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BUTTERFLY LOVERS

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DETAILS
Title: 梁山伯与祝英台 / Liang Shan Bo Yu Zhu Ying Tai
Also known as: Butterfly Lovers
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 41
Broadcast network: GZTV
Broadcast period: 2007-May
Opening theme song: Yuan Fang by Hong Bu Tiao (红布条) and Erica Li (李悦君)
Ending theme song: Shuang Fei by Peter Ho
Insert song: Ling Hua Jing by Erica Li
Production Credits
Producer: Cao Yan
Director: Chen Jun Liang
Screenwriter: Ying Jun
Music: He Zhan Hao


SYNOPSIS
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A young woman named Zhu Ying Tai disguised herself as a man to attend a school in Hangzhou. On her way there, she met a fellow traveller and schoolmate named Liang Shan Bo. They became good friends and swore honorary brothers. For three years, they studied and lived together. Yet, Liang never realized that Zhu was a woman. Before their graduation, Zhu asked Liang to visit her in her hometown and promised to marry her "fictitious" younger sister to him. When Liang arrived, he was ecstatic to discover her true identity. However, their hope of marriage was soon dashed when Zhu's parents betrothed Zhu to their schoolmate Ma Wen Cai. Liang died of a broken heart. On Zhu's wedding day to Ma, she tore off her wedding gown and threw herself against Liang's tomb, which opened up and enveloped Zhu. Then, from the tomb, a pair of butterflies emerged.

Notes
The story took place in an era when only male could attend school.
Social Status: Although all males were encouraged to pursue a higher education, only a special class of citizens called "Shizu" (士族) was able to attend a proper school. They were characterized by land ownership and having economic and/or political influence. Zhu Yingtai and Ma Wencai satisfied both criteria. Liang Shanbo did not. Zhu was from the most prominent family in the north, and Ma’s father was a military general. While Liang’s father was a government official, he lost his Shizu status after his father’s death. However, his honorary brother status with Zhu Yingtai enabled him to continue to study in the school.


CAST
Peter Ho as Liang Shan Bo 梁山伯



Dong Jie / Angel Dong as Zhu Ying Tai 祝英台

left pic: disguised as a man

Chen Guan Lin as Ma Wen Cai 馬文才


Yue Yao Li as Mr. Zhu 祝员外 
Wu Qian Qian as Mrs. Zhu 祝夫人
Wan Hong Jie as Zhu Ying Qi 祝英齐
Liu Fang (刘芳) as Liang's mother 梁母  
Jia Zhao Yi (贾兆冀) as Chen Zi Jun 陈子俊 
Zhan Xiao Nan (詹小楠) as Xie Dao Yun 谢道韫
Xie Yuan Zhen as Yin Xin 银心
Chen Cheng (陈诚) as Si Jiu 四九
Kou Zhen Hai as Wang Shi Yu 王世玉 
Che Yong Li (车永莉) as Wang Shi Yu's wife 师母
Chen Chen (陈晨) as Wang Lan 王兰
Ming Hui (明慧) as Wang Hui 王惠
Wang Quan You (王全有) as Tao Yuan Ming 陶渊明
Guo Jun as Ma Tai Shou 马太守
Wang Pin (王频) as Wang Zhuo Ran 王卓然
Zhang Shuai (张帅) as Wang Lan Tian 王蓝田
Qu Xin as Xun Ju Bo 荀巨伯
Jiang Hong as Huang Liang Yu 黄良玉
Lin Jiang Guo as Qin Jing Sheng 秦京生
Ran Wei Qun (冉唯群) as Xie An 谢安
Ren Zhong (任重) as Wang Ning Zhi 王凝之
Cai Xin Yao as Gu Xin Lian
Wang Xiao Shen (王小珅) as Su An 苏安
Gao Zi Fang (高子芳) as Su's mother 苏母

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(2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by fang2 on Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:19 pm

Liangzhu lovers, share all piccies related to Butterfly Lovers incl. its promotion or events here... Very Happy

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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by fang2 on Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:27 pm

credit: baidu forumAnother Promotion

Peter Ho & Angel Dong


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Pose in the Filming Site

Post by yessy_loren on Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:02 pm


Dong Jie as Ying Tai, Chen Guan Lin as Ma Wen Cai and Peter Ho as Shan Bo
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In the class room

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Personal Review & Comments on Butterfly Lovers

Post by fang2 on Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:13 am

Liangzhu lovers, pls share yr personal reviews or any comments on Butterfly Lovers here, okay? Very Happy
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Nice Pose

Post by fang2 on Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:05 pm

One of the scenes is hunting lesson. Students went to the forest for hunting and learnt how to cooperate with others.
San Bo & Ying Tai posed with their bows Very Happy
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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by kristin_nguyen on Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:26 am

I have some pic ^^







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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by fang2 on Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:34 am

All rite, guys, let me start with my personal review of Butterfly Lovers Very Happy

Being familiar with the story, I think that I will not enjoy watching the re-make of Liang Zhu. Since it was being aired on Wa TV ch 89 Astro TV, I often just took a glance of it but nothing happened except I found the ending song 'Shuang Fei' was so nice. Everything changed when one day I had the time to take a close look at Peter Ho as Liang Shanbo. By the end of the series, I become Peter Ho’s fans.


The 41-episode Butterfly Lovers starts with a girl coming from a reputable rich family, Zhu Yingtai who believes that a woman should have freedom to marry to someone she loves. Therefore, she takes the risk to help her brother’s ‘bride’ to run away on the wedding day. Avoid being betrothed, she then disguises herself as a young guy and confirms her parents to let her go to study. On the way to the school, she meets a young ‘book-worm’ guy, Liang Shanbo and has a good impression on him. Soon, they become good friends and even agree to each other to be sworn brothers. During their school days, both go through bad and good times together. Conflicts with their envious friends and unwise teacher just make their friendship and love grow deeper. Shanbo who never realises that Yingtai is a girl, later on knows the truth and happily accepts the fact that his love for his ‘brother’ is now turning to the one for a sweetheart. He hurriedly goes to Yingtai’s home to ask for a marriage proposal. However, he has to face difficulites with his love rival, Ma Wencai and Yingtai’s parents. Nothing can stop their being together as it is the fate to be a pair of soulmates…. when one dies the other does not want to live anymore!

Characters
Liang Shanbo
He is a kind-hearted, sincere and caring soul. He is very protective to Yingtai and sincerely helps her in each problem she gets. He dares to take the challenge to help Yingtai. He is also helpful to his schoolmates including to the one who always wants to harm him – Ma Wencai. Shanbo holds the principle that being poor does not mean not having education. Thus, he is so diligent in his study and finds his talent in irrigation. His effort gives him a good result for finally he can become a government officer and raises his rank in the society.

I love seeing Peter Ho as Liang Shanbo. Before watching Butterfly Lovers, Peter Ho’s image for me was a violent fighter as his role in Feng Yun. I am surprised to see his “student” and tender look as Shanbo. I get hooked with his smiles, melting eyes, and sad facial expression. All blent into one package that can make me fall in love with Peter. His acting is just excellent ! I can also feel the chemistry between Peter and Dong Jie.


Zhu Yingtai
She is a smart and brave girl. Disguising herself as a young man, she dares to take any risks to study among male students. She is very firm in her decision to love Shanbo whom her family will not like him because of his social rank. She also does not move on though Ma Wencai keeps on winning her heart in various ways.

Dong Jie is okay as Zhu Yingtai. I think she is prettier in Butterfly Lovers than in her other series. I find her very pretty both in female and male clothes. Her acting is also good especially in crying scenes. I love seeing her with Peter as I find they have such a good chemistry.


Ma Wencai
He is arrogant and selective in getting along with others because of his social status. Looking back at his sad childhood, he is actually pitiful. He has some traumatic moments of losing his mother and getting big pressure from his father. Feeling that Yingtai is suitable for him, he tries all his best to be with Yingtai. He uses any dirty tricks to reach his goal. He does not want to be defeated by Shanbo on whom he always looks down. Moreover, Yingtai’s continuous comparisons between he and Shanbo hurt his feelings deeper.

Chen Guanlin roles as a bad guy again. Perhaps, his sharp eyes and nose support this kind of role. Anyway, he acts very well as Ma Wencai. He looks so handsome when he is on the horse and wore the war costume. I think this 3rd pary role is not kind bad because viewers can justify and feel pitiful to him
.

Best Scenes

Shanbo & Yingtai
1. Shanbo piggybacks Yingtai when she falls into the river
2. Shanbo takes the challenge to catch Wencai’s ball so that Wencai and friends will stop disturbing Yingtai.
3. Shanbo and Yingtai solve their misunderstanding that causes Yingtai falls into the cliff.
4. Shanbo silently eats Yingtai’s sweets at night and then Yingtai shocked him.
5. Shanbo gives Yingtai such a meaningful look as she leaves to find the teacher with Wencai (Peter’s eyes really melt my heart)
6. Shanbo is confused with himself to see Yingtai in a female clothes dancing.
7. Yingtai draws a picture of Shanbo and then changes it into a pig
8. Shanbo gets beaten as he is accused of stealing and Yingtai stops it.
9. The day Yingtai has to return home and the night they spent together sleeping in one bed without any books as 'border line' and wearing the red wedding gowns.
10. Shanbo’s first time to see Yingtai as a girl in Yingtai's house.
11. Shanbo finds Yingtai unconscious when she is thrown into the sea by the wicked girl. (Peter's acting is so touching)
12. Yingtai reads Shanbo’s full of holes, half-burnt letters

Others:
1. The traditional celebration which causes Yingtai’s true identity is found by Wencai
2. The hunting lesson


Conclusion
I enjoy this series so much. I laugh a lot to see some comical scenes during the school days. The ending makes me sob and sob. I can say that Butterfly Lovers is a worth watching series. Besides the heart-warming Romeo-Juliet love story, you can still see some scenic views and assorted costumes. The costumes of the leads are quite various for a TV series. They design lovely costumes for Shanbo and Yingtai for the school uniforms, daily clothes, hunting session, and the wedding gown. Last but not the least, the songs are just so nice to listen.


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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by yessy_loren on Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:29 am

wow..fang2...two thumb up for the review!!! u just said everything in my mind about the new butterfly lovers...

My personal favorite scene is when female Ying Tai dancing in front of Shan Bo. He finds out Ying Tai so pretty in that female clothes and his heart is beating faster than usual without knowing that "He" is really a lady behind the guy clothes which Shan Bo always sees all the times.

Besides the atmosphere, the dance itself is very very nice...Dong Jie looks prettier in that scene Shocked No wonder Shan Bo's Peter gets shocked (in good meaning, of course) Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by ltk on Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:28 am

so terrible for me !! now i haven't still watched .

my dear shan bo !!!!!!
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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by fang2 on Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:58 pm

u r welcome, girls Laughing I just try to express my feelings about Shanbo's Peter !!

lundi, you'd better see Butterfly Lovers soon.. then u can also enjoy it.
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Post by ltk on Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:07 pm

ha ha ha ha !!!!

i think so.......... wanna watch soon but ........
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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by yessy_loren on Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:03 pm

Yeah..U must wacth it!!! Sooner, u'll find out the different Peter..Without the arrogant Si Lang or cold blood heart Yun, Peter turn into the innocent and warm Shan Bo...U'll luv it!
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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by ltk on Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:16 pm

OH !! now i dowload some episode from youtube but it is too slow .

i saw from some pics , i like his acting as Shan Bo .
just see the pic , i love him more ...... HA HA HA !!
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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by star.tianxing on Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:57 am

actually ah, im damn unsatisfied with this series... im damn angry at Peter's zao xing. and Dong Jie's zao xing as well!!!
The magic thingy in the last episode is like... in Chinese i describe it as "disgusting"... >.<

although i cried like mad when i watched the last few episodes, i still lost all my confidence and interest due to them... for this series, i think the attractive "part" should be Ma Wencai and Zhu Yingqi. Many ppl in China also think Ma Wencai in this version is a successful character... Chen Guanlin became famous due to this series... haha... anw...

that's my very personal comment on Butterfly Lovers lah...
Peter--Shanbo--my love! haha!

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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by kristin_nguyen on Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:14 am

On this November 28 , the series "Butterfly Lovers" will be broadcasted in Vietnam Very Happy

I will wait to watch this series ^^

I think Peter will make a new image about Liang Shan Bo ^^
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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by fang2 on Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:58 am

star.tianxing, what's the meaning of "zao xing" in English? Sorry, I don't understand. Smile

kristin, stay tuned in front of your tv....!! Enjoy watching, Peter-Shanbo!!
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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by kristin_nguyen on Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:45 am

I think "zao xing" means the ways Peter was made up to play Liang Shan Bo role , right ? I 'm not sure .

star.tianxing , wo shuo dui bu dui ? ( sorry , my computer can 't type Chinese )
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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by star.tianxing on Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:32 am

why dun have Gu Xinlian's name leh??? haha...
an important role as well... Cai Xinyao as Gu Xinlan






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Post by fang2 on Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:35 pm

star, u hv got bionic eyes... yup, it has no her name. I'll edit it ^ ^
thanks...for the piccies!

Looking at those daily pic, Cai Xinyao is quite pretty. She needs to be more natural in her acting as Xinlian. Just 2 cents of my thought. ^ ^
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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by yessy_loren on Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:03 pm

I don't like Gu Xin Lan's role...It surprises me to see her pictures above...

She actually has a pair of pretty eyes...She kindda cute...

Star.Tianxing
, thank for the info...I really don't know Gu Xin Lan real name Very Happy
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Re: (2007) Butterfly Lovers

Post by joey on Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:32 am

fang2 wrote:All rite, guys, let me start with my personal review of Butterfly Lovers Very Happy

Being familiar with the story, I think that I will not enjoy watching the re-make of Liang Zhu. Since it was being aired on Wa TV ch 89 Astro TV, I often just took a glance of it but nothing happened except I found the ending song 'Shuang Fei' was so nice. Everything changed when one day I had the time to take a close look at Peter Ho as Liang Shanbo. By the end of the series, I become Peter Ho’s fans.


The 41-episode Butterfly Lovers starts with a girl coming from a reputable rich family, Zhu Yingtai who believes that a woman should have freedom to marry to someone she loves. Therefore, she takes the risk to help her brother’s ‘bride’ to run away on the wedding day. Avoid being betrothed, she then disguises herself as a young guy and confirms her parents to let her go to study. On the way to the school, she meets a young ‘book-worm’ guy, Liang Shanbo and has a good impression on him. Soon, they become good friends and even agree to each other to be sworn brothers. During their school days, both go through bad and good times together. Conflicts with their envious friends and unwise teacher just make their friendship and love grow deeper. Shanbo who never realises that Yingtai is a girl, later on knows the truth and happily accepts the fact that his love for his ‘brother’ is now turning to the one for a sweetheart. He hurriedly goes to Yingtai’s home to ask for a marriage proposal. However, he has to face difficulites with his love rival, Ma Wencai and Yingtai’s parents. Nothing can stop their being together as it is the fate to be a pair of soulmates…. when one dies the other does not want to live anymore!

Characters
Liang Shanbo
He is a kind-hearted, sincere and caring soul. He is very protective to Yingtai and sincerely helps her in each problem she gets. He dares to take the challenge to help Yingtai. He is also helpful to his schoolmates including to the one who always wants to harm him – Ma Wencai. Shanbo holds the principle that being poor does not mean not having education. Thus, he is so diligent in his study and finds his talent in irrigation. His effort gives him a good result for finally he can become a government officer and raises his rank in the society.

I love seeing Peter Ho as Liang Shanbo. Before watching Butterfly Lovers, Peter Ho’s image for me was a violent fighter as his role in Feng Yun. I am surprised to see his “student” and tender look as Shanbo. I get hooked with his smiles, melting eyes, and sad facial expression. All blent into one package that can make me fall in love with Peter. His acting is just excellent ! I can also feel the chemistry between Peter and Dong Jie.


Zhu Yingtai
She is a smart and brave girl. Disguising herself as a young man, she dares to take any risks to study among male students. She is very firm in her decision to love Shanbo whom her family will not like him because of his social rank. She also does not move on though Ma Wencai keeps on winning her heart in various ways.

Dong Jie is okay as Zhu Yingtai. I think she is prettier in Butterfly Lovers than in her other series. I find her very pretty both in female and male clothes. Her acting is also good especially in crying scenes. I love seeing her with Peter as I find they have such a good chemistry.


Ma Wencai
He is arrogant and selective in getting along with others because of his social status. Looking back at his sad childhood, he is actually pitiful. He has some traumatic moments of losing his mother and getting big pressure from his father. Feeling that Yingtai is suitable for him, he tries all his best to be with Yingtai. He uses any dirty tricks to reach his goal. He does not want to be defeated by Shanbo on whom he always looks down. Moreover, Yingtai’s continuous comparisons between he and Shanbo hurt his feelings deeper.

Chen Guanlin roles as a bad guy again. Perhaps, his sharp eyes and nose support this kind of role. Anyway, he acts very well as Ma Wencai. He looks so handsome when he is on the horse and wore the war costume. I think this 3rd pary role is not kind bad because viewers can justify and feel pitiful to him
.

Best Scenes

Shanbo & Yingtai
1. Shanbo piggybacks Yingtai when she falls into the river
2. Shanbo takes the challenge to catch Wencai’s ball so that Wencai and friends will stop disturbing Yingtai.
3. Shanbo and Yingtai solve their misunderstanding that causes Yingtai falls into the cliff.
4. Shanbo silently eats Yingtai’s sweets at night and then Yingtai shocked him.
5. Shanbo gives Yingtai such a meaningful look as she leaves to find the teacher with Wencai (Peter’s eyes really melt my heart)6. Shanbo is confused with himself to see Yingtai in a female clothes dancing.
7. Yingtai draws a picture of Shanbo and then changes it into a pig
8. Shanbo gets beaten as he is accused of stealing and Yingtai stops it.
9. The day Yingtai has to return home and the night they spent together sleeping in one bed without any books as 'border line' and wearing the red wedding gowns.
10. Shanbo’s first time to see Yingtai as a girl in Yingtai's house.
11. Shanbo finds Yingtai unconscious when she is thrown into the sea by the wicked girl. (Peter's acting is so touching)
12. Yingtai reads Shanbo’s full of holes, half-burnt letters

Others:
1. The traditional celebration which causes Yingtai’s true identity is found by Wencai
2. The hunting lesson


Conclusion
I enjoy this series so much. I laugh a lot to see some comical scenes during the school days. The ending makes me sob and sob. I can say that Butterfly Lovers is a worth watching series. Besides the heart-warming Romeo-Juliet love story, you can still see some scenic views and assorted costumes. The costumes of the leads are quite various for a TV series. They design lovely costumes for Shanbo and Yingtai for the school uniforms, daily clothes, hunting session, and the wedding gown. Last but not the least, the songs are just so nice to listen.


agree with you 100%
love this story so much , only this version
peter is so kind and lovely
they are really good couple
one more the best scene, when ying tai kiss shanbo accidently , hahahha...thats so sweet
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