Mars (TV series)

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Mars
Also known as 戰神MARS
Zhànshén MARS
Genre Romance, suspense, action
Written by Xu Yu Ting (徐譽庭)
Yu Xiao Hui (于小慧)
Directed by Cai Yuexun (蔡岳勳)
Starring Barbie Hsu
Vic Chou
Opening theme "零" [Zero] by Alan Kuo (柯有倫)
Ending theme "讓我愛你" [Let Me Love You] - Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu
Country of origin Republic of China, (Taiwan)
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 21
Production
Producer(s) Chai Zhi Ping (柴智屏)
Production company(s) Comic Ritz Production
Broadcast
Original channel Chinese Television System (CTS)
First shown in 2004
External links
CTS homepage
Comic Ritz Production website

Mars (traditional Chinese: 戰神MARS; simplified Chinese: 战神MARS; pinyin: Zhànshén; literally: "War-God MARS") is a Taiwanese drama starring Barbie Hsu (aka Da S) and Vic Chou of F4. It is based on the Japanese shōjo manga series, Mars written by Fuyumi Soryo. It was produced by Comic Ritz International Production (可米瑞智國際藝能有限公司) and Chai Zhi Ping (柴智屏) as producer and directed by Cai Yuexun (蔡岳勳).[1]

The series was broadcast in Taiwan in 2004 on free-to-air Chinese Television System (CTS) and cable TV Gala Television (GTV) Variety Show/CH 28 (八大綜合台). It was the 2005 Most Popular Drama of the Year (年度最受歡迎戲劇節目獎) at the 40th Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan.[2]

Cast[edit]

  • Vic Chou as Chen Ling (陳零) and Chen Sheng (陳聖)
  • Barbie Hsu as Han Qi Luo (韓綺羅)
  • Xiu Jie Kai as Da Ye (安達也)
  • Megan Lai as Qing Mei (賴晴美)
  • An Jun Can as Tong Dao (范桐島)
  • Xiao Xiao as Sha Zhi
  • Duo Ru Ru as Xiang Zi
  • Chang Kuo Chu as Chong Zhi
  • Leon Dai (戴立忍) as Ming Gao (明高)
  • Ying Cai Ling (應采靈) as Qi Luo's mother
  • Tang Zhi Wei as Qi Luo's stepfather
  • Lin Li Yang Ming Gao's friend
  • Ding Ning (丁寧) as Chong Zhi's secretary
  • Kingone Wang (cameo) as Ling & Sheng's biological father
  • Renzo Liu as Professor Shi
  • Guo Shi Lun
  • Huang Tai An as Ah Jian
  • Li Li Ren as younger Chong Zhi

Synopsis[edit]

Chen Ling (陳零) and Chen Sheng (陳聖) (both by Vic Chou) are twin brothers born out of wedlock, by a father who is their mother's brother-in-law, and has died in a racing incident. Their one childhood memory of their mother is that of a medicated cold bedbound woman, whose only words were that "in this world Sheng is the only one Ling can rely on and Ling is the only one Sheng can rely on".[1]

One day Ling meets Qi Luo, an introvert and a gentle girl, in a park where he asks her for directions. She draws the directions for Ling on the back of one of her stetches of a mother and child. Ling seeing her quietly drawing on a park bench reminds him of Sheng and becomes attracted to her. When Ling saves Qi Luo from being sexually harassed by their English teacher, she starts to open up to him. In exchange for the finished painting of 'Mother and Child', Ling promises to protect her.

Music[edit]

  • Opening theme song: "零" (Ling) [Zero] - Alan Kuo (柯有倫)
  • Ending theme song: "讓我愛你" (Rang Wo Ai Ni) [Let Me Love You] - Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu

Mars Original Soundtrack (戰神MARS 電視原聲帶)[3]

Track listing
  1. "零" (Ling) [Zero] - Alan Kuo (柯有倫) - opening theme
  2. "讓我愛你" (Rang Wo Ai Ni) [Let Me Love You] - Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu (周渝民 and 徐熙媛) - ending theme
  3. "白色戀曲" (Bai Se Lian Qu) [White Concerto] - RaRa
  4. "The Hardest Note" - Megan Lai (賴雅妍)
  5. "說愛我" (Shuo Ai Wo) [Say You Love Me] - Liang Yi Zhen (梁一貞)
  6. "明天" (Ming Tian) [Tomorrow] - Da Di Le Tuan (大地樂團)
  7. "我可以" (Wo Ke Yi) [I Can] - You Hong Ming (遊鴻明)
  8. "零" (零的自我分裂之歌) [Zero - instrumental]
  9. "我可以" (達也的深情吶喊之歌) [I Can - instrumental]
  10. "讓我愛你" (綺羅的壓抑情感之歌) [Let Me Love You - instrumental]
  11. "說愛我" (晴美的渴望有愛版之歌) [Say You Love Me - instrumental]
  12. "白色戀曲" (桐島的白色之歌) [White Concerto - instrumental]

Book[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Chinese) 《戰神MARS》你是我世上惟一的依靠 Retrieved 2010-12-26
  2. ^ (Chinese) 第40届台湾电视金钟奖获奖名单 13 November 2005. Retrieved 2010-12-26
  3. ^ Yesasia.com Mars Original Soundtrack info Retrieved 2010-12-26
  4. ^ Yesasia.com Mars Photobook 15 August 2004. Retrieved 2010-12-26

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