Linda Chung’s Acting Praised Over Charmaine Sheh

By on May 23, 2011 in NEWS, TV Dramas

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Entering its finale week, TVB series, Yes Sir, Sorry Sir <點解阿Sir係阿Sir> may lose its luster in the ending. Netizens complained about the plot and called Moses Chan (陳豪) a “cheap man” due to his character betraying Linda Chung’s (鍾嘉欣) love in the series!

Portraying “Miss Koo” in Yes Sir, Sorry Sir, Linda was betrayed in marriage by Moses’ “Law Sir.” This plot development fueled a dramatic response from netizens, who threatened to “cut” Moses! In addition, netizens strongly praised Linda’s acting over Charmaine Sheh’s (佘詩曼)portrayal as a mentally challenged person in My Sister of Eternal Flower <花花世界花家姐>, claiming Linda had the abilities to secure TVB’s Best Actress Award!

Linda was shocked and flattered by the praise, “Thank you everyone for your support! I hope everyone is not so agitated! Yes Sir, Sorry Sir is only a television series, which will have good and bad characters. Moses Chan is an undercover police officer and has his complications.” (Netizens supported you in winning the Best Actress Award over Charmaine Sheh?)  “Please don’t say that! I watched the first episode of My Sister of Eternal Flower and the scene where Charmaine got lost was quite moving. The TVB Anniversary Awards event is still several months away. I like my role in Twilight Investigation <囧探查過界> and ‘Miss Koo’ from Yes Sir, Sorry Sir. I would be very happy if either role wins a Popular Character Award.”

My Sister of Eternal Flower Continues to Suffer

The Broadcasting Authority received three complaints. A complaint was filed against Yes Sir, Sorry Sir damaging the image of the police and yielding a poor influence on children. Two complaints were filed against My Sister of Eternal Flower for violence and immorality. Three complaints were filed against Community Chest 2011 <萬眾同心公益金> for the revealing outfits in the dance performance.

Source: the Sun

Jayne: This seems to be the first time Moses Chan has been branded a “cheap man!”

112 comments to Linda Chung’s Acting Praised Over Charmaine Sheh

  1. Judy says:

    This is silly. The depth of acting required by by Miss Koo and Sister Fa are on completely different levels — a scorned lover is much easier to do than a mentally challenged girl.

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    • Disneyfan replied:

      Totally agree with you. Linda acting has been imporving but is still not up to par with Charmaine. I wonder if the promotion team with TVB stir up this news because they want to promote Linda (now that Charmaine is not thier so called biological daughter).

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      • JN replied:

        I know you might be Charmaine fan but you have to accept the fact that she is not just bad acting in Sister Fa role but HORRIBLE in capital. I didn’t see any mentally challenged girl even the one was born with Drown Syndrome behaving that way.

        Damn but doesn’t she almost approaching 40 yrs old. Why she takes the role not appropriate to her age.

        I grew up in the US and of course here we are always never discriminate but need to help more for the disability people. When I was young and live in Asia, I saw how other youngsters always make fun or stared at the disability people.

        Here those people are the first one to get in line and they are the one to get help the most in school and everywhere. I had a great respect for them therefore, i don’t have any problem of seeing the role she took. But if she is a good actress and she said she had done a lot of research on how to being a mentally challenge person then people won’t have a problem with her.

        When watching 1/4 of the series I never seen any series take so long to complete watching 1 episode. I don’t find her acting of any funny or being praise at. What’s up with her twitching eyes and her hands when she try to talk? To me I thought she has some kinds of bone disease or some how her hands are deformed.

        Stupid Raymond Lam for saying he was supported her 100% for her acting. Is he blind? It is not bad to come out and admit yes, I am not really good in this series. The person with a great success if you take the criticism well and learn it from there for the future series instead of saying she is really good and it is hard to act a mentally challenge girl.

        WAKE UP CHARMAINE FANS! She is suck!!!Period end of story!

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      • LL replied:

        I began watching this series without any premis on what its suppose to be about. After the first fifteen minutes, I admit that I was taken aback by the character Charmaine had to play – which is a person with mental disability. Like the rest of you, I am use to watching a sassy Charmaine calling the shots. Giving the show a chance, I finished watching the first chapter and began to develop an appreciation for the story.

        The correct term I believe, for the condition she has in the movie is Autism – which is a condition that none of you must be familiar with so look it up. It has nothing to do with Downs. Many of you complained about her looks, age, among other superficial factors that she was not appropriately cast. I on the other hand commend her for taking such a noble role. This series bring to light on how our society still does not understand people with this disability. Raymond, not only is he playing a comedies part, he is also represents the mainstream population of thinking that autistic people are crazy and dumb. In the scene, amongst others, where sister Fa gave work to Raymond and he screws it up shows that the story is trying to tell the audience different.

        Sadly, most bloggers didn’t see the show for what it really is. Autism amongst other mental disorders like ADHD are increasing in numbers with a growth of 10% of cases each year. I really think this is a timely show and hope each and every one of you will open up your hearts and minds to try to understand what this condition is before you criticize Charmaine to have poor acting skills. Thanks TVB for taking a risk to put this series out. True supporters of Autism and families who has love ones eho

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      • LL replied:

        who suffer from this will appreciate this.

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      • Funn replied:

        She is not autistic. If she is playing autism then her performance is even worse. She is playing someone with a mental capacity of 10 year old, which is different from autism.

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      • kiki replied:

        that not autism. if that is, tvb needs to study more.

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      • Chriselle replied:

        Agree with Funn.

        According to the dictionary, autism is:
        “a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.”

        She doesn’t seem to have social problems or issues communicating with her family or outsiders. She prolly doesn’t digest abstract concepts like normal people as quickly at most, but she has language problems?

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      • Funn replied:

        Not even high functioning autism, definitely not down syndrome, please don’t even say the offensive word retard or retarded, or even ADHD or whatever. Not even low IQ but mental capacity of 10. But yes, this is definitely not autism.

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      • Fox replied:

        Hers (the chac) is like Peter Pan syndrome more. I’m not saying that she has Peter Pan syndrome because dunno wat happen to her in the past (as they dunno) but her expression reminds me of Peter Pan syndrome.

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      • M1RACLE replied:

        @ LL

        It’s DEFINITELY NOT autism. If Charmaine’s character is in “love” with Wah Dee then she’s not autistic because autistic children don’t even warm up to their parents like normal children – let alone fall in love with Wah Dee from a drama no less.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Hugo looks more like the one who has Peter Pan syndrome than Chu. 😛

        What Chu is suffering is not autism. On paper, she’s not and onscreen, she’s also not, if based on Charmaine’s portrayal.

        But, I agree with LL on the storyline. It did highlight mainstream perception of mentally challenged people like how Hugo thought it’s ok to make use of Chu in a farce relationship because Chu is just a little girl who thought of him as a little friend (i.e. unable to feel adult emotion). In episode 1, everyone seems to love Chu, but, when watching further, one can see that her sister did feel she’s a burden sometimes.

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      • Fox replied:

        @ Kidd: Haha, sure that Hugo has Peter Pan syndrome. Maybe his real age is 6 or 7. You can see that Chu Chu ranked his intelligence 3rd, after Kiu Kiu and her. Kiu Kiu -> Chu Chu -> Yik Yik.

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      • Kidd replied:

        @ M1RACLE

        Autistic children are capable of love. They just have problem displaying them or conveying them to the other person.

        I can see why LL think Chu has autism. One symptom of austism is the sufferer understand things very directly. They couldn’t process figure of speech much. So, Chu taking words literally might make her seem autistic.

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      • Funn replied:

        Autism are people trapped in their own world; unable to communicate effectively in social way. There are high functioning autism, like Asperger syndrome and these people are usually very very bright and could function well but do tend to retreat into their own world when facing challenge but still could function properly.

        Chu is not autistic. She is as the synopsis says, someone with the permanent mental capacity of a 10 year old, so someone who can’t understand nor appreciate problems beyond that of a 10 year old. If she is autistic, she wouldn’t be so darn friendly and capable of chatting and what nots. She would be quiet, alone, perhaps even annoying in facing problems. Or to say someone having learning difficulties and mental difficulties and that of a 10 year old and mind you 10 year olds are pretty smart but I suppose adults will see 10 year old as child like as opposed to real 10 year olds.

        Taking words literally does not make her autistic. I don’t see how suddenly the term autism come into the picture.

        And there are plenty of stupid people in the world without being mentally challenged, I mean there are naiveness. Naiveness is again not the same as autism.

        She is someone who is stuck at a certain IQ of a certain age. For all intents and purposes, she seems capable of voicing her opinion and understanding things, love for instance. Maybe not adult love but love nonetheless, in her own way.

        And frankly I don’t see what public service this show serves. Everybody uses everybody, not the first to highlight that. Again I feel the ending will be an open ending. If at some point he falls for her and acts on his instinct and forms a relationship which is intimate with her, this series will be difficult to digest. We all know she is capable and is entitled to love. But can she appreciate the responsibility of love? When the guy starts being intimate with her, and he of course genuinely loves her for who she is, hence the cinderella element, how well can the society accept such a love? Of course his family will condemn her since she’s not normal. Society will condemn him since people view him as using her because we assume she has no capacity to understand an intimate adult relationship, much like that of a child.

        Very difficult to answer. I have someone telling me “That is pedophile” but truth is she is an adult physically. I feel this series is treading on dangerous grounds, whatever the outcome it will be quite a debatable one.

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      • Masaharu replied:

        I skimmed through some Charmaine scenes because of the uproar about Fa Lai Chu 🙂

        Funn, yeah that’s what I perceive about autism too. What I understood is autistic people has problem communicating and interacting with other people. They have difficulty in eye contact and body language. High functioning autistic person can appear and function “normal” but can still have the trouble in communications, but I’ve read on the net that some fell in love and get married..hahah.

        Fa Lai Chu to me is having some kind of “mental growth disorder”, but she doesn’t appear to have problems in interacting with people, and her body language is not “closed”. She also talk sufficiently. So I conclude that she’s not an autictic person.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Lets just say Chu has a mental disability that cannot be categorised. 😀

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      • kiki replied:

        i haven’t watch it yet so i don’t know, but from what i see in the trailer and what discussing here. She have developmental delay. but i don’t know which category. She doesn’t have down syndrome, autism or cerebral palsy. Probably birth defect due to prematurity or brain injury. I thinks it be better to deal with their interaction with society than make it into a love story. But then I kind of lost faith in tvb for writing an adequate story.

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      • Masaharu replied:

        Edit: In my writing above, “closed” that I mean is not literally closed..haha..but more like “different”. I heard that most autistic person are often in their own and have their own body language that we non-autistic can’t read. Again I’m lazy and busy to google so I say I just ‘heard’. Correct me if anything is wrong huh.

        Kidd, perhaps so hehe :D. I’ll just take her as “mentally challenged, but frankly speaking, TVB dramas have never give an “accurate” depiction of any disease or symptoms. 😛

        I laughed many years ago when someone in TVB drama looks healthier than the healthy individuals surrounding her, and this person is recuperating just after a heart surgery. The writing in TVB. is. funneh…

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      • LL replied:

        I have to agree that TVB did not do a good job of explaining what her exact condition is other than giving it a very general term of mental disability. The reason why I suspect it to be Autism because she does have difficulty in communicating and functioning on her own. Her sis and bro has to give her step by step guidance. With family love and support for people with this condition are able to get better and function in society as her character plays. When faced with obstacles, she does breakdown and physically throw her hand up to protect herself. Autism is still under study and there seems to be varying degrees of this disorder so it seems unfair to not consider that her character had received treatment during childhood to get to where she is at today. Her bestfriend plays a good comparison of the varying degree of their disorder whether its Autism or not.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        It is not autism. My only conclusion is she is just stupid. Why can’t TVB just save the trouble or research, etc and just show her as someone stupid?

        If this is autism, then autism wouldn’t be such an isolating sort of problem.

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      • Judy replied:

        LL… Charmaine does not have autism in the series… autism is characterized by an inability to participate in social interactions + communicate. Charmaine also does not have down’s syndrome… physically she would have to have the look of someone with Down’s syndrome (almond shaped eyes, round face, chubby, etc etc).

        I believe TVB meant for her to have some form of mental retardation… perhaps the stunted intelligence of a ten year old.

        What I don’t understand is why she always has her wrists curved in a way that signifies bone deformity.

        The way that she represents mentally challenged people is an insult to them.

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    • Funn replied:

      “a scorned lover is much easier to do than a mentally challenged girl.”

      Maybe but doesn’t mean a person acting as Mentally challenged girl is immediately better than the one acting as a scorned lover.

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      • Judy replied:

        true, but that’s not what is said, just that the roles are not comparable. I like Linda and Charmaine equally and think both are decent actors, but neither are at the status of ‘veteran actors.’ I don’t think Charmaine is as horrible as some of the people here. I liked her in Maiden’s vow and Perish in the Name of Love with Steven Ma. I give credit where credit is due.

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    • exoidus replied:

      the disability is called “i can’t really act”.

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  2. Kidd says:

    Love the complaints. So amusing. Haha. Sorry, don’t know why today I find the complaints funny. I used to be annoyed with them. Maybe because I find the complainants so ‘mou liu’ until amusing. I wonder if it’s the same people wrote these complaint letters for every series. They complain over every small thing.

    But, the most ‘mou liu’ and amusing complaint goes to a complaint filed against Relic saying that its chinese title sounds like the name of a triad group. Haha. This complainant must not have read history.

    Whoever wrote this article is also very ‘mou liu’. Linda and Charmaine play entirely different characters. As different as day and night. How can their acting be compared? Wait until Linda play a mentally challenged individual. Then, we compare. For now, Linda’s acting should be compared to Charmaine’s past cool roles like Madam Ma in FH2.

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    • jayne replied:

      Kidd,
      Every week, reporters love to write about the complaints filed at the Broadcasting Authority. It seems to be a routine news assignment.

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        very routine, just to mention TVB series name is getting a free promo.

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    • snow replied:

      totally agree with u. linda’s acting is improving but def not up to par with charmaine’s. its great linda’s receiving praise for her role in YSNS but to say she should get TV queen? maybe a few more years

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      • exoidus replied:

        seriously i don’t see anything special about Char. acting. her best performances are just average. she finally got exposed playing this character it’s great. Still people just can’t accept the fact that she is not really great actress at all.

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      • Vivien replied:

        Rofl I’m not surprised at this news. With Charmaine’s acting like a cartoon in MSOEF many people look like gem compare to her.

        Linda improved in YSSS but I agree not yet TV Queen but to compare Linda in YSSS and Charmaine in MSOEF of course Linda win!

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Never thought of HK as a “complain” society. This is good practice.

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  3. Melody says:

    Do HK-ers complain at every single program that is broadcasted on TVB?

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    • Fox replied:

      Some which they dun bother to pay attention won’t have complain.

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    • Kidd replied:

      I think most HKers don’t care. Only a minority few complain.

      I got to know about the Relic complaint from HK’s Golden Forum and this complaint was ridiculed by the forumers there. So, I think most HKers are still sane. 😀

      I listen to a RTHK radio talkshow some time ago. One host postulated that HKers can’t complain the government, so, they complain TVB.

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      • Fox replied:

        Lol, a good way to deal with their stress.

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  4. Chriselle says:

    I stopped watching YSSS after episode 1 because I really couldn’t stand it. But it seems like Linda is getting lots of praises for her character and acting. For those of you who are watching this, is it worth my time? I still think 30 episodes is too long for such a lame comedy not to mention, I don’t like Lau Ka Ho productions much.

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    • Fox replied:

      Hi 5. I also dun like LKH’s recent works.

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    • exoidus replied:

      it’s a ok series to waste time. im mostly just watching Linda’s part and she is great in this series 10x better than Char ever will be. And yes Moses characther is a cheap man that deserves to be beaten up seriously!

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      • Chriselle replied:

        From episode 1, I can’t see Moses character as being described as a “cheap” man unless he undergoes a dramatic personality transformation… but in a comedy, lol?

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      • Vivien replied:

        Moses character is a cheap crappy man and his lacking acting skill don’t help at all.

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    • Masaharu replied:

      I watched……..

      …..on but only Linda’s part 🙂

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      • Masaharu replied:

        Edit: “oh”..not “on”

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      • Fox replied:

        Linda seems to be loved in this series.

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    • samantha replied:

      Me too! I find this series quite boring eventhough linda is in it.

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    • star replied:

      @Chriselle: lol.. yeah if you keep on watchin Moses character, especially when he goes deeper into his mission of undercover, he is a big jerk. lol. Episode 27 aired today, it was the most intense episode ever!!!

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      • exoidus replied:

        yeah the scene was so emotional and most importantly so REAL! Linda is doing great 🙂

        Someone needs to teach Lo Sir a lesson for sure. Any volunteers?

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    • CY replied:

      If you don’t have much expectation and are just watching it to pass time at the dinner table, then yes but if not then it probably isn’t a good idea..

      I agree that Linda’s acting was quite good in YSSS but I think she hasn’t reached the level to become TV queen and besides it’s still so early in the year. I really enjoyed her character in this series, I think she grasp the behavior and personality of her character quite well. It’s really sad that she got duped and dumped like that. I just hate Moses’ character for doing that to her. And it doesn’t help that Moses was acting so damn retarded in this series with his stupid facial expression and lame attitude. He was absolutely horrible for me. I like Tavia but her acting in this series just didn’t do anything for me, her character is boring and her acting is just blah.. Her acting has really fallen into a blah zone lately.. Ron was all right but I think Ron (and Linda) too got the short end of the stick in this series.. and the ending is probably gonna be crap as well (predictable TVB)..

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      • Kidd replied:

        I don’t think Linda got the short end of the stick in the series. Sure, she’s not first lead. But, even by just reading the character profile in tvb.com before the series aired, I can predict that Linda’s character will shine more than Tavia’s and sure she did. So, I believe Linda got the better role.

        Tavia’s role is easy to go blah because she’s so nice and caring and sees everyone in a good light like Sam Hou. This kind of character is very easy to fall into the boring territory if not handled well.

        I wonder, if the role were reversed, will Linda still get so much praise or will she get the ‘she’s boring’ comments that Tavia is getting now?

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      • exoidus replied:

        people have to realize that awards are fixed it means nothing. The most important thing is how viewer are thinking.

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      • CY replied:

        I agree that Linda’s role was much more interesting because it had more layers to it but Tavia’s role was just very one dimensional. I hate it when TVB makes their good guys become saint-like goodies because I don’t believe anyone can be that good, especially in today’s world. Even good guys have different sides to them, they have doubts, they fight to stop themselves from giving in to badness in them, they have fears. So i just don’t get why TVB makes their good guys so blah..
        I know some people hated MR but I think Tavia’s role in that was one of the best I’ve seen so far apart from VF. I really hope she can get better roles that can make her shine and also that her acting improves and stops being in a rut.. I just prefer watching these artists when they portray more unique and 3D roles instead of the same old stereotypes.

        Interesting question you posed there Kidd, I really don’t know but it would be really interesting to see how they would each handles those reversed roles. From what I see when Linda is a goody goody character, she can be pretty boring and very damsel in distress like in CBML and MR. But I guess no one can know for sure until those two actually switched roles.

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      • CY replied:

        Oh yea and by unique I mean more unconventional in terms of behavior, personality and usual representation on TV but not like Sister Fa or the not funny dudes in CBML.

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      • exoidus replied:

        @CY,

        yeah i totally agree with you no one is a “saint” just like TVB want to portray their characters i.e. Char. characher in BTROC is totally lame and boring!

        Linda wants to play a assassin which is a great idea. I will also see her play some evil roles since she mostly play good characters.

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      • CY replied:

        @exoidus

        Yup, Sam Ho was just so saint-like that she was just cringe worthy. Tavia while very OTT sometimes in BTROC but at least she was more interesting.. I know that they say Sam Ho was based on Dae Jang Geum but seriously, even Jang Geum wasn’t such a sickening goody goody. She had dimensions to her and she struggled to do the right thing by having an official and fair trial so that the villians would be punished properly and not kill off Lady Choi when she had the chance.

        Ooo Linda as as assassin.. hmmm interesting role to play but not sure if she can pull it off right now. She might need a bit more experience before she can do that well I believe. But it also depends on what type of assassin.. The seducing people type or the innocent but deadly type, I think she is more suited to the second one but that’s just me.

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      • exoidus replied:

        @CY,
        Well she can be both depending on the situation that would be cool. However i don’t mind her playing some other more challenging characters that would allow her to show her acting skills. She has probably the best crying skills among all the fadans!

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Who? Linda?

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      • Chriselle replied:

        I decided to watch only the selected scenes of Linda to see how good her acting is. However, I still want to know the general story why Moses was called a jerk, yet I’m not willing to sacrifice my time for this series.

        Kidd is right that Linda’s character by nature is more interesting than Tavia’s. The reason I gave Linda’s scenes a try and not Tavia is because of her character. TVB could put together a grand cast and the best veterans, but if the characters and plot are not intriguing, I wouldn’t be drawn to the series.

        When Linda and Tavia were both onscreen at the same time, I realized that Tavia’s emotional scenes were still more seasoned than Linda’s. While Linda has the facial expressions to portray the role, I feel like she still hasn’t internalized the character to portray it from heart. I also noticed that the way she speaks slightly bothers me.

        Lol, on a side note, when it comes to playing these ‘cool’ characters, I’m reminded of Sheren Tang who can undermine her enemy with one look. Linda didn’t give me this feeling and of course, I know that their acting are on two completely different levels.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        You mean Sheren can do the look of utter disgust and Linda needs to practice on that?

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      • CY replied:

        I like it when the actors are willing to take on challenging characters and do it well. I find Linda’s crying scences in YSSS to be pretty good but in general I prefer Tavia’s crying scences but then again this is up to personal opinion.

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      • Chriselle replied:

        @Funn, Yes, that look of utter disgust. Despite it being too distracting to watch at times, it’s very convincing for me. 😀

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Sheren is very good at disgust PLUS sneer. Only she can do both at the same time.

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      • blubelle replied:

        @Chriselle @ Funn : Oh..the sneer and disgust look of Cheng Kau Mui (Sheren) in No Regrets .. I doubt ANYONE can carry on that role any better! 🙂 Even I get chills watching Sheren!

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  5. Pineapple says:

    I only watched 2 minutes of this series and didn’t like it at all. I am not a fan of comedy dramas and even though Linda Chung (whom I really like) is in it, it just did not inspire me to watch it. I would find it very boring and I also do NOT like Charmaine at all no matter what roles she plays.

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  6. Mani says:

    I think Linda has been steadily improving, her effort was overlooked in some series cuz she again played a (boring) good girl role. Miss Koo is a better written, more interesting character that allows her to shine. Think she’s doing a great job!

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  7. cinsin says:

    I do like Linda in YSSS, she has really improved in her acting. Miss Koo is a lot more complicated and more mature than Linda’s previous roles.

    I hope she wins an award for her character in Twilight Investigation. I loved her in that too!

    One person I don’t see shining recently is Tavia, all her roles are so blah.

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    • star replied:

      @Cinsin: I agree, for some reason all Tavia’s role seem the same to me. Maybe it’s her haircut I don’t know.. her acting is always the same. Same expression, same style.

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  8. Aly says:

    Definitely agree that Linda’s acting improved in YSSS and she has a very likeable character, but why compare her with Charmaine. As some of you had mentioned, they’re playing 2 completely different characters and they are in 2 different series. Until Linda portrays a character similar to Charmaine’s, I don’t think it’s fair to compare them. I hope Linda can continue to take on some different roles. I find she has the most range in terms of characters she portrays among the five rising fadans of TVB. I think Linda can portray both comedic roles and serious roles. I thought she was super cute in TI!

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    • Aly replied:

      Oh yeah, and I am watching YSSS for Linda and Ron. Unfortunately they have less screen time than Moses and Tavia who I find both annoying. Can’t believe Tavia rejected Ron for Moses in the series.

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      • exoidus replied:

        and i can’t believe that Lo Sir prefer miss Ho over miss Cool 🙂 Linda is so much better than Tavia lar

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    • Aly replied:

      Haha, yes exoidus I agree. Heck, I think Ron and Linda should just hook up in the series!

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      • star replied:

        LOL. Yeah, the story focused to much on Moses and Tavia for the good parts, and the ending just really sucks for Ron and Linda. Especially Linda, been lied, and betrayed so many times.

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    • Judy replied:

      Ron doesn’t have much screen time @ all. I skipped around this series and only watched the beginning and end. I wished that Moses would have chosen Linda @ the end.

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  9. selipar jepun says:

    Go go go linda… Hahahaa. Bye bye bye charr

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  10. Moo says:

    Linda has done a fantastic job as Ms. Koo but to compare her and Ah Sheh is quite mo liu. Two different characters and story, no way one can trump another. Ms. Koo is a very well received character and honestly, is the only bright spot in YSNS. While I haven’t watched Ah Sheh in MSEF, I’m sure she is holding up her own with that character. I’m a huge Linda fan, and these past couple of series have shown vast improvement in her acting and also demonstrated what she’s capable of. But to crown her as the new TV Queen? That’s a bit a much … just give Credit where Credit’s due. None of these TV Queen labels … she’ still young and still has plenty of chances before she reach TV Queen status … Add oil!!!

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  11. Kaye kaye says:

    Char is not an good actress @ all & dont like her. & yes linda is getting better but dont think she should get tv queen quite yet best character ok but tv queen cause of ysns nooooo gotta be proven in more series first.

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  12. fybttrforever says:

    I think Linda’s acting is still not good . She only act as those innocent people .But Tavia is different , she act in many different types of characters. Her acting is also very good.

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  13. exoidus says:

    this series is as expected going downhill and Kenneth Ma will be the special guest. It would’ve been so much better with another Ma aka Steven lar!

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  14. Kaka says:

    It’s seem offensive to compare Linda and char. Linda acting is not even up to char level, i prefer tavia. tVB really over promote Linda to give her so many oppprtunities. I dun like Linda as her acting is poor and singing is even worst! No doubt she’s the prettiest in TVB.
    But I like Linda in gem of life, i prefer her in such “mean” character as i think she can portray it better than “nice” character.

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    • exoidus replied:

      LOL are you for sure! Char acting has never been great in my opinion so i really don’t get why all this hype. She seems to have been exposed recently however her fans are still in denial.

      Sure her singing might be better but compared to many artist like Twins she is so much better. Tavia the prettiest? It’s just a matter of perspective sure her acting is also much much better than Char.

      Personally i like Linda alot esp. in HOG, AJCL, AWDT and YSNS. She didn’t portray your typical goodlooking girl in AWDT and that was refreashing.

      Char is GONE now thanks for that!!!

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      • Fox replied:

        I think Kaka said that Linda is the prettiest, not Tavia.

        The way Charmaine fans view her is just similar to the way you view Linda :P.

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      • Kaka replied:

        Thanks Fox.

        I still think it’s unfair to Char. I know u may like Linda a lot but her acting is not up this standard to b TV queen. When she portray “good” character, her acting skills r not convincing but she does have the sweet pretty face to “buy” audience.

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      • exoidus replied:

        i couldn’t care less about the “TV queen” award we all know there’s no real substance in it just a bargaining tool for TVB to negotiate with their artist. The most important thing is to have support from the audience with in turn most likely will lead to alot of commercial and movie roles that’s where the real money is.

        So be my guest give the TV queen to Char.!!!

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        So be my guest give the TV queen to Char.!!!

        yeah, give her award as a party gift when she is out of TVB 🙂

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      • Fox replied:

        The most important thing is to have support from the audience with in turn most likely will lead to alot of commercial and movie roles that’s where the real money is.

        If you view that then obviously Charmaine wins Linda. Charmaine is the artist that have highest income in TVB.

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  15. kaye kaye says:

    ok in my opinion i think Tavia is the best actress out of the ladies, linda she is just a sweet girl thats all, her singing isnt that good personally altough not gonna lie i do like some of her songs.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      Sadly, celebs are not just judged based on talent alone. There are some that I feel are talented, however, they never get known. I guess they just don’t have the luck, timing, right roles, connections,etc… THat’s how life and circle is…

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      • Fox replied:

        That’s something called “Get a chance”

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      • Masaharu replied:

        Not to be harsh..but talent alone can’t get someone far.

        To be a ‘star’ requires “talent + attitude + charisma + EQ + IQ + communication and social skills + chances + hardwork + luck and timing”.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        It is true that talent alone cannot get someone far in this circle, however, I still believe that it is one of the most important qualities that someone must have. But sadly, many of the artists of today just don’t seem to really have it…

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      • Chriselle replied:

        Some artists are talented, but they never noticed by the producers and the company and thus, their talent is wasted. Also, not every person talented in acting or singing wants to enter the entertainment industry since it means long hours of hard work and exposing one’s private life to the public. It requires a significant amount of EQ, especially for the more famous celebrities.

        It feels like most celebrities enter the showbiz to make money and many of them came from poor families. They didn’t have a choice. Tony Leung and Gillian Chung instantly comes to mind. There aren’t that many individuals whose childhood dream is to become a famous star and can actually live up to that dream. Raymond Lam is lucky because he has the family resources to support him. Of course, he is talented too. Perhaps many people’s childhood dream was to become a famous celebrity, but reality crushed their childhood dreams…

        Therefore, we can’t always complain that the industry lacks talent. It’s sad that those who have potential and who are in the industry aren’t promoted further, but what’s in the pool of artistes is what we get.

        However, I do believe that sometimes we see the past as better than the present is because of the artist themselves have been through a rougher childhood than those today. More children have the opportunity to an university education and a normal upbringing than those kids who lived a few decades earlier. I believe these experience shape them and they have been through more, experienced more emotions…

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      • Funn replied:

        Masaharu, agree!

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      • Masaharu replied:

        There are too many channels to be an artiste today compared to the past. There are more and more reality shows seeking for talent and more and more college courses offering “performing arts” development. The result – redundancy and redundancy make it harder to find something special.

        Take a look at the current K-pop, personally I’m seeing overflow of K-pop idols and groups in the scene now and it make me lost interest altogether..but that’s me. Neither am I into Korean drama that much.

        I’m going too far but what I want to point is personally I think it’s unfair to say there are lack of talents in current generation versus the previous generation, besides I support this view that ‘most’ people in general always have a fond nostalgia on the things that they grew up with during childhood or younger years. Every generation has different challenges and environment that shaped them.

        “Talent” is also subjective to individuals preference except the undisputable ones such as the likes of Tony Leung Chi Wai. However for other “stars” there’s always ‘disputes’.

        Charmaine Sheh’s is one example of ongoing disputes at this portal alone. Is she talented or not? Imo I believe she at least has this talent in herself, otherwise she won’t be able to grow at all from the chicken-voice-wooden Ah Sheh from years ago. Although I believe that her charisma is what got her a lot of fans and her EQ+IQ got her keep going in this industry, while her hardwork made her survive through TVB’s grueling schedules. Her soft skills, luck, timing and chances propelled her to be called TVB’s top fadan. I’m not an Ah Sheh fan, but this is just what I see..;)

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      • Fox replied:

        Not only in entertainment industry, in any work, the same thing happens. You have good knowledge, but that isn’t all. When you work with the clients, sometimes just your name can make them dislike you (it’s true. Like that, I have a client who denied to work with anyone named Helen because he was dumped by a girl with this name, lol). So talent is just a part of required criteria.

        It feels like most celebrities enter the showbiz to make money and many of them came from poor families. They didn’t have a choice. Tony Leung and Gillian Chung instantly comes to mind.

        They are not the best example. Ppl like Rain Li who need to work in the entertainment industry to pay debts for family are better example.

        A person without talent can become a star or not? The answer is YES in today industry. Because now ppl value the look more than talent. You might disagree and think you are exception, but it’s a fact.

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      • Masaharu replied:

        Fox, yeah..image(not just pictorial image) and impression does play a strong part in careers. In your case the name “Helen” itself is already giving bad impression..haha.

        I recently attended a soft-skill development programme and one of the major point that this instructor taught us there was “make people like you”. It does fit in, no matter how talented someone is if we can’t work with her/him it’ll be very hard to get the work done properly. A HR manager will also look at this angle when conducting interviews.

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      • Fox replied:

        Feng Shui also do a part in modern working environment. Some bosses choose employee with age that suit them.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Or make yourself so indispensable and so successful anyone will tolerate you. But be careful though; there are always others hungrier and more ambitious than you.

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      • Fox replied:

        @ Funn: Nobody is unreplaceable, just the matter of time (fast or slow, soon or later).

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Not if you’re Bill Gates and you retire on your own terms.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Talent doesn’t seem to apply to today’s industry anymore which I find sad. I guess I was once again thinking about the olden days that I miss so much. It is true that it is also true in today’s world in the work force as well. My brother was telling me stories about that as well. He was saying that you can be highly skilled and educated but if you don’t have connections and other stuff, then they can just kick you out if they want to. However, I myself still feel that talent is an important trait to have in the circle which sadly a lot of artists today don’t have. It is also true that talent just as well as looks is in the eye of the beholder.

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      • Fox replied:

        @ Funn: Bill Gates is replaced his president title.

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  16. Veejay says:

    Linda’s acting skill has improved alot gradually after this series and she looks quite pretty too. But she does look abit too skinny imo though.

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  17. Charlene says:

    Here goes the Charmaine hater!!
    Gosh u people are sooo hateful!!If u don’t like it don’t watch it then.Why would u waste ur time watching something u don’t like.MAKE NO Sense watching something u don’t like and start bashing and hating like crazy.If u don’t like it then fine but there are fans and people out there enjoy watching
    this seris.U guys are just haters no offence .I enjoy watching this seris and I know that there are people out there who like watching it as well if no one like it the rating would be zero .But I also know that this seris will get better.If u guys complain soo
    much then why don’t u try act like a mentally person .I don’t think u guys can do better then Charmaine.
    My mom teach me that when u don’t have something nice to say to someone don’t say it.

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    • Chriselle replied:

      @Charlene, Who is this comment addressed to?

      “I don’t think u guys can do better then Charmaine.”

      We had this conversation on one of the articles on this blog before. You might want to go take a look at it. 🙂

      From what I remember reading about the comments about Charmaine on this blog, they are mostly referring to her acting. Some don’t think she is convincing as a mentally challenged girl. I don’t think they are being hateful to Charmaine as a person. They are also merely expressing their opinion and sharing their views with others on how Charmaine isn’t convincing and how she and TVB can do better.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Totally agree with Chriselle. I think that you are overreacting Charlene. Even if you are a big fan of Charmaine(I am assuming that you are), you still have to accept the good as well as the bad about her and not be so blinded about her acting or anything. You also have to realize that as a fan, not everyone else will like her. Even with my favorites, I am not offended if people criticize whoever I like as long as it is constructive criticism. No one can be liked by everyone regardless of how pretty or talented they are. Everyone has the right to their own views and opinions and you need to respect and accept that. As Chriselle has mentioned, comments made towars Charmaine are more about her acting not really anything aimed at her personally so you don’t need to overreact because of it.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      @Charlene,
      I don’t think it was necessary for you to say that who ever makes comments about this series as someone that is acting like a mental person. That is not a nice thing to say at all. You are contradicting yourself when you said that your mom taught you to not say anything when you don’t have anything nice to say.

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    • Lacey replied:

      @Charlene: This is a gentle reminder that this website is an open forum for everyone to discuss about his or her view whether it is about a drama or the artist’s acting ability. The particpants are not criticizing Charlene as a person rather her acting skills.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      @Charlene,
      I also wonder why you have to post this same exact message in more than one thread?? Was that really necessary??

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    • buti4 replied:

      This is not a Charmaine fan page. We can say whatever we want. Some people just can’t accept criticisms…….Her acting as Sister Fa is crap and 90% of the audience are saying so! I didn’t like Episode 1 so I didn’t continue watching it but that doesn’t mean I’m not allowed to give an opinion. How come Charmaine fans can go to different forums and praise her acting but others can’t go around criticising her? Double standards!

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  18. jim says:

    char is the best.

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    • Chriselle replied:

      @jim, Hey, just wondering, do you just like every artist who has paired up with Raymond and will back her up when non-fans criticize her??

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  19. jim says:

    the haters of char will complain and critic like almost die in so many way and some time it does not bring any good.

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  20. jim says:

    char is really superb in her acting, she is very versatile in doing her every roles in series, that why she can win best actress award in 2006.

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