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C-Drama: LA18 noon《新一剪梅》(The New) One Love One Life (4/5/2012- 5/30/2012)


This 2009 40-episode drama is the remake of a Taiwanese drama aired 25 years ago. Funny I don't have any memory of the old drama of the same name. Further research showed that another drama with the same storyline (different name) was aired in China in 2000.

Wiki link in Chinese:
http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/一剪梅_(電視劇)

The lead actor, Wallace Huo, is from Taiwan. The lead actresses are from China.

The storyline is a bit convoluted. It all started when two villages fought over the ownership of the source of water. Heroine Xin-Tse severed ties with her fiance Dr. Liang when she found out he was a devious person. In her escape, she was rescued by Zhao. She decided to follow him so she can repay his kindness. But she was caught up in a local upheaval because of the fight over the source of the water between Village Wan and Sha-Her Village. Xin-Tse was saved by Lee. Lee soon fell in love with Xin-Tse.

Wan, the leader of Village Wan, forced Zhao to marry his sickly daughter Autumn. In order to keep peace between the 2 villages, Zhao agreed. But on the way to get married, Autumn had a heart attack and was saved by Dr. Liang. She was advised that she can never have children. Dr. Liang also told her that if she was to keep her marriage, she should plot to get someone she trusts to get pregnant in her place.

So she begged Xin-Tse to help her. First, she drugged Zhao the night of the wedding so Zhao thought he consummated his marriage with Autumn, but really, it was Xin-Tse who slept with Zhao. Soon Xin-Tse was pregnant with Zhao's baby. When Lee found out, he wanted to kill Zhao thinking that Zhao had raped Xin-Tse. This is how Zhao found out that Xin-Tse took his wife's place and is now pregnant with his child. Inevitably, Zhao fell in love with Xin-Tse. Then Dr. Liang found out Xin-Tse (his ex-fiancee) was the mother of Zhao's baby. Out of jealousy, he tried to frame Zhao so Wan will let him marry Autumn.

Remember Lee? The guy who saved Xin-Tse. Lee found out that Wan killed his father and wanted to revenge his father's death, but his mother stopped him because Wan turned out to be Lee's birth father.

Well, the story goes on and on. These characters are related to each other eventually.

I personally don't like this type of melodrama--too far fetched, but because of the high demand of dramas in China, anything goes, I guess.







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This show finally ended. It was bad script, bad casting, and bad acting from episode 1. The audience had to sit through 40 episodes of it. Glad it's over. Replacing it is Hawthorn Love.
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