• not surprising. i got on really well with my mil before having my kid but became somewhat strained after i had my kid. we're on good terms now but still have the odd disagreement on how to raise my child.
  • I highly doubt she is growing old gracefully. Saw some recent photos of her and she is looking very plastic now (in a bad way). Glad to hear she is happy now. http://p9.pstatp.com/large/124e000b693f9642723e https://www.8days.sg/image/9305332/16x9/1920/1080/a33f3271ee9eaebd5b5ef3016cd9dcea/hS/gigi-lai---ye-ying.jpg
  • I didn't watch the show, and I've only seen one TVB series this year so can't really comment except I KNOW Natalie wasn't the female lead in My Unfair Lady so she shouldn't have even been nominated in this category. Also, too many actors and actresses are being nominated. How about keeping it to 5 finalists, which is easier for netizens to vote too.
  • I've only watched one TVB series this year, which was Legal Mavericks, and although I enjoyed the actors' performances, none of them really stood out to me so I don't really care about the awards this year. EXCEPT I really, really want Jimmy Au to win Best Supporting Actor. Just because he's good. I didn't watch UA but I know he must've been good.
  • @anoninhk If that were the case, it certainly would set off a firestorm of complaint against Disney about white supremacist practices.
  • @anoninhk doubt it. They will cast an Asian, except in Hollywood's lexicon of Asian, that would be anyone with yellow skin instead of Chinese. When it should be Chinese. Nope, you will see perhaps at worse mixed but looks Asian. Now for the villain, that can be someone caucasion.
  • LYF is gorgeous but so incredibly dull. Don't know if it's just her roles or what. Hope it doesn't bomb. I expect that will cast a white actor to be her love interest as I can't imagine Disney going with an all-Asian cast.
  • @anoninhk I totally hear you about re-watching episodes over and over! Those VHS tape days were the best in my opinion – that’s how I did almost all of my TVB series watching back in the day (believe it or not, I actually have 2 VCRs at home that STILL WORK!). Oh, I also loved Lee Kwok Lun in When the Sun Shines (his character in the series as well as his performance)! His clumsy cop “little man” character in the series was hilarious – definitely the most memorable character from that series by far! And yes, agreed that Betsy Cheung Fung Lei was excellent as Ling Ling (the character we all loved to hate, though technically she wasn’t a bad person just freakin’ annoying, lol). I actually like Betsy in most of the series she’s been in – she was one of the few MHK ladies back then who actually had a good combination of looks and talent and was versatile in her acting…too bad she retired from the industry so early, as I think she would’ve done well in lead roles if given the chance back then. LOL…yea, Roger’s character wasn’t memorable at all (though they did try hard to make him the focus of the series, even making his character’s name the same as his real name – bet it was hard to get used to being called “On Jai” both on and off the set, lol). Even Hacken Lee’s character was more interesting than Roger’s and Hacken was technically a guest star! LOL…yea, can definitely see why some audiences didn’t like Be My Guest as much -- the office gang was truly the driving force of the entire series and all episodes involving them were hilarious, whereas the family story arcs were kind of boring in comparisons. Joe (Simon Lui) and Laura (Emily Kwan) were by far my favorite characters in that series, lol! Loved Simon’s performance especially – his facial expressions were so on par and hilarious, especially in all those scenes with Emily…the sad puppy dog expression he would always put on whenever his character Joe was reminded of his ‘misfortune’ with Laura never failed to crack me up (I’m chuckling as I’m writing this, lol). Ah, the good old days of HK entertainment…I sure miss them! :-)
  • @llwy12 Loved When the Sun Shines! I still remember whole episodes that I watched over and over back then (bless our VCR... may it RIP). Lee Kwok Lun was my favourite character in the series. I adored him as the battered bf of Ling Ling (Cheung Fung Lei was wonderful). Dickson's character was a little more devious but very memorable too. I don't remember Roger's character at all!! I didn't know Be My Guest did so poorly! But I recall as a kid, I only liked the episodes based in Eddie Cheung and Anita Yuen's office. The ones revolving around the 2 families or the pizza parlour were less appealing for me and I would sometimes skip them. My absolute favourite episodes were the ones of Emily Kwan and Simon Lui as a couple. They were hilarious together! My family and I still refer to Emily Kwan as Laura-jeh. I hope I can watch them all over again some day.
  • @anoninhk When the Sun Shines is one of my favorite sitcoms from the 90s era, right alongside Everyone Loves Somebody. I liked Be My Guest too (and no, not because my idol sang the theme song, lol), as I’ve always liked Eddie Cheung as an actor, plus the cast was a good mix of veterans and younger artists that balanced the acting out a bit….if I recall correctly though, HK audiences weren’t too keen on that sitcom, as the ratings sucked and a lot of people criticized it. When the Sun Shines, on the other hand, was indeed a great sitcom – yes, I’m partial to that series due to Roger Kwok (an actor I’ve adored since the 80s), but I also like how that sitcom gave some supporting actors who were already excellent actors in their own right a chance to lead – such as Lee Kwok Lun and Dickson Lee for example (both of whom gave superb performances by the way)…..personally, I feel like the two of them were really the ones to watch in that sitcom – Lee Kwok Lun especially – and Roger’s character was kind of bland in comparisons, but hey I’m not complaining, since they’re all great actors. Ah, I remember Mind Our Own Business! Loved the cast (so many solid actors/actresses in that one) but the humor was a bit lacking I think compared to earlier sitcoms.
  • The only series on the list that I watched from start to finish was Family Squad. I dunno if it was because I was a kid back then or what but I found it hilarious, and the characters so lovable. In fact, most of the sitcoms in the early 90s are some of my favourites: When the Sun Shines, Be My Guest, Mind Our Own Business, etc. I couldn't get into any of the ones in the 2000s at all, although I would sometimes have Virtues of Harmony (costume version) on in the background.
  • @anoninhk Yea, Tony and Sheren were wonderful in that series! Tony playing 2 very different characters in the series was a piece of cake for him of course given his acting skills, but I remember being really impressed with Sheren, since her character in the series was so different from the more “serious” characters she usually played – definitely showed her range as an actress! Hap Hak Hang was Tony’s very last series at TVB, so for that reason alone, it’s already worth watching, though for me, I loved seeing Tony and Sheren finally getting a good ending onscreen (after not ending up together in their 2 previous collaborations). Omg, you definitely need to watch Michael Miu’s version of Chor Lau Heung – that was such a classic series (iconic too)! I re-watched it for the umpteenth time a few years back (finally opened the special edition DVD box set I had bought several years prior) and I still loved it as much as I did back in the old days. All-star cast, well-written script (adapted from 2 of Gu Long’s famous novels), plus stellar acting and excellent direction, the series is yet another reminder of why TVB in the 80s was so great (though in my case, as usual with many of these classics that I re-watch, I get a little sentimental when I see all the artists I grew up with who’ve left us over the years – Barbara Yung, Austin Wai, Kwan Hoi San, etc.). Yes, Chan Wing Chun was indeed dashing in here, lol – I loved his pairing with Sharon Yeung, which actually says a lot given how iconic her pairing with Michael Miu in Legend of the Condor Heroes was. If you’re able to find the Chor Lau Heung series, definitely watch it, as there are too many wonderful performances in it to pass up!
  • @llwy12 I loved Bobby in Hap Hak Hang! I really didn't think he was a much of a looker back then but you're right, he oozed onscreen charisma. I watched that series so many times as a kid. It was my all time favourite and I still remember most of the scenes vividly. Loved, loved, loved Tony and Sheren!! I didn't watch the Michael Miu version of Chor Lau Heung but I googled Chan up in it, and do think he really was very dishy in it, more so than Michael himself I would say! Showbiz really is a game of timing, luck and connections. Chan in CLH 1984 pic: https://static.appledaily.hk/images/apple-photos/apple/20121023/large/23ed7p56n.jpg I'm so glad he is content with his life now.
  • @anoninhk Ah yes, I remember him in Hap Hak Hang too! He and Bobby lit up the screen in that series and I loved all their scenes with Tony – they were 2 of my favorite characters (aside from Tony’s Shek Chung Yuk and Sheren’s Ding Dong of course) and I remember getting a little teary-eyed at the end when the 2 of them sacrificed themselves for Tony. LOL…agreed that Chan Wing Chun was better-looking back then (though Bobby wasn’t too bad actually – he looked pretty decent in ancient costume, lol) – he also was quite charismatic on screen too…his most memorable performance in my book will always be in The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung (the Michael Miu version from 1984) where he played Michael’s friend and “pseudo-sidekick” Wu Tiet Fa – he was absolutely charming and actually held his own quite well considering that series had so many great actors in it (including 2 handsome and talented co-leads in Michael Miu and Simon Yam).
  • @llwy12 That's such a shame. With his height and looks, he could've easily stepped into first lead roles in the 80s/90s. I remember him most from "Hap Hak Hang" as one of the two sworn brothers of Tony's. When Bobby (the other sworn brother) was cast as lead in Files of Justice and Chan had a smaller part in it, I remember my mum commenting on how surprising it was that Bobby made it big as Chan was the better looking of the two.
  • The paps need to leave Etta alone. She is not a public figure and never asked to be in the limelight.
  • @anoninhk Nah…most of the “big name” veterans who have come back to film for TVB don’t sign long-term contracts with them because they know if they do, that means they are tied down to TVB – if the artist is already established in the industry, especially someone like Nina Paw, who is considered an HK film industry A-lister (and is a former HKFA Best Actress winner), there’s no way in hell that they would sign anything that allows TVB to have control of their careers. When she filmed that one series for HKTV a couple years back, she made it clear that she only signed a commitment contract for 1 series, since her focus is in film now – I’m pretty sure she did the same with TVB this time around.
  • @llwy12 Ah, I see. I thought she had signed a TVB contract, so that she would be committed to at least a few more shows. So TUA was just a one-off? I remember Bao Fong well! He played so many righteous father figures in the 80s/90s. I did not know he was her dad until his son won his Oscar, and she was also interviewed. Thanks for the info. I stopped watching ATV series in the late 90s so didn't realise she was acquainted with Ruco.
  • @anoninhk Probably not variety shows per se unless it's like an interview show or something then she probably has no issues with appearing on there. Nina's focus in recent years has mostly been in movies. There was an interview she did with Mingpao Weekly a few weeks back where she said that the main reason she agreed to film a series for TVB (in addition to wanting to collaborate with Ruco again) was because ATV had already closed up shop and also she hadn't filmed a television series in a long time so she figured it was good timing. She also said that one of her biggest regrets was not being able to film a TV series with her dad, late veteran actor Bao Fong, who had worked for TVB for many years -- back in the 80s/90s, TVB had actually invited her to film for them so that they could get the chance to collaborate, but she turned it down each time because of her loyalty to ATV (Bao Fong retired from acting in 1999 due to illness and died in 2006)...this also partly influenced her decision to film for TVB this time around (to honor her dad in a way). Also, Nina is already in her 60s, plus her daughter, who lives in England, recently had a second baby, so she will be busy in the coming months going back and forth from HK to England to visit them. So based on all this, the likelihood of Nina filming for TVB again is slim (definitely not in the near future at least).
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