Last year’s 2019 Golden Bell Awards (Taiwan’s television top awards) were all about the exceptional and very serious The World Between Us dealing with mass shooting and the aftermath. This year the high profile winner comes from the very popular Someday or One Day, with female lead Alice Ke winning Best Actress and the drama taking home Best Drama. I’m not surprised male lead Greg Hsu (also known as Greg Han) isn’t winning awards yet since he’s still a relative newcomer but this drama is definitely his star making vehicle. He sang the theme song at the ceremony and basically the shrieks of excited lady fans were through the roof lol. He looks like what you come out of a blender if you mushed together Gong Yoo and Hyun Bin so I am quite excited to see his ascendance in TW-ent.
The ceremony was on the subdued side due to COVID-19 and also the recent passing of actor-singer Alien Huang (Xiao Gui). The ceremony did an In Memoriam section for the TW- stars that passed away in the past year including Xiao Gui, dancer turned variety show host Liu Zhen, actress and television personality Luo Pei Ying, and of course actor-model Godfrey Gao. In terms of other notable winners that I know from past dramas, there was Jack Yao for Best Actor (I still remember him in his supporting role in In a Good Way) and Janel Tsai for Best Supporting Actress. In terms of votes, Jack Yao won with just 1 vote difference over Joseph Chang and same with Alice Ke over Cheryl Yang, and it especially worth noting that 4 years ago Alice won in a 1 vote difference for Best Actress for Marry Me or Not over Cheryl for A Touch of Green.
K-ent and netizens have added to the pressures that have driven many K-stars to end their lives so its not like entertainment journalists don’t know that there could be a consequence to their writing. TW-actor Aaron Yan posted this week … Continue reading
I love a resilient and upfront attitude to facing scandal and really how can a star expect to keep in the public eye career nowadays without being forthright. Taiwanese actor-singer Aaron Yan held a 500 person birthday fan meeting this … Continue reading
I feel so so bad for TW actor-singer Aaron Yan because having his personal life plastered all over the tabloids because of a jealous ex is the worst kind of privacy airing revenge for a celebrity. That Aaron is likely … Continue reading
Maybe it’s the fall weather and the recent seismic shift in Asian drama viewing options but I’m in a nostalgic mood and one of the classic eras that passed naturally was the Taiwan idol dramas of the 2000s. Starting from … Continue reading
The fashion pretties gathered this weekend in Taipei at the Christian Dior Flagship Store event at the Breeze Center, a who’s who of Taiwanese stars plug one very chic K-actess Gong Hyo Jin. Last week Yoona was at the Dior … Continue reading
It’s a treat adoring an entertainer like Aaron Yan since he always has something to offer. He’s basically active all year round split between his acting and singing career. The former was pretty shaky when he first dipped a toe … Continue reading
Wallace Chung continues to be a supremely sought after and busy C-drama male lead, and this month he wraps one period C-drama in General and I while continuing to film a modern one tentatively called Flower Accompanying You the Entire Way. … Continue reading
This Sunday SETTV premieres a new idol drama after wrapping up the highly successful run of Bromance. I normally love cross-dressing hijinks but that particular drama had me in the minority of not digging it. I also like Taiwan drama … Continue reading
Okay, this drama looks soooo cute, and in the cute I mean that unique Taiwanese idol drama definition of it. The first substantive teasers are out for upcoming SETTV Sunday night drama Refresh Man, which feels a bit late since … Continue reading
The first teaser is out for upcoming SETTV Sunday night drama Refresh Man with Aaron Yan and Joanne Tseng and it brings back all the right feels. It has the same bright effervescence of Just You, the drama with Aaron … Continue reading
Filming has started for the next SETTV Sunday night drama, which means I can start my countdown to no more Bromance and soon more Aaron Yan and Joanne Tseng. This is the perfect antidote to Marry Me or Not ending … Continue reading
I’m so not into Bromance no matter how many people may love it. I’m fine with Baron Chen but Megan Lai has been rubbing me the wrong way with her acting ever since Miss Rose, the way she reads her … Continue reading