Taiwan Stars Bring the Glamour for the 2014 SETTV Drama Awards

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 In a Good Way and really lovely sweet romances in Pleasantly Surprised (Love Myself or You) and Love Cheque Charge, there really wasn’t a whole lot of momentum that used to be there whether in the form of so-bad-its-good dramas or cheeky local flavor fare. I count myself lucky there were three dramas I loved but wished there was less really insipid crap in between.

SETTV held its annual year end drama awards this past weekend and all the major drama stars were in attendance except for George Hu, which is a shame because I totally grew to love him again after LCC. The IAGW leads Lego Lee and Kristen Jen were there, with Lego’s current drama Aim High leading lady Yao Yao also present and looking like an uncomfortable third wheel. Former SETTV drama big wigs like James Wen and Amber Kuo showed up to present and the biggest winner of the night was triple champion Aaron Yan, confirming once again that his star power in Taiwan is impressive indeed. Continue reading

SETTV Holds Thank You Banquet with Stars and Brand Sponsors in Attedance

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

SETTV Daily Drama Love Cheque Charge with George Hu and Yuan Ai Fei Releases Cute First Teasers

I always welcome a good daily drama which feels like an unassuming watch that takes nothing out of me. Commitment is not needed since one can stop and go without missing much, and it’s perfect as treadmill fodder. In the … Continue reading