Tie the Knot (TV series)

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Tie the Knot
媽咪的男朋友
Tie the Knot TW drama.jpg
Tie the Knot promotional poster
Also known asMommy's Boyfriend
Genre Romance, Comedy
Created by Sanlih E-Television
Written byJung Han-wen (鄭涵文),
Yongfang Huang (黃永芳),
Wu Xiangying (吳香穎),
Chen Pei Yin (陳佩吟)
Directed byXu Pei Shan (許珮珊)
Starring Cheryl Yang 楊謹華
Nylon Chen 陳乃榮
Kingone Wang 王傳一
Opening theme"打呼" (Snore) by Will Pan and Rainie Yang
Ending theme"每一次戀愛" (Mei Yi Ci Lian Ai) by Rachel Liang
Country of origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of series1
No. of episodes70
Production
Producer(s)Liu Qiu Ping (劉秋平)
Production location(s) Taiwan
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s) Sanlih E-Television 三立電視
Golden Bloom Production Co., Ltd. 金牌風華影像製作公司
XieLi Video Production Co., Ltd. 協利影像製作股份有限公司
Release
Original network SETTV
First shown in Republic of China (Taiwan)
Original release28 May (2014-05-28) 
2 September 2014 (2014-09-02)
Chronology
Preceded by Fabulous 30
Followed by Love Cheque Charge
External links
Tie the Knot on SETTV

Tie the Knot (Chinese :媽咪的男朋友, literally, "Mommy's Boyfriend") is a 2014 Taiwanese romantic-comedy television series. The television drama was produced by Sanlih E-Television (SETTV), with Cheryl Yang as the female lead and Nylon Chen and Kingone Wang as the male leads. Shooting began on May 9, 2014, and the first episode aired on May 28, 2014 on SETTV.

Contents

Plot

Li Xiao Mei (Cheryl Yang) is a career woman who has a new boss, Huang Shi Jia (Nylon Chen), at the wedding-planning firm where she works. Ironically, she finds it difficult to find a man to marry because of past experiences with her father, but she has had a child using donated sperm and is raising the girl by herself. Wedding gown designer Liu Zi Jun (Kingone Wang) and her boss, Shi Jia, start to fall in love with her and each one tries to win her over. [1]

Cast

Main cast [2]
Minor cast

Production

The casting for the series recorded several firsts. Veteran actor Zhang Peihua, who played the role of Nylon Chen's father, had not filmed in Taiwan for the past 15 years, although he had occasionally appeared in theater performances. [3] [ deprecated source ] The series also marked the first time that singer Nylon Chen had landed a leading role. In preparation for his acting break, Chen stepped up his exercise regime, running and training in the gym, as well as dieting to improve his fitness. [4] Chen played Huang Shi Jia, a stiff and strict character who was also able to be funny at times; Chen commented that he was surprised that he was so relaxed while acting, as he also has a reserved character. [5] [ deprecated source ]

Cheryl Yang returned to SETTV after four years away from the network; she had appeared in a succession of female lead roles on other networks since her career break on My Queen in 2009. [6] She again took on the role of a mother, [7] having previously starred as a single mother in the 2012 series Once Upon a Love . [8] To prepare for the role, she spent time bonding with Dou Dou, who played her daughter in the series. [9] [ deprecated source ] To be able to call up her emotions and cry in one scene in which she was driving a car, Yang prepared by listening to the song "My Destiny" from the Korean television series My Love from the Star . [10] [ deprecated source ]

The series mainly filmed at Minsheng Pavilion (民生館進行劇中場地) and Amazing Hall (晶宴會館) in Taiwan; these locations were used as banquet halls and wedding reception venues for the characters. [11] [ deprecated source ]

Broadcast

NetworkCountry/LocationAiring DateTimeslot
SETTV [12] Taiwan May 28, 2014Mondays to Fridays, 8pm to 10pm
Eastern Integrated Taiwan [13] Mondays to Fridays, 10pm to 11pm
Astro Shuang Xing [14] Malaysia June 12, 2014Mondays to Fridays, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
VV Drama [15] Singapore July 1, 2014Mondays to Fridays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Amarin TV [16] Thailand January 24, 2015Mondays to Fridays, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Soundtrack

Tie the Knot
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Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedSeptember 5, 2014
Genre Mandopop
Language Mandarin
Label Universal Music Taiwan

The Tie the Knot Original Soundtrack (媽咪的男朋友 電視原聲帶) CD was released on September 5, 2014 by Universal Music Taiwan. It contains 12 songs performed by various artists, including five original songs and seven instrumental versions. The opening theme song is "打呼" or "Snore" by Will Pan and Rainie Yang, while the closing theme song, "每一次戀愛" or "Every Time I Fall In Love", is by Rachel Liang. [17]

Track listing

No.TitleLyricsMusicSingerLength
1."Snore" (打呼)Will PanWill PanWill Pan and Rainie Yang 
2."Every Time I Fall In Love" (每一次戀愛)林夕Chen Wei Ling (陳韋伶)Rachel Liang 
3."Bump Bump" (碰碰)Guan Qi Yuan (管啟源)Paul Drew, Greig Watts, Pete Barringer, Christopher Wortley Cyndi Wang  
4."Exclusively For You" (專屬於你)Linianhe (李念和) and Will PanWill Pan Will Pan  
5."After I Say I Love You" (說愛妳以後)Nylon ChenNylon ChenNylon Chen 
6."Snore" (兩小無猜版 version) Will PanInstrumental 
7."Snore" (調皮幽默版) Will PanInstrumental 
8."Every Time I Fall In Love" (痛徹心扉版Instrumental) Chen Wei Ling (陳韋伶)Instrumental 
9."Every Time I Fall In Love" (浪漫愛情版) Chen Wei Ling (陳韋伶)Instrumental 
10."Bump Bump" (愛意親密版 version) Paul Drew, Greig Watts, Pete Barringer, Christopher WortleyInstrumental 
11."Bump Bump" (暖心幸福版 version) Paul Drew, Greig Watts, Pete Barringer, Christopher WortleyInstrumental 
12."An Indescribable Taste" (Guitar Solo version) Chen Qi Yue (陳啟樂)Instrumental 

Episode ratings

The pilot episode of Tie the Knot ranked fifth amongst the television shows airing in the same time slot. It went up to the fourth spot on the day the second episode aired, and stayed at that spot until the end of the series, with the exception of the tenth week. The total viewer average garnered a rating of 1.22 percent. Its drama competitors were SETTV's Ordinary Love; FTV's Dragon Dance; TTV's Monga Woman, Super M, and Sun After The Rain; CTV's Happiness on the Moon and Perfect Couple; CTS' Unique Flavor and 綜藝王見王; and DaAi TV's 幸福魔法師, 頂坡角上的家, and 情牽萬里. The viewers survey was conducted by AGB Nielsen. [18]

Awards

YearCeremonyCategoryResult
2014 Sanlih Drama Awards [19] Best Ladykiller Award
Zhang Pei Hua (張佩華)
Nominated
Best Actress Award
Cheryl Yang
Nominated
Audience Choice Award for
Most Popular Drama
Nominated

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