• @coralie Not to rain on people's parades but Dynasty warriors/shin sangouku musou series aren't exactly well known for epic stories. There'd good arcs in the games but not a whole lot. And the gameplay isn't highly praised either so that kind of says something. I say that as a DW fan.
  • Didn't really see much of You are Hired (2009), but I am sure that people who enjoyed Dayo and Charmaine's chemistry there may be pleased to see them collaborating again! Dayo is a pretty funny man!
  • Saw the heartwarming commercial on her instagram. Definitely a great opportunity for mother and daughter to spend part of the holidays in Disneyland while earning some money on the side!
  • Cannot imagine the shame and fear going through Pinky's mindset when she experienced the assault even up to today. I applaud her for speaking out on this traumatic experience as this requires a lot of willpower and courage. Wishing her all the best.
  • @llwy12 Thanks for the clarification. you raise great points. I do support people speaking it out on social media and reporting to legal authorities - both are highly encouraged. Agreed that main takeaway from MeToo movement is to spread awareness and speak out as opposed to remaining silent. There certainly are a lot of complex reasons for why victims don't report immediately and places a lot of unneeded obstacles, which is unfortunate and frustrating. "This is why I have a problem with people saying that instead of speaking out about their issue on social media, victims should just report it to police and let them handle it (this was the prevalent attitude in both Vera and Louisa’s cases — instead of applauding the women’s bravery for speaking out, the first question that came out of most people’s mouths in both cases was: if what you say is true, why didn’t you report it to the police? — which basically implies that if you didn’t report it to the police, then it didn’t truly happen and therefore you are lying). If victims want to report it, then sure, report it but just because they don’t/didn’t report it doesn’t mean a) that their story isn’t true and b) that they shouldn’t be allowed to speak about it or share their story in a public forum." I am totally on board with you that the whole "you didn't report to the police, you are lying and seeking attention" mindset is dangerous. It really discourages people from speaking out and seeking help ASAP in general. This toxic mindset needs to be eliminated due to the adverse consequences on victims.
  • @kirigiri Yes, you are correct in that police have an important role in delivering justice and by no means was my comment intended to say that police shouldn’t get involved or victims shouldn’t report it. My response was more toward the assertion from funnlim’s comment that the metoo movement was getting out of hand due to people possibly being falsely accused and therefore the more prudent route would be for victims to report to the police and let the issue be dealt with that way. I am certainly not against reporting to the authorities, but 1) I feel that victims shouldn’t be forced to report it if they don’t want to for whatever reason and 2) it’s important to make the distinction that the point of the metoo movement is to bring awareness (and hopefully force a change in attitude in terms of people taking sexual harassment seriously) and not to put people on trial so the whole reporting to police element shouldn’t even be relevant. If we look at most of those who spoke out via metoo, most did not name names except for those whose harrassers were already publicly outed and even then, very few cases got police involved because that wasn’t the point of the movement. This is why I have a problem with people saying that instead of speaking out about their issue on social media, victims should just report it to police and let them handle it (this was the prevalent attitude in both Vera and Louisa's cases -- instead of applauding the women's bravery for speaking out, the first question that came out of most people's mouths in both cases was: if what you say is true, why didn't you report it to the police? -- which basically implies that if you didn't report it to the police, then it didn't truly happen and therefore you are lying). If victims want to report it, then sure, report it but just because they don’t/didn’t report it doesn’t mean a) that their story isn't true and b) that they shouldn't be allowed to speak about it or share their story in a public forum.
  • @llwy12"To those who say “report it to the police and let them deal with it” — honestly, in the examples above, what good does it do to report it to the police? Who are they going to believe, especially when it’s a no-name struggling actress’s word against that of a big name, powerful executive? And with no physical proof? With several of the cases that occurred in Hollywood, the victim(s) did go to the police but since there was not enough evidence, nothing was done. Louisa went to the police in her case but they couldn’t do anything because it was outside of their jurisdiction. Vera Lui chose not to go to the police at all and as a result, was lambasted by netizens as well as general public in HK (their mentality is that if you didn’t file a police report, then the harassment didn’t happen) – luckily for her, the entire sports community in HK stood behind her, especially when they found out who the coach was and that he had a track record for sexually abusing young girls, so all the athletes joined together to release a statement that got the coach fired from his job (yes, he was still coaching – and likely still abusing – young girls)…now whether charges will be pressed against him is a whole different matter altogether…" I think it's unfortunate when there are limitations involved with police involvement (e.g. reporting incidents many years later which leads to difficulty in providing evidence or in Louisa's case outside jurisdiction, etc). It is upsetting that some people don't want to report due to backlash and not being taken seriously by the public. However, maybe I am taking this quote incorrectly, but I still think police have an important role in delivering justice and victims should still be encouraged to report these matters. Cannot omit them and leave the public to take matters into their own hands all the time. The latter can result in dangerous consequences if handled inappropriately. I think the key point is that any allegations of sexual harassment must be taken seriously regardless of the social profile of the accused and accuser. Louisa is spot on in stating the importance of maintaining evidence.
  • Kudos to Louisa for speaking out on this important matter. The more people speak up, they are spreading awareness in tackling this horrific crime. No one, regardless of gender and age, should stay silent on sexual harassment/assault. They need to act out. False allegations exist unfortunately but they should definitely NOT be used to dismiss any allegations of such serious crimes. In actual cases of false accusations, the accuser should be punished accordingly as they would be insulting actual victims of sexual harassment.
  • @canadian I think it's for My Ages Apart too. Personally I hope Legal Mavericks or Exorcist Meter trumps HOG3 as best drama and other major awards categories. If HOG3 manages to snag a chunk of the awards like prior years then I am avoiding TVB again.
  • @llwy12 Good insight as always. "Based on the above, you guys can formulate your opinion however you wish. Personally though, I think the piece about using recycled storylines and characters because “that’s what the audiences want” is a load of crap. LKH is obviously still of the old mentality where the thinking is that TVB’s target audience is and always will be see lais (housewives) who like to spend their free time reading gossip mags and watching mindless soap operas on TV — they don’t want to watch anything that requires them to think and so script, aesthetics, quality of production, etc, none of that matters as long as it’s something housewives can relate to. It’s this kind of antiquated thinking that leads TVB to continue churning out the same types of series over and over and over again." I avoid creators who think people are that dense, TVB or not. Unfortunately, money talks louder than quality sometimes. Even the Star Wars films outside of the original trilogy receive tons of flak (more so prequels) but at the end of the day they make a ton of money in box office. Yes, SW is an extreme example since it's an international franchise but the principle can apply.
  • @elizabeth This is my biggest beef with the series tied with forced preaching.
  • @bubbles23 lol nothing wrong with basics... who knows it can be an expensive brand of high quality ingredients!
  • @llwy12 I am just glad people stopped drinking the HOG kool aid and are slowly realizing how flawed the premise in general is. And let's not get started on the cheesy family scenes and golden words. I saw a bit of the new one and goodness that musical chairs thing is cringy beyond belief. Third installments can be hit or miss too especially if the plot is lacking.
  • @kirigiri I feel that most of the villains in 1st and 2nd installments were Ok to be forgiven. Susanna in the 1st series just felt very insecure as the second wife and felt unloved and robbed of what she could have had and was misguided by her lover. I think she was forgiven but the family dynamics would never be the same again. Michelle in 2nd series also had a valid reason for being forgiven. She did have an affair behind Louise's back but Ha Yu was also to blame. And she did work very hard over the years to build the business and Ha Yu really just slacked off to eat soft rice so I don't get why he had the face to fight her in court for assets after the divorce. Kate, I don't why she was forgiven since her reasons were so blah.
  • Tbh third instalment are hit or miss. Many movies tend to fall for that. Look at terminator 3: rise of machines despite 2 strong films. Also, I am kind of glad people realize how tiring and, to an extent, absurd the usual plot the truly is. Again I speak as someone who thought the first two were overrated. My 2 cents. And I agree with changing the formula. Have a darker instalment too. I thought the first two felt a bit too much of sunshine and rainbows. I mean the villains were forgiven quite a bit in the end from my memory.
  • I hope those parents understand that it's mainly up to them to educate and raise kids well. Not the primary responsibility of a television set. I've seen more sensitive mature content on western TV shows. Look at CSI and even South Park. These parents would flip out on those trashy reality shows there.
  • The first one was memorable. I remember the last wheelchair case the most. Second one was OK but never watched much of the third instalment. Some commented it progressively dropped in quality slightly despite good casting. Even Wayne and Maggie couldn't save FH3 from weak ratings from what I heard. So I am a bit skeptical of FH4 too even though Kenneth and Joey would make good forensic investigators. Ps: They need to fix the NOT MATCH. XD
  • Happy birthday and congrats to Myolie! :)
  • All I am going to say is that she looks pretty nice overall. The dress's blue shade in the first pic kind of reminds me of Disney Cinderella.
  • @llwy12 Don't expect much from them considering "My Sister of Eternal Flower" was an actual official title. -_-
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