On Children

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On Children
OnChildrenPTS.jpg
Promotional poster
GenreScience fiction
Satire
Anthology
Created byWú Xiao-le
Written byWang Hui-chu
Yang Wan-ju
Lin Ken-wei
Aozaru Shiao
Huang Yu-chia
Chen Cheng-yu
Directed byChen Wei-ling
StarringSee below
Theme music composerWaa Wei
Ending themeDon't cry Don't cry
Composer(s)Waa Wei
Country of originTaiwan
Original language(s)Mandarin
English
Taiwanese
No. of episodes10
Production
Producer(s)Wu Zhi-yu
Running time47 minutes
Production company(s)PTS
DistributorPTS
Release
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJuly 7 (2018-07-07) –
August 4, 2018 (2018-08-04)
Chronology
Preceded byThe Coming Through
Followed byBodhisattva in Storm
External links
Official website

On Children (Chinese: 你的孩子不是你的孩子; literally: Your Child is not Your Child) is a 2018 ten-part Mandarin-language TV series, directed by Chen Hui-ling and starring Tzu-Chuan Liu, Yu-Xuan Wang and Hsin-Yu Ling, based on the novel by Wu Xiaole. The plot are in anthology form with five different stories told in a world where individuals face the tragic consequences of social pressure, parental oppression and family dysfunction.[1][2][3]

Cast[edit]

  • Tzu-Chuan Liu as Chi Pei-Wei
  • Yu-Xuan Wang as Liu Chiao-Yi
  • Hsin-Yu Ling as Cheng Fang-Lan
  • Emilia Chen as Emilia Chen
  • Yu-Tung Lee as Shih Yu-Chieh
  • Chiung-Hsuan Hsieh as Fang Mei-Chi
  • Herbie Robert Baron as Chang Kai-Hsiang
  • Chuan-Chen Yeh as Yang Chuan
  • Hsiu-Fu Liu as Chung Kuo-Yen
  • Gingle Wang as Molly Lin
  • Frances Wu as Nova Yang
  • Chen Yi-wen as Liu Ching-Hui
  • Elten Ting as Ling-Na
  • Yu-Ping Wang as Lo Chih-Wei
  • Hsin Shao as Chung Chia-Hung
  • Mohammad Umar Afzal as Chien Sheng-Yao
  • Ting-Hsuan Lin as Liu Chiao-Hsin
  • Yen Tsao as Lu Chih-Hsiung
  • Kai-Ling Hsu as Le-Le
  • Ivy Yin as Molly's mother

Release[edit]

On Children was released on July 7, 2018 on Taiwanese Public Television Service.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2019 54th Golden Bell Awards Best Television Film On Children - Child of the Cat Won
Best Leading Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film Ivy Yin
(On Children - The Last Day of Molly)
Nominated
Chung Hsin-ling
(On Children - Child of the Cat)
Won
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film Gingle Wang
(On Children - The Last Day of Molly)
Nominated
Best Newcomer in a Miniseries or Television Film Yuping
(On Children - Child of the Cat)
Nominated
Wang Yu-xuan
(On Children - Peacock)
Nominated
Liu Hsiu-fu
(On Children - Child of the Cat)
Nominated
Best Director in a Miniseries or Television Film Chen Wei-ling, Yu Hui-jun
(On Children - Child of the Cat)
Won
Best Writing for a Miniseries or Television Film Shih-keng Chien
(On Children - Child of the Cat)
Nominated
Best Cinematography Jian Zheng-zhuan, Jian Xin-you
(On Children - Child of the Cat)
Nominated
Best Film Editing Wu Zi-ying
(On Children - Child of the Cat)
Won
Best Sound Award Waa Wei, Shi Min-jie, Zheng Yuan-kai
(On Children - Mother's Remote)
Nominated
Best Lighting Award Li Qi-xiang
(On Children - Child of the Cat)
Nominated
Best Art and Design Award Wu Ruo-yun, Huang Ming-ren, Lai Wan-ting, Wang Zhong-zhì, Yao Liang-qi, Lin Jia-ling
(On Children - Child of the Cat)
Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netflix's latest anthology show is the uneven 'On Children'". The Daily Dot. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Stream It Or Skip It: 'On Children' On Netflix, A Taiwanese Anthology Series Where Family Dysfunction Rules". Decider. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "Netflix's Highly Relatable "On Children" Is "Black Mirror" With Tiger Moms". Cinema Escapist. Retrieved August 5, 2019.

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