Channel X with Joe Cheng and Amber Kuo is premiering in one week, and the production has released an hour-long special to whet the audiences’ appetite. After watching it, and reading the official plot synopsis – I am ravenous for this drama. Actually, after reading the first two sentences of the plot synopsis, my jaw hit the floor. I was stunned a TW-drama would go there, and I am pleased and already in pain from thinking about how this story will unfold.
Plot synopsis for Channel X:
Famed former-anchor of Big TV, An Zai Yong (Joe Cheng), is accused of murdering a woman. The deceased is identified as his girlfriend, Hong Xiao Lu (Amber Kuo). An Zai Yong, with no where to turn, chooses to confess to a surveillance camera. He accuses the audience of being the murderers! Do you (the audience) fall in love with a murder or a victim? The story switches back to one year earlier….. [Does this sound wicked or what? The PD has likened Channel X to a J-dorama noir thriller.]
An Zai Yong is the lead anchor at Big TV – with the nickname “The Human Teleprompter”. He’s engaged to an environmental activist who is protesting a development plan of corporation IPIC, who just happens to be the new owner of Big TV. He is a man who fights for the truth and isn’t afraid to challenge those in authority, including his direct superiors.
Hong Xiao Lu is a paparazzi for Channel X, the online tabloid. Her skills are tenacity and ruthlessness, the desire to break a story any way possible. Channel X sees Big TV and traditional media as its nemesis, and seek to discredit An Zai Yong as the first step to bringing down Big TV.
An Zai Yong is accused of a crime, which may or may not involved the IPIC development project. He goes on the lam and reluctantly partners with Hong Xiao Lu to find the real perpetrators and clear his name.
In this time of danger and deception, who is a friend and who is a foe? To uncover the truth, what will you be willing to sacrifice?
Seriously!?! The lead actress dies in the opening frame of this drama? Are we watching Byakuyakou here? I am on pins and needles wondering if this is the reality within the drama or a feint?
Channel X Broadcast Special:
Part 1 – nice introduction to the lead characters – and totally confirms that Amber dies in the beginning from the first scene that is shown.
Part II – the semi-bed scene between Joe and Amber is HILARIOUS if you understand their BTS conversation during the filming.
Part III – really gives a good look at the style and feel of the drama.
MV for Happy Armageddon by Anthony Neely (the title song for Channel X):
I love this song. It was instant love. Perfect for this drama.