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
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
I think S.Pop magazine might be the equivalent of Tiger Beat but for the Taiwan idol fan crowd. Nothing wrong with that, the only time I ignore a new issue is if it features leads from one of the SETTV … Continue reading
I’m getting more and more excited with the upcoming SETTV daily drama Love Cheque Charge (Happiness Voucher) starring George Hu, Yuan Ai Fei, and Kun Da. The three leads attended a drama promotional BBQ fan event at SETTV headquarters last … Continue reading
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
The Taiwan drama gods are listening to my prayers because the third time will not be happening for the popular onscreen coupling of George Hu and Annie Chen. The WeiNi (or Winnie from their names Hu Yu Wei and Chen … Continue reading