• @coralie Agreed. Actually, I saw fan comments that Koni actually clarified on Weibo when the incident happened 6 years ago that Kelly has nothing to do with it and that she is a good friend of Koni. Kelly even said thanks to her on Weibo. So for her to drag this out 6 years later, during a time that Koni is going through something personally difficult (and when Koni clearly defended her in the past and didn't try and drag her), disgusts me.
  • @mi88 I saw Ben's original post which said Bowie was going 85 in an 80 zone. Agree that there is a possibility the other driver was going too fast; however the lanes are not really split by "fast" and "slow". The left lane is actually for passing, so if you're going at a steady speed, even if it's over the speed limit like Bowie, you should not be on the left lane. You should only be on the left lane to pass, but since the other driver was able to pass her using the middle lane, she was probably driving too slowly or just in the wrong lane. Doesnt excuse the other guy's poor behavior but Bowie also takes part of the blame for danger, and for not knowing the rules of the road.
  • @potatochip Agree with you about consistency and love, and not military style parenting. Personally my belief is that parenting should be about knowing when to be flexible and adjust to your child's needs, regardless of gender, in order to help them build character and discipline, but also be a supportive parent. Hopefully Kevin and Grace are not actually as "extreme" as they are sounding on the media. Seems like Kevin and Grace both have really strong preconceptions of gender roles, which actually surprises me for Grace, who has lived in Canada for most of her life.
  • @melia880 I was going to post the same. His views are so dated. Women can and should be independent from men.. If in the future they do have a girl, I hope he has progressed by then. Setting his daughter up to be dependent on men (whether it is her husband or father) will not give her the ultimate happiness. And for boys, "strict and frugally" is also harsh. Children need consistency and love and not military style parenting. Anyways, congrats to them. These are just words. I found that the ideals I had before having kids became silly once reality set in. They will be good parents.
  • Cant say I agree with Kevin. Why can't women be independent instead of spoiled and reliant on either their husbands or parents?
  • @tungamy @taylor I've been watching and honestly think this show is really good. It's got its typical TVB flaws in that things can be a bit exaggerated but I find that Lam Chi Wahs dramas all have fantasy elements to them (Over Run Over, Dead Wrong, etc). The plot is actually quite good and suspenseful. I think my favorite thing about this drama is its ability to be multidimensional. I find most dramas are only able to focus on one topic at a time (e.g. if you are a cop, your life revolves around being a cop) but this drama combines social media, boxing, mystery, government, bodyguards etc. all in one without overly focusing on one. Also the actors are all doing fairly well!
  • @melia880 That category includes ALL dramas that aired this year (basically the time period between last year's award ceremony and this years) -- so yes, that category is kind of pointless....they should've narrowed it down to make it a true "nominations" list....
  • @orchid123 18-20 weeks is nearly 5 months! Surprised she has not shown a baby bump yet. And still wore heels a lot, from the pics she posted on instagram
  • TVB really needs to do like top 8 for nominations instead of top 20 or whatever. For example, were any of TVBs dramas NOT nominated for Best Drama??? Seems like they're all on there... they might as well not release a nomination list.
  • @llwy12 I somewhat disagree - I am an ABC, and have basically never lived in Asia all my life (although I have visited several times), but I would say that I also think the movie is "how Asians look in the eyes of Americans" (or at least a large part of it). There were many silly stereotype things that I was surprised, given the all-Asian cast and numerous Asians working in the crew, no one thought were silly or unrealistic. For example, someone mentioned in the thread somewhere about how unrealistic it is to play 1950s music in a 2010s party - a small thing, but I would say a bit stereotypical since the 1950s music is a lot more "Chinese" sounding than current music to non-Asian viewers. I also found it very strange how they kept on putting up these really old-fashioned Chinese lanterns in events like a wedding... who puts up those lanterns except on Lunar New Year? The vibe I got was that they were making a 90s version of China (just to prove it was in Asia rather than in America) rather than a modern version of Singapore, which was really odd to me. I don't think that it's much of a story of how Americans look in the eyes of Asians, since no Asian-Asians I know would look down on a university professor... To be fair, they also happen to be crazy rich (haha) so I guess that would be the difference. I think the story was based more around the differences in wealth between the main character as opposed to the differences in culture.
  • @melia880 Most artists who work for TVB aren’t the “passionate” type — a lot of them claim they don’t read netizens’ comments while some say they do read but if the comments are negative then they ignore those comments. Regardless though, asking the artists usually doesn’t do much good because if they are under contract to TVB, they are not going to answer truthfully anyway out of fear of retaliation from TVB (we all know how petty TVB is). As a point of reference— with many of TVB’s recent “cost-cutting” actions (laying off 100+ staff, closing down sports/athletic department, shutting down studio 16, etc) and also their shift to Mainland, the reporters did ask various TVB artists for their thoughts and while the specific responses varied, most responses fell into one of the following general categories: 1) they support the company’s actions and trust that they know what they are doing, 2) the company has its processes and since they are only actors, it is not their place to question the company’s policies or decisions, 3) they don’t know the details so can’t comment, 4) it’s unfortunate but it’s the company’s decision, 5) hope that rumor (firing employees, closing studio 16) isn’t true, 6) raising the company’s profile in Mainland is a good thing that will benefit the artists and help them make more money, etc. And then there are those artists who’ve been in the industry long enough to know how to answer in a way that shows sympathy to those affected but stops short of criticizing TVB (for instance - Hacken Lee and Liza Wang’s responses to the sports/athletics department being shut down). Most of the time, the only artists who are going to speak their minds about these issues are those who either don’t work for TVB anymore or they work for TVB but don’t care about possibly burning their bridges with them. **Edit: Oh and the Heart Of Greed example — the cast was just as delusional as the producer in that they were praising the series to the skies and said would support a sequel if there were one (Ha Yu was the one who said he would consider producing a movie version)....though I think later they realized they should’ve toned it down because a few from the cast (I think it was Louis Yuen primarily) later insisted when the HAG stage play was almost finished with its run that the play actually had nothing to do with the series and that it was just a chance for the cast to reunite to do something else together...
  • @llwy12 Haha very true. It's ridiculous how delusional TVB is about their audiences. I'm curious to know what the actors think. I'm sure they see comments from the actual netizens and realise the drama is really a flop (or maybe they don't have time to read comments, who knows), and yet they are "celebrating" the "success" of their drama. I feel like an actor/actress who is very passionate and serious about acting should feel insulted haha.
  • @anoninhk I completely agree with you! I've always been a fan of Steven Ma. His acting in dramas always provide a lot of emotions for me that I think other actors can't quite get across... but when I watched DITROC, I felt something missing from him. Felt like his acting was not as genuine as it used to be. Now that you mention theatre, that might be it!
  • @melia880 Yes, true…but as usual, the key here isn’t what the majority audiences (HK or Mainland) truly think but rather, what TVB “believes” that they think as well as how good TVB is at being able to convince people that they are justified in their decision. Even if only a few audience support DITROC and majority says it sucks, TVB will take that few audience opinion and blow it up to make it look like majority supports it….and if the ratings (or number of hits online in Mainland) are high (as it was for DITROC), that will support their argument as well. Heart and Greed for example – that series was criticized left and right by both HK and Mainland audiences alike and majority opinion is that the series was a waste of time and should never have been made in the first place, yet because the viewership count in Mainland was high (supposedly), delusional TVB touted it as a “successful” series and a few of the mainstream media outlets reported it as such (to the point that the cast actually did a follow up stage play for the series and there are talks of a movie version in the works as well as another possible sequel)....
  • @melia880 yup agreed about alice. I really enjoyed Mandy's portrayal of 3 separate personalities. Her characterizations made the drama entertaining for me. Rightfully deserved if it went to her this year. I started a few episodes of Who Wants A BB, but to be honest, a lot of the struggles of raising a baby discussed in the drama made me nervous & fearful of having kids. So I've been putting it off lol. I have no doubt Ali has done great in it though. She really was robbed of the Best Actress award last year, but seeing that she started not too long ago, there's still many chances for her to win an award.
  • I'm rooting for either Mandy or Ali. Both did a superb job in their respective roles. I would, however, love to see Selena Li receive recognition of some sort as well - perhaps My Favorite Character - because she has always been a solid actress and I really like her. I saw some headlines recently where Selena talked about how she's never received a single award from TVB in all her years, despite receiving awards overseas. Alice is usually a great actress, and Princess Taiping had the potential to be a fantastic role. Except whoever wrote it did an awful job, and Alice's character just became annoying and silly (what an insult to the actual Princess Taiping, haha). She ended up just talking loudly most of the time and looking angry, so, I'm not rooting for her to win this one. Nancy was not great in this drama either.
  • @jimmyszeto Frankly, I don't think even the Mainland audience particularly thinks "Deep in the Realm of Conscience" was a good drama either. I've been following the new Mainland drama "The Story of Yanxi Palace", and most of the comments I've read are talking about it's waaay better than DITROC (mainly because both female leads have similar motivations) and that DITROC is a joke. It's really only TVB who thought that drama was any good.
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