My Queen

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My Queen
敗犬女王
My Queen Taiwan Drama.png
Also known as Defeated Queen, Queen of No Marriage
Genre Romance
Comedy
Format Television series
Directed by Lin Qing Zhen
Starring Ethan Juan
Cheryl Yang
Sylvia Yang
Lene Lai
Opening theme (沒有如果) There's No If by Fish Leong (梁靜茹)
(別再為他流淚) Don't Shed Any More Tears for Him (episode 3,4,7) by Fish Leong (梁靜茹)
Ending theme (愛情之所以為愛情) The Reason For The Love Of Love by Fish Leong (梁靜茹)
Country of origin Taiwan
Original language(s) Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese
No. of episodes 21 episodes
Broadcast
Original channel TTV/Sanlih E-Television
Original run Jan 4, 2009 – May 31, 2009
Chronology
Preceded by Invincible Shan Bao Mei
Followed by Easy Fortune Happy Life
External links
Website

My Queen (Chinese: 敗犬女王), also known as Defeated Queen or Queen of No Marriage, is a 2009 Taiwanese idol romantic-comedy television series. The television drama was produced by Sanlih E-Television starring Ethan Ruan as the male main lead and Cheryl Yang as the female main lead.[1] It was first aired on January 4, 2009 on TTV after Invincible Shan Bao Mei and last aired on May 31, 2009.[2]

The series was awarded the Best Channel Advertising on the 44th Golden Bell Awards.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

What will happen when Shan Wu Shuang (Cheryl Yang), a 33 year old beautiful, hardworking yet single woman, meets Lucas (Ethan Juan), a 25 year old romantic and handsome regular worker? There is an 8 year age difference between them - what kind of story would then be created?[4]

Cast and character introduction[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Ethan Juan as Lucas (25 y.o) - Workerman, helper of JJ, sometimes an assistant at iFound magazine and bodyguard of Shan Wu Shuang. He was previously an outstanding medical student, but after the death of Han Xiang-Yun, his girlfriend, his grades dropped and he was expelled from medical school.
  • Cheryl Yang as Shan Wu Shuang (33 y.o) - The main editor in iFound magazine's store (social, politics and case department, mid-level chief). She was always top of the class from primary school to university and is hard-working in her jobs. She is single, although she previously had a relationship with Song Yun-Hao and nearly married him, until an accident six years ago caused a misunderstanding between them.
  • Sylvia Yang as Han Jia Jia (21 y.o) - A new trainee worker at iFound and the younger sister of Han Xiang-Yun (Lucas' ex-girlfriend).
  • James Wen as Song Yun Hao (34 y.o) - A world famous cameraman and past-boyfriend of Shan Eu Shuang. He once dated Wu Shuang and wanted to marry her, but because of his job, it didn't come about. He had an accident and did not tell Wu Shuang, which destroyed their love.
  • Harry Zhang as JJ (25 y.o) - Classmate and best friend of Lucas, and manager of the Hot Spring Hotel. He is dating Han Jia-Jia.

Minor cast[edit]

  • Jessica Song as Lu Guang Lin - Teacher and Ke Menghan's wife.
  • Da Bing as Romeo - Senior editor of iFound magazine; single.
  • Xinyi Zhu as Xie Zhiqi - Co-editor of iFound magazine.
  • Ying Wei-min as Zhang Ruoji - photographer for iFound magazine.
  • Peixu Li as Weier Gang - Editor of iFound magazine; attracted to Xie Zhiqi
  • Jun Laiting as Madan Na - Reporter for iFound magazine.
  • Zhao Zi Qiang as Ceng Dafang - Works for iFound magazine, owns a hotel. He is married to Lin Chunzhi, and they have two children.
  • Wai-Man Chan as Ke Menghan - Lu Guanglin's husband. They have a daughter.
  • Lin Mei-Shiu as Dan Lin Chunzhi - Single mother; in love with the head of Warriors High School.
  • Wang Dao as Lu Tiancheng - Lucas's father; a doctor.

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Ke Jia Yan as Han Xiang-Yun - Ex-girlfriend of Lucas; has asthma; accidentally drowned in the sea
  • Qu Zhong Heng as Ke You-Zheng - A politician from a small village, and National Party candidate for Prime Minister
  • Liu Xiao Li as Ketai Tai - Wife of Ke You and National Party chairman's daughter.
  • Chen Bo Zheng as Xu Zimo - Boyfriend of Lin Chunzhi
  • Du Shi Mei
  • Xiang Yu Jie (also known as Xiang Li Wen) as Lin Laoshi - English teacher at Warriors High School.
  • Huang Tai An as a security guard
  • Hei Mian as a Jeweller's shop employee
  • Ma Li Ou as a TV host - Host of "Cheers" and "Love at 5".
  • Junior as Edison - Han Jia Jia's ex-boyfriend. He owns a motorbike company.
  • Lene Lai as Lin Mei-Huan - Schoolmate of Lucas in high school.
  • Zhuang Zhuang as the vice-chairman of the Da Wei Hotel.
  • Fu Tian-ying as Da Tou-ting - University classmate of Shan Wu Shuang.
  • Zhong Xing-ling as Da Du-yi - University classmate of Shan Wu Shuang.
  • Ehlo Huang as Yue Fei - The doctor who did Wu Shuang's pre-marital health check and is attracted to her.
  • Zhang Qin-yan as Chloe - Leslie's helper for many years.
  • Ba Yu as Wu Jing-jing - Adviser to Lai Dian
  • Zhang Zhao-zhi as Mr. Tang - One of main targets for Shan Wu Shuang
  • Sun Peng as the husband of Da Du-yi. He appears in a photo.
  • Chen Mu-yi as a manager of an engine store
  • Lu Man-yin as Man-yin Jie - Worker in Hot Spring Hotel, which belongs to JJ's family.
  • Ye Min-zhi as an editor of U Watch magazine store
  • Chen Wei-ling as a flower store worker
  • Di Qiu as Xiao Zheng - Classmate of Lucas at school
  • Wong JingLun as Xiao Chen - Classmate of Lucas at school
  • XuanXuan as A-Rui
  • Fish Leong as a radio DJ

Broadcast[edit]

Network Country/Location Airing Date Timeslot Notes
TTV Taiwan January 4, 2009 Sundays, 10pm Premiere
SETTV January 10, 2009 Saturdays, 9pm Cable TV premiere
TTV January 11, 2009 Sundays, 1pm Replays[5]
SETTV January 17, 2009 Sundays, 1:30pm
June 3, 2009 Mondays to Fridays, 8pm
June 4, 2009 Mondays to Fridays, 12am
June 4, 2009 Mondays to Fridays, 1pm
December 23, 2010 Mondays to Fridays, 8pm
TTV January 26, 2011 Mondays to Fridays, 10am
東森戲劇台 December 25, 2011 Saturdays - Sundays, 6pm
中華電信MOD 044星光偶像HD台 June 11, 2012 Mondays to Fridays, 8-9pm
TVB J2 Hong Kong January 17, 2010 Sundays, 8:30pm Overseas[6]

Soundtrack[edit]

My Queen
Soundtrack album by Fish Leong
Released May 22, 2009
Genre Mandopop
Language Mandarin
Label Believe In Music

My Queen Original Soundtrack (CD+DVD) (敗犬女王之情歌無雙影音雙冠原聲天作之盒 (1CD+1DVD)) was released on May 22, 2009 by Fish Leong under Believe In Music. It contains seventeen songs, and a DVD version which contains Fish Leong's Fall in Love & Songs album's music video and karaoke. The opening theme song is "No Ifs" or "Ru Guo", while the ending theme song is "The Reason For The Love Of Love".[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "No Ifs" (敗犬女王(OT:沒有如果))  
2. "No Ifs (耶誕節的情侶餐 ver.)" (耶誕節的情侶餐 (OT:沒有如果))  
3. "No Ifs (犬樣的人生 ver.)" (犬樣的人生 (OT:沒有如果))  
4. "一個人的人生"    
5. "獨立敗犬"    
6. "The Reason For The Love Of Love (一個人淋雨 ver.)" (一個人淋雨 (OT:愛情之所以為愛情))  
7. "Dare Not (完美單無雙 ver.)" (完美單無雙 (OT:Secretly 不敢當))  
8. "戀愛最後一名"    
9. "No Ifs (不精明女王 ver.)" (不精明女王 (OT:沒有如果))  
10. "等我跌倒…"    
11. "The Reason For The Love Of Love (不能哭!! ver.)" (不能哭!! (OT:愛情之所以為愛情))  
12. "No Ifs (花錢找男人!!?? ver.)" (花錢找男人!!?? (OT:沒有如果))  
13. "No Ifs (只想單純在一起 ver.)" (只想單純在一起 (OT:沒有如果))  
14. "Don't Shed Any More Tears for Him (只要我們在一起 ver.)" (只要我們在一起 (OT:別再為他流淚))  
15. "敗犬標籤"    
16. "The Reason For The Love Of Love (面對一個人的感覺 ver.)" (面對一個人的感覺 (OT:愛情之所以為愛情))  

Episode Ratings[edit]

Since its first broadcast, My Queen topped the ranks with the total average of 5.69.[8] Its drama competitors were CTV's Love or Bread, ToGetHer, and Boys Over Flowers, and CTS's Prince + Princess 2 and Knock Knock Loving You. The viewers survey was conducted by AGB Nielsen.[9]

Date Episode Ratings Rank
2009-Jan-04 01 4.03 1
2009-Jan-11 02 4.07 1
2009-Jan-18 03 4.66 1
2009-Feb-01 04 4.59 1
2009-Feb-08 05 5.32 1
2009-Feb-15 06 5.18 1
2009-Feb-22 07 5.34 1
2009-Mar-01 08 5.95 1
2009-Mar-08 09 5.93 1
2009-Mar-15 10 5.94 1
2009-Mar-22 11 5.83 1
2009-Mar-29 12 6.49 1
2009-Apr-05 13 6.63 1
2009-Apr-12 14 5.98 1
2009-Apr-19 15 5.99 1
2009-Apr-26 16 6.62 1
2009-May-03 17 6.59 1
2009-May-10 18 6.24 1
2009-May-17 19 5.56 1
2009-May-24 20 5.29 1
2009-May-31 21 7.35 1
Average 5.69 1

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Recipient Result
2012 47th Golden Bell Awards[3] Best Television Series My Queen Nominated
Best Leading Actress in a Television Series Cheryl Yang Nominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series James Wen Nominated
Best Drama Program Guide Speech Nominated
Best Program Marketing Nominated
Best Channel Advertising Won

Remake[edit]

Main article: Witch's Romance

A South Korean remake titled Witch's Romance (or A Witch's Love) aired on tvN in 2014, starring Uhm Jung-hwa and Park Seo-joon.[10]

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