• Ew. TVB dramas this year overall are much better than the standard last year. Majority have been watchable with a few faults here and there. On the whole, Warlord was an okay story with a clever script, the characters were well developed but had a weak cast with Dicky holding the fort by himself. I Bet Your Pardon was also a well rounded story with a fresh story and cast. They gave a-lot of opportunities to younger, /lesser know actors and I think it paid off. The Ghetto-Fabulous Lady was the worst one so far as it dragged on a bit and didn't have a clear message/direction. Some of the character dynamics were a bit strange. Alice was defiantly the best character. The defected is basically poor plot, poor writing, poor characterisation covered up by guns, explosions, fights and characters shouting at each other. Bingo was the only character who made any sense to me.
  • Sorry but why are there so many articles about Anita Yuen & Chilam? It's basically saying the same thing over and over, Anita is a bit of a selfish wife & mother but she loves her family. Chilam loves Anita, and forgives her for all her wrongdoing. Can we move on now?
  • @eleven not sure if they would have made it as a couple if Sunny did make the move on her but I thought she looked absolutely gorgeous in Secrets of the Heart. Loved her pixie cut (which inspired me to don that hairstyle at one time. Still love her pairing with Louis in DIF4.
  • Sunny is very traditional, but he does seem open-minded, I felt like he and Jessica could find a nice balance. Being with someone with different lifestyles can open you to new experience (which can be good or bad). They are both intelligent and reasonable people.
  • @tungamy Even before then. I remember Kenneth & Jacqueline collaborated in Inspector Gourmet (With Eliza, Louis & Priscilla) and Jacqueline was already saying how much she liked him and all that bs.
  • @coralie That is true. I also thought it was unnecessary. This series had a lot of cheap, poorly written scenes, to get our "sympathy", such as Matt & Sisley getting together before his death, despite having a character arc for Sisley to get over Matts rejection and the fact that Matt had "someone else". Overall it's a mediocre series that uses cheap, overused tricks to grab the views attention. What's even sad is that it's still one of the better series of the past year.
  • @oystergirl Yeah, I though I kinda wanted Sisley & Matt to get together, I felt like the only reason why the writers did was to get more sympathy for Matt's death. But honestly it felt strange. Sisley is earning my respect though! She did really well in the series but her character made no significant impact. I never really thought her acting was THAT bad but she used to have the tendency to scream her lines which is annoying if you have a whiney voice.
  • @kaylkuo @eleven I think the lack of quality time spent with his daughter and complete disregard for his health were more than sufficient to show his dedication to his job; no need to add Grace into the mix. In fact, I kind of wish they had paired him up with Sisley instead, since these two actually shared a mutual understanding for one another. Both bonded through having similar goals and were passionate about contributing to society, whereas he and Grace had little common ground, making their relationship feel very forced. The fact that they had nothing in common (aside from sharing a daughter) was probably the reason why they had zero chemistry.
  • @eleven Mmm I haven't caught the rest of the series yet, but don't think I will now, because of this scene. I still don't think it's necessary for it to be his wife. I understand it emphasizes his helpless state and like you said, to make viewers sympathize with him more. But it could've been others who are close to him, like his friends, colleagues or even bystanders. Heck, this scene doesn't have to occur at all. The fact they made it her, to draw more attention to them both and viewers into the episode, feels like a cheap trick. It cheapens the plot, too. If you have a really good engaging plot, it doesn't require rating tricks like these.
  • @oystergirl I agree with @kaylkuo. He adds to Ben's character development. But it's true that she had no chemistry with Ben, making it feel boring to watch.
  • @coralie Well her rape scene was to show that Ben's injury had such a massive effect on him that he couldn't even do anything while his wife was being raped. It was just to add to the tragedy of Ben's character and make the viewers sympathise with him more.
  • @eleven I was quite impressed with her acting on Mind Hunter with Kenneth Ma. Shes a much better choice than Jacqueline anyway.
  • What?! Why does she have to loose weight? (Unless it's a plot point, but I don't remember Jaqueline having to loose any). I'm actually very impressed with Roxanne. I remember seeing he in Come Home Love and thinking she wasn't anything special, and was shocked she had so many "meaty" roles after - but was always pleasantly surprised by her. She has potential!
  • @mike Agreed. She always has that "cool and cold" feeling with her. But I'm afraid that TVB might side cast her in these roles, since recently most of her roles fit into this category.
  • Steven Ma seems like such a nice guy. He always forms a deep (platonic) bond with his female co-stars: Linda, Tavia, Fala and more recently Nancy.
  • I like Ben Wong but I'd admit the characters he's played in these dramas are very similar. Cool calculating/intelligent. Not much variety. I don't see him getting an award anytime soon. I wish they gave him more interesting characters since he is capable of handling them.
  • @eleven I remember when there were cast interviews for Deep in the Realm of Conscience, Jacqueline was saying how much she liked Kenneth and was a fan of his. She was sooooo excited to work with him and be his on screen partner, etc etc blah blah blah Obviously she admires many other people as well....
  • Was never a fan of Jacqueline but I'm a little surprised because I'd heard that she was a fan of Kenneth even before she entered the industry. Jacqueline always came across as a strong female who goes after what or who she wants (in a slightly rude way). I always thought Andy & Sammi were a stable couple. Andy does seem drunk in the video as was slurring his words a bit, but it didn't seem impulsive.
  • Not a fan of Sisley but I'm impressed. You can tell that she's put a lot of effort in her job. Good for her.
  • @eleven True, if Natalie Tong could win Best Actress award, Selena Li should have got one too.
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