The Victims' Game

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The Victims' Game
誰是被害者 第一季 The Victims' Game 2020 TV series.jpg
Traditional Chinese被害者
Simplified Chinese谁是被害者
Hanyu PinyinShuí Shì Bèihàizhě
Genre
Created byChien Shih-keng
Based onThe Fourth Victim
by INFINITY
Developed byMonomyth Co., Ltd.
Written by
  • Liang Shu-ting
  • Hsu Ruei-liang
Directed by
  • David Chuang
  • Chen Kuan-chung
Starring
Theme music composerMUSDM
Ending themeOne Who Will (Find Me) by Karencici [zh]
Country of originTaiwan
Original languages
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producerTseng Han-hsien
Producers
  • Phil Tang
  • Hsu Kuo-lun
  • Hsu Wen-hsiung
Editors
  • Shieh Meng-ju
  • Chiang Yi-ning
Running time62-67 minutes
Production companies
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original release30 April 2020 (2020-04-30)

The Victims' Game is a 2020 Taiwanese Netflix original series starring Joseph Chang, Ann Hsu and Jason Wang. The plot revolves around the forensic scientist with Asperger's syndrome Fang Yi-jen (Joseph Chang) and the investigative journalist Hsu Hai-yin (Ann Hsu), investigating a case involving Fang Yi-jen's daughter.[1][2] Season 2 was announced in September 2020 and is scheduled to premiere in 2022.[3]

Cast[edit]

  • Joseph Chang as Fang Yi-Jen
  • Hsu Wei-ning as Hsu Hai-Yin
  • Shih-hsien Wang as Chao Cheng-Kuan
  • Ruby Lin as Li Ya-Jun
  • River Huang as Yu Cheng-Hao
  • Moon Lee [zh] as Chiang Hsiao-Meng, Fang Yi-Jen's daughter
  • Ning Ding as Su Ko-Yun
  • Chia-Kuei Chen as Chang Tsung-Chien
  • Rexen Cheng as Chuang Ping-Yao
  • Joseph Hsia as Liu Kuang-Yung
  • Zhang-xing Chang as Liao
  • Sheng-te Hong as Sun Yung-Chen
  • Hao-zhe Lai as Fatso
  • Bruce Chen as Ta-Tse
  • Diane Lin as Chou Yu-hsuan
  • Nien-hsien Ma as Chen Yao-Hui
  • Chin Chi as Lin Yu-Jung, Kuang-Yung's wife
  • Han Chang as forensic science teacher
  • Peter Tseng as Fang Yi-Jen (age 18)
  • Yiin-shang Liu as Tsou Yueh-Huan, Ko-Yun's mother
  • Grace Ko as Legislator Chien Shu-Fei
  • Chiung-tzu Chang as Chen Li-Chi
  • Helen Hsu as Chiang Jo-ying, Yi-Jen's wife
  • Chiung-hsuan Hsieh as Wu Fang-Ning, Cheng-Kuan's wife
  • Tsai-Yi Huang as Chang Hsin
  • Jau-der Yin as Chou Yang

Release[edit]

The Victims' Game was released on April 30, 2020 on Netflix.[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

The Victims' Game
Original Soundtrack (OST)
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released1 May 2020
GenreMandopop
LanguageMandarin
LabelHIM International Music Inc.

The Victims' Game Original Soundtrack (OST) (誰是被害者-影集原聲帶) was released on May 1, 2020 by various artists. It contains a total of 4 tracks. The OST album is available for streaming on various music streaming platforms including but not limited to Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Listen To Me" (我要你)Yo Lee4:05
2."One Who Will (Find Me)" (誰)Karencici4:07
3."White Horse"Shao Hao 邵豪4:13
4."No Regrets" (不存在的遺憾)Nauledge Huang 黃祝賢儒4:10
Everyone Is A Ghost
Single
Soundtrack album by
Released30 April 2020
GenreMandopop
LanguageMandarin
LabelMusic Bravo Co., LTD

Everyone Is A Ghost - Single (每個人都是鬼 《誰是被害者》Netflix 原創影集 宣傳曲) was released on April 30, 2020 by Ann Hsu. It contains a total of 2 tracks. The single is available for streaming on various music streaming platforms including but not limited to Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Everyone Is A Ghost" (每個人都是鬼 -《誰是被害者》宣傳曲)Ann Hsu3:41
2."Everyone Is A Ghost (Off Vocal)" (每個人都是鬼 (伴奏) -《誰是被害者》宣傳曲)Ann Hsu3:41
Still Alive
Single
Soundtrack album by
Released1 May 2020
GenreMandopop
LanguageMandarin
LabelHIM International Music Inc.

Still Alive - Single (還活著 - Netflix原創影集《誰是被害者》插曲) was released on May 1, 2020 by Salsa Chen. It contains a total of 1 track. The single is available for streaming on various music streaming platforms including but not limited to Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Still Alive" (還活著 -《誰是被害者》插曲)Salsa Chen4:06

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2020 55th Golden Bell Awards[5] Best Television Series The Victims' Game Nominated
Best Leading Actor in a Television Series Joseph Chang Nominated
Best Newcomer in a Television Series Moon Lee Won
Best Director in a Television Series David Chuang, Allen Chen Nominated
Best Writing for a Television Series Liang Shu-Ting, Xu Rui Nominated
Best Cinematography Liu Zhi-Huan Nominated
Best Film Editing Jie Meng-Ru, Jiang Yi-Ning Nominated
Best Art and Design Award Yuan Shu (Liao Jian-An), Shi Xiao-Rou, Chu Xu (Chu Jia-Yi), Guo Xian-Cong Nominated
2nd Asian Contents Awards[6][7] Best Creative The Victims' Game Nominated
Best Actor Joseph Chang Won
Best Writer Liang Shu-Ting, Hsu Ruei-Liang Nominated
Newcomer Actress Moon Lee Nominated
Technical Achievement Award Cinematography Nominated
Asian Academy Creative Awards 2020[8][9] Best Drama Series The Victims' Game Nominated
Best Direction (Fiction) David Chuang, Kuan-Chung Chen Nominated
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Moon Lee Nominated
Best Cinematography Stanley Liu Nominated
Best Editing Meng-Ju Shieh, Yi-Ning Chiang Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Victims' Game review – a grisly Taiwanese crime drama". Ready Steady Cut. 30 April 2020. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Stream It Or Skip It: 'The Victims' Game' On Netflix, About A Forensic Scientist With Asperger's Syndrome Cracking A Case Involving His Estranged Daughter". Decider. 30 April 2020. Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  3. ^ "'The Victims Game' Season 2 Renewed at Netflix; Coming in 2022". What's on Netflix. July 23, 2020. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  4. ^ "《誰是被害者》影集原聲帶". HIM 華研國際音樂 (in Chinese (Taiwan)). Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  5. ^ "Golden Bell Awards". Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  6. ^ "'Asian Contents Awards 2020 Nominees'". acfm.kr.
  7. ^ "'Asian Contents Awards 2020 Winners'". acfm.kr.
  8. ^ "'Asian Academy Creative Awards National Winners 2020'" (PDF). asianacademycreativeawards.com.
  9. ^ "'National Winners Revealed for Asian Academy Creative Awards'". worldscreen.com.

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