• the dubbing ruined the whole drama.. cant they cast people that speak cantonese omg
  • @mike it’s actually a very meaningful and touching drama . Loved the short monologues at the end of most of the episodes , very meaningful .u should give it a try :)
  • @ivan The press always dubbed Edwin's "love rival" as Tony Hung, because Priscilla had partnered with him so many times before and they're close friends. Maybe Tony is just being playful and refused to shake Edwin's hand.
  • wtf was tony doing when edwin wanted to shake hands with him lol
  • To me , fist fight is just meh so far . Nothing really special . I’m guessing Life on the line will win big in the award if fist fight turned out to be a flop
  • definitely my fav drama this year :)
  • @ivan Yes, that did contribute, but less in this case, especially since, as @jimmyszeto already pointed out, the reception in Mainland was poor too (and Mainland even broadcast the series on their CCTV channel, which they rarely ever do). At the end of the day, Another Era’s failure boiled down to one thing: the script sucked. I think anyone who has followed HK series in the past decade or so can see that most of the series which have seen some amount of success with audiences (regardless of the TV station), especially in the past few years, have been ones where the story / subject matter is relatable to audiences in some way….the series that reflect what is happening in society currently and/or to common (ordinary) people like you and me, audiences have been especially able to resonate with. I think TVB’s thinking is too old-fashioned…yes, in the past, it was fine to make series that weren’t really realistic so audiences can have a temporary “escape” from their boring lives and perhaps have something to fantasize about, but nowadays, that isn’t the trend anymore. As a whole, people are more involved in their societies nowadays and with so many problems to deal with in their lives that they know they can’t escape from (yes, in a sense, people have finally woken up to the realities of their lives, lol), they want to be assured in the fact that others are going through the same thing and they aren’t alone in their struggles….when TV series reflect that reality, it can be very powerful, especially for people going through those same struggles – it’s like, finally, there’s someone out there who understands how I feel! This is why I’ve always been a fan of TV stations doing audience surveys every year (or every two years at minimum) so they can get a more up to date pulse on how audiences are feeling and can adjust accordingly (though of course, also depends on the way the survey is done, the audience pool, the questions asked, etc.). TVB doesn’t do audience surveys anymore because they don’t feel it’s needed….I remember a few years ago, when HKTV was still in the picture and the whole audience survey thing came up (since HKTV was doing not just audience surveys but also focus groups where they would get feedback on their series from audiences face-to-face), TVB even stated that the last time they did an audience survey was like in the 90s or something like that and they are not going to do one anytime soon because they already know what audiences want and since audiences’ tastes don’t change much (TVB’s thinking, not mine), management didn’t want to waste the time and resources….(which of course was another idiotic decision on management’s part because look where they are now – obviously they don’t know what audiences want or care about…either that or they are just banking on the fact that their target audiences will always be ignorant housewives who just have the TV on as background noise and won’t really pay attention anyway….).
  • @ivan Think the ratings and reviews were poor in mainland too.
  • why is no one acknowledging the fact that the reason the rating is low because tvb broadcasted the episodes first in mainland china. those who are interested to watch would have already watched it online
  • Malaysian pride ! She actually acted in a Malaysia movie "Think Big Big" early this year as one of the leads.
  • @ivan I agree. I actually really like Life on the Line, and I like Joe in it. But I don’t think TVB will give him the award since he’s not realoh under TVB management anymore.
  • I feel that joe ma did well too and stand a chance . The new drama life on the line is actually very touching and good haha
  • Trailer looks good . Hope it becomes a classic . It’s been a long time since hk produced a classic movie
  • @ivan The rumor of Astro and Starhub being cancelled has been out there since end of July. This corresponded with the shutting down of TVBI (TVB’s international arm that is responsible for organizing overseas content distribution and promotion) in June and laying off around 60 employees from that department. In 2 separate interviews over the past month, TVB’s CEO Mark Lee alluded to the fact that they will be cutting all “extraneous expenditures” that include purchasing expensive broadcast rights to sporting events (hence the reason why ViuTV ended up with the rights to World Cup this year) and also other unnecessary overseas events in markets that would distract their focus away from their target markets of HK and Mainland China (he didn’t come right out and say it, but speculation is that the other “overseas events” refers to the events previously organized by TVBI, such as Starhub and Astro Awards). As of today, TVB has yet to officially confirm or deny whether the awards are cancelled and the organizers in both Malaysia and Singapore have said they have not received word from TVB either way. So no, there is no official confirmation as of yet that the awards are cancelled...however majority opinion at this point tends to lean toward the rumor being true because TVB has kept suspiciously hush-hush about it since July. As a point of reference — just last month (in August), there were rumors that TVB was cancelling the Anniversary Gala (the one that usually takes place every November to commemorate their anniversary) and instead replacing it with a “shopping event” for their new Big Big Shop….within DAYS of that rumor first surfacing, TVB management quickly came out and squashed it by confirming that the Gala will proceed as usual but they will also have the Big Big Shop event, it will just be done at a different time (NOT replacing the Gala). TVB was quick to stamp out the rumors about the Anniversary Gala being cancelled, yet it’s been more than a month since the Astro and Starhub award rumor came out but they have not bothered to clarify that one….also, it’s interesting to note that they have already confirmed all the other rumors from the last couple months about laying off employees (latest tally is around 700 staff will either lose their jobs or be transferred to other positions), disbanding athletic/sports department (already happened back in July), shutting down “unused” sections of their studio (confirmed in Mark Lee’s interview with HKEJ on 8/27), discontinuing TVB Weekly Magazine (end date already confirmed – 10/1 issue will be the last), etc., yet they have yet to offer anything concrete about the other awards….
  • @passingby is it true that tvb is stopping overseas award show ? Any sources ??
  • @ivan If this is one of the better TVB dramas this year then I don't want to watch TVB anymore because this series was hot garbage to me (aside from Roger's acting, of course).
  • @ivan Some netizen actually had the audacity to say that Another Era is “better than the original” in every way (and the media actually reported it, using that netizen’s comment to make the claim that HK audiences “love” the series – that’s where the piece in this article about Another Era being welcomed in HK “with grand applause” came from)….so delusional and pathetic! AE can’t hold a candle to the original, no matter which way they try to slice it...and they (the media) need to stop already with all the comparisons – for example: no, Pakho Chau is NOT Gallen Lo so let’s please stop likening his character in the series to Gallen’s Yip Wing Tim...(I should probably stop reading all the media hype on the series because it’s seriously ticking me off, lol).
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