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Following the crash, the women at Light Bar continue their search for answers — but the truth is more complicated than expected. (Source: Netflix) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • Čeština
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Mar 18, 2022
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Netflix
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 442 users)
  • Ranked: #2526
  • Popularity: #8854
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
virgievirgie
9 people found this review helpful
Mar 26, 2022
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 8.0

Great Acting and 80s Feel

Completed - 3/25/2022 - 8.25 rating

Before you watch Season 3, I strongly advise you to watch Seasons 1 & 2 first, otherwise, the storylines and relationships would be very difficult to follow. This is a review of all 3 seasons and not just on Season 3. I will mention who was killed in Season 1, but will NOT disclose who the murderer(s) is/are.

"Light the Night" is a drama that took place in Taipei in 1988. The series follows the stories of 6 women who work at Hikari, a Japanese nightclub (not prostitution) that caters especially to Japanese expats and also locals. Season 1 provides us with a lot of background information of the characters through flashbacks, and viewers are informed of a murder in the last few minutes of episode 8. Season 2 focuses on the murder investigation and explores each individual's relationship with their loved ones and the deceased. We also get to know the real Sue, and how she's not who she appears to be. With the final season, we have another murder that may or may not have anything to do with Sue's death.. And of course, we finally find out who the murderer is.

This is not a happy drama. It’s about life’s hardships and the consequences of our actions. None of the women came from happy families but have broken or disapproving families. Some have a much harder life than others - forced prostitution, jail time, rape, being kicked out of their homes, etc. Although we have romance storylines, this is NOT a romantic drama. There are great kisses and bed scenes, but they don’t necessarily bring happy and fluffy feelings. We do see some more romance in season 3 than season 2.

Season 3 fills in the blanks for all the missing pieces in seasons 1 & 2. And because of that, this season appears more interesting and exciting than the previous two. The pacing is better and there seems to be a little more “action” and less talking and flashbacks. In regards to the identity of the killer, I have to say the drama keeps me guessing. I am not an experienced crime/thriller watcher, so maybe I am just not smart enough. (I hope this is not a spoiler) but I should have guessed or at least guess the general direction of who the murderer is from the ending of Season 2. By the way, what happened to Wallace Huo’s character and the drug cartel in the end?

Love and obsession prompted our characters to make the wrong decisions. Jiang Han’s rejection of Sue prompted Sue to seek revenge, by devising ways to hurt those who are closest to her. The other women at Hikari also made a series of wrong decisions because they’re jealous, their love not reciprocated or they are trying to protect someone dear to them.

The acting in this drama is great. From the main characters to the supporting roles, they bring life to their very flawed characters and make you either pity them or hate them. I especially enjoy Cheryl Yang (as Sue) and Chris Wu (guest stars as Baby). Cheryl Yang brought the complicated Sue to life - the nuances in her facial expressions ranging from regal and gentle calmness, to brewing evilness under the surface. On the other hand, Chris Wu was hilarious as Baby. He’s so unrecognizable as Baby in a skinny tight suit and as Baby in drag. I love his acting and mannerism. This is my first drama of both actors. The other actors/actresses are just as good. Ruby Lin (as Rose) and Tony Yang (as Pan Wen Cheng) have great chemistry whenever they are together. Rhydian Vaughan surprises me with his portrayal of Jiang Han, and so different from his role in “Dear Diary”. However, I think the other more veteran actors did just a little better than him. All the ladies at Hikari were amazing.

If you enjoy the 80s, this is the right drama for you. Costumes, hair, makeup, music, cinematography, all feel right and authentic. The ladies put on heavy makeup when they are working at Hikari. But once off work, they all show a softer side to the audience. Aside from Ah Ji, who appears much older without makeup (as she should), all the other ladies are much more beautiful without the heavy makeup, esp. Ruby Lin. Ruby Lin is so pretty in her off-work clothes.. The heavy Hikari makeup makes her look really old.

Overall, I would recommend this drama if this is your cup-of-tea. Just know what you are getting yourself into.

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Cev
4 people found this review helpful
Apr 10, 2022
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10

Definitely don't miss watching this

I saw one of Ruby lin's post about this Netflix series in the past few years and I never forgot about that post and I wondered when this series would be made and when it would air and near the end of 2021, I felt so happy that the teaser and the announcement of the release of Light the Night was finally here. I love the different personalities of each character, the plot, the scenes, the theme. Everything felt amazing to watch. I always felt eager to watch a new episode because it just keeps on getting more interesting with the movement of each scene. If there was only one thing I didn't like was that there was a bit too much smoking scenes, when the character is idle, they'll just smoke a cigarette. But nevertheless, I highly recommend anyone to watch this. There's a lot of mystery, romance, conflicts, betrayal and even empathy towards each character. I always remember the scenes of this drama from time to time because that's just how memorable this is.

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  • Drama: Light the Night Season 3
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Mar 18, 2022
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Netflix
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 442 users)
  • Ranked: #2526
  • Popularity: #8854
  • Watchers: 873

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