It looks like Summer's Desire
(aka, Summer of Bubbles, Summer's Bubbles, etc) is going to be airing at the end of May. Apparently the reason the drama had trouble selling was because of the ages of the main actors (Huang Xiao Ming = 32, Da S = 33 Peter Ho = 34). I personally do not see why this is a problem (almost all Taiwanese dramas feature actors who are older than the mean age of Kdrama or Jdrama actors). Jerry Yan is 33, and his drama is popular. The main cast for P.S. Man
(which has the highest rating out of all the twdramas airing right now) are all in their early thirties/late twenties.
This is old, but whatever. Awhile ago I was surprised to hear that Eddie Peng was releasing and album. I love Eddie Peng. He's adorable, and a good actor. He also speaks English because he was raised in Canada. I have a thing for foreign born/raised Asian celebrities. I think they appeal more to me, because they're culturally closer to what I identify with.
Either way, Eddie's newest video stars Tiffany Xu (who I always
confuse with Bianca Bai for some reason. It's not like I can't tell them apart, especially since Tiffany is half white...). I have a longstanding girlcrush on Tiffany. I'm not the biggest fan of the song (it's ballad, and we all know how I feel about ballads), but the video is nice. Eddie looks hot
(especially those arms! Last time I saw him, he did NOT have those arms...). But I find it funny that the thing I noticed the most was that the umbrella in the video looks to be a 7-11 umbrella. One of the white ones. The 7-11 umbrellas are ubiquitous in Taiwan for two reasons: the weather there is unpredictable (SUDDEN RAIN! EXTREME SUN!) so everyone carries umbrellas, and the 7-11 umbrellas are cheap
. If I remember correctly, they're only $60NT (uh, less than $2USD). Anyway, on with the video.
Speaking of Tiffany Xu, She's going to be starring alongside Wang Chuan Yi (you all know him as Kingone, but I refuse to call him that), AND Viter Fan in a new drama *high pitched girlish squeal*!!!!! I'm all like, wtf awesome! Viter Fan isn't well known as a drama actor. He's been in a few dramas (including the amazing Crystal Boys
), but he's more of a movie actor. Recently he's been involved in a scandal for speaking out about his former relationship with Cyndi Wang (his statements were in bad taste, but I honestly don't think he meant to stir shit up). I'm not letting that infringe on my love for him, however. As for Chuan Yi, I ADORE the man. Add in Tiffany, and it's just plain awesome (Alice Ceng also stars. I haven't seen much of her, but what I HAVE seen, I've liked). The drama's called 就是要香戀
, which is roughly translated at something like "Only Want Sweet Love"
(I'm guessing here, but since "戀" is more like, longing, or missing someone, there might be a bit more depth to the title than the translation).
In other cpop news, awhile ago S.H.E released a video
for their song 愛就對了. It stars Zhang Rui Jia (who next to Zai Zai, is the Taiwanese love of my life). Thus it's guaranteed that I would love it. Because it's RUI JIA, people! The girls look fabulous as well. Ella's still my favorite, but recently I've been liking Hebe a lot more.
This last bit is random. At the end of march Jane Zhang released her newest album. The song is gorgeous (OMG her voice!), but it was the video that caught my attention. It stars another one of my favorite Taiwanese guys (and birthday-mate) Joseph Chang. Course, the big deal about the video was not him, but rather that it also stars Pan Chen (a former contestant from Super Girls, which is essentially the mainland China version of Pop Idol [you know, like American idol]). Anyway, I like this gif. Holy shit Joseph, you're smokin'.
Oh, one more thing! This is old news (About a month ago I had a bunch of Taiwanese stuff to talk about, but then put it off for some reason...), but whatev. Wu Zun is rumored to be in a drama this summer with Rainie. Apparently GTV requested Wu Zun, hoping he would save them in the ratings war. GTV is one of the major networks in Taiwan, but it's been losing in the ratings for awhile to SETTV. SETTV is personally my favorite network (Chen Qiao En works with them a lot), but I can sympathize. And hell, if there's any way to get your ratings back on track, it's to add some Wu Zun. Can't go wrong with that.