為什麼台劇 《與惡》 能紅到國外?| Justice depicted by Taiwanese TV series attracts international audience

【看英文中國郵報學英文】公視戲劇我們與惡的距離,不僅創下台劇品質新高度,更在美國知名影評網站IMDb獲得9.3高分(滿分10分),到底這部幾乎零負評,且短短十集的台劇是如何打動全台灣人甚至是打破國界語言限制進入到全世界人們的心裡呢?

The television series “The World Between Us” produced by Public Television Service (PTS) not only highly praised by the audience in Taiwan, but it also rated 9.3 on IMDb, an English-based online database for movies, television, and video games. How can this 10-episode series touch Taiwanese people’s hearts and even break the language barrier and win over the audience across the world?

為什麼台劇 《與惡》 能紅遍國際? |  Justice depicted by Taiwanese TV series attracts international audience
為什麼台劇 《與惡》 能紅遍國際? | Justice depicted by Taiwanese TV series attracts international audience

《與惡》是由一場無差別殺人案件,將每一位關係人、受害者以及被害者家庭、法扶律師等串連在一起,細膩地刻劃出角色們不同的立場,探討媒體與社會正義的議題。

In the series, the killer and victim, their families, lawyers are all intertwined because of an indiscriminate killing incident. Storyline closely describes the different character’s positions and discusses what social justice truly means. 

曾經發生在台灣的無差別殺人案件,像是2014年北捷隨機殺人、2016年小燈泡事件,當時媒體大肆報導,引起台灣民眾人心惶惶,就怕自己成為案件的犧牲者,這些事件在劇中都有影射,與台灣人產生共鳴。

Several indiscriminate killings took place in Taiwan in recent years, such as the 2014 Taipei Metro attack in which four people were killed and a 4-year-old girl was killed in the 2016 “Little Light Bulb” incident. Media wantonly reported these attacks, triggering people’s fear of becoming the next incident. 

“The World Between Us” are seemingly reflecting these attacks and successfully aroused people to think about evil and justice. 

為什麼台劇 《與惡》 能紅遍國際? |  Justice depicted by Taiwanese TV series attracts international audience
為什麼台劇 《與惡》 能紅遍國際? | Justice depicted by Taiwanese TV series attracts international audience

年僅38歲的新銳導演林君陽希望以每個角色不同的觀點來看事件,把不同的情感關係串連在一起,以客觀不偏頗的角度去呈現每一位角色的內心掙扎與痛苦。

The 38-year-old young director Lin Chun-yang said that he hopes to discuss the incident from different characters, objectively presenting how everyone is struggling and suffering.

為什麼台劇 《與惡》 能紅遍國際? |  Justice depicted by Taiwanese TV series attracts international audience
為什麼台劇 《與惡》 能紅遍國際? | Justice depicted by Taiwanese TV series attracts international audience

導演林君陽於公視專訪時說:「每一個人都在尋找愛,那麼化解悲傷的解答是什麼?」此外,他也強調這部戲比起「惡」,「我們」更重要,希望大家有多一點理解空間,看到故事的不同面向。

In an interview with PTS, Lin said: “When everyone is looking for love, what’s the method to resolve sadness?” He stressed that the story is not to discuss what evil is, but discuss how everyone’s roles are different in the story.