• They focus too much on the relationships of the characters in each cases instead of using that time to elaborate the relationships between the main cast. I remember feeling really odd when watching Michelle Yim and Patrick Tse's scenes... like all those flashbacks and diaologues don't add much to the story, yet it took like 1/3 of the episodes. Maybe because they are famous guest stars so they need to give them screen time. But I'd rather have the main cast more fleshed out. Look at FH1, they used mostly kelefe for the case characters, so they can focus on the "how" instead of the "why". Also, each of a the cast has their own story line (Bobby and his wife case, Yoyo and how she deals with the subordinates, Florence and the infidelity of her husband, Frankie and Linda). I wonder if the cutting of Jacqueline's scenes contributed to that, but the last scene between Ko-On and Tsui Yee was weird... the last time they saw each other was as friends, how did they jump to lovers so quick. Ko-On was so so in love with Monique, it just doesn't make any sense. I really miss the old screenwriters at TVB, these new series just don't have any substance.
  • @iciel Ahh, thanks for your input! I did some quick research after reading your post, and indeed, it appears that the romance genre of manga is typically divided into two sub-categories. The "shoujo" genre is more light-hearted and youthful, often portraying clichéd heterosexual romance, whereas the "yaoi" genre is darker, more multifaceted. I'm not keen on mainstream romance novels myself, for the same reasons you've stated, so it makes sense to me why some manga fans would opt for the latter. Learned something new today. :P I do love a good read, so I'll have to check out your suggestion some time.
  • @oystergirl I can't speak for everyone, but personally I enjoy yaoi better than regular shoujo primarily due to the types of story. Yaoi is more mature and deals with stigma and pressure from society. Shoujo usually deals with really cliche love stories that you can see everywhere. Female protagonists are also usually portrayed as weaker and more dramatic. If you are interested, start with the yaoi manhua "Here U Are". Strong and charismatic characters and beautiful art.
  • I'm not surprised. This was such a stupid show. But the blame can't be completely on Jacqueline. I'm sure some viewers are turned off by her scandal, but the plot was so mediocre. There was no real plot, no chemistry between any pairs, no real climax and a really quick and rushed happy ending. Bad actions are forgiven so quickly and without consequences. I know that TVB dramas are dropping in quality but this is a new low. I'm glad they are re-broadcasting the old dramas from the 80s and 90s. I can just start watching those to pass the time.
  • @sherla1019 Did you watch this series? In the series he was rich so I think that's why girls flock to him. Also, it was later found out that the after the girls sleep with him they immediately marry rich; so that's why the girls use him. I personally think 6wing acts better than a lot of TVB siu sangs nowaday. He doesn't have the look but he's very charming. He was great in Two Steps From Heaven.
  • I'm liking the fact that the each case is not predictable. I was so afraid that everyone will have a typical TVB happy ending but that does not apply to all cases. Honestly, I love Joel but he hasn't impressed me yet. If anything, I feel like he over-act on some scenes. Selena on the other hand was very natural and continue to showcase her acting abilities.
  • @iciel Lol, I agree that TVB oftentimes is not scary but with Barrack O’Karma I think writers have done a decent job thus far with the horror element. And I too anticipate more of Selena and Joel’s story! I think Selena will end up a fan favorite for the award, but I doubt she’ll win since she’s no longer contracted. She still has Forensic Heroes 4, but that’s to be aired next year probably … so if she doesn’t win this year, perhaps with FH4 haha.
  • I haven't been so excited for a TVB drama in such a long time. I started watching episode 1 online at 1am thinking, eh, it's TVB, how scary could it be? I closed my browser 5 minutes in lol. The cases are unpredictable and the horror part is mostly psychological. Not much jump scare which is great news for me. I can't wait until they dig further into Selena and Joe's story. Since it's Selena's last series, I don't think TVB will give her the TV queen award, but she might become one of the top choices for fans.
  • #6 and 7 is somewhat reasonable but the rest are ridiculous lol. These children don't know how the industry work. If the company can't make money from their artist why do they even bother managing them?
  • @iciel Yeh, the big productions are always handed out to the likes of Nancy and Ali with the rest having mop up the cheap productions. The current TVB landscape though, anybody could make a breakthrough then can be promoted into the bigger productions with many starting a family, aging or blacklisted. Ben Wong is another example of a lead who has been mopping up the crappy 'nobody remembers' type series for years...
  • Looks interesting! Samantha is one of those actress where I don't hate seeing in TVB dramas but she's always given really bad series. Her face is a bit unnatural but her crying is good.
  • @iciel, thanks for the review. Not much more we can debate about these negative comments from people that have not and probably will never see the film. To each his own I guess.
  • @iciel The point is the girl was only 12 years old when they were filming this movie/for the bed scene.
  • I wonder if such negative reactions from everyone here is because they're thinking of sex scenes like in Lust, Caution lol. I watched the Third Wife, there is a very short bed scene that was done artistically. The director focused on the facial expression and mostly filmed above the chest area. There was like a 5 second scene where part of her body was seen but her chest was covered by her long hair. I feel like "hot scenes" from TVB are more daring than this. And it's a very small fragment of the film. The media blew this out of proportion. The film is very mellow and slow and if you're thinking this is a film about fighting in the family between the wives you couldn't be more wrong. It focused a lot on normal every day life of this Third Wife, when she transitioned from a girl to a woman.
  • @iciel jesus the writing sounds horrible and lame. The worst in recent record of bad writings.
  • @cutie777 It was a nickname that fans and colleague affectionately called him by. I don't know where it really originated from. Some sources said Joey Wong, some said Carina Lau.
  • Oh man I thought it was just the angle on the first pic but the following pics look just like him too. I miss gor gor :'(
  • @iciel Agreed, though I don’t think any of us should be surprised, as this isn’t the first time TVB has appeared to “normalize” rape in a series and it probably won’t be the last. I don’t watch much TVB anymore nowadays, but I did catch most of this series and to say that it’s a disappointment is an understatement...the emotional piece is severely lacking, which is a shame considering there are a lot of really good actors/actresses in the series...everyone’s reactions are off-kilter and the story is all over the place. Basically, the poorly written script is a huge problem, which unfortunately even a relatively good cast isn’t able to salvage. And yes, the series is super draggy and boring with the side stories of the younger generation that really should be cut because they have nothing to do with the main story line. This series proves once again that TVB is incapable of handling controversial / taboo subject matter in their series.
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