• @sport3888 Oh my, Greg and Cath play a couple? Here, take my money!!! :D That would be sooooo awesome. @llwy12 Same sentiment about TM movie. I hope they didn't split Ah Meh and Fat Ye. PMH is too smart for that! * crosses fingers anyways*
  • @sport3888 Maybe ViuTV want to capture more fanbases. With Bowie and Catherine, the series with catch 2 different fanbases instead of one. (since u said Greg and Catherine have similar fanbase) I miss the HKTV actors very much. Hope to see more of them in other places.
  • @sport3888 the sad thing is that even if cy leung gets replaced, it would most likely be someone else planted by the chinese government and hktv would still be targeted.
  • @sport3888 I would’ve loved to see Greg and Catherine as a couple in a series or movie, especially after that cute commercial they did, LOL. [Off-topic sidenote: hoping and praying that PMH didn’t write that route for them in The Menu movie though, as that would be so inappropriate....] In terms of the Margaret and David series -- Bowie is a good actor and I’m comfortable with the pairing of him and Catherine, so I’m fine with it. I didn’t get a chance to read up on the novel or the story itself yet, but I saw that ViuTV’s Youtube channel has the internet version of the series up already, so might check that out in the interim…
  • @sport3888 Nah, I doubt that Ricky Wong is going to bother with creating an online platform if the license thing falls through again -- unless he wins the court case over the mobile broadcasting dispute, though still unlikely depending on how the courts rule...if the courts do the same thing that they did with the license decision judicial review where they rule in his favor but still throw it back to the government to review again, it's pretty much pointless since the government is just going to deny him again. Besides, HKTV is technically already "including" overseas viewers right now by uploading all their series (and variety shows) to Youtube (they've been naming those versions "official overseas version") -- plus Ricky Wong's goal has always been HK audiences first and foremost, so I doubt he is going to change that goal now. I think he would rather abandon the idea completely and use his production studio for something else...also, I heard his HKTV mall is doing pretty well so he may continue to go the route of expanding that as he has been doing....
  • @llwy12 Wow that's very detailed in regards to HKTV's plans thanks. The thing is assuming the worst that CY does get re-elected by "China" (dear god hope not), will Ricky Wong just focus on creating an online platform like ViuTV and actually include overseas viewers into their plans? There were actually a lot overseas supporters of HKTV who were watching illegally online.
  • @llwy12 Totally agree! It's sad how HKTV didn't get their license due to bias reasons by the government. I still hope they will continue production once their building completes and a new chief executive is elected. From their variety show and this 1st tv drama, ViuTV or NowTV is finally looking promising. Previously NowTV said they will only focus on mainland market guess they changed their minds. Unless ViuTV is their way of focusing on the HK market as well. I don't watch TVB series anymore and neither do most HKers nowdays, so anything new that is taking a page offer of HKTV and western filming method is good!
  • @melodylai Worst part is Virginia Lok and TVB's executive called those who left TVB for HKTV not their best actors and are blood clogs! From reading Catherine's previous weibo post from 2 years ago, that was the only time she got mad. With such disrepectful and arrogant people running TVB, this company deserves all the downhill crash and burn it's been getting! Sad part is TVB is already on turmoil and these arrogant execs are still in denial, airing old series to garner ads and ratings. Pretty soon old series will be all they have to air just like ATV did before they finally closed down!
  • @anon The only "borrowing" that TVB does is copying other countries tv shows and dramas without paying copyrights! TVB is dead already they refuse to improve their filming process and methods just like how ATV used to be. Quite franking I think ViuTV(it's actually NowTV's online platform) copied HKTV's ideas of changing the filming process and using hollywood filming equipment. Either way it's still better than TVB refusing to improve at all and always being cheap or worst tailoring to mainland market.
  • @jjwong LOL I had the same feelings. Catherine was filming Jonathan Chik's mainland series about Uncle 6's life story and mostly HK movies. I was getting worried when she'd have more HK series after The Menu. Really glad that series propelled her to female status, a gem that was wasted in TVB for sure! I love her personality and acting. I agree When I heard the male lead was Bowie was I like really? They couldn't find a younger male lead like Gregory Wong in his 30s to pair with Catherine instead? I seriously think this series would've garnered more noise if the leads were Gregory and Catherine these 2 definitely have similar fan base. Not to mention they were the most loved by HK media and fans last year.
  • @sport3888 Well, looks like Virginia Lok and TVB are in trouble now. In the MP interview, Virginia Lok denied that anyone in her department said "call you when there's work" and even tried to blame Bobby's manager Lydia, saying she was actually the one who said those words. And now Lydia is shooting back, refuting VL's account of what happened and revealing that it wasn't the artistes department staff who said those words, but rather Ms. Lok herself. Bobby of course supports his manager 100% and even said that it's "normal" for Virginia Lok to deny everything and try to blame others. Not sure what's going to happen at this point, since the issue seems to be escalating into a verbal battle now. But I hope this means that Bobby doesn't sign with TVB again...
  • @llwy12 Again, TVB needs a lesson! If I was Bobby I'd say good riddance! He doesn't need to rely on TVB!
  • @llwy12 I agree! I'm not a Miriam fan but any true fan would put their idol's health first!
  • @sport3888 It's precisely because TVB is a monopoly and such a powerhouse in HK that they can afford to be arrogant and treat artists with little to no respect. Though the sad thing is, for the past 15 years, they've pretty much been riding on the coattails of their past glory (the 70s/80s/90s eras) and using that to justify their arrogance. This is why it ticks me off to no end whenever I see the current management (who obviously weren't around back during TVB's glory days) messing with the veteran artists who've been around longer than them and also who helped build TVB up into the empire it is today (lost count already how many times Bobby's situation happened with other veteran artists over the past 5 years especially). Have some respect! If those stupid people negotiating the contracts don't have it in them to be well-mannered and respectful toward veterans, then find someone who can! To me, that's one of the failures of the current artistes management department -- sending desk level "nobodies" to discuss contracts with veteran artists and putting those artists' fates in the hands of people who don't know what the hell they're doing (seems to be Virginia Lok's style ever since she took over the department)....that in itself already reeks of insincerity and disrespect...
  • @llwy12 Totally agree! If I was Bobby, after such rude treatment I'd say "screw you TVB". Bobby is rich and filming is just his interest! Not to men he films mainland series as well! For a lead actor of his caliber to be treated this poor is inexcusable! All the more reason to boycott TVB the arrogant + monopoly company who only cares about their management artistes!
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