• What the heck? Do actresses really get physically "beaten" while filming? If you need to make the scene realistic by actually committing the violence, then this is not acting at all. This is abuse. Hong Kong movies suck, big time.
  • @melia880 @dramadrama I know right. It's good that you two are pointing this out. One of the reasons why I do not watch American shows is for this reason, but I feel like Asians are beginning to follow the same route. I'm beginning to not only see this on TVB shows, but also on Korean dramas. What ever happened to the ancient dramas where even touching the hand of the opposite-sex was inappropriate. I've been avoiding these kind of dramas with extra-marital affairs; soon, the only thing I'll be able to watch are children cartoons.
  • I love Raymond Wong, more than Ruco! Glad he's back.
  • @peachyogurt LOL...I definitely hear ya about Chinese employers! I actually had an employee (she's Chinese) who worked for a Chinese company for many years and was consistently jipped out of overtime pay, to the point that she thought it was normal to not get paid for OT...so when she started working for our company, she would always try to not claim OT because 1) she thought it was the "right" thing to do and 2) she thought she would get yelled at for claiming OT (which is what happened at her previous company). I told her it was illegal to not pay OT when it is rightfully due and explained our state's labor laws to her but also told her that if she ever tried to do that again (not claim OT) and thereby put our company at risk, I would fire her on the spot. Needless to say, she never did it again. Anyway, to tie this back to the topic at hand -- this is one reason why I get so pissed when TVB takes advantage of their artists the way they do. And to someone else's point, I don't think there are labor laws in HK or if there are, they are obviously not enforced -- case in point...look at what happened to ATV's employees. It's still unfathomable to me how a company can get away with not paying majority of their employees for 4 months straight (and it was later revealed that for some employees, it was more like 6 months to a year in backwages that they were owed!) and not have any repercussion dealt to them other than having their broadcasting license taken away (which technically was for other reasons unrelated to not paying employees). Back to this article....of course, we will never know whether the "numbers" reported in this article are true or not, but that still doesn't dismiss the fact that TVB is screwed up when it comes to the way they manage their artists' salaries (and the way they manage their business overall).
  • @llwy12 Thanks for the info - never knew that. On a side note, as a Chinese person myself, this is why I will never work for a Chinese employer again - they are way too cheap. Back to the topic...experienced actors should get a pay raise. TVB was taking advantage of actors because TVB was pretty much the main broadcasting station in HK. Now that there are more competitors, this means TVB will have to negotiate better compensation and deals than other companies who have much more opportunities to offer. TVB tried to remain as a monopoly but times are changing.
  • I'm not a big fan of Hong Kong movies, but this looks somewhat interesting to at least take a peek at because of Ada Choi. I hope there will be an interesting romantic plot between her and one of the guys.
  • Dresses look great with blue, pink, and green colors. Very ladylike and gives the impression of a different Miss Hong Kong this year who will represent women, versus someone who is a sexual object or image of beautification.
  • Yeah, she doesn't match with Terry, glad they are broken up. Nancy and Ruco please <3
  • This actually looks funny. Nancy and Ruco match, maybe they should date in real life.
  • Reminds me of Kelly Clarkson's song, "Piece by Piece." Except I don't think she reached out to reconcile with her father because he only wanted to be part of her life again when she became famous.
  • I'm not quite sure what Daniel Wu is saying, but I think he's just putting more emphasis on acting and reflecting the image of the character that is portrayed in the movie. For example, if the character he is supposed to represent is a poor person, he's not going to dress like someone who is rich. He's not going to let his own personal vanity to "look good" influence the character that is in the script. Anyways, the flower boy image is usually for the youth, from 15 years old to maybe 30 yrs old. After that, they mature and a more masculine image appears because they no longer fit that role type.
  • @pillowpooh I like Eliza too, but if she can improve her Cantonese proficiency just a little bit more, I think she will do even better portraying some of the characters in the drama.
  • @june1 Whatever it is, it could be that she is having trouble following her faith. In the beginning, she appears to stand firm for her beliefs. Later she changed and is also dating Kevin who is not a Christian himself. All this means is that she is not practicing her beliefs as strongly as other devout Christians, which is why she appears controversial and confusing because her actions does not represent her values sometimes.
  • @peachyogurt well, according to you, Grace's response makes sense then. But it's just a movie though. I mean, a movie is just a movie, right?? it's not real. Your ouija board example is for real. I mean, those kids really try to contact those demons/dead people. However, playing in the movie is kind of acting. You are pretending, not like doing it for real. I don't know, this stuff is confusing and I'm not a Christian myself. But for whatever reason, if that's Grace's belief, why would she play in Blue Veins then??? The excuse she gave as Blue Veins is a drama and it has limited horror scenes or something like that is still very lame to me. For more or less, the drama still has stuff that she shouldn't take part in, what's the difference then???
  • @june1 Christians believe in three spiritual beings: God, man, and Satan. Christians view ghosts as demons, who are Satan's followers. Those who are not Christians believe that ghosts are real and try to communicate to the ghosts, when in actuality they are demons. When you open yourself to these things you can get demon possessed or open yourself to the supernatural occult, which is Satan's world. That is why Christians do not mess with these stuff. Here is an example, where children try to call on the dead or play with the ouija board. They are not interacting with ghosts or dead humans, but demons. Humans do not live after they die, as in the form of "ghosts." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3596516/Eighty-children-treated-hospital-outbreak-demonic-possession-Peruvian-school-pupils-say-visions-man-black-trying-kill-them.html
  • Cast is interesting, but maybe a family comedy would be better. If jokes have to be filthy in order to create laughter, something is wrong with this generation. I remember watching an older TVB drama; it was a simple and clean script, yet humorous enough to make me laugh. Why can't today's dramas achieve the same results?
  • @stars Thanks stars! I think Angela Tong and Chin Ka Lok are a better match.
  • @peachyogurt Please check this website. http://asianuniverse.net/forums/Lee_San_San_s_New_Millionaire_Boyfriend_Revealed_Kenneth_Ma_t13773.html
  • Can someone tell me why did Lee San San and Chin Ka Lok break up?
  • @peachyogurt agree with you. I like all the characters in this drama...but not so fond of Grace's character and sifu(dead)..their scenes bored me. I cant stand how Grace pout/close her mouth. Hopefully more scenes of Kevin and Kay on the next episode.
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