Monday, January 26, 2009


What better than to start off this whole shinanigans then to start with the drama that started me off.

On a pleasantly cool Halloween night I happen to be reading a MARS manga at a friends house after a long labor of trick or treating. She asked what it was about, and as I explained its awesomeness as enthusiatically as a mormon missionary on his first discussion (btw.. not mormon) she said the magical words;

"Wasn't there some TV show like that? But in like some foreign language on cable?"

I stared at her incredulously not wanting to believe it but feeling my chest swell up in excitement.

So all my efforts (and sleep) were donated for the next several days in ordered to find this spectacularly "unreal" rumored show. It was found, I was hooked, and now.. here we go...

MARS (Zhan Shen)

All information provided by wiki.d-addicts

Han Qi Luo,an extremely shy art student went to the same college as Chen Ling,a popular play boy. By chance one day they met at a park when CL asked HQL for direction to a hospital to visit his friend who was injured in a bike racing incident. Hurriedly HQL drew him a map, unknowing that she was drawing on the back of one of her sketches. She ran off before he could thank her. He then noticed the sketch of a mother holding a baby and was touched. In school HQL was sexually harrassed by a teacher and CL came to her rescue. They began to grow fond of each other but each of them had a secret past that needed to be addressed and overcome before they could accept and love one another freely.


Vic Zhou as Chen Ling & Sheng
Barbie Xu as Han Qi Luo
Xiu Jie Kai as Da Ye
Megan Lai as Qing Mei
An Jun Can as Tong Dao
Xiao Xiao as Sha Zhi
Duo Ru Ru as Xiang Zi
Chang Kuo Chu as Chong Zhi
Leon Dai as Ming Gao
Tang Zhi Wei as Qi Luo's stepfather
Lin Li Yang as Ming Gao's friend
Ding Ning 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

Originally based off the manga of the same name by Fuyumi Soryo


This drama is probably one of the most touching dramas out there. Such an odd couple that haelps each other through each of their own breaking points is something we all want. Acting was great all around and who wouldn't want Zai Zai as an all around biking bad boy. :D

I recommend this drama to any and all.



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