Smiling Pasta


Section:Taiwanese Dramas

Language: Chinese (Mandarin)

Average Rating:       (out of 7 ratings)


g Cyndi Wang and Nicholas Teo as Xiao Shi and He Qun respectively. The storyline of Smiling Pasta follows these two. We first see Xiao Shi go through a difficult break-up, while randomly running into He Qun, who is a famous singer. Shortly after Xiao Shi's break-up, a series of events unfolds that ends up with the two bumping into one another again, this time being "caught" by paparrazi in a supposed kiss. As the story develops, so does the relationship between Xiao Shi and He Qun. We learn of the past relationships and lives of both main characters, and the secrets in He Qun's past, involving the death of his brother's girlfriend, who he unintentionally killed. Xiao Shi and He Quen begin as friends, as one or both of them have romantic interests in other people, but over time, they both begin to find their feelings for one another changing.


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Smiling Pasta

Reviewed by: timeless-x August 07, 2009

Rating: 1.0 out of 5

Broadcast Period: July 2006 to November 2006 Cast Cyndi Wang as Cheng Xiao Shi - Zhao Shun as Cheng Jin - Jian Chang as Cheng Gang - Wang Juan as Cheng Lin Ma Li - Hu Kang Xing as Cheng Min Nicholas Teo as He Qun - Gino as Ah Zhe (He Rui Zhe) - Zhao Hong Qiao as Rita - Shen Meng Sheng as He Meng Yuan - Di Zhi Jie as Vincent ...

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Smiling Pasta

Reviewed by: biege October 17, 2008

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

"JUST SMILE AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN'T OVERCOME" (credit to Xiao Shi) is definitely the most memorable line I remember in all the Taiwan series I have watched, so far. My favorite scenes: ALL of the 17 episodes! with no exceptions! The story was perfectly made, because there were lots of scenes that made you want to keep watching. I always craved to see the next episode, I wanted to know right away what would happen, meaning there are no boring...

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Smiling Pasta

Reviewed by: Quinn January 26, 2007

Rating: 3.0 out of 5

Cyndi Wang: Xiao Shi Nicholas Teo: He Jun Xiao Qiao: Rita Gino: Ah Zhe Xiao Shi is a charasmatic and optismistic girl with a heart made out of gold. He Jun is a idol singer, very popular, but will always remain protective and caring for his friends and family. Rita is a girl with confidence and attitude, but has the mind that understands the people around her. Ah Zhe is rebellious and honest. Xiao Shi is cursed with a love that...

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Smiling Pasta

Reviewed by: lovekdrama November 08, 2006

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Main Cast Xiao Shi - Cyndi Wang He Jun - Nicholas Teo Rita - Xiao Qiao Ah Zhe - Gino Synopsis Chen Xiao Shi believes herself to be cursed when it comes to love, having been dumped 16 times. She is heartbroken when boyfriend number 17 breaks up with her too. He Jun is an idol singer who has just had his heart publicly broken by his longtime girlfriend, Rita, who left him for his younger brother,...

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08-01-2010 07:01 AM


For one,i love the ost!! Tears from Polaris & little turtle. .

Just smile & theres n0thing u cant overcome. . U will always hear that all throughout the series. . Its n0t that great but neither that bad . . At times its rather unbelievable . .Accept the fact that u cant possibly meet a celebrity on the streets esp n0t fell over/underneath them. . But. . Yes! But since i get happy easily over simple things i enj0yed watching this series . .Like for that c0mpetition they had and xs fell down & superman i mean hq went back though that will mean they will lose. And that jinx-turtle c0ntest. . So u guys w0nt regret watching it . .No dull m0ments guaranteed :)


05-19-2010 05:52 PM


Okay, this drama wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either. It was to me, ehh. I started watching because the storyline seemed interesting, however, the two main characters are not the best actors which completely throws off the storyline. -.- Cyndi Wang was hard to watch and I had a hard time trying not to cringe at her acting during the series. Nicholas Teo was okay, not as bad as Cyndi, but he didn't seem comfortable in the role. He seemed really out of place at times which really shows in his acting, not to mention he sounds awkward when he's speaking which really throws me off. The best actors in my opinion was Gino and Rita, they were probably the most believable. Gino probably would've made a better lead than Nicholas being that he was more experienced and a better actor. Overall, I think people should watch the drama, IF, they have a lot of time on their hand and don't mind spending a couple hours being tortured by Cyndi Wang's acting.


11-14-2009 07:26 PM


I like this show. It is all that it meant to be: cute, funny, and entertaining. This show makes me want pasta. It really does.

I love the girl's grandfather.

For those of you that was expecting more than just a fun and entertaining show, look somewhere else. This is not meant to be an epic, heartwrenching (though it does have that at times), dramatic plot twisting show. This show is not it. Think Mary-Kate and Ashley movies. Just cute and entertaining.


07-16-2009 03:02 PM


i hope there will be a smiling pasta 2
because i can't wait to see it!!!


07-13-2009 04:48 AM


You guys are crazy!!! This show was not even all that!!! It's OK! but that's it!!! Bullfighting was more interesting!!!

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