I love Taiwanese Dramas. My love for them actually goes back further than that of Korean dramas as I started watching them shortly after I started my Japanese Asian drama watching hobby. In recent years, they’ve often been overshadowed by the more popular Korean dramas, but honestly some of the best stories in Asian dramas have come out of Taiwan.
For example, in 2014, Korea decided to remake 2 very popular Taiwanese dramas: My Queen which became Witch’s Romance and Fated To Love You which kept its original title. These two became huge hits in the Korean drama world – and I’m not surprised in the slightest! While Taiwanese dramas have kind of fallen by the side, I still hold out hope that they’ll regain their shining spotlight and some of these stories could have the potential to do just that!
I have to admit, I’ve only actually seen the trailer to one of these dramas – Someone Like You. I’ve liked Kingone Wang for quite awhile, circa his second lead role in both Devil Beside You and Why Why Love. Both of which, I used to watch repeatedly back in my undergraduate days. But Someone Like You looks dramatic but at 20 episodes also looks really palatable and easy to watch if you like well done melodramas. Regardless, no country (Korea included) does a hopeful melodrama quite like Taiwan. Japan has the tragic sadness, Korea has the brutality, but Taiwan.. I don’t know, when they do a great drama they master it!
Full List from the Video:
5. Constellation Women Series – Aries Woman – 星座女人系列-牡羊座的女人
4. My Ghost Friend – 我的鬼基友
3. Heart of Steel – 鋼鐵之心
2. Someone Like You – 听见幸福
1. Ai Ni Zai Tianling – 愛你在天亮