There are really no superlatives used to describe Bolin Chen‘s acting talent and charisma that is not deserved. He’s just that good and it’s sad that most viewers know him through the drama In Time With You, which was a rare television appearance from this movie star, rather than his excellent resume of Taiwan movies. Start with Blue Gate Crossing from 2002 and work your way through his oeuvre at leisure. Last year’s college comedy Campus Confidential with Ivy Chen was side-splitting funny and I’ve yet to watch his other comedy movie Machi Action with Puff Guo. This year alone in 2014 he has four movies coming out and the one getting all the media attention right now is the Chinese movie The Continent (后会无期 Never See You Again) costarring Feng Shao Feng, Wallace Chung, and Chen Qiao En. It’s a road movie about three young friends and their experiences traveling together. I guess it’s the Chinese Kerouac-eque version of On the Road. It just premiered to good reviews in China at the end of July and will hit the Taiwan theaters at the end of August. Bolin has just wrapped filming the Chinese-version of the hit K-movie Miss Granny and he has another finished filming movie called Schizo which doesn’t have a premiere date yet but there he plays a serial killer with schizophrenia. Bolin can play good, bad, crazy, dull, whatever the personality trait calls for he can deliver and then make it seem like a very plausible person that can exist. Earlier this year he was in the pages of China’s Bazaar Jewelry magazine looking dapper and charming as always even while subtly modeling watches. I love the colors, backdrop, and everything about Bolin in these pics. Come back to TV and make dramas a better place, pretty please!