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In Time with You (Chinese: 我可能不會愛你; literally: 'I Might Not Love You') is a 2011 Taiwanese television series written by Mag Hsu and directed by Winnie Chu. It stars Ariel Lin and Chen Bolin.

In Time with You
In Time with You poster.jpg
Promotional poster for In Time with You
Also known as我可能不會愛你
Written byMag Hsu
Directed byWinnie Chu
StarringAriel Lin
Chen Bolin
Andrea Chen
Sunny Wang
Opening theme還是會 - William Wei
Ending theme翅膀 - Ariel Lin
Country of originTaiwan
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of episodes13
Production location(s)Taiwan, Singapore
Running time80 mins
Original networkFTV
First shown inTaiwan
Original release18 September (2011-09-18) –
11 December 2011 (2011-12-11)
Preceded byHayate the Combat Butler
Followed bySkip Beat!
Related showsThe Time We Were Not in Love
External links
Official website



Screenplay manuscripts of In Time with You

Cheng You Qing (Ariel Lin) is the manager of a Taiwanese shoe manufacturer. On her 30th birthday, Cheng You Qing receives an email on "the symptoms of premature aging" from Li Da Ren (Chen Bolin), her best friend who she has known since high school. Unable to accept that he is like a bottle of fine wine that will get better with age and she is like a grape that will dry into a raisin as years go by, she agrees to a bet with Da Ren to see who will get married first before they turn 35. So they start to look for their potential lovers.

However, Da Ren often says the girls he date are not a match for him and at the same time, he is not satisfied with the boys You Qing dates. After Da Ren's relationship with his colleague, Maggie, he admits to Maggie that he has been in love with You Qing the whole time. But there is a coincidence that when You Qing is single, Da Ren has a girlfriend; while Da Ren break up with his girlfriend, You Qing has reconciled with her ex-boyfriend. So Da Ren is always missing the opportunity to tell You Qing his true feelings.

As Cheng You Qing looks around for a potential husband, she discovers that she was surrounded by unacceptable candidates. The only man who could love her despite her ill temper and stubbornness is her best friend. The only problem with this pairing is their extensive friendship.


Actor Character Description
Ariel Lin Cheng You Qing Proud, confident and ambitious; she has a very strong character
Chen Bolin Li Da Ren Kind hearted; knows You Qing very well and loves her.
Andrea Chen Maggie (Li's colleague) Likes Da Ren but is refused by him; innocent and cute, but desperate for a husband
Sunny Wang Ding Li Wei
A brilliant man; likes You Qing; too proud of himself; later found cheating before his and You Qing marriage.
Lin Mei-hsiu You Qing's mother Very kind mom; knows You Qing well; likes Li Da Ren
Luo Bei An You Qing's father Lazy; kind to You Qing's mother; loves You Qing very much
Ying Wei Min Cheng Guan Qing You Qing's brother; lazy; does not like Li Wei to be You Qing's husband
Ma Nan Guan Qing's wife --
Monica Yin Cheng Mei Qing You Qing's happy sister with a happy family
Xie Yu Wei Mei Qing's husband Plain looking; a kind heart
Zhou Dan Wei Da Ren's mother Be viewed as an old princess
Summer Meng Li Tao Tao Da Ren's sister; rebellious and bad tempered; always against her mother
Chin Shih-chieh Bai Shu Da Ren's mother's best friend and later husband
Jerry Huang Henry You Qing's caring ex-boyfriend and co-worker
David Hsu Nic (You Qing's assistant) Gay assistant who attempted to exploit You Qing
Ma Shi Li Manager Likes You Qing very much; repeatedly tries to promote her
Joelle Lu Grace You Qing's stringent co-worker; later boss
Yu Han Mi Lala (Henry's girlfriend) Cute and young
Ya Zi (丫子) Lu Xing Di You Qing and Da Ren's high school classmate; guileless; complete plastic; married a rich guy
Emerson Tsai Di Shu
Zeng Wei Hao Da Cong
Li Wei Wie Zi Lin
Jasper Liu Mei Nan
An Wei Ling Mei Mei
Jesseca Liu Huang Hai Yan Girl who had a crush on Li Da Ren
Nick Shen Woody
Joanne Tseng Chen Pingan Best friend of Lin Kai, but also likes him
A-Bin Fang Lin Kai Best friends with Pingan, works in the Singapore Airport with Da Ren
Pearl Hsieh Xiao mi You Qing's subordinate staff


In Time with You
Soundtrack album
Released19 October 2011 (2011-10-19)
LabelLinfair Records

In Time with You Original Soundtrack (我可能不會愛你 電視原聲帶) was released on 19 October 2011, by various artists under Linfair Records.[1] It contains ten songs, three of which are instrumental versions. The opening theme song is "Hai Shi Hui" or "Still Am" by William Wei, while the ending theme song is by Ariel Lin entitled "Chi Bang" or "Wings".

Track listingEdit

1."Still Am" (還是會 (Hai Shi Hui))William Wei 
2."Wings" (翅膀 (Chi Bang))Ariel Lin 
3."I Won't Like You inst." (我不會喜歡你)  
4."Still Am inst." (還是會)  
5."Starting Now" (現在開始 (Xian Zai Kai Shi))Biung Wang 
6."A Friend of a Friend" (普通朋友的朋友 (Pu Tong Peng You De Peng You))Tsai Chang Hsien 
7."Tiptoe Love" (踮起腳尖愛 (Dian Qi Jiao Jian Ai))Hong Pei Yu 
8."Wings inst." (翅膀)  
9."I Won't Like You" (我不會喜歡你)Bolin Chen 
10."Rotating Door" (旋轉門)Aggie Hsieh 


Formosa Television (FTV) ratings[2]
Original broadcast date Episode number Average Timeslot rank Notes
18 September 2011 1 1.41 2
25 September 2011 2 1.24 2 CTS They Are Flying finale
2 October 2011 3 1.65 2 CTS Ring Ring Bell premiere
9 October 2011 4 2.09 2
16 October 2011 5 2.34 2
23 October 2011 6 2.56 2
30 October 2011 7 2.64 2
6 November 2011 8 3.11 2 CTV Love Recipe finale
13 November 2011 9 3.07 2
20 November 2011 10 3.62 2
27 November 2011 11 3.54 2
4 December 2011 12 3.65 2
11 December 2011 13 5.51 1
Average - 2.80 2

Rival dramas on air at the same time:

International broadcastingEdit

The drama was shown in other countries including China, Singapore, Hongkong, Canada, United States, Malaysia and Korea. In Japan, the drama was broadcast on So-net from 12 September to 28 November 2012, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 18:00 to 19:02. It was also shown on BS NTV from 27 February to 7 August 2013 on Wednesdays at 23:00 to 24:00.[3] The drama was also broadcast on Japanese cable channel DATV with Japanese subtitles.[4] In Singapore, it began on 28 September 2011 on Starhub's cable channel E City.[5]

In Thailand, it was shown on Channel 7 beginning on 25 November 2014 at 02:00 to 03:00.[6]


A Korean drama remake titled The Time We Were Not in Love, starring Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook, aired on SBS in June 2015.[7]

Thailand will be adapting the series in 2018, starring Mo Monchanok Saengchaipiangpen and Pae Arak Amornsupasiri.[citation needed][needs update]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipients Result
2012 47th Golden Bell Awards[8] Best Television Series In Time with You Won
Best Actor Chen Bolin Won
Best Actress Ariel Lin Won
Best Supporting Actress Lin Mei-hsiu Won
Best Director in a Television Series Winnie Chu Won
Best Writing for a Television Series Mag Hsu Won
Best Editing In Time with You Nominated
Best Marketing In Time with You Won


  1. ^ In Time with You Original soundtrack album info 19 October 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  2. ^ (in Chinese) China Times Archived 26 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine (Links to current week, choose dates from drop down menu.) Retrieved 10 May 2011
  3. ^ "華流ドラマ「イタズラな恋愛白書". Asia Dramatic TV (in Chinese). So-net Entertainment Corporation. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
    - "In Time with You" (in Japanese). Nippon Corporation. Archived from the original on 8 May 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. ^ "台湾ドラマ/アジアドラマ/イベント / イタズラな恋愛白書 〜In Time With You〜". Discover Asia-entat Television (in Japanese). Digital Adventure, Inc. Archived from the original on 16 January 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Marina Bay Sands hosts the stars of Taiwanese drama, In Time With You". ETB Travel News. 25 August 2011. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  6. ^ "ละคร In Time With You: เกินห้ามใจไม่ให้รัก". (in Thai). 5 September 2015.
  7. ^ Jin, Min-ji (16 April 2015). "Ha Ji-won picks next drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  8. ^ (in Chinese)"第47屆金鐘獎得獎名單出爐", Apple Daily. Retrieved 31 July 2013.

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