The older I get the more nostalgic I am, a sentiment that applies to dramas as well. Older dramas I loved appear even more wonderful through the rear view mirror, and I have a super soft spot for reunions and whatnots, even if it’s something that I didn’t watch the first time around. The cast of the 2010 hit SETTV TW-drama The Fierce Wife gathered this week for a media event to celebrate the drama getting official Spanish dubs and getting broadcast on some Latin American channels.
Leads Sonia Sui, James Wen, Chris Wang, and Amanda Zhu all made an appearance, putting to rest any rumors of cast discord from way back when. Or if there was some truth to it, clearly time has allowed everyone to move on and return as happy former drama colleagues. The press noted that all four leads were single when they did the drama, with a subject matter about marital infidelity and moving on, while five years later all four are happily married in real life. In fact, James, Chris, and Amanda are all parents while the mommy in the drama Sonia recently tied the knot but hasn’t yet expanded the family with her new husband.
It’s Lunar New Year on February 19th this year, much later than the usual early February or late January dates during most years. That’s because the Lunar calender only has 30 days in every month so after a few years … Continue reading
SETTV is really pulling at straws to try and sell the half-baked Friday night idol drama Aim High. It’s nowhere near the ratings of Pleasantly Surprised or the critical buzz of In a Good Way. I tried the first episode … Continue reading
It’s a bit of a downer to feel so nonchalant about the Taiwan idol dramas of 2014. SETTV dumped a lot of drama hours but overall the buzz seems to have died down. Despite producing one of my all-time faves … Continue reading
Taiwan’s biggest producer of nicely packaged idol dramas SETTV held a thank you banquet at the Taipei Le Meredien over the weekend, the second successive big celebrity packed event at the fancy hotel after Mark Chao and Gao Yuan Yuan‘s … Continue reading
Chris Wang is one of those TW-actors who are pleasant to watch but never grip me. He’s all earnest pleasant lines without any hurts so good edges. He’s managed to build an impressive leading man career off of a second … Continue reading
Filming has started for the upcoming Friday night SETTV drama Aim High (22K梦想高飞 22K Dreams Fly High) which will take over the time slot on October 24th from Pleasantly Surprised (Love Myself or You) which ends in two episodes. Starring … Continue reading
The next SETTV Friday night idol drama has been casting finalized with a fresh new feel. Whether the story is any good we’ll have to wait and see but get ready now for a bunch of different faces to grace … Continue reading
SETTV has had more hits than misses for me this year. Just the incredible one-two Friday night punch of In a Good Way followed by Pleasantly Surprised (Love Myself or You) has been sublime drama nourishment for the eyes and … Continue reading
I wish I could unsee this but it’s seared into my brain now that Lego Lee can clearly self-uglify to the point where I wanted to stage an intervention. This weekend SETTV held its own drama awards to fete its … Continue reading
I hope these two walk down the red carpet and put a ring on their five year relationship soon, because it’s sure to be the most high profile Taiwanese celebrity wedding of this new century and every single Taiwanese celebrity … Continue reading
Is anyone watching the daily Taiwan drama Love, Now or the weekly drama Love Me or Leave Me? LN is the cute drama with Annie Chen playing a workaholic who is falsely told she is about to die and she … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading