Academically challenged high-schooler, Yuan Xiang Qin (Ariel Lin) musters up the courage to confess her love to Jiang Zhi Shu (Joe Cheng), a genius with an IQ of 200, only to be rejected by... See full summary »
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Ariel Lin ...
 Yuen Hsiang-Chin (20 episodes, 2005-2006)
Joseph Yuan-Chang Cheng ...
 Chiang Chi-Shu (20 episodes, 2005-2006)
Cyndi Chao ...
 Aunt A-Li (20 episodes, 2005-2006)
Bo-Han Zhang ...
 Chiang Yu-Shu (20 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jiro Wang ...
 Chin Yuan-Fung (19 episodes, 2005-2006)
Yung-Cheng Chang ...
 Chiang Wan-Li (19 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tsung Sheng Tang ...
 Yuen You-Tsai (18 episodes, 2005-2006)
Petty Yang ...
 Lin Chun-Mei (17 episodes, 2005-2006)
Chiago Liu ...
 Liu Ya-Nung (17 episodes, 2005-2006)
Wei Ning Hsu ...
 Pei Tzu-Yu (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
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Academically challenged high-schooler, Yuan Xiang Qin (Ariel Lin) musters up the courage to confess her love to Jiang Zhi Shu (Joe Cheng), a genius with an IQ of 200, only to be rejected by him in front of the entire school. After an earthquake leaves them homeless, Xiang Qin and her father are taken in by an old college friend, Uncle Li, who just so happens to be Zhi Shu's father. Zhi Shu remains cold, thinking Xiang Qin is one of the dumbest people he has ever encountered. Xiang Qin, on the other hand, is determined to improve herself and slowly win him over. Written by Ashleys Eyes

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This series was based on the first 10 volumes of the Japanese manga series Itazura na Kiss (Mischievous Kiss) written by Kaoru Tada. See more »

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Incredibly Funny and Sweet Show
5 April 2011 | by (Crestview, FL) – See all my reviews

On the surface, this TV series is the story of a girl who deals with an unrequited high school crush on a boy from the other side of the academic track. Underneath, it's an uproarious comedy that's smart, slapstick, and deep all at once. The acting won't win any Academy Awards, but the direction and timing of the episodes is impeccable. This type of romantic comedy seems have become lost in mainstream USA TV viewing. It took over 1 year to film this series, and it shows in the quality and depth of the writing and direction. My Latino wife almost bust her sides watching these episodes - this is really great viewing for the entire family, no matter your cultural background.


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