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Aim High (Chinese: 22K夢想高飛; pinyin: 22K Meng Xiang Gao Fei) is a 2014 Taiwanese romantic-comedy television series produced by Sanlih E-Television. Starring Summer Meng, Chris Wang, Kuo Shu-yao, and Lego Lee as main leads with Lyan Cheng and Huang Wei Ting as main supporting cast.[1] The original title literally translates to "22K Dream Fly High", 22K is in reference to the median salary for recent college graduates entering the workforce in Taiwan.

Aim High
Promotional poster
Also known as22K Dream Fly High
Slice of life
Created bySanlih E-Television
Written byAn Bang 安邦
Wu Xiang En 吳向恩
Lin Yu Chen 林宇辰
Feng Bo Di 馮勃棣
Directed byXu Pei Shan 許珮珊
StarringSummer Meng
Chris Wang
Kuo Shu-yao
Lego Lee
Lyan Cheng
Huang Wei Ting
Opening theme"Dazzling Dreams 閃亮的夢想" by Vianz 葳安 and Shan 葳萱
Ending theme"You're Most Welcome 別客氣" by Soo Wincci
Country of originTaiwan
Original languageMandarin
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes20
ProducerXie Li Ru 謝禮如
Production locationTaiwan
Running time90 minutes
Production companiesSanlih E-Television
TransWorld Production Co.
DistributorSanlih E-Television
Original networkSETTV
Picture formatSDTV (480i)
Original release24 October 2014 (2014-10-24) 
13 March 2015 (2015-03-13)
Preceded byPleasantly Surprised
Followed byMurphy's Law of Love

Filming began on October 14, 2014, the drama will be filmed as it airs. First original broadcast began October 24, 2014 on SETTV channel airing every Friday at 10:00-11:30 pm. Original broadcast completed on March 13, 2015 with 20 episodes total.


Four friends at the end of their junior year of college dreams of success and landing that perfect job. Each one has a detailed perception of what they want to be, however once they graduate from college reality sets in when they enter the work force. All four are struggling by in dead end jobs. Only Xu Yi Fen is still holding on and chasing her dream of being an app developer and creating her own app. Soon hotshot app developer Yu Qi Feng sees potential in her and gets her hired at his company.[2]

Plot summary

After listening to a lecture speech at her University by hotshot app developer Yu Qi Feng (Chris Wang), junior year student Xu Yi Fen (Summer Meng) is taken to heart by his closing statement to "Live for nothing or die for something". This drives her to become an app developer like Qi Feng. Yi Fen recruits her three best friends Yan Mao Tang nicknamed Mao Mao (Guo Shu Yao), Tian Ming Xian (Lyan Cheng) and Hao Mei (Huang Wei Ting) to help her develop her app "Dream Life" when she decides to enter the Capcom app developer contest.

Each one of her friends have dreams of their own. Stubborn Mao Mao wants to be a flight attendant, free spirit Ming Xian wants to be a poet and righteous Mei wants to be an economist to help the poor. However one year later when all four graduate from college, reality sets in when they enter the work force. Yi Fen is still holding onto her dreams to make her app "Dream Life" happen while struggling to make a living as a beverage delivery person and working as a receptionist at a driving school. Mao Mao is a life insurance salesman who faces pressure from her boss each day to meet her monthly sales quota and fend off perverted clients who sexually harasses while leading her on that they will buy life insurance from her. Ming Xian is a taxi driver but tells her riders that she's really a poet who is a part-time taxi driver. Mei is a teaching assistant for her former professor whom she has a crush on, at the university.

Yi Fen and Qi Feng meet again when he is at the driving school for lessons while she uses the student driver car to chase after her former roommate who swindled her and lied about helping her develop the "Dream Life" app. With encouraging words from Qi Feng at the scene, Yi Fen gains confidence and continues developing her app on her own. The three other friends reunite at their former professor's wedding. They reminisce about how happy they were in college. After realizing Yi Fen not attending the wedding because she has to hand in her app contest presentation, the three are touched that Yi Fen is still following her dreams and decide to go to the contest venue to support her.

Qi Feng who is head of research and development at Capcom Taiwan, has problems of his own when his boss refuses to green light the development of his phone game app while stringing him along that he will reassess the project. Qi Feng spills his frustration about the situation to his friend Ren Dao Yuan (Lego Lee), who is head of the customer service department at Capcom Taiwan. The next day Qi Feng encounters Yi Fen during a beverage delivery run and feels talent being wasted in a menial job, he refers her to Dao Yuan since there is an opening in his department.

Dao Yuan works long hours in a demanding job and lives a lonely life, moved to Taipei from Kaohsiung after graduating from college to search for his former girlfriend Mao Mao, that he lost touch with for six years. The two had tried to maintain a long-distance relationship before losing touch. He was in Kaohsiung during college and she moved to Taipei after her father died. The two had a petty fight about putting time aside for each other and both didn't bother to contact the other back. Thinking Dao Yuan doesn't care, Mao Mao moved and changed her contacts. When Dao Yuan went to Taipei to look for her it was already too late.[3]



After listening to Yu Qi Feng give a lecture at her college she becomes inspired to be a app developer. However after graduating she struggle through by working as a delivery person and receptionist. After becoming acquainted with Qi Feng, he sees passion and potential in her and gets her hired at Capcom Taiwan.
A bigshot app developer who is head of Research and Development at Capcom Taiwan. He gave a lecture speech at Xu Yi Fen's college during her junior year. His words inspires her to create her own app. To everyone he seems to be successful and have it all, but he has career issues of his own because his boss refuses to green light his personal app project.
Originally wanting to be a flight attendant, she ends up being a life insurance salesman. Pressure from her boss to make her sale quota cap leads her to desperate measures. She was also Ren Dao Yuan's former girlfriend when he was in college and she was in High School.
Head of the Customer Service department at Capcom Taiwan. Yu Qi Feng's trusted friend at work and outside of work. Yan Mao Tang's former boyfriend who is still in love with her and has been searching for her for six years.
A free spirit who wanted to be a poet after graduating from college. She works as a taxi driver while still writing poetry on the side. She holds the burden of causing her friends to fail during their senior year because she handed in their team project late.
An economics major who wanted to go graduate school to continue her studies so she can become an Economist to help poor people. She works as a teachers assistant for her former professor who she has a crush on. She holds the belief that all business people and politicians are evil.


Yu Qi Feng's younger brother. A free spirit, he connects with Tian Ming Xian after riding in her taxi and reading her book of poetry.
The four friends former college professor. Hao Mei works as his teaching assistant and has a crush on him.
Yan Mao Tang's mother. She thinks she is helping her daughter by laying the foundations for her future by purchasing a home and setting her up on blind dates with successful man, but she is really giving more burden to her daughter.

Guest appearance

Yu Qi Feng's boss at Capcom Taiwan. He refuses to green light Qi Feng's app project because of the possible financial burden.
Xu Yi Fen's former roommate who swindled her and lied about helping her create her "Dream Life" app.
Yu Qi Feng's secretary and personal assistant.
A DJ that Yan Mao Tang and Ren Dao Yuan listened to and called in when they were dating.
Mao Mao's demanding boss at the life insurance company. She only cares about sales figures.
Hao Mei is disappointed when she hears her former professor is marrying her, a business women.


Aim High
Original TV Soundtrack (OST)
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released30 January 2015
LabelAvex Taiwan Inc.

Aim High Original TV Soundtrack (OST) (22K夢想高飛 電視原聲帶) was released on January 30, 2015 by various artists under Avex Taiwan Inc. record label. It contains 16 tracks total, in which 8 songs are various instrumental versions of the songs. The opening theme is track 1 "Dazzling Dreams 閃亮的夢想" by Vianz and Shan, while the closing theme is track 8 "You're Most Welcome 別客氣" by Soo Wincci.

Track listing

1."Dazzling Dreams" (閃亮的夢想)Vianz 葳安 & Shan 葳萱3:22
2."Endless Happiness" (幸福滿滿)Soo Wincci 蘇盈之 ft. Daniel Chan 陳曉東2:58
3."Missing You All The Time"Vianz 葳安 & Shan 葳萱3:52
4."Kiss Temperature" (吻的溫度)Fuying & Sam4:02
5."Looking For Trouble" (找麻煩)Soo Wincci 蘇盈之4:46
6."Hide" (藏不住)BY2 ft. MP魔幻力量廷廷3:51
7."Like Me" (Like我一下)Fuying & Sam3:35
8."You're Most Welcome" (別客氣)Soo Wincci 蘇盈之3:43
9."Dazzling Dreams (Alongside ver.)" (閃亮的夢想 (並肩作戰版))Instrumental3:13
10."You're Most Welcome (Mutual Warmth ver.)" (別客氣 (互相取暖版))Instrumental3:18
11."Kiss Temperature (Life Flavor ver.)" (吻的溫度 (生活調味版))Instrumental3:04
12."Endless Happiness (Proud Love ver.)" (幸福滿滿 (愛情事業兩得意版))Instrumental3:29
13."You're Most Welcome (Feelings Declared ver.)" (別客氣 (情緒宣洩版))Instrumental3:54
14."Dazzling Dreams (Brave Dream ver.)" (閃亮的夢想 (勇敢追夢版))Instrumental3:08
15."Looking For Trouble (Mood ver.)" (找麻煩 (心情沉澱版))Instrumental3:01
16."Missing You All The Time (Smile Missing ver.)"Instrumental3:10


Songs not featured on the official soundtrack album.


Aim High Original Novel
Book cover image
AuthorSanlih E-Television 三立電視監製
Li Yan Cheng 李炎澄
GenreFiction novel
Published8 January 2015
Media typePrint paperback

* 8 January 2015 : Aim High Original Novel (22K夢想高飛電視原創小說) - ISBN 9789865922603 - Author: Sanlih E-Television 三立電視監製 & Li Yan Cheng 李炎澄 - Publisher: Spring Press 春光出版社

A novel based on the drama was published detailing the entire story line of the drama and brief description of each main character. Spoilers are revealed in the novel before the drama finished airing.[7]

* 3 December 2014 : S-Pop Vol. 23 December 2014 (華流 12月號/2014) - barcode 4717095578630 - Author: Sanlih E-Television 三立電視監製

Both leading male of the drama, Chris Wang and Lego Lee are featured on the cover of the December 2014 issue of Sanlih's self published S-Pop magazine. The issue can be purchased in regular edition or special edition with a insert pictorial booklet with 77 different Taiwanese artists in flower themed images.[8]

* 28 November 2014 : Iwalker No.06 Dec 2014/Jan 2015 (愛玩客 第6期/2014-2015) - barcode 4717095572690 - Author: Sanlih E-Television 三立電視監製

The December 2014/January 2015 issue of Iwalker magazine features male leads Lego Lee and Chris Wang on separate covers. A total of three covers were published, with Lee on one cover and Wang on another.[9][10]

* 3 February 2015 : S-Pop Vol. 25 February 2015 (華流 2月號/2015) - barcode 4717095588332 - Author: Sanlih E-Television 三立電視監製

One out of five covers of the February 2015 issue of S-Pop magazine features second lead couple Lego Lee and Guo Shu Yao on the cover. The issue they are featured in is the special issue edition which comes with a gift of a DIY card broad stationary holder.[11]

DVD release

* 8 May 2015 : Aim High (DVD) (Taiwan Version) - DVD Region 3 - Disc: 5 (Ep.1-20) - Publisher: Cai Chang International Multimedia Inc. (TW)

Official Taiwan version of the drama DVD set comes in original Mandarin language and Chinese subtitles only.[12]

* 4 May 2015 : Aim High (DVD) (Malaysia Version) - DVD All Region - Disc: 7 (Ep.1-20) - Publisher: Multimedia Entertainment SDN. BHD. (MLY)

Malaysia version of the drama DVD set comes in original Mandarin language with English and simplified Chinese subtitles.[13]

Filming locations

The opening sequence of the drama was filmed at the "White House Resort" located in Wanli District, New Taipei, Taiwan. The building and the lobby depicted in the drama as Capcom Taiwan headquarters is a newly built commercial building located at the corner of Minshan Street and Xinhu 1st Road in the Neihu District of Taipei, while the real headquarters of Capcom Taiwan is located at Sec.1, Dunhua South Road in Daan District, Taipei.[14]

Development and casting


NetworkCountryAiring DateTimeslot
SETTV TaiwanOctober 24, 2014Friday 10:00-11:30 pm
ETTVOctober 25, 2014Saturday 8:00-9:30 pm
E City SingaporeNovember 23, 2014Sunday 10:00-11:30 pm
TVB Chinese Drama Hong KongApril 5, 2015Sunday 11:00 am–12:55 pm
Astro Shuang Xing MalaysiaApril 30, 2015Sunday - Thursday 4:00-5:00 pm
True Asian Series ThailandAugust 9, 2015Saturday - Sunday 7:00-8:00 pm

Episode ratings

Competing dramas on rival channels airing at the same time slot were:

Air DateEpisodeAverage RatingsRank
October 24, 201411.084
October 31, 201420.834
November 7, 201430.903
November 14, 201441.033
November 21, 201450.903
November 28, 201460.924
December 5, 201470.993
December 12, 201480.923
December 19, 201491.053
December 26, 2014100.953
January 2, 2015110.983
January 9, 2015120.963
January 16, 2015130.903
January 23, 2015140.853
January 30, 2015150.833
February 6, 2015160.823
February 13, 201517----
February 20, 2015: No episode was broadcast due to airing of
Chinese New Year Specials
February 27, 2015180.953
March 6, 2015190.933
March 13, 2015201.242
Average ratings0.90

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2014 2014 Sanlih Drama Awards 華劇大賞


Best Actor Award Chris Wang Nominated
Lego Lee Nominated
Best Actress Award Summer Meng Nominated
Guo Shu Yao Won
Best Screen Couple Award Lego Lee & Guo Shu Yao Nominated
China Wave Award Chris Wang Nominated
Lego Lee Nominated
Guo Shu Yao Nominated
Weibo Popularity Award Chris Wang Nominated
Lego Lee Nominated
Guo Shu Yao Nominated
Viewers Choice Drama Award Aim High Nominated


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