• @diana80 that’s the infuriating aspect for me, how women are judged so differently when it comes to adultery. The home wrecker is always blamed the most and yes, she is at fault too but in legal terms it’s the husband who should take most of the consequences. Yet in reality, the wife naturally and obviously would be biased and rather believe that her husband was “seduced” which was what andy implied when he said he gave in to his physical urges. So then the focus shifts to the female who is labelled a whore, slut etc. for the rest of her life. How the hell is that not sexism??? Guys blame it on hormones, like hello, you still have a brain and a conscience. If a cheating woman made a similar excuse, no one would accept her bs.
  • @diana80 I think it’s implied that Jacqueline is also forgiven as well, since by virtue of forgiving Andy, she is also forgiving his transgression which extends to those involved in the transgression with him. Of course she is not going to come out and say that, neither is she required to, but being as devout as she is, I don’t doubt that she also prayed for Jacqueline (following the tenet to pray for those who wrong us) and has forgiven her as well.
  • @diana80 Good point. I suppose it does mean she should forgive the mistress too.
  • As a Christian myself, yes, i agree that we should forgive those who have done anything wrong to us...BUT to a certain extend so as not to victimise ourself just to uphold the belief. Cheating in a marriage is not a small issue and it should be dealt with seriously. I agree with @rila that life is too short to spend with someone who does not truly & faithfully love you. To forgive a cheating partner doesn't mean that we should continue with the relationship if trust is broken and love is gone. I will admire Sammi even more if she just forgive and become friends with Andy, while each find their own path for future happiness. Thus, i still hope that Sammi's current decision is only to calm down the situation while they are working out a better solution for this issue privately. I'm now wondering...if Sammi can forgive Andy due to her religion beliefs, does that mean she would forgive Jacqueline too? Because for those who claims to be a devout Christian, aren't they supposed to forgive anyone who have done wrong and seek forgiveness regardless of who that person is?
  • Just as many others here, i once dislike Sisley too when she first debuted, but now is slowly getting to like her. I can see that she is serious to build her career in the entertainment industry, & has been proactively taking efforts to improve her acting skills. Her acting still have room for improvements of course, but i believe with her strong determination and the right attitude, she will have a bright future in the industry.
  • That's a good news to me...reducing the number of episodes for Mainland period dramas that are often very long & draggy. Hopefully that regulation applies to Mainland modern dramas too. That would help to promote Mainland dramas to audiences like me who are not keen to watch long dramas.
  • @diana80 speaking of popularity, I don't think Ben's fanbase is larger than Kenneth, Ruco, or Vincent...TVB just give the award to whoever they want to promote...
  • @diana80 I agree with you. Mandy’s win is deserving but not for Ben yet. I was hoping Kenneth Ma would win. He’s always the contender but never the winner. I hope he wins the TVB BA award next month.
  • Mandy's win...yes. Her acting in Threesome deserves recognition, plus there are not many strong contenders for the female category this year. Benjamin's win...definitely no. Vincent, Ruco & Kenneth who are in top 3 in the respective region all are more deserving than Benjamin. Anyway, the M'sia/S'pore awards are more towards recognition of popularity than best performance. So still have to wait & see who will be the Best Actor & Actress in Hong Kong next month.
  • This drama shows that TVB can still be competitive and produce good dramas with their new generation of actors, good storyline, and support from experienced/veteran actors who are wiling to come back once in a while to film for the station. Actually having watched a few of non-TVB; Cantonese/Hong Kong series (the latest being Eclipse Storm), i found that there are no huge differences between TVB or non-TVB series. The recently concluded Eclipse Storm also started off well, but became draggy and went downhill towards the ending. Some of the young actors' performances are also the same if not worse than TVB's new line of actors. Thus, i still hope that TVB dramas which i've been watching at least for three decades until now (despite the many negative comments due to the undeniable drop of quality) will regain its glory. Of course this could only be achieved if the management is willing to accept the fact that they need to make necessary changes in order to stay competitive and survive in the industry.
  • Kenneth & Ruco also deserve to be at the front row if they attend. What about Nancy, Ali, Mandy & even Selena? They all not attending too?
  • @elizabeth Thank you for the info. I'll watch that 2 episodes later.
  • @diana80 Lady Jia's downfall is ep 63, and her death is in ep 64.
  • @elizabeth May i know which episode that shows the downfall of Lady Jia? I want to know her ending because she was the villain from earlier episodes that is still around until i stopped watching this show. I've actually stopped watching Ruyi at episode 50+ because of the very slow pacing that drags the series...and i can't stand such a long & draggy show. I'm now just waiting for the last few episodes to watch the peaking scenes towards the ending.
  • This is a good show and could have been great if the producer cast different female leads, instead of Fiona Sit & Toby Leung. Anyway, Chilam is good & Sunny is acceptable in their acting. There are also many ex-TVB veterans in the show and the story is engaging so far. I'm happy to see Uncle Paul Chun, one of my favourite veteran actor on the screen again. Meanwhile, watching Benz Hui and Sammy Shum in the show feels like i'm watching Line Walker...lol. I'm currently watching this series and palace drama Ruyi. Although Ruyi has a good story and worth-watching for those who love an in-depth palace drama, but it is a typical slow pacing Mainland series that i don't really like & i'm thinking of stop watching it now at episode 54. I'll only watch the last few episodes for the ending & will now spend my time to catch up with Eclipse Storm instead.
  • @diana80 Sometime it is quality over quantity. I would rather a shorter series that is well paced than a longer series with a lot of filler material. The story has potential but there are too many side characters. Roger and Tavia are the most interesting characters in the series with a lot of potential for backstory. I wish the script had put more thought into developing the deterioration of their relationship rather than rushing it to all of a sudden turn of mistrust to end the drama. And even if they mentioned more of how they suffered as the underlings of the rich and elite and their rags to riches story would be great as well. I thought the ending was quite strange and rushed. And Leo (Roger) didn't have a stroke. Pakho's character is very annoying.
  • @diana80 Uhm, I don’t want TVB to follow mainland route of slowly develop the characters! Cdrama has way too much drags, that kid me not, but I would avoid modern cdrama like a plague! If you say more characters development, sure, but do it quick, nice and precise, instead of this drags with many unnecessary side characters that just waste the screen time and forcing people to use the FF button
  • This drama has the potential, but too bad TVB didn't want to take the efforts to slowly develop the story and characters like Mainland series do. Since this series is a collaboration with Mainland, why can't TVB produced up to 40-50 episodes? After all, they should have the budget to produce a longer series with the collaboration production. Besides, i think the censored version also somehow affect the flow of the original story. For example, when i watched the iQiyi version, the scene where Benjamin broke up with Niki for the first time was deleted, so i was blur when it was told in later episode that they have broken up because i've not watch that scene until i happened to watch it when my family was watching the TVB original version.
  • @peachyogurt Agreed. Louisa Mak should learn from Tracy...lol
  • @diana80 That is the whole point of dating a popular actor. She has nothing to lose even it the dates turn out to be a failure.
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