• @diana80 If I'm not wrong, Andy has received financial help from Eric before so if the latter was Yammie's rapist, Andy would not have advised her to expose Eric. I do wonder though if Eric had been using Andy to "compensate" Yammie financially as he didn't want anyone to tie him with her predicament. Purely speculative but I had always been wondering why Karina Lau once said that if there's anyone who can get across to Yammie, it would be Eric Tsang. Perhaps, a number of people were already aware of who raped Yammie but can't divulge anything due to his influence in the industry.
  • @hetieshou, @rika I wonder how far is Andy's kindness bcos if he really does, he could have done more to help Yammie instead of just helping her financially, e.g. to advise her to get medical treatment from the beginning and give her the courage she needs to expose the real culprits. To me, Yammie's greatest advantage is she has nothing...nothing to lose even if her great attempts to expose Eric's true colors fail. The most is Eric (if he's really guilty) will find people to hurt her but should anything bad happen to Yammie in a near future, then Eric will be the main suspect and his reputation will tarnish. So it's worth the sacrifice to bring down this man rather than living in silence and hopeless situation for the rest of her lifetime.
  • @diana80 After all that Yammie has gone through, do you think people would believe her? They would just call her crazy and falsely accusing him. He has all of the support, money, fame, etc.. while she has nothing. I heard it was Andy Lau that has been helping her and has been taking care of her even though others have all turned their backs on her. Andy truly has a heart of gold. I was reading and watching news of this and truly wonder if Yammie has spoken up? But in her current state who would believe her? Even if they did, Eric may hurt her to silence her. You do not know how capable Eric can be with his connections and all.
  • @diana80 I don't think she intentionally wants to be a coward. She was so traumatised by the incident that it has greatly affected her mental health all these years. It's not like she can snap out of her prolonged PTSD state considering she didn't receive much therapy and medication from when the incident occurred.
  • Why they just asked those who have close relationship with Eric? Of course they will support him as friends, especially those who have benefited from his help. The one that should bravely step out to tell the truth now is Yammie Lam. Stop being a coward and ruin your life because of this man. This is the time to tell the whole world what this man has done to you in the past, overcome your fear for him if you are going to tell the truth and start a new life. I believe Yammie is in her current poor state because she is still traumatised by the incident and gives up on herself.
  • I like Jessica but her performance in My Unfair Lady is not TV Queen worthy to me. I was surprised when she won the award in Malaysia last November, because I felt that she was just playing a role that she has been doing previously. I also agree that her role in LW2 was not as outstanding as I expected it to be. So with her characters in both dramas being typecasted and boring, I really hope that she would not be given the award just because TVB wants her to continue filming for them. Personally, i would choose Kristal to win the Hong Kong's TV Queen award this time for her superb performance in Destination Nowhere. Although the series was aired earlier last year, i really hope that her strong performance in the series would not be forgotten by the audience.
  • @llwy12 Thanks a lot for the info. If that's the case, then this series is not that appealing anymore (at least to me) since the focus is on the romantic storyline, which sounds boring to me. @cutie777 I also have not heard of Shaun Tam until when i read news about him co-starring with Ruco in Succession War. Justice Pao is his second TVB series...i think TVB may want to promote him as one of their leading actors.
  • @diana80 okay thanks. I know right? It would make more sense if they put Bobby in and I didn’t think of that until you said something about it. I also never heard Of Shaun Tam either is he one of the mainland actors? And he definitely doesn’t fit for the Justice Pao drama first of all he’s too young and skinny suppose find a guy like Bobby, Wayne or even Evergreen Mak. If that’s the case for finding Shaun to pair up with Nancy like you never seen they put young one pair up with an older guy? I don’t know what tvb are thinking sometimes.
  • @diana80 Because the focus in this version of Justice Pao is on the romantic relationships rather than the cases. Shaun Tam plays Pao in his youth and will have a romantic storyline with Nancy, who in turn will be romantically linked to Raymond Cho's Gongsun Ce (a role originally slated for Power Chan). Oh and no doubt there is a "gimmick" factor at play here with Shaun Tam being the son of Ti Lung, who famously played Justice Pao in the previous TVB version from the 90s (already this little fact is being used in the promotion of the series by TVB). Though to your point, supposedly this version of Justice Pao will be a comedy rather than the traditional serious drama of past versions, so yea, why not cast someone like Bobby who is guaranteed to make audiences laugh? Better that than some silly parody of Justice Pao by the younger generation....
  • @cutie777 Yes, Tavia left TVB already and she only come back to film Another Era...so yea can't wait to watch her on screen again after quite some time. Btw, why is it not Bobby Au Yeung as Justice Pao? It will be more interesting if Bobby is casted for the role because i believe he will be more convincing and entertaining as Justice Pao.
  • @passingby Good analogy...& i agreed that if TVB had scheduled a 2hr finale on Friday night, the ratings would be higher. As i noticed in other forums, some didn't even know earlier that the final episode will be aired on Sunday evening, and thought it will air on Monday. Therefore, like @funnlim, me too would like to say that lower ratings doesn't mean the series is not good. Speaking of silly moments/dumb scenes, both TEM and LM have their own share of those scenes. But due to TEM being a horror cum comedy series, so i'm fine with those silly scenes in it which i treat as comedy elements of the series.
  • @diana80 yes agree that could be the case.
  • @diana80 It gave him a massive popularity surge in Malaysia. He is still the most popular TVB actor in Malaysia by far. Listen to to reactions when his name is mentioned.
  • @passingby I know about the 70:30 ratio. What i meant in my earlier post is that Malaysian voters do not just vote for the most popular actors/actress, but they at least take into consideration the performance of the actors/actress to make sure they worth the awards. Therefore as you can see, both the Best Actor & Actress, and Best Supporting Actor & Actress for Starhub 2017 could not repeat their victory in Malaysia because their performance in their nominated series were indeed not the best, particularly for Ali Lee and Jacqueline Wong. Anyway, i do agree with you that the final result is still "moderated" by TVB. @jimmyszeto If it is really as what you claimed, Outbound Love should have won Best Drama in Malaysia that year (2014). Best Actor should have been Ruco (but he lost it to Roger that year in Malaysia). The series did not win any major awards in Malaysia that year despite being filmed in Malaysia.
  • @diana80 nope, your info is wrong. Starhub is 70% public votes and 30% professional panel (whatever that means). I think Astro uses the same 70-30 ratio. Of cos the public votes for both Astro and Starhub can be easily manipulated by fans who create bogus a/cs. Whatever it is, the final results are actually "moderated" by TVB haha (as we all already know).
  • In my opinion, between Singapore and Malaysia TVB awards, the Malaysia awards have more credibility because i noticed that fans in Malaysia do not merely vote based on popularity. Additionally, they also look into the performance of the actors to make sure they are voting for popular actors with best performance. Perhaps popularity does carry a larger percentage (eg. 60%), while performance carries smaller percentage (eg. 40%), but at least the actors were voted based on both criterias, rather than Singapore awards which clearly is a popularity award. Therefore, Ruco could easily won thrice in a row in Singapore due to his high popularity there. Besides, the results of TVB Starhub Singapore Awards normally have huge difference from the awads in Hong Kong due to the fact that the Singapore Awards are totally based on popularity. But to be the real TV King and Queen, actors need to be both popular while delivering great performance. Anyway, congratulations to both Jesicca and Michael Miu. So happy for them and they truly deserve the awards for their long commitment and well-experienced in the industry.
  • @elizabeth Totally agree with you. TEM is definitely a much better and meaningful series than Blue Veins. TVB has made the right decision to include this series as its anniversary series this year. Hopefully this series could grab some awards during TVB Anniversary Awards 2017.
  • @diana80 I think Kenneth did a fab job as the down to earth guy. I do think that he was quite convincing with his emotional scenes yet natural when it came to the comedic parts. As for Mandy, I think that her doctor role was too bland and flat to be interesting and the demon role too superficial. Both roles are different from each other, but the writing does not give much depth to these 2D characters. I found that Mandy tended to preach a lot in her doctor role and overact +++ (like what Tavia did in BTROC) for the demon role. Moon is getting better and better with each series. She does have a whiny voice but she carries herself well. I just like seeing Hubert. He is not a great actor nor is he very handsome but he is natural for a newbie and I love how he is very clear when he verbalises his lines. You can hear every word he is saying, especially when it comes to the ancient terms. I am also watching the other series when is guest starring as a crossdresser and he seems to be fun too. I don't mind seeing more of him on TV and his songs are fantastic to listen to. So far, the relationship between Hubert, Kenneth and Tse Suet Sam is what makes me want to keep watching. Not so interested in the love story. I did cry in the arc with Kenneth and his biological parents. I did not see that coming. TEM is better than "Blue Veins" IMO, I do hope TVB does explore the supernatural themes in the future.
  • This show tells TVB that you don't need a big casts, big budget, traveling all the way to Taiwan, Macau, Mainland, Holland, etc. to film a good show. As long as more creativity are put into the writing of the story, and the production of the show is well-executed by all parties, then even a small budget series like TEM could also come out as a big hit. Kenneth definitely carried his role very well, but not Mandy. As was mentioned in my other post about Mandy's performance in this series, i truly believe she can do even better, but her performance in this series is just so so...not her best. Even Moon Lau outshines her in the show. I also like Hubert Wu and think he's the new gem in TVB. Hope to see more of him in future series and listen to more series theme songs sing by him.
  • @funnlim I think the ending is not bad. It gives chance for a sequel. The only part which i'm not satisfied is it seemed easy to destroy the demon. I was expecting a longer and intense fight between Siu Ma and the demon. Anyway, with the good reception for this series, TVB most likely will produce the sequel. But i hope the production team will not change (same producer, director, scripwriters, etc) to ensure the quality of its sequel. I'm happy that Kenneth didn't end up with Mandy. In fact, if Moon's character was still alive, i would rather he choose Moon who was always there to support him. I feel strange because i have always like Mandy's acting, but i think both her acting and characters in this series is just so so. Her acting as a gentle doctor is boring, while as a demon, she wasn't so scary and she acted awkwardly too.
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