TwDrama: Bull Fighting (鬥牛要不要)
Posted December 24, 2007on:
I was skeptical about how this drama was going to turn out considering my disappointment with Why Why Love. But I think the Rainie/Mike combo has run its course and Bull Fighting is the new drama to watch. Hebe plays the proud and loud-mouth led with her usual cuteness. The role really suits her. Mike He returns as the bad-ass boy similar to his character in Devil Beside You. The plot of the story begins with basketball and episodes are filled with intense and very handsome scenes where Mike He owns everyone on the court. Another bad ass cutie plays a second but silent contender for Hebe’s love and sadly the audience know who she’s going to end up with. I wish Asian drama would make the endings at least a little bit unpredictable. The show is still airing in Taiwan but is available on Youtube without english subs.
Click on ‘Read the rest of this entry” to see the first episode with English subtitles.
Watch this! It’s much better than any other dramas that are currently airing!
[Update on 06/07/08:
Everyone, I just wanted to warn you. Bull Fight got really boring for me after the first seven or eight episodes. I felt like they were dragging plotline on and on and it was a burden trying to reach the finish the series. Overall, Bull Fighting is not a bad drama but it’s not worth watching if you have a limited amount of free time. Since this isn’t the case for me (with a blog titled Asian Drama Fever), I enjoy the series. ]
Title: 鬥牛。要不要 / Dou Niu. Yao Bu Yao
English Title: Bull Fighting
Broadcast network: TTV / SETTV
Broadcast period: 2007-Nov-18 to 2008-Mar-09
Air time: Sundays 22:00 – 23:30
Opening theme song: Dou Niu, Yao Bu Yao by TANK
Ending theme song: Zui Jin Hai Hao Ma by S.H.E
It started as a 3-on-3 basketball competition between two rival schools; an annual event in which the winner would control the 13th Street basketball court for the following year. To everybody’s surprise, the 9-year reigning champion lost this year… and it was all because of one girl. Now, this game has a new purpose.
伊勝雪 (Yi Sheng Xue), a hot-headed young girl, is an avid Bull Fighting fan. At her side is her loyal childhood friend and personal bodyguard, 金子聰 (Jin Zi Cong). Their lives take a drastic turn when they meet 沈若赫(Shen Ruo He), whom Sheng Xue falls deeply in love with. However, they encounter many obstacles that stand in the way of them being together. Will love triumph over evil? And will Zi Cong be able to live with seeing the woman he loves, love another man?
Hebe as Yi Sheng Xue
Mike He as Shen Ruo He
Lee Wei as Jin Zi Cong