Gold Leaf Succeeds Where SEQALU and Island Nation Did Not
A Review of Episodes One and Two of Gold Leaf (茶金)
Island Nation 2 Encounters Same Issues as Other Recent Taiwanese Historical Television Dramas
Cameos of real-life political figures are sprinkled throughout the show—New Party youth spokesperson Wang Bing-chung, who faced charges of being a Chinese spy in 2017, is among those to appear so far in a role as a TV announcer. Legendary Taiwanese punk rock bank LTK Commune, known for its left-wing, pro-independence political stance, too, appears in the first episode.