I had the oddest drama viewing line-up this past weekend – on one hand I marathoned 8 episodes of President and finished that baby up (without a doubt the best drama so far in 2011), on the other hand I watched the final episode of the TW-drama Channel X (國民英雄) which aired this weekend, and with it ending 5 months of self-inflicted hell (without a doubt the worst drama so far in 2011).
I lay the blame for Channel X’s woes solely on the scriptwriter and PD, the former writing an elementary thriller script without any sense of tension and subtlety, and the latter filming said script with neon signs lighting the way of every plot development. The only reason I kept watching Channel X every week was because (1) that is how much I adore lead actor Joe Cheng, and (2) the drama was so unbelievably godawful, every week I would actually be curious how much worse it could get. I guess I can give props to the drama for taking risks, even if it ended in a giant face plant. Continue reading
I thought about topping the post with one of the pictures below, then I realized that with my readership having expanded beyond my band of beloved drama friends, I might want to self-censor for the young un’s. Channel X has been … Continue reading
Channel X with Joe Cheng and Amber Kuo is premiering in one week, and the production has released an hour-long special to whet the audiences’ appetite. After watching it, and reading the official plot synopsis – I am ravenous for … Continue reading
Being back in Taiwan, albeit briefly, means that I am literally watching everything real time. Zhong Wu Yen is ending with a whimper this weekend, and all eyes on are Joe Cheng and Amber Kuo to see if their Channel … Continue reading
Xiang Qin-ah! Hurry, your Zhi Shu is making out with other girls! *Giggles, I’m so silly* To prepare for his role as a news anchor in the upcoming TW-drama Channel X, lead actor Joe Cheng went to SETTV to consult … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading