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TW-idol drama: 七年級生 7th Grade


This drama will follow Taipei Family after it ends today. The 七年級生 7th Grade will air on KSCI/LA18's noon time slot from 2/10/2006 (Friday) to 3/1/2006 (Wed).

The term 7th Grade can be deceiving for some of you. This is a new term coined in Taiwan to refer to people born in the 1980s. Since China became a republic in 1911, all the years following are dated as Ming Guo. So 1911 would be Ming Guo year 1. So 7th Grade refers to people born in Ming Guo year 70-79, which would be 1981-1990.

It's an idol drama, but I haven't seen it, so I can't comment on the extent of its idol content. The female lead is Ariel Lin who was the lead in Secret Garden 1 and 2.

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http://www.tvbs.com.tw/tvshow/seven/default.html

Yesasia.com sells this drama, but in 4 parts (ep. 1-5, ep. 6-10, ep. 11-16, ep. 17-22):
 
http://us.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.aspx/code-c/section-videos/pid-1004037645/

http://us.yesasia.com/b5/PrdDept.aspx/code-c/section-videos/pid-1004037633/

http://us.yesasia.com/b5/PrdDept.aspx/code-c/section-videos/pid-1004037634/

http://us.yesasia.com/b5/PrdDept.aspx/code-c/section-videos/pid-1004037636/


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another drama which is not even worth watching, sigh. what are they thinking when they cast a lead actress in her 20s to play a role of 13y/o girl?!?!?!?!..
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class blockquote ExoticNeurotic wrote:

another drama which is not even worth watching, sigh. what are they thinking when they cast a lead actress in her 20s to play a role of 13y/o girl?!?!?!?!..
Is it that bad?! I haven't really given it a watch, but I believe you because this show was a hit amongst the 13-16YO crowd in Taiwan. This show is particularly strange, or at least the subject it addresses--cheerleading squad in highschool. I had no idea cheerleading is at all important in Taiwan highschools. All the kids at that age are under extreme pressure to pass the national highschool exam after they finish grade 9, then to pass the national university exam after they finish grade 12 which do not leave them much time to do any extracurricular activities.

Although realism is not integral part of idol drama, it's still disappointing to see it so far from the truth.
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Exoticneurotic, I mis-read your comment. The title 7th Grade is misleading. This is not a story about 7th graders. These kids are from a junior college, so they are likely 19YOs and 20YOs. This is a story about kids who were born in the late 80s. Like I said before, if you were born in the 1960s, you would be considered in the "5th grade". It's a term coined in Taiwan to show a generation of people. Since Chinese revolution succeeded in 1911, 1911 was consider year 1 of the Chinese Republic. 7th graders are those born in the Chinese Republic year 70-79. If you add 11 to the years, you will get 1981-1990. So 7th graders referred to those born from 1981 to 1990.

This is not a story about 13YOs or the actual 7th graders (as in the U.S.).

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oh, in that case, My mistakes then, I thought it was drama about a bunch 13YOs. haha.

anyhow, I barely watched 1 ep, maybe 20 minutes tops. dunno why, I just had no interest watching these idol-dramas..
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This show is particularly strange, or at least the subject it addresses--cheerleading squad in highschool. I had no idea cheerleading is at all important in Taiwan highschools.
Until the current morning drama, xml:lang ja-JP 天花 (Tenka), I had no idea that cheerleading was so important in Japanese schools, too.

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class blockquote merela wrote:

The title 7th Grade is misleading. This is not a story about 7th graders. These kids are from a junior college, so they are likely 19YOs and 20YOs. This is a story about kids who were born in the late 80s. Like I said before, if you were born in the 1960s, you would be considered in the "5th grade". It's a term coined in Taiwan to show a generation of people. Since Chinese revolution succeeded in 1911, 1911 was consider year 1 of the Chinese Republic. 7th graders are those born in the Chinese Republic year 70-79. If you add 11 to the years, you will get 1981-1990. So 7th graders referred to those born from 1981 to 1990.
Wow. So interesting, merela! I wouldn't (couldn't) have had a clue on such important cultural info. Thanks for that explanation. Good stuff!

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This show ended today.

A new show started around 1pm. It's called 男丁格爾 (Nan Ding Ger Er) which is the phonetic translation of Nightingale, the famous nurse, Florence Nightingale. Usually, Nightingale is written as 南丁格爾, but since 南 and 男 sound the same (Nan), this title shows that the drama is about male nurses.
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o my gosh they sooo totaly copyed bing it on !!!!!!!!!!!!! u know that music they were performing at the becach well they soooo got it from bring it on itz like what the heck and how they shoot it was weriod too like you can bearly hear the music when they were at the becach i think they shoot it live like they didnt edited and alot of actors in there were from the secret garden and the that other movie like about a restrant .
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