Every Taiwan Actor and Actress Apparently Cast in Ruby Lin’s Epic 1988 Period Drama Blue Hour with First Stills of Joe Cheng, Chris Wu, and Jacob Wang Playing Jerky Men

There are quite a lot of big TW-dramas in development and production for 2021 but none as star-studded as Blue Hour (華燈初上) set in 1988 Taipei Red Light District about the lives, loves, and struggles of the club madam, their hostess ladies, and the men in and out of their lives. Ruby Lin is producing and plays one of the Head Madam (Mama-san) with Cheryl Yang as her frenemy another Head Madam. Their hostess ladies are played by Puff Guo, Nicky Hsieh, Esther Liu, and Cammy Chiang, and the male staff and customers are Tony Yang, Wallace Huo, Xiu Jie Ke, Rhydian Vaughan, and Derek Chang. The first stills released this week have everyone buzzing because it’s getting three top actors to play evil/douchey roles – Joe Cheng as a sleazy ex-husband to Ruby, Chris Wu as a cross-dressing third Mama-san, and Jacob Wang as a rival top male hostess. OMG they look so awesome in character and the whole vibe, mood, aura is spot on, now I can’t wait to see more stills of the main cast. The drama plans to air in 3 seasons of 8-episodes each for a total 24-episodes in mid-2021.

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Fond Remembrance of the Taiwan Idol Drama Actors of the 2000’s Era

Maybe it’s the fall weather and the recent seismic shift in Asian drama viewing options but I’m in a nostalgic mood and one of the classic eras that passed naturally was the Taiwan idol dramas of the 2000s. Starting from … Continue reading

Chen Qiao En is the Top Taiwan Star Earner Working in Mainland China Followed by Nicky Wu and Bolin Chen

K-drama fans in the last year must’ve truly understood first hand the acquisition power of Mainland China in dictating the entertainment outputs of some of it’s neighbors. Folks in Taiwan have known that for decades but it’s taken an unofficial … Continue reading

Stars Descend in Beautiful Fashion in Beijing for the 15th Annual Bazaar Charity Night

The Chinese-speaking glitterati was out in full force this weekend at the 15th annual Bazaar China charity event held in Beijing, with many reasons to check out ranging from couple sighting to once again C-stars showing that they do high … Continue reading

Wallace Huo and Zhou Xun Slip into Qing Dynasty Life in Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace

It’s a relief that A-list Chinese movie star Zhou Xun‘s big C-drama return with the mega budget Qing dynasty drama Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace found her a leading man in Wallace Huo who can fully bring the nuanced … Continue reading

Glamorous Stars Out in Full at the 2016 Annual Bazaar China Star Charity Night Event

Chinese-speaking entertainments best and brightest stars were out in mega force this past Friday for the annual Bazaar Star Charity Night. There were so many pretty faces and fashionable attire it’s impossible to pick a post topper so I’ll go … Continue reading

Newlywed Wed Expectant Stars Ruby Lin and Michelle Chen Spend Quality Time with Respective Hubbies Wallace Huo and Chen Xiao

Checking in on two recently married big star couples from Chinese entertainment yields the sweetest of comfort. This week Ruby Lin and Wallace Huo were spotting on the streets of Taipei going out for a night stroll. The fan didn’t … Continue reading

First Drama Poster for Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace Showcase the Tender Love Between Wallace Huo and Zhou Xun

The first poster is out for star-studded period C-drama Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace (Chronicles of Ruyi) and it’s legit captivating. Leads Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo are just exquisite together, with Wallace selling the tender love and affection … Continue reading