• @mars The correction has been made. Thanks!
  • @jayne Will you do an article about tvb’s top 4/5 upcoming fa-dans 2021 ver.? Would be interesting to find out who they are and I’m sure it’ll get us all discussion.
  • @jayne The problem is that TVB is far too cautious and would rather keep relying on the old rating guaranteed veterans such as Bobby,Moses and rather bring back Raymond than to gamble on a younger actor. The ‘five tigers’ were all carrying lead roles all by themselves at an early age. It’s hard for a young actor to shine or learn more about himself when he is either playing support or 2nd lead.
  • @jayne I also agree with you that TVB should produce different genres of drams to cater for different demographic. Bring back the wuxia series. Costume and scenery wise, they might not be able to compete with China, but, they can focus on good script and good presentation and storytelling. China viewers still watch old dramas, why? Because they have good acting and story.
  • @jayne I really don't understand TVB's promotional plan for the 90's Five Tigers. Why name them 5 Tigers and never bother to seriously promote them? Did TVB do it just for the quick attention? Or that TVB really just wanted to promote 1 or 2 in the group and the others were there just to make up the numbers. Of the 5 of them, only 2 have been given lead roles in dramas (i.e. Louis and Leo). Carlo was in a few youths teamed dramas but as an ensemble cast. Keith got the least promotion. There was reason for Hawick lack of promotion though. In one interview, he admited that his work ethic was not good when he was in TVB, thus losing a lot of opportunities. He realises the error of his way when he became older, so, he left TVB to start anew and changed his attitude.
  • @kidd During the 1990sFive Tigers, only Louis Koo really made it big as a consistent reliable male lead. Leo Ku got more famous in his music career, and Hawick Lau didn't really make a big name for himself until he went to China. The problem was that consistent resources were not put behind the 1990s Five Tigers to really promote them--only Louis Koo got cast in big-budget dramas...the others' acting careers slowly faded to the background. While the new Millenial Five Tigers is a big label, Joey, Karl, Brian, Kalok, and Dickson won't really have chances of high success unless TVB dedicates to developing their careers for the next 3 to 5 years. They really need star-making roles. Like the 1990s Five Tigers, the promotion may be short lived or only dedicated to promoting one or two actors out the batch. I think Joey is at the greatest advantage now because he has the highest recognition in the group. Thanks to "Hong Kong Love Stories" being a hit, producers are more willing to cast him as well. There are other good looking young actors in their 20s/ early 30s such as Telford Wong and Ricco Ng, but their acting won't improve if they are always given the younger brother roles. TVB can should produce different genres of dramas catering to different demographics if they are truly chasing after a global Chinese audience. The young actors can be cast in miniseries idol dramas, and slowly phased into more mature roles as their acting becomes more experienced. Otherwise, actors in their early thirties such as Owen Cheung, Matthew Ho, and Hubert Wu are more experienced and close in age to the Millenial Five Tigers, and would compete in similar roles.
  • @jayne it’s possible if the senior management makes a big effort to change. Fire the incompetent, set expectations and folks that can’t adapt? They shouldn’t be there in the first place. If you cannot find such person in local market, go international. Dynasties fall when people go soft and nepotism creeps in. Use only people with passion, with capability and with creativity, that may turn TVB around.
  • The turnaround for TVB will be very difficult because of so much lost time. Corporate culture is also slow to change, and will require extensive restructuring and new management to bring innovative ideas. I agree with everything Li Ruigang pointed out, and wish this discussion emerged at the executive board level much earlier.
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  • My favorite look from the ladies is Ni Ni's Gucci dress. It's very elegant, and love the bows at her shoulders. For the men, Jackson Wang looked stylish in his gray ombre suit and love his diamond accents. While most male celebrities wore black, Gong Jun's colorful LV suit was certainly memorable. As for Nicholas Tse in jeans, he looks ready to dash off on his motorcyle at any moment. What's your favorite look? Share your thoughts!
  • @mi520 I didn't see that series so I don't know how they addressed Charmaine's IQ deficit and the issue of how much she understands for consent. But you're right, it sounds very similar. @Jayne and @bubbles23 I agree that they are trying for an amnesia with a twist. It's silly.
  • @jayne I wonder what kind of recording contract will be awarded to the winner of “The Voice of the Stars”. Will it be a contract from one of the big music companies in HK or just TVB contract. TVB has never been good at promoting its singers.
  • @tt23 I was expecting more ambitious ideas for new variety shows, since one of the reasons for hiring Eric Tsang and Wong Cho Lam was due to their experience in China and their pledge to make higher quality shows to appeal to a wider audience. Among the proposed shows, three are music shows which already has limited appeal. It seems to be TVB's answer to ViuTV, which has been holding their own music competition shows. Too many talk shows. Since each episode features a different guest, viewers would not consistently watch every episode and just tune in randomly. It's better to take an extended reality show format for continued viewership. Creative editing can make it more entertaining to watch. Also we can get a deeper dive into celebrities' personal lives. It's very doable for a parenting themed show, and there are plenty of HK stars who are new parents who can participate.
  • @potatochip "The basic premise of this story sounds problematic. If this is a romance, how do they properly address the issue of consent when the lead has the mind of a child? Seems like the whole idea should be thrown away." I agree, the whole premise seems weak. The amnesia trope has been overused in TVB dramas and just makes the plot illogical.
  • @jayne Agree totally!! Just because Asians have generally been quiet and non assuming, the fact is still that we are very UNDER represented in media, entertainment, government, academia etc. We are not recognized for our excellence and often maligned for it. Look how we had to fight reverse discrimination to be admitted to the universities. We need to be more vocal and present, and been seen in the public forums and press. We have made great strides compared to years past, but it is not enough. We certainly need more representation. #StopAsianHate
  • The rise of racist violence is very disturbing and aside from acknowledging it, here are ways we can all help out: - join local rallies in your area to #StopAsianHate - write to local legislators urging more meaningful legislation for hate crimes - talk to family (especially the elderly and kids) about safety tips when they see or experience hate - See something, say something. Learn effective bystander intervention; join the virtual training here: https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/events - continue supporting local Asian businesses as many are facing financial difficulties during the pandemic - support local Asian advocacy and grassroots organizations through donations, such as the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. You can set your AmazonSmile settings to a charity to help anti-Asian causes, so that a percentage of all your purchases can be donated to the charity.
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