A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities
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Chinese name
Traditional Chinese雙城故事
GenreSlice of life, Romance, Drama
Written byNancy Yiyu Chen
Chia Huei Lin
Chih Chi Fan
Ling Hui Chen
Ye Dan-qing
Yeh Tien-lun
Directed byYeh Tien-lun
StarringTammy Chen
Peggy Tseng
James Wen
Country of originTaiwan
Original languagesMandarin, English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes20
ProducersChin Sheng Yeh
Tama Pan
Running time90 minutes
Production companieskbro Inc.
Formosa Television
Good Image Co., Ltd.
Green Film Production
Taiwan Mobile
Mandarin Vision
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 1, 2018 (2018-09-01) –
January 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)

A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities (Chinese: 雙城故事) is a 2018 Mandarin-language TV series of 20 episodes starring Tammy Chen, Peggy Tseng and James Wen. The plot revolves around a Taipei doctor and a San Francisco engineer who swap homes with each other in a pact, and its consequences.[1][2][3]

The story is based on the arrangements of a Taiwanese girl living in Dadaocheng, Taipei, Taiwan and a Taiwanese girl who grew up in San Francisco, California, United States. From two perspectives, they depict contemporary people's attitudes and life perspective, presenting sparks of different cultures.

It was released on September 1, 2018, on Taiwanese Public Television Service.



A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities was released on September 1, 2018, on Taiwanese Public Television Service alongside Netflix outside Taiwan. The series was aired the next day on Formosa Television, which is also where the series was aired it again in 2020. Both PTS & Formosa TV airing was only available on the linear TV (both terrestrial and cable TV), meaning that online TV airing was not available other than Taiwan Mobile's myVideo and Netflix.


Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2019 54th Golden Bell Awards Best Television Series A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities Nominated
Best Leading Actor in a Television Series James Wen Nominated
Best Leading Actress in a Television Series Peggy Tseng Nominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series Lung Shao-hua Nominated
Best Director in a Television Series Yeh Tien-lun Nominated
Best Writing for a Television Series Nancy Yiyu Chen, Chia Huei Lin, Chih Chi Fan, Ling Hui Chen, Ye Dan-qing, Yeh Tien-lun Nominated
2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards[4]


Best Actor in a Supporting Role Lung Shao-hua Nominated


  1. ^ "Stream It Or Skip It: 'A Taiwanese Tale Of Two Cities' On Netflix, Where Two Women Swap Cities To Find Themselves". Decider. 31 January 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  2. ^ ""A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities" Offers Wholesome Cross-Cultural Connection". Cinema Escapist. 12 February 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "'A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities': Drama Review". Her Campus. 7 December 2018. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards Regional Winners". Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  5. ^ "2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards Final Winners List". 7 December 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2020.