8 Taiwanese Shows To Watch Now That You’ve Run Out Of K Dramas

8 Taiwanese Shows To Watch Now That You’ve Run Out Of K Dramas

By Sanjana Subramanian8 January, 2021 3 min read
8 Taiwanese Shows To Watch Now That You’ve Run Out Of K Dramas

Caught up on your fair share of K-dramas in 2020? Fret not. If you believe quality television content comes only from South Korea or China, these eight Taiwanese shows on Netflix will change your mind.

‘A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities’

What happens when two women, one a traditional Chinese doctor in Taipei and the other a Taiwanese-American programmer from San Francisco, swap homes? Find out in this contemporary take of Dickens’ classic. These two women swap cities in an effort to truly find themselves, and explore a lot more than cross-cultural connections along the way.
Creator: Yeh Tien-lun
Cast: Tammy Chen, Peggy Tseng, James Wen
Seasons: 1

‘The Perfect Match’

This Taiwanese rom-com revolves around the themes of food and love. It features Huo Ting En, a famous chef who studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. He soon comes across Wei Fen Qing, a night market chef whose creations, netizens believe, are a far cheaper version of his. Love begins to blossom between them, but not before a past secret crops up to create problems.
Creator: Luo An De
Cast: Wu Kang-jen, Ivy Shao, Ben Wu, Xiao Man, Nylon Chen
Seasons: 1

‘Memory Love’

When Jia-en loses her memory and her boyfriend after a horrifying car accident, life seems bleak. But one day she meets a heart transplant recipient, with whose help she begins to slowly remember her past.
Creator: Sanlih E- Television
Cast: Andy Chen, Mandy Wei, Jolin Chien, Mandy Tao, Kris Shen, Nylon Chen
Seasons: 1

‘Triad Princess’

Triad Princess (pictured above) is a Netflix original series about young Angie who grew up in the formidable shadow of her Triad father. All Angie wants is a taste of independence. She pushes her way into a gig posing as an undercover bodyguard for a celebrity. In this world of glitz and glamour, Angie crosses paths with her celebrity crush, Xu Yi Hang.
Creator: Neal Wu
Cast: Eugenie Liu, Jasper Liu, Chang Zhang-xing, Hung Yan-siang
Seasons: 1

‘When I See You Again’

Young and highly successful businessman Xia You-qian is a rich bachelor who visits his hometown after ten long years and comes across An Xi, his former crush who broke his heart. Believing that she has now turned into a gold digger, Xia You-gian decides to seek revenge.
Creator: Sanlih E- Television
Cast: Jasper Liu, Mandy Wei, Jet Chao, Ivy Shao
Seasons: 1

‘Just You’

Chen Liang Liang, who works at a marketing design company, is at loggerheads with Qi Yi, her landlord and boss. To her horror, Qi Yi starts making huge changes at work, including kickstarting a war on office romances. Liang Liang then takes it upon herself to try and lighten him up.
Creator: Sanlih E- Television
Cast: Aaron Yan, Puff Kuo
Seasons: 1

‘The Victims’ Game’

This thriller series spins around the life of Fang Yi-jen, a forensic detective with Asperger’s syndrome. When he discovers that his estranged daughter is associated with a string of mysterious murders, he decides to investigate with the help of journalist Hsu Hai-yin.
Creator: David Chuang, Allen Chen
Cast: Joseph Chang, Ann Hsu, Jason Wang
Seasons: 1

‘Iron Ladies’

This show follows the lives of three successful women who have plush jobs at a beauty e-commerce firm. On the surface it seems like these three have it all, but they seem to be floundering when it comes to love, romance and personal happiness. Will the trio ever find true happiness outside of their careers?
Creator: Sanlih E- Television
Cast: Aviis Zhong, Ben Wu, Ada Pan, Zhu Zhi-Ying
Seasons: 1

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