• @kidd Yeh. It’s quite sad that Deric is relegated to small mainland appearances now and won’t be known as a future TVB great. Still has plenty of money but no recognition
  • @jimmyszeto He didn't sing many of his other classic Cantonese songs either. I think this concert is catered more towards his Mainland fans. So, he sang mostly mandarin songs.
  • @kidd Not sure who the kid is since I don’t understand mandarin.Just like in anything, lack of practice or lack of recognition and the skills become rusty. I have that some of Deric’s singing was quite awkward in recent appearances. Think he had practiced a lot so improved for the concert. Was surprised he didn’t sing his theme song to ‘On the Edge’ because it’s one was his more recognisable sad songs.
  • @jimmyszeto Thanks for letting me know about the concert. Watching it now. :) Who is the little girl who open for the concert? I have to say, his voice is not as strong as he used to be and also I found the singing also lacking. He used to be very good. What has happened to him? Has he not sung for a long time and thus now a bit raw? Anyway, still happy for him that he finally get to have his own concert. The songs still bring back fond memories to me.
  • @kidd Yeh. Deric should have gave them that chance of escaping.His impulsive actions is suicidal for himself and his friend.
  • @llwy12 Yes, "On the Edge" is definitely Francis series. I watch the series for Deric, but, ended up root for Francis. Deric's character was harder to root for since he got everything easily (compared to Francis who was always the one making sascrifices). I was especially annoyed with Deric's impulsive action in Malaysian airport, which partly lead to what happen at the end.
  • @kidd 隨緣 was actually the theme song to “On the Edge”, the series Deric co-starred in with Francis Ng and Sheren Tang (though Francis was really the one to watch in the series, as he gave a phenomenal performance!). It’s a great song, one that every time I hear it, I feel like re-watching the series all over again even though it’s such a sad series and the ending always makes me cry....
  • @kidd That’s true about Lawrence, though I will be honest and say that up until Healing Hands, most of Lawrence’s best and most memorable roles were as villains. For me, his villain roles in both The Feud Between Two Brothers and The Grand Canal are ones that I still remember to this day. Bobby Au Yeung kind of falls into the same category for me – I grew up watching him play villain / pseudo-villain roles as well as dramatic, serious roles so later when he got typecasted into comedic roles, I felt it was somewhat of a shame because I know how versatile he CAN be….this is also why nowadays I rejoice when I see Bobby playing “serious” non-comedic roles (which has honestly been very very rare in recent years). Anyway, one thing’s for sure – we definitely had A LOT of versatile actors/actresses back in the day (80s/early 90s) so it’s no wonder that TVB was able to achieve such great success with their huge talent pool back then, though for me, it also means that seeing how much TVB has deteriorated in the past 20 years is even more depressing and sad...
  • @jimmyszeto Sorry, I mean to say 'Blood of Good and Evil'.
  • @kidd Deric wasn’t in Cold Blood Warm Heart. The Male leads included Chilam, Adam Cheng, Louis Koo, Gallen and Eddie Cheung but no Deric. Sean Lau did act with Leon in ‘The Challenge of Life’ but I wouldn’t say it he was under Leon. They had similar screentime and sean’s character was very important. His acting was far better than Leon in the series. Also it is difficult to compare Sean with Deric since Deric was more popular at the time. Also Leon wasn’t made Heavenly King till 1992 and both ‘the Breaking Point’ and ‘the challenge of life’ were a couple of years before this so putting Leon over Deric is nothing to do with Heavenly King. Both series though have what I consider some of the best performances of all time. Both of them played Leon’s dad. Ming Sir as the loving dad in ‘The Breaking Point’ where his chemistry with Leon, Benz Hui, Kwan Hoi San and his employees were brilliant. In ‘The Challenge of Life’ Fong Kong (ATV Actor) was exceptional as the violent gangster. Too violent for TVB it seems since it was his only TVB series.
  • He doesn't sound like a very nice guy relationship wise. Pushing all the debts onto Winnie when they both made the investment together really is a jerk move. But, I will still watch his series if he has any good one coming out because I like him as an actor.
  • @kolo "從未試過擁有 and 沒有你之後 are my favourite songs" It's Deric who wrote the lyrics of 沒有你之後. :D I was more into the non love-themed songs. So, my favourite songs of his are 我得到什麼 and 隨緣. I also like 正義柔情永在 because it was a duet with my then other fave singer Nadia Chan.
  • @passingby For me, it's the quality of his voice. I was attracted to his singing first before liking him as an actor. I remember first time listening to his song. His voice sent a warmth to my heart. Not many singers' voice can do that. Of course, after I listen to more songs of his, I found that not all of his songs will have this effect. So, it also depends on whether the songs can present/ulitise this aspect of his voice well or not.
  • @llwy12 I can understand Deric not wanting to play villains anymore at the time. He played villain roles one after another at the time. I could be he was afraid of being typecast. I also wish he could play more good guys roles at the time. Lawrence Ng is another actor who hates playing villains. But, he didn't go so far as Deric Wan as to outright reject all villain roles.
  • @jayne “Cold Blood Warm Heart” is also one of my fave TVB series of all time. Deric's character was really complex. But, I have to say, at that time I like his character in "Triangular Entanglement" more. I was into super good guy character at the time. Lol. On Leon being lead of "The Breaking Point". It can't be help. Leon was a Heavenly King. Of course he will get lead and top billing. Even Sean Lau played second fiddle to him in series. I also wish Deric was the who played Leon's character.
  • @jayne Everyone was overshadowed by the 4 Heavenly Kings. The 90's were the world of the 4 Kings. But, I thought he could have reach the level of other popular non-Kings like Hacken Lee or Andy Hui.
  • @kidd "I think he nearly got the chance. He was very popular a while in the early 90s. He played many leads in TV series and even acted in the few movies and his albums were doing quite well." Deric was already married during the airing of "Blood of Good and Evil". Although Deric got famous for his acting, idols such as Leon Lai soon became even more famous. Leon was cast ahead of Deric in "The Breaking Point" even though his acting was a lot weaker. I think if Deric had not gotten married so early in his career, his fame and singing career may have even reached a higher peak. When Deric's scandal with Bessie Chan broke, his career was already slowing down. Gallen Lo was becoming more prominent in TVB dramas and in the music industry, Deric was overshadowed by the 4 Heavenly Kings.
  • @kolo I think he nearly got the chance. He was very popular a while in the early 90s. He played many leads in TV series and even acted in the few movies and his albums were doing quite well. But, bad press ruined him. Yes, a very talented guy. Can act, sing, write and compose songs. My memory slipped and I thought he only wrote the lyrics of the song 擁抱吧, but, he was also the composer. I remember this song made it to JSG and he performed it there.
  • @kidd yep, concur. but i think timothy knows he's more welcomed as a villain than a good guy character. he's won 'male god' on some yahoo forum a long time ago (based off an interview i watched about him) for playing evil characters so well. so he knows his value is rooted in playing bad guy roles. however, it doesn't help that tvb reduces him to these characters only. it's pigeonholing him into one category of acting and that doesn't bode well for growth (although he's great either way.) for someone who's never been in acting school, he's a natural at it.
  • @kidd agree his songs are mostly very sad, deric wan and dave wong are the kings of sad songs. unfortunately in contrary of dave, deric never got the recognition he deserves in the music industry. maybe in the '80 and '90 there are too many good songs and singers. such talent that can act,sing and compose songs is rarely seen.
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