HBO Max, a Taiwanese drama involving a divorce, can stream it or skip it

HBO Max, a Taiwanese drama involving a divorce, can stream it or skip it ...

HBO Max is bringing Asian and Asian-American artists to the forefront. This 10-part Taiwanese drama lands in the United States after being sent in Asia in late 2021. Should this be your next binge due to a slew of new content?


The woman facing us has a smile on her face; the one on the other side isnt facing us, but we can see a reflection in the mirror she is wearing a mask. The women continue to dance with each other until her father returns.

Gist: Yong-Jie is struggling to make ends meet, completing two jobs to pay for her husband''s debts. She refuses to pay for her divorce, although Zhi-Sheng drownes in his gambling addiction. After mobsters storm Yong-Jies workplace demanding the money, she suffers a psychiatric break in the elevator, haunted by Hitomi.

Our Take: Whos By Your Side begins with a seemingly gruesome scene: tortured girls, suicide, and murder are all in the beginning frames of this HBO Asia series. Nevertheless, what follows in the pilot is a meditation on a failing relationship and the cost of unwavering loyalty. While the program does employ some supernatural, horror, and thriller elements, the initial vibes are like a red herring when compared to the rest of the first episode.

Yong-Jie is a successful heroine, who is well-known but is still the primary breadwinner of her small family. But what does not initially track is why she is still with a husband who can''t even be bothered to unclog the toilet, which he clogged, mind you. Ohne any reason, the relationship is so steadfastly loyal and therefore difficult to root for him and their success. The relationship development is a great topic, but there must be still a

It''s difficult to measure what this episode will be in Episode 2 and beyond, and not enough of the narrativelines were combined to create a cohesive narrative. However, the premise of the show isn''t even introduced in the first episode, and there are no indications of her psychotic breaks relating to Hitomi from the opening scenes.

Despite the whole cast being solid, it''s difficult to envision a show that the pilot is too uneven and doesn''t effectively set up the whole seasons storylines.

Zhi-Sheng, a group of people dancing around a fire, is shot in the first part.

Vivian Hsu as Yong-Jie is fantastic, balancing the many emotions her character has to endure in her marriage.

Most Pilot-y Line: As Yong-Jie pleads for him to get his life done, if I don''t have dreams, I''ll be like a salted fish.

SKIP IT is a program that may be answered down the line, but there is too much TV out there to keep an eye on shows that do not have a common vision from the start.

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