HIStory’s History

‘HIStory Series’ is a Taiwanese anthology streaming television series created by Chang Ting-fei for Choco TV and Line TV.

Each season presents stand-alone stories with different plots and main characters focusing on the theme of boys’ love, also known as BL. The first season premiered on February 14, 2017.

© Choco TV

1. ‘HIStory 1’ (2017) explores the different manifestations of fated love. It comprises three separate stories in three episodes:

• ‘My Hero’ depicts a dead woman’s spirit taking over the body of a young man, and she has only one week to make her old boyfriend fall in love with her new male body —starring Aaron Lai, Jiang Yun Lin, and Patricia Lin.

• ‘Stay Away From Me’ depicts a meddling friend who tries to make sparks fly between a superstar and his new stepbrother — starring Duke Wu and Edison Song.

• ‘Obsession’ depicts a young man who dies in an accident, becomes reincarnated, and tries to keep himself from falling for the same man all over again — starring Bernard He and Teddy Ren.

2. ‘HIStory 2’ (2018) explores the issues of right and wrong in love. It comprises two separate stories:

 

© Choco TV

• ‘Right Or Wrong’ depicts a college professor who is a single father who falls for a younger male student — starring Steven Jiang and Hunt Chang.

© Choco TV

• ‘Crossing The Line’ depicts two stepbrothers trying to repress their socially unacceptable feelings for each other. At the same time, a former volleyball player is drawn to a temperamental young player — starring Zach Lu, Fandy Fan, Patrick Shih, and Nick Yang.

3. ‘HIStory 3: Trapped’ (2019) depicts a mysterious shooting that leaves a police officer and the head of the Tianmeng crime syndicate dead. Four years later, police investigator Meng Shao Fei is determined to hunt down Tang Yi, the sole survivor of the fateful shooting – and now the head of the Tianmeng gang. Tang Yi is also hunting for answers but wants his own form of justice. He seems to want to exact his choice of punishment on the killer… although he appears to be hiding a dark secret. Is Tang Yi trying to protect someone? Meng Shao Fei and Tang Yi become entangled in a deadly game of wits – a game that becomes all the more complicated after Tangy Yi baits a love trap for Meng Shao Fei — starring Jake Hsu, Chris Wu, Andy Bian, and Kenny Chen.

© LineTV Taiwan

4. ‘HIStory 3: Make Our Days Count’ (2019) depicts at first glance, high schoolers Xiang Hao Ting and Yu Xi Gu appear to be polar opposites: While Xiang Hao Ting is an outgoing, hot-headed extrovert and some-time bully, Yu Xi Gu prefers to keep a low profile and focus on his schoolwork. They seem bound for totally different futures – the bookish Yu Xi Gu looks destined for academic success, while life is just a long popularity contest for Xiang Hao Ting. But a quirk of fate – and a crucial intervention by a female schoolmate – results in the two young men’s paths crossing. But there is more to both young men than first meets the eye. Xiang Hao Ting was not always this way. He started out as a perfect student until he discovered the joys of going off the rails. And Yu Xi Gu has a reason for being so aloof and studious: His parents died in a traffic accident while he was younger, and he is being fostered by his aunt. As such, he works hard to get good grades in an effort to win a scholarship and ease the financial burden on his relatives. Yu Xi Gu also works part-time at a convenience store, where his manager Liu Zhi Gang has developed a crush on a man he has met at the gym. Back at school, meanwhile, Yu Xi Gu and Xiang Hao Ting find themselves drawn together, and passions ignite. The former notices that he has the unique ability to bring Yu Xi Gu out of his shell – and becomes intent on melting his cold-as-ice exterior. What will happen when their two worlds collide? And can love be the catalyst that helps bring these two unlikely students together – as their high school days draw to a close? — starring Wayne Song, Huang Chun Chih, Wilson Lui, and Thomas Chang.

© LineTV Taiwan

5. ‘HIStory 4: Close To You’ (2021) depicts managing the sales division of one of the most sought-after wedding planning companies in the country, Xiao Li Cheng can close a deal without even blinking an eye. But when it comes to love, Li Cheng is the first to admit that he could use a little help. Having harbored a crush on Liu Mei Fang since childhood, Li Cheng decides that the only way to attract the attention of his life-long love is to recruit the help of his co-worker, Teng Mu Ren. Knowing Mei Fang is a bit of a fujoshi, Li Cheng asks Mu Ren to be his “date”, hoping the attention of the handsome Mu Ren will spark Mei Fang’s interest in him. But what starts as an innocent act between friends soon morphs into something more. Meanwhile, the company’s creative director, Ye Xing Si finds himself caught in an equally unexpected relationship with his two-faced step-brother, Fu Yong Jie, a medical student with an inexplicable obsession with Xing Si. As opposite from each other as night and day, the two brothers can’t seem to escape the tangled web they have inadvertently woven around each other. As the four men struggle to understand their feelings, they begin to realize that when it comes to matters of the heart, anything is possible. But will they allow themselves to follow where their hearts lead? — starring Anson Chen, Charles Tu, Michael An, and Wico Lin.

© LineTV Taiwan

6. ‘HIStory 5: Love in the Future‘ (2022) depicts after an accident causes him to travel through space-time for 22 years, Johnny Dai becomes a cheerful delivery man who meets and falls in love with his first customer, Hai Yi, a domineering heir from a wealthy family. After newbie Wynn Lin meets with the general manager of the department store Vincent Liang, they have a workplace love affair that goes beyond their individual identities — Sean Chang, Linus Wang, Anson Chen, and Jason Tuah.

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