Celebrity of the Day: Ariel Lin

27 03 2010

Ariel Lin (林依晨) was born in Taipei on October 29, 1982. She is amongst the most prominent Taiwanese actresses of today and also debuted as a singer. Not only that, she also released two books: ‘Ariel Lin’s New York Bagel Diary (林依晨的紐約貝果日記)’ and ‘Ariel’s Blog (林家女孩依晨的青春部落格)’.

Her first drama was ‘True Love 18 (十八歲的約定)’ in 2002. After, she acted in a variety of shows. Her big break came in 2004 when she starred alongside Mike He (賀軍翔) in the hit drama ‘Love Contract (愛情合約).

But Ariel’s biggest hit came the year after, in 2005 when she starred in the Taiwanese drama, ‘It Started With a Kiss (惡作劇之吻)’ with Joe Cheng (鄭元暢). The drama met with wild reviews and helped her rise to fame. The two later co-starred again in the drama’s sequel: ‘They Kiss Again (惡作劇2吻)’ as well as another drama: ‘Love or Bread (我的億萬麵包)’.

She also starred as Huang Rong (黃蓉) in the 2008 wuxia TV series, Legend of the Condor Heroes (射彫英雄傳). This was a television adaption of Read the rest of this entry »

TWDramas (Ratings & Reviews): Love or Bread

23 01 2010

Love or Bread (我的億萬麵包)

Summary: This 2008 drama reunites the co-stars for their third drama together (after It Started With a Kiss and They Kiss Again). Cai Jin Lai (Frank) is a lazy, rude fellow that has wasted away his inheritance on designer clothes and a luxurious lifestyle. Zhen Shan Mei is a trustworthy, kind young woman that earns all the money in her house. She dreams of her high school boyfriend, currently living in Mainland China, who has promised to marry her someday. However, once she abandons everything in Taiwan to chase after love, she finds that her boyfriend is already promised to another. Too ashamed to face her family, Shan Mei rents a house. The landlord informs her there will be another tenant. And the tenant turns out to be Frank! With such different personalities, the two clash, but find themselves with one thing in common: they need money. Starring Ariel Lin (林依晨), Joe Cheng (鄭元暢).

Review: Well, well, well. Here’s another drama starring the ISWAK two. And the plot also involves the both of them living together. Hmm… I must say I didn’t enjoy this drama. Joe’s acting was too crazy and unbelievable, whilst Read the rest of this entry »