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- Title: 惡作劇之吻 / 恶作剧之吻 / E Zuo Ju Zhi Wen * English Title: It Started With A Kiss * Genre: Romance / Comedy * Episodes: TV: 20, DVD : 30 * Broadcast network: CTV / GTV * Broadcast period: 2005 Sep 25 – 2006 Feb 12 * Air time: Sundays 22:00 to 23:30 * Opening theme song: Say U Love Me by Jason and Lara * Ending theme song: E Zuo Ju by Wan Lan Yin * Insert songs: See It Started with a Kiss OST * Related shows: It Started With A Kiss 2 Synopsis
After an earthquake destroyed Xiang Qin’s house, she and her father moved in with the family of her father’s college buddy, Uncle Ah Li. To her surprise, the kind and amicable aunt and uncle are the parents of her cold and distant schoolmate Jiang Zhi Shu, a genius with an IQ of 200 whom not too long ago rejected her endless crush on him. Will the close proximity give her a second chance to win Zhi Shu’s heart? Or, will her love for him end under his cold words? What happens when there is competion for his heart? Trivia * The series was based on the Japanese shoujo manga “Itazura na kiss” (Mischievous kiss) by Tada Kaoru. The are 23 volumes of the manga. There is no ending for the manga; the series was still running in Margaret when the author passed away at the age of 38 from a brain aneurysm. * Itazura na Kiss (TV Asahi, 1996) is the Japanese adaptation. * The filming of It Started with a Kiss lasted one entire year. Some scenes were filmed in different seasons, which resulted in many goofs. * The director, Qu You Ning, made two cameos in the drama: One as the fat, middle age woman on a bus who accuses Ah Jin was taking advantage of her and another as Zhi Shu’s boyfriend in Xiang Qin’s imagination (birthday gift giving scene). * The sequel is set to air in September 2007 due to the show’s high ratings (60.1%, third most popular drama in the country) in Taiwan. External Links
- CTV Homepage (http://www.ctv.com.tw/event/2005/kiss/)
- GTV Homepage (http://www.gtv.com.tw/Program/S051420051001U/index.htm)
- Japanese Official Site