Bull Fighting (TV series)

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Bull Fighting
Bull Fighting-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Bull Fighting
Also known as 鬥牛,要不要
Dou Niu, Yao Bu Yao
Hooping Dulcinea
Genre Romantic comedy
Directed by Liu Jun Jie
Starring Mike He
Hebe Tien
Lee Wei
Opening theme "鬥牛要不要" (Do you want a bull-fight) - Tank (Taiwanese singer)
Ending theme "最近還好嗎" (How Are You Lately?) - S.H.E.
Country of origin Republic of China, (Taiwan)
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 17
Production
Executive producer(s) Liao Jian Xing
Running time 60 mins
Broadcast
Original channel Taiwan Television (TTV)
Original run 18 November 2007 (2007-11-18) – 9 March 2008 (2008-03-09)
Chronology
Preceded by Ying Ye 3 Jia 1 (樱野3加1)
Followed by Fated to Love You (命中注定我愛你)
External links
TTV homepage

Bull Fighting (Chinese: 鬥牛,要不要; pinyin: Dou Niu, Yao Bu Yao?; literally: "Do you want a bull-fight") is a 2007 Taiwanese drama starring Mike He, Hebe Tien, and Lee Wei. The series was broadcast on free-to-air Taiwan Television (TTV) (台視) from 18 November 2007 to 9 March 2008, on Sunday at 22:00 and cable TV Sanlih E-Television (SET) (三立電視) from 24 November 2007 to 15 March 2008, on Saturday at 21:00. The word 鬥牛 in this context actually means street basketball.

Cast[edit]

Synopsis[edit]

A basketball match held every year for the winning team to dominate the court and a girl who has fond memories of Trio, the side she supports. Sounds perfectly normal except that there is a story behind her preference. When she was little, Yi Sheng Xue was chased by a few hoodlums and found herself running to the 13th Street Basketball Court for safety. The players representing Trio, then, noticed what was happening and saved her from the thugs. Due to this incident, Sheng Xue developed a fondness for the Trio team and rooted for its players every year since then. The boys, reigning champions for nine years, finally met their match and nobody could have been more disappointed than Sheng Xue. This year, three young men from the East Sun College represented Trio. They were childhood friends and the rich, arrogant sons of important people. The leader, Sheng Rou He, encountered Sheng Xue and her bodyguards in a car accident on his way to the match, causing a rift between him and her men. Little did Sheng Xue realize that her childhood confidante and the leader of the bumbling bodyguards, Jin Zi Cong, had deflated Rou He's tires. He also left a hole in the Trio captain's bag, causing him to be late for the match. As a result, Rou struggled to beat the opposing team wearing small shoes. Alas, Trio lost. The feisty Sheng Xue, daughter of a former triad leader, vowed revenge against Rou He and admitted herself in his college, apprehending him whenever possible. Meanwhile, Rou He shares a strained relationship with his father, a powerful businessman who plans to obtain the deed to the 13th Street. Rou He's past affair with his ex-girlfriend who left him due to his obsession with his father's work and a blind date arranged by his side to secure the deed meant that Rou He had no choice but to fake a relationship with Sheng Xue since 13th Street rightly belongs to her family.

Little does Sheng Xue realize that her hatred for Rou He slowly turns to affection and Zi Cong looks at them in the dark with a heavy heart.


Soundtrack[edit]

Bull Fighting
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released 7 December 2007
Genre Mandopop
Language Mandarin
Label HIM International Music

Bull Fighting Original Soundtrack (CD+DVD) (鬥牛要不要 電視原聲帶) was released on 7 December 2007 by Various Artists under HIM International Music.[1] It contains twenty songs, in which twelve songs are various instrumental versions of the eight original songs. The album also includes a DVD. The opening theme song is "Dou Niu Yao Bu Yao" or "Do You Want To Bull Fight" by Tank (Taiwanese singer), while the ending theme song is by S.H.E. entitled "Zui Jing Hai Hao Ma?" or "How Are You Lately?".[2]

The album won Best Original Soundtrack at the 2009 HITO Radio Music Awards presented by Taiwanese radio station Hit FM.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Do You Want To Bull Fight" (鬥牛要不要 (Dou Niu Yao Bu Yao)) Tank (Taiwanese singer)  
2. "How Are You Lately?" (最近還好嗎 (Zui Jing Hai Hao Ma?)) S.H.E.  
3. "Yell" (叫) Zheng Nan (鄭楠)  
4. "Love Was Here" (愛來過) S.H.E.  
5. "Trapped Beast" (困兽) Judy Zhou (周定緯)  
6. "Too Late" (來不及) Hebe Tian  
7. "Back" (背影) Yoga Lin  
8. "Cattle Grazing Party" (放牛 Party) Zhang Jia Wei (張家瑋)  
9. "On The Verge inst." (一觸即發)    
10. "When I Think of You inst."      
11. "Gangster Daughter inst." (極道千金)    
12. "How Are You Lately? inst." (最近還好嗎)    
13. "Standoff inst." (對峙)    
14. "Bull Teasing inst." (逗牛)    
15. "Crisis inst." (危機)    
16. "Magical Youth inst." (迷幻青春)    
17. "Provoke inst." (挑釁)    
18. "After the War inst." (戰爭之後)    
19. "Bullfighting of Love inst." (愛的鬥牛)    
20. "It's Snowing in the Ball Court inst." (球場下雪了)    

International broadcast[edit]

  • BullFighting had been aired in the Philippines in GMA Network from November 2, 2009 - November 23, 2009, in Tagalog-dubbed. BullFighting's name has been changed into Freestyle. Also, the original audio with English subtitles being broadcast in TeleAsia Chinese from April 12, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) Bull Fighting Original TV Soundtrack album info 7 December 2007. Retrieved 2010-12-07
  2. ^ Yesasia.com Bull Fighting Original TV Soundtrack album info 7 December 2007. Retrieved 2010-12-17
  3. ^ (Chinese) HITO Radio 2009 HITO Radio Music Awards winners list 15 June 2009. Retrieved 2011-04-25