Critically Acclaimed TW-drama The World Between Us Wins Big at the 2019 Golden Bell Awards

This weekend was the 2019 Golden Bell Awards in Taiwan, their version of the Emmy’s feting the best of television for the year. The big winner was, not surprising at all, cable drama The World Between Us (Our Distance to Evil) which won 6 awards including Best Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Actress to Alyssa Chia, Best Supporting Actor to James Wen, Best Supporting Actress to Pets Tseng, and Best Director. The only surprise was male lead Chris Wu not winning Best Actor which went to veteran Long Shao Hua, probably because Chris already won Best Actor in 2016 and is a frequent nominee. Chris also was the talk of the red carpet showing up 20 lbs skinnier, bald, and super tanned for a role he’s currently filming, talk about method acting.

I was annoyed newcomer Chen Yu (who also played the sane younger sister role in Before We Get Married) wasn’t even nominated for her pivotal role as the younger sister to a mass murderer, she should have gotten Pets’ nomination but other than that I thought The World Between US was far and away the best drama for sure, and may even be the best drama counting Korean and Japanese dramas this year. It’s incredible and available on HBO streaming for those curious – it takes a look at the aftermath of mass shootings and mental health along with legal culpability. Very gut-wrenching to watch. Continue reading

Ady An’s Wedding Party of the Year Moves Back to Taiwan for Star-studded Banquet

The festivities have moved from Hawaii back to Taiwan for the final stop in TW-actress Ady An‘s wedding extravaganza of the year. Celebrity weddings can be lavish and over-the-top and Ady’s definitely is up there in terms of how much … Continue reading

Chris Wu and Alice Ke Win Best Acting Trophies at the 51st Annual Golden Bell Awards

The glitziest night of Taiwanese television took place at the 51st annual Golden Bell Awards Friday night in Taipei. I only pay attention for the fashion and if certain TW-dramas or acting talent that I happen to like for that … 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

Vic Zhou, Ariel Lin, and Bolin Chen Lead the Star-studded Fashion Parade at the 50th Annual Golden Bell Awards

The prestigious 50th annual Golden Bell Awards just went down this Saturday night in Taipei, and it was definitely one of the years with a plethora of A-list attendees. None more so than two time Golden Bell Best Actress winner Ariel Lin … Continue reading