SETTV held a press conference today for its big-budget idol drama Channel X (the Chinese title is 國民英雄, with the direct translation being Citizen’s Hero). The lead actor and actress made their grand debut, and the world got to see the first stills and teaser trailers for the drama starring Joe Cheng and Amber Kuo.
It seems like Joe Cheng is everywhere these days, and I am not complaining at all. He’s currently swooning up the screen on the C-drama That Love Comes, and in addition to releasing a book and performing at various concert events, Joe’s main project for the rest of the year will be Channel X.
The drama looks and feels like a cross between my Junki’s Hero (with a news reporter against the corrupt world story) and Black & White (with the action and conspiracy concept). It’s being billed as a suspense thriller, which is rare amongst the typical rom-com idol drama offerings coming out of Taiwan.
The most notable quote from the press conference was the director announcing that Joe has not one, not two, but three(!) hot and heavy sex-scenes in this drama, with each of his three female co-stars. Let the good times roll, baby. Actually, the director’s exact words are that if he blacked out their faces, it would be like watching a soft-core video. Count me doubly interested now.
Joe looks great (seriously, lately he’s been hotter than ever) in his anchorman get-up, and Amber is surprisingly sassy and a tad less annoying than I remember her. Channel X is set to premiere in early December 2010.
Teaser for Channel X:
I was initially a little confused as to what to expect, but I quite like this dark vibe. Its also great to see Joe tackling a different drama genre, and pushing himself to improve his range as an actor.