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Last week, SARFT put up the approved proposal of the mainland Hana Yori Dango.
According to the proposal, the following is the new synopsis of the drama, named “Meteor Shower.”
Chu Yuqian/Yuyun(there are two different pronounciations for the word) is a hardworking, smart highschool girl. Her biggest dream is to enter the pretigious Ailisitun (Aliceton?) University. With help from her uncle, she finally gets in. Yun Hai, Duan Mulei, Ximen Ruiqian and Ye Shuo are the four richest students of Aliceton. With their gorgeous looks, they became the idols of all the girls there. However, they’re unsatisfied with the lives that their parents forced upon them. In order to get the principle to kick them out of Ailisitun(Aliceton?), they performs a serious of pranks. While fighting for the justice of the victims of the pranks, Yuqian/Yuyun become the target of F4. Through fighting and arguing, they began to admire each other and became friends. Touched by Yuqian/Yuyun, F4 eventually becomes the top four students of the school. At the same time, they became loving, responsible males. Through the multiple struggles and hardships, Girl and F4 grew up. They learned to control their own lives, chose their own futures, and to strive for their dreams.
According to Sina, casting will include three newcomers, Yu Haoming as Lei/Duan Mulei and Wei Chen as Meizuo/Ye Shuo. I really hope that Lu Hu or Allen Su will also be in it so that Wei Chen can write songs with them in all the spare time he’ll have. There are rumored pictures of the new people, who are rather eye-candy, but since they’re not definite, I’ll wait until the official pictures come out.
Filming should begin this month and is planned to take three months. It will air in September.
Meanwhile, Ye Shuo-to be Wei Chen went to Thailand to be in two Thai shows to promote the airing of Thai-dubbed (and heavily editted) versions of Hunan TV’s “Just the Two of Us.” The show featured Thai singers Pachornpol Jantieng and Loogtarn/Ltarn, both singers from Thai Idol “Academy Fantasia.” During the competition, Wei Chen was paired with Ltarn and they won second place (with Kan Miyeon and Anson Hu winning first). True Vision TV of Thailand seems to have a partnership with EE Media as in an earlier article about Top Combine, EE Media mentioned expansion into Thailand, also.
Wei Chen and Ltarn on Thai TV:
For Thai-dubbed Anson Hu, Wei Chen, and more:
EE Media (which owns Hunan TV) seems to have formed a bond with Thailand, as expansion to Thailand was also mentioned in an earlier article relating to Top Combine.