My Queen (Chinese: 敗犬女王; pinyin: Bài Quǎn Nǚwáng), also known as Defeated Queen or Queen of No Marriage, is a 2009 Taiwanese romantic-comedy television series. The television drama was produced by Sanlih E-Television starring Ethan Juan and Cheryl Yang.[1] It was first aired on January 4, 2009 on TTV after Invincible Shan Bao Mei and last aired on May 31, 2009.[2][3]

My Queen
Promotional poster
Also known asDefeated Queen
Queen of No Marriage
Directed byChing-Chen Lin
StarringEthan Juan
Cheryl Yang
Sylvia Yang
Lene Lai
Opening theme(沒有如果) There's No If by Fish Leong
(別再為他流淚) Don't Shed Any More Tears for Him (episode 3,4,7) by Fish Leong
Ending theme(愛情之所以為愛情) The Reason For The Love Of Love by Fish Leong
Country of originTaiwan
Original languagesMandarin
No. of episodes21 episodes
Original release
NetworkTTV/Sanlih E-Television
ReleaseJanuary 4 (2009-01-04) –
May 31, 2009 (2009-05-31)

Synopsis edit

Shan Wu Shuang (Cheryl Yang), a 33-year-old beautiful, hardworking yet single woman, meets Lucas (Ethan Juan), a 25-year-old romantic and handsome regular worker. There is an 8-year age difference between the two lovers.[4]

Cast edit

Main edit

  • Ethan Ruan as Lucas (25 y.o) - Workerman, helper of JJ, sometimes an assistant at iFound magazine and bodyguard of Shan Wu Shuang. He was previously an outstanding medical student, but after the death of Han Xiang-Yun, his girlfriend, his grades dropped and he was expelled from medical school.
  • Cheryl Yang as Shan Wu Shuang (33 y.o) - The main editor in iFound magazine's store (social, politics and case department, mid-level chief). She was always top of the class from primary school to university and is hard-working in her jobs. She is single, although she previously had a relationship with Song Yun-Hao and nearly married him, until an accident six years ago caused a misunderstanding between them.
  • Sylvia Yang as Han Jia Jia (21 y.o) - A new trainee worker at iFound and the younger sister of Han Xiang-Yun (Lucas' ex-girlfriend).
  • James Wen as Song Yun Hao (34 y.o) - A world-famous cameraman and past-boyfriend of Shan Eu Shuang. He once dated Wu Shuang and wanted to marry her, but because of his job, it didn't come about. He had an accident and did not tell Wu Shuang, which destroyed their love.
  • Harry Chang as JJ (25 y.o) - Classmate and best friend of Lucas, and manager of the Hot Spring Hotel. He is dating Han Jia-Jia.

Supporting edit

  • Jessica Song as Lu Guang Lin - Teacher and Ke Menghan's wife.
  • Da Bing as Romeo - Senior editor of iFound magazine; single.
  • Amanda Chu as Xie Zhiqi - Co-editor of iFound magazine.
  • Ying Wei-min as Zhang Ruoji - photographer for iFound magazine.
  • Peixu Li as Weier Gang - Editor of iFound magazine; attracted to Xie Zhiqi
  • Jun Laiting as Madan Na - Reporter for iFound magazine.
  • Zhao Zi Qiang (趙自強) as Ceng Dafang - Works for iFound magazine, owns a hotel. He is married to Lin Chunzhi, and they have one child.
  • Wei-Min Chen as Ke Menghan - Lu Guanglin's husband. They have a daughter.
  • Lin Mei-hsiu as Dan Lin Chunzhi - Single mother; in love with the head of Warriors High School.
  • Wang Dao as Lu Tiancheng - Lucas's father; a doctor.

Guest appearances edit

  • Ko Chia-yen as Han Hsiang-yun - Ex-girlfriend of Lucas; has asthma; accidentally drowned in the sea
  • Qu Zhong Heng as Ke You-Zheng - A politician from a small village, and National Party candidate for Prime Minister
  • Liu Xiao Li as Ketai Tai - Wife of Ke You and National Party chairman's daughter.
  • Chen Bor-jeng as Xu Zimo - Boyfriend of Lin Chunzhi
  • Du Shi Mei
  • Xiang Yu Jie (also known as Xiang Li Wen) as Lin Laoshi - English teacher at Warriors High School.
  • Huang Tai An as a security guard
  • Hei Mian as a Jeweller's shop employee
  • Ma Li Ou as a TV host - Host of "Cheers" and "Love at 5".
  • Junior as Edison - Han Jia Jia's ex-boyfriend. He owns a motorbike company.
  • Lene Lai as Lin Mei-Huan - Schoolmate of Lucas in high school.
  • Zhuang Zhuang as the vice-chairman of the Da Wei Hotel.
  • Fu Tian-ying as Da Tou-ting - University classmate of Shan Wu Shuang.
  • Zhong Xing-ling as Da Du-yi - University classmate of Shan Wu Shuang.
  • Ehlo Huang as Yue Fei - The doctor who did Wu Shuang's pre-marital health check and is attracted to her.
  • Zhang Qin-yan as Chloe - Leslie's helper for many years.
  • Ba Yu as Wu Jing-jing - Adviser to Lai Dian
  • Zhang Zhao-zhi as Mr. Tang - One of main targets for Shan Wu Shuang
  • Sun Peng as the husband of Da Du-yi. He appears in a photo.
  • Akio Chen as a manager of an engine store
  • Lu Man-yin as Man-yin Jie - Worker in Hot Spring Hotel, which belongs to JJ's family.
  • Ye Min-zhi as an editor of U Watch magazine store
  • Chen Wei-ling [zh] as a flower store worker
  • Di Qiu as Xiao Zheng - Classmate of Lucas at school
  • Wong JingLun as Xiao Chen - Classmate of Lucas at school
  • XuanXuan as A-Rui
  • Fish Leong as a radio DJ

Broadcast edit

Network Country/location Airing date Timeslot Notes
TTV Taiwan January 4, 2009 Sundays, 10pm Premiere
SETTV January 10, 2009 Saturdays, 9pm Cable TV premiere
TTV January 11, 2009 Sundays, 1pm Replays[5]
SETTV January 17, 2009 Sundays, 1:30pm
June 3, 2009 Mondays to Fridays, 8pm
June 4, 2009 Mondays to Fridays, 12am
June 4, 2009 Mondays to Fridays, 1pm
December 23, 2010 Mondays to Fridays, 8pm
TTV January 26, 2011 Mondays to Fridays, 10am
東森戲劇台 December 25, 2011 Saturdays - Sundays, 6pm
中華電信MOD 044星光偶像HD台 June 11, 2012 Mondays to Fridays, 8-9pm
TVB J2 Hong Kong January 17, 2010 Sundays, 8:30pm Overseas[6]

Soundtrack edit

My Queen
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMay 22, 2009
LabelBelieve In Music

My Queen Original Soundtrack (CD+DVD) (敗犬女王之情歌無雙影音雙冠原聲天作之盒 (1CD+1DVD)) was released on May 22, 2009 by Fish Leong under Believe In Music. It contains seventeen songs, and a DVD version which contains Fish Leong's Fall in Love & Songs album's music video and karaoke. The opening theme song is "No Ifs" or "Ru Guo", while the ending theme song is "The Reason For The Love Of Love".[7]

Track listing edit

1."No Ifs" (敗犬女王(OT:沒有如果)) 
2."No Ifs (耶誕節的情侶餐 ver.)" (耶誕節的情侶餐 (OT:沒有如果)) 
3."No Ifs (犬樣的人生 ver.)" (犬樣的人生 (OT:沒有如果)) 
6."The Reason For The Love Of Love (一個人淋雨 ver.)" (一個人淋雨 (OT:愛情之所以為愛情)) 
7."Dare Not (完美單無雙 ver.)" (完美單無雙 (OT:Secretly 不敢當)) 
9."No Ifs (不精明女王 ver.)" (不精明女王 (OT:沒有如果)) 
11."The Reason For The Love Of Love (不能哭!! ver.)" (不能哭!! (OT:愛情之所以為愛情)) 
12."No Ifs (花錢找男人!!?? ver.)" (花錢找男人!!?? (OT:沒有如果)) 
13."No Ifs (只想單純在一起 ver.)" (只想單純在一起 (OT:沒有如果)) 
14."The Reason For The Love Of Love (要條件?要感覺? ver.)" (要條件?要感覺? (OT:愛情之所以為愛情)) 
16."The Reason For The Love Of Love (面對一個人的感覺 ver.)" (面對一個人的感覺 (OT:愛情之所以為愛情)) 
17."Don't Shed Any More Tears for Him (只要我們在一起 ver.)" (只要我們在一起 (OT:別再為他流淚)) 
Fall in Love & Songs's music video and karaoke DVD
1."Don't Shed Any More Tears for Him" 
2."No Ifs" 
3."Hug Tightly" 
5."Love Song" 
6."Sky Lantern" 
7."Dare Not" 
8."The Reason For The Love Of Love" 
9."Belonging To" 
10."Find A Person" 
12."Nursery Rhymes" 

Episode ratings edit

Since its first broadcast, My Queen topped the ranks with the total average of 5.69.[8] Its drama competitors were CTV's Love or Bread, ToGetHer, and Boys Over Flowers, and CTS's Prince + Princess 2 and Knock Knock Loving You. The viewers survey was conducted by AGB Nielsen.[9]

Date Episode Ratings Rank
2009-Jan-04 01 4.03 1
2009-Jan-11 02 4.07 1
2009-Jan-18 03 4.66 1
2009-Feb-01 04 4.59 1
2009-Feb-08 05 5.32 1
2009-Feb-15 06 5.18 1
2009-Feb-22 07 5.34 1
2009-Mar-01 08 5.95 1
2009-Mar-08 09 5.93 1
2009-Mar-15 10 5.94 1
2009-Mar-22 11 5.83 1
2009-Mar-29 12 6.49 1
2009-Apr-05 13 6.63 1
2009-Apr-12 14 5.98 1
2009-Apr-19 15 5.99 1
2009-Apr-26 16 6.62 1
2009-May-03 17 6.59 1
2009-May-10 18 6.24 1
2009-May-17 19 5.56 1
2009-May-24 20 5.29 1
2009-May-31 21 7.35 1
Average 5.69 1

Remake edit

A South Korean remake titled A Witch's Love aired on tvN in 2014, starring Uhm Jung-hwa and Park Seo-joon.[10][unreliable source?]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Ceremony Category Recipient Result
2012 47th Golden Bell Awards[3] Best Television Series My Queen Nominated
Best Actress Cheryl Yang Nominated
Best Supporting Actor James Wen Nominated
Best Drama Program Guide My Queen Nominated
Best Program Marketing My Queen Nominated
Best Channel Advertising My Queen Won

References edit

  1. ^ "My Queen casts". TTV. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  2. ^ "My Queen official website". TTV. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  3. ^ a b (in Chinese) TTV 44th Golden Bell Awards homepage Retrieved 25 Sept 2010
  4. ^ "My Queen official blog". SETTV. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  5. ^ 中華電信MOD的收視戶看不到敗犬女王了!!救命!
  6. ^ 結局別再猜啦!楊謹華不嫁小天 繼續做「敗犬女王」
  7. ^ "My Queen Original TV Soundtrack (CD) + Fish Leong - Fall In Love And Songs MV+Karaoke (DVD) ". YesAsia. Retrieved 2013-08-26.
  8. ^ "My Queen official website. SETTV. Retrieved 2013-08-26.
  9. ^ (in Chinese)"中時娛樂" Archived 2013-01-26 at the Wayback Machine. Showbiz Times.
  10. ^ "Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Seo Joon in Talks to Star in tvN Remake of Taiwan's My Queen". Soompi. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-17.

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