This is quite a treat for those TW-drama watchers who are hoping to see some big drama stars all gathered in one place. SETTV, still the leader this year in ratings among the five big channels (CTS, CTV, GTV, and FTV), held an end of the year party and award’s banquet for all the stars of its 2012 dramas. The awards were just pat on the backs and best actor and actress went to Roy Qiu for Office Girls and Annie Chen for Inborn Pair (yes, those dramas aired in 2011 but neither finished until 2012). Everyone pretty much walked home with a prize but it was nice to see all the pretty stars get acknowledged for their efforts since drama filming is a tiring grind made especially more exhausting when the ratings are bad but the production needs to soldier on. 2012 was a mediocre year for me in TW-dramas, with the only drama I followed declining precipitously in the second half like so many dramas are wont to do. Even though Taiwan dramas are qualitatively weaker than its Korean and Japanese counterparts, I find myself connecting with their romance drama OTPs more frequently because the stories focus on the emotional steps more than the narrative progression. I also love them because the Taiwanese actors and actresses have their own unique gorgeous looks and acting styles it’s a treat to watch them onscreen.
OMG, James Wen, you are ordered to go to time out. NOW. What the #%$^&* are you wearing? A green dress shirt with a white collar, paired with rust red tight pants, a grandpa colored tan too-small blazer, and shoes without socks? If there was a fashion police you would be sentenced to death by virtual stoning for your crimes against fashion. And your hair? *headdesk* Chris Wang, you are also ordered into time out! What is this nastiness going on over there? The top half of Chris’s outfit is passable, but the bottom half is so wrong and atrocious and painful on the eyes I can’t believe anyone with functioning eyes would leave the house looking like that. Roy and George Hu get a pass not because they are all that fashionably dressed, but in comparison they are like rock stars.
Roy, as adorable as ever! Annie, as tall as ever. Seriously, this girl makes me feel like a non-hairy hobbit.
Chris straddling his former onscreen OTP Annie and his current onscreen OTP Tiffany Hsu.
This is for all you Chao Chun Ya fans who wondered where the heck the guy was at the Miss Rose wrap party. Probably getting ready for this party. Megan Lai‘s new hairstyle really does not work for me AT ALL. At least Roy does not look like he’s waiting to bolt from Megan’s side at any moment.
Oooooh, thank you SETTV for trotting out James, Nikki Hsieh, and Chris Wu for a picture. The leads of the next Sunday night idol drama Replacement Princess, folks!