It Started With a Kiss


Section:Taiwanese Dramas

Genre:Romantic Comedy

Number of Episodes:20

Language: Chinese (Mandarin)

Average Rating:       (out of 10 ratings)


High School Student Yuan Xiang Quin (Ariel Lin) is sweet, clumsy and naive girl. She meets Jiang Zhi Shu (Joe Cheng) at freshman orientation where it's love at first sight for her. After two years she decides to write him a letter about the crush she's had on him. Zhi Shu who is a genius with 200 IQ doesn't think much of Yuan Xiang Quin and in fact finds her quite dumb. He humiliates her in front of the how school. Later that day the house she lives in with her father collapses during an earthquake. A friend of her father invites them to stay with his family. It turns out that the friend is Jiang Zhi Shu's father. Jiang Zhi Shu's Mother tries to get the two together. First by have Zhi Shu tutor Xiang Quin. Eventually, Zhi Shu starts to fall for Xiang Quin as they plan their future, cope with romantic rivals and their blossoming relationship.


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It Started With a Kiss

Reviewed by: mimigirl165 November 24, 2010

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Plot This story is about Yuan Xiang Qian, who has a crush on Jiang Zhi Shu. She wants to propose her love toward him, but he rejects her because she is stupid. That afternoon, an earthquake destroys their house and she is forced to move in with her father's friends, who turn out to be JZS's parents. Although JZS is cold toward YXQ, Jiang Zhao Zhi (JZS's mom) begins pushing them together and they develop a relationship. Cast(4.5/5) I say that everyone got...

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It Started With a Kiss

Reviewed by: Bridget January 30, 2008

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Chinese Title: E Zuo Ju Zhe Wen (translates to prank's kiss) Year: 2005 No. of episodes: 20 Theme Song: "Say You Love Me" Cast: Joe Cheng as Jiang Zhi Shu Ariel Lin as Yuan Xiang Qin Cyndi Chaw as Zhi Shu's mother Zhang Yong Zheng as Zhi Shu's father Tang Cong Sheng as Xiang Qin's father Zhang Bo Han as Jiang Yu Shu (brother to Zhi Shu) Jiro Wang as Ah Jin Tiffany Xu as Pei Zi Yu Supporting Cast Liu Rong Jia as Ya Nong Yang Pei Ting as Chun Mei Jason as Wang...

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It Started With a Kiss

Reviewed by: mahhgaii July 12, 2007

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

I thought that the Taiwanese drama It Started With A Kiss, was a really romantic, satisfying yet disappointing, 5 star rated drama. It had many obstacles that the characters needed to face in order to achieve what they wanted. It started out with a clumsy, and ditzy girl called Xiang Qin, who had a crush on a cold-hearted and mean boy called Zhi Su. Xiang Qin has an IQ of 75, which puts her in the lowest class at school: the...

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It Started With a Kiss

Reviewed by: Shweta June 21, 2007

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Cast: Ariel Lin - Yuan Xian Qin Joe Cheng - Jiang Zhi Shu Tiffany Xu - Pei Zi Yu Jiro - Ah Jin Synopsis: Xian Qin (Ariel Lin) is a naive girl from class F, who falls in love with the most popular boy in the school - Jiang Zhi shu (Joe Cheng) from class A. She writes him a love letter, but Jiang Zhi Shu does not accept it, stating that he does not date dumb girls. This incident makes Xian Qin the laughingstock...

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It Started With a Kiss

Reviewed by: lixiangqingren May 07, 2007

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Title: E Zuo Ju Zhi Wen Also Known As: It Started With A Kiss Genre: Romance, Comedy Broadcast Network: Episodes: TV; 20, DVD; 30 Cast Ariel Lin as Yuan Xiang Qin Joe Cheng as Jiang Zhi Shu Jiro Wang as Jin Yuan Feng Cyndi Chaw as Jiang Zhao Zi Zhang Yong Zheng as Jiang Wan Li Tang Cong Sheng as Yuan You Cai Zhang Bo Han as Jiang Yu Shu Tiffany Xu as Pei Zi Yu Liu Rong Jia as Liu Ya Nong Yang Pei Ting as Lin Chun...

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It Started With a Kiss

Reviewed by: Tee Kayi August 21, 2006

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Cast Ariel Lin Joe Cheng Jiro Wang Tiffany Xu Jason as Bianca Bai Chang Yung Cheng Cyndi Chao Tang Tsung Sheng Yang Pei Ting Liu Jung Chia Lee Shiau Shiang (I do not like using the characters's names because it gets annoying after awhile on word processing so that's why most of my reviews has the actors' names instead) Synopsis (spoiler, do not read if you have not seen the drama!!) The story starts out with Ariel who is this not so smart girl...

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It Started With a Kiss

Reviewed by: CatchyPhrase July 14, 2006

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

English Title: "It Started With A Kiss" Chinese Title: "E Zuo Ju Zhi Wen" Cast: Ariel Lin (Lin Yi Chen): Yuan Xiang Qin Joe Cheng: Jian Zhi Shu Jiro Wang: Ah Jin Tiffany Xu: Pei Zi Yu Jason: Wang Hao Qian ------------------------ "It Started With a Kiss" boasts an impressive cast with Ariel Lin Yi Chen and Joe Cheng, two very famous and popular Taiwan actors. The storyline is full of spice and pizzaz, with lots of humour and funny scenes....

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Member Ratings


08-01-2010 06:14 AM


Yep!Thats right i gave a flat 5 for this series. .

This goes to my top 1 all time fave series ever!!! ^.^
true enough there are a bit flaws but hey thats why u call it drama right?? This series made me fell in love with joe cheng . .No,i meant jiang zhi shu. .That i even want to go fly to Taipei & d0 anything just for him to date me. .Yea,crazy i kn0w. . Its a good thing i g0t a grip of myself & differentiate reaLity with a dream anyways. . Here are my fave scenes. .

EVERYTHING. .!! From the 1st one to the ending!! I


12-10-2008 06:29 AM


i like this movie at 1st but then ariel's character always does dumb things over and over again. Find it annoying =[


09-10-2008 11:58 PM


Really enjoyed watching this series. Great cast. Only annoying part was how dumb Ariel's character is meant to be. Even when Joe's character proposes, Ariel's father asks him if he's sure he wants to marry her, and does he realize she is not smart.


07-31-2008 11:33 AM


After watching the several episodes.. i find the show a bit out of sync... by episode 9 i stopped watching and just go all the way to the last 2 episodes. downloading it now but havent watch the ending.

Am a bit dissapointed that its not really good as i expected it to be - i thought the reviews were good but after watching this drama the first 1-9 episode i give up..


07-24-2008 02:30 AM


this series is so fun to watch especially Ariel Lin, I really adore her... she's so cute... falling in love can really do crazy things...

the whole story is ok, i only got that so hooked when Joe confess his love to Ariel in rain!! so touchy!! i really love that scene!!

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