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  • Drama: It Started with a Kiss
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Network: CTV
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 7,218 users)
  • Ranked: #577
  • Popularity: #175
  • Members: 11,159

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It Started with a Kiss (2005)

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Ratings: 8.1/10 from 7,218 users
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Ranked #577
Popularity #175
Members 7,218

After an earthquake destroyed Xiang Qin's house, she and her father moved in with the family of her father's college buddy, Uncle Ah Li. To her surprise, the kind and amicable aunt and uncle are the parents of her cold and distant schoolmate Jiang Zhi Shu, a genius with an IQ of 200 whom not too long ago rejected her endless crush on him. Will the close proximity give her a secondchance to win Zhi Shu's heart? Or, will her love for him end under his cold words? What happens when there is competition for his heart?

  • Country: Taiwan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: Sep 25, 2005 - Feb 12, 2006
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Network: CTV
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 7,218 users)
  • Ranked: #577
  • Popularity: #175
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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37 people found this review helpful
Feb 5, 2012
Overall 8.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
I originally watched this because of Playful Kiss, hoping to compare the dramas. I am a huge fan of Playful Kiss, but after watching It Started With A Kiss, it surpasses Playful Kiss. First off, the storyline may be close to the same, but ISWAK really goes into depth with the story and the feelings of the characters. ISWAK develops characters and how they handle certain situations, and unlike Playful Kiss' Baek Sung Jo, the audience can really understand the main character's feelings. I would highly recommend watching It Started With A Kiss if you are wanting something that is witty, funny, and romantic, and expect a lot more romance in the sequel. There shouldn't be any disappointment by the time you've seen the whole entire drama. :)

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25 people found this review helpful
Apr 25, 2012
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
1) The reason I watched this : I didn't know that Taiwanese dramas existed until I watched this. I am a huge fan of "Itazura Na Kiss": I read the manga, watched and totally loved the anime then I've seen all the dramas adaptation; this one was the last incarnation that I've seen.

2) Storyline/Plot : This drama has the closest adaptation of the manga; it followed it literally without much change. It was faithful which made it enjoyable.

3) Acting/Cast : Like I said before this was my first Tw-drama so back then I wasn't familiar with the cast but i loved the acting plus supporting roles were extremly awesome along with all the side stories.

4) Music : I don't actually remember the music clearly but I think it was nice.

5) Rewatch value : one of the fewest dramas that I check out sometimes. If you do rewatch dramas you will definitely rewatch this.

6) The ending : It was extremly good the kind that everyone wants to see while watching a drama but I wouldn't consider it an "End" since there's a second season.

7) Overall : I am so not into chinese languages but while watching this drama I totally forgot my dislike and focused on the story.
Basically, if you're Itazura na kiss's fan you must watch this.

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