Love Me or Leave Me (TV series)

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Love Me Or Leave Me
我租了一個情人
TW Love me or leave me poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Love Me Or Leave Me
Also known as I Rented A Lover
Genre Romance
Created by Sanlih E-Television
Written by Ye Feng Ying
Directed by Lin Qing Zhen
Starring Ann Hsu
Chris Wang
Opening theme Gave You 都給你 by Chris Wang
Ending theme Happiness is like 幸福就好 by Soo Wincci
Country of origin Taiwan
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 16
Production
Producer(s) Fang Xiaoren
Rong Junyi
Location(s) Taiwan
Running time 120 minutes
Production company(s) SETTV
Release
Original network SETTV
Picture format SDTV(480i)
First shown in Taiwan
Original release 8 November 2012 (2012-11-08) – 21 February 2013 (2013-02-21)
Chronology
Preceded by What Is Love
Followed by Big Red Riding Hood
External links
SETTV Official website

Love Me Or Leave Me (Chinese: 我租了一個情人; pinyin: Wo Zu Le Yi Ge Qing Ren) is a 2012 to 2013 Taiwanese television series created and developed by SETTV. It stars Ann Hsu, Chris Wang as the main leads with Albee Huang, Li Kang Yi and Alan Kuo as the supporting cast. Filming began on September 16, 2012 and finished on February 17, 2013. It began airing on SETTV ETTV on November 8, 2012. Final episode aired on February 21, 2013 with 16 episodes total for the original Taiwan broadcast and 29 episodes for the Mainland China and Hong Kong version.[1] .

Synopsis[edit]

Ji Qing (Ann Hsu) has commitment issues because of her parents failed marriage and her father's infidelity. Even though she is in a stable and loving relationship with her longtime boyfriend Fang Hao Ming (Chris Wang), she hesitates when he talks about marriage. To test if Hao Ming will remain faithful to her, she hires Zhao Shan Shan (Albee Huang), to test if he will cheat on her. But Ji Qing plan seems to have backfired when Shan Shan seems to have fallen for Hao Ming for real.[2]

Cast[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Chen De Lie as Wang Da Shuai
  • Dou Dou as Wang Dou Dou
  • Elaine Wan as Fang Yong Xin
  • Tao Chuan Zheng as Ji Shi Xian
  • Lin Xiu Jun as Mrs. Fang
  • Lin Shu Yu as Zhuang Xiao Xian
  • Lin Mei-hsiu as Zeng Hai Ling

Soundtrack[edit]

  • All for You 都給你 by Chris Wang
  • Miss Right 宥勝 by Chris Wang
  • Happiness Is Like 幸福就好 by Soo Wincci
  • I'll Be Alright 過得去 by Soo Wincci
  • The Invisible Man 隱形人 by Yuan Chengjie
  • So you 就這樣嗎 by By2
  • Love To Pick On 愛情來找碴 by By2
  • Not A Person 不是一個人 by Jeanie Zhang

Production team[edit]

Double lens opening ceremony on September 16, 2012 for "Love, Now" and "Love Me Or Leave Me". From left to right: Annie Chen, George Hu, Ann Hsu and Chris Wang.

Produced from the same team that produced SETTV 2011 to 2012 hit Taiwan romance drama "Inborn Pair". Hoping to strike double rating success with their "Inborn Pair" leads, Annie Chen and Chris Wang was then split up to film two different new romance dramas to be aired back to back.[3] Chris Wang was paired up with Ann Hsu to film "Love Me Or Leave Me". While Annie Chen was paired up with George Hu to film "Love, Now". Both dramas started filming at the same time. "Love Me Or Leave Me" is Ann Hsu's first drama as the lead actress after many years of playing supporting roles in Taiwanese dramas.

  • Producer:
    • Fang Xiaoren 方孝仁
    • Rong Junyi 戎俊義
  • Screenwriter:
    • Ye Feng Ying 葉鳳英
  • Directed by:
    • Lin Qing Zhen 林清振
  • Production Company:
    • Golden Bloom Production Co., Ltd. 金牌風華影像製作股份有限公司

Broadcast[edit]

Country/Region Channel Timeslot Episode premiere Episode finale Avg rating
Taiwan SETTV Friday 20:00 9 November 2012 22 February 2013 -
ETTV Thursday 22:00 8 November 2012 21 February 2013 -
Singapore StarHub TV VV Drama Sunday 22:00 26 November 2012 22 February 2013
Hong Kong J2 Monday to Friday 19:00 21 August 2013 5 September 2013
Malaysia Astro Quan Jia HD Monday to Friday 22:30 16 May 2013 31 May 2013

Episode ratings[edit]

[4][5]

Episode Date of Broadcast TTV Ratings SETTV Ratings ETTV Ratings Notes
01 2012/11/08、11/09 0.51 1.21 0.52
02 2012/11/15、11/16 0.57 0.76 0.33
03 2012/11/22、11/23 0.32 1.09 0.25
04 2012/11/29、11/30 0.43 0.82 0.38
05 2012/12/06、12/07 0.43 0.57 0.29
06 2012/12/13、12/14 0.33 0.60 0.24
07 2012/12/20、12/21 0.27 0.62 0.24
08 2012/12/27、12/28 0.33 0.49 0.21
09 2013/01/03、01/04 0.34 0.72 0.23
10 2013/01/10、01/11 0.38 0.63 0.27
11 2013/01/17、01/18 0.45 0.87 0.36
12 2013/01/24、01/25 0.38 0.74 0.21
13 2013/01/31、02/01 0.44 0.54 0.30
14 2013/02/07、02/08
15 2013/02/14、02/15 0.38 0.70 0.32
16(End) 2013/02/21、02/22 0.42 0.95 0.42
Average Ratings - - - -

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Chinese) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2013-09-03.  Annie Chen Chris Wang libertytimes news Retrieved 2016-02-16
  2. ^ (in Chinese) [1] Love Me Or Leave Me dramafever.com page Retrieved 2016-02-16
  3. ^ (in Chinese) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2013-09-03.  Annie Chen Chris Wang libertytimes news Retrieved 2016-02-16
  4. ^ 中時娛樂 Archived 2009-04-14 at the Wayback Machine.(in Chinese)
  5. ^ 凱絡媒體週報 Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine.(in Chinese)

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