Waking Love Up: A Chinese Remake of The Prince Who Turns Into a Frog


    Waking Love Up: A Chinese Remake of The Prince Who Turns Into a Frog

    Waking Love Up (Chinese: 爱情睡醒了) is a 2011 Chinese drama series that is a remake of the popular 2005 Taiwanese drama The Prince Who Turns Into a Frog. The series stars Roy Chiu, Tiffany Tang, Qi Wei and Xu Zheng Xi in the lead roles.

    The story revolves around Xiang Tian Qi (Roy Chiu), a hotel heir who loses his memory on the day of his engagement to Mu Zhi Qing (Qi Wei), the hotel’s PR manager. He is rescued by Liu Xiao Bei (Tiffany Tang), a country girl who dreams of a better life in the city. She takes him home and gives him the name Xiao Yu. Meanwhile, Zhi Qing is comforted by Ji Ru Feng (Xu Zheng Xi), the hotel’s celebrity spokesperson who has always liked her.

    As Tian Qi gradually falls in love with Xiao Bei, will he be able to regain his memory and return to his previous life? Or will he choose to stay with the girl who saved him?

    Waking Love Up is a romantic comedy that explores the themes of love, identity and family. It is directed by Shen Yi and produced by Shanghai Syndicate Film and Television Production Co., Ltd. It aired on Hunan TV from September 13 to October 7, 2011 for 40 episodes.

    REVIEW (No spoilers) Waking Love Up has received mixed reviews from viewers and critics alike. Some praised the show for its humor, romance and chemistry between the leads, while others criticized it for its clichéd plot, unrealistic scenarios and excessive length. The show has a rating of 7.6 out of 10 on MyDramaList, where some reviewers commented that the show was “cheesy, light-hearted, funny and rather silly” and that it was a “love-it or hate-it kind of show”. The show also has a rating of 6.7 out of 10 on IMDb, where one reviewer wrote that the show was “a fairly traditional romantic-comedy TV series” and that “the clichéd storyline may have been lacking, but it’s made up by the ability of the actors”.

    CONCLUSION Waking Love Up is a remake of a popular Taiwanese drama that follows the same basic premise of a rich man losing his memory and falling in love with a poor girl. The show is not meant to be taken seriously, but rather enjoyed as a fun and entertaining ride. The show may appeal to fans of romantic comedies, especially those who like the main actors or the original version. However, the show may also disappoint those who are looking for something more original, realistic or profound.

    CAST Waking Love Up features a cast of talented and popular actors from China and Taiwan. The main leads are Roy Chiu and Tiffany Tang, who play Xiang Tian Qi and Liu Xiao Bei respectively. Roy Chiu is a Taiwanese actor and singer who rose to fame for his roles in dramas such as Easy Fortune Happy Life, Office Girls and Marry Me, or Not?. Tiffany Tang is a Chinese actress who has starred in many hit dramas such as Chinese Paladin 3, My Daughter, Perfect Couple and The Princess Weiyoung. The two actors were dating in real life during the filming of Waking Love Up, which added to their on-screen chemistry.

    The second leads are Qi Wei and Xu Zheng Xi, who play Mu Zhi Qing and Ji Ru Feng respectively. Qi Wei is a Chinese actress and singer who has appeared in dramas such as The Cage of Love, The Legend of Mi Yue and Song of Phoenix. Xu Zheng Xi is a Chinese actor who has acted in dramas such as The Legend of Zhen Huan, The Legend of Qin and The Legend of Dugu. The two actors portray the rivals and friends of the main leads, who also have their own complicated love story.

    The supporting cast includes James Wen, Zhou Xiao Li, Chen Heng Lin, He Zi Ming, Cao Yan Yan, Morning Baby, Howie Huang and many others. They play the roles of the family members, friends and colleagues of the main characters, who add more humor, drama and warmth to the story.

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