• I look forward to watching Jonathan Chik's new drama series. Most of his productions were good, except "4 In Love". His drama series always had some depth in the storyline and good casts, such as "War & Beauty", "Dance of Passion", "When Heaven Burns", "Healing Hands I, II and III", "Cold Blood Warm Heart", "At the Threshold of an Era I & II", "Secret of the Heart", "The Criminal Investigator I and II".
  • @jimmyszeto I did not like Fala Chen at all, except her pretty face, in her early acting days. 1) I could not stand her speaking Cantonese with strong Mandarin accents. 2) She had too many rumours about her love life and her "unpleasant" personality and relationship with her colleagues. I started liking her in "Moonlight Resonance (溏心風暴之家好月圓) when she acted Ah Hing (a mute girl), then in "No Regrets" as Lau Ching, and "Can't Buy Me Love" as Szeto Ngan-Ping (the Princess' maid). Those were all different characters and she handled them quite well, esp. Lau Ching (she won the Best Female Supporting Award). She almost got rid of her all heavy Mandarin accents. I was quite impressed by her hard work and efforts to achieve it, and still could handle those different characters well. I began to like and think more highly of her. I know a lot of people did not like her in "Triumph in the Sky II". Besides her poor cry scenes, I think she handled her "Holiday" character quite well. You are right. Acting is Fala's passion and determination. During the prime time in her acting career, she quit and went on to pursue a 4-year Master of Fine Arts in Drama (MFA) Program at Juilliard School to better herself as a professional artiste after her long TVB Contract ended. 4-year is not a short period of time for a female artiste when she is already in her early 30s.
  • @jimmyszeto In TVB's time, my personal rankings were quite similar to yours, but in this order: 1) Fala Chen (esp. for an actress who could not speak Cantonese when she first joined TVB. She needed to work a lot harder to overcome this obstacle before she could concentrate on her acting.) 2) Kate Tsui (She could have done better if she didn't focus too much on her look, such as wearing thick fake eye-lashes and high-heeled shoes in some of her roles as police officers). 3) Tavia Yeung (she had improved, but not much talent ..... at least she got rid of her lazy intonations in her early days of acting) 4) Myolie Wu (she worked very hard, but no talents) 5) Linda Chung (she worked hard, but no talents, plus her voice is too soft for roles with strong personalities.) Final future career rankings 1. Fala 2. Kate 3. Myolie 4. Tavia 5. Linda ............... I tend to agree with you in this order.
  • If Michael Tse's wife tried In-vitro Fertilization four times to get pregnant with a baby (boy) for Michael, she must know that her husband is a good husband. Not every woman is willing to try IVF 4 times to get pregnant for her husband.
  • It is an excellent idea for Phoebe Sin to tell the public and TVB that she is Ruco Chan's girlfriend no matter it is true or not. Grace Chan got highly promoted after becoming Kevin Cheng's girlfriend, and now even Jacqueline Wong got more promoted by TVB by being Kenneth Ma's girlfriend. Phoebe has nothing to lose but will get promoted by TVB and the public. I think more and more new actresses will take this route to get popular and promoted by TVB soon.
  • Agree. Deric Wan was a very good actor since young. Unfortunately, his messy love life cost his acting career. Sad!
  • @peanutbutterjelly You are totally right. All cute baby photos are done completely by Photoshop. The baby is surely supported by his/her parents and then editing is done after the photos are taken. This type of baby photos is very popular in North America. Of course, they are done by professional baby photographers.
  • @iciel Besides working hard, I think an artiste needs to have some talents in acting before he/she can move up to another level. Vincent had acted many different types of roles (characters) and he seemed to be capable of handling them well. It shows that he does have some acting talents. I hope TVB will keep promoting him, let him move on and not typecast him in the same types of characters after he becomes popular. Vincent Wong seems to be able to act good and villainous roles.
  • @passingby Lazy Intonations: If you are born and raised in overseas, I guess it is very hard for you to tell what is lazy intonation. You might have learned how to speak and understand Cantonese either from your parents, friends, or TVB drama series. Therefore, it is very important for TVB artistes to speak proper Cantonese. However, if a person is born and raised in Hong Kong, he/she should speak proper Cantonese without any lazy intonations. Lazy intonation occurs when a person pronounces a Chinese character incorrectly or by off a bit. The following are two links where you can learn more about lazy intonations in Cantonese. The first one is taken from YouTube. Watch it if you can understand Cantonese. The second link is an article written on Wikipedia about Proper Cantonese Pronunciation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gpU9xOVxic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proper_Cantonese_pronunciation Personally I think school teachers, educators, and artistes (either from TV or radio stations) in Hong Kong should speak Cantonese with proper pronunciation. Teachers and educators are the people to teach the second generation proper Cantonese, and TVB drama series will "educate and influence" lots of people speaking Cantonese anywhere in the world.
  • @jjwong You are very good in analyzing Ruco Chan's acting ability. I agree and share the same with you. Vincent Wong is also a newly promoted 1st lead actor. However, I think more highly of his acting talents. His acting is more well rounded and more natural. Though Ruco Chan can act, he needs the right character to shine, but Vincent Wong will shine is more roles. If Ruco Chan wants to be a good actor, he needs to work on his acting, including to get rid of his lazy intonations. A good artiste in Hong Kong should not deliver his/her dialogues with lazy intonations. It is not accent, it is lazy intonation.
  • The storyline of "The Unholy Alliance" was garbage, especially in the last 3 episodes. It is watchable if you are interested in watching the good acting of those veteran artistes. 90% of the cast did very well in this crime drama.
  • @jimmyszeto I don't think Ruco Chan was lazy in the last two years. Perhaps his acting range is rather limited. Due to his "wicked" eyes, it is harder for him to convince the audience when he acts a simple, nice, and innocent person. In his new drama "Succession War" (天命), his role was Heshen (纽祜禄·和珅) who was a powerful and most corrupt official in Qing Dynasty. I hope he would act better in this role. Also I noticed that he had lazy intonations from time to time when he delivered his dialogues. In the past, since he did not have heavy roles with lots of dialogues, he managed to speak better. I think he should get rid of his lazy intonations if he wants to be a good actor. Compared to Joel Chan and Vincent Wong in delivering dialogues with no lazy intonations, Ruco Chan surely is the weaker one.
  • Could someone tell me the proper name of the Show? When was it aired in Hong Kong please? Thanks in advance.
  • I also think Vincent Wong is the best actor in TVB drama series up to mid September. Not sure if there will be other better actors in other series during the rest of the year before TVB's Trophy Awarding Ceremony. Vincent acted very well as a blind lawyer in "Legal Mavericks". He was very consistent in his acting as a blind, cold, and emotionless lawyer. On the whole, Vincent Wong is a very versatile actor. His acting range is pretty broad, from villainous to good, from ugly looking to handsome looking, from a sissy man to a real gentleman. He is not super handsome, but is tall and decent looking. It would be perfect if he had his teeth straightened a bit. Vincent has also worked very hard in the last few years, from a green actor to a mature actor now. He surely can stay at 1st lead roles from now on. Good luck, Vincent Wong. I hope you will win some decent awards this year.
  • The ending was happy, but rushed, unrealistic and messy.
  • I totally agree with the above posts. Though I think highly of Nancy Wu's acting, I don't think she should have won TV Queen awards in her last dramas in 2015 and 2016. She could have better performances if she had good roles. I also agree that Nancy did better in supporting roles. Perhaps she can shine more in supporting roles, or she does not have the charisma to act lead roles, or lead roles are usually more restricted and harder to excel. Definitely her acting is not at the same level as Sheren Tang's. Not many TVB actresses can perform at Sheren's level. Nina Paw did very well in TUA, but since she will not film any more TVB drama series, I doubt TVB will give her TV Queen award this year. None of the actresses in TVB drama series this year can act same as Nina Paw in TUA. Nina Paw's acting skills are just way above the current TVB actresses'. Strictly speaking, neither Nancy Wu or Ruco Chan acted well in TUA. They were ones of the weakest artistes in TUA among all the other veterans. The script was terribly written, especially in the last few episodes. I also agree that the last 3 episodes to make Ruco Chan a hero at the end were garbage and nonsense. With her figure and agility, I think it is a good idea to promote Nancy to be an action artiste. Though Nancy is also good in acting emotional scenes, her face may not be good in certain roles. For Nancy, I think if she has a good role for her to excel, she can act a lot better. Unfortunately, I guess it is harder for lead artistes to fit into the roles that they are good at. I personally like Joel Chan a lot better in TUA ...... both in emotional and action scenes, as well as in speaking dialogues. I think he outshone Ruco Chan a lot in that series.
  • @tiffany Though Jimmy Au acted pretty well as Mr. Yik in "The Unholy Alliance", he will have many opponents for the Best Supporting Actor in 2017 TVB Anniversary Awards competitions, such as Joel Chan in the same series, Owen Cheung and Law Lok Lam in "Legal Mavericks", and perhaps a few others. Most of the veterans act well in supporting roles while there are not many artistes acting well in lead roles. It could be easier to compete for Best Actor or Best Actress awards than for Best Supporting Actor and Actress awards.
  • @janet72 Agree. Joel Chan was the best actor in "The Unholy Alliance". I really enjoyed his acting.
  • @coralie I totally agree with you. It only took Ruco a month or less to become such a good hitman from a country guy. It is impossible. I guess Ruco could not handle the Ko Tse Kit’s character well due to the sudden change of character. There were too many questions (or “holes”) in the storyline. The script was very poorly written. Even Kent was very good in everything, he shouldn’t be the one to deal with the gangsters whenever there was danger. After all he was Ling Hung’s adopted son. Ling Hung, being the head of the Alliance, should have more top-notch bodyguards to protect her. But she only had Mr. Yik and Kent as her bodyguards. Also, why did Elaine’s brothers go to Taiwan by themselves? Were they supposed to kill Ling Hung or just to bring Kate back to Hong Kong?. His father was a big chief and should have sent a whole gang to go with his two beloved sons. The whole story was a mess if you want to do analysis. I gave up on the script, the sexy scenes, and the gun fire scenes. I watched it just to enjoy the good acting of so many good veteran artistes. I haven’t watched a TVB drama series for a long time with so many good artistes who could act well.
  • @coralie I totally agree with you. It only took Ruco a month or less to become such a top hitman from a country guy. It is impossible. I guess Ruco could not handle the Ko Tse Kit's character well due to the sudden change of character. There were too many questions (or "holes") in the storyline. The script was very poorly written. Even Kent was very good in everything, he shouldn't be the one to deal with the gangsters whenever there was danger. After all he was Ling Hung's adopted son. Ling Hung, being the head of the Alliance, should have more top-notch bodyguards to protect her. But she only had Mr. Yik and Kent as her bodyguards. Also, why did Elaine's brothers go to Taiwan by themselves? Were they supposed to kill Ling Hung or just to bring Kate back to Hong Kong?. His father was a big chief and should have sent a whole gang to go with his two beloved sons. The whole story was a mess if you want to do analysis. I gave up on the script, the sexy scenes, and the gun fire scenes. I watched it just to enjoy the good acting of so many good veteran artistes. I haven't watched a TVB drama series for a long time with so many good artistes who could act well.
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