Netflix Gets into TW-dramas with Big Name Leads Chris Wu, Joseph Chang, Jasper Liu, and Alyssa Chia

Streaming behemoth Netflix hasn’t just gotten into K-dramas, it’s doing a concerted effort with TW-dramas as well and this winter season there will be three exciting offerings available to subscribers. Nowhere Man stars Joseph Chang as a death row inmate who finds out his son has been kidnapped so attempts to escape the prison and finds himself caught up in a bigger conspiracy and costarring is the ever lovely Alyssa Chia. Next comes The Triad Princess with Jasper Liu as a top star and Eugenie Liu as the titular daughter of a triad leader who becomes Jasper’s bodyguard and also target of the gossip rags. Finally Chris Wu headlines The Ghost Bride set in the 1890’s in Malaysia among the overseas Chinese dealing with a rich family wanting to marry their dead son to a living bride. The casts of the three dramas posed awards style for Netflix recently as the perfect prelude to promote the drama because there are plenty of award winning actors and actresses cast in each project. Continue reading

TW-Netizens Pick Their Favorite Adorably Drunken Drama OTPs

Agree! Totally 100% agree with this voting result, which is becoming more and more a rarity these days. Sometimes I wonder if my tastes have stayed the same while the newer drama viewers are headed in a different direction, but … Continue reading

The Chinese-language Movie Contingent Beautifully Descends on the Busan Film Festival

It’s early October which means Busan International Film Festival time! There were sooooo many K-stars in attendance my eyes crossed trying to write up something about dresses and suits. How about highlighting the small but impressive Chinese-speaking contingent attending Busan … Continue reading

TVBS Magazine Releases Top-10 Most Powerful Star Ranking in Taiwan

Given that this is just the subjective assessment of one major Taiwanese entertainment publication TVBS Magazine, it’s still pretty darn accurate in my estimation. The power rankings are out for the top Taiwanese entertainers of 2013 with ten selected from … Continue reading