• @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.
  • @bubbles23 Haha...exactly what i thought. She also got many opportunities after dating Kenneth.
  • What a weak line of anniversary series this year. Hopefully Fist Fight is good though as it is the only series that seems promising in the lineup. Meanwhile, it's still quite early to predict who would be this year's TV King and Queen. But for TV King, both Roger and Wayne show their solid performance as usual. As for TV Queen, i still can't think of anyone as of now.
  • @anon Yes, i agree with you that Roger was far better in Last One Standing. Nonetheless, he is still the best performing actor among the male actors in Another Era. I find that Roger has always been typecast as a villain in recent years. I'm looking forward to his another new series (Big White Duel), which could possibly be his new breakthrough role (since we have watched quite a lot of his villainous roles).
  • @diana80 Roger did a good job, but I also couldn't help but think his acting and expressions were lacking and at times he couldn't portray this character as well as he did in previous villianeous roles. Unfortunately, this is not among his best performances. In terms of his recent work, I say his acting in Last One Standing was far better and even Black Heart White Soul was better.
  • I'm now still at episode 17...no hurry to finish watching it. This series is definitely no match to the original/prequel, but is still watchable if you don't put in high expectations. I watch it for Roger and Tavia, and i'm glad they both delivered power performance in the show. Meanwhile, Linda's role in this series is indeed unnecessary. I think TVB put her in this to allow her to fulfil her contract obligations because she left the station not long after filming this series.
  • @diana80 Three Kingdoms was good because it basically followed Romance of the Three Kingdoms and every episode covered a historical event during the period. For history readers, it is the ultimate series. The battles and armoury were magnificent. Yes. Yanxi Palace is a big breakthrough in fast paced series within the mainland. I think all mainland series will follow this trend in the future. There will be no more king and concubines sitting around, sipping tea and chatting. Chen Jianbin will have to speed up his lines because it is very annoying...
  • Congratulations to Linda & family! Such a cute and adorable baby boy. By the way, nice to see Linda & Tavia in Another Era. I hope the ex-fadans would continue to appear onscreen/in series once in a while.
  • @jimmyszeto I didn't watch Three Kingdoms. Is it fast-paced with not many draggy plots? Empresses in the Palace was great too but the series still somehow draggy than Yanxi Palace to me.
  • @jimmyszeto Haha...agreed. TVB shouldn't have wasted their resources producing the sequel.
  • @diana80 DITROC isn't exactly tension and suspense is it. Nancy scheming against one concubine(Chrissie) and they tried to make out as if it was tough for viewers to solve who was the behind all the scheming. Does not exactly require Detective Investigation Files solving.
  • @diana80 I'm in the same boat. 'Three Kingdoms 2010' was brilliant. So was 'Empresses in the Palace' and now 'Yanshi Palace'
  • @m0m0 I'm just slightly better than u too previously (not really interested with mainland series), having watched only few series in decade. But you should trust the majority...this drama is really a gem and not the typical Mainland drama. I personally like this one more than the other highly successful palace drama of the same type/storyline, i.e. Empresses in the Palace. So just try a few episodes and you will be hooked.
  • @anon To compare Yanxi to BTROC is an insult, but to compare Yanxi to DITROC is even worse because the latter (Deep) has no proper script and depth in it's story. Nancy's overreacting empress role who schemes just to eliminate the one and only consort in the harem is laughable.
  • @davy The guy that u mentioned is Fuheng's brother...whom i think is the father of Fu Kang An. Yes, i agreed with u that Wu Jin Yan is average looking but her character in the series is likeable and her acting is commendable. I'm glad that i continued to watch this great series despite unfavourable comments about the look of the lead actress that causes some picky audiences to choose not to watch the series in the beginning.
  • @andylin, @coralie Thanks for sharing. I believe about the 'blacklisting' that she mentioned, but these thing doesn't just happen at TVB company. Anyway, it's good also that there is someone like her who are willing to speak up because when more and more people are willing to reveal...hopefully the company will rectify their mistakes in future.
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