wanted Xinlei out of the house since she can show no proof of ownership of the house. Knowing that Xinlei has nowhere else to go, Qin Lang lied to his grandmother saying that Xinlei 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 Xinlei 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 edit

Before the pilot episode was aired, Barbie Hsu bet that Corner 's highest rating would be around 2.9, while Chai Zhiping bet on around 3.3. It ended up posting a final average of 2.81, with a peak at around 3.25.[4]

China Television (CTV) Ratings[5]
Original Broadcast Date Episode # Average Rank Peak Notes
7 January 2007 Section 1 2.856 2 3.25
14 January 2007 Section 2 3.2 2 3.62
21 January 2007 Section 3 3.46 2 4.17
28 January 2007 Section 4 3.29 2 3.92
4 February 2007 Section 5 4.12 2 5.06
11 February 2007 Section 6 3.94 2 4.94
18 February 2007 Section 7 3.18 2 3.59
25 February 2007 Section 8 2.57 2 3.04
4 March 2007 Section 9 3.47 2 3.59 CTS Hanazakarino Kimitachihe series finale
TTV Engagement for Love series finale
11 March 2007 Section 10 3.42 1 3.93 Peaked: 6.24 in the 15 to 24 age range.[6]
CTS Summer x Summer premiere
TTV My Lucky Star premiere
18 March 2007 Section 11 3.64 1 4.17
25 March 2007 Section 12 3.94 1 4.56
1 April 2007 Section 13 4.0 1 4.30
8 April 2007 Section 14 4.07 1 4.75
15 April 2007 Section 15 3.96 1 4.53
22 April 2007 Section 16 3.75 1 4.75
Average 3.55

Rival dramas on air at the same time:

Soundtrack edit

Corner with Love
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released19 January 2007
LabelSony Music Entertainment (Taiwan)

Corner * With Love Original Soundtrack (轉角*遇到愛 電視原聲帶) was released on 19 January 2007 by Various Artists under Sony Music Entertainment (Taiwan).[7] It contains twelve songs, in which four songs are various instrumental versions of the six original songs. "Ai De Yongqi" or "Love's Courage" by Megan Lai (賴雅妍) was the opening theme song of the series.[8]

Track listing edit

1."Love's Courage" (愛的勇氣 (Ai De Yong Qi))Megan Lai (賴雅妍) 
2."I Want To Say" (我想要說)Evan Yo 
3."Should Forget You" (該忘了你對不對)Where Chou (周蕙) 
4."Will Forget Today Tomorrow" (明天要把昨天忘記)David Huang (黃大煒) 
5."I Can" (我可以)Evan Yo 
6."Discovery" (發現)Where Chou (周蕙) 
7."Only Me" (只有一個自己)David Huang (黃大煒) 
8."Can You Hear Me"Evan Yo 
9."I Can inst." (我可以)  
10."Stars version inst." (小星星變奏曲)  
11."Romantic version inst." (問候歌)  
12."I Want To Say inst." (我想要說)  

In addition, there are two songs not included in the original soundtrack: The ending theme song entitled "Ai Zhuan Jiao" or "Love*Corner", and an insert song, "Ji Fen" or "How Many Points", both by Show Lo released in his 4th album Speshow Corner With Love Special Edition.[9]

Books edit

  • Corner * With Love TV Drama Novel (轉角*遇到愛電視小說) - ISBN 978-957-803-613-0
  • Corner * With Love TV Drama Novel (Kingstone Limited Edition) (轉角*遇到愛電視小說 金石堂限量版) - ISBN 957-803-613-2
  • Corner * With Love (轉角*遇到愛珍藏手繪本) - Author: Giddens Ko (九把刀) - ISBN 957-803-618-3

Production edit

  • Show reportedly learnt the art of oyster omelette making in a night market as his character is a 3rd generation oyster omelette stall operator.
  • In the drama Show's kiss with Da S is his on-screen first kiss.[10]

International broadcasts edit

Channel Location Dates Times
i-CABLE Entertainment Hong Kong 28 May 2007 to 22 June 2007 Mondays to Fridays from 23:00 to 24:00
ATV Home Hong Kong 1 June 2009 to 29 June 2009 Mondays to Fridays from 19:00 to 20:00
KSCI USA from 25 July 2008 Mondays to Fridays at 19:00
BS-TBS Japan 16 January 2009 to 11 July 2009 Episodes 1-12 Fridays from 23:00 to 23:54
Episodes 13-23 Saturdays from 17:00 to 17:54
Tokyo MX Japan 23 September 2009 to 24 February 2010 Thursday from 22:00 to 22:55
Asahi Broadcasting Corporation Japan 23 September 2009 to 3 March 2010 Wednesdays from 25:56 to 26:51
Hiroshima Home Television Japan 21 October 2009 to 7 April 2010 Wednesdats from 25:21 to 26:21
TV-U Yamagata Japan 22 October 2009 to 1 April 2010 Thursday from 25:14 to 26:09
GMA Philippines
8TV (Malaysia) Malaysia

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ (in Chinese) Show's Blog 秦朗再見了!謝謝你陪我這短短的3個月.你辛苦了! Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine 13 August 2006. Retrieved 2010-09-10
  2. ^ (in Chinese) CRI online 《轉角遇到愛》試片會 大S羅志祥盛裝出席 Archived 2012-07-08 at 7 January 2007. Retrieved 2011-06-24
  3. ^ (in Chinese) Taiwan Television TTV 42nd Golden Bell Awards homepage Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2011-06-23
  4. ^ (in Chinese) ET Da S gambled on TV ratings and happily lost NTD20,000 Archived 2007-01-28 at the Wayback Machine 8 January 2007. Retrieved 2010-09-17.
  5. ^ (in Chinese) China China Times Archived January 26, 2013, at the Wayback Machine - links to current week, choose dates from drop down menu
  6. ^ (in Chinese) Now Da S thanks for Corner With Love ratings number one Archived 2012-03-25 at the Wayback Machine 13 March 2007. Retrieved 2011-06-24
  7. ^ (in Chinese) Sony Music Taiwan Corner*With Love OST album info Archived 2012-04-06 at the Wayback Machine 19 January 2007. Retrieved 2011-05-11
  8. ^ Corner*With Love OST album info Archived 2012-10-08 at the Wayback Machine 19 January 2007. Retrieved 2011-01-04
  9. ^ Show Lo. Speshow: Corner with Love special edition. 2007. CD.
  10. ^ (in Chinese) Show's Blog 這應該是我第一部真正吻戲吧! Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine 20 July 2006. Retrieved 2010-09-10

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