• @funnlim Joe is old enough to be Jeannie father. Why TVB? Does the story line specifically said it's May-Dec relationship?
  • I doubt the credibility of this former staff. He/she suddenly come out of nowhere to air his/her grievances on Seo Ye Ji when the actress is in the middle of backlash. I really do wonder if Seo Ye Ji has gotten into some powerful person's black book and he/she is trying to bring her down. As for the guy's statement. My first reaction was thinking he's lame. But, thinking further, maybe his non-nonsensical behavior (demanding script change and disrupting production schedule for his first lead role etc) was due to his depression. If it's true, I hope he get well soon. While looking into the history of Fu Xinbo, I found out about another contestant of 'My Hero' singing competition who has committed suicide. He was often late for work and one director openly chastised him in social media and ask other directors not to use him. He was so guilty of his lateness that he actually only took half of his fee. He claimed he has depression. The director taught he's just giving excuses. Some time later, he committed suicide.
  • @kidd Whoa, I would have thought the "Fresh Tigers" would be Louis Koo, Chi Lam, Gallen Lo, Francis (Although he might have been too old at that time). Leo Ku wasn't a strong actor but he had charisma, same with Louis Fan. And Louis Fan had the beautiful fighting that they should have promoted.
  • @kidd It takes far more things for a plan to fall into place than just naming a group of kids the ‘five tigers’ then promoting them. It needs all of them to have similar work ethic, good popularity, strong roles and timing. I don’t know when exactly the 80s five tigers were named but I would guess it was ‘after’ all of them have starred in at least a few successful hits each. They were probably all established before they got given their nickname just like the ‘four Heavenly Kings’ in music. It’s just a stupidly hopeful gimmick in the 90s when they named the new 5 tigers because barely any of them had even done anything in acting and that’s the same for the Millennial version. It looks like desperation to me. It was different in the early 1980s because most of the leads had left TVB and there was a void to fill. The promoted five tigers were all at the same early stage of their careers and all had the same respectful and dedicated attitude. If there were anyone who can be considered as promoted or irrespective of age then the more suitable candidates would be the likes of Gallen, Louis, Canti Lau, Chilam. Currently the only young actor capable and shown promise is Mathew Ho...
  • @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.
  • @mulder99 Yes, they were. You can read it here. Louis Koo himself even acknowledges the existence of the group. https://taykis.tripod.com/5tigers_5beauties.html https://sg.style.yahoo.com/four-5-fresh-tigers-reunite-060600275.html https://www.asianenews.net/2018/10/21/louis-koos-birthday-raymond-lam-and-5-fresh-tigers-celebrate-with-him/ I guess Raymond and gang were promoted as 3rd generation of 5 Tigers. I didn't know of that. But, I do remember this generation has other promotional label such as S4 and Olympic Six.
  • @kidd I don’t believe these guys were ever promoted as 2nd generation 5 tigers. I recall TVB promoted these guys as the next 5 tigers Samuel Chan Chris Lai Raymond Lam Bosch Wong Kenneth Ma Chris Lai didn’t get break thru until very late in his career Until Come Home Love as John Ma
  • @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.
  • @kidd I think the only one that has any talent in that second one is Louis? You see, it doesn’t work especially since they got incredibly lucky with the first one. When anyone thinks of Five Tigers, it’s them. I didn’t even know Louis was considered one lol. I would watch anything with the first five tigers over everyone else.
  • @tt23 I agree with you. Naming them new 5 Tigers (Millennial Five Tigers) gives them a big shoe to fill. TVB has tried to do it once but the name never stick to the new group. People just remember the original tigers. Just for fun. The second generation 5 Tigers are: - Louis Koo - Leo Ku - Carlo Ng - Hawick Lau - Keith Ho
  • I like her. Wish her success in China. As for her live-selling be careful. Make sure the products she sells is good and has no problem.
  • @funnlim So true. I don't want to use the word misogyny here since this word has been so misused lately. But, this case really sound close. Blame the woman when the decision is all up the man himself. It's like those historians who blamed the downfall of a kingdom on the 'evil' concubine. The king was the one who chose to be irresponsible, and his woman got blame.
  • @kidd think she and hubby tried to maximise profit from the record companies but went overboard and all fall out with TVB. Didn’t you notice all theme songs are from one and only company (subsi of TVB ) now? She didn’t rise from the ranks, she came from another tv station and rumours has it that’s why we see selected people ( that’s with her) doing well in TVB in recent years For any company to stay competitive and healthy in profit, they need to use the right person and maximise their capability. Dynasties fall cos they begin to get soft and then before you know it, nepotism creeps in
  • @kidd Sandy Yu & her husband did not improve the variety shows
  • @kidd uhhh why do you think she improved the variety shows? She and her husband destroyed the music aspect in TVB by only letting company managed employees sing the theme songs, and go on their music shows.
  • @llwy12 Hi, what role did Sandy Yu play in running TVB into the ground? I thought she did very well in variety shows and improve this segment a lot, and that's the reason her position rise in TVB.
  • @kidd While they can always put a disclaimer to state it's a work of fiction, I feel it isn't right to distort history or vilify known historical figures as this belittles their contribution and effort during that period of time. Also, those who are not good at history may only remember the storyline depicted in the drama than what they actually learn in history. However, I can still accept if with their creativity, they say the character they wrote is inspired by a certain historical figure and wrote a story where the character is not in a similar setting as the ones depicted in history i.e. time travel or outrageously unbelievable to be true (demon possessed, turned into zombie/vampire, taken over by aliens etc. Just like Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. It was so well written some take it as the truth and created some controversies. The author deserves admiration for his ability to make people believe what he wrote and is an example of how a pen is mightier than a sword. What he wrote is enough to convince those with weaker faith of the truth without him having to hold a sword to their throat to believe in it.
  • @kidd indeed what’s wrong being identified as a chinese. Whether you are from HK or Taiwan ultimately we are chinese. US / UK have always suppressed chinese in the past and I am so glad and proud that the table has turned on them now. China is no longer the sick person from Asia.
  • Andy is lucky that his career is based in HK. He would not be able to make a comeback if he's in China. Many celebs' career in China died over smaller issues.
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