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
Genre Romance, comedy
Format Television series
Written by Pan Yiqun, Chen Xin Yi, Du Xinyi
Directed by Chen 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 origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Original language(s) Mandarin, Taiwanese
No. of episodes 24
Production
Location(s) Taiwan, Hong Kong and Shanghai
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Sanlih E-Television (SET)
Broadcast
Original channel Taiwan Television (TTV)
Original run 16 March 2008 (2008-03-16) – 24 August 2008 (2008-08-24)
Chronology
Preceded by Bull Fighting (鬥牛,要不要)
Followed by Invincible Shan Bao Mei (無敵珊寶妹)
Related shows Love You (醉後決定愛上你)
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. In a huge mix-up 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 both Cun Xi and his family. Cun Xi's grandmother is ecstatic over having a great-grandchild and forces the two to get married.

Still in love with girlfriend Anna, Cun Xi struggles between his selfishness and taking responsibility. Xin Yi being deeply burdened with guilt 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. Unfortunately, in a misunderstanding that Anna causes, Xin Yi was involved in a car accident and she had a miscarriage. She then moves to Shanghai to get away from Cun Xi and all the memories, only to realize that there was no going back as she was already in love with Cun Xi. Cun Xi eventually finds Xin Yi again and tries to make her forgive him for the lost two years. Xin Yi is not able to forgive him and he decides to marry Anna but then he knows that Anna gave an abortion agreement to make Xin Yi 2 years ago, causing the whole miscarriage incident. Mad by this, Cun Xi cancels the wedding with Anna and tries to make amends on Xin Yi using different tricks to forgive him for the thing he did not do. Afterwards, with the feeling she still has for him, Xin Yi forgives him and knows that he made the tricks on him so she lets him 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 knows and went 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, in 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 tenth generation. With the help and support from Xin Yi's family, he was made known to this and tried his final effort to still marry Xin Yi anyway. Their love eventually made it through the wedding and time also made Xin Yi able to get pregnant with Cun Xi.

Cast[edit]

Actor Character Relationships
Joe Chen Chen Xin Yi (陳欣怡) / Elaine Cun Xi's lover
Ethan Juan Ji Cun Xi (紀存希) Xin Yi's lover
Baron Chen Dylan / Dai Jian Ren (戴建仁) Cun Xi's rival
Bianca Bai Anna / 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 Xun Anson Cun 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 Song Chen Qing Xia (陳青霞) Xin Yi's eldest sister
Zhong Xin Ling Chen Feng Jiao (陳鳳嬌) Xin Yi's second sister
Wei Min Ge Wu Qi Qi (烏柒柒) Xin Yi's brother-in-law
Luo Bei An Wu Liu Liu (烏陸陸) Qi Qi's father
Wang Juan Ji Liu Xiu Lin (紀劉秀玲) Cun Xi's step-mother
Tian Jia Da Ji Zheng Ren (紀正人) Xiu Lin's son
Patrick Li Gu Chi (古馳)
Jam Hsiao clueless veterinarian (ep 18) - guest star
Miu Miu Ji Bao Bei (Baby Ji) - Dog Cun Xi's dog

Soundtrack[edit]

Fated to Love You
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released April 18, 2008
Genre Mandopop
Language Mandarin
Label Rock 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. Title Singer(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]

Year Ceremony Category Result
2008 43rd Golden Bell Awards[7] Best Television Series Won
Best Leading Actress in a Television Series - Joe Chen Nominated
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 Programme Won

Production[edit]

  • The production cost for the first episode was more than NT $5,000,000.[citation needed]
  • Ethan Juan and Joe Chen reprised their role as Ji Cun Xi and Chen Xin Yi in a cameo appearance in the first episode of Invincible Shan Bao Mei.
  • Anna's name was named after the beautiful and talented ballerina, Anna Pavlova.

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.[10][11]

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