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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Romance in the Rain

Title: 情深深雨濛濛 / Qing Shen Shen Yu Meng Meng
Also known as: Romance in the Rain
Genre: Drama / Romance
Episodes: 48
Broadcast year: 2001

The story revolves around lives of members of the Lus family with Lu Zhen Hua as the head of the family. Lu Zhenhua has 9 wives who all resemble his lost love in some way. However, the series only focus on two of his wives, the 8th and 9th (Wen Pei and Xue Quing). 8th wife, Wen Pei has two daughters Lu Yi Ping and Lu Xin Ping. Xin Ping was Zhen Hua's favorite daughter yet, she died and left a lasting impression on her parents and an envious feeling in Yi Ping, who thinks that she would never be able to take the place in her mother's heart. 9th wife, Xue Quing has four children: Lu Er Hao, Lu Ru Ping, Lu Mung Ping, and Er Jie. Xue Quing, being a woman who would not want to share her husband and the fortune with anyone, finds every way to make Wen Pei's and Yi Ping's life miserable.Wen Pei and Yi Ping are eventually kicked out of the house, however, they still depend on the money that Lu Zhenhua gives them monthly. Being a strong-willed girl, Yi Ping always says what is in her head. She angers her father one time and he beats her. She vows to never take money from them again. This leads her to find job as a singer in Shanghai Club. During this time, both Yi Ping and Ru Ping encounter He Shu Huan and Du Fei. They are two young aspiring reporters working with Lu Er Hao. The series then revolves around the love relationship involving these young people.

Vicki Zhao / Lu Yi Ping
Leo Ku / He Shu Huan
Ruby Lin / Lu Ru Ping
Alec Su / Du Fei

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