Taiwan Stars Out in Force for the 2019 Taipei Film Awards

The Taiwanese acting contingent may be smaller than their expansive Mainland colleagues but it’s always nice to see so many familiar faces stepping out in tandem to support a good cause. This weekend was the 2019 Taipei Film Awards, a more indie offering that suits the Taiwan film industry which has been more indie focused for two decades now. This wasn’t a true big awards red carpet so the fashion ran the gamut from fun pant suits to full ball gowns but nothing stood out for me beyond a lot of exposed backs and legs and many of the ladies having very messy hairstyles and too shiny makeup. It almost felt like a rehearsal run through than the real deal. All that aside, all the big names made an appearance including Ariel Lin, Alice Ke, Ivy Chen, Sonia Sui, Wallace Huo, Vivian Sung, Vivian Hsu, and many more. Continue reading

The 2017 Golden Bell Awards in Taipei Brings Out More Luxury Jewels than Memorable Couture Outfits

This weekend was the 2017 Golden Bell Awards celebrating the best of Taiwanese television programs for the last year. The red carpet unfortunately borrowed more from the glittery primary colors glamour of Korean awards dressing and not from the edgier … Continue reading

Louis Vuitton Event in Seoul Brings Out Top Stars Gong Yoo, Cha Seung Won, and Many More

The high end couture house that is Louis Vuitton hasn’t stage as many celeb filled events in recent months in Seoul but hit a motherlode of top star sightings with this week’s store exhibition opening. Mega popular actor Gong Yoo … Continue reading

TW-drama Rock Records in Love Showcases Famous Songs with Top Taiwanese Actors and Actresses

Taiwan’s cable network PTV is doing a phenomenal sounding drama series of one-episode shorts featuring the the most influential music and acting talent. Starting April 9th, Rock Records in Love premieres with individual episodes all featuring a famous song from … Continue reading

Annie Chen Dons Period Garb in Time-traveling TW-drama Nie Xiaoqian Based on A Chinese Ghost Story

Taiwan doesn’t make period dramas anymore, not since China started churning them out twenty years ago with bigger budgets and the resources for vast location shoots. Many Taiwanese actors and actresses have since done period C-dramas but a few haven’t … Continue reading

The Pretty Faces of SETTV Dramas Playfully Welcome the Holidays for December Spop Magazine

There won’t be any new SETTV drama premiering in Taiwan from here until year end so the network has rolled out its annual Year End Drama Awards which is an audience vote prize that is clearly based on popularity. Other … Continue reading