Fabulous 30 (Chinese: 女人30情定水舞間; pinyin: nǚ rén 30 qíng dìng shuǐ wǔ jiān) is a 2014 Taiwanese television series produced by Sanlih E-Television. Starring Vivi Lee, Ling Hung, Albee Huang, Danson Tang, Darren and Hans Chang as the main cast.[1] The Chinese title literally translates to "Woman 30 Love Dancing Water", which is in reference to the three main female characters. Filming took place from January 3, 2014 till May 24, 2014 and was filmed as the drama aired. First original broadcast began February 11, 2014 on SETTV channel airing weekly from Monday till Friday at 8:00-9:00 pm. Final episode was aired on May 27, 2014 with 76 episodes total.[2]

Fabulous 30
Promotional poster
Also known asLove in the House of Dancing Water
女人30情定水舞間
GenreRomance
Comedy
Created bySanlih E-Television
Written byHuang Guo Su, Chu Hui Ping (ep. 6-25)
Zheng Ying Ming (ep. 11-76)
Xiao Zong Feng (ep. 26-59)
Directed byZhang Jia Xian
StarringVivi Lee
Ling Hung
Albee Huang
Danson Tang
Darren
Hans Chang
Opening theme"I'm There Beside You 我在你身旁" by Irene Luo
Ending theme"Years Are Like A Sharp Blade 歲月這把刀" by Freya Lim
Country of originTaiwan
Original languageMandarin
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes76
Production
ProducersLiang Han Hui
Xu Zhi Yi
Production locationsTaiwan
Macau
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesSanlih E-Television
Eastern Shine Production
Original release
NetworkSET Metro
Release11 February (2014-02-11) –
27 May 2014 (2014-05-27)
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Synopsis edit

Three friends in their thirties approach love and life differently. Worrywart Xu Wan Ting (Vivi Lee), lives life superstitiously. She was recently dumped by her boyfriend only to find out two month later that he is set to marry someone else. Career minded woman Jiang Wen Qi (Jennifer Hong), is fierce. She and her husband Lu Zhi Yuan (Hans Chang), decide to divorce but lies to their young daughter that she has to be away from home because of long business trips. Then there is their younger friend Xia Zhi Qin (Albee Huang), who is turning thirty soon. She is a free spirit who doesn't seem to want a committed relationship. To get away from everyday life and refresh herself from her recent divorce Wen Qi takes her friends on a getaway trip to Macau for fun and relaxation. At Macau the three ladies meet rich heir Edward Ai De Hua (Danson Tang), who has no plans to settle down and his homely friend Eric Lin Wei Zhong (Darren Qiu) who seems to only worry about his finances.[3][4]

Cast edit

Main cast edit

Supporting cast edit

Guest role edit

  • Edison Huang [zh] as He Li Jie
  • Jeanine Yang as Chen Yi Wen
  • Lo Pei An as Mao Ruo Wang
  • Patrick Lee as Edison
  • Irene Luo as herself
  • Wang Liang Jing as Feng Zi Qiang
  • Que Xiao Yu as Xiao Ming
  • Yin Zhong Min as Wang Jia Rui
  • Lu Yi Lung as Xu Zheng Hong
  • Ban Tie Xiang as Ai Da Xiong
  • Livia Yin as Angel
  • Grace Ko as Jiang Cai Ling

Soundtrack edit

Fabulous 30
Original TV Soundtrack (OST)
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released20 May 2014
GenreMandopop
LanguageMandarin
LabelRock Records (TW)
滾石國際音樂股份有限公司

Fabulous 30 Original TV Soundtrack (OST) (女人30 情定水舞間 電視原聲帶) was released on May 20, 2014 by various artists under Rock Records (TW) label. It contains 10 tracks total. The opening theme "I'm There Beside You 我在你身旁" by Irene Luo 羅美玲 is not featured on the soundtrack. The closing theme is track 1 "Years Are Like A Sharp Blade 歲月這把刀" by Freya Lim 林凡.

Track listing edit

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Years Are Like A Sharp Blade" (歲月這把刀)Freya Lim 林凡4:22
2."I’m Just Afraid Not Able To Be By Your Side" (我只是害怕不在妳身旁)Nine Chen 陳零九4:31
3."Is It Love Or Companion?" (是愛還是陪伴)Shi Shi 孫盛希4:10
4."Break Into Your Life, Give You A Love" (闖入你的生命,帶給你一段愛情)Instrumental3:55
5."I Want Your Thoughts Indefinitely" (我要你的無限期思念)Instrumental3:38
6."Love To Spend Years On, The Constant Pursuit Of Lost" (歲月在愛情上消磨,不斷追求與失去)Instrumental3:44
7."Well Over 30 Should Strive To Love" (過了三十也要努力愛情)Instrumental2:55
8."I Wish You Love Naughty Bickering, Is The Love?" (你情我願的調皮鬥嘴,是愛嗎?)Instrumental2:55
9."Love Your Brow" (情定你的眉宇間)Instrumental3:31
10."I Met You Down Eight Life Mold?" (遇見你倒了八輩子霉?)Instrumental3:31

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The following songs are not featured in the official soundtrack CD release.

  • I'm There Beside You 我在你身旁 by Irene Luo 羅美玲
  • I'm There Beside You (Longing version) 我在你身旁 (心情思念版) by Irene Luo 羅美玲
  • Can't Hold You 套不住 by Freya Lin 林凡 (Feat. Adrian Fu 符致逸)
  • Don't Understand Loneliness (Sad version) 不懂寂寞 (分離悲傷版) by Irene Luo 羅美玲
  • Don't Understand Loneliness 不懂寂寞 by Irene Luo 羅美玲
  • I Don't Wanna Go by Jossie Qiu 裘芝
  • Say Loudly I Love You 大聲說愛你 by Jossie Qiu 裘芝
  • When I Think Of You 當我想著你的時候 by Mandy Tao 陶嫚曼
  • One Take by Adrian Fu 符致逸

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Publications edit

* 3 May 2014 : S-Pop Vol. 16 May 2014 (華流 5月號/2014) - barcode 4717095574632 - Author: Sanlih E-Television 三立電視監製

For the May 2014 issue of S-Pop magazine, lead actors Danson Tang and Darren Qiu are featured on the cover of the regular edition of the magazine issue.[8]

DVD release edit

* 20 June 2014 : Fabulous 30 (Part I) (DVD) (Taiwan Version) - DVD All Region - Disc: 5 (Ep.1-36) - Publisher: Horng En Culture Co., Ltd. (TW)

Official Taiwan version of the drama DVD set part 1 showing episode 1 to 36, comes in original Mandarin language and Chinese subtitles only.[9]

* 8 July 2014 : Fabulous 30 (Part II) (DVD) (Taiwan Version) - DVD All Region - Disc: 5 (Ep.37-76) - Publisher: Horng En Culture Co., Ltd. (TW)

Official Taiwan version of the drama DVD set part 2 showing episode 37 to 76, comes in original Mandarin language and Chinese subtitles only.[10]

* 27 June 2014 : Fabulous 30 (DVD) (Malaysia Version) - DVD Region 3 - Disc: 19 (Ep.1-76) - Publisher: Multimedia Entertainment SDN. BHD.

Malaysia version of the drama DVD set contains 19 disc with complete episodes 1 to 76, comes in original Mandarin language with Chinese, English and Malaysian subtitles.[11]

Filming Locations edit

Fabulous 30 was filmed on location in Taiwan and Macao, China. The opening and closing sequence of the drama was filmed in Macao at the Virtual Aquarium Mermaids at City of Dreams and various tourist attraction in Macao.[12]

Development and casting edit

  • On January 2, 2014 the main cast was unveiled at a press conference held on the outer grounds of SETTV headquarters.[13]

Broadcast edit

Network Country Airing Date Timeslot
SETTV   Taiwan February 11, 2014 Monday to Friday 8:00-9:00 pm
ETTV Monday to Friday 10:00-11:00 pm
Astro Quan Jia HD   Malaysia February 26, 2014 Monday to Friday 6:30-7:30 pm
StarHub TV   Singapore March 17, 2014 Monday to Friday 7:00-8:00 pm
TVB J2   Hong Kong September 24, 2014 Monday to Friday 12:30-1:30 pm
Amarin TV   Thailand March 31, 2015 Monday to Friday 1:30-3:00 pm

Episode ratings edit

Air Date Episodes Weekly Average Ratings Rank
February 11–14, 2014 1-4 1.80 4
February 17–21, 2014 5-9 1.74 3
February 24–28, 2014 10-14 1.54 3
March 3–7, 2014 15-19 1.64 4
March 10–14, 2014 20-24 1.66 3
March 17–21, 2014 25-29 1.63 3
March 24–28, 2014 30-34 1.70 3
March 31-April 4, 2014 35-39 1.67 3
April 7–11, 2014 40-44 1.64 3
April 14–18, 2014 45-49 1.60 4
April 21–25, 2014 50-54 1.57 4
April 28-May 2, 2014 55-59 1.70 4
May 5–9, 2014 60-64 1.75 4
May 12–16, 2014 65-69 1.77 3
May 19–23, 2014 70-74 1.86 3
May 26–27, 2014 75-76 2.29 3
Average ratings 1.70

Awards and nominations edit

Year Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2014 2014 Sanlih Drama Awards 華劇大賞

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Best Actor Award Danson Tang Nominated
Darren Qiu Nominated
Best Actress Award Vivi Lee Nominated
Ling Hung Nominated
Best Screen Couple Award Danson Tang & Albee Huang Nominated
Best Kiss Award Danson Tang & Albee Huang Nominated
Best Crying Award Hans Chang & Ling Hung Won
Best Foolishly Award Tan Ai-chen Nominated
China Wave Award Danson Tang Nominated
Weibo Popularity Award Danson Tang Nominated
Viewers Choice Drama Award Fabulous 30 Nominated

References edit

  1. ^ [1] Archived 2014-12-30 at the Wayback Machine 小薰婚前守貞禁喇舌 嘗一夜情使壞. Retrieved 12-29-2014 (in Chinese)
  2. ^ [2] Archived 2014-12-30 at the Wayback Machine 《女人30》李維維自嘲愛情老卡關. Retrieved 12-29-2014
  3. ^ [3] Archived 2014-12-30 at the Wayback Machine Fabulous 30 viki page. Retrieved 12-29-2014
  4. ^ [4] Archived 2014-12-30 at the Wayback Machine Fabulous 30 soompi page. Retrieved 12-29-2014
  5. ^ [5] Archived 2014-12-30 at the Wayback Machine Fabulous 30 Soundtrack info. Retrieved 12-29-2014
  6. ^ [6] Archived 2014-12-30 at the Wayback Machine Fabulous 30 kkBOX Soundtrack info. Retrieved 12-29-2014
  7. ^ [7] Archived 2014-12-30 at the Wayback Machine Extended OST info. Retrieved 12-29-2014
  8. ^ [8] Archived 2014-10-27 at the Wayback Machine May 2014 issue of S-Pop magazine. Retrieved 12-30-2014
  9. ^ [9] Archived 2014-12-30 at the Wayback Machine Fabulous 30 (Part I) DVD info. Retrieved 2014-12-30
  10. ^ [10] Archived 2015-03-26 at the Wayback Machine Fabulous 30 (Part II) DVD info. Retrieved 2014-12-30
  11. ^ [11] Archived 2015-03-17 at the Wayback Machine Fabulous 30 MalaysiaDVD info. Retrieved 2014-12-30
  12. ^ [12] Archived 2014-10-17 at the Wayback Machine City Of Dreams website. Retrieved 12-29-2014
  13. ^ [13] Archived 2014-12-30 at the Wayback Machine UPDATES ON FABULOUS 30 WITH DANSON TANG ADDED TO THE CAST + PRESS CONFERENCE. Retrieved 12-29-2014
  14. ^ [14] Archived 2014-12-14 at the Wayback Machine 2014華劇大賞/燈燈~完整得獎名單在此!. Retrieved 12-14-2014

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