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The Sound of Happiness
Slogan Steal an onion and marry a good husband.
Broadcaster Channel SanLi TV
Theme & Type Love, Traditions
Ratings 2.87 (average ratings)
Number of Episodes 413
Originate Country Taiwan
Announced Date 17/11/2018
Start of Filming 18/11/2018 - 4/8/2020
Original Release Date 26/12/2018 - 5/8/2020
Succeeded By Proud of You
Proceeded By 100% Wife

The Sound of Happiness (炮仔聲)[1] was a Taiwanese Drama produced by SanLi TV for year 2019-2020, after the finale of 100% Wife on 26/12/2018. While Taste of Life and Ordinary Love surpasses this drama in terms of episodes, it replaces Taiwan Tornado (台灣龍捲風) as the third-longest show[2].

Viewing Details

The drama was broadcasted on SanLi Tv (三立台灣台) (Taiwan) during weekdays. With the exception of the first and finale episodes which have shorter running times, every episode of the drama is 2h30mins, 15 minutes shorter on Fridays due to inclusive of advertisements. After the original broadcast ended, the drama remains available at Vidol TV and SanLi's Youtube channel but are regional exclusive. The drama's opening theme and ending theme changes every month of broadcast, several insert themes were used. Similar to Taste of Life, In The Family and 100% Wife, the opening theme is filmed instead of reusing scenes from the episodes though the latter style is used near the ending of a respective opening theme to feature new and returning characters of the show. The most notable insert song was Moonlight In The City (城裡的夜光), sung by Mavis Hee (許美靜).

Plot

The inspiration behind the story "The Sound of Happiness", comes from the saying, "Stealing an onion, marry a good husband", where the female protagonist remained unmarried lately, which made her parents worried. As such, her mother seeks advice from the temple, where an old man mentioned "Marrying a good husband, requires the plucking of onions." and the female protagonist followed the advice, she stole the onion. Due to her timid personality, her encounter with the protagonist will result in a series of interesting events.[3]

Characters and Cast

Protagonists

Antagonists

  • Ye Li Mei (葉麗美): Liu Hsiao-yi (劉曉憶)
  • Jiang Hong Jie (江宏傑): Nic Chiang (江宏恩)
  • Zhao Tian Yu (趙天宇): Eric Huang (黃少棋)
  • Li Jian Hua (李建華): Johnny Liu (劉至翰)
  • Fan Zhu Sheng (范竹昇)/Robert: The university lecturer who taught engineering and was married to RuoShi since his youth, which later ended due to his romantic affairs with LiLin and XinYu. As both of them died in a fire outbreak, ZhuSheng is charged for his crimes after siding with HongJie in his motive of gaining a greater reputation. His actor is Richard Shen (沈世朋), whose XinYu's actress husband in real life.
  • Li Rong Guang (李榮光): The affiliate of HongJie and FangZi's ex-husband, he confined their daughter to receive financial aid until FangZi managed to rescue her. After escaping death from ZhengHao's hands, he was arrested for his crimes. His actor is Star Lin (林佑星).
  • Ni Xiao Xin (倪曉馨): The biological mother of JiaMai, she ruined YongCheng's marriage with JiaXuan while her true motives were to claim the assets of ZhouFamily. After the said attempt failed through the collaboration with HuanHuan and YunRu, she later married an affluent family and was used by XinYu to accuse RuoShi for causing her miscarriage. She is portrayed by Bella Zhang (張懷媗).
  • Huang Li Lin (黃麗玲): The childhood friend of YanXi, she had supported JiaWen earlier on before attempting to free the former for ZhengHao's clutches and also helped HuiLin against TianYu's villainy acts. Due to her past relationship with Tony, she took advantage of YanXi's apparent death to take over her marriage with TianDing. LiLin was killed after XinYu caught her affairs with ZhuSheng. Her actress is Miao Zhen (苗真).[4]
  • Ren Yu Tang (任雨堂): The bestie of XinYu, and was a close colleague of XiaoKe and JiaYun in WorldHotel. As an attempt to reconcile with her lover WeiKai, she manipulated with an amnesiac BaLa to chase away JiaXiu. She decided to face the law after almost costing the life of KunMao. Her actress is Michell Lin (林可唯).

Lin Family

Wu Family

Jin Family

Cai (Zhan) Family

Related to YongXin-hospital

ZhouFamily

ShenFamily

LuoFamily

ChenFamily

  • Chen Li Min (陳麗敏)/Chen Dong (陳董): The bestie of RuoShi and BaLa, she was also XiuChun's old friend. She is portrayed by Huang Chong Lan (黃崇蘭), whose real-life husband portrayed YongCheng.
  • Andrew: The younger brother of LiMin and close friend of XinDi in the musician firm. He returned overseas after ShanShan rejected his affection and reconciled with YongJian. He is portrayed by Kai Hsu (徐愷).
  • Chen Tian En (陳添恩): Liu Yi Fang (林義芳)
  • Chen Jian Hong (陳建弘): Junior Han (韓宜邦)
  • Chen Wei Xin (陳唯欣)/Chloe: The youngest daughter of TianEn and after her husband's death, she became responsible for ending JianHua's marriage with JiaWen after helping to resolve ShenFamily's indebted state. As an attempt to claim her father's assets, her extreme hostility towards JiaWen was manipulated by JianHua until she redeems her wrongdoings. Her actress is Ho Yi Pei (何依霈).

JiangFamily

FangFamily

  • Fang Bi Lian (方碧蓮): Lin Pei Jun (林珮君)
  • Qian Jin (錢進): Gao Shan Feng (高山峰)
  • Lin Luo Shi (林洛詩): Elsie Yeh (葉全真)
  • Fang Xin Yu (方心語): The youngest daughter of BiLian and was responsible for ending ZhuSheng and LuoShi's marriage, whose family was relentlessly targetted by XinYu. She passed away with LiLin after knowing her affairs with ZhuSheng and entrusted her family under the hands of LuoShi. She is portrayed by Li Xin (李新).

Other Characters

  • Liu Ah Yi (劉阿義): Akkio Chen (陳慕義)
  • Liu Da Wei (劉大為): Patrick Lee (李沛旭)
  • Zhang Hui Xin (張惠心): Ding Ning (丁寧)
  • Ceng Kai Xin (甄凱欣): Joyce Yu (游詩璟)
  • Gu Wen Yan (顧文彥): Ah Loong (阿龎)
  • Ye Qing Gong (葉青松): Cheng Peng Gao (高振鵬)
  • Jia Man Yi (賈曼玉): Carolyn Chen (陳珮騏)
  • Du Ba La (杜芭拉): Li Fang Wen (李芳雯)
  • Hu Li Hai (胡立海): John Chen (陳志強)
  • Ah V (阿V): The personal assistant of his aunt BaLa's tenure as a conciliator. He is portrayed by Chen Bo Han (陳柏翰).
  • Ye Qiu Kou (葉秋蔻): The mother of JunNan, she remarried after ending her marriage with KunMao. As an attempt to take revenge against the latter's family, she allied with HongJie but decided to live overseas later on. She is portrayed by Pan Li Li (潘麗麗).
  • Xia Ying Ying (夏盈盈): The childhood friend of YanXi and an affluent daughter. As a result of TianYu, she saved an amnesiac ZhiMing and attempted to take over JiaYun as the former's legal wife and collaborated with HongJie, who wants to seek revenge against LinFamily before returning back to America. Her actress is Ricie Fun (范宸菲).
  • Yuan Li Shan (袁麗珊): The close subordinate of WeiKai in the police department. Her actress is Yuan Li Shan (袁儷珊).
  • Kai Wen (凱文): The personal chauffeur for ZhiMing and overall, the most trustable personal assistant of LinFamily. His actor is Troy Chu (楚翔).
  • Zheng Ting (鄭婷): The personal reporter of YunRu, she later defected from JiangFamily after HongJie was charged for his crimes. She was targetted by MingZhu for engaging romantically with QingLong. She redeemed from YanXi's persuasion and becomes a close friend of ZhengHao (HaiTian). Her actress is Blair Chu (朱紫緹).
  • Zhang Di Yuan (張帝元): The former assaulter for JiangFamily and YunRu, he sided with LinFamily after defecting from TianYu and becomes ZhouFamily's personal assistant. He currently aimed to become a lawyer. His actor is Chen Di Yuan (陳帝言).
  • Jiang Cheng En (江晨恩): The ex-doctor of YongXin-hospital. He retained his friendship with JiaWen and YuYan, and was disappointed with ZhengHao and YanXi's romantic affairs. His actor is James Chang (張維錫).
  • Li Guan Jun (李冠軍): The manager for WorldHotel and after receiving bribing from MingZhu, he was arrested after falling into LiMei's hands. His actor is Hsieh Chi-Wen (謝其文).
  • Wang Li Hong (王麗紅), He Su Jiu (何素菊) and Xu An An (徐安安): The mother, wife (in the original setting) and adoptive granddaughter of MingQiang respectively. While LiHong and AnAn, returned to her biological family were still alive, SuJiu was murdered by HuanHuan and YunRu. They are portrayed by Mei Fang (梅芳), Hong Rui Xia (洪瑞霞) and He Jie Rou (何潔柔).
  • Zhao Chye (招財): The underlings of MingQiang, he was also a follower of JianHua. He is portrayed by Zhan Jia Lin (詹佳儒).
  • Jia Bao Yu (賈寶玉): The younger brother of ManYi and gave JiaMai encouragement in ZhouFamily, before venturing overseas to further his studies. His actor is Li Bo Xiang (李博翔).
  • Dian Dian (田恬): The underling of LiMei and HongJie, she once worked as an undercover of TianYu. She is portrayed by Lai Ping Xuan (賴品璇).
  • Ding Shi Min (丁世民): The underling of HongJie, in truth, ShiMin was employed under CanTang and Angela to take care of their well-being and keep an eye of HongJie. He is portrayed by Leo Ding (丁力祺).
  • Tony Chen (Tony陳): The personal assistant of LuoFamily, but was later forced to perform antagonistic acts with HongJie's orders and had dated LiLin in the past. After defecting from the former, he became a personal assistant to ZhouFamily. He is portrayed by Jimmy Chen (陳熙之).

Production Team

Role Members
Lyrics for opening theme Chen Luo Sheng (陳羅聖)
Executive Producer Hong Ren Zhong (洪任中), Jiang Meng Heng (姜明衡)
Producer Wu Sheng Wen (吳聖文), Huang Yu Cheng (黃尉誠), Wu Si Ying (吳思穎), Li Jia Fen (李佳芬), Wang Yu An (王筱安) (only for episode 1-68)
Screenwriter Guo Jian Hong (郭建宏), Zhao Jing Hu (趙金虎), Lai Wan Rong (賴婉容)
Screenwriter Consultant Liu Mei (劉玫) (episode 9-413)
Screenwriter Coordination Liu Mei (劉玫) (episode 1-8), Chen Qiong Hua (陳瓊樺) (episode 8-49), HanWang Screenwriter Team (好旺財編劇小組) (currently)
Created by Huang Yu Qin (黃郁欽), Lin Cheng Hong (林承鴻), Lu Wan Jun (呂婉君) (overall)

Wu Xi Li (吳喜麗) (episode 1-253)


Zheng Yuan Yuan (鄭媛媛), Lin Qi Chen (林其妏), Yang Yi Hua (楊宜樺) (episode 1-54)


Lin Jia Hua (林家華), Luo Cai Yu (羅彩渝) (episode 254-413)


Yan Teng (宥騰), Qian Yi (千怡) (episode 55-253)


Wang Xiang Qi (王湘琪), Jin Bing (金賓) (episode 55-413)

Planner Lin Yi Jun (林宜君), Chen Xin Kai (陳昕楷), Wu Meng Yu (吳孟寰) (overall), You Hong Bin (游鴻斌) (episode 254-413)
Director Zhuo Shao Jin (卓少君) (episode 1-390), Lian Chun Li (連春利) (episode 391-413)
  • Huang Jian Li (劉建律), Lin Sen (林森) (episode 1-50)
  • Zuo Xiao Hu (左孝虎) (episode 24-162}}
Overall Director Gong Mei Fu (龔美富)
Production Company Film Communication (映畫傳播)

Notes

  • The drama's name comes from a Hokkien song with a similar name; Sound of Firecrackers Banging (炮仔聲)[5], sung by Jody Chiang (江蕙) and the drama was initially named Marry a Good Family (嫁給一個好人家).
  • Angus Hiseh (謝承均) was starred as an important character in the poster and opening themes, but he wasn't given a character role nor has appeared in an episode. [6]
  • The name of YanXi's mother is Ma Shu Fen (馬淑芬), who died in the past from an illness.
  • The name of ZhengHao's father is Zhang Tian Yang (張天賜), who died when ZhengHao was very young.
  • Ye Xiao Qian (葉小倩): The deceased granddaughter of QingGong and ex-girlfriend of JunNan. 10 years ago, XiaoQian's life was selfishly sacrificed by YueXia and ShiChang after involving in a tragic accident for the purpose of prolonging the life of BaoNa, which completely cured the cardiac illness for the latter.
  • Fang Mei Zhen (方美貞) is the deceased former lover of RuiYan and bestie of LiMei. MeiZhen was survived by her own daughter, PeiQi.
  • Ni Xiao Han (倪曉涵): The younger sister of XiaoXin, who passed away after her bestie YunRu had worked with MingZhu in the past and became ZhiWen's wife.
  • The name of WeiXin's deceased husband is Cai Qing Feng (蔡清風).
  • Bao Zhu (寳珠): Name of KunMao's deceased first wife and WeiKai's adoptive mother.

References

  • [1]: Link to the official website.
  • [2]: Link to the Chinese Wikipedia-website, check there for further information regarding the characters that have only made cameo or guest appearances in the drama.

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