• @sev2 Exactly, that's a good example. I think backlash is relative to your success. In this case, success is inversely proportional to the backlash; the less successful you're, the more backlash you get from your cheating scandal and vice-versa. The good somehow balances out the bad and waters it down. I guess when you're really good at something, your bad side can be overlooked because it makes it easier for people to swallow it. They can say "Hey, at least he's good at ___, so it's not that bad." In the contrary, if that person hasn't done anything worthy of recognition, then you don't have much good to say about this person. Your esteem for him was already low to begin with, so with an act such as cheating it will only make you lose all respect for him.
  • @fatchoy totally agree. Look at Jackie Chan for example, people often forget as a husband and father he is a total douche. His movies always sells and adored by millions.
  • I started watching this show but stopped because I find it so fake. I couldn't understand why this Esther Yu won first place every time with her average performances and why the camera was focused on her most of the time. So I did a quick search on her and found out that she comes from a very wealthy family (she even invested money in tv series to get major roles) and has been in the entertainment industry for a few years and so has gathered some fans. Her voice is so annoying and she is so fake. Babymonster An and Liu Yuxin are far more talented than her.
  • @jesspepperwang I think your comparison isn't on the same level. If you want to fairly compare, you should either compare a potato actor with an average lawyer, or a famous actor with a successful lawyer. Jackson Lai is a potato actor. His acting is average (I personally think he's mediocre). So let's say if he worked hard in the entertainment industry for many years and gained a lot of praise and recognition for his top-notch acting. Do you think he would receive as much backlash as he's right now? I personally don't think so. And suppose that you're going to see a doctor, but you discover that he smokes (smoking is a personal choice, is not illegal but you know it is bad), would you still trust him as much if he didn't smoke, and see him again next time? I don't think we should separate personal and professional lives, but look at the character and principles of a person in a whole. I think that whatever you're doing, during your personal time or working hours, is a reflection of yourself as a human. I am sure that many who cheated can still accomplish their work well, but if I had the choice to choose between a lawyer who cheated and one who didn't, both with the same level of potential, I would choose the one who didn't cheat and judge in my head the one who cheated. Moreover, image isn't important only in the entertainment industry, but also to ordinary citizens like us. How people perceive you can dictate your future. If you want to be respected then be respectable. Don't go hurting others, especially your loved ones and people who love you. P.S. I'm just sharing my thoughts, no hard feelings :)
  • @fatchoy Thanks for your feedback. Wow...u was able to watch it from beginning to the end...that's not easy for u since u are a comedy lover! Yup...slow and dark-themed dramas are not my preference. Therefore, no matter how much people have been criticising TVB series for its drop in quality in recent years (which i also agree), but i find their series are still watchable if u are just watching purely for entertainment...not for logic plot or finding the flaws. At least it's fast-paced.
  • @fatchoy yes I agree with you.. it’s a very deep and dark drama.
  • @diana80 IMHO, it's not a series I would recommend to anyone. I'm a comedy fan and this whole series has been dark, very dark, from the story to the decor, the music, the clothes. Everything was just cold. After each episode I had this "wth did I just watch" moment and felt drained. I couldn't get attached to any of the characters and yes, like you said, the show is slow. But at the same time, I feel like you can hardly develop a good story with only 20 minutes per episode, unless it's a sitcom. The acting was okay and the only reason I watched the whole series from the beginning to the end it's because I'm a CBC and I want to improve my Cantonese, so I just watch every Canto tv shows lol
  • @fatchoy my family is loud too and their from Guangxi (province beside Guangdong for those who don't know).
  • @mike I didn't watch the show, so I might be bias, but I think speaking loudly is in the Cantonese culture. My parents are from Guangzhou and hell I can tell you all of my relatives are loud, especially the women.. Or it's just my family lol
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