2018 / December
Chen Chun-fang /photos courtesy of PTS /tr. by Jonathan Barnard
The Public Television Service’s On Children is Taiwan’s first serial to be released simultaneously as a “Netflix original.” Since it began airing in July of 2018, it has garnered rave reviews both in Taiwan and abroad. On Children examines social values, the education system, and relationships between children and parents. It features well-constructed screenplays with fantastical sci-fi elements. The high production values and major thematic advancements demonstrated by this PTS serial are showing the international community that Taiwan can make excellent television.