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  • Drama: The Rose
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Mar 25, 2003 - Nov 23, 2003
  • Network: TTV
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 578 users)
  • Ranked: #2556
  • Popularity: #2110
  • Watchers: 1,285

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The Rose
7.2
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Ratings: 7.2/10 from 578 users
# of Watchers: 1,285
Reviews: 4 users
Ranked #2556
Popularity #2110
Watchers 578

Zheng Bai He, after being dumped by her boyfriend because she is ugly and fat and having her grandmother die on the same day (talk about fate), finds that her mother did not die. Furthermore, her mother is the famous actress Han Li. She finds herself in the Han family, yet, the truth about her birth has not been revealed.
Surrounded by three half-siblings, all by the same mother but different father, and a pretty harsh and cold mother, Bai He takes on the role of a maid. The three siblings are isolated from each other and the society. They have a cold appearance, yet each of them has a warm story behind them. This is the fairy tale of how Cinderella changes each of them, and finds the princess within herself.

  • Country: Taiwan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Mar 25, 2003 - Nov 23, 2003
  • Network: TTV
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 578 users)
  • Ranked: #2556
  • Popularity: #2110
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
Shirubia
26 people found this review helpful
May 14, 2012
26 of 26 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Before watching this you should know, it has incest relationships.
If it doesn´t concern you, you will watch a great drama.

The first episode is a bit slow, but after that its really great. The story gets better and better and the relationships getting complicated, but overall all the charas are so original (especially Joe Chengs chara, really cute).

The acting and music is good.
From time to time i watch my favorite scenes from this drama, so the rewatch value is really high.

One of the best taiwanese drama that i ever saw. I really recommend it.
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azndrama
12 people found this review helpful
Dec 9, 2012
26 of 26 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Fascinating, because it takes very Japanese based characters and storyline and has Taiwanese actors portraying the range of emotions that aren't in your typical TW drama.

I've watched all the ISWAK dramas, and wasn't too impressed with Joe Cheng's acting there, and if I hadn't seen this wouldn't have believed he was as good as he is based on those dramas alone. He is able to convincingly portray the range of emotions that are quite demanding for his character in this drama. He basically carries this drama, I have to say. (And I don't say this because I am a fan of his, because I wasn't based on his ISWAK role, but you'll have to watch a few episodes to understand!)

There is a good dose of romance, enough to make you feel that warm fuzzy feeling. However, I also found there was too much crying for too little reasons in order to tie the characters together. Everyone loves a good emotional tug in a drama, but sometimes you wanted to shout "Stop being such a crybaby over nothing!" to the characters.

As with many dramas, it could have been 16 episodes, but I understand the emphasis was on character development in this drama, and many shorter dramas rush this.

In summary, I would watch this for the great acting job that Joe Cheng did, the oddity of characters, and the different viewpoints that are brought in a romance drama.

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