• @kirigiri Good questions. FH4 is definitely going to happen because Mui Shiu Ching is producing it and she has nothing else to do pretty much. When both she and her husband Lau Ka Ho returned to TVB, they had already announced their plan to film sequels to their series, but on a “grander”scale and in collaboration with Mainland. As for the cast, that’s what will probably change depending on various factors such as schedules, politics, etc. For Triumph 3, if Francis doesn’t participate (my guess is that he won’t), TVB is going to move forward with it still because they are greedy and not going to let the opportunity pass them by to continue milking the franchise. The other option would’ve been to play up the Cool Mort piece since Chi Lam got pretty popular after the 2nd installment so if Francis couldn’t participate, that could’ve been consolation prize at least, but with TVB’s current dispute with Stephen Shiu Jr’s company HMV/China 3D (Chi Lam is signed to them) that’s not an option either. Either way, they will find a way to “justify” it like they always do. And it doesn’t matter one bit if interest plummets — since TVB still monopolizes the industry, they can basically do whatever they please without regard for what others think.
  • While I admire his genuine interest for acting overall, I won't be surprised if he ends up working as a physiotherapist full time due to the competitive and questionable nature of TVB.
  • Bigger questions at hand: 1) will this, FH4 and other planned series actually roll out? In past tvb presentations some series either end up being cancelled or the actual product becomes drastically different in terms of cast and/or story. 2) What happens if Francis doesn't partake in the third instalment? If this happens I can tell interest would likely plummet hard even with the likes of Ruco and Kenneth.
  • On a side note it would be nice to have Raymond and Ron interacting together on screen like Twin of Brothers again considering how they are best friends. It's a bit quick how Raymond found another girlfriend imo. But let us see how things go for those two over time. Age gap is still noticeable but not as bad as the gap between him and Karena.
  • @cutie777 Don't be an apologist for perverted freaks thanks. There are also cases where women get sexually harassed even though they don't wear revealing attire.
  • @happybi Divorce isn't simple once you consider financial implications (this would spark more fights for sure) and impact on their children's upbringing (generally they tend to be biggest victims due to their innocence).
  • Unfortunately, as long as TVB remains as a monopoly they may not bat an eye. If they do change slowly, then it would be beneficial for sure.
  • When these allegations become public especially with the likes of entertainment media outlets (paparazzi), public scrutiny spikes. It's unfortunate that she has to go through a lot. Let her get the proper legal support and counselling to handle matters in court in private. Seriously.
  • @coralie Not to rain on people's parades but Dynasty warriors/shin sangouku musou series aren't exactly well known for epic stories. There'd good arcs in the games but not a whole lot. And the gameplay isn't highly praised either so that kind of says something. I say that as a DW fan.
  • Didn't really see much of You are Hired (2009), but I am sure that people who enjoyed Dayo and Charmaine's chemistry there may be pleased to see them collaborating again! Dayo is a pretty funny man!
  • Saw the heartwarming commercial on her instagram. Definitely a great opportunity for mother and daughter to spend part of the holidays in Disneyland while earning some money on the side!
  • Cannot imagine the shame and fear going through Pinky's mindset when she experienced the assault even up to today. I applaud her for speaking out on this traumatic experience as this requires a lot of willpower and courage. Wishing her all the best.
  • @llwy12 Thanks for the clarification. you raise great points. I do support people speaking it out on social media and reporting to legal authorities - both are highly encouraged. Agreed that main takeaway from MeToo movement is to spread awareness and speak out as opposed to remaining silent. There certainly are a lot of complex reasons for why victims don't report immediately and places a lot of unneeded obstacles, which is unfortunate and frustrating. "This is why I have a problem with people saying that instead of speaking out about their issue on social media, victims should just report it to police and let them handle it (this was the prevalent attitude in both Vera and Louisa’s cases — instead of applauding the women’s bravery for speaking out, the first question that came out of most people’s mouths in both cases was: if what you say is true, why didn’t you report it to the police? — which basically implies that if you didn’t report it to the police, then it didn’t truly happen and therefore you are lying). If victims want to report it, then sure, report it but just because they don’t/didn’t report it doesn’t mean a) that their story isn’t true and b) that they shouldn’t be allowed to speak about it or share their story in a public forum." I am totally on board with you that the whole "you didn't report to the police, you are lying and seeking attention" mindset is dangerous. It really discourages people from speaking out and seeking help ASAP in general. This toxic mindset needs to be eliminated due to the adverse consequences on victims.
  • @llwy12"To those who say “report it to the police and let them deal with it” — honestly, in the examples above, what good does it do to report it to the police? Who are they going to believe, especially when it’s a no-name struggling actress’s word against that of a big name, powerful executive? And with no physical proof? With several of the cases that occurred in Hollywood, the victim(s) did go to the police but since there was not enough evidence, nothing was done. Louisa went to the police in her case but they couldn’t do anything because it was outside of their jurisdiction. Vera Lui chose not to go to the police at all and as a result, was lambasted by netizens as well as general public in HK (their mentality is that if you didn’t file a police report, then the harassment didn’t happen) – luckily for her, the entire sports community in HK stood behind her, especially when they found out who the coach was and that he had a track record for sexually abusing young girls, so all the athletes joined together to release a statement that got the coach fired from his job (yes, he was still coaching – and likely still abusing – young girls)…now whether charges will be pressed against him is a whole different matter altogether…" I think it's unfortunate when there are limitations involved with police involvement (e.g. reporting incidents many years later which leads to difficulty in providing evidence or in Louisa's case outside jurisdiction, etc). It is upsetting that some people don't want to report due to backlash and not being taken seriously by the public. However, maybe I am taking this quote incorrectly, but I still think police have an important role in delivering justice and victims should still be encouraged to report these matters. Cannot omit them and leave the public to take matters into their own hands all the time. The latter can result in dangerous consequences if handled inappropriately. I think the key point is that any allegations of sexual harassment must be taken seriously regardless of the social profile of the accused and accuser. Louisa is spot on in stating the importance of maintaining evidence.
  • Kudos to Louisa for speaking out on this important matter. The more people speak up, they are spreading awareness in tackling this horrific crime. No one, regardless of gender and age, should stay silent on sexual harassment/assault. They need to act out. False allegations exist unfortunately but they should definitely NOT be used to dismiss any allegations of such serious crimes. In actual cases of false accusations, the accuser should be punished accordingly as they would be insulting actual victims of sexual harassment.
  • @canadian I think it's for My Ages Apart too. Personally I hope Legal Mavericks or Exorcist Meter trumps HOG3 as best drama and other major awards categories. If HOG3 manages to snag a chunk of the awards like prior years then I am avoiding TVB again.
  • @llwy12 Good insight as always. "Based on the above, you guys can formulate your opinion however you wish. Personally though, I think the piece about using recycled storylines and characters because “that’s what the audiences want” is a load of crap. LKH is obviously still of the old mentality where the thinking is that TVB’s target audience is and always will be see lais (housewives) who like to spend their free time reading gossip mags and watching mindless soap operas on TV — they don’t want to watch anything that requires them to think and so script, aesthetics, quality of production, etc, none of that matters as long as it’s something housewives can relate to. It’s this kind of antiquated thinking that leads TVB to continue churning out the same types of series over and over and over again." I avoid creators who think people are that dense, TVB or not. Unfortunately, money talks louder than quality sometimes. Even the Star Wars films outside of the original trilogy receive tons of flak (more so prequels) but at the end of the day they make a ton of money in box office. Yes, SW is an extreme example since it's an international franchise but the principle can apply.
  • @elizabeth This is my biggest beef with the series tied with forced preaching.
  • @bubbles23 lol nothing wrong with basics... who knows it can be an expensive brand of high quality ingredients!
  • @llwy12 I am just glad people stopped drinking the HOG kool aid and are slowly realizing how flawed the premise in general is. And let's not get started on the cheesy family scenes and golden words. I saw a bit of the new one and goodness that musical chairs thing is cringy beyond belief. Third installments can be hit or miss too especially if the plot is lacking.
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