Chinese drama fans should mark your calendar as Who’s By Your Side 誰在你身邊 will be exclusively premiering on HBO GO on October 3 at 9pm. In Malaysia, the drama will be simultaneously available on the HBO channel (Astro Ch 411). The Taiwanese series premieres with two episodes followed by a new episode every Sunday.
Directed by Golden Bell-winning director Peter Ho (何潤東), Who’s By Your Side stars Kaiser Chuang (莊凱勛) as Zhi-Sheng, a low-esteemed and debt-ridden car mechanic, and Vivian Hsu (徐若瑄) as Yong-Jie, his kind and optimistic wife who holds two jobs to make ends meet while helping to pay off his debts. When Zhi-Sheng makes baseless claims about his wife’s infidelity, it surprises Yong-Jie’s step-sister Yong-Qi, played by Ning Chang (張鈞甯), and arouses her long-repressed insecurities about her own supposedly perfect marriage to Hao-Yuan, played by Ivan Chen (陳恩峰), who comes from a wealthy and respected family. The 10-episode, one-hour series explores relationship issues and marital challenges, and depicts painful dilemmas for the characters through a unique lens on their daily lives.
Other cast members include Lu Hsueh-Feng (呂雪鳳), Ellen Wu (吳子霏), Michael Chang (張豐豪) and Chiao Yuan Yuan (喬媛湲).