"Gong Zhu Xiao Meo" ("Romantic Princess") based on manga "Romance Godan Katsuyou" ("Four Steps to Romance") by Kazuko Fujita 13 episodes
Xiao Mei is a hardworking girl who dreams of getting rich. Like a fairy tale, the pauper turns into princess when she was discovered as the long-lost granddaughter of the billionaire Emp. But being a heiress is not romantic at all. She has to thwart the schemes of her grandfather and the 4 successors.
I like the opening song "Xin Wo" sang by Fahrenheit (w/ members Cai & Jin) and S.H.E (w/Ella from "Hana Kimi"). I've been singing this and even dancing (!) with made up lyrics for days now like "shining shiny". I also like the montage taken from various scenes of the series. And I have a burning question, what's with the bear mascot in a suit???
The script for the twists are well-written and logical. But the pacing is such a drag that I can only watch 1 episode a day. I wasn't too happy with how it ended like it didn't reach climax.
I prefer animes because you don't judge the actor's or actress' looks or acting. The acting of the younger cast is not consistent with their fake smiles and forced sweetness. But at least Wu Chun's role is more believable than in "Hana Kimi". I found Calvin Chen cute when he doesn't have a smile plastered in his face.
Thanks to corlee1289 for recommending this drama. :)