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Linda Chung and Bosco Wong Still in the TV King and Queen Race

By on November 9, 2012

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TVB’s Witness Insecurity <護花危情>, which starred Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), and Paul Chun (秦沛), remains to be the number one Hong Kong drama of the year since its broadcast in July 2012. Witness Insecurity achieved an average of 32 points (approximately 2.01 million viewers), and is currently the highest-rated Hong Kong drama of the year. Second highest-rated drama is Divas in Distress <巴不得媽媽…> with 31 points (1.96 million viewers), and The Hippocratic Crush <On Call 36小時> comes in third with 31 points (1.96 million viewers).

Kicking off the success of Witness Insecurity, TVB decided to broadcast Linda Chung’s 2007 warehoused drama, Heavenly In-Laws <我外母唔係人>, in the afternoon, which premiered on November 6, 2012 on the main channel, TVB Jade. Bosco Wong’s warehoused drama with Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Au Revoir Shanghai <上海傳奇>, will air on TVB’s main channel this coming December.

According to various reports, both Bosco and Linda will have to rely on their work in Witness Insecurity to earn a Best Actor and Actress nomination. Witness Insecurity was Bosco’s only 2012 drama. While Linda had three 2012 dramas under her belt – including Daddy Good Deeds and House of Harmony and Vengeance <耀舞長安> – both dramas aired at the beginning of the year, which is an inconvenient time slot for year-end awards. By airing Au Revoir Shanghai and Heavenly In-Laws now, Bosco and Linda will earn a chance for the audience to remember their performances.

Although there has been buzz for Raymond Lam (林峯) and Kate Tsui (徐子珊) to win TV King and Queen since the broadcast of their drama, Highs and Lows <雷霆掃毒>, in late September 2012, the drama failed to make it into the final top five of the year, and their chances of winning TV King and Queen have slightly dropped since the broadcast of Highs and Lows completed.

However, there is still more to fear for Witness Insecurity fans. Although Highs and Lows failed to dethrone Witness Insecurity’s ratings, TVB’s two anniversary dramas, Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles <名媛望族> and The Confidant <大太監>, had extremely strong starts, and they may end up as the top two dramas of the year.

Linda Chung Supports “The Confidant”

Linda’s drama with rising star, Jason Chan (陳智燊), Missing You <幸福摩天輪>, will begin its prime-time broadcast in late December 2012. Linda’s second 2013 drama, Big Wheel <巨輪>, will most likely get a summer to late 2013 release. Big Wheel also stars Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Louise Lee (李司棋), Kristal Tin (田蕊妮), Louis Yuen (阮兆祥), and model Ankie Beilke (貝安琪).

Upon hearing that Witness Insecurity is still the number one drama of the year, Linda said, “That is fantastic! I also really admire The Confidant. I watched the first two episodes, and I think the production and film making is very serious. It is excellent. I support The Confidant, but of course, I will also support Witness Insecurity!”

Linda is currently filming for Big Wheel, a cross-millennium drama about the fate of two brothers. When asked for her thoughts on working with Ruco Chan for the first time, Linda said, “On our first day, we had to do an intimate scene. He is such a gentleman. Before the filming, he would ask permission if he could do this or that to me. I actually had to tell him to relax! Just follow the script!”

Source: ihktv.com

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  • Readers' Comments (36)

    1. Jodie says:

      Linda’s a relatively good actress by TVB standards, but Bosco is absolutely horrendous. All his characters disallow any empathy at all and his facial expressions are pretty much the same. Witness Insecurity overall is pretty overrated, it was boring and cliche like most TVB dramas nowadays.

    2. Jodie says:

      Oh, and da fuq is Linda wearing in that picture.

    3. happybi says:

      @Jodie: I disagree.. I think Bosco is a fine actor.. He can do serious and comedy which I like. Not a fan of WI though.

      Love Linda too.. She’s getting better and better as time goes by..

      • E says:

        I agree with happybi. As an actor, he was funny in comedy dramas and created laughter, and in police, or serious drama, it gives you the feeling of hate or seriousness..

        Witness ending was definitely heartbreaking.

        • Linnh says:

          Jupp I agree with You guys, IMO then Bosco change the way of acting after character he gets. And talk about expression in WI he had this inner expression which can explain what he feel just by looking at him and don’t say anything.

    4. shyn yuen says:

      Love linda… WI was very good until the ending… i agree that bosco expressions are mainly the same… but i can see he is a good actor.

    5. Gar says:

      I’m really surprised that Highs and Lows didn’t even make it into the top 5 dramas of the year. I thought the ratings would be higher and more people would tune in to watch it.

      • Fox says:

        How can when Txb spoiled all the contents out before the finale and also sold the whole set of DVD including the ending 4 days before last Sunday?

        • 939393 says:

          well, SSSS and the confidant’s plots were spoiled but it managed to get high ratings.

        • skinnymocha says:

          Haha, what?! That’s really crappy of them. They may as well have aired it earlier on in the year instead then and gave the slot to another drama. (One that can’t compete with SSSS or The Confidant… Not that HAL was great anyway…)

        • gold4canada says:

          I don’t understand why they would want to screw over their favourite son Raymond like that.

        • Fox says:

          Not really. All smallest points or any selling points in HAL are written on TVB Mag.

          SSSS’s rating is 29 average, peaked at 35 for now, how high? Only same to HAL even with lower peak (HAL peaked at 36 in first 2 weeks)

        • Linnh says:

          SSSS was spoiled? Did tvb spoil everything? Alittlebit of spoiling is ok, but the way they did with HAL was like OTT. People knew everything before the end of the drama, so actually with all the spoiling which means everything then HAL did it pretty good.

        • llwy12 says:

          Haha…well, The Confidant’s finale was already revealed prior to the series even airing!(I already read all the spoilers on Weibo about a week prior to the premiere of the series). Plus one of the Media outlets got an exclusive ‘sneak peak’ at the first 10 episodes of TC and already started dissecting the ‘must see’ scenes…talk about ‘spoiling’ contents!

          Maybe that’s why the producer of TC decided to film an alternate ending for the series? I read that now TC has 2 different endings and they are pretty much going to let the audiences decide which ‘ending’ they want to see…hmmm….

        • Fox says:

          And you also forget a factor: the genre of these series. Which one will lost the most interest when having spoilers officially on Txb Mag, not on tabloids?

          HAL’s first 10 eps also has sneak peak.

      • looooooooooooooooo says:

        In fact, there are 7 successful series with an average ratings of 30 points .Since they have the same ratings, they all should be stationed equally on the fourth spots just behind witness insecurity,divas in distress and hippocratic crush.

        During olympic coverages,Ghetto Justice 2 and 3k rpg had managed to achieve high ratings of average 30 points which I think are miraculous success .We all knew that olympic is the greatest show in the planet.

        Among these 7 (30 points average)series,HAL had 30 episodes while the six other series only have average of 20 -25 episodes.

        Based on ratio per-difficulties indexs, its always harder to achieve better ratings with more episodes than with less episodes.

        Witness insecurities only had 20 episodes

        As in conclusion, HAL,3k RPG & Ghetto Justice 2 are more successful than rest of the series of (30 points average rating)namely Daddy Good Deeds,The Greatness of a Hero,Gloves Come Off and The Last Steep Ascent

    6. gold4canada says:

      the confidant will probably top ratings. I don’t find Linda or bosco’s performance in WI inspiring and worthy of BA.

    7. hiya says:

      Linda’s acting still stinks. Acts pretentious and full of air in every drama. I still do not like her up to now.

      Plus her face isn’t much of a star face either.

      • looooooooooooooo says:

        she look masculine and her acting is same as previous drama..nothing special

      • Abby says:

        Linda was horrible in WI. She doesn’t make the character. How can she be nominated as a finalist for Best Actress? TVB’s quality of actresses must be sucked.

      • Mel says:

        I disagree. I think Linda has done really well and her acting is improving! she’s a sweet and soft-spoken person and I look up to her! the first time I saw her compared to the last time I saw her was a huge difference.

        • Phebbs says:

          I agree with you Mel!!!! Linda is improving her acting and singing every year!! I just watched “Always ready”, and i really see the different of her acting between the past and now!! She is improving every year :D

    8. Dorothy says:

      wow im surprised divas in distress made it over hippocratic crush.
      haha so cute what ruco did.

    9. Daisy says:

      It’s pretty cool that they still talk about WI even though it finished airing a while ago

    10. subtleness says:

      lmao wtf why ratings got to do with best actor/actress??! more like to determine best drama maybe

      • Magic says:

        More ratings = more people tuning in = more people seeing the acting of these too. If an artiste is getting voted for a performance in a particular series then, obviously, that series needs to have higher ratings because that would mean more voters for that person. If they’re deserving in the voter’s mind, at least.

        • subtleness says:

          there is always mytv cus some ppl nowadays prefer to watch online and such..

          but pretty sad cus some actors might perform really gud in a drama that the plot is not good but dont get any recognition

    11. b0nni3 says:

      how the heckers did highs and lows not make it into the top 5 just saying, no hate my own opinion. i don’t need people to say its bad or whatever i just wanted to put it out there. k.

      • momo says:

        HAL averaged 30 pts I believe. Depending on how TC and SSSS does, maybe they still have a chance.

        • Linnh says:

          If TC keeps going as it is now then I can make sure it will beat Highs and Lows, while SSSS people starts to complain about the boring plot ( I just say it despite on what I read, don’t mean to diss the series) then yes I think HAL still has a chance.

    12. Roxy says:

      I like WI but I still don’t get how it got highest rating when the ending was crap?

      • Linnh says:

        Maybe people think that the series all in all was good so they paied attention to the series to see what may happend untill the last minute when the series gave a bad ending.

      • llwy12 says:

        That’s because the ratings for the second, third, and 4th weeks were strong…so even if the ending sucked and the first week’s ratings weren’t particularly high, the overall ratings came out relatively high in the end…

    13. Jer says:

      I think that Linda Chung’s acting has improved alot and i like the pairing with bosco wong. Even though the ending was disappointing overall the plot was great!
      I personally feel that Linda Chung is worthy of the award and WI deserved being the highest rated drama of 2012:)

      • TN1 says:

        Honestly speaking, she did improve tremendously over d years, may the force be with u, Linda!╍●‿●╍

    14. Fanny Lee says:

      Linda Chung deserve to win Best Actress award.

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