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@nomad822 I heartly agree with you. If we put the whole complicated relationship of them in a timeline, it is easier to imagine.
The scandal of Ceci was leaked during her marriage but it surely happened before that. It was when Ceci is still with Edison. So she has sex with Edison wasnt something disgusting to anyone. If she did that during her marriage, it is her fault. However she didnt. She is still a devoted wife as we can see. As a result, Nic didnt have a reason to leave her. I admit that I do admire him for staying with her in her hard time and I will continue to admire his love if he can stay with her until the end as he claimed before. But overall, the romantic moments cant last long.
I dont think he is anything wrong to come back to Faye. Neverthless, it is wrong of him to prioritize love over kids. Look, Faye still has time to celebrate birthday party for her daughter with Li Ya Feng. Why Nic cant spend sometimes for his two sons? They are still his sons afterall. I find that Nic is kinda cold to his sons by that mean.
Since Ceci has to be a single mom when her ex is free to date, she has reasons to get mad at her ex. Not really love but the anger. Imagining you have to raise the kids alone without a man to lean on while that man is moved on to date his ex, you will understand the hurt of Ceci.
I think marriage has more meaning to a woman than a man. A woman will change her mind regarding family, kids and husband quite a lot. It isnt that easy to move on and give up a marriage from her side. So if Ceci can move on, It means she lost all hope on Nic.
Im not a fan of either or hate any of them. But Im in the side of Ceci when the romance story is involved. In my opinion, the sons are in her side because they know who care for them more.
(1) Nic not just crashed his Ferrari and ran off back then, he was also cheating behind Faye’s back with Cecilia. As in, his feet was on both boats. If not for that infamous crash which exposed everything … God only knows how long the deception would have gone on for.
What can we say? Women are blind and soft-hearted, especially to a man’s charms.
= Faye took this cheater back on in 2013, 2014? (whatever happened to the once a cheater always a cheater at heart philosophy?)
= Cecilia cheated along with him back then, because she was always so besotted with Nic.
(2) Cecilia was NOT ‘cheating’ whilst in the marriage. The pictures, (not meant for public eyes or not is immaterial) = technically, this episode happened BEFORE they got married.
The ladies in the Edison scandal were all free, unattached agents. Bad judgement, stupidity and foolishness yes, but cheating on husband no.
(3) While it LOOKS way admirable Nic stood by Cecilia instead of leaving … it also made him look good. Isn’t this shrewd self-serving strategy too? Would look gossipy-bad for him as a husband to abandon a wife and kids, just because of her past. Afterall he’s not any shining good boy himself, either. Not to mention, walking out would also mean he felt some kind of blow/slight on his ego, that he wasn’t ‘big man enough’ not to mind and accept.
But he did leave, once it appeared he had stood by his wife like a supportive quality good man who is strong enough not to let anything bother him, instead of turning his back immediately like a cad.
I am sure the ever-posturing Tses do NOT stage a move without first considering long-term effect implications and impact on image. Good calculated move, for his image and reputation enhancement. Short term torture, long term benefits = he makes his exit and walks out eventually still smelling like roses, with people feeling sorry for this strong, supportive understanding and ungrudging husband. Way to go, Nic! *claps for great performance*
(4) As already prior mentioned, any husband that turns his back on a wife for his own face/to avoid gossip when times gets tough (despite the fact she didn’t err DURING the marriage) is so NOT worth keeping. These are the same useless unreliable types that can probably justify cheating (or walking out) if the wife has cancer, some impairment or disfigurement during marriage.
(5) Yes, both are screwed up folk, and come from equally messed family backgrounds.
BUT after the divorce, anyone with neutral unbiased eyes can see who has exerted a lot of responsibility, made time and efforts to minimize the divorce damage on the kids.
It all boils down to motivation and priorities. Anyone who has time to jet to Beijing for romantic trysts but has no free wkend at all to see kids … the priority placement and selfishness (pleasurable self-enjoyment rather than parental responsibilities and obligations) is quite obvious. Quite apparent what is near and dear to Nic’s heart.
(6) Nic’s so called career and the time he expands on it – a large part of that is also for HIS own resume, reputation, ego and pride.
Whether Nic chooses to expand into businesses, and go big or not is all well within his control. Is he throwing all of his profits and sale of businesses to his kids?
Andy Lau is a thriving businessman, but family time is family time. He still makes for quality time with his kid as a concerned (maybe overly concerned sometimes) dad. He doesn’t use it as justification that because he’s so great as the breadwinner bringing home the dough, that the wife staying at home has to 24/7 be the only person in sole charge of the home and kids.
(7) Dating while juggling the demands of young kids is not easy. That is way harder, not to mention the ‘baggage’ reputation and viability for a woman with 2 kids with potential suitors (not one-night stand flings) is challenging.
As a single unencumbered person who only has a career and businesses to bother about (all HIS own achievements by the way) – Nic is free to come and go to parties and events, without ever worrying about the logistics of the welfare/wellbring og young kids dependent on a parent.
Reading between the lines, what actually impressed me back then was Cecilia wanting to bring along her kids while working abroad. Because this totally meant the end to her free and rest time, curtailing freedom too. After work, she would have to worry about their welfare – ie Job #2 as mother begins.
It would have been much easier for her to leave them back home with nannies, throw them both out of her mind and just call home now and then. With no kids tagging along, she could have life as a single just partying, or having fun with the crew after work. Or staying out overnight by herself.
At the end of the day I am neither fan nor supporter of either of them. But I root for the underdog, common sense prevailing when sifting through facts and justice.
Cecilia seems to be damned either way, whatever she does or decides.
Yes, I think she can be screwed up with some of her decisions/actions. But time and again I also think throughout Cecilia often thinks and acts with her heart. Impulsive people are often so and their bark is often worse than their real bite (Nic on the other hand seems the calculative opposite). Her unexplainable moves aren’t the wisest, but we can see the love and time she obviously showers on her kids as a mother.
I too enjoy a good Nic performance at the movies. But I never bought the argument back then that Nic fans used to say that he was entitled to non-stop gaming instead of parenting, just because he brought home the bread and butter. We don’t live in the 50s-70s anymore, where this type of traditional thinking prevailed; acceptable that children were to be seen and not heard, or that a wife should stick by her family even in an abusive relationship and not ever wash family linen in public.
In turn, what can we say about people like Jackie Cheung, Roger Kwok, Sunny Chan, just to name a few others? Their admirable brand of hands-on parenting and making provisions/adaptations, despite very busy careers as well (even more so for heavenly king JC who not only makes time for May Lo and daughters to the extent he used to pick them up from school, but also shows up to support friends at various events?)
A non-supportive husband and lousy dad, is just that = no need for excuses or justifications. Those few and far between high profile quality holiday time with the kids’ are great photo opportunities for Nic’s image as dad, well-staged for biased fans and to appease Cecilia.
It’s easy and glitzier to run a short-term sprint well, and impress. It’s that much harder to endure a long-term marathon, pitfalls and all.
Coming back to above pictures – whatever, her life.
Anyone can look preggers in those floaty Summer smocks, and if she is indeed preggie – she will probably love and care for Kiddo #3 with all her heart, regardless of whether she journeys alone or with a new man.
@funnlim “Yes she did. She was drugged out of her mind.”
I’ve only seen a few of the censored pics on articles and she seemed intoxicated. But even if it she was high in those pics still stand by my point. Photos that were never meant to be seen by the public were leaked. Objectively speaking, she did nothing wrong.
“Neither was a saint.”
I never claimed that.
“no man could have stood by a wife with that sort of scandal. By that time Nic was a little bit matured, he stuck by her”
Isn’t that statement contradicting by itself?
I just wanted to make clear that I don’t think Nic Tse deserves any praise for not leaving his wife and kid at that moment. I think that any decent human being should’ve stood by their spouse in that situation because it all boils down to was: what does he care about more, his wife or ‘face’/what other people will think?
I’m sorry but if you leave your wife that hasn’t wronged you and kid because of ‘losing face’ then you’re trash.
And lastly, I don’t think people are blaming Tse for ‘moving on’ but rather in multiple interviews he claimed he’s too busy to visit his sons regularly, what might as well be true but then it comes out that he flies to Beijing regularly to play house with his girlfriend. THAT rubs people the wrong way. It’s not that you can’t move on but as a parent you have to put your kids before you so to speak, just like what Cecilia does.
“Objectively speaking she did nothing wrong in the so-called ‘scandal’.”
Yes she did. She was drugged out of her mind. Neither was a saint. Nor did I say she was to be blamed. I was merely pointing out he stood by her and no, no man could have stood by a wife with that sort of scandal. By that time Nic was a little bit matured, he stuck by her, she chose to face the media in a dignified way. What happened after was less than dignified for both sides.
As for Cecilia’s struggles and her devotion to her children, I won’t doubt it but I think Nic deserves a break. The children were not with him., If they were with him and she was the one now dating and getting pregnant, I am sure criticisms against her is the same as levied against Nic. They both have moved on, and he should be allowed to find new love with his old love. Hers was easier since her children were with her and the guy’s next to her. He had it more difficult with his love somewhere else and a business to take care of. I am sure he made the effort to balance that part of his life unfortunately like with Cecilia, just because he visited his old flame it gets overblown. Is he wrong to be a love sick puppy? Faye isn;’t pregnant, if reports are true, he isn’t marrying yet. If this article is true, well, Cecilia certainly moved on also, even with her first priority being her children, her career etc she still gets the time to have a relationship and soon to have a child.
If you want a man who is there all the time, he has no career. But he still needs a life. Same right Cecilia has. If Cecilia can move on to new loves so can he. Only she has the boasting right so to speak that she is a good mother because her children are with her. Custody is with her. Outcome is still the same if Nic gets custody except this time the names are different.
Agree. Linda really aged . She can be Alex auntie
Truthfully they both got issues. Neither one is better than the other. No saints here.
@funnlim Standing by your spouse when they are going through a tough period is hardly saint-like behaviour. It’s what every decent human being is supposed to do. Objectively speaking she did nothing wrong in the so-called ‘scandal’. Crashing your ferrari and letting someone else take the blame is what I’d call immature and not to mention illegal. But to be fair, he was young and immature back then so I’m not gonna hold that against him now.
We don’t know exactly what happened in their marriage so we can’t comment on that. However, what we do see is that Cecilia (despite struggling with her own issues) always puts her sons in her top priority and is trying her best as a mother. Meanwhile Nic Tse is sooooooo busy with his carreer that he has no time to see his sons but somehow can fly to Beijing whenever he wants to see ‘the love of his life’ like a love-sick puppy.
Agree, and those busybodies probably caused more harm without resolving anything.
None of the movies he starred in was to my liking.
My gosh!!! Why is he reduced to such a sorry state? Washing the restrooms?
What is happening to Ruco? He has not been offered a role in any drama this year?
The trailer is very underwhelming, considering what Hollywood can churn out these days.
I don’t feel any hype to see this movie. Lol
@funnlim Agreed. I think people need to stop pointing fingers at Nic. He stood by her during the worst period and now that they are already divorced, he is free to reconcile with his ex. There’s nothing wrong with that and it is very delusional of people to think that Nic and Cecilia must get back together again simply because they have children.
@bizzybody for better or for worse Nic stood by her during her worst ever scandal and let her craziness do the talking. How do you even know this rich man will stand by her since it is such an early stage? Whoever that can stop her immaturity and hive her a stable life is good enough. No need to say Nic is leftover since her background isn’t exactly spotless.
which would be a pity for Louis especially
If Louis and Priscilla film this series, they won’t have much time to film the other dramas which air in the primetime slots.
But Hollywood started this kind of cinematic visual effect movies some 20 years ago? Terminators and Matrixs, etc. So yes, HK can do the same as good as Hollywood 20 years ago. This is nothing today. Hope it has a good plot and compelling storyline and the movie won’t be a shy at the box office(s).
Prefer Brian to Owen …
If it’s true, hope she has found someone who truly loves her instead of a leftover who still has feelings for an ex.
What a busybody school. Seriously. And who leaked this to the media? Stuff like this needs to be dealt with in private and the school decided to call the police? Um, what happened to all the counselors? This school did more harm than good and it created this gigantic mess in the first place. If I were Elaine, I’d be pissed too.
(1) JC stepping in at this time (esp after all the silence so far) to offer support will probably give Elaine nightmares and further astress. Isn’t she opposed to her daughter getting in touch with him?
(2) That teacher may have been well-intentioned, and went by the book to react by reporting … but perhaps it would have been way wiser to hear mom’s side of the story before calling authorities/child services.
I don’t see how this resulting drama and putting Elaine in this unpleasant public spotlight is any good for the daughter, or resolves anything.
(3) As in, this is worse – now having the stability of a school Etta is used to, removed from her. To a teen, that social factor is important.
And after all that hype – has anything changed on her home front? Probably not.
(4) Elaine after all her efforts parenting this child singlehandedly, gets this result – shouldn’t the school have applied more tact and sensitivity before going public?
(5) What would perhaps have been proactively supportive would be to get counsellors involved for daughter/mom, and home visits to check in. Mom and child need better communication, and a mediator to put their seperate viewpoints into perspective.
mii88: you are right. somehow, much will be lost without Lok Yi as JM. However, glad my favourite couple is still in and retained. Without the family (don’t go so much for the family scene but enjoy them as a backdrop) and cha li shi – much will also be lost. But then they are going to cut down cost so they cant retain too many old favourites (?). So, glad that my favourite couple is in.
LOL , let see how it will turn out
Heheh, it was the first thing i noticed, maybe because i was just a ‘you who came from the stars’ fan.
The way she talks and how she behaves in the drama, someone who is, not to say ‘dumb’ but naive, yet so confident. Just everything she does reminds me of cheon song yi.
I guess I’ll have to finally watch Come Home Love since they decided to shoot a spin-off sequel wonder how long it will take me to finish it loll
Of course nothing beats the original cast when it comes to sequel, many high expectation if he doesn’t get that it will surely be cut short.
Are you kidding me? Without Lok Yi I’d say I lost at least 85% interest.. If they’re trying to make a second one, it’s gotta be as good or better than the first one.. >.>
TVB sure is going down fast.
Jackie should just step in as a father and give this family some help…
Glad that Richard and Ha Jie will continue but sad that John Ma will not continue. Richard and John has good chemistry. As a family, if the mother is present, hope she does not continue as the tyrannical lady otherwise I am sure I will throw virtual rotten eggs at her. No feelings about Louis & Pricilla, must wait and see how they get into their role.
not as good as the west, of course. but looks pretty good! go louis lol
I want some of what you’re smoking.
@nori I think his taste is different to Myolie. Somehow I still think he has some feeling with Yang Mi.
@idontknow I didn’t really notice that but now you mentioned I begin to feel it too. Not to mention her acting awkwardly, the height here is also a factor. TVB could not find someone whose height matches Linda’s height. This Alex Fong looks small standing next to her if she’s wearing high heels. At least find someone who has Park Hae Jin’s height.
Before, I was hoping for William and Myolie to date one another after watching them in The Drive of Life and Scheme of the Beauty. Now he’s single but Myolie has already found her new love [Sigh].
Good starts. This show that eastern movie is as good as western movie
Any Kdrama fans here?
I agree with Linda’s awkward style of acting.
But if someone has watched the Kdrama ‘you who came from the stars’ you can see some similarities in acting. You can tell that Linda is trying to ‘copy’ cheon song yi’s (jun ji hyun) style.
Maybe that’s the reason that made her looks so awkward in the series
She should work less or take a break like Myolie so she will have more time to meet new guys and date, agree?
@lml1977 … i think whatever you saw on yt was as much as there was at the event =D … there was some chit chat, a discussion session about “What Role Would You Want To Be At A Cafe?” and explanation by another special guest, for example if you want to be “cake” you are in for richness, and if you want to be a “coffee maker” means you have alot of internal feelings that is trapped and many more explanations, but i can’t remember =P … also cooking of “steam pumpkin & mushroom” by ruco and two lucky fans ^ ^, that’s the main attraction of the night =) … and if you were there you would have an opportunity to eat the “steam pumpkin & mushroom” 😉
@kimo28 … actually, i went together with a fan who specially drive all the way from penang to kl just to attend this event =) … we were so lucky to be able to attend this event (*^__^*)
More like she’s not in a hurry to sign any management company, period.
She might have another movie this year (according to Louis they will have another movie together, so idk) but most of her time are filming advertisement/atttending events and personal vacation.
Currently, she’s taking her time enjoying life with friends and family after completing Return of the Cuckoo movie.
Queenie is so pretty why cling to this guy who is not handsome and popular ? Not the first time Eddie had affairs with other woman and yet Queenie try to protect him !!!Dump him my Queenie
I think the age gap is a bit big too. However, it may not be just that but it is also the stage they are both at in their lives. Kevin is ready to settle down,get married and have kids while Grace just won Ms.HK not too long ago and is just starting her career. Therefore,you really wonder even if they did date whether they would reach the marriage stage? Time will tell I guess.
OOOh lucky for those who managed to attend his session , How i wish he can come to Penang , i will definitely rush to meet him ,
Personally I think it is too big a gap in their ages …………. 23 years apart ………….. even love is supposed to be blind!
I predict this affair will finally end, Initially very hot as both were married , now they together , eventually will drift apart and with the 11 age gap , Nicholas will be the first to end this relationship, lets wait and see
How did the whole fan session go? I saw clips of it on YT and Ruco was really spontaneous and cute when the host teased him about taking his shirt off. He is so charming and so so real. I love his humility, his sense of humor and his to-die-for lean, atheltic body. Of course, he is so good-looking with hair now. And he’s such a nice and sweet guy as well. OMG…this guy can do no wrong
“but I think the bigger problem at hand is how ingrained people are in trying to be politically correct. ”
“Society has become too sensitive to issues like sexism, racism and feminism and everyone wants to be on the right side of things so the whip comes out cracking when anything perceived incorrect is immediately stamped out. Except this has also given rise to the victim mentality and other things for people to exploit and hide behind which completely changes the original meaning and what the leaders had fought for.”
100% agree with your comment.
Otherwise why is no one calling Yang guo or other jing Yong characters ‘Gary stues’.
I know at least 2 people who has called Yang Guo a Gary Stu.
“this is an interesting read if you’re interested:
That writer has a huge chip on her shoulder about women being victimised, treated unfairly etc in the big bad patriarchal world.
“The good guys tend to win, get the girl and have everything fall into place for them. It’s only when women started doing it that it became a problem.
All the Disney heroines got the guy and has everything fall into place for them at the end. No one called them Mary Sue. But, I bet the writer will dislike them for being damsel in distress and need a guy to save which discredit feminism.
Mary Sue became the default term to define ‘character in a fanfic who obviously serves as an idealized version of the author mainly for the purpose of Wish Fulfillment ‘ because the first person who made fun of such character chose this name and it caught on. Nothing sinister.
“So when women dominate a genre, that means people are on close watch, ready to scorn any wish fulfillment they may engage in. This term could only originate if the default was female.”
No. People don’t watch closely looking in women dominated genre for things to scorn. The more logical reason would be people reading a lot of fanfictions notice such a trend and someone decide to point it out and others agree.
The reason the term first came out is because fanfic writers wrote original (badly written) wish fulfillment character in a fanfiction and has them dominated the fiction, and it annoyed the fans who wants to read about the canon characters instead of the author self-insert. And it most probably aimed at extreme example like characters who has special color hair, special power, exceptional skill and beauty and won over the main guy who in canon is in love with the main girl.
The term later evolve to become terms for idealised characters in general.
@sodi In my opinion, other than the meaningful type (the award aiming ones), all other movies aim commercial success :).
@funnlim 92-69=23. KC is 23 years older than KC
@zuizui TVB is known to be one of the lowest rate in pay for their drama and the work hours is like 12hr to 16hr a day.
While in mainland people get much higher pay at least triple the amount and with less hours work day.
I seriously doubt any parent will be having any good impression of a potential son in law who is
a. 21 years older than their young daughter.
b. recently involved in some so called kissing in the club scandal unless they don’t follow chinese celebrity news
c. a bit too fast moving sort of relationship
“With that in mind, he made sure that he was always punctual and familiar with the script. ”
Perhaps why the A List stars in China is so disrespectful is because if it is not Liza, Alex would have been not always punctual and not familiar with the script and thus pissing them off?
Frankly Linda has been “awkward” in her body language even if it is just sipping tea or walking. Still not sure why.
Alex Fong is not exactly the best actor. But in physique, the other Alex Fong would have probably matched Linda better. Didn’t know this Alex Fong is so… errrr.. petite? Do you use the word petite for men?
ewww.. she likes old man Kevin? hahaha
i like chow yun fat.. he’s so sexy in every movies!!
TVB payment is lower than mainland??
this drama was really boring..
Alex and Linda doesn’t match in this series
her height is tall.. Alex is short..
was really Awkward to see their acting..
@kidd That’s because that newsroom IS a real newsroom – it’s HKTV’s newsroom….Ricky Wong had his news department clear out their offices for The Menu’s crew to film (of course, the crew “personalized” the offices by turning it into Gwing Po newsroom, but most of the office equipment was already there). If you get a chance to watch some of the news clips about the TV license thing where they show pictures of HKTV’s offices, look closely and I’m sure you’ll recognize both the exterior of the building and the inside corridor / entrance area…talk about realistic set!
If they really do a movie version and want to use back the same actors, it can’t be a remake of the series. All the actors are 15 years older. It will have to be a sequel. Even back then, I felt that Jessica was a bit too old for the role of the young Wu Ting Fong.
Now, if Jess play the role of Chiu Nga or Chiu Nei, it the movie it might work. These 2 are in their 30s (but still very beautiful) in the novel.
Dump him! Dump him!
Just watch episode 1 of The Menu. I like Kate Yeung. She got too little credit for her role in the series (overshadowed by Catherine Chau and Noel Leong). She portrayed the rookie reporter very well. Anyone who has seen both ‘Once Upon A Song’ and ‘The Menu’ would see what a versatile actress she is. She gave a totally different portrayal for her 2 characters in these dramas.
I like this series. I tried to watch episode 1 twice before but didn’t get pass the first 10 minutes. To me the car chase was confusing and everything was so rush. But, I finally sat down and watch the whole episode 1 and was hooked by the end. I find this series very realistic, from the set to the overall portrayal of the workings of the news office. People are actually working and going after news, and you get to see how reporters really work and the newsroom really look like a newsroom.
@spearmintx3 She has a similar smile to her mum as well.
@funnlim … it was at Beam Cafe, Bandar Sri Damansara, actually it is located at a small industrial area … there was a “Meet & Greet Session” on 7 May 2015 at 7pm to 9pm for fans, Astro customer could actually redeem passes with 300 circle points … i went there last minute with fan club members =D … that night it was something like a cooking program and everyone got to eat “steam pumpkin & mushroom” cooked by him ^ ^ … but i regret not eating that night =(, but could still remember the mushroom aroma =)
@spearmintx3 yes i noticed that too
I think viewers have had many other choices of what to watch for years now like China, Korea, Taiwan,etc.. But of course,if you are referring to HK only then yes,viewers will have more and hopefully better choices since TVb is very bad now.
Who does not age? But the most important thing is to age well and gracefully. Those who are more natural will definately age a lot better than those that have had plastic surgery, lots of botox and other stuff done to them.
I wouldn’t want to stay in TVB if I were Charmaine Sheh either. There is absolutely no competition among actresses in TVB. Everyone else is newbie or almost newbie. Moreover, Charmaine Sheh was always close to Mui Siu Ching who highly promoted her in the past. I think if Mui Siu Ching invited her to join her in NowTV, Charmaine would easily accept it if she is not under any contract with TVB. I don’t blame her. There is no competitive actors to pair up with her in future drama series, except maybe Moses Chan and Kevin Cheng. Kevin does not film many drama series with TVB now.
I wish her best of luck and more success in her future acting career. It is about time for her to make a good decision for her own self and have more freedom to select her own roles.
Maybe she thinks she is a movie star now… Wonder, who are the cast left in the station now? Looking forward to Nancy now…
Wow. So her parents are involved now too. This is going pretty far. I’d like them together but seems like great just ready to give up her new career as Kevin is getting old
Grace Chan is a pretty lady and intelligent as well But needs to put on more weight and improve in her actincg
Going to miss Chairmaine again
I am so happy for you! Wish you the best!
She has her mom nose and cheek HEHEHE
Damn i wish i was part of his company employee LMAOO.
Anyway, she still looks pretty <3
Both of her parents look so Chinese but she looks a bit mixed with Caucasian blood…must be the heritage genes…
Looks like she’s finally aged. The above pic looks old.
Really hope that we have such a chance in Hong Kong to be served by him. He looks very handsome and attractive.
If the rumor is true, ditch him! She definately deserve better!
Everyone is going to mainland China at one point in their career, because they offer much more money compared to TVB. The result is that many leading roles are offered to people with no experience or not much experience at all.
Besides working in the mainland however, I predict many former lead TVB actors and actresses working for another TV station in HK.
TV war is coming in HK with TVB, Hong Kong Television Entertainment, Fantastic TV and another TV station (HKTV or another company) competing for the viewers. Finally, viewers have more choice which TV series to watch.
I guess she finally decided to go for $$$ in the mainland rather than remain her fame in Hong Kong.
Ruco and Linda make a lovely couple. Why don’t they just date? They seem to be fond of each other too. I do think their fans would love to see them together as well…
Surprised that many don’t believe #KevinCheng and #GraceChan are an item. Based on both artistes’ responses to the media, I think they are very interested in each other. However, whether they remain a couple or not will depend on whether they are compatible after going out on some dates.
Disagree, age of ultron is entertaining
Superman v batman: dawn of justice
Professor king v lawba: dawn of law of physics
Raymond lam’ s professor king & kevin cheng’s law ba can make into movie
Please make it happen
Louis koo – fair became tanned dark
Raymond lam – tanned dark became fair
I recently am re watching a step into the past for the third time lol hopefully the movie version is as good as the original version.
So many long responses. Good stuff, but TL;DR!
ricky your a brave men to challenge tvb dramas, but you HKTV series kinda bad.
if i were you , i will be investing on better storyline and younger people.. everyone there is over 35 year old playing main or second leads.
TVB drama is kinda crappy because lack or new talents, and storyline, The old atv and tvb series are good, lot of new talents, lot of character progressions.
Maybe its not worth it to spend so much money on new talent and production, because younger generation dont glue to TV they enjoy downloading TV Shows.
Does anyone notice how bad HKTV drama is?
1- Lack of characters
2-same people acting in almost all series?
3- no characters progression or developments….
4- half the series is talking about the past..
AND the camera always zoom in or weird angle, because they want to save money on filming ( bigger vision cost more )
The lighting and sound of hktv is similar to ATV…. very dim and bad sound…
TVB drama is bad also, but at least they have more people and camera ,sound,lighting is better…
Tvb had already lost its glory. Now many artistes/writers that was popular and groomed by tvb ventured to China instead. No more loyalty. I think that breaks tvb too.
There’s probably nothing going on between these two and the media thinks that if they push on the rumour something might come out of it, it’s like the media/tvb wants them to be an item more than they do themselves!
OMG…those patrons must be really lucky to be served by Ruco. I would be drooling for sure… :-).
He looks so good with his new grown hair !!!
@funnlim yeah would be weird if anyone can just walk in and be served by Ruco!!
@chocobunny No idea. Friend of a friend. NOw come to think of it surely must be by invite? Can’t just walk in?!
@funnlim 4th to 8th May 2015
What! He washed the restrooms?
@funnlim Beam Cafe . Did he really serve your friend? Omg how lucky is she!! I thought it was partially closed for filming?
@rainbow28 Her character died but the actress is very much alive unless she did die in obscurity. Highly unlikely.
@funnlim Yes, The Greed of Man’s story is OTT, there’s no doubt about that — in fact, both the producer and scriptwriters of the series have acknowledged this point (I remember the scriptwriter Tsang Kan Cheung himself using the words “crazy” and “over-the-top” to describe the script, especially the sections that Wai Kar Fai himself wrote). WKF is known for pushing the limits and exploring the dark side of human nature with his series, so of course we’re not going to expect anything tame from him — The Final Verdict was a crazy series too and so was War of the Dragon, yet both are also great classics from the 80s. Oh and how about Looking Back in Anger, which is widely considered as one of TVB’s greatest series of all time (deservedly so and absolutely agree, of course) – there was some ‘crazy’ stuff in there too (typical of WKF’s productions), yet no one will refute that series is an absolute classic! Perhaps it boils down to one’s definition of “classic” – personally, I don’t see how the story being OTT and unconventional kicks it out of the “classic” category….but then again, it’s subjective, I guess.
@peanutbutterjelly Of course there are ‘crappy’ series from the 70s/80s/90s eras as well – no one is saying that ALL the series from those eras were good and there was nothing bad….just because those series aren’t mentioned as often doesn’t mean they don’t exist. By the same token, no one is saying that ALL the series from the after 2000s period were bad either – in fact there were quite a few gems that came out of that era (if we want to go the ‘list’ route, I have a list of favorite series from that era as well). But there is no denying the fact that from an overall ratio perspective, the number of ‘good’ series (memorable, influential, high caliber, great script, great acting, etc. etc.) was definitely higher back in the old days compared to now (or, to borrow from sodi’s comment below, the number of ‘hits’ was greater than the number of ‘misses’) – that’s really the point that most of us are trying to make. It’s not really a ‘bashing match’ of TVB’s series per se, but rather the stating of facts that refute Roger’s denial of the quality of TVB’s series going down. Of course, at the end of the day, just like with everything else, it comes down to a matter of personal preference and taste – everyone relates to series differently depending on their experiences….what I like may be different from what you like and vice versa, just like how some of us may disagree with Roger and agree with Kenneth while others may feel opposite.
In terms of ratings – I’ve always been opposed to using ratings to determine a series’ quality (or lack thereof) – of course, that’s a personal sentiment of mine only, as I am not blind to the fact that as much as I may not like it or agree with it, the ‘end all, be all’ measurement to a program’s success in the TV industry will always be ratings, just like box office sales will always be the determining measurement for movies. By the way, back when The Greed of Man first aired in the early 90s, the ratings were bad as well and there were tons of criticism / complaints over the ‘dark’ nature of the series (in fact, that’s one reason why Wai Kar Fai had to cut some of the more ‘disturbing’ scenes from the series, such as the part where the Fong siblings are thrown to their deaths from the top of the building). The fact that ratings can be affected by numerous external factors that may not have anything to do with the series itself makes it an ineffective measurement source in my book.
@rainbow28 First time ever heard about that. I have to check with google and find nothing. Are you sure that Michelle Saram is dead? Because I only see that she got married and left the industry.
@funnlim I thought Michelle Saram already died from cancer. How can Louis invite a dead person to film?
@peanutbutterjelly I always think of a random discussion as me meeting someone with a thought that peaks my curiosity and pulling up a seat to casually discuss over a drink. The internet sucks at conveying tone so please don’t feel like I’m being defensive or offensive in any way, I edit to a more neutral tone because of how easy the message gets jitter on the interweb.
After reading that article, Superman would fit more as being all perfect for Gary Stu. That same discussion happened years ago and Batman is so emotionally broken and the only pure thing about him is no guns and no killing, what makes Batman so compelling was that he’s close to being one but never is. Batman never wins if you think about it, he wins individual fights but Gotham only gets worse and as time progresses, it all results in a net loss for him albeit a slower rate. Disregarding the fact that he can never have a normal life, he also alieniates friends and foes alike the more time goes on. He has his admirers and allies, some like him but the majority respect and fear him, that’s far from saying he’s a likeable guy, its just better to be his friend rather than his enemy. Superman on the flip side actually has godlike powers, pretty much everyone likes him as a poster boy for good, etc. and even develops new powers when needed courtesy of our yellow sun and does no wrong. The rare times he’s ever near bad or downright evil is either a passing moment of weakness or in the alternate universe, surprisingly Batman jumps on board without much of a debate whereas the others go through some moral conflict which is part of the analysis made by Joker that Batman and him are only a thread apart showing just how deeply scarred he really is. Did I mention Superman is also smarter than Batman?
I see what you mean though by it being problematic through that article, but I think the bigger problem at hand is how ingrained people are in trying to be politically correct. It reminds me of the Ellen Pao case that businesses need to market itself as politically correct and be presentable at the cost of promoting people who aren’t nearly qualified. Society has become too sensitive to issues like sexism, racism and feminism and everyone wants to be on the right side of things so the whip comes out cracking when anything perceived incorrect is immediately stamped out. Except this has also given rise to the victim mentality and other things for people to exploit and hide behind which completely changes the original meaning and what the leaders had fought for.
I also agree that being Mary Sue doesn’t make it automatically bad or one dimensional, I’m merely focusing on the point that it is what it is and there’s nothing wrong with it. We shouldn’t let a negative connotation or stigma surrounding the word refrain us from using it, as long as there’s sound support as to why you use it then no one can really fault you for having an opinion.
They’re soo staged. It’s too much of a coincidence that Kevin’s conversation with the rookie couple was recorded, eventually leaked out. He has been in the industry for a while now and should be wary of paparazzi. Not believable one bit. more like publicity stunt for their drama. How is it btw?
@alluka Oh, I agree. The point was commercial =/= critical success. There’s a difference for sure between we made a lot of money and this was satisfying on a creative level. This is the same, as you said, of Transformers and Ultron was only made because it had to be, Whedon was already swamped with A.O.S. But I do like how we’re moving off of Iron Man now and Cap has the spotlight now, it brings a more earth-bound feel going into Phase Three and he has more of a tie-in to his other work.
The best part is yung Ching hunting siu lung
Cute cute! Congratulations to the both of them! So happy for them. I’m sure they’ve gone through a lot during their long courtship. It’s very exciting to see that his career is finally taking off!
Which shop? No wonder a friend told me her friend walked into a coffee shop only to be served by Ruco. I was like when was he in malaysia anyway? Now I see!!
You know this is one well documented relationship. Doesn’t know one another to liking each other to borrowing DVDs to liking each other to etc etc etc. Every step of the way.
The movie has room to write. Actually the series and the original novel are not similar so the movie can run with a different plot to the series. Or it can just cut a part and make a story instead of running through the whole novel/series.
Personally, I hope the plot of the movie is closer to the novel than the series.
@sodi Actually TITS the movie can only consider as a commercial success in its hometown: Hongkong. In China, it cant make top 10 of box office at that moment despite the promotions.
Avengers 2 is a stepping stone but it is still a commercial success. It isnt as interesting as Avenger but not a bad movie. If saying of commercial success, I will take Transformer series as an example. Avengers 2 at least can bring something memorable and hints for the Phase Three.
@funnlim Frankly, Im not a fan of HKTV. I dont like its two hits Borderline and Election. I also quit To be or not to be half way. However I think The menu is different to other HKTV. It is the only HKTV series that I enjoy so much. The color and storyline is much better to the standard of a HK current TVB series. So Im not falling into the group of anti TVB to praise The menu to sky high in order to pull down TVB. I think you should give it a try to see why it gets that much of praises for acting and script.
I personally think TVB is running out of scripts. They are continuously making sequels even to a not-successful-enough series like Big Wheel (I dont even rmb its English name) just because one character is loved in it. They are trying to make movie version from the successful series for the same commercial purposes but cant make their own movie scripts. At the same time, they copy from other series (including Korean, Chinese, Japanese, US, etc. series). They also lack artists but it is still a not-so-big matter comparing with the demand of script. I watched 3 series of 2015 and they are just in meh standard. Only good to kill time when there is nothing else to watch. Watching Limelight years and feeling it is like a rip off series of some other series with a script with flaws.
Site discussion: Comparing Marvel and DC Comics style is like comparing apple and orange. Although they are both super power movies, the concepts that Marvel and DC comics are running are like black and white. Marvel wants a large, rapid and bright universal with humors. DC comics aims a darker world where the characters have dark past. So you cant mix those two in one way.
I only agree that Zhen Huan is far from a Mary Sue.
@sodi I will say I agree that there are a lot of the same type of wishfullfilment characters and a little more diversity in characterization wouldn’t hurt. However, being a wishfullfilment characater or ‘mary sue’ doesn’t automatically make it a bad or one dimensional character . I stand by my point that most male Jing Yong protagonists are so-called ‘mary sues’ -especially yang guo- who have the “super handsome, super good, super talented moral compass of the show, super pool of love interests, ultimately becoming the super wu lin superhero” characteristics. Being idealized doesn’t necessary mean one dimensional, you can be a threedimensional mary sue. Same goes for Louis Koo’s character in ASITP.
However, I’m not here to argue wether or not these male characters are so-called mary sues or not but I just want you to see that it’s pretty evident that the term is almost exclusively aimed towards female characters, very rarely do people think twice about male characters being sues (I’ve seen your male examples and I know there are male characters that are classified as such but there are still more male characters that ‘get a way with it’ so to speak, such as my examples above). It’s as if only when women have their idealized or wishfullfilment characters in fiction it becomes a problem.
Of course I know you have no malicious or sexist intent but do see why this term can be seen as problematic, this is an interesting read if you’re interested:
I really hope she can let go her sad past and get back on track to start new life.
@funnlim You do realize that blurb you pulled out was directed towards specific stories that have them when they were Internet novels, right? If I’m unclear on that, I’ll clear that up with that and mention once more that authors themselves realize this too but since it’s a means of living, they don’t mind it. Though it’s important to mention that Zhen Huan got a lot of flak for the first half of the show from critics and Internet users.
I agree that sticking to one’s principles isn’t Mary Sue but overly being stuck to being good is because of the obvious of whom she is. The generalized modern definition is ‘fan fiction’ as the first part followed by typical traits that make for poor character development and too perfect to be real. Perhaps you’re agreeing with me in a different way, but an idol itself is a tailored perfect image for followers to worship. Wu Zetian in the show is, as I said, a fan fiction (tailored image of her) insert because none of her personality is anything near her real self. We’re talking about a historical figure well documented to have willingly wanting to seduce the emperor and not a starry-eyed lost girl whom the emperor suddenly felt a connection to. The first part with Li shimin already borders fantasy whereas she was kept at a distance in reality though praised (there was a sexual relationship too). Not too much to ask for a bit more three dimensional personality and a little creativity.
I’m not sure what they will cut in the TVB ver, since it’s 70 episodes? compared to the 96 episodes but you’re looking for at least 80% of the episodes to be the same with next to no development and her suddenly becoming brilliant enough to enter battle, practically skilled in everything imaginable, doing things that make you question the logic of the show, etc.
TVB won’t die, I’m not even sure how some people can think that unless they get ATV level management. The government has also ensured its survival but they will be ditching HK soon anyway as a monopoly will lead them down a dark tunnel so targeting China alone makes good business sense, HKTV has too much political undertone in their dramas puts doubt into approval for a license. Not really sure where anti-tvb came from but I do remember you posting something similar before iirc. I’ll be one to admit HKTV has had average dramas to date as well, Beyond the Rainbow won’t be a great story/script but will have fine acting from the cast similar to how TBONTB cast really brought itself to life.
The main problem I see, again, is that the fight for the next generation isn’t swinging in their favor because of the status quo they keep maintaining in their productions and its been clear its not what the audience has been wanting. The hits versus misses so far though is definitely in HKTV’s favor, quick look at HK Golden and the insane amount of coverage for The Menu (who also have ties to their other critically well received dramas) cast more or less proves that.
Why would anyone diss OTB, that series was so good. Even if it wasn’t top notch memorable, it was definitely good enough to be up among some of the best stuff.
@sodi “Mary Sue type stories like The Legend of Zhen Huan”
Zhen Huan was hardly Mary Sue. Wu Zetian is not quite Mary Sue. All these characters started out innocent and learn their way of the worlds when deceived again and again. Sticking to ones principle of being good isn’t Mary Sue although I will say Dae Janggeum is Mary Sue in a way. The stories have to progress and characters have to progress and so they must start somewhere and end somewhere else. The only characters that never change is in K Drama and I don’t see anyone ever complaining about the one line progression.
By the way I am surprised how everyone is claiming Greed Of Men is such a great classic, etc. When I first watched it the story was OTT and it still is. Time dulls minds I suppose.
Old Time Buddies came from the golden revival of TVB. Anyone dissing OTB has no idea what they’re talking about.
And I saw Age Of Ultron twice. Apart from Captain America I will say Avengers movies were enjoyable because the individuals actors were well cast. I will worry more for that superman/batman franchise.
TVB is not dying. Hardly. They’re trying to change unfortunately still same old formula. They think adding controversial scenes and more kissing and sex is the way but it is just temporary.
As for HKTV, I have read so much praises for The Menu. But perhaps these same group are ones who want to grab at something anti TVB that is good enough that they praise it sky high. Nevertheless I am watching Beyond The Rainbow and Episode 1 was typical TVB sort of mess except nicer camera quality and I recognise all the actors except if the same actors were to be in a TVB production, you will hear criticisms like same old same old. Frankly it is not fresh or new but the actors maketh the story right now. The story itself is atypical. Am hoping for a breakthrough.
As for Wuzetian, still watching but I am under no illusion this is an Idol drama version with better actors.
@peanutbutterjelly I don’t particularly find it sexist, at least not if you apply it correctly and this can swing both ways. If someone goes around throwing the term often then yes, it forms a basis for potential misogyny or misandry if other angles are factored in.
Wu Zetian being Mary Sue here is because she’s been idealized by the script to the point she pretty much plays out like a fan fiction insert. Aside from the typical traits, you’ve got even more out of place things like her donning on military gear and being on a battlefield. [SPOILER ALERT] They pretty much keep this going till very late into the show and clearly avoid anything to do with her actual rule which is a more entertaining aspect of her actual self [END OF SPOILER]. For a historical figure that has been well documented to the point you can form a believable personality, this character is way off in la la land.
If you also noticed, I said “the millionth time”? Its because a lot of these things is part of a larger trend that has been affecting adolescent girls. Now that China has opened up, the maturity rate of children has accelerated. This is all well documented and if you look at interviews with authors who primarily focus on Mary Sue type stories like The Legend of Zhen Huan, Magic Imperial Concubine, etc. They’re aware of it but it pays the bills so why not? Some of them have even divulged how at ages as young as 10 that a large portion of their female classmates would write this but they were the ones who kept on writing while the rest gave up.
As for Gary Stu, they’re there too. Most noticeable was Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: TNG where he played out to be a deus ex machinima before they scrapped him by giving him powers beyond the comprehension of humanity. Yang Guo was three dimensional enough that he wouldn’t count and he couldn’t do everything, it took him a long time before he reached hero status. Louis Koo in ASTIP you will have to dissect carefully, because he actually traveled back in time then it makes sense for him to be the focal point of everybody given his conspicuous way of doing things.
Words themselves aren’t offensive, if our aim is for them to be hurtful towards someone than yes, that would fit the bill. As long as they’re backed up when it’s murky or if something is blantently obvious that it fits then I see no problem with saying what it is for what it is.
I totally agreed with what you commented about the three couples.
@sodi Idk I think the concept of mary sue is pretty sexist. I mean I know there is a male equivalent of the term but let’s face it, that’s exclusively used for describing female characters. Otherwise why is no one calling Yang guo or other jing Yong characters ‘Gary stues’ (they definitely fit the bill) ? Or what about louis koo’ s character in ‘a step into the past’ (handsome, smart, everyone loves him and falls in love with him , has a solution for everything, perfect character all around)?
@llwy12 Just to play the devil’s advocate here:
I always hear people keep complaining about the decline of quality of TVB dramas and comparing them to classics like ‘the Greed of man’ but the crappy 70’s 80’s and 90’s series never get mentioned? Surely those exists?
I honestly believe that some people are way too blinded by nostalgia, my father for example never liked ‘the greed of man’ and always say how 70’s and 80’s series are better.
I’d even argue that dramas such as ‘War and beauty’ and ‘Rosy business’ will be remembered as classics twenty years down the road and people will say how those are one of the best tvb dramas.
It’s not even like that TVB haven’t tried what HKTV is doing now (high production value, great storyline): look at ‘When heaven burns’ but look at what happened: average to bad ratings. I’m a fan of HKTV dramas and I hope they’ll succeed but I still fear for their survival constantly in HK.
I even listed some TVB series of the past decade that I liked (but of course this list is all personal opinion as I didn’t include super popular series like for example ‘wars of in-laws’ or ‘beyond the realm of conscience’ because I find those drama bad):
Life Made Simple (2005)
Shades of truth (2005)
Misleading track (2005)
The Academy (2005)
Revolving Doors of Vengeance (2005)
La Femme Desperado (2006)
The Dance of Passion (2006)
Land of Wealth (2006)
Net Deception (2006)
Dicey Business (2006)
Fathers and sons (2007)
Heart of Greed (2007)
Catch me Now (2008)
A Journey called life (2008)
The Four (2008)
Rosy business (2009)
You’re hired (2009)
A Chip off the old block (2009)
Sweetness in the salt (2009)
A Great way to care (2009)
No Regrets (2010)
When Lanes merge (2010)
Every Move you make (2010)
Ghost Writer (2010)
A Fistful of Stances (2010)
Twilight Investigation (2010)
Beauty know no pain (2010)
Gun Metal Grey (2010)
Lives of Omission (2011)
Ghetto Justice (2011)
The Other Truth (2011)
7 Days in Life (2011)
Bottled Passion (2011)
When Heaven Burns (2011)
The confidant (2012)
The hippocratic crush (2012)
Highs and lows (2012)
Gloves come off (2012)
Tiger Cubs (2012)
Bounty Lady (2013)
A change of heart (2013)
Always and ever (2013)
Inbound troubles (2013)
Line Walker (2014)
Black Heart White soul (2014)
Come on, cousin (2014)
Never dance alone (2014)
Ruse of Engagement (2014)
Tomorrow is another day (2014)
Shades of Life (2014)
Raising the bar (2015)
I’m not arguing against the fact that TVB had a way more glorious period in the past and that may or may not be due to their passion towards their dramas but we have to remember these things: it’s a different time, young people have more options (a lot of HK youth watch US television shows online) so of course TVB needs to cling on to and pander to their housewife demographic, it’s a business after all.
Yammi kinda looks like Tsa Siu Yan (the famous talk host) in above picture.
I hope she gets some sincere, no-agendas support and help she needs to move on healthily.
@looooooooooo Commercial success =/= good movie.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is a commercial success but it’s only mediocre. Why? Because Josh Whedon didn’t really want to write for it and the movie is only meant as a stepping stone to end MCU Phase Two and prepare for Phase Three which includes Infinity Wars in 2018/2019 as well as setting up for the next individual movies that will build up to that. Notice how the whole movie kept giving off hints of things to come and Thanos plus the infinity stones rather than Ultron? It was more of an obligation to watch it and you could feel something was off on the creativity level.
Similar situation, riding on the name of TITS and famous names brought it success but the movie itself wasn’t all that entertaining whatsoever.
Agree with everything said..
But supposedly Faye ” still wishes to have a baby with Nicholas” … which necessitates the marriage to give legal status of Tse to their baby. (at 48)
Me too. It is a cult series
Raymond lam ‘s character might be a villian
i wonder what the plot is going to be like?? ahh i hope all the oroginal cast agree to return!!! 😀
i made an account just to comment on this LOL omg
this is my fav drama of all time!!! i gre up watching this drama. i rewatched this more than 7 times LOL louis koo was perfect!! i hope the movie will be good T__T
She is rich and she can retire for good.
@funnlim she can be an Uyghur girl or an Indian princess or something lol
I’d die for a remake or spiritual sequel !!
I love this drama so much that I try to re-watch the entire series once a year.
@kolo “i dont believe tvb can ever produce a drama with the level of a greed of man again.”
Very true. Not only the high caliber actors/actresses and the script, also the collaborative effort is no longer there. Excerpts from TGOM’s script were recently published and one of the scriptwriters who had participated in writing the script back then (currently still employed by TVB, now promoted to script supervisor) commented how the director filmed the scenes almost verbatim the way it was written (plus the acting was very meticulous too) and the result was powerful. She questioned whether the directors nowadays don’t have the ability / experience to interpret the script properly or perhaps don’t care as much, as there have been times when the scriptwriters would write a powerful scene in great detail, yet when the director tries to film it, the end result is entirely different.
This is one reason why I’m so opposed to the rumored movie re-make of TGOM that TVB/Shaw Bros supposedly has plans for — there’s no way that they’ll be able to “re-create” the same success, especially if the original behind-the-scenes crew (producer / director / scriptwriter) won’t be involved with the project.
@alluka Yup. As much as I love Roger, I have to disagree with him on the Old Time Buddies thing too. I also enjoyed that series immensely despite not being a fan of the cast and not being from the Shaw Brothers era. Though he’s correct on the piece about productions having to match what audiences want, the problem is that TVB DOESN’T listen to audiences, so that comment doesn’t really apply.
I echo everyone’s sentiments about the nostalgia toward series from the old days (70s/80s/90s). The older series are indeed more memorable and higher quality in terms of script, acting, seriousness of production, etc. If TVB can’t even outdo their own series from the past and instead continue to take steps backwards, they are in serious danger of becoming obsolete.
@alluka,”the current series have low quality scripts. The dialogues are not as interesting and memorable as before.”
absolutely true,not only script but also the story and new actors are not that interesting and memorable as before. not that tvb cant produce good drama’s but its not that top quality as before such as the greed of man and many other classics. i dont believe tvb can ever produce a drama with the level of a greed of man again.
if they tie the knot so much drama for HK paparazzi to write… at her age I don’t think its even necessarily to even get married again she went through 2 already and its a failure… does she really think 3rd time is a charm? Nic on the other side just give him more headache … lol
Tits the movie is a commercial success
I may disagree with what he said. For example, Im definitely not a fan of Gallen Lo but I enjoy Old Time Buddies so so much. I watched it after years since its first air but its quality still met my standard of a good series. On the other hand, the current series have low quality scripts. The dialogues are not as interesting and memorable as before. When I first started with TVB and until 2000s, I can remember quotes in many series. Now? I even dont bother to remember any quotes as they dont fit the current social.
@sodi I also agree 100%!
Catherine Chau is a great example of what is inherently wrong with TVB (and also why it’s so critical to have other options in the form of additional TV stations to generate more opportunities for artists). It’s absolutely ludicrous for TVB to let 17 years go by without recognizing her talent — though I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, since that’s the norm with TVB. Leung Kin Ping is another example — he was with TVB for close to 30 years and continued to be a ‘nobody’ until he ventured out, joining HKTV and also making movies….now he is finally gaining some recognition on an international level (the movie he starred in won an award at the Canadian Film Festival).
@arc78 Should note that the movie, if true, isnt made by Shaw Brother. So it shouldnt be classed in the same category with TITS movie.
@coralie You should see how people react to the planned cast for the new remake version of 尋秦記. The younger artists are cast but when comparing the news of a movie remake with old cast, the new cast is bashed by the netizens.
@freedalas While it’s true that TVB is starting to come out with “better” dramas now (and I use the word “better” only in comparisons to TVB’s own series from the past decade or so), unfortunately it’s too little, too late. The way I see it — after feeding us (audiences) trash for more than a decade, now they [TVB] try to upgrade to porridge, but it’s too late — we’ve got abalone now [HKTV]). Like sodi said below, the advent of HKTV has drastically changed the playing field as there is physical proof now that HKTV’s series are levels above TVB in almost every aspect (casting, script, acting, filming method, production values, etc.). To be honest, TVB’s problem isn’t just that they lack talent — yes, that’s a contributing factor, but everything else counts as well: all the above, plus attitude and sincerity, with the latter 2 (attitude and sincerity) being the areas where TVB has had the most problems in recent years. And even though TVB has made a few improvements the past 2 to 3 years, the heart of the problem is still there — their arrogant attitude, antiquated / restrictive policies, and overly conservative way of doing things all have not changed….unless they are willing to change in these areas, they will never make real progress. Oh and no, throwing money at the issue isn’t the answer – that is, unless they do what Ricky Wong did, which is not just throw money but also put heart and sincerity into it as well.
This is one of my favorite TVB dramas of all time! Hope the movie will be good and not turn out like Triumph in the Skies movie.
Agreed 100%. Very well written.
Michelle still look really fit
Same cast as different character also no mind
Kong Wah is a brilliant actor
Dream comes true
Yahoo ,luv it
Before HKTV aired it might still squeeze by with a grain of truth. After watching the big three from HKTV, it more or less solidifies the argument that TVB has dropped the ball on an epic level.
Their strategy to retain the see lai crowd is crumbling and their solution of popular mainland drama / film foray is nothing more than wool over your eyes by showing a nicer production budget but same old rehash. Wu Zetian is a perfect example of the same thing done for the millionth time, her character is so Mary Sue and aside from a few historical events they can’t ignore the rest is just average at best. In short, it’s not Wu Zetian, its just a fantasy of what producers want her to be mixed in with very little history and an average draggy script selling itself based on the name alone.
TVB also likes to argue that people watch online, except guess what… people who know their way around the Internet are tuning into Korean, Japanese and Western dramas. Even my mom is a lot pickier after being exposed to HKTV, at least she knows why I’m always only half tuning in when we watch TVB at dinnertime.
The past is something people dwell on because it absolutely destroys anything they have been able to produce in recent years. The best shock value TVB can seem to come up with is a rape scene that last a couple of seconds. To name a few, what happened to great characters like Michael Hui (Sunny Chan / Threshold of an Era – 1999) who turned on everybody in his pursuit of fame and fortune once he lost the struggle between his noble self and the darker aspects of reality or Ben Ding ( Deric Wan – Looking Back in Anger 1989) who killed the woman he calls mother after raising him as her own in order to cover himself up and continue to enjoy high society after going power hungry. They haven’t been able to bring back that character depth, storyline, etc.
But its not like it doesn’t exist! Former TVB people made The Menu and look how much fame and recognition it brought to the cast. That’s another thing they need to seriously address, the talent. The difference in watching Catherine Chau against someone in her own age group like Kate Tsui or Linda Chung is so staggering I’m wondering if we can make a special award and just give it to her for Fong Ying instead this year at the award ceremony.
HK Golden Forums conducted an online vote recently and HKTV series alongside actors/actresses took every top spot available.
Main problem is going to be them losing out on future generations who grew up with the Internet and not TV. Pretty much those of us who are adults from Gen Y (1980+) aren’t tuning anymore because there’s an abundant amount of better material as border constraints are knocked down in the wake of Internet.
@funnlim He probably didn’t invite her because she died in the original series. Plus her role wasn’t meant to be big to begin with, so therefore there isn’t much to her storyline. Although Kong Wah also died in the original series too but his role was much bigger than Michelle’s.
Agree with Kenneth, disagree with most of what Rogers said.
This is also one of my favorite TVB drama of all-time. I hope they can bring back all, if not, most of the original cast. I also agree that Raymond acts better in this series, than most of his subsequent projects. I hope this truly happens and that Raymond can reprise his role. It won’t be the same without him.
Missionary either way, is probably not one of his favorite positions, was my first thought on reading that.
Yupz, not exactly nice of his friend to share this info with the world.
There was indeed a period when TVB was churning out run of the mill dramas and so it deserves the criticism leveled by viewers and veteran actors/actresses.
To be fair though, TVB is working hard to address this and going by recent dramas, it seems to be on the right path. Dramas like Raising The Bar, Romantic Repertoire and the current hit Limelight Years are examples of TVB putting in much more thought for the story lines, scripting dialogues with deeper meanings and injecting more realism. The endings are better too as compared to very rushed endings previously.
This pic of Faye resembles Jessica Hsuan.
I don’t think they’ll ever tie the knot.
WCL & Leanne have aesthetic disparity, but they match in terms of personality, goals and stage in life. Typically women aren’t as concerned about looks as much as men, so…no issue there.
Linda & Philip have an income gap. That is typically an issue with Asian culture. Asian guys get the labels of being “Soft Rice King” and relying on their women for income. Maybe Phillip/Linda cares about that so they keep their relationship under wraps. OR MAYBE they just don’t like nosy naysayers getting into their business. I lean more towards the latter.
But age – it is big factor in relationships. Are they both looking for similar things despite the age gap? Is Grace ready to drop her career and be a full time mom? Because that’s most likely what Kevin’s expecting her to do. He’s not young; he wants to settle down. When both parties are at different stages in life, they won’t want the same thing and that pressure to conform to your partner can add to a lot of resentment. Also when an older guy is dating a woman that much younger, there’s usually a sense of controlling that gets involved. They’re scared the younger partner will leave the relationship or cheat on them.
Omg yes! This is one of my favorite dramas from TVB to date. I still watch reruns from time to time.
I was actually more impressed by Raymond’s acting in here than a lot of his subsequent roles (Eternal Happiness being the exception.) I also loved Louis’ personality and his playful acting plus his looks in the drama…but I felt his acting was only mediocre. Still, his character is still one of my favorite.
If they all reprised their roles…well that would be interesting. However, I don’t feel like Louis or the other leading ladies or even Kong Wah are even at that age to do these kinds of roles anymore. Better they find other actors and actresses to do them…even if I loved RL’s acting in here, I would also suggest someone younger to play his part.
Awwww no invitation to your one time crush Michelle Saram??
My all time favorite series… hope the movie won’t spoil the good memories I have of it.
I agree on what he says but the current status of TVB drama is lacking actors and actress they gotta fix that issue beforehand… we often see the same leads.
I remember being crazy all over this drama when I was a kid… lol Hope this comes true and nothing beats the original cast!
I kinda agree with what he saying.
I do not quite understand what you mean by Qing dynasty series not being current. Do you mean you are just tired of Qing dynasty series? I have noticed too many Qing dynasty series are being made,but series from other dynasties are not made as often.
I have not seen a good Wuxia series from TVB/Hk for a long time. However,I have been enjoying many great wuxia series from China. Therefore,I also do not get what you mean by letting “that China guy destroy good legacy”? Didn’t you enjoy some China series before? China has truly surpassed TVb in the wuxia area ages ago so you wonder if Tvb can ever catch up?
I think his friend is just too excited when seeing big improvement on Jay due to his help. I understand this feeling. If you evaluate you can treat your sickness, then you keep quiet, but if you come to the level that you have no hope, just share it, maybe someone will help you, even though the one help you might be the one hates you very much, it’s your luck, and to have good luck, before that you just treated well with everyone. It’s just a sickness, everyone has sickness, very common thing, no need to feel shy and hide. If you get a disease because e.g. playing bad thing, then you should keep quiet.
I think exercise is best thing for pain. My advice is just don’t use pain killer medicine as much as possible
I feel bad for him… :'(
Not exactly in good taste for his friend to reveal that though…
TVB will not film a Wuxia drama in the foreseeable future, given the immense risk to partake in such a venture.
TVB, try to move away from Qing series. It is no longer current. Go back to wuxia! Don’t let that China guy destroy good legacy!
I had a feeling this series is either modern or pre modern but with a touch of “ancientness”(if that is the right word) with wudang and martial arts,which gives this series a pre modern feeling. Thanks for the link. I have seen many China wuxia series with real landscape from China and all so seeing the real wudang is not really new to me. However,for a Tvb series to have that is new since they are so cheap on traveling and production value if you know what I mean.
@hetieshou, this drama is based in modern time,im looking forward because they films this drama in the real wudang mountain temple in china, plus there are many martial artist in this drama like chin siu ho,derek kwok,Yuen Chau and a real high skilled martial art master from wudang who also play a part in it. if you are interested i have a link here which you can see students who going to wudang mountain to learn wudang martial arts.
I do not want to jinx it so let’s wait and see. I have not seen a good ancient series from TVB for a very long time so I really miss it.
Good question Funn. I think it is a pre modern series based on the clothing and descriptions above. It is definitely not a true ancient series as I think those are now extinct at Tvb due to their lack of resources and cheap budgets.
@kolo I haven’t seen any bts or poster pics. Synopsis did not mention when so I was confused. Story kinda old fashioned but tavia looks modern so I say modern times.
@funnlim i think this is something special,one that im looking forward to it.
@funnlim what do yourself think?,looking at the cloth and hairstyle i think they are in the tang dynasty,lol.
@funnlim By the way is this a modern day series?
Haven’t seen a good kung fu series from TVB lately.Plot sounds convulated, poster looks overly photoshopped but otherwise am looking forward to this.
Well if that is the case her fallout with him over a Shanghainese woman and his fallout with her because he is a third party. Basically this is not K drama where love is one line but pure TVB drama.
@jay08 haha. shows that I am objective. But seriously, credit should be given when credit is due. Linda has made her role very likable and watchable. And I must add that her chemistry with Alex is superb, a cute couple that keeps us interested in how their relationship would develop,
@freedalas WOW I cannot believe what I’m reading from you about Linda Chung. Finally a post without bashing Linda? Lol. Thanks. So far 司徒迪迪 have become Linda fans favourite character and yes she is indeed hilarious in so many scenes! Make me laugh a lot too!
Didn;t stop him from fathering a child.
Yes this drama is the best so far this year. Linda’s character is my favourite.
I’m really enjoying it so far Linda and Alex looks fresh together as a couple im chasing this series everyday
true……Linda was not an outstanding performer however in Limelight years…..she was ok…..
This drama deserves the good ratings it has received. The story line is fresh and meaningful with sub-plots of individual characters syncing well with the main plot. There is a good dosage of touching scenes pulling at one”s heartstrings without them being over-dramatized. The dialogue is rich with wise sayings and at the same time quite funny.
Credit to all the actors for doing a very good job. Besides Liza and Damian’s strong performances, the others also pulled their weight including Linda Chung who I have been criticizing for her previous dramas. But in this one, she is comfortably natural in her role, and brought on plenty of laughs without over-acting. Linda has sort of redeemed herself in my view and hopefully she has found her strengths that TVB would recognize and stop casting her in ridiculous roles as in Tiger Cub 2.
oh yeah? here we are not embarking on an general intellectual discourse of may-september relationships, which at best are just academic. we are talking about a specific couple and to me Kevin and Grace have passed the first test of looking great together and the second of being very comfortable and a third test of being open about it. Compare this to Linda Chung and Philip Ng relationship which is not an age-gap factor but yet they neither look good nor comfortable with each other. Worse still, they are hiding their relationship! So stop all high-sounding pretentious arguments and instead focus on specific couples for no two couples are alike that can be treated equally with general comments.
Luckly his wife already pregnant. But it’s not so nice for his friend to share his medical problem…
@candy Charmaine is very pretty and i agree its Kevin’s loss
Charmaine used to date Kevin???Wow… #Charray
@huynh “she seems rather uncomfortable.” yes i agee, here is the whole interview.
you can see that she has suffered a lot in the past,hope she can find happiness in her life again.
@pikap YEAAAAAH! i was thinking back about the sex report about him asking anjaylia too! It all makes sense now, i guess he was already interested in Grace at the time thats why he asked !
I believe tess is implying that Wilfred isn’t good enough for Joey, and that she’s better off bearing a child in the near future as her biological clock is soon due for a natural birth.
Tess, are you Joey’s mom?
@freedalas so your argument is only skin deep…
Sire Ma is finished. She’s good as dead in the entertainment industry. Her greed really spoil her career.
We should not be speaking generally about the age-gap issue between a couple. Arguments for and against will go nowhere. We should instead by directing our comments on specific couples. In this case, Kevin and Grace. As I said somewhere earlier, they really look great together. Both are attractive with pleasant demeanor. As the saying goes, “they look great on each other”. So why not? On the other hand, we have Cho Lam and Leanne. Though age-gap is not an issue with these two, but they look awful together. One is tall and attractive, the other short and ugly. And that’s I call totally incompatible!
Kevin asking anjaylia’s bf how he handles no sex was probably in preparation for dating grace. The media mentioned that she’s a Christian and that she’s a virgin and doesn’t believe in premarital sex.
@chinakat168 try to say that again if kevin is willing to date a 67 yrs old woman.
To me age is just a number.
@funnlim you got to have the foundation first
@funnlim At least she’s “older” than Hannah Quinlivan.
@orchid123 She probably thought it was a porn movie and need not memorize the script. LOL
I think Sire Ma is stupid to ruin her filming career like this…………………
KC calls Grace “Honey” already so it seems to be a real date.
@tess She is still dating Wifrey Lau, so why she has to search for another guy?
@chocobunny it sounds like a publicity stunt to me too, kevin’s never been so open about his relationships…what makes this one different other than to promote the drama?
@jadio HAHAHAHA i’m the same age as Grace and i’ve always had a humongous crush on Kevin…and thought i was too young for him ahha =P guess not
It’s scary when Kevin emphasise on wanting to get married and have kids. Like wtf. He may be old to be a dad, but Grace career just picked up. So she have to get ready to be pregnant and be a mum now???
Kevin sounds interested but Grace is more guarded. Somehow still think this is all made up for some publicity only.
They are history! The press should leave her alone. Besides her opinions on Grace doesn’t matter to Kevin either. She is just his ex, not mother!
Her biological clock is the ticking away…so she should keep searching and I bet she could afford a surrogate by the time she found Prince Charming.
So they are really dating, huh? The thought of she was still an infant when we was 22 makes me feel disgusted. Well…guess love is blind…
Kevin no loss. Cos she is not 22-23 yrs old anymore. 20 plus years not a problem? Y don’t Kevin try dating someone 62 yrs old woman instead????
Charmaine, you are so much more classy and beautiful than Grace. It’s Kevin’s loss!
And here I am thinking I was too young for Kevin Cheng at 26… XD
The dark-haired goatee look really does not suit Kevin at all.
@funnlim I believe Kevin’s answer hints that they are in the early stages of dating. Kevin and Grace are very generous in their praises of each other. In the conservative HK circle, if an actor states that he wants to ask out an actress, I believe it means that they are already going out, but they don’t want to air their relationship so publicly.
Still doesn’t answer whether they are dating.
If he wants kids, and marriage, he should start looking for an older woman who is ready to settle down. Grace is just starting, she probably wants to date a few years.
While I enjoy her acting …
Jessica was ‘chunkier when she started out, and for a few years after. She also had a tendency to look older than her peers then.
Then she slimmed down to svelte midway, and she looked really good.
Maybe that earlier period and subsequent slimming has left an impression, and she doesn’t want to go back to looking like before.
Whatever. I have always her independent modern attitude, compared to some of her peers, who always need to latch onto one man after another fails..
What’s the world becoming like? Celebrity openly admit to extramarital affair and mistress standing righteously in public eyes. So sad
You probably will, in the last 5 minutes. Everybody will reach an ideal state ..in the last 5 minutes.
the sight of her boobies must be creating a swelling effect on weenies.
not gonna lie, her boobs looks really nice on that white shirt she was wearing. i couldn’t stop staring at it once i saw the pics LOL. btw, i am a girl
@dramadrama they both stated that they are interested in each other. they both are getting to know each other stage and that they are good friend as for now. but they didn’t deny the possible of them getting together. kevin also stated that he will ask grace out for movie and shopping dates hehe.
Oh please! Either heavily padded bra or silicon but i would say the former is more likely.
Jayne, are you going to cover about Kevin admit dating grace?? Is it true???
Kay has really lovely breasts. I wish I could touch them.
i read in a prevous artile also on jayne stars titled”Come Home Love” to Conclude with Episode 804 that
Eric will rekindle his relationship with angel
but why is a 3rd person comming in to the picture and why does he have to forget every thing includding his relationship with angel after secretly loving her for so long then finally being able to be with her ..really want to see Eric played by Kenny Wong and angel played Florence Kwok back together again and married angel waited long enough
please come back to TVB for a serie… they lack so much veterans…
David was so handsome, I used to like he hairstyle a lot back in the days… he acting was awesome, too sad he left the industry.
Back then the industry was very dark, people were getting cheated into movie they didn’t want to take part and some actress had to sleep with some boss to be in movies.
117 and she needs to lose weight?
Please help me what a screwed up world we live in. Celebrities and their wisdom.
Was the heading written by a writer with perv tendencies?
No wonder I found it strange to see him in it. The same thing happened to Lawrence Ng, except hardly anyone knows that David participated in such a movie whereas Lawrence Ng had a lot of publicity because the movie was popular. I think it also happened to Kenny Wong Tak Bun as well.
Anyhow, I am sad that some producers trick actors as well as actresses into doing porn, regardless of how much they pay. I think it happens to actresses as well but sadly, they seem to recover from it worse than males who have been in the same situation.
Don’t we all. Le sigh.
Phillip Ng is so cute though! Linda Chung chose well. He’s super good looking. If only he honed an idol’s image rather than a choreographer, no doubt he’d be super popular.
Regardless, they make an incredibly cute couple. I ship them.
What is with the obsession with this girl? I’ve never considered her gorgeous so I have a lot of trouble with understanding people’s worship of her and her body.
I wish they would just go and write their own script from scratch instead of trying to hitch onto the sidecar of the classics. Now they are trying to catch onto the “Election” and the recent “Greed of Man” hype and use their actors for publicity.
I’m not sure that recreating a classic movie will rekindle the magic originated from its predecessor. New movies and series tend to over-complicate a lot of the simple, more tender-hearted moments and scenes that stole our hearts.
@kolo – Thank you for sharing the link! I was not aware that Yammie accepted an interview recently. From the preview, she seems rather uncomfortable. But understandably so, as she has been away from the prying public eye for a long time. I’m excited for this interview!
@tess she looks much better in a recent interview by now tv.here is the link,its only a preview.
“minimize your impact that you have on my family, especially on my sister. I believe this is not good for her upbringing and development to a teenager”
That should be directed to his father. That’s if he cares about his children’s upbringing. But seriously, if you’re the children of such a horny guy, then suck it up. There will be mandy #2, #3, #4 etc. Learn to live with it will ensure you get some inheritance! What a whiner.
@funnlim dating with the intention of getting married doesn’t mean they’re engaged yet…they can still be dating and enjoying that stage. and some people are engaged for a long time, no big deal
@funnlim yeah I agree! I see grace in her too, but it wasn’t until you mentioned yangmi that I saw both of them. What’s seen now cannot be unseen.
A 21 years old mom. I still have trouble wrapping my mind around that.
Was Jay always this sweet? I feel like he got sweeter after Hannah got pregnant LOL
grandfather can buy the whole Frozen world for he grandchildren =P
mandy is such a disgrace for not breaking up things and the father is the source of the problem as well….
@orchid123 Definitely better to watch the Mandarin version, as the Cantonese version is so weird-sounding…I watched half an episode and already couldn’t stand it (got so distracted with the horrible dubbing that I found it difficult to focus on anything else).
By the way…the peak rating was actually 29.49 points — technically not quite 30 points yet (Mingpao reported the actual true rating whereas Oriental Daily and other tabloids rounded the number up…I guess they’re THAT desperate to report 30 points, eh?).
@funnlim Yup, there truly is nothing to watch (though to be honest, it’s been that way for years already)….except in the midnight timeslot, that is.
On a related note….with the success of The Greed of Man’s re-broadcast in that time slot, looks like TVB should place more focus on re-broadcasting classic series — it will definitely help with the ratings issue. I heard that they are planning to re-broadcast 1989’s The Justice of Life after TGOM finishes — absolutely great choice, as that series also tops the list as one of TVB’s greatest series of all time (keep up this classic series re-broadcast thing, TVB — you’re finally doing something right so let’s not ruin it, ok?).
@rika Yeah. Agreed on your point. But in this case, she really have nothing to do on changing chau pak ho life………..
@dramadrama Two wrongs do not make one right. His father is pathetic but she is no angel either.
@kolo I think this is Alvin’s son by his first wife, not his current wife Heidi. I’m not sure if he left his first wife for Heidi.
@funnlim if he have guts he should scold his father too. who is the cheater? and his mother is pathetic,sure for some ppl money can buy everything including your soul.
Wow. Never thought he had a son and teenage daughter. I agree with mandy on this, she is not the one who is changing things in his life. Who is the one who didn’t keep his pants on????
id blame mandy but then i realized the guy is the source of the problem
I think Kathy’s Lady Yang was one of the more interesting characters in this series. In her limited screentime, Kathy did a good job to convey the complicated emotions of her conflicting identities. In truth, I felt more sympathetic to het fate than Empress Wu. She looks great for age and its strange to see her have a grown up son.
@funnlim Totally agree with you. The series is way too bright. It looks a bit fake in everything …………. not natural at all. I don’t like the Cantonese dubbing …………….. lack of emotions. Perhaps it is better to watch the Mandarin version.
@coralie i am touched too
I suppose many fans would like this. I personally prefer to be shown the happy moments(s)(s) that they experience together or both approaching difficulties together which strengthen their relationship rather than been shown concluding happy moments (which is more gesture than anything else). For a series running into so many hundred episodes, this should have been possible and should have happened (not like the 20 or so episode type, where there is insufficient casting time). Hope they don’t just cast both running into each others arms at the last 5 mins or so of the show or a finale of all actors (each achieving the desired status/stage) in the last 5 minutes. That would be as good as not done.
I think if her intention is to date with marriage in view, this has got to be one of the longest engagement ever.
Please if you have balls scold her in person. Unless daddy threatens end of inheritance.
Admittedly she looks great for her age. But anyone with that thick make up and ten spotlights on the face will look good.
That’s embarrassing haha. Celebrities need some privacy too. Things like buying sheer panties shouldn’t be publicized like that.
And I think it’s sweet how Chilam confessed his love for Anita and she was so touched.
if kenny wong loses his memory includding his past and his history with angel ( Florence Kwok) and if a 3rd person comes in between them then how are they going to have a happy ending ?
now I am starting to wonder do i really want to watch what happens to florence kwok and kenny wong at the endding i was actually hopping that they would pick up were they left off and then get married
Instead of forcing yourself to watch just because there’s nothing else, how about reading books or other activities? TV shouldn’t be the only source of entertainment.
Still one of my favorite actors from TVB. Love the character he portrayed in Gem of Life. To me his best performance in TVB.
@funnlim I find it quite lavish that #RebeccaZhu is renting two luxury apartments and also owns a third property. It doesn’t appear as if she is renting the third property out for income either.
His baby is not the only baby in the world who needs constant care and feeding every 2-3 hours. He is not the only father in the world who is sleep deprived, nor his wife.
Every NEW parents go through it.
Perhaps it’s just me, but the quotes from the article simply rubs me the wrong way.
I don’t really like the series. But like what fun said, what else is there to watch???? Limelight years is very entertaining so far. And kudos to Linda for her breakthrough role in it.
I miss him!!! Love his acting. And he is sexy tbh.
she is 22,and aron is 45 but he looks like 30,so physically they are matching lol. and nowadays there are many young/old celebrity couples going well, like roger kwok/cindy au. nicholas tse/ faye wong etc.
@msxie0714 As you said, she is 22 so legally, she is an adult. Even if Aaron is interested in her, let’s hope she has the common sense to reject him given his track record with women.
this is definitely not love on the first sight for her. she can say that she wants to know him better if he is the right one,but if he is chasing you, he will let you know his best sight and comform your wishes. you can just know the real personality of a person when you are actually dating and living together. only then you will know the details and manners you never know as friends.
@spearmintx3 It’s called ‘playing hard to get’
I was going to say the same like you. Thanks
Wait! I thought she HAS accepted him and they ARE dating? We are not talking marriage here, just bf and gf. Don’t play hot and cold, if not he runs away. Anyway I think they’re dating.
Could hardly believe she is already 34.
@jayne Maybe he is just shy.
Not surprised since not much to watch on TVB right now. What else to watch?
Am enjoying so far and is typical palace scheming series and nothing more. Sometimes I feel too much emphasis on the clothes, the men’s clothes however very cumbersome.
By the way the series is too bright like some pointed out. As if 10 spotlights on their faces.
I must however say the voice acting is great (mandarin version).
High ratings eh? That must piss of those anti-mainlander HK’ers.
Aaron Kwok—She’s only 22. keep your hands off her!
Yes, indeed he’s one of those actors that can actually act, not handsome but has charisma. Hope he come back to TVB to act.
I hope she doesn’t make him wait for her so long.. I hope she is also showing that she is interested in him like how he is. Making him wait for so long can make him lose interest, but i believe that if he really likes her he would wait as long as he can.
he indeed one of the handsome TVB actor back in the days, he sure is now as well, I sure hope he returns to TVB I miss he acting and drama.
@kidd Kenneth Ma seems to take very little initiative when it comes to relationships. He may think that this is the prime time of his career and wants to focus on establishing himself more firmly before dating.
@orchid123 He’s not handsome at all. But he is terribly sexy. He oozes with charisma and yes, sex. Funny that he is … never mind but he is to me TVB’s sexiest actor.
Sexiest actor in TVB.Please come back!!
She is pretty but not drop dead gorgeous. Her looks is obviously from her heritage. She looks like a cross between Yang Mi and Grace Chan and a lot of mixed blood in between but I do think she looks as her heritage dictates. There are a lot of pretty girls in China, whether real or not, question is how does she sound and can she act? If she can’t, I don’t care if she is drop dead gorgeous.
She looks very pretty in the above picture (right side picture). You are right, but she looks just regular in other pictures on Google.
No. In general not all Chinese females in China look all pretty – just like every country in the world.
“I’m not extremely handsome” ……………………….. he is pretty honest. I never found Bowie Lam handsome, but he acts well.
Just google her, i mean at some photo she looks actually really pretty! But also looks really ps~
Does all Mainland China people female actually look that pretty in general? Or is it just celebrities LOL.
am i the only one actually thought he was handsome back in the days when he was with TVB? im not trying to say he is not handsome anymore but like to me he was most handsome when he was acting out his character!
Moses Chan seems to be an excellent husband and father. Aimee is super lucky to marry him.
@kidd Indeed. But the article has merits in its questions. If she is living beyond her means, it would certainly imply she is being sponsored by someone.
If the man is single, why not just term it as a relationship?
You want higher viewership? Give us a good story worth rewatching a decade on. Transparent bra is gonna be censored anyway since Empress Of China certainly taught us that lesson.
Still young so can try for at least 2 or 3 more. I believe Moses has matured in terms of finances.
“Around this time, Rebecca’s luck in the entertainment industry also began to change, as she was given more prominent roles. ”
Did the writer forgot about ‘Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles’ or purposely leave it out because it did not match with his/her article?
@jayne Seem like Kenneth Ma is just NATO (no action talk only). That’s why all the girls moved on.
“Both Christians, Don impressed Rebecca with his theories in life.”
Don did have a lot of life experience to learn from. He faced and overcame a lot of hardships when he was in Mainland China.
This pair really came out of left field. Who would have thought? They has never done any work together and Don just came back from Mainland.
Tracy looks super cute here!
^ “she is also plagued by extreme pessimism and nihilism. Negative thoughts are a frightening thing; it pushes one into the abyss of darkness and loops it endless times till the person’s will to live is completely destroyed. Unless she wants to walk out of it, otherwise she will be stuck in the death loop till she destroys herself.”
Totally AGREE! While one can argue she was biologically pre-dispositioned, the negative experiences factors she encountered is miles more than what any normal person sees in their lifetime as well. But for every one person like that, there is always a far worse case.
Yes her life was very unfair, compared to most people.
BUT how to face it henceforth also remains within herself. This is her own self-reflection button she has to push to avoid the continuous negative spiral downwards.
An unchanging ‘Woe is Me’ victim mentality will not help. Her life has been hard … but to use it as propelling motivation to live it better henceforth can be a positive motivation most victimized people cannot see.
There is no magic one-sz-fits-all solution. It is a combination.
She still has her own mobility, and two legs to walk and do stuff for herself. That, in a way is better than many people in hospitals who are helpless.
NO amount of counselling or medications (with its own negative side effects depending on individual – it totally dulls some people) will magically help, if she stubbornly doesn’t want to move and re-frame her thoughts for her own future moving on forward
Reality is – she may not have anything/anyone to live for. Even people with families may have kids there only because of assets and property or what they can get, NOT because they’re there out of love and filial piety. Not much different from being~feeling alone.
At the end of the day, people live for themselves.
No one/no good friend can bail anyone out as they lie on a hospital bed suffering. In fact some well- meaning visitors can become ‘bright and chatty’ irritants when patients are just trying to quietly cope and battle with their private pain.
They are the golden couple. Love them!
This woman had no shame!
She had suffered a great deal in her life no wonder she is mentally unsound now. Hope she’ll get better and move on with her life, but I doubt she ever will. Sigh…
@hetieshou Realistically, the chances of her finding a man whom is willing to fund her medications and care for her is close to 1%. Not impossible, but highly improbable. I am not sure how profound HK’s public mental health welfare is and whether the state allows a living relative or close friend to institutionalize her against her will. Nevertheless, if friends or family do care, I hope they can find ways to compel her to continue to seek treatment.
She was one of my favorite actresses during my childhood so it is rather dejecting to see her become like this. She may have had a rough life which resulted in her thinking that she has nothing to live for. But we all know that is not true. As long as she wills it, new bonds can be forged again and again. Besides her mental health issue, she is also plagued by extreme pessimism and nihilism. Negative thoughts are a frightening thing; it pushes one into the abyss of darkness and loops it endless times till the person’s will to live is completely destroyed. Unless she wants to walk out of it, otherwise she will be stuck in the death loop till she destroys herself.
While biologically predispositioned, a person also has to have many accumulated factors and environmental triggers/catalysts to bring her to this state.
This poor woman really had a lot of emotional hard knocks in life.
What she perhaps needs is a positive relationship/s to restore some faith and trust. She needs someone who genuinely cares with no motives = that makes a world of difference.
A professional can help with counselling and medication, but even that has limits. Counselling is about putting things into perspective and reframing, facilitating self-knowledge. Ultimately that also lies within herself if she cannot buy-in anyway and push that button from within herself.
No one is going to be with her through life, except herself. Even in the happiest of marriages, one person leaves prematurely, sometimes even 20-30 years ahead.
Some people can be independently strong and operate well solitarily alone, some social types always need people around them, social validation-agreement from others when making decisions. Their world collapses when these fail them.
Even if Yammi belongs to the latter group, she has to be strong, to think independently for herself.No one can hand-hold her for life too, even if they have all good intentions.
She’s vulnerable to manipulation at this mental frame of mind too – which she perhaps sensed when she thought (true or untrue) that some friends had religious agendas for helping her, and reacted accordingly (Mary Han, church, buddhist beads of her parents etc)
The only person accompanying Yammi, is herself. The ultimate buy-in and button to push for change has to come from within, even when she has already ridden too many emotional roller-coasters to be so mentally/emotionally scarred.
On another note, how ironic life can be.
The botox and aging-phobic industry peers her age who love themselves a lot, and take care of themselves; spa and do all they can to ‘artificially alter and control’ what they can to the point of grotesque (Irene Wan Pek Ha comes to mind) ……
And here is Yammi at 49 and disheveled on the street, not in spa-form or clad in all designer duds … yet her natural beauty still comes across as pretty with good bone structure, even as she sits on street corners smoking.
I agree with you that at the stage that she is in she really needs professional help not just a man in her life. However, maybe having a guy to love and care for her is also something she really needs in order to help her get that professional treatment that she needs. Right now with no family or financial back up, how can she get any kind of help? But honestly, in her condition,which guy would be willing to put out so much effort and all to love and care for her? She may be suffering from serious mental problems that may cause her to not only hurt herself but possibly others too. I feel very bad for her but at the same time,who can truly help her now?
I have heard about her sad love life through the years and feel very sad for her. I remember that her first boyfriend committed suicide while she was filming Hier to the throne is… But she was very professional during the filming and did not let it effect the filming progress.
She also had a sad childhood so I feel so bad for her that she seemed to have a sad life throughout. Some may have a sad early life but at least had a happy adult life. Yammie sadly has not had much happiness in her life. She was even kicked by that one Taiwanese actress too. Life can truly be so cruel to some people but so good to others. You really wonder if karma even exists at all?
The only thing she truly needs right now is not a man, but professional help. From her erratic mood swings and self harm tendencies, she seems to be suffering from bipolar and it is only a matter of time before she hurts herself if left untreated.
@kolo Well, with such incompetent management, it’s no wonder that Wong Ching was able to take over so easily and completely ruin ATV. They (the management) only have themselves to thank for getting to this point.
Also, to me, this further proves that ATV doesn’t care about its employees. Being able to pay their employees should be the first and foremost concern, yet time and time again, they (ATV management) are ‘toying’ with their employees’ livelihoods. I honestly don’t understand why the employees even bother to stick around anymore….sure, I get the “loyalty” piece, but come on, loyalty can only take you so far, especially knowing that ATV doesn’t give a crap about their employees.
@llwy12 something is better than nothing,if they had handled matters on this way then they are already saved now, but unfortunately their strategy was everything of nothing,still they think they have room to negotiate?
@sodi Yup…in a way though, it’s kind of sad, especially for people like me who grew up during the HK entertainment industry’s “golden era”. When I see what TVB was capable of producing back in the 70s/80s/90s and how far gone all that is now, I can’t help feeling a bit pained at what we lost. In recent years, I keep hearing people “complain” about us being so overly nostalgic about the “good ole days” of TVB and what is the big deal anyways….well, it’s hard to explain to people who didn’t live through it or experience it first hand. Hopefully, with the re-broadcast of The Greed of Man and all the recent nostalgia that has come out of it, people will start to have a better understanding of why we hold these classics so dear to our hearts!
@funnlim Definitely Beyond the Rainbow, as that’s the series HKTV has scheduled to air after the horror series Karma. I’m actually looking forward to Beyond the Rainbow, as it boasts a fine cast and I can’t wait to watch everyone battle acting chops (plus it’s been awhile since I’ve seen Felix Wong in anything, so definitely looking forward to that).
@elizabeth Yes, The Final Verdict is excellent (another Wai Kar Fai production by the way!) The series is very dark though so may not be suited for everyone — but that is definitely another classic that is well-worth watching. The cast was excellent, the script was excellent, the acting was excellent (Kenneth Tsang was amazing in that series — I remember watching the series for the first time when I was little and he scared the living daylights out of me, especially his crazy “murder spree” scene)….
@funnlim: I agree with you about Looking Back in Anger (which was also produced by Wai Kar Fai) — that’s one of the best series that ever came out of TVB and to this day, it is still such a great classic!
I love Wai Kar Fai’s productions — his series are always so meaningful and thought-provoking…plus he’s one of the few producers who dares to “push the envelope” and challenge convention in a conservative HK television industry. He’s my favorite TVB scriptwriter and producer…definitely miss watching his quality series from the 80s and early 90s (especially given all the crappy series that have come out of TVB the past 15 years or so).
Once again, ATV management are being retards! Ok, fine, 5 million HKD may not be enough to pay all their employees, but with their dire situation, something is better than nothing…I’m sure their employees would rather be partially paid than not paid at all. So stupid…it’s because of these types of bonehead decisions that ATV got into this mess in the first place! I guess Ip Kar Bo would rather ATV close down on 5/29 as rumored than to agree to anything with HKTV (ironically, they didn’t think twice about selling all their classic dramas to TVB, did they?).
ATV deserves absolutely NO sympathy. Good riddance to them — please close down now and put everyone out of their misery so we don’t have to keep hearing about your management’s stupidities for another year!
I believe there was another white knight in talks but I fail to see how extra guaranteed money to help keep you afloat for a while longer is bad business. Buying more time seems like a valid strategy given their current state. They could’ve done a rental monthly contract with HKTV in case the new investor doesn’t agree with the arrangement, but the demand compared to the offer has such a wide gap that I have to wonder if the white knight talk is the reason for this display of confidence in their demand or if the executive level has simply gone full retard.
The employees who were die hard loyal can at least start considering other options knowing nothing is in it for them in the near future. ATV has been rotten for so long that they should consider themselves lucky to still be in business as a non-factor anyway.
@mtt84, no mather deal or not they are already death,its just delay of the execution.its better for the employee now they can find another job much earlier than estimated.
Would think that at this late stage, they could at least think about the employees (to be paid in part if not all)
If the reporters had seen how Damian and Adam interacted behind the scenes in the initial sales presentation for “The Conqueror’s Story” (before Damian had to pull out and Kwong Wah joined with a switch in roles), then they would not make up this ridiculous story and insult both these professional actors.
Although $5 million HKD per month is the minimum they will get, it is still not enough to pay the wages of the employees.
The costs are much more than that. I am not surprised they demanded more money.
@msxie0714 Call me weird but i find some actors to look better with the Manchurian hairstyle than their natural hair. lol Can someone tell me the summary of both dramas? tia
@orchid123 That’s because Ip Ka Po mainly wants the money in his own hip pocket, not to pay his poor employees. I feel for them.
@funnlim In Ding Hai’s mind, he was giving his sons a dignified suicide instead of being mutilated by the mafia. see it as a warped version of Emperor Chongzhen of Ming killing his concubines and daughters so they would be not raped by the Manchurians when the forbidden city fell.
Ding Hai is stuck in his own little world where he’s the hero and everyone is out to get him. Its ironic that he threw three of them off the building, watched his eldest jump down by himself but then he chickened out at the last minute. At last he was brought to reality that he was a hypocritical coward.
With boneheaded decisions like this, how is anyone supposed to feel sorry for ATV shutting down?
@funnlim Go and watch “The Final Verdict”. Its excellent!
@kolo that’s true. Ding Hai believes he is an upright and blameless person in his own little world. But he does know that he has gone overboard say when he punched Damian into a coma, but then he justifies his actions by blaming everyone else. I find him quite fascinating as he’simpulsive and immature but not stupid. In fact, he over analyses and comes up with his weird rationales. I find him irritating because he just won’t get the point but cannot hate him because he really does not have evil intentions.
@funnlim Agree. I think ATV is stupid in not accepting the offer. Something is better than nothing until April 2016. At least their employees will get paid for the wages owed.
I don’t get it. What could be mutually benefiting (one wants a place to broadcast, the other funds to continue) and yet this is like a dead end. Either ATV has no vision or they have a better deal.
What hair? he has to shave for the ugly Manchu hairstyle.
really ATV you’re struggling and still demanding such high fees?!? this is a joke or what… ATV is losing here compared to HKTV they have nothing else to lose as they already did.
This offer would be good for both side but then ATV is being so arrogant and start to act all so mighty we don’t need your money. good luck ATV, can’t wait to see the day you closed down for good.
In the meantime TVB is all laughing and enjoying this whole drama.
Thank goodness he will not renew his contract. I cannot bear to watch his “acting”. A perv, pedophile, arrogant, wooden “actor”.
If people who comes to this forum can only accept positive posts of an actor or actress, then it isn’t much of a forum isn’t? People who comes to this forum should be mature enough to accept criticisms of his or her favorite actress and has every right to defend her. But it’s plain wrong to tell another forummer not to post anything negative. I would not deny you of the right to say all good things about Linda and you should not deny me the right to say all bad things about her. In any case, I really don’t have any good things to say about her acting or singing.
@sodi thanks. It is beyond the rainbow. But didnt see that title in the lineup. So strange.
@kolo Not ott at all. He hated her anyway and she is not his mother. He resented her.
Ding hai’s situation was insane. He threw them off the building. Adult men. Looking back in anger was more elegant.
@funnlim,i dont think is ott. i can understand why adam threw his sons from the building,if you know Ting hai’s character and in what a terrible situation they are in that moment, then you will understand it. yes another classic is looking back in anger,but dont you think that deric wan in the serie who killed his mother not ott?
@elizabeth in Ting hai’s mind he could not be evil because he never seen the wrong things he did.you have to follow Ting hai’s way of doing things otherwise you are wrong,no mather what. he can never see the point of other ppl.
I’m sure he will be very greatly compensated for his awesome head of hair….
@llwy12 yes agree with that, adam’s uniqness is that he can give you a feel of naive childishness in this character with a IQ of that from a 8 year old child.,which alex never can.
@funnlim Perhaps one of the following?
Beyond the Rainbow:
@dramadrama It’s crude and tactless, but Kevin is probably just curious and asking out loud what goes in other’s mind when one claims to be devout Christians. He can’t really ask when the lady is alone or it may seem like harassment or proposition.
@msxie0714 same questions running thru my head…..
@llwy12 thanks for the link. The uniqueness of Adam’s Ding Hai is that even though he is the main antagonist, he is actually not evil. He actually cares a lot for damian and sean and family but he expresses it in a terribly wrong way. In fact, he never sets out to commit evils but ends up doing it anyway.
I see Ding Hai as a slightly schizophrenic with some social dyslexia as he always feels victimised and cannot understand social cues from other people. He is empathatic to the Fong family in comparison to his sons and feels bad for hounding carol on the stand.
I love the depth given to this character. I think Alex would have portrayed him to be a psycho but not as layered as Adam’s.
I remember this series. When I first watched it, I enjoyed it but frankly at that time I didn’t think it too highly. Still don’t. The whole throwing sons off the building is OTT as much as I believe the sisters were thrown off as well?
So long ago. For me the true classic is Looking Back In Anger.
And I hated the ending for Greed of Man for that ambiguity again.
Anyone, everyone, someone!!
Just saw a new Felix Wong series trailer on TV, problem is I didn’t catch the Eng name. Anyone aware of a new Felix Wong series debuting?? The title?
@elizabeth I posted the link to the article below. It’s the “reunion” interview with David, Michael, and Derek where David himself said that Mark Cheng was originally supposed to play his role of Hau Hai and he was supposed to play Bowie Lam’s character Chan Tou Tou, but one day, he was told by either Wai Kai Fai or Tsang Kan Cheung to play Hau Hai instead. That was definitely a great decision, since David is perfect for the role of Hau Hai.
The article also talks a bit about Ng Kai Ming as well.
@melodylai It sounds like Etta Ng all over again. i do feel sorry for the child but BOTH parents are responsible.
i dont believe this, he always behaves as cool as he can and is not a bla-bla guy either,what made him to ask such indecent,creepy questions? i only believe it if he was drunken when he said that.
@elizabeth Yup, I read about that too in scriptwriter Tsang Kan Cheong’s interview. I actually agree with him that Alex would not have been able to make the character as impactful as Adam. Alex is known for being fiery and OTT in his acting and to me, if he played the role, it would’ve just been the same as all his other roles…Adam brought a uniqueness to the role that even Alex wouldn’t be able to achieve.
> Etta Ng Wants to See Her Father, Jackie Chan
WHY?!?? Curiosity? What a slap to her mother’s face.
What is a father anyway?
Etta can see her ‘father’ anytime in magazines and in the tell-it-all articles where JC shamelessly brags about himself and his ‘glorious past’ – like it’s something to be so proud about. He’s everywhere except in her life (or his son’s).
Some kids can be so ‘confused’ aka foolishly stoooopid.
NO matter how ‘bad’ Etta considers her mother is, or screams out to the world that her mother is alcoholic – her mother didn’t abandon her, and brought Etta up as best as she could. From what is said – it seems despite being alcoholic Elaine does have her daughter’s interests at heart … is pretty strict, and wants her to do stuff any mother would probably nag her child about (like h/w and stuff).
It wasn’t an easy life for Elaine either. A more discerning mature and reasonable kid would be able to cut through all her mother’s emotional coping issues (ie alcoholism) at least to realize who it was that stood by her, and raised her up without much support.
Regardless of whose mistake it was. Sure, her mom did wrong in having that tryst with JC, but he’s equally at fault for sleeping around as a married man with a family. And worse, not taking up responsibility for it.
I recall reading how Elaine set up shop buying this that and those household necessities (clothes rack etc) and mother and then-young daughter carrying it all back home, and even her old car was a loan or gift from Chingmy Yau Suk Cheng.
Nor did Elaine choose to abort her, or put Etta up for adoption … (easier ways out of the situation) and choose live life again as a carefree single. Huge difference in responsibility levels.
Etta should just stop being a drama queen and wisen up.
@sodi I really do.think tvb did a fantastic job at covering up and the fact they bothered to match the costume colour. Its the level of attention to details. As for the story frankly this is idol drama. I suppose the roper version should be cctv version.
He must be the ‘must try the goods first before purchasing’ type…….
But it’s really weird to ask in front of the gf too. He wanted to do the deed for the bf is it????!!!
@funnlim Are we talking about 14 in modern terms or 14 in Tang dynasty terms? Because at her current age, she’s actually way ahead of her peers already to the point she can hold official office and quite ambitious rather than what she’s been currently portrayed as. Rough around the edges, yes, but not to the point where I have to question she doesn’t understand the rules of the game. They’ve also taken great liberities to tone down the importance of her family and her own personality / education level which looks to me like they’re setting things up for a lot of misery to come. To be fair though, I’ll give it a bit more time but honestly looks like idealized version incoming to gain sympathy for her later actions to come.
What TVB said was that they did an edit themselves then they were passed the mainland edited version.
Here’s a link: http://www.ihktv.com/wu-ze-tian-shou-shi.html
Near the end: Tsang Sing Ming (曾醒明) pleaded for grievance: “This was set by General Administration of Press and Publication, TVB and overseas had to broadcast the version with additional clothing using special effects as it was perceived more natural. They then gave us the original version with added work and it was not added by TVB itself.”
If you stare enough it looks a bit fake but it’s passable if you don’t focus on that area and compare it to the clothing. The other main difference I remember is a lot of the shots are zoomed in above chest level and more of a focus on the face. It got so ridiculous in China that people started mocking it by doing their own zoom-ins and censorship on social media.
Cleavage issue is probably getting more discussion than the series itself.
@funnlim The series covers the whole life of Wu ZeTian but when it bases 60 EPs on the ten years of her life then squashes the remaining 60 years of her life and achievements into the last 30+ EPs, she does come along as a white lotus Mary sue. I’m not too sure what the film wants us to think about Wu ze Tian in the last ep. The characterization is very weak. Li shi min is one of the better characters.
@elizabeth I get what you mean. If he doesn’t die the story doesn’t move. Since tvb will probably cut the scenes I hope he doesn’t die too soon but wont be draggy.
can amy fix my TV?
@llwy12 I just heard that Alex Man was supposed to be Ding Hai! It all fells so strange with the original casting now. Alex could have done well as well but geesz i wouldn’t want to within ten feet of him when he’s in character!
Guess that’s why he’s still single?! All the girls will run away, too scared !!! 😀
She doesn’t need a father like Jackie Chan.
@llwy12 Where did you hear that Mark was supposed to take David’s role? I want to see too!!!
I dislike Mark’s acting back in those days. He was great as the pscyho killers but I do not find him charismatic enough to take on David’s role. I actually have trouble imagining him pashing Loletta in a romantic way. Glad David got the role!
@funnlim Zhang FengYi is pretty much a top-notch actor in China. He did a lot of Chen Kaige movies back in the 90’s. Though I do enjoy his performance, his Li Shi Min will last for 2/3 of the series which I find the story pace too draggy at first and then too rushed near the end.
Lol trust tvb to resort to heavy flavour again!
What’s the proper pronunciation for Anjaylia and Epaphras?
What kind of names are they?
@sodi I don’t think she is Mary Sue. After all she is only 14 and not exceedingly bright as in saying whatever she wants since she is raised that way so she will learn to be more tactful. But Mary Sue? No, she is not. Quite cunning, not that innocent and being 14, rather cute. Don;t forget she is up against those who are at least 20 years older.
The rest of the elements is atypical because every palace intrigue drama is like that unless it is TVB which doesn’t have all that. So far I am liking what I am watching and I appreciate the effort to cover up the boobies in a way that is not too obvious, i rather like the costumes that way but the hair is the problem.
As for being too bright, they have to because we have a 30 plus year old playing 14, thick make up bright lightning etc is a must. Fan Bing Bing looks so unreal, she is to me the problem.
By the way I wonder what’s the difference between TVB ver and Mainland China cut version apart from boobies proofed in an inoffensive way. I still find it too slow for my lacking, considering there is a loooooooong way to go. I am however appreciating the fact that the actor playing Li Shimin will be given ample time to leave a deep impression and that actor is regal and impressive. Chen Daoming is better but he may be more expensive so I will accept this equally great actor.
True, and his wife Heidi apparently was recently reacting with mocking comments on her FB, to their trip pictures together, reminding her of status difference.
Sad, both ways.
– For both Mandy (who isn’t anything really, in the relationship) and the wife who is also expecting – it can’t be fun either seeing pictures of your husband with his preggie mistress on trips,
One of my favorite couples!They always seem so down to earth and comfortably at ease happy with each other in every picture I see of them.
Maybe technically Amy may have “married beneath her”,
Esp since Sean Lau wasn’t famous back then – he was ok, but nowhere the movie box office calibre he is now,
And some also called it beauty (fair) + beast (he’s dark and not handsome) pairing back then.
But I always felt it was a very wise choice in compatability, Amy chose well. Despite being way more highly educated; she doesn’t work or act, and is free to do whatever she wants as he seems happy to provide (without megastar ego)
Sean also seems really patient – I recall reading of one shopping trip where he waited outside for her friend and her, despite being a mega box office hit these recent yeats.
Sean seems (wisely) concede to her as well. This is one of the key happiness men don’t realise. Give/ budge one inch, and get 2 feet in return from women, who are more emotionally inclined to soften and reciprocate.
@melodylai Opposite for me. The first few episodes already foreshadows the same palace drama to come for the first half the series. Mary Sue aka Wu Zetian is innocent, headstrong, and cute before being stomped on like a doormat for 40-50 episodes. In between you can throw in your mix of abortions/baby killing, forbidden love and long stares at each other, dressing up in warrior and eunuch clothing, people performing inhumane feats and killing a dozen guys with a swipe or flipping around on their horses etc. In all honesty though, new group of actors, new dynasty with slight historic variation due to time period but another rehash of plot is what it’s currently shaping up to be.
I ain’t letting the “new and shiny” thing fool me just yet!
@orchid123 It’s definitely bright but I’ve seen enough of it that I think it’s a staple lighting technique they use enough of. Kind of like how TVB does lighting for their shows.
@melodylai I don’t know if it was because of the CGI on the costumes, or even the whole drama series, I found that the photography of this drama series was too bright (too white to me). It could be due to the poor uploading of the series to TVPad. Does anyone feel the same on their TV?
@mike I think so. Not many people could afford to go to study in the States as an overseas student without the support of his/her family, at least not in the last 25 years.
I am pretty sure he may have sounded rather casual and joking tone. Unless he was super serious and that would be creepy.
@anon It is not bigotry, it is an observation. We can say now love is boundless but back then, surely there were the same observation.
@coralie Quite simply because she is highly educated and she is not. Which is why I said she may be said to have married beneath her even if he is rich famous talented. But that is a moot point considering they’re happily married for so long.
Lmao that was pretty blunt.
Lol one word: prick.
@llwy12 It’s like the host said when he was doing the interview with the cast from The Menu. Hongkongers still love their dramas and if something is worthy of support locally then of course they would love to follow it, it makes quite a difference in enjoyability for a lot of people if you have to watch with subs or dubbed.
But since TVB barely has a level of creativity above what China is churning out, then naturally they would flock to Korean, Japanese and American dramas. The amount of imagination, creativity and execution of their series sets world standards on what good series should be like. China can’t do that because the government censorship but Hong Kong is different, it’s a shame TVB decided to practice self-censorship on itself but since their aim is mainland for more $ then chances are it will look like more rehash of tired themes are on the way. Perhaps they don’t think there’s much of a future anyway for HK so they’re looking 10 to 20 years down the line since the government doesn’t seem to care either. But the projection of soft power does work though and money makes its way back into your economy through other sectors as Korea and Japan have proven by exporting their cultures through media.
Dang! I love Fei Wo Si Cun’s tragic novels but why Hawick Lau? He’s typecasted in this kind of characters all over again. No breakthrough just simply mediocre actor!
I’m really enjoying watching The Empress of China regardless of who sings the theme song. There’s only 3 episode out so far and so much has happened already, I’m totally hooked! If only I could understood Mandarin, I would totally watch that version since all the episodes are out, I don’t have to wait for the next episode hahaha!
Also, I can’t get over how insanely beautiful the set and costumes are, and as someone who is studying and wanting to go into TV production, I admire the time and effort the editors have had to give into doing all the CGI on the costumes, they made the extra piece of fabric look so natural!
I’m super excited for the rest of the episodes xD
Kevin’s so blunt! I mean it’s natural to be curious but ppl normally ask their same sex friends and not the couple together. That seems tactless and rather embarrassing.
“Mandy does not want to interfere and burden Alvin’s own family” Yet she’s dating and having the baby of a married man, who’s own wife is pregnant.. I just feel sorry for the unborn babies, who’ll probably grow up having to hear about how their dad couldn’t keep it in his pants *sighhh*
@funnlim Dunno how she married beneath her…Sean Lau is famous and talented.
@winniec I have watched Ep. 1 of “Limelight Years”. Agree that Linda Chung acts differently, but her acting is a bit over-exaggerated. She does not show much pain when she yells, she looks more drunk than sad. But it is a good sign to see her doing something else. We should watch more episodes before we make a fair comment.
this looks exactly like a TVB drama… a married man but then he openly dating and having mistress in the public media eye… then Mandy accepts the fact she a mistress but then wants to have her child surname under Lieu that’s quite unfair for the child.
@freedalas Yes if you don’t like her don’t even comment, anti-fan! Linda’s acting in Limelight years is different and enjoyable.
If you dont like here then why are you wasting time here reading what media has to say about her nobody wants to see your disrepecting comment about her
@funnlim “One would say she married beneath herself.”
That statement is very typical HK mentality. Please don’t sound like a bigot. Love has no boundaries regardless of educational status.
In other news, I miss Amy on-screen.
A good choice of him not to renew his management contract. There is plenty of opportunities in mainland china where the payment is higher.
If he wants to work in HK, then are also multiple options. With the arrival of new TV stations, they need experienced actors that can lead the TV series, so I expect big paychecks to sign him and other previous TVB actors/actresses.
@alluka I agree! I actually read an article the other day that talked about how the “after 80s” and “after 90s” crowd are treating TGOM like a brand new series that they are chasing even more than today’s series, since most didn’t know about TGOM due to being too young. Those of us from the older generation who were around during TVB’s golden years are re-watching the series and re-living the nostalgia and great memories of the series.
I normally don’t like Adam Cheng’s acting too much, but in TGOM, he was definitely excellent — his crazy Ting Hai character is such a classic and definitely the most defining, breakthrough role of his career. And Damian — he was awesome as well….all his scenes after his character comes out of the coma up until his death still make me cry each time I watch….
@elizabeth Yup, I like these BTS tidbits as well. Another revelation: David Siu said that Mark Cheng was actually supposed to have his role, which I actually can’t imagine because David himself is a very versatile actor…I feel that David is better suited to the Hau Hai character than Mark would have been.
I agree that they should do a reunion special, as that’s definitely more significant than some movie version (which most of the original cast already said they probably won’t participate in). As it is, the media is already doing all sorts of reunions with the various interviews with the ‘crab brothers’ as well as the rest of the cast.
@funnlim Is she from a rich family or something?
@funnlim It still looks quite toned.
congratulations to sean! well deserve!
is it just me i feel like he’s more happier with mandy than when he’s with his wife LOL.
anyway, if the report is reported true that mandy truly love him and doesn’t want to burden him, should i say that is called “power of love”?
His body is usually better than this.
One would say she married beneath herself. But Sean is a graduate from university of life.
Don’t want children or can’t have children?
Linda is doing ok in this series I Like eps 1 kinda of funny on how she yelled at the couple getting married I too keep rewinding it back to that scene cant get enough of it ^^
I have not watched Limelight Years yet. But I don’t need to watch it to know that Linda would be horrible in it. She has shown all these years what a lousy actress she is and it would take more than a miracle if out of a sudden she becomes a good one. TVB stubborn as it is just can’t take all the negative feedback about Linda. If TVB wants to save ratings of its dramas, one sure way is to drop Linda completely.
@funnlim After the utter, utter disaster of Tiger Cubs, I’d take anything better than cringeworthy. Maybe she’s doing better cause the veterans are holding her up here.
@chocobunny They didn’t fight back because they owed the international triads billions spent on stocks and they would be killed if they stepped out of the building. They were afraid of death yet knew there was no other way.
I thought Damian and Adam acted just fine. Adam was supposed to be psychotic and over the top.
@llwy12 It was nice to see that the three had kept in touch, but sad that they did not take down Ng Kai Ming’s phone no.
I think Michael’s acting would have been wasted if he was given Derek’s role, which had much less impact. Michael brought out the in-your-face sleazebag that Ding Yik Hai was, the role that was pivotal in keeping the feud between the two families going until Ding Hai came back to bring the tension to new levels.
However, I felt sorry for Ai Wai who was supposed to have that role. He would have no doubt been an irritable Ding Yik Hai with his versatile acting, but he also was funny and enjoyable to watch in the cop role.
I like these small BTS tidbits that come out after so many years. Maybe TVB should do a GOM reunion special instead of a movie version.
@funnlim hmm but even Liza Wang praised Linda that she reallly broke through her image in this role. I feel she ISNT holding back and sometimes it can look overacting but thats normal for comedies. You shouldnt be so critical on everything and just enjoy the drama. How is breathing supposed to be acted out? You just breath o.o if she had to think about how to breath just to breath , then that would be horrible.
@funnlim indeed,her acting style is very different than before,i never seen linda act like this.it looks good,this drama could be bring her the tv queen title this year.
@sodi Drunk huh? Suspected so but didn;t look drunk at all. Not just can’t summon enough breath but like she is holding it in and yet can’t quite genuinely release it. Even breathing seems so difficult for her to act out. I don’t know what’s wrong with her. Has she lost her passion for acting? Or does she care too much that it hinders her?
I read many find her funny in here, I find her funny too but not in a good way. If Alex Fong is a better actor in any particular scene, you’re doomed.
@funnlim I get what you mean with that scene, it’s way better than her yelling performance in TC2 though but that honestly isn’t saying much. For some odd reason she can’t seem to summon enough breath to yell/scream effectively so it looked like she was just a drunk troublemaker mocking the couple rather than someone who was trying to vent her frustration because of her past. Perhaps that was the intention? But I didn’t feel like that was what she was suppose to act out. *shrug*
HKers Aarif Lee and Kathy Chow have big parts in this drama, along with Taiwanese actresses.
@sodi Thanks! I have not watched TVB series for a while.
I think Linda is doing awesome! I watched the episode 1 like 5 times and each time her character makes me laugh.
Jinny acts better than linda, jinny acts quite natural
@miriamfanz I saw that scene where she was screaming at the newly weds? Decent is hardly the word but since she has been terrible I guess anything is an upgrade. I wish I know what’s wrong with Linda. It seems like she is just out of it.
Saw episode 1 , linda match with Alex fung, she look like his mother, she look so old
If the court needs to ASK then the government won’t give it to them.
@funnlim She’s way more decent in Limelight Years than in Tiger Cubs or ATIBIS. Still kinda fake though.
@funnlim Linda was freaking funny in episode 1. Not sure what u were watching! She was great. she’s not awful. She did a fantastic job!
@orchid123 She was referring to 華麗轉身 that Linda is in.
@funnlim Was Linda Chung in this drama series? I thought it was a Mainland Chinese production with only Mainland Chinese artistes.
I’ve watched it already….good to see Damian filming again and Linda is not bad in this series so far so good la…..
I just watched 5 min of the new series with Linda in it and I kept wondering what made her into such a god awful actress? What happened? Did she suffer some trauma or something?
@freedalas well, a subsong can get famous than a theme. Let’s say More difficult, more love which is a subsong.
@funnlim I dont say it is bad. It ends rushly as other TVB series but overall watchable. I think Johnson’s chac changed his mind too fast. His chac is actual inconsistent. Sleepy BB is a chac out of Kate’s safe zone and I think she is fine.
RR is excellent as a series except the rush ending as well. The change of Duncan is just weird. Why he suddenly betrays his bbf was a mystery. But the series is so plesant to watch and I just like how Joyce plays her role. Good acting *my two thumb up.
So although both have flaws, They two are best series up to date in 2015 of TVB. Definitely two gets TVB back to track.
@freedalas Her acting is sub-par but I think she is a more than decent singer.
I am pretty sure this is a sub theme. They already released joey’s song and it looked like the theme song. It was like a minute clip and everything.
And no offense to linda but if this drama already has so much anticipation and it was so popular in china, it makes no sense why they would not use joey as the theme song. Joey is much more famous than linda and it would be a waste to not use her as the theme.
Agree. Both are as ugly as the father. That is if one can call him “the father” when he had never acted like one.
Rightfully so. A sub-standard singer should only be singing the sub song. In fact, she’s very lucky to given the sub song to sing, with that weak voice of hers. And for completeness, she’s more than a sub-standard singer. She’s also a sub-standard actress.
can’t michelle find another guy in this whole wide world?
@alluka was it that not good? I thought togehther with romantic repertoire it was one of the best series in recent tears. It has its issues but for the most part I love the way the characters are written. Yes what Kai said about the father mother is wrong but it is the mother who is warped not him.he is trying to see from her point of view. Blame the mother. I think everyone did well but I must admit Johnson Li was impressive towards the end. Very memorable characters and well a ted. Kate was funny too even if sometimes too fluffy. But it is better than most give this series credit. It ended well in its own confines. Didn’t like the last scene but before that it made sense. I really love Kai and his fathers relationship. One of the best depiction of father and son even if obvious father doesn’t love his son the most . This is a different tvb and like romantic repertoire where it ended not quite good but I feel for the most part both series were excellent .
The series ends ridiculously. It starts well but ends up quite bad. However it is still watchable. Maybe this is why its rating is higher than the previous ones. For acting, Joe is pretty good but it isnt a hard role to him. Kate improves as the series goes and can see her pass out of her safe zone. Tracy is different, she is good in the beginning and goes down after that. Overall, I can finish it.
Btw, when TVB can get rid of those so-you-are-my-mother/Father-but-not-who-I-grew-up-with?
I believe only the epic drama like TGOM which can get 5-6 points for night show can say of “stelar show”. And only people like Adam who made many epic characters can make overact, dramatic becomes acting. Any other is just junior, shouldnt be mentioned when saying of acting. Kinda funny to see TGOM topped the viewership on myTV, much higher than rrcent series. It tells that the recent series cant compete with the old ones.
I’m watching this drama currently (till ep 3 only) but i feel that the 2 characters Adam Cheng and Damien Lau tend to overact especially Adam. Just my opinion. The drama looks very dated too. However the opening scene where Adam threw his sons to their deaths was really chilling. In reality wouldn’t his sons fight back? i mean when i first read about this part without watching the drama yet, i had thought that his sons were small children but lol, they turned out to be grown men!
@kidd Plagarism is not about advantage or who aired first. It is about overwhelming similarities. So let’s see if there are any such overwhelming similarities.
@miriamfanz Very confusing isn’t it because isn’t that Joey singing themesong???? Sub song say sub song lar. Maybe there is another sub song since that series is long and probably lots of songs anyway.
By the way kudos to TVB for the smart covering up. I am truly very impressed and I am not being sarcastic here.
I understand that they seek for a simple life after getting married – which is great! But you have to admit, Lok Yi knows that money will no longer be an issue because he will always have financial help when things don’t go their way. Either way, still happy for them!
she’s singing a sub song, not theme song
Huh? Didn’t Joey and Jinny sing theme/sub-theme songs already? The songs have already been released.
Both are inspired by the same true story.Of course, there will be similar elements.
So, I disagree with Peter Chan suing Lost and Love for plagiarism.
‘Dearest’ already got the advantage by being aired first and got award for it. So, why still need to sue?
@funnlim The term we commonly use here in the US is visual impaired, seeing the term visually disabled, is hard to absorb. Translation error or common term use by HKgers?
There was an article yesterday that reunited 3 of the 4 ‘crab sons’ (Michael Tao, David Siu, Derek Kok) in an interview where they talked about their experience filming the series. Apple Daily also did a nice recap of some little known ‘behind-the-scenes’ stuff about the series, interviewing some of the artists involved with the series at that time (i.e. Michael Tao wasn’t the first choice to play Yik Hai, Vivian Chow’s ‘Han Mui’ character is based off a real person, detail on some of the scenes that were cut out of the series and why they were cut, etc.). Everyone seems to be into the Greed of Man craze right now!
Arrgh… really hated the last few episodes. The part where the police women mum and dad are rogether again. The back together part is ok, as the dad is changed, and taking care of mum now. But I hate that part where johnson lee is telling his gf that out for love, u should even endure being beaten up by hubby, and just have to endure with a hope that he will change!!! I wanna puke at that part!!!! I dont find the madam was wrong when she called police at that time. Just that they can showed she forgive her dad after so many years. But it seems like tvb trying to show madam was wrong in the first place!!!!! pui!!!
@kidd Totally agree with you. It could be a Mainland China’s decision. C.Y. Leong was only a “figure head”.
Etta Ng (吳卓林) had very similar look like Jaycee Chan
If CY Leong insist on not letting HKTV get a license, he will come up with another reason. What I fear most is that it’s not even CY Leong’s decision, but, Central Government (Mainland China CCP) decision.
But, I really hope HKTV can be granted a license this time. I like their series o far and hope to see more of it.
Last time, they refused the license to HKTV because according to them the market can’t have 5 TV companies.
Now ATV is basically gone, they need to find another reason to not give the license to HKTV. However, people are already suggesting that the government will appeal and it most likely take another few years time for the outcome.
Also, another contender has applied for a new TV license, people behind it got ties with China (like the other TV companies), so I expect they will get a TV license and HKTV not getting anymore (how unfortunately it is).
Interesting choice of words. So govt will reconsider but doesn’t stop them from saying no again.
@hetieshou It is a great classic! It had good acting from both the veterans (Adam Cheng, Damien Lau, Kenneth Tsang, Kong Ngai, Law Lok Lam) as well as the newbies of the time (Sean Lau, Vivian Chow, David Siu, Bowie Lam, Amy Kwok, Carol Yeung, Michael Tao).
I agree with @ sodi that GOM had little to do with stick and investing and up til now, I still have problems understanding how it worked in the series despite watching it over 10 times.
But the suspenseful plot and original characterization will win you over. The main character is one of the selfish ones and the main antagonist is strangely the most fascinating guy to understand and analyse. You will love and hate both, laughing and crying all the way with every twist that pops along.
@ hetieshou By all means, watch GOM! Even if TVB manages to gather a great ensemble of start power to remake GOM, it will not be brave enough to go the extremes that the originals did with the violence and the plot will be predictable and soppy.
@sodi Agreed…definitely on the same page with you there! To me, all this “victory” does at the moment is throw egg on CY Leung’s face over the lame excuse he gave with the license denial – most likely he will just wipe the egg off and come up with a different lame excuse (and keep coming up with one until his term is over…that is, if he ever leaves…argh). And if it gets challenged in court again, then so be it…..
hmm..you right i aslo think that c.y. leung will come up with another excuse,thats the only thing he is good at,lol.
but i still believe in a miracle for hktv,lets hope.
@llwy12 I’m on the fence with this one, it rings a hollow victory since the law merely states they need to reconsider and aren’t forced to grant one. This might just pass as more ammo for people to use since Hong Kong is embroiled in a bigger issue with universal suffrage. They’re going to need to actually try and spin this one hard now that ATV is closing, not that their first excuse made much sense in the first place.
July 1 is coming up and this is probably just going to be rolled in though I think it will be big this year. Chinese government is going to have their hands full trying to block instagram, facebook, twitter and social media when #hk689 gets revived again. Eerie how 689 also can refer to June, 1989. O_O
@kolo Here’s the updated article from SCMP. I got a kick out of the part where the court told the government they have to pay HKTV’s legal costs…haha!
@kolo Unfortunately, this is CY Leung we’re talking about…. since he’s dead-set on not giving HKTV a license, he might still deny them – because technically, the court didn’t say that he HAD to grant a license – they just said that he should “reconsider” (which can be interpreted as “re-evaluate HKTV’s application”)….he can very well come up with a different excuse the next time around. Sure, he will probably incur the wrath of the people, since HKTV has gained a lot of support the past couple months since launching, but quite frankly, I don’t think CY Leung gives a crap – after all, everyone in HK already hates him anyway….
@mike I believe she cited she wanted to spend more time with her child.
yes i’ve heard it,great news,but what do you think about the chance that hktv will get a tv licence now? can the Chief Executive in Council ignore the advise of the high court? thats a big question i think.
Did you guys hear the latest news? HKTV won its judicial review against the government!
Details in this article:http://llsmusings.blogspot.com/2015/04/breaking-news-hong-kong-court-orders.html?m=1
@tess What was the reason why she suddenly left a popular series at the time Best Selling Secrets (同事三分親)?
I also agreed with all of you here. If Jackie Chan can be 1% of the man in real life of the roles he played in his movies than he should acknowledge his daughter. Why does he bother saying that he feels guilty if he is not doing anything to make her life better. She is 10 times better off having a regular man as her father than someone like Jackie Chan. He is a terrible father to his son and a lousy husband to his wife.
She is good person! My all time fav actress! hoping she come back soon for another tv drama.
One of my all-time favorite actresses! Hope to see her acting again in the near future
She’s my all-time favourite actress! Hopefully she’ll act with Bobby in a new drama soon!
@llwy12 To be fair, the show had very little to do about stocks. It uses it as the battlefield but aside from when he graduates from an apprentice, there was very little to do about it and the final climax where he won was anti-climatic. It was more crazy and enjoyable with the aftermath of the Ting’s then him actually winning because we’re led to believe throughout the entire series that he inherited his father’s brilliance yet he won in quite a lame manner. Maybe back then people didn’t know as much so it passed but presently, with so many into daytrading and HK being a financial hub, it’s funny to watch that as really having any real depth in terms of investment. On the contrary, it touches on the basics only and even that is debatable.
What made it great was the acting and complex story revolving around the interactions of the families and his struggle with love. No doubt, The characters/story were memorable and the cast was stellar.
Visually disabled? Is saying the word blind now non-pc?
@hetieshou The Greed of Man? Hell yea — absolutely MUST-WATCH!!! The script is well-written (hey, it’s Wai Ka Fai, so of course the script is good), the series is well-produced (though there are some scenes that Wai Ka Fai was forced to edit out in order to comply with broadcasting rules back then, so some parts may come across choppy), and the acting is STELLAR!! I’ve watched the series many times and continue to love it despite not knowing a thing about all the stock / investment stuff they talk about in the series. If you’re not keen on the story or theme, watch the series for the cast, as we’ll never see this cast combo again (for obvious reasons). And if you have the original DVD version, definitely keep it, as it’s one of TVB’s best DVD box sets that they’ve ever released.
I can’t wait to watch this movie….been waiting for it to come out for months already! Fellow Jacky Cheung fans who attended the Beijing premiere said that the film is absolutely worth watching and the entire cast did a great job. Definitely planning on watching this movie (maybe even more than once) when I’m in HK. Oh and the theme song is starting to grow on me too (the Mandarin version sung by Jacky as well as the Cantonese/Korean version sung by Jacky and Siwon Choi).
Awww she looks great and a wonderful person I miss her alot in TVB hope she will come back and film another series with Bobby would love to see them pair up again ^^
@llwy12 Oh, mind, you/it (the blog, i.e.) seemed very professional. I don’t have time to read now but will come back to read. Korea did a successful job in exporting their culture. The chinese film industry is a large part of HK’s culture and they can do so too, export what they are good at, expand on what they are good at & have been doing for so long and export or retain to attract people to HK, many others. The big boys should not be so protective over their turf. They should be able to lift the industry in HK to greater heights and enjoy the greater pie.
Love her! She’s a wonderful actress and a good person.
@hetieshou Kenneth Tsang’s acting has always been critically acclaimed. Winning the Best Supporting Actor award was long overdue.
Why is there so much news coverage of these two? One is cheapo philanderer and the other an irresponsible single mum. Who really cares what either of them thinks? Neither of them deserve any respect, especially Jackie Chan who has lost all credibility. It’s not newsworthy in any way.
With Damian and Liza in it, it should be good by right. But since TVB is idiotic enough to let Linda be in the drama as well, then we forget about watching it. Unless you are someone who likes to be tortured by shallow acting, same facial expression, faint voice and nothing but sweet sweet sweet, then be my guest.
Was this series any good? I heard so many good reviews about it but still have not seen it yet. I recently ordered a copy by accident but am wondering should I watch it. I would love to hear what you guys think.
Thanks so much for the info! I was wondering about why their surnames were different for a long time.
My mom has a lot of knowledge about the e circle back then as well,but that one of the things that she did not know. Great to know though.
I agree with you that seeing any actors/actresses whether they are veterans or not get the recognition that they deserve is such a great thing.I totally agree that people always say so and so is old and all. I feel that is the wrong way to think and it is great that if you truly have talent,regardless of how long it takes,you will eventually get the recognition that you deserve. My mom was soooo shocked when I told her that Kenneth is 80 and just won best supporting actor. She was like, “didn’t he win that a very long time ago since he is so talented?” But sadly,these days it seems based more on looks,connections, popularity and other things besides true talent. However, it is still good to know that talent recognition still exists in spite of all that.
Just as I thought… according to today’s article (in Chinese) from Mingpao, TVB has denied that a film version of The Greed of Man is in the works. TVB’s spokesperson Tsang Sing Ming said that a film version was “suggested” but they have not decided whether they will even move forward with the suggestion.
When asked about the movie while attending Johnnie To’s birthday party today, even Sean Lau himself said that it was likely just a rumor…
Really Really enjoying this series. Both Joe and Kate did very well. I thought the latest 2 eps felt kinda like old fashioned TVB dramas, especially the part where Joe Chugs the bottle of beer ready to take action, then Kate stops him and they kiss in the night before he leaves. The humor is so funny in this drama without being dirty. If only Kate could win best actress for this, but too bad it’s comedy.
@kangaroo HKTV extended the deadline, since ATV has responded saying that they will discuss with Ricky Wong about the offer.
In terms of more TV stations – well, looks like that’s a possibility given all that has happened the past month or so…but again depends on the government and how everything ends up panning out. I did a recap on my blog just now for those who may be interested: http://llsmusings.blogspot.com/2015/04/latest-updates-developments-in-hk.html?m=1
The last deadline was 20 April? HK needs more tv stations to expand in this industry. There are talents and with more platform they can expand the industry.
Didn’t i read somewhere Jackie was not interested in reaching out, connecting, having a relationship with his daughter? What a douche to deny himself and his daughter a father/daughter relationship! She grew up without him, i am sure she will do just fine without him in her life.
@little Totally agree!
The pics were taken at ruine brederode in Zantvoort. Just saw on internet they also shot in The Hague, my place… How the earth did i missed that?
Ip Ka Po also has said that in worst case scenario, May 29 2015 is the last day of ATV if there is no additional funding or new investors.
Hmmm…this actually wasn’t the best article to translate about the HKTV proposal to ATV, as there is a lot of information missing and it doesn’t give a good picture of the latest on ATV. Also, there have been a few recent developments in the HK television world that might impact ATV’s decision on whether to accept HKTV’s offer (including new buyers for ATV, new players applying for a free-to-air TV license, and also other stations trying to get their hands on ATV’s broadcasting spectrum). Oh and there’s also today’s development about a Mainland investor who bought a controlling stake in TVB (which may impact what ultimately happens to ATV and also who will get their license). The next few months will be very interesting to see how things are going to pan out for all parties involved….
@kolo We do have beautiful castles in the Netherlands. Maybe it’s cheaper filming here than in the UK
See post from @Celin. U know by any chance where the pics are taken?
Thanks so much for the info. Can’t figure out though where it is…
Nodding and agreeing to all commenters on this thread.
As for title: “Jackie Chan Feels Guilt Towards Illegitimate Daughter” … no sh*t. If he cannot feel anything at all, is he even HUMAN?
Why is anyone even according him ‘Big Brother’ status like as if his opinions/actions are gold?
It’s definitely an interesting cast, and it’s good to see some of the ‘Come Home Love’ actors and actress’ getting other acting opportunities to exercise their acting abilities besides being restricted in a sitcom.
Also, here’s to hoping Sisley’s acting won’t be as bad as it was in Young Charioteers *fingers crossed*
@hetieshou Linda’s mom took a stage name – her true surname is Tsang, just like Kenneth.
I think a lot of people nowdays don’t know about the relationship because the whole family isn’t as active in the industry anymore (aside from Kenneth). I actually found out back in the early 90s from my mom, who even explained to me who Jeanette Lin was and how popular of an actress she was back in the day (my mom is quite a treasure trove of knowledge when it comes to the entertainment industry back in the day…lol).
For me personally, I always like seeing veteran actors/actresses being recognized, especially those with such immense talent as Kenneth. It’s great to see these artists getting the recognition they deserve and not being cast aside as ‘outdated’ (believe me, I’ve heard people say that about some of the older artists). It makes me a believer again in the saying that if you truly have talent, you will eventually recognized….
Anyone watching? is this drama any good?
Is it the trend now that tvb’s films are being remake into movies…but this is a great film! Remember watching it when I was a kid though I didn’t know much of it but the Ting family gave me nightmares.
@mike Oooo. So that’s the Chinese name. I am currently chasing this drama too. Finishing this week. Hehe.
@tess …. looks good for 80
I was wondering the same thing. I am guessing a combination of whatever English they know,translators when available and body language.
I am also glad that Kenneth took the chance to become an actor. Great that it all worked out for him. Of course we all know how talented Kenneth is and would excel in anything he wanted to do.
Do you know why Linda’s mom and Kenneth have different surname’s? Are they half siblings or did one of them take a stage name like in Paul Chun’s case? I have always been curious about that. I think that was another reason why I did not know that Linda’s mom and Kenneth were siblings.
I just found out recently that Linda was Kenneth’s niece too. I heard many years ago that Linda’s uncle was an actor too but I did not know that it was Kenneth though. My mom was surprised too.
Yes, it is truly great that Kenneth finally gets the recognition that he deserves. My family always enjoyed his acting so we are all very happy to know that he finally won. His win also shows that it is never too late for anything.
She and Kenneth Ma should just hook up since both always express wanting to find a partner in interviews and both are still single.
ATV has replied to HKTV’s proposed tie up. They requested for $10 million HKD per month. Ricky has not replied to their proposal.
Can’t wait to see line walker movie
@kidd Hahaha! Based on how unoriginal TVB is, that will likely be the plot…and the movie will suck!
By the way, so far, On.cc is the only mainstream media outlet I’ve come across that has mentioned about the movie (none of the dozen or so Mingpao articles that came out today about The Greed of Man’s rebroadcast mentioned anything about a movie version). You guys should read the original article from On.cc in Chinese — the way it’s written is such a joke…they make it sound like Sean Lau is a TVB managed artist or something….and the Chinese article actually mentions Eliza being cast as the new version ‘Han Mui’ (Vivian Chow’s character) due to her being liked by audiences and her association with food (hosting food shows and such, I assume?). Oh and let me guess….Grace Chan will play the new version of Amy Kwok’s character then….
Once again — TVB: LEAVE.THE.SERIES.ALONE.!!!!
Jackie Chan needs to just shove it! No more books please, as none of us are interested in reading about your sexcapades, nor are we interested in hearing you ‘brag’ about what a disgusting husband and horrible father you are (and a despicable human being to boot)! Oh and if you ever do open a museum, hotel, or vacation resort, make sure to tell us the name so we never go visit…lol!
lol…. and they can have a /facepalm too.
Soon, this midnight broadcast is going to turn into a game of “which classic will they ruin next with a movie” (if true)
Will be hoping that the A-list at least decline so TVB has no drawing power to make this movie, with what little creativity they can churn out its pretty much guaranteed to be lacklustre riding on the name alone.
I guess Amy Kwok’s character will just also have to magically disappear/die too offscreen.
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33. Alex Fong, Linda Chung Awkward in Intimate Scenes in “Limelight Years”
34. William Feng and Ni Ni Stop Malicious Gossip Over Break Up
35. Louis Koo Splurges $300 Million on Science Fiction Movie, “Virtus”
36. Alex Fong, Linda Chung Awkward in Intimate Scenes in “Limelight Years”
37. Charmaine Sheh Not Interested in Staying at TVB?
38. Ruco Chan: “Slow Down and Enjoy Life”
39. Ruco Chan: “Slow Down and Enjoy Life”
40. Charmaine Sheh Not Interested in Staying at TVB?
41. Queenie Chu Defends Fiance Despite “Cheating” Photos
42. Grace Chan’s Parents Have a Good Impression of Kevin
43. Ruco Chan: “Slow Down and Enjoy Life”
44. Grace Chan’s Parents Have a Good Impression of Kevin
45. Nicholas Tse and Faye Wong Push Back Marriage Plans
46. Ruco Chan: “Slow Down and Enjoy Life”
47. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
48. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
49. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
50. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
51. Grace Chan’s Parents Have a Good Impression of Kevin
52. Charmaine Sheh Not Interested in Staying at TVB?
53. Grace Chan’s Parents Have a Good Impression of Kevin
54. Alex Fong, Linda Chung Awkward in Intimate Scenes in “Limelight Years”
55. Alex Fong, Linda Chung Awkward in Intimate Scenes in “Limelight Years”
56. Grace Chan’s Parents Have a Good Impression of Kevin
57. Chow Yun Fat Celebrates 60th Birthday
58. Charmaine Sheh Not Interested in Staying at TVB?
59. Alex Fong, Linda Chung Awkward in Intimate Scenes in “Limelight Years”
60. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
61. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
62. Queenie Chu Defends Fiance Despite “Cheating” Photos
63. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
64. Grace Chan’s Parents Have a Good Impression of Kevin
65. Ruco Chan: “Slow Down and Enjoy Life”
66. Grace Chan’s Parents Have a Good Impression of Kevin
67. Charmaine Sheh Not Interested in Staying at TVB?
68. Charmaine Sheh Not Interested in Staying at TVB?
69. Charmaine Sheh Not Interested in Staying at TVB?
70. Charmaine Sheh Not Interested in Staying at TVB?
71. Grace Chan’s Parents Have a Good Impression of Kevin
72. Grace Chan’s Parents Have a Good Impression of Kevin
73. Charmaine Sheh Not Interested in Staying at TVB?
74. Bernice Liu Stars as Villain in “Lost in the Pacific”
75. Grace Chan’s Parents Have a Good Impression of Kevin
76. Cathy Tsui Speculated to be Pregnant with Fourth Child
77. Grace Chan’s Parents Have a Good Impression of Kevin
78. Charmaine Sheh Not Interested in Staying at TVB?
79. Ruco Chan: “Slow Down and Enjoy Life”
80. Queenie Chu Defends Fiance Despite “Cheating” Photos
81. Charmaine Sheh Not Interested in Staying at TVB?
82. Charmaine Sheh Not Interested in Staying at TVB?
83. Ruco Chan Denies Having Fall Out with Linda Chung
84. Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan are “Not Officially Dating”
85. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
86. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
87. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
88. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
89. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
90. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
91. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
92. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
93. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
94. High Court Asks Government to Reconsider HKTV’s License Application
95. HKTV and ATV Collaboration Proposal Dissipates
96. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
97. Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan are “Not Officially Dating”
98. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
99. Ruco Chan: “Slow Down and Enjoy Life”
100. Ruco Chan: “Slow Down and Enjoy Life”
101. Ruco Chan: “Slow Down and Enjoy Life”
102. Ruco Chan: “Slow Down and Enjoy Life”
103. Ruco Chan: “Slow Down and Enjoy Life”
104. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
105. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
106. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
107. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
108. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
109. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
110. Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan are “Not Officially Dating”
111. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
112. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
113. Oscar Leung and Tina Lok Share Wedding Photos
114. Ruco Chan: “Slow Down and Enjoy Life”
115. Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan are “Not Officially Dating”
116. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
117. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
118. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
119. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
120. Yammie Nam Accepts First Official Interview in Years
121. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
122. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
123. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
124. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
125. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
126. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
127. Yammie Nam Accepts First Official Interview in Years
128. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
129. Nicholas Tse and Faye Wong Push Back Marriage Plans
130. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
131. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
132. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
133. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
134. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
135. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
136. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
137. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
138. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
139. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
140. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
141. Nicholas Tse and Faye Wong Push Back Marriage Plans
142. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
143. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
144. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
145. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
146. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
147. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
148. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
149. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
150. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
151. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
152. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
153. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
154. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
155. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
156. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
157. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
158. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
159. Jay Chou Forced to Sleep While Sitting Up Due to Spinal Disease
160. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
161. Nicholas Tse and Faye Wong Push Back Marriage Plans
162. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
163. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
164. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
165. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
166. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
167. Louis Koo Invites “A Step into the Past” Cast for Movie Remake
168. Roger Kwok Defends Quality of TVB Dramas
169. Roger Kwok is “The Last Imperial Physician”
170. Jay Chou Forced to Sleep While Sitting Up Due to Spinal Disease
171. Jay Chou Forced to Sleep While Sitting Up Due to Spinal Disease
172. Roger Kwok is “The Last Imperial Physician”
173. Roger Kwok is “The Last Imperial Physician”
174. Synopsis of TVB’s “Wudang Rules”
175. Synopsis of TVB’s “Wudang Rules”
176. Synopsis of TVB’s “Wudang Rules”
177. Synopsis of TVB’s “Wudang Rules”
178. Synopsis of TVB’s “Wudang Rules”
179. Synopsis of TVB’s “Wudang Rules”
180. Synopsis of TVB’s “Wudang Rules”
181. Synopsis of TVB’s “Wudang Rules”
182. Synopsis of TVB’s “Wudang Rules”
183. Ruco Chan Denies Having Fall Out with Linda Chung
184. “Limelight Years” Peak at 30 Ratings Points
185. “Limelight Years” Peak at 30 Ratings Points
186. Jay Chou Forced to Sleep While Sitting Up Due to Spinal Disease
187. “Limelight Years” Peak at 30 Ratings Points
188. “Limelight Years” Peak at 30 Ratings Points
189. “Limelight Years” Peak at 30 Ratings Points
190. “Limelight Years” Peak at 30 Ratings Points
191. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
192. Jay Chou Forced to Sleep While Sitting Up Due to Spinal Disease
193. Charmaine Sheh Has No Opinion About Grace Chan
194. Charmaine Sheh Has No Opinion About Grace Chan
195. Yammie Nam’s Rollercoaster Love Life
196. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
197. Joey Yung: “Marriage is For Having Kids”
198. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
199. Sire Ma Ousted from Johnnie To’s New Film
200. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
201. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
202. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
203. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
204. Kathy Chow Experiences New Popularity After “The Empress of China”
205. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
206. Sire Ma Ousted from Johnnie To’s New Film
207. Sire Ma Ousted from Johnnie To’s New Film
208. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
209. Joey Yung: “Marriage is For Having Kids”
210. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
211. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
212. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
213. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
214. Charmaine Sheh Has No Opinion About Grace Chan
215. Joey Yung: “Marriage is For Having Kids”
216. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
217. Charmaine Sheh Has No Opinion About Grace Chan
218. Charmaine Sheh Has No Opinion About Grace Chan
219. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
220. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
221. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
222. Kevin Cheng Wants to Date Grace Chan
223. 44-Year-Old Jessica Hsuan Struggles to Lose Weight
224. Mandy Lieu and Alvin Chau’s Son Argue on Social Media
225. Lai Lok Yi, Queenie Chu Reunite in “Come Home Love” Finale
226. Kay Tse’s Full Chest Attracts Attention
227. Kay Tse’s Full Chest Attracts Attention
228. Kay Tse’s Full Chest Attracts Attention
229. Kay Tse’s Full Chest Attracts Attention
230. Kay Tse’s Full Chest Attracts Attention
231. Kay Tse’s Full Chest Attracts Attention
232. Lai Lok Yi, Queenie Chu Reunite in “Come Home Love” Finale
233. 44-Year-Old Jessica Hsuan Struggles to Lose Weight
234. David Siu Was Cheated to Do Softcore Porn
235. 44-Year-Old Jessica Hsuan Struggles to Lose Weight
236. Kay Tse’s Full Chest Attracts Attention
237. David Siu Was Cheated to Do Softcore Porn
238. 44-Year-Old Jessica Hsuan Struggles to Lose Weight
239. Linda Chung, Philip Ng Maintain Underground Relationship
240. Angelababy’s New Sexy Photo Shoot
241. Gregory Wong, Michelle Chen to Star in New Installment of “A Moment of Romance”
242. Gregory Wong, Michelle Chen to Star in New Installment of “A Moment of Romance”
243. Yammie Nam’s Rollercoaster Love Life
244. Yammie Nam’s Rollercoaster Love Life
245. Mandy Lieu and Alvin Chau’s Son Argue on Social Media
246. Linda Chung, Philip Ng Maintain Underground Relationship
247. Gulnezer Bextiyar Wows with Her Beauty
248. Hannah Quinlivan Craves Fries During Pregnancy
249. Hannah Quinlivan Craves Fries During Pregnancy
250. Isabella Leong Takes 3 Sons to Disney World
251. Mandy Lieu and Alvin Chau’s Son Argue on Social Media
252. “The Empress of China” Tops Ratings in Hong Kong
253. “The Empress of China” Tops Ratings in Hong Kong
254. Mandy Lieu and Alvin Chau’s Son Argue on Social Media
255. Mandy Lieu and Alvin Chau’s Son Argue on Social Media
256. Mandy Lieu and Alvin Chau’s Son Argue on Social Media
257. Mandy Lieu and Alvin Chau’s Son Argue on Social Media
258. Mandy Lieu and Alvin Chau’s Son Argue on Social Media
259. Mandy Lieu and Alvin Chau’s Son Argue on Social Media
260. Kathy Chow Experiences New Popularity After “The Empress of China”
261. “The Empress of China” Tops Ratings in Hong Kong
262. Anita Yuen Buys Sheer Underwear at Mall
263. Lai Lok Yi, Queenie Chu Reunite in “Come Home Love” Finale
264. Linda Chung, Philip Ng Maintain Underground Relationship
265. Mandy Lieu and Alvin Chau’s Son Argue on Social Media
266. Kathy Chow Experiences New Popularity After “The Empress of China”
267. Anita Yuen Buys Sheer Underwear at Mall
268. Lai Lok Yi, Queenie Chu Reunite in “Come Home Love” Finale
269. “The Empress of China” Tops Ratings in Hong Kong
270. Bowie Lam: A Perfectionist at Heart
271. Rebecca Zhu’s Sudden Wealth Attributed to Powerful Boyfriend
272. Moses Chan: “I Can’t Collapse; My Family Needs Me!”
273. “The Empress of China” Tops Ratings in Hong Kong
274. Bowie Lam: A Perfectionist at Heart
275. Gulnezer Bextiyar Wows with Her Beauty
276. Gulnezer Bextiyar Wows with Her Beauty
277. Natalie Tong Celebrates 34th Birthday at Work
278. Natalie Tong Celebrates 34th Birthday at Work
279. Gulnezer Bextiyar Wows with Her Beauty
280. Natalie Tong Celebrates 34th Birthday at Work
281. Rebecca Zhu Admits Sharing an “Especially Close” Relationship with Don Li
282. “The Empress of China” Tops Ratings in Hong Kong
283. “The Empress of China” Tops Ratings in Hong Kong
284. Gulnezer Bextiyar Wows with Her Beauty
285. Bowie Lam: A Perfectionist at Heart
286. Natalie Tong Celebrates 34th Birthday at Work
287. Bowie Lam: A Perfectionist at Heart
288. Rebecca Zhu Admits Sharing an “Especially Close” Relationship with Don Li
289. Bowie Lam: A Perfectionist at Heart
290. Bowie Lam: A Perfectionist at Heart
291. Gulnezer Bextiyar Wows with Her Beauty
292. Gulnezer Bextiyar Wows with Her Beauty
293. Bowie Lam: A Perfectionist at Heart
294. Gulnezer Bextiyar Wows with Her Beauty
295. Bowie Lam: A Perfectionist at Heart
296. Moses Chan: “I Can’t Collapse; My Family Needs Me!”
297. Rebecca Zhu’s Sudden Wealth Attributed to Powerful Boyfriend
298. Kenneth Ma, Eliza Sam Film “Gluttonous Detective”
299. Moses Chan: “I Can’t Collapse; My Family Needs Me!”
300. Rebecca Zhu’s Sudden Wealth Attributed to Powerful Boyfriend
301. Rebecca Zhu Admits Sharing an “Especially Close” Relationship with Don Li
302. Rebecca Zhu Admits Sharing an “Especially Close” Relationship with Don Li
303. Vincent Wong Films “EU Overtime Mission” in Underwear
304. Yammie Nam’s Rollercoaster Love Life
305. Amy Kwok Once Kicked Sean Lau Out of the House
306. Mandy Lieu Still Pregnant; Will Give Baby Her Surname
307. Yammie Nam’s Rollercoaster Love Life
308. Yammie Nam’s Rollercoaster Love Life
309. Yammie Nam’s Rollercoaster Love Life
310. Yammie Nam’s Rollercoaster Love Life
311. Yammie Nam’s Rollercoaster Love Life
312. Eason Chan’s New Song is a Hit
313. HKTV and ATV Collaboration Proposal Dissipates
314. HKTV and ATV Collaboration Proposal Dissipates
315. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
316. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
317. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
318. HKTV and ATV Collaboration Proposal Dissipates
319. HKTV and ATV Collaboration Proposal Dissipates
320. HKTV and ATV Collaboration Proposal Dissipates
321. HKTV and ATV Collaboration Proposal Dissipates
322. Damian Lau Denies Rivalry with Adam Cheng
323. HKTV and ATV Collaboration Proposal Dissipates
324. Hawick Lau Romances Zheng Shuang in “Chronicle of Life” and “The Cage of Love”
325. HKTV and ATV Collaboration Proposal Dissipates
326. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
327. HKTV and ATV Collaboration Proposal Dissipates
328. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
329. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
330. HKTV and ATV Collaboration Proposal Dissipates
331. HKTV and ATV Collaboration Proposal Dissipates
332. Hawick Lau Romances Zheng Shuang in “Chronicle of Life” and “The Cage of Love”
333. HKTV and ATV Collaboration Proposal Dissipates
334. Kevin Cheng Asks Anjaylia Chan Sex Questions
335. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
336. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
337. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
338. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
339. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
340. Hawick Lau Romances Zheng Shuang in “Chronicle of Life” and “The Cage of Love”
341. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
342. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
343. Kevin Cheng Asks Anjaylia Chan Sex Questions
344. Kevin Cheng Asks Anjaylia Chan Sex Questions
345. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
346. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
347. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
348. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
349. Mandy Lieu Still Pregnant; Will Give Baby Her Surname
350. Kevin Cheng Asks Anjaylia Chan Sex Questions
351. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
352. Etta Ng Wants to See Her Father, Jackie Chan
353. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
354. Kevin Cheng Asks Anjaylia Chan Sex Questions
355. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
356. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
357. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
358. Amy Kwok Once Kicked Sean Lau Out of the House
359. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
360. Kevin Cheng Asks Anjaylia Chan Sex Questions
361. Etta Ng Wants to See Her Father, Jackie Chan
362. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
363. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
364. Vincent Wong Films “EU Overtime Mission” in Underwear
365. Kevin Cheng Asks Anjaylia Chan Sex Questions
366. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
367. Mandy Lieu Still Pregnant; Will Give Baby Her Surname
368. Amy Kwok Once Kicked Sean Lau Out of the House
369. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
370. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
371. Amy Kwok Once Kicked Sean Lau Out of the House
372. Kevin Cheng Asks Anjaylia Chan Sex Questions
373. Amy Kwok Once Kicked Sean Lau Out of the House
374. Amy Kwok Once Kicked Sean Lau Out of the House
375. Vincent Wong Films “EU Overtime Mission” in Underwear
376. Kevin Cheng Asks Anjaylia Chan Sex Questions
377. Kevin Cheng Asks Anjaylia Chan Sex Questions
378. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
379. Hawick Lau Romances Zheng Shuang in “Chronicle of Life” and “The Cage of Love”
380. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
381. Kevin Cheng Asks Anjaylia Chan Sex Questions
382. Mandy Lieu Still Pregnant; Will Give Baby Her Surname
383. Amy Kwok Once Kicked Sean Lau Out of the House
384. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
385. Mandy Lieu Still Pregnant; Will Give Baby Her Surname
386. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
387. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
388. Amy Kwok Once Kicked Sean Lau Out of the House
389. Kevin Cheng Asks Anjaylia Chan Sex Questions
390. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
391. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
392. Amy Kwok Once Kicked Sean Lau Out of the House
393. Vincent Wong Films “EU Overtime Mission” in Underwear
394. Amy Kwok Once Kicked Sean Lau Out of the House
395. Mandy Lieu Still Pregnant; Will Give Baby Her Surname
396. Vincent Wong Films “EU Overtime Mission” in Underwear
397. Amy Kwok Once Kicked Sean Lau Out of the House
398. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
399. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
400. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
401. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
402. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
403. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
404. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
405. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
406. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
407. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
408. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
409. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
410. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
411. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
412. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
413. High Court Asks Government to Reconsider HKTV’s License Application
414. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
415. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
416. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
417. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
418. Linda Chung, Liza Wang Promote “Limelight Years”
419. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
420. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
421. Joe Ma Hosts Party for “Smooth Talker” Cast at Luxury Home
422. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
423. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
424. Etta Ng Wants to See Her Father, Jackie Chan
425. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
426. Michelle Yeoh Stranded in Nepal after Deadly Earthquake
427. Joe Ma Hosts Party for “Smooth Talker” Cast at Luxury Home
428. Joe Ma Hosts Party for “Smooth Talker” Cast at Luxury Home
429. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
430. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
431. Andy Lau’s “Lost and Love” Accused of Copying Peter Chan’s “Dearest”
432. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
433. Lai Lok Yi and Nicole Lee Live a Simple Life After Marriage
434. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
435. Linda Chung to Sing Theme Song for “The Empress of China”
436. Andy Lau’s “Lost and Love” Accused of Copying Peter Chan’s “Dearest”
437. Esther Kwan Visits the Visually Disabled in Shandong
438. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
439. Joe Ma Hosts Party for “Smooth Talker” Cast at Luxury Home
440. High Court Asks Government to Reconsider HKTV’s License Application
441. Etta Ng Wants to See Her Father, Jackie Chan
442. High Court Asks Government to Reconsider HKTV’s License Application
443. High Court Asks Government to Reconsider HKTV’s License Application
444. High Court Asks Government to Reconsider HKTV’s License Application
445. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
446. ATV Still in Talks to Broadcast HKTV Dramas
447. ATV Still in Talks to Broadcast HKTV Dramas
448. ATV Still in Talks to Broadcast HKTV Dramas
449. ATV Still in Talks to Broadcast HKTV Dramas
450. ATV Still in Talks to Broadcast HKTV Dramas
451. Esther Kwan Visits the Visually Disabled in Shandong
452. ATV Still in Talks to Broadcast HKTV Dramas
453. ATV Still in Talks to Broadcast HKTV Dramas
454. Esther Kwan Visits the Visually Disabled in Shandong
455. Jackie Chan Feels Guilt Towards Illegitimate Daughter
456. Esther Kwan Visits the Visually Disabled in Shandong
457. Esther Kwan Visits the Visually Disabled in Shandong
458. Esther Kwan Visits the Visually Disabled in Shandong
459. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
460. Esther Kwan Visits the Visually Disabled in Shandong
461. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
462. Janice Man Beats Up Nick Cheung in “Helios”
463. Esther Kwan Visits the Visually Disabled in Shandong
464. ATV Still in Talks to Broadcast HKTV Dramas
465. Esther Kwan Visits the Visually Disabled in Shandong
466. 80-Year-old Kenneth Tsang Doesn’t Want to Retire
467. Elaine Ng Will Not Stop Daughter from Seeing Jackie Chan
468. Linda Chung, Liza Wang Promote “Limelight Years”
469. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
470. 80-Year-old Kenneth Tsang Doesn’t Want to Retire
471. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
472. Joe Ma Hosts Party for “Smooth Talker” Cast at Luxury Home
473. ATV Still in Talks to Broadcast HKTV Dramas
474. ATV Still in Talks to Broadcast HKTV Dramas
475. ATV Still in Talks to Broadcast HKTV Dramas
476. Elaine Ng Will Not Stop Daughter from Seeing Jackie Chan
477. Jackie Chan Feels Guilt Towards Illegitimate Daughter
478. “Blue Veins” Cast Films in the Netherlands
479. ATV Still in Talks to Broadcast HKTV Dramas
480. ATV Still in Talks to Broadcast HKTV Dramas
481. “Blue Veins” Cast Films in the Netherlands
482. “Blue Veins” Cast Films in the Netherlands
483. “Blue Veins” Cast Films in the Netherlands
484. “Blue Veins” Cast Films in the Netherlands
485. Jackie Chan Feels Guilt Towards Illegitimate Daughter
486. Moses Chan, Sisley Choi at “Trendsetter” Costume Fitting
487. 80-Year-old Kenneth Tsang Doesn’t Want to Retire
488. Linda Chung, Liza Wang Promote “Limelight Years”
489. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
490. Louise Lee Can No Longer Handle Long Filming Hours
491. 80-Year-old Kenneth Tsang Doesn’t Want to Retire
492. Tang Wei Opens Up on Marriage with Kim Tae Yong
493. 80-Year-old Kenneth Tsang Doesn’t Want to Retire
494. 80-Year-old Kenneth Tsang Doesn’t Want to Retire
495. Kate Tsui Not Worried About Competition from Younger Actresses
496. HKTV Hopes to Air Dramas on ATV Network
497. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
498. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version
499. Jackie Chan Feels Guilt Towards Illegitimate Daughter
500. TVB to Film “The Greed of Man” Movie Version