Tie the Knot (TV series)

Tie the Knot (Chinese: 媽咪的男朋友, literally, "Mommy's Boyfriend") is a 2014 Taiwanese romantic-comedy television series. The television drama was produced by Sanlih E-Television (SETTV), with Cheryl Yang as the female lead and Nylon Chen and Kingone Wang as the male leads. Shooting began on May 9, 2014, and the first episode aired on May 28, 2014 on SETTV.

Tie the Knot
Promotional poster
Also known asMommy's Boyfriend
GenreRomance, Comedy
Created bySanlih E-Television
Written byJung Han-wen (鄭涵文),
Yongfang Huang (黃永芳),
Wu Xiangying (吳香穎),
Chen Pei Yin (陳佩吟)
Directed byXu Pei Shan (許珮珊)
StarringCheryl Yang 楊謹華
Nylon Chen 陳乃榮
Kingone Wang 王傳一
Opening theme"打呼" (Snore) by Will Pan and Rainie Yang
Ending theme"每一次戀愛" (Mei Yi Ci Lian Ai) by Rachel Liang
Country of originRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Original languageMandarin
No. of series1
No. of episodes70
ProducerLiu Qiu Ping (劉秋平)
Production locationTaiwan
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesSanlih E-Television 三立電視
Golden Bloom Production Co., Ltd. 金牌風華影像製作公司
XieLi Video Production Co., Ltd. 協利影像製作股份有限公司
Original release
Release28 May (2014-05-28) –
2 September 2014 (2014-09-02)

Plot edit

Li Xiao Mei (Cheryl Yang) is a career woman who has a new boss, Huang Shi Jia (Nylon Chen), at the wedding-planning firm where she works. Ironically, she finds it difficult to find a man to marry because of past experiences with her father, but she has had a child using donated sperm and is raising the girl as a single parent. Wedding gown designer Liu Zi Jun (Kingone Wang) and her boss Shi Jia start to fall in love with her and each tries to win her over.[1]

Cast edit

Main cast[2]
  • Cheryl Yang (楊謹華) as Li Xiao Mei (厲曉玫)
  • Nylon Chen (陳乃榮) as Huang Shi Jia (黃世家)
  • Kingone Wang (王傳一) as Liu Zi Jun (留子俊)
  • Dou Dou (豆豆) as Li Hao Hao (厲好好)
  • Tao Man Man (陶嫚曼) as Huang Shi Ting (黃世婷)
  • Sun Qi Jun (孫其君) as Ou Ping Kang (歐品康)
Minor cast
  • Zhang Pei Hua (張佩華) as Huang Hong Yuen (黃鴻元)
  • Yang Li-yin (楊麗音) as Wang Yi Qin (王憶琴)
  • Chen Zhi Qiang (陳志強) as Ma Lian Chuan (馬兩傳)
  • Liu Yu Jing (劉宇菁) as You Zhi Lin (尤芷琳)
  • Zeng Wei Lin (曾威菱) as Xie Ya Fei (謝雅妃)
  • Guan Jing Zong (管謹宗) as Manager v總經理)
  • Di Zhi Jie (狄志杰) as Li Xiao Long (厲曉龍)
  • Yao Han Yi (瑤涵沂) as Zhu Jia Zhen (朱桂珍)
  • Shen Hai Rong (沈海蓉) as Song Jin Yu (宋金玉)
  • Shen Meng-sheng (沈孟生) as Li Cheng Gong 厲成功
  • Amanda Chou (周曉涵) as Rima

Production edit

The series marked the first time that singer Nylon Chen had landed a leading role. In preparation for his acting break, Chen stepped up his exercise regime, running and training in the gym, as well as dieting to improve his fitness.[3]

Cheryl Yang returned to SETTV after four years away from the network; she had appeared in a succession of female lead roles on other networks since her career break on My Queen in 2009.[4] She again took on the role of a mother,[5] having previously starred as a single mother in the 2012 series Once Upon a Love.[6]

The series mainly filmed at Minsheng Pavilion (民生館進行劇中場地) and Amazing Hall (晶宴會館) in Taiwan; these locations were used as banquet halls and wedding reception venues for the characters.[7][deprecated source]

Broadcast edit

Network Country/Location Airing Date Timeslot
SETTV[8] Taiwan May 28, 2014 Mondays to Fridays, 8pm to 10pm
Eastern Integrated Taiwan[9] Mondays to Fridays, 10pm to 11pm
Astro Shuang Xing[10] Malaysia June 12, 2014 Mondays to Fridays, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
VV Drama[11] Singapore July 1, 2014 Mondays to Fridays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Amarin TV[12] Thailand January 24, 2015 Mondays to Fridays, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Soundtrack edit

Tie the Knot
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedSeptember 5, 2014
LabelUniversal Music Taiwan

The Tie the Knot Original Soundtrack (媽咪的男朋友 電視原聲帶) CD was released on September 5, 2014 by Universal Music Taiwan. It contains 12 songs performed by various artists, including five original songs and seven instrumental versions. The opening theme song is "打呼" or "Snore" by Will Pan and Rainie Yang, while the closing theme song, "每一次戀愛" or "Every Time I Fall In Love", is by Rachel Liang.[13]

Track listing edit

1."Snore" (打呼)Will PanWill PanWill Pan and Rainie Yang 
2."Every Time I Fall In Love" (每一次戀愛)林夕Chen Wei Ling (陳韋伶)Rachel Liang 
3."Bump Bump" (碰碰)Guan Qi Yuan (管啟源)Paul Drew, Greig Watts, Pete Barringer, Christopher WortleyCyndi Wang 
4."Exclusively For You" (專屬於你)Linianhe (李念和) and Will PanWill PanWill Pan 
5."After I Say I Love You" (說愛妳以後)Nylon ChenNylon ChenNylon Chen 
6."Snore" (兩小無猜版 version) Will PanInstrumental 
7."Snore" (調皮幽默版) Will PanInstrumental 
8."Every Time I Fall In Love" (痛徹心扉版Instrumental) Chen Wei Ling (陳韋伶)Instrumental 
9."Every Time I Fall In Love" (浪漫愛情版) Chen Wei Ling (陳韋伶)Instrumental 
10."Bump Bump" (愛意親密版 version) Paul Drew, Greig Watts, Pete Barringer, Christopher WortleyInstrumental 
11."Bump Bump" (暖心幸福版 version) Paul Drew, Greig Watts, Pete Barringer, Christopher WortleyInstrumental 
12."An Indescribable Taste" (Guitar Solo version) Chen Qi Yue (陳啟樂)Instrumental 

Episode ratings edit

The pilot episode of Tie the Knot ranked fifth amongst the television shows airing in the same time slot. It went up to the fourth spot on the day the second episode aired, and stayed at that spot until the end of the series, with the exception of the tenth week. The total viewer average garnered a rating of 1.22 percent. Its drama competitors were SETTV's Ordinary Love; FTV's Dragon Dance; TTV's Monga Woman, Super M, and Sun After The Rain; CTV's Happiness on the Moon and Perfect Couple; CTS' Unique Flavor and 綜藝王見王; and DaAi TV's 幸福魔法師, 頂坡角上的家, and 情牽萬里. The viewers survey was conducted by AGB Nielsen.[14]

Awards edit

Year Ceremony Category Result
2014 Sanlih Drama Awards[15] Best Ladykiller Award
Zhang Pei Hua (張佩華)
Best Actress Award
Cheryl Yang
Audience Choice Award for
Most Popular Drama

References edit

  1. ^ "Tie the Knot Synopsis". SETTV (in Chinese). Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Tie the Knot: Cast". SETTV. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  3. ^ "媽咪男友愛裸身 大膽襲胸直呼爽". Now News (in Chinese). Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  4. ^ "楊謹華 單親媽力挽「敗犬」風光". LTN (in Chinese). 2 May 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  5. ^ "杨谨华欲找老外借精生子 要求多遭吐槽". Sina Weibo (in Chinese). Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  6. ^ "楊謹華贊成凍卵 宣傳《媽咪的男朋友》". Yahoo Taiwan (in Chinese). Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  7. ^ "媽咪的男朋友收視告捷 楊謹華扮幸福推手再創女王經典". ET Today (in Chinese). Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Tie the Knot official website at SETTV". SETTV. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Tie the Knot official website at EBC". EBC. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Tie the Knot official website at Astro". Astro. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Tie the Knot information at StarHub". StarHub. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Tie The Knot ยุ่งนัก สื่อรักตัวจิ๋ว ซีรี่ย์พาเพลิน จ.-ศ. 14.00 น. AMARIN TV HD ช่อง 34". youtube (in Thai). Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Tie The Knot Original TV Soundtrack (OST)". Yesasia. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  14. ^ "TV Ratings: Top prime-time ratings". Chinatimes (in Chinese). Archived from the original on June 20, 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  15. ^ "2014 Sanlih Drama Awards Nominees". Weibo (in Chinese). Sanlih TV. Retrieved 21 April 2015.

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