Taiwan Starts Filming Military Themed Romance Drama The Best Choice Modeled After Descendants of the Sun

Filming has commenced for what is being billed as Taiwan’s adaptation of hit K-drama Descendants of the Sun, but really I think that’s a stretch and more of a marketing ploy. DotS has been referred to as a homage and glorification of military service in Korea, turning what is a mandatory two year purgatory of sorts of all able bodied men into a rah-rah maschismo patriotic litmus test. Nothing wrong with that, and if Taiwan’s own military department wants to sponsor a drama similar to DotS that highlights the positive elements of serving in the Taiwanese military then so be it. The drama is called The Best Choice and stars Yuan Ai Fei with model-actor Allen Chen, with the two leads way more model-esque than their Korean drama counterparts Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo. Allen is playing a military officer but Yuan Ai Fe’s character is a music teacher rather than a doctor. Continue reading