Love Keeps Going

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Love Keeps Going
Love Keeps Going(美樂。加油) poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Love Keeps Going
Also known as 美樂。加油
Genre Romance, Comedy
Format Television series
Directed by Ke Hanchen
Starring Mike He
Cyndi Wang
Eli Shih
Opening theme "不哭" (Don't Cry) by Cyndi Wang
Ending theme "黏黏黏黏" (Stick to You) by Cyndi Wang
Country of origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 13
Production
Location(s) Taiwan
Running time 90 mins (Sundays at 22:00 to 23:30)
Broadcast
Original channel CTV Main Channel
Original run 5 June 2011 (2011-06-05) – 28 August 2011 (2011-08-28)
Chronology
Preceded by Sunny Happiness (幸福最晴天)
Followed by Love Recipe (料理情人夢)
External links
Official Website

Love Keeps Going (Chinese: 美樂。加油; literally: "Mei Le。Jia You") is a 2011 Taiwanese drama starring Cyndi Wang, Mike He and Eli Shih. It is based on Taiwanese novel, Wang's Love Song (Chinese: 王的戀歌; pinyin: Wáng de liàngē).

It was first broadcast in Taiwan on free-to-air China Television (CTV) from 5 June 2011, every Sunday at 22:00 to 23:30 and on cable TV Gala Television (GTV) Variety Show/CH 28 on 11 June 2011, every Sunday at 21:00 to 22:30. The premiere episode on CTV achieved an average rating of 1.84.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Zha Mei Le (Cyndi Wang) is illustrious, humble and hardworking. She's well behaved, obedient, caring and kind. Her impressive collection of certificates (including everything from IT expertise to a baking license) is testament to her tireless zest. Yet her faultless exterior hides a bittersweet past. An accidental incident of eavesdropping led her to discover that neither parents, while going through their divorce, wanted custody of her based purely on the fact that she was dumb. As a result she has since worked hard to develop skills, gaining love and approval in the process.

Even her boyfriend, Han Yi Feng (Eli Shih) falls in love with her as a result of her mass abilities and generous nature. His mother and sister both are impressed by and greatly admire her from the start of their relationship. Mei Le even helps achieve what she thinks is Yi Feng's dream of opening and running a bakery. There is a slight marring of this idyllic plot with the introduction of Yi Feng's brother, the spoilt, rich and famous Han Yi Lei (Mike He). Mei Le makes a terrible first impression on him but she is determined to change that.

All seems well with the couple engaged to be married. However in a cruel twist of fate Yi Feng shows his true colours and is not at all Mei Le thought him to be. When she finds out that their relationship isn't as pure as she thought she is set with the difficult task of rediscovering herself (with some help!) and in the process, learns to trust and fall in love again.

Cast[edit]

Actor Character Relationships
Cyndi Wang Zha Mei Le (查美樂)/He Yan Qin 何言沁 Main character/younger sister of He Yan Shao (何言劭)
Mike He Han Yi Lie (韓以烈) Zha Mei Le (查美樂)'s later boyfriend, younger brother of Han Yi Feng (韓以風) Love Zha Mei Le (查美樂) so much
Eli Shih Han Yi Feng (韓以風) Zha Mei Le (查美樂)'s original boyfriend, older brother of Han Yi Lie (韓以烈) and Han Yi Fei (韓以霏)
Zhang Shan Wei Zha Yu Cheng (查宇誠) Older brother of Zha Mei Le (查美樂)
Albee Huang Han Yi Fei (韓以霏) Younger sister of Han Yi Feng (韓以風) and Han Yi Lie (韓以烈)
Michelle Zhang Guo Xuan Xuan (郭瑄瑄) Bread shop assistant. Han Yi Feng's later girlfriend.
Liu Yan Chu Yin (楚茵) Han Yi Lie (韓以烈)'s assistant
Yu Hao Cheng Xiao Jie (小傑)
Lene Lai Xiao Jun (小君) Han Yi Lie (韓以烈)'s ex-girlfriend
Xiao Xiao Bin Xiao Zhi (小志) Younger brother of Guo Xuan Xuan (郭瑄瑄)
Yi Zheng Mr. Han Mr. Han father of Han Yi Lie, Han Yi Feng and Han Yi Fei
Linda Liu Mrs Zha (查妈) Zha Mei Le and Zha Yu Cheng's mother
Wang Yue Mrs. Han (韓妈) Mother of Han Yi Lie (韓以烈), Han Yi Feng (韓以風) and Han Yi Fei (韓以霏)
Zhang Lunshuo (張倫碩) He Yan Shao (何言劭) Older brother of He Yan Qin 何言沁

Music[edit]

  • Opening theme song: "不哭" (Don't Cry) by Cyndi Wang
  • Ending theme song: "黏黏黏黏" (Stick to You) by Cyndi Wang
Insert song
  • "下一頁的我" (The Next Page of Me) by Cyndi Wang
  • "心中的花園" (Hearts Garden) by Mike He
  • "寂寞暴風雨" (Lonely Storm) by Blue Bird Flying Fish (青鳥飛魚)
  • "情人結" (To Love) by Jing Chang
  • "起来" (Up) by Daniel Chan ([陳曉東)

Reception[edit]

China Television (CTV) (中視) Ratings[2]
Episode Original Broadcast Date Average Rank Peak sub-rating Remarks
1 5 June 2011 1.84[1] 2 2.91
2 12 June 2011 1.38 2 1.52 FTV Together for Love series finale
3 19 June 2011 1.56[3] 2 1.64 FTV Hayate the Combat Butler premiere
4 26 June 2011 1.40 2 1.66
5 3 July 2011 1.92 2 2.09
6 10 July 2011 1.97 2 2.47
7 17 July 2011 2.23 2 2.31
8 24 July 2011 2.06 2 2.34
9 31 July 2011 2.11 2 2.33
10 7 August 2011 2.07 2 2.28
11 14 August 2011 1.55 2 1.71 TTV Love You series finale
12 21 August 2011 2.39 2 2.67 TTV Office Girls premiere
13 28 August 2011 2.93 2 3.37
Average

Source:China Times

Rival dramas on air at the same time:

International broadcast[edit]

  • Singapore - Channel U on 11 June 2011 from 21:30 to 23:00.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Chinese) Liberty Times.com 王心凌 美樂加油首集鼻子忽大忽小 被爆山根不連戲 8 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-11
  2. ^ (Chinese) China Times - links to current week, choose dates from drop down menu. Retrieved 2011-06-24
  3. ^ (Chinese) News Sina.com 台灣一周收視排行:《特戰英雄》暴跌 21 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-24
  4. ^ MSN.com Love Keeps Going - MediaCorp Channel U 9 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-12

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