The Perfect Match (TV series)

The Perfect Match (Chinese: 極品絕配; pinyin: jí pǐn júe pèi; literally "Need for a Perfect Match") is a 2017 Taiwanese romantic comedy series. It was first broadcast on 3 March 2017.

The Perfect Match
極品絕配
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The Perfect Match promotional poster
GenreRomance
Comedy
Created bySanlih E-Television
Written byWang You Zhen 王宥蓁
Zhang Qing Hui 張清慧 (Ep. 4-6, Ep. 15-22)
Xuan Huang 玄黃 (Ep. 6-11, Ep. 15-22)
Zhan Yun Ru 詹韵如 (Ep. 11-22)
Directed byLuo An De 羅安得
StarringWu Kang-jen
Ivy Shao
Ben Wu
Xiao Man
Nylon Chen
Opening theme"Pray for Love 為愛而愛" by GBOYSWAG
Ending theme"Playhouse 家家酒" by Jia Jia
Country of originTaiwan
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of episodes22+1
Production
Executive producer(s)Hong Ren Zhong 洪任中
Producer(s)Sun Zheng Quan 孫證荃
Production location(s)Taiwan
Running time75 minutes
Production company(s)Tung Hsin Entertainment Co., Ltd
Sanlih E-Television
Release
Original networkSET Metro
Picture formatSDTV (480i)
HDTV (1080i)
First shown inTaiwan
Original release3 March (2017-03-03) –
4 August 2017 (2017-08-04)

PlotEdit

Huo Ting En is a renowned chef who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. He specializes in Curry dishes from Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and India at his restaurant, La Mure. He crosses paths with Night Market chef Wei Fen Qing after netizens claim that her dishes are a cheaper version of his. Love eventually blooms between the two, but their union is hindered by a past secret.

CastEdit

Main castEdit

  • Wu Kang-jen as Huo Ting En is a celebrated chef, general manager of Yanis corporation's and head chef at a high end restaurant La Mure. He feels guilty over his sister's death. Wei Fen Qing reminds him of his sister and he decides to teach her how to make curry. He falls for her but decides to stay away due to a past tragedy.
  • Ivy Shao as Wei Fen Qing is a strong and loving girl who owns a cooking stall at the night market, named as Civilian version of Huo Ting En by the netizens on the internet. She aspires to revive the name of her father, the Curry King. She accepts the challenge of Ting En to recreate his taste but loses and ends up as his apprentice. She eventually falls for him.
  • Ben Wu as Meng Shao Wei is the wealthy heir who leaves home for love but finds a new life working in the night market and befriending Wei Fen Qing. He has feelings for Wei Fen Qing but she only sees him as a friend.
  • Xiao Man as Meng Ru Xi is a food critic, sister of Meng Shao Wei, who falls for Huo Ting En and helps him on many occasions but he doesn't reciprocate her feelings. She eventually gets together with Huo Tian Zhi.
  • Nylon Chen as Huo Tian Zhi is the second son of Huo family, assistant general manager of Yanis corporation and step brother of Huo Ting En. He loves his brother and makes efforts to unite Meng Ru Xi and Huo Ting En only to fall for Ru Xi after having a one night stand with her.

Supporting castEdit

CameoEdit

SoundtrackEdit

BroadcastEdit

Network Country Airing Date Timeslot
SET Metro   Taiwan 3 March 2017 Friday 10:00-11:30 pm
EBC Variety 4 March 2017 Saturday 10:00-11:30 pm
iQiyi 3 March 2017 Friday 24:00
CTS 6 July 2017 Monday to Friday 9:00-10:00 pm
Astro Shuang Xing   Malaysia 3 March 2017 Friday 10:00-11:30 pm
E City   Singapore 9 April 2017 Sunday 9:30-11:00 pm
Dorama   Russia 19 October 2017 Monday to Friday 19.05 pm

RatingsEdit

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

Air Date Chapter Average Ratings Rank
Mar 3, 2017 1 1.43 2
Mar 10, 2017 2 1.50 2
Mar 17, 2017 3 1.75 1
Mar 24, 2017 4 1.59 1
Mar 31, 2017 5 1.67 1
Apr 7, 2017 6 1.50 1
Apr 14, 2017 7 1.57 1
Apr 21, 2017 8 1.57 1
Apr 28, 2017 9 1.59 1
5 May 2017 10 1.67 1
12 May 2017 11 1.84 1
19 May 2017 12 1.67 1
26 May 2017 13 1.64 1
Jun 2, 2017 14 1.50 1
Jun 9, 2017 15 1.64 2
Jun 16, 2017 16 1.69 2
Jun 23, 2017 17 1.45 2
Jun 30, 2017 18 1.74 2
Jul 7, 2017 19 1.41 2
Jul 14, 2017 20 1.46 1
Jul 21, 2017 21 1.66 1
Jul 28, 2017 22 2.13 1
Aug 4, 2017 Special Episode -- --
Average ratings 1.621 --

^Note 1 : The average rating calculation does not include special episode.

External linksEdit