Taiwanese idol drama series Down With Love (就想賴著妳) which stars two mega idols, Jerry Yan (言承旭) from F4 and Ella Chen (陳嘉樺) from S.H.E will be making its debut on television screens this weekend. To instill some hype amongst viewers, the production team aired a special episode which consisted of trailers and exclusive interviews with the cast last Sunday.
The ratings for the special trailer episode raked in a meager 0.59% as compared to Jerry’s fellow F4 band member Vanness Wu’s (吳建豪) ongoing drama series, Autumn’s Concerto (下一站,幸福), which pulled in a healthy number of 7.15% in ratings.
(F4 from left to right: Jerry Yan, Vanness Wu, Ken Chu and Vic Zhou)
The four members of F4 have been separately participating in various drama productions lately with Vic Zhou (周渝民) starring in Black & White (痞子英雄) and The Late Night of Madam Chin (金大班最後一夜), Ken Chu (朱孝天) in the recently concluded Momo Love (桃花小妹), Vanness Wu in the ongoing Autumn’s Concerto and Jerry Yan’s Down With Love.
Due to its similar timeslot, the drama series starring both Vanness and Jerry are expected to compete head-on with each other. Autumn’s Concerto is currently the leader of the pack with its strong ratings of 7.15%.
The television station broadcasting Down With Love defended themselves and explained that the special episode cannot be considered as the show’s debut episode. They remain confident that their drama series will perform well when it airs this coming Sunday.