• @elizabeth I think Grace is travelling on a train just to enjoy the attention of getting noticed tbh. A celebrity when working will need to travel so many locations and studios so there no way is it more efficient travelling in a train than a chauffeured car. Also can't save much this way. Since Grace has married, she has tried ever harder to grab attention because she knows publicity is less once married....
  • @elizabeth yup, however, doesn’t matter how good the book is (I know it’s quite good despite didn’t read it), but this is still a Yu Mama’s production :/ at least that’s what I remembered, soooo I’m a bit skeptical, I always am when it come to Yu Mama’s drama. And his drama always have the problem of main character is then being sidelined so he can push up/give screentime for his other favourite up and coming actress (in the case of Phoenix lover where QXT barely appear n it’s all about the female general, and I like the female general, however, I didn’t care for that storyline :/). And with you said the book is short, lies another problem. Same with Ashes of love, I know the fans give the series like a 10, but I also read many complain about how the dark princess was given way too much screen time, and that novel was also short. So I’ll wait so I can just skip those unnecessary parts lawl
  • I am happy for Pinky that she has found peace and happiness.
  • It also saves time. Takes minutes to get to the other side of HK on a train where you could be stuck for hours in a tunnel in a car.
  • @michelle2805 Sometimes sad ending are needed to make the story more memorable.
  • @littlefish I was a fan of the internet novel when I was younger and so far, I am happy with how Goodbye My Princess is going. Quite happy with the cliff jumping scene. The series is over 50 eps and the novel was very short so I guess that they had to add a lot of other material in the flesh out the characters. I am OK with that. And though after ep 10 it seems like a whole new story because the leads have forgotten, but there are other characters who still retain the memory have their own story going on as well. Eventually, they will regain their memories and the timing of it all is what makes the story so good. The problems with Yu Zheng dramas is not only that he plagiarizes from other sources, but he does a bad job at doing it. He copies scenes and dialogue from other sources but does not tweak the character backgrounds to make them fit into the scenarios. So after watching the whole drama, the end and the beginning don't link up and many scenes have been done in vain as they have no meaning. But the novel of Goodbye My Princess, as well as its epilogues all tie in perfectly.
  • @elizabeth Uhm, I’m a bit mixed about starting it since Yu Mama plagiarised this into Phoenix lovers lol, sooooo the plot is like kindA the same, and if they don’t remember at all, then it’s like 2 separate stories in a drama, and what’s the point? Also the last one left the bad taste in my mouth soooo imma wait until it finishes then try lol. Legends seems decent though
  • @elizabeth omg yes!! im also hooked on goodbye my princess! The first few episode was so sad!! Im not looking forward to the ending:(
  • I am hooked on "Goodbye My Princess" ATM and I cannot handle any more dramas at the same time. I might watch "Queen Dugu" later on depending on what other people think.
  • @elizabeth The educational system is very different in UK from the ones in North America (USA and Canada). In UK, Hong Kong, Australia and maybe some other Commonwealth countries, you get admitted to any university programs from the Advanced Level of GCE (matriculation graduated). In North America, you need to get your first degree (B.A. or B.Sc.) first before you can get admitted to any professional programs, such as Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Optometry, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, etc., and 1 to 2 years to get a Master's degree after the Bachelor's degree. Students in the UK are luckier than the ones in North America. They don't need to go to university for such a long time and have more time to make money.
  • @elizabeth the focus is different because it’s happen in the high ranking official’s household instead of being inside the palace??? To me, it’s still pretty much ancient series with schemings. Princess Wei-young is basically the same plot as Ming Lan, and to me, that series in every sense of it was all about schemings! Are you saying Ruyi was cheaply made? Or Yanxi was? Because I thought those two are far from the definition of cheaply made? Pretty sure everyone thinks so of Yu MaMa before Yanxi, however, Hao Lan cemented that he’s still as bad as before Yanxi. He will continue producing the rubbish he does before, and now and then you get a Yanxi lol My main problem with China’s governing body of drama is that while they are doing the censorship, did they not see how the audience got tricked? Start the story with 1 pair, and about 1/3 way through, derailed the whole story with second pair, it likes advertising and promoting the upcoming actors and actresses and killing the drama for the sake of promoting! Ban that!
  • @elizabeth TSOML is exactly Hao lan and Lu Zhen, except it's happening very slowly. After you watched like what...about 20 episodes, then everything finally cumulates up to what already happened in the first episode of Hao Lan. Instead of fixing things by banning issues such as slow pace dramas, they are going to get rid of everything.
  • @hohliu Argh! I have to do 5 years for Masters! Not fair! =(
  • I hope he takes care of his health so he can spend more time with his family.
  • @littlefish TSOML is actually not a palace drama. It has palace scenes but it does not revolve around the royals. There is scheming but the focus is different. I think the ban does not suggest that stopping all ancient dramas but instead filtering out cheap investments that have little quality or value that keep getting churned out in bulk. The plots are repetitive and predictable (I have watched the first 10 eps of Hao Lan, and the back story seems a lot similar to Lu Zhen. I worry about Yu Zheng dramas because he is more out to create hype rather than produce something nice. Occasionally he will make something good but most of the time, it is like watching three series in one with bad editing). I recently had the misfortune of watching the latest adaptation of A Step In the Past and it was horrible from acting, casting, costumes, hairstyles, sets, dialogue, etc.. I think that China is just trying to control the quality of dramas being produced without it being swamped by masses of cheap projects that may or may not be related to money laundering activities. There has been a lot of IP projects but they don't even follow the original story except for the names of characters. I am not against China for banning palace catfight dramas as long as they review what they ban. I doubt they would ban ancient court or battle dramas. I just hope they leave web series alone because some good creative stuff has been released online.
  • Not interested in watching Wong Jing act. Wish Donnie can make more original movies than remakes and to stay away from Wong Jing.
  • @elizabeth wasn't the series' choreography team affiliated with Phillip one way or another?? I rather him put more effort in his actual job, which is acting. He should let the choreograpbt do the job they're paying to do instead being unneeded gentleman. I'm a bit bitter bc I did look forward to that series but dropped a few eps in bc Phillip was annoying af. That Fala-look-like chic didn't help either; she added another layer of annoyance, lol.
  • @elizabeth Id rather TVB didnt take him back. A cheater and slacker, just a lowlife trying to claw his way back. In terms of his relationship with rich heiress, she said herself that he saw love in money, he must have relied on her for all his expenditures
  • @jjwong You can have a look at her when she first came out in ROCH and "Schemes of A Beauty". She has lost a bit of baby fat from the face since then. In series, she looks pretty much the same, but in photos, she can look different depending on makeup, lighting and hairstyles (and also photoshop).
  • I hope everything goes well for Cherie's pregnancy. Having a kid after 40 can be really dangerous.
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