Fated to Love You (2008 TV series)

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Fated to Love You
Fated To Love You-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Fated to Love You
Also known as命中注定我愛你
Mìng zhòng zhù dìng wǒ ài nǐ
GenreRomance, comedy
Written byPan Yiqun, Chen Xin Yi, Du Xinyi
Directed byChen Ming Zhang (陳銘章)
Starring
Opening theme"99次我愛他" (99 Times I Love Him) by Shorty Yuen
Ending theme"心願便利貼" (Sticky Note With Wishes) by Quack Wu and Shorty Yuen
Country of originRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Original language(s)Mandarin, Taiwanese
No. of episodes24
Production
Location(s)Taiwan, Hong Kong and Shanghai
Running time90 minutes
Production company(s)Sanlih E-Television (SET)
Broadcast
Original channelTaiwan Television (TTV)
Original run16 March 2008 (2008-03-16) – 24 August 2008 (2008-08-24)
Chronology
Preceded byBull Fighting (鬥牛,要不要)
Followed byInvincible Shan Bao Mei (無敵珊寶妹)
Related showsLove You (醉後決定愛上你)
Fated to Love You
External links
TTV homepage
 
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Fated to Love You
Fated To Love You-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Fated to Love You
Also known as命中注定我愛你
Mìng zhòng zhù dìng wǒ ài nǐ
GenreRomance, comedy
Written byPan Yiqun, Chen Xin Yi, Du Xinyi
Directed byChen Ming Zhang (陳銘章)
Starring
Opening theme"99次我愛他" (99 Times I Love Him) by Shorty Yuen
Ending theme"心願便利貼" (Sticky Note With Wishes) by Quack Wu and Shorty Yuen
Country of originRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Original language(s)Mandarin, Taiwanese
No. of episodes24
Production
Location(s)Taiwan, Hong Kong and Shanghai
Running time90 minutes
Production company(s)Sanlih E-Television (SET)
Broadcast
Original channelTaiwan Television (TTV)
Original run16 March 2008 (2008-03-16) – 24 August 2008 (2008-08-24)
Chronology
Preceded byBull Fighting (鬥牛,要不要)
Followed byInvincible Shan Bao Mei (無敵珊寶妹)
Related showsLove You (醉後決定愛上你)
Fated to Love You
External links
TTV homepage

Fated to Love You (Chinese: 命中注定我愛你; pinyin: Mìng zhòng zhù dìng wǒ ài nǐ), also known as You're My Destiny, Sticky Note Girl or Destiny Love, is a 2008 Taiwanese drama starring Joe Chen, Ethan Juan, Baron Chen and Bianca Bai. It was produced by Sanlih E-Television and directed by Chen Ming Zhang (陳銘章) with location filming in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Shanghai. It holds the record for the highest average single-episode rating at 10.91 with a peak at 13.64 for episode 20 broadcast on 27 July 2008,[1] and broke the previous record held by The Prince Who Turns Into a Frog.

The series was first broadcast in Taiwan on free-to-air Taiwan Television (TTV) (台視) from 16 March 2008 to 24 August 2008, every Sunday at 22:00 and cable TV Sanlih E-Television (三立電視) from 22 March 2008 to 30 August 2008, every Saturday at 21:00.

Fated to Love You was nominated in 2008 for six awards at the 43rd Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan. It was awarded the 2008 Best Television Series and Best Marketing Programme.

Fated to Love You is now aired on Saturday's on Hawaii's KIKU Television at 8:00.

Synopsis[edit]

Chen Xin Yi (Joe Chen) is an unfashionable office lady, who has the desire to tie down her boyfriend. She plans and pays for a romantic love cruise, hoping to lose her virginity and thus keep her boyfriend. On the same cruise is Ji Cun Xi (Ethan Juan), the wealthy sole heir of a soap and cleaning products company. He had planned to propose to long-time girlfriend Anna (Bianca Bai) but was unaware that she never boarded the cruise. Anna was a professional ballet dancer and chose a main role in a world tour over Cun Xi. Xin Yi is devastated when she finds her boyfriend cheating on her and he tells her that he planned to break up with her. In a huge mix-up involving alcohol and carelessness, Xin Yi and Cun Xi end up spending the night together, only in the morning realizing the mistake.

Although they vow to forget about the incident and continue on with their lives, Xin Yi soon finds out that she is pregnant and the news soon reaches to Cun Xi. Initially, they decide to have an abortion, but Cun Xi changes his mind at the last minute and offers to financially support Xin Yi until the birth, but her family rejects this and thinks abortion is best. Cun Xi's grandmother, however, is ecstatic over having a great-grandchild and forces the two to get married. Cun Xi and Xin Yi agree to divorce as soon as the baby is born and she will turn over custody to him, and never see each other again. She, however, refuses to accept any money he offers her for the pregnancy, which makes him question her motive for agreeing to the marriage. Xin Yi had only agreed to the marriage in hopes of giving the baby a happy family, but she knows that it's not possible if she and Cun Xi are not in love. She meets and begins a friendship with Dylan, a kind young man from Shanghai who sympathizes with her in her situation and seems genuinely interested in her. He later becomes her confidant and backbone when she fights with Cun Xi, who distrusts him. Dylan reveals to her that his lifetime goal is to find his long-lost biological sister, who was separated from him during childhood.

Still in love with Anna and thinking Xin Yi became pregnant to get money from him, Cun Xi struggles between his selfishness and taking responsibility. Xin Yi feels deeply burdened with guilt for her mistake and struggles to stand up for herself and become more than just a sticky note in other people's lives. Eventually Cun Xi realizes his love for Xin Yi and the child she is carrying, and starts to wonder what life would be like if they lived together as a family. Unfortunately, Anna unexpectedly returns and Cun Xi is forced to lie about being married and the pregnancy. His grandmother eventually reveals the truth to Anna, who is devastated. Enraged, Cun Xi tells Xin Yi that he wishes she and the baby would disappear forever, and begins the divorce papers. When she finds out that Cun Xi won't marry her until the baby is born, Anna gives abortion agreement papers to Xin Yi and says it's from Cun Xi. Sad and confused, Xin Yi decides to take the baby and raise it alone. At a party, Cun Xi feels guilty for how he treated Xin Yi after finding out she, not Anna, bought his birthday watch, and runs to find her. She pleads with him to let go of her and tries to run away from him. Xin Yi gets involved in a car accident and she had a miscarriage. She then moves to Shanghai with Dylan to get away from Cun Xi, and signs the divorce papers. Cun Xi refuses to sign them and vows to find her so they can reconcile and truly be a married couple.

Two years later, Xin Yi has becomes a successful pottery teacher and is in a relationship with Dylan, while Cun Xi has become engaged to Anna but still continues his search for Xin Yi. Cun Xi eventually finds Xin Yi again and tries to make her forgive him for how he treated her, and tries many tricks to prove to her that his love for her is genuine. Xin Yi is not able to forgive him, accusing him of being glad that she lost the baby. Cun Xi then decides to go along with marrying Anna, but when Xin Yi visits the island for the first time in two years, Cun Xi finds out that Anna was the one responsible for the miscarriage and why Xin Yi hates him. Mad by this, Cun Xi cancels the wedding with a heartbroken Anna and tries to make amends with Xin Yi by telling her that he didn't want her to get rid of the baby. Xin Yi is still reluctant to forgive him and he tells her what really happened that led to the miscarriage. Afterwards, with her newly awakened feelings of love, Xin Yi forgives him and Dylan finds out that Anna is his sister, and the two are reunited as siblings. As punishment for the tricks he played on her, Xin Yi tricks Cun Xi to be in a barrel and hits him so he went off the heel and he lost his eyesight temporary so she decided to be with him until he get his eyesight back. The next day, he got his eyesight but he pretended that he still have lost his eyesight to make her stay by his side. She then finds out he tricked her again and is able to acknowledge that she still has feelings for him. She goes to the doctor to see if she can give birth again but the doctor said the possibility to have children is so low due to the miscarriage she had before. On the same day, Cun Xi asked Xin Yi to marry him but she rejected the offer since she knew that Cun Xi's grandmother wanted a grandson for the Ji family tenth generation. With the support of Cun Xi and their families, she finally agrees to marry him and they have a formal wedding. Shortly after, she becomes ill and finds out that the hospital that told her she was infertile is a fraud. Afterwards, Xin Yi finds out she is pregnant, and later gives birth to a baby boy, who is named after her first baby.

Cast[edit]

ActorCharacterRelationships
Joe ChenChen Xin Yi (陳欣怡) / ElaineCun Xi's wife
Ethan JuanJi Cun Xi (紀存希)Xin Yi's husband
Baron ChenDylan / Dai Jian Ren (戴建仁)Cun Xi's rival
Bianca BaiAnna / Shi An Na (石安娜) / Dai Xin Yi (戴欣怡)Xin Yi's rival
Tan Ai Zhen (譚艾珍)Ji Wang Zhen Zhu (紀汪珍珠) / Grandma (奶奶)Cun Xi's grandma
Na Wei XunAnsonCun Xi's trusted but nosy assistant
Lin Mei Shiu (林美秀)Chen Lin Xi Shi (陳林西施)Xin Yi's mother
Jessica SongChen Qing Xia (陳青霞)Xin Yi's eldest sister
Zhong Xin LingChen Feng Jiao (陳鳳嬌)Xin Yi's second sister
Wei Min GeWu Qi Qi (烏柒柒)Xin Yi's brother-in-law
Luo Bei AnWu Liu Liu (烏陸陸)Qi Qi's father
Wang JuanJi Liu Xiu Lin (紀劉秀玲)Cun Xi's step-mother
Tian Jia DaJi Zheng Ren (紀正人)Xiu Lin's son
Patrick LiGu Chi (古馳)
Jam Hsiaoclueless veterinarian (ep 18) - guest star
Miu MiuJi Bao Bei (Baby Ji) - DogCun Xi's dog

Soundtrack[edit]

Fated to Love You
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
ReleasedApril 18, 2008
GenreMandopop
LanguageMandarin
LabelRock Records

Fated to Love You Original Soundtrack (命中注定我愛你 電視原聲帶) was released on April 18, 2008 by Various Artists under Rock Records. It contains fifteen songs, in which three songs are various instrumental versions of the five original songs, and another three songs that are kala versions. The album was released in two versions: the regular edition (CD) with shiny Post-It Card,[2] and the deluxe edition (2CD+DVD) with an additional eleven track CD and a music video DVD.[3] The opening theme song is "99次我愛他" or "99 Times I Love Him" by Shorty Yuen, while the ending theme song is by Quack Wu (吳忠明) and Shorty Yuen entitled "心願便利貼" or "Sticky Note With Wishes". The track, "心願便利貼" (Sticky Note With Wishes) was listed at number 50 on Hit Fm Taiwan's Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart (Hit-Fm年度百首單曲) for 2008.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."99 Times I Love Him" (99次我愛他)Shorty Yuen 
2."Sticky Note With Wishes" (心願便利貼)Quack Wu (吳忠明), Shorty Yuen/Yuan Ruo Lan 
3."Half Love Song" (半情歌)Shorty Yuen 
4."Get Up and Go" (起步走)Quack Wu (吳忠明) 
5."My Happiness" (我的快樂)Walkie Talkie 
6."I'm OK"  Shorty Yuen/Yuan Ruo Lan 
7."Blowing Wind" (吹吹風)Gary Chaw 
8."Fold" (對摺)Shorty Yuen 
9."Sticky Note With Wishes Kala ver." (心願便利貼)  
10."Half Love Song Kala ver." (半情歌)  
11."99 Times I Love Him Kala ver." (99次我愛他)  
12."Get Up and Go Kala ver." (起步走)  
13."Half Love Song-guitar version" (半情歌_療傷情弦 inst.)  
14."Sticky Note With Wishes-gentle version" (心願便利貼_浪漫溫馨 inst.)  
15."99 Times I Love Him-music box version" (99次我愛他_夢幻音樂盒 inst.)  

Books[edit]

Awards[edit]

YearCeremonyCategoryResult
200843rd Golden Bell Awards[7]Best Television SeriesWon
Best Leading Actress in a Television Series - Joe ChenNominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series - Lin Mei Shiu (林美秀)Nominated
Best Directing for a Television Series - Ming Zhang (陳銘章)Nominated
Best Writing for a Television Series - 陳玉珊, Pan Yiqun (潘逸群), Chen Xin Yi (陳忻怡), Du Xin Yi (杜欣怡)Nominated
Best Marketing ProgrammeWon

Production[edit]

International broadcast[edit]

Remake[edit]

A 2014 South Korean remake of the same title starred Jang Hyuk and Jang Na-ra in the lead roles.[11][12]

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