• @iciel Besides working hard, I think an artiste needs to have some talents in acting before he/she can move up to another level. Vincent had acted many different types of roles (characters) and he seemed to be capable of handling them well. It shows that he does have some acting talents. I hope TVB will keep promoting him, let him move on and not typecast him in the same types of characters after he becomes popular. Vincent Wong seems to be able to act good and villainous roles.
  • @orchid123 Its English name is Starry Starry Talk (Telling Maria Srs 4). Chinese name is 最佳拍檔...it airs in HK every Sunday but not sure what time. If you're in the U.S., you can watch every episode on TVB USA's official program portal encoreTVB (the only "legal" way in the U.S. to watch TVB content online at the moment). If you're in HK, I'm pretty sure it's on myTV and/or myTV Super as well... They've aired up to episode 3 now....the one with Wayne and Sheren was the first episode, which aired 3 Sundays ago.
  • @orchid123 Interesting info and thanks for the links. For native speakers, i don't think it occurs frequently, maybe now and then especially when one is speaking fast.
  • @passingby Lazy Intonations: If you are born and raised in overseas, I guess it is very hard for you to tell what is lazy intonation. You might have learned how to speak and understand Cantonese either from your parents, friends, or TVB drama series. Therefore, it is very important for TVB artistes to speak proper Cantonese. However, if a person is born and raised in Hong Kong, he/she should speak proper Cantonese without any lazy intonations. Lazy intonation occurs when a person pronounces a Chinese character incorrectly or by off a bit. The following are two links where you can learn more about lazy intonations in Cantonese. The first one is taken from YouTube. Watch it if you can understand Cantonese. The second link is an article written on Wikipedia about Proper Cantonese Pronunciation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gpU9xOVxic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proper_Cantonese_pronunciation Personally I think school teachers, educators, and artistes (either from TV or radio stations) in Hong Kong should speak Cantonese with proper pronunciation. Teachers and educators are the people to teach the second generation proper Cantonese, and TVB drama series will "educate and influence" lots of people speaking Cantonese anywhere in the world.
  • @jjwong You are very good in analyzing Ruco Chan's acting ability. I agree and share the same with you. Vincent Wong is also a newly promoted 1st lead actor. However, I think more highly of his acting talents. His acting is more well rounded and more natural. Though Ruco Chan can act, he needs the right character to shine, but Vincent Wong will shine is more roles. If Ruco Chan wants to be a good actor, he needs to work on his acting, including to get rid of his lazy intonations. A good artiste in Hong Kong should not deliver his/her dialogues with lazy intonations. It is not accent, it is lazy intonation.
  • @orchid123 agree. How ridiculous when Kam Tin was kicked out of the game bcoz of a young unexperienced guy who can shoot well in one day and defeated the 4 bosses by files in usb lmao
  • The storyline of "The Unholy Alliance" was garbage, especially in the last 3 episodes. It is watchable if you are interested in watching the good acting of those veteran artistes. 90% of the cast did very well in this crime drama.
  • @orchid123 its not that difficult to be emotionless plus he already have a cold face if he doesnt smile. tvb just wants him to be 1gor in the future thats why he gets a lot of tailor made roles for him. i think he is not that special beside his length. if you put him between the actors of 80ties and 90ties he will not shine. yes he works hard but that counts for everyone if you works for tvb.
  • @jimmyszeto I don't think Ruco Chan was lazy in the last two years. Perhaps his acting range is rather limited. Due to his "wicked" eyes, it is harder for him to convince the audience when he acts a simple, nice, and innocent person. In his new drama "Succession War" (天命), his role was Heshen (纽祜禄·和珅) who was a powerful and most corrupt official in Qing Dynasty. I hope he would act better in this role. Also I noticed that he had lazy intonations from time to time when he delivered his dialogues. In the past, since he did not have heavy roles with lots of dialogues, he managed to speak better. I think he should get rid of his lazy intonations if he wants to be a good actor. Compared to Joel Chan and Vincent Wong in delivering dialogues with no lazy intonations, Ruco Chan surely is the weaker one.
  • Could someone tell me the proper name of the Show? When was it aired in Hong Kong please? Thanks in advance.
  • I also think Vincent Wong is the best actor in TVB drama series up to mid September. Not sure if there will be other better actors in other series during the rest of the year before TVB's Trophy Awarding Ceremony. Vincent acted very well as a blind lawyer in "Legal Mavericks". He was very consistent in his acting as a blind, cold, and emotionless lawyer. On the whole, Vincent Wong is a very versatile actor. His acting range is pretty broad, from villainous to good, from ugly looking to handsome looking, from a sissy man to a real gentleman. He is not super handsome, but is tall and decent looking. It would be perfect if he had his teeth straightened a bit. Vincent has also worked very hard in the last few years, from a green actor to a mature actor now. He surely can stay at 1st lead roles from now on. Good luck, Vincent Wong. I hope you will win some decent awards this year.
  • @orchid123 Paw-jeh won't be filming any more series?!?! What a shame! I haven't started TUA yet but was going to because of her! Has she announced this already?
  • @orchid123, took the words out of my mouth.. Ruco and Nancy was weakest amongst others. They didn't carry first lead well in TUV. Nancy carried first lead better than Ruco did. Others in TUA did a much better job.
  • The ending was happy, but rushed, unrealistic and messy.
  • I totally agree with the above posts. Though I think highly of Nancy Wu's acting, I don't think she should have won TV Queen awards in her last dramas in 2015 and 2016. She could have better performances if she had good roles. I also agree that Nancy did better in supporting roles. Perhaps she can shine more in supporting roles, or she does not have the charisma to act lead roles, or lead roles are usually more restricted and harder to excel. Definitely her acting is not at the same level as Sheren Tang's. Not many TVB actresses can perform at Sheren's level. Nina Paw did very well in TUA, but since she will not film any more TVB drama series, I doubt TVB will give her TV Queen award this year. None of the actresses in TVB drama series this year can act same as Nina Paw in TUA. Nina Paw's acting skills are just way above the current TVB actresses'. Strictly speaking, neither Nancy Wu or Ruco Chan acted well in TUA. They were ones of the weakest artistes in TUA among all the other veterans. The script was terribly written, especially in the last few episodes. I also agree that the last 3 episodes to make Ruco Chan a hero at the end were garbage and nonsense. With her figure and agility, I think it is a good idea to promote Nancy to be an action artiste. Though Nancy is also good in acting emotional scenes, her face may not be good in certain roles. For Nancy, I think if she has a good role for her to excel, she can act a lot better. Unfortunately, I guess it is harder for lead artistes to fit into the roles that they are good at. I personally like Joel Chan a lot better in TUA ...... both in emotional and action scenes, as well as in speaking dialogues. I think he outshone Ruco Chan a lot in that series.
  • @tiffany Though Jimmy Au acted pretty well as Mr. Yik in "The Unholy Alliance", he will have many opponents for the Best Supporting Actor in 2017 TVB Anniversary Awards competitions, such as Joel Chan in the same series, Owen Cheung and Law Lok Lam in "Legal Mavericks", and perhaps a few others. Most of the veterans act well in supporting roles while there are not many artistes acting well in lead roles. It could be easier to compete for Best Actor or Best Actress awards than for Best Supporting Actor and Actress awards.
  • @orchid123 Joel stands out as Kent. In the other drama when Ruco and also Joel acted in...Ruco stood out as 一哥...but this time it is the complete reverse. Joel as Kent is suave, street smart and intelligent. Elena Kong is the big boss. I hope Jimmy Au is in the nomination list as best supporting actor.
  • @janet72 Agree. Joel Chan was the best actor in "The Unholy Alliance". I really enjoyed his acting.
  • @orchid123 TUA's script is poorly written and Ruco's character is too unrealistic and shallow for him to showcase his acting. Joel Chan looks more like a villain in the eyes of majority viewers. Jazz the producer has to emphasize he's a good guy in the drama to convince the audience that he's definitely not the final boss. TBB's obviously promoting him with this good guy role in best outfit while Ruco is typecast for action and unnecessary sexual-related scenes with Nancy. Is TBB prudent to hold the top artistes in order to bring up the second line/newbies? If they go on trying to equalize the artistes than there'll be no more superstars to support their shows in future.
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