Dangerous Mind (drama)

Infobox television
show_name = Dangerous Mind


caption =
format = Fiction - Campus
camera = Chen Da Pu
picture_format = DV
runtime = approx. 48 minutes
creator = Hou Wen Yun
director = Yee Chin-yen
developer = Blue Productions
executive_producer = Hong Guo-Zhi Guo Zhi-Lian Lin Mu-Fan
Zhang Zhi-Wei
starring = Huang He Guang Yun Lee Lie Gao Jie Cai Can-De Wen Shen-Hao Kwai Lun-Mei Lan Zheng-Long Guo Shi-Lun Zhang Shu-Hao Ji Pei-Hui Hu Huan-Wei Deng Sheng-Yao
narrated =
country = TWN
network = PTS
first_aired = June 26,2006
last_aired = August 4,2006
num_episodes = 30
website = http://www.pts.org.tw/~web01/Dangerous/index.php| imdb_id =
tv_com_id =

"Dangerous Mind" (zh-tp|t=危險心靈|p=Wéi Xǐan Xīn Líng) is a Taiwanese drama adapted from the same-titled novel "Dangerous Mind", written by renowned Taiwanese writer Hou Wen Yung. The whole drama focuses on the conflicts among teachers, students, and student's parents and various phenomenon under Taiwanese educational reform from the teenager students' aspect. When the drama was on, it aroused many people's discussion and reflections in Taiwanese society.

The leading actor, Huang He, had won the Best Actor Award in 2007's Golden Bell Awards due to his natural acting in the drama. And "Dangerous Mind" also awarded the Best Drama Series of the Golden Bell Awards in 2007.

Plot Summary

Xie Zheng-Jie (Jay) is a senior in Taipei Municipal Li Ren Junior High School. He has to take the national senior high school entrance exams in the near future. One day, a school inspector from Taipei Education Bureau abruptly goes to Li Ren and tells them that there is a report on Mr. Zhan, a math teacher in Li Ren Junior High, who uses the music class period to give students math exams. After hearing receiving this news, Mr. Zhan is very angry. Later, he finds out that those letters were sent by Shen Wei, a student in his class. Hence, Sheng Wei is forced to transfer to another class. After Jay refuses to participate in Mr. Zhan's cram school after school, he is forced by Mr. Zhan to move his desk to the hallway outside and participate in the class from the hallway all day long because he reads comic books during class. Mr. Zhan calls to Jay's mother, wanting her to come to school and deal with the problem, but he humiliates Jay's mother in front of Jay. Jay loses his temper and shoves Mr.Zhan which causes a small physical altercation between the two. The school gives Jay a harsh warning, which is comparable to a three-strikes-your-out type of punishment. Jay and his mother disagree on the warning and this leads to a conflict between Jay's family and the school. At the same time, Jay's parents face the problem of divorce. Jay is also given the elbow by other students. All of these consecutive incidents cause Jay to think of the real meaning in the daily routine-taking tests, going to cram school, studying hard, and what he really needs in his future life.

Characters

*Xie Zheng-Jie (Jay)-Huang HeThe protagonist in the story, a fifteen-year-old boy in ninth grade. He used to get good grades and study hard. He is also considered to be a witty student in school. But after meeting Shen Wei, Eileen, and Gao Wei Qi, there are a lot of incidents happening in his life and makes him to think the real future he wants to have.

*Zhang Xin-Ru-Zhi Pei-HueiA schoolmate of Jay, and also the girl Jay has a crush on. Actually she has a good feeling toward Jay, too.

*Shen Wei-Zhang Shu-HaoHe used to be Jay's classmate, but he is forced to transfer to another class due to the "Blackmail" incident. He is diagnosed with brain tumor. He has the spirit of revolution which makes him positively fight against authorities and query various systems and unreasonable phenomenon.

*Gao Wei-Qi-Hu Huan-WeiA troublemaker and rebel in Li Ren Junior High. He was cultivated into a rebel because of bad domestic atmosphere.

*Zhao Ru-Hao-Deng Sheng-YaoA classmate and good friend of Jay. He is always a goody-goody with perfect grades. He is not an ambitious boy and just want to enter Jian Guo High school and a good university. The relationship of him and Jay has also been challenged after the conflict between Jay and Mr. Zhan

*Zhang De-Cai-Guan YunA dean in Li Ren Junior High School and also the father of Zhang Xin Ru. No matter what happened, he only wants to remain the prestige of school and deal with the problems as quickly as possible.

*Zhang Mei-Li-Lee LieThe Mother of Jay. She is an editor working in Taipei News Daily. And she is in a marital crisis.

*Xie Xian-Tang-Gao JieJay's father. He cannot stand the aggressive attitude of his wife Zhang Mei Li, therefore the marital relationship is likely to break.

*Zhan Chao-Wei (Mr. Zhan)-Wen Sheng-HaoThe ace among the math teachers in Li Ren, a strict math teacher who is supported by many parents of the students. After he has a conflict against Jay, he only want to assure his benefits and the status quo in Li Ren Junior High; therefore he unscrupulously go on the attack on Jay.

*Peng Qi-Wen (Ms. Peng)-Cai Can-DeAn English teacher in Li Ren Junior High School. Her teaching ideas is totally contrast to Mr. Zhan and treats her student very friendly.

*Eileen-Kwai Lun-MeiAn eighteen-year-old dropout who makes a living by selling drugs and being a prostitute. She often have a "not-caring-anything" attitude, but actually she feels lonely.

*Lawrence-Lan Zheng-LongEileen's boyfriend. He is very skillful at computer and Internet. He sometimes uses his talent to be a hacker and helps out Jay.

*Professor Hao-Xie Li-JingAn educationist who is unsatisfied with the educational system today in Taiwan. She often participates in call-in talk shows and preaches about her ideas of educational reform.

*Qiu Xian-Guo Shi-LunJay's mother's colleague who is also an editor in Taipei News Daily. He likes Jay's mother and also support the protest held by Jay's family.

The difference

The differences between novel and drama

*In novel,Zhan Chao-Wei has been teaching for 20 years. But in drama,he is younger.
*In drama,when Zhan Chao-Wei was in university,he has dueled,and his record has around with him. But in novel,this doesn't writes.
*In drama,Zhan Chao-Wei finally duel with Xie Zheng-Jie,and get married with Peng Qi-Wen.(In novel,he finally resign.)
*In novel,the duel has amplify to Ministry of Education's door,and it is hardly quashed by police.But in drama,the duel has only in the Li Ren 's door.
*In novel,Shen Wei sings a song and killed himself.But in drama,it is spared.
*Zhang Xin-Ru is a character only in drama.

Reality

Music

*OP:I dream of (我希望)
**Songwriting:Wang Chiyao,Hou Chihchien
**Singer:Lin Kuanyin
*ED:Ode to Joy
**Original:Beethoven
**Songwriting:Hou Chihchien
**Singer:O.Jay
*Interlude:教室環遊
**Songwriting:Wang Chiyao,Hou Chihchien
**Singer:Huang He,Hu Huan Wei、Deng Sheng Yao、Zhuang Hsiangwei


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