• Gotta agree that Jason Chan is the weakest link. I like his vlogs with wife Sarah Song but it's been a few years and his acting hasn't improved much. Perhaps he should stick to modeling or hosting? Ben is fantastic here and I'm really starting to think that he is much better in comedy than anything else. When he is not doing comedy, his characters come off rather wooden. Mandy is just Mandy here. I like her but unfortunately, still do not feel like she can carry main lead roles. She shined the most as a supporting character. However, it might just be that the main lead characters she gets kinda suck? Just compare her main lead role in TEM with her supporting role as Ha Sze Ka in A Change of Heart. The latter was much more multi-dimensional in my opinion.
  • Thought Rose Li's win was well deserved. She gave a very well-rounded performance and her answers were better than Juliette Louie and Angela Liu for sure. She looks a bit like Andrea So from Miss HK 2017 but more petite. Juliette's answers weren't that good but I'm not surprised she made top 3 because she put up the most confident performance. I was incredibly shocked that Angela Liu placed first runner up. Thought this would for sure go to #16 Cheryl Ng or #15 Tiffany Choi. Angela was cute but didn't feel like anything special. Personally liked #16 as well but her talent was quite awkward. Definitely feel like both Canadian reps will make it to TVB regardless though.
  • I think Grace needs to learn how to take criticism/constructive criticism better. The reason why she is stunted in her improvement is because she cares too much about criticism and haters. I'm neutral about Sisley but maybe Grace needs to take a few pointers from her? Sisley has actually been great at channeling her negative feedback into some improvement.
  • She was so awful in DIF IV!!! But definitely improved a ton in Return of the Cuckoo. She was still a bit raw in acting but it can be overlooked because of the nature of her role in the drama.
  • @llwy12 Never knew that about Mat :( That's so sad! Glad he's finally getting some more recognition now and looking forward to "Brothers" I also think Grace's roles seem tailored to her and it's stunting her acting growth/improvement. I agree that this was also done with Aimee but I do think that Aimee is a better actress than Grace is. At least I could name one or two roles in which Aimee was likable/did a decent job. With Grace, I got nothin...
  • Have thoroughly been enjoying The Forgotten Valley so far and chase it every night. Solid acting from everyone except Grace, Cilla, and to some degree, Raymond Wong. Grace is a more watchable here but still feels a bit unnatural in her delivery of lines. Cilla isn't convincing as a rough and masculine tomboy. Raymond's character is pretty bland and doesn't really give him an opportunity to shine. I'm okay with this though because this is a series about the women! Finally, after an entire year mostly weak character development in all of the 2017 female roles, there are some interesting characters here! I am especially loving Katy Kung in this. She's improved a lot and has nailed every scene so far. Her friendship with Jess Shum and Zoie Tam is very believable and she's even had some great scenes with Rosanne Lui and Louisa So. Jeannie Chan was GREAT in the limited screen time she had here as well. Definitely a spooky and strong performance - probably her best yet. Lau Kong is so good at playing the sexist village leader but it's nothing new from him. He is among one of the actors that I am always suspicious of when watching any drama. He's always up to no good!! Even when he's good, he turns out to be bad (Momentary Lapse of a Reason, Eye in the Sky, etc.)!! That said, I am very annoyed of his role and can't wait for his character to get what he deserves.
  • Quite like Roxanne Tong (she completely overshadowed Jacqueline in Provacateurs) and Brian Tse. Florence Kwok has always been solid too. But, I will probably skip on this as Jacqueline annoys me and Tony can't seem to carry a series. Tony seems to do better in a supporting role.
  • When will the media give them a break? If I were in her shoes, I'd totally want to watch his acceptance speech too! It'd be more abnormal for a major costar to NOT want to watch the speech. Heck, Owen Cheung even CRIED when Vincent won. Surely this doesn't mean that he is also secretly in love with Vincent too? Rolling my eyes. Feel bad for Vincent for always having to defend himself and feel more bad for Yoyo. Even if she trusted her husband 100%, the media's constant accusations are probably going to make her delusional enough to believe it at some point. Also, Sisley seems like a normal tomboyish girl to me. There are plenty just like her in the states. Being labeled home wrecker/third party all the time must be crappy.
  • @coralie actually, the award is "飛躍進步女藝員"/"Most Improved Female Artiste" - artiste is not actress only. An artiste is all encompassing. It's 藝員, not 演員.
  • @lewismcchan @coralie Surprised you haven't heard of her as she is so LOUD. Dodo or Eric wouldn't get this award because they haven't been "most improved." This is basically the only category that any host can get since all the other ones are pretty much for acting/roles only. Mayanne's win was definitely deserved. She is great at hosting/public speaking.
  • What an interesting year for awards... I wholeheartedly believe that Vincent deserted the BA award. I know some netizens are pissed that Kenneth didn't win but I feel like he was more fit to win MFMC since his character was indeed, likable but wasn't necessarily the best showcase of his potential talent. Kenneth has aced his comedic expressions years ago so this wasn't a wow performance to me. The role of Ma Kwai, I felt was quite similar to his role in Three Kingdoms RPG. That said, TEM was a very entertaining series and definitely underrated. It's also not always all about seniority and I don't think an award should be given (or not given!) just because of the length of their career with TVB. Unfortunately, Louis Cheung is "banned" from TVB because Walking would have been a big contender for MFMC!! Best Actress was definitely a shocker. Don't get me wrong, I do like Natalie Tong but she wasn't a lead in My Unfair Lady. I don't think that Jessica should have won either though (Mall Jeh was an annoying character IMO and I felt that the acting was so-so as her main co-star Frankie Lam was pretty wooden. That said, her scenes with Natalie were great). Best Actress should have gone to Elena Kong for Tiger Mom Blues or honestly, even Grace Wong for Mindhunter. I didn't finish Destination Nowhere but saw a few clips of Kristal's performance, which also seemed BA-worthy as well. Sisley's win for MFFC was a unexpected and I am anticipating all the back lash that the poor girl is going to get. While I think her acceptance speech was very all-over-the-place, it definitely came through as genuine to me. I wasn't a fan of Sisley in the beginning and found her to be pretty annoying but she truly has improved a lot in the past few years and is definitely watchable now! I was touched by her speech because it's true - she DOES have a lot of haters. I do think she was more fit to win Most Improved but competition for that category was actually pretty tough this year. I think Ali should have won MFFC as her portrayal of Paris in MAA was great and likable! Joel's win wasn't surprising but I didn't like My Unholy Alliance so I didn't really continue watching on to be able to make any comments on this. Personally loved Ho Yuen Dong's performance in TEM but had a feeling they wouldn't give it to him. Rebecca Zhu's win for BSA was the MOST SHOCKING. Home girl did not deserve it at all...........sure, she's improved and I find her relatively watchable but damn. I have no words. It should have gone to Mandy Lam for dai siew jeh!!! If not, Moon Lau for TEM (still a shocker that she didn't make top 5??). Matt's win for Most Improved was deserving - he did a lot better in 2017. Looking forward to his 2018 works. Mayanne....you either love her or you hate her and I actually love her! She's crazy, obnoxious, but very real. I wouldn't be upset if Kaman Kong, Moon Lau or Sisley won for this category either though.
  • @jimmyszeto disagree that Sharon Chan is underrated. I find her acting so-so at best, which isn't good considering how long she's been in the industry. I feel like she's had little improvement over the years. I do agree that she and Michael are both very professional in their portrayal though. There are just certain aspects of their interactions that makes me feel uncomfortable. For example, after their first sexual encounter, she asked him the next morning "how was I?" or something along the lines of that and it just came off so awkward and strange. They also made her character transition so abrupt. All of a sudden she stopped dressing conservatively and her glasses disappeared? I dunno, just not sold on it. Even Moon's performance as a third party in Two Steps From Heaven was better.
  • Going to have to agree that HOG3 is nowhere near as good as the first two. Michelle Yim, Ha Yu, and and Louise Lee are all wasted here, as their screen time is fairly limited to them eating dinner at home or in a meeting room. Although, I'm not sure that the basis of their characters are even all that different than the previous installments. Echoing @melia880 that Lee Shing Cheong, Susanna Kwan, and Louis Yuen are type casted. And they're ultra annoying. Jacqueline Ch'ng is horrible to watch too. Also hit the nail on the head about Priscilla being exactly the same in every drama she's ever been in. Unrelated but I also think that Pakho is on the same boat (all his movie roles are the same and interchangeable). Aside from the cheese "golden lines," random singing, and very cringeworthy **SPOILER ALERT** affair between Sharon and Michael, the only thing I'm really enjoying is the relationship between Vincent and Eliza.
  • Best Actor: Vincent Wong for Legal Mavericks Yes, many of the cases and story-development were mo-lei-tau and made no sense. Yes, there were plot holes. But, that’s the script’s fault, not Vincent’s. I felt that this was one of his best performances to date and he continues to surprise me with his versatility. He carried the series well and had good chemistry with most of his costars (especially Law Lok Lam, who I will talk more about later on). Vincent and Owen are also a duo I’d like to see again. His chemistry with Ali was a little bland though - but I blame that on the lame character development of Never Wong. Best Actress: Elena Kong for Tiger Mom Blues It’s really been a weak year for the ladies of TVB dramas. Of course, this has nothing to do with their actual acting ability but more to do with how boring the characters have been written to be. Jessica Hsuan is an A+ actress but somehow, writers of Line Walker: The Prelude have managed to make her so irrelevant that I almost forgot she was in the series. Out of this list, Elena Kong had the most interesting and real character. She wasn’t an easy character to like, as her tiger-mama ways were often frustrating to watch. However, it’s that realness of having a character flaw that made her character more life-like. I’ve also quite enjoyed Ali’s performance in My Ages Apart so far. Her chemistry with Moses is great! P.S. How the hell did Jacqueline Wong get the nomination?? Her nomination should have gone to Grace Wong for My Dearly Sinful Mind… Best Supporting Actor: NO ONE ON THE NOMINATED LIST and here’s why I’m sorely disappointed that Law Lok Lam (Legal Mavericks) and Mat Yeung (Bet Hur) didn’t make the cut. Law Lok Lam continues to be one of my favorite green-leaf actors because he has such an extreme range of emotions. He can be “perfect dad,” “evil corporate man,” “demented stock market genius,” and in this case, “ALS patient begging his blind son for forgiveness.” Every Law Lok Lam scene had me in tears and pulled at my heart strings. His portrayal was so realistic and you could tell that he did a ton of research in preparation for the role. As for Mat Yeung, I am glad he got nominated for My Dearly Sinful Mind. However, that was definitely not his best performance of the year, as he was EXCELLENT in Bet Hur. I didn’t actually watch all of Bet Hur since it was a garbage series. But I did catch a few episodes in passing. The scene where he discovered his subordinate’s corpse was done SO well and some of the best acting I’ve ever seen from him. The level of disbelief and denial he expressed gets 2 big thumbs up from me!! Although, I suppose my opinion is extremely biased, as I didn’t actually finish Burning Hands, Destination Nowhere, My Unfair Lady, AGASAAE, The Unholy Alliance, or Line Walker: The Prelude. Brian Tse did well in LW from what I did watch and Mark Ma is great in Come Home Love: Lo and Behold but neither performance is good enough for Best Supporting Actor. Best Supporting Actress: Again, no one on this nominated list. Toby Chan gets some recognition for her somewhat-daring appearance in Legal Mavericks but not BSA-worthy. I’m actually shocked by some of the nominations in general. As someone else noted, Alice Chan showed up in LW for a total of what? 5 minutes? Katy Kung has also only gotten about 15 minutes of total screen time in My Ages Apart so far. Tracy Chu’s performance in Legal Mavericks was a huge letdown in my opinion - especially compared to what I know she’s been capable of. I hear Elaine Yiu put up a good performance in The Unholy Alliance but I didn’t watch enough of it to see. Grace Wong did pretty well in A General, a Scholar, and a Eunuch from the episodes I did watch but was pretty similar to her role in My Dearly Sinful Mind (albeit, a little less psychotic and sociopathic). A bit disappointed that Moon Lau didn’t get the nomination as she definitely outshone Mandy Wong in The Exorcist’s Meter.
  • It's always heartwarming to hear when people find love again. Chan Wing Chun is a great actor and does not get nearly as much recognition as he should. Definitely versatile as he can pull off both nice guy and villain roles.
  • @bubbles23 I agree - Jacqueline's win is way more shocking. The girl just cannot act...Ali is a solid up-and-coming actress but I'm not sure that she deserved the win based on her character from Legal Mavericks. I actually think Ali fared better in her earlier antagonist roles, as they were more interesting. Excited to see her performance in My Ages Apart though! In general, there was weak female character development in most dramas this year. I feel that Elena Kong (Tiger Mom Blues) and Grace Wong (My Dearly Sinful Mind) are the most deserving so far. Based on performances so far this year, I do still hope that Vincent wins BA and Law Lok Lam snags BSA at the main awards this year. Although, it's probably going to be slim chances :( What are your picks for the wins this year??
  • While I'm not the hugest fan of the main casts of LW1 (Raymond, Charmaine, Sharon), I did find myself way more invested in it than in LW2, which I have yet to catch up on. LW2 lacks some charm. It could be that the whole idea of undercover cops has been way overplayed or the fact that they made LW2 way too serious...not sure but I felt the absence of a comic relief. Oscar Leung's Muk Sut and Charmaine's many "moms" balanced out a lot of the intense and otherwise, illogical scenes. In LW2, our only source of humor comes from Benjamin and Priscilla's exchanges (Team Tin Tong+ Jeng Mui FTW). This of course, gets overshadowed by Priscilla and Pakho's boring and bland romance. The other relationships in LW2 are equally dull - Moses and Jessica lack chemistry. Even my undying love for Michael Miu can not make me believe that Cheuk Sir and Scarlet are interesting people. I know that Michael Miu and Jessica can have great chemistry (as evidenced by Dicey Business and Gun Metal Grey) so I blame this 100% on the script. I'm also generally annoyed that Cheuk Sir's romantic storyline in LW2 is this underwhelming, as his relationship with Elena Kong's Katie in LW1 was one of the main highlights for me. I'm on episode 26 so far and can honestly believe that the whole cast got shafted with a horrible script. Character development is pretty much nonexistent, relationships (both mentorship and romantic) lack substance, "twists" were predictable, and this series was generally a waste of talent.
  • Echoing the sentiments of everyone else here. Jackie Chan is despicable. He's definitely talented but he has a horrible track record of being a bad husband and father. This is why I always make it a point to educate my Western and ABC friends whenever they put Jackie on a pedestal. Does anyone else also find it extremely ironic that he's playing a role as a dedicated and vengeful father in The Foreigner?
  • I'm pretty sure Vincent will get robbed of the award again this year. Although I enjoyed A Fist Within Four Walls last year, I didn't necessarily think that it was Ruco's best performance. Vincent on the other hand was amazing in Run Over Run. If not Best Actor, he should have at least won over Ben for My Favorite Male Character. There are still many more dramas that aren't done airing/have yet to air but I do think that Vincent's performance in Legal Mavericks has been the strongest so far. If it somehow ends up going to Natalis Chan for Bet Hur, I will definitely quit watching TVB forever. On note of Legal Mavericks, Law Lok Lam also did an amazing job in his role. I'd have no complaints if Best Supporting went to him!
  • @funnlim apparently, the stage name babyjohn is taken from the bible because he's quite religious? i remember seeing a interview about it a while back
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