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    1. Newlyweds Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Return to Hong Kong
  • diana80:
    @littlefish I think Grace is also the type who will listen and respect her husband, thus Kevin loves her so much. Congrats to this couple and hope to hear another good news from them soon.

  • 2. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • prettysup1:
    @llwy12 But if those highly paid stars choose to accept the lower pay, it would mean that those less popular ones will have to lower their pay even more in order to get offers.

  • 3. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • Kuks:
    Thanks @littlefish and @davy Wow 40 episodes with no boring bits... Will have work myself up to committing to the lot

  • 4. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • janet72:
    @birdy2415 i'm crazy over forensic heroes...watched the 3 series a few times. frankie is wonderful as the pathologist. the best forensic head is bobby. even wayne can't do it as well as him. to make things worse, I never like wayne.

  • 5. Newlyweds Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Return to Hong Kong
  • janet72:
    @jessehsuan with kevin beside, there is no worry she will blab. their wedding venue is indeed beautiful.

  • 6. Eddie Peng Rumored to be Dating 49-year-old Summer Qing
  • m0m0:
    @wm2017 i meant dada chan is cheap taste.... i agree, as long as he knows what he's doing.... nothing wrong w/ a younger guy dating an older women. she's only 13 years older. wolverine married a woman w/ similar age gap too. they're still together.

  • 7. Eddie Peng Rumored to be Dating 49-year-old Summer Qing
  • Lynn90:
    Hey, if Faye and Nic can do it, so can Yu Yan and Summer. I don't know if it'll ever lead to marriage, but Yu Yan seems like a responsible, respectable, hardworking, and mature man with lots of humor. Whatever makes him happy. He's a smart guy who has lived life quite freely, I'm sure he can decide for himself.

  • 8. Eddie Peng Rumored to be Dating 49-year-old Summer Qing
  • wm2017:
    @m0m0 Lol...The better taste out of all the above is definitely Janine Chang (張鈞甯) ? haha. I don't see any problem with it as long as he knows that if he does not care for kids? I mean, it's all about what you want and compatibility. The woman does NOT look 49 to me. Not everyone is like Kevin C, who marries a young one 20 years younger who can definitely pop out alot of kids if he wants kids.

  • 9. TVB’s “Another Era” Finally Gets to Premiere
  • wm2017:
    I will definitely give it a shot for Pakho C. haha lol

  • 10. Newlyweds Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Return to Hong Kong
  • Jessehsuan:
    Seems like Kevin scared that Grace might blab out something so he’s answering all the questions. Lol

  • 11. Newlyweds Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Return to Hong Kong
  • LittleFish:
    He’s gonna be one of those husband that dotes on the wife xD!

  • 12. TVB’s “Another Era” Finally Gets to Premiere
  • Shishi:
    I wished Raymond Wong was in here, I liked him with Nikki in Bottled passion!

  • 13. Eddie Peng Rumored to be Dating 49-year-old Summer Qing
  • Shishi:
    Haha, funny! Eddie is awesome! Don't need to kiss and tell. Eh whatever makes him happy!

  • 14. Eddie Peng Rumored to be Dating 49-year-old Summer Qing
  • m0m0:
    cheap taste, dada chan....

  • 15. TVB’s “Another Era” Finally Gets to Premiere
  • Anon:
    @m0m0 These 'heavy flavor' plots were the plots of the golden age 80's and 90's TVB that I grew up watching and sorely missed. Though the plots will be similar, I know the overall acting and plot will be lacking.

  • 16. TVB’s “Another Era” Finally Gets to Premiere
  • m0m0:
    such a cliche plot. i thought they could do better with the cast.... this type of drama definately suits mainlanders taste...so heavy flavor.

  • 17. TVB’s “Another Era” Finally Gets to Premiere
  • llwy12:
    @anon Not only that -- Mainland also gets earlier air date and just like with the previous co-productions, VIP iQiyi members will likely get to watch anywhere from 5 to 10 episodes ahead of HK audiences. This almost guarantees that 1) HK ratings are going to suck (HK audiences that are less picky about Canto vs Mando version will likely choose to watch the Mando version either on iQiyi or pirated all over the internet) and also 2) there will be tons of spoilers from the Mainland version all over the internet as well as via all of HK's media outlets, to the point that there really isn't even a need to watch subsequent episodes if you're in HK, lol (which is basically what happened with all the previous co-productions -- some of the articles were so detailed, down to specific scenes and characters, that you can just read that instead of watching). No matter which way we try to slice it, HK audiences get the shorter end of the stick....whether that's good or bad, well, depends on which side you're on, I guess....

  • 18. TVB’s “Another Era” Finally Gets to Premiere
  • Anon:
    @longhair84 Can't blame tvb for selling out. 7 million vs 1.3 billion persons The math is easy. Not to mention, HK is pretty much on life support.

  • 19. TVB’s “Another Era” Finally Gets to Premiere
  • Longhair84:
    Terrible idea and substandard cast. I won't be watching this in a hurry. Tvb - you've sold out to the RMB but you just don't care.

  • 20. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • msxie0714:
    @funnlim No need to be scared of Yingluo unless you treated her unfairly. The scary ones are those devious and scheming concubines who pretend to be nice.

  • 21. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • msxie0714:
    @sehseh No need to feel sorry for Nie Yuan. He had been forgotten for years until this drama bought him back into the limelight. While reports of Uyghur oppression are escalating in the west, it's ironic that Uyghur actresses/actors like Dilraba, Merxat, Gouli Nazha, Medina Memet are enjoying popularity in China.

  • 22. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • msxie0714:
    @diana80 You don't have to watch NIF1 to understand NIF2, as it can stand solely on its own. The brief flashbacks to childhood scenes of the older characters and their memories of the Mei Chang Su character has spurred many to watch or rewatch NIF1.

  • 23. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • diana80:
    @funnlim Thank you for your recommendation. I'll give it a shot then.

  • 24. Why Edison Chen Loves Shupei Qin
  • Lynn90:
    @vodka I doubt it. Edison's baby is the combination of two pretty out there wild parents. I doubt she'll be that innocent and sheltered when she grows up. Seeing Edison's scandal would most likely be a walk in the park for her. In addition, kids these days lack a sense of morale. 18 years from now, how loose, crazy, and sexual will our world be by then? I think conservatives will be the minority even in Asia.

  • 25. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • LittleFish:
    @funnlim Uhm, YU Zheng does do draggy plot though. A lot of his series love to swift the focus to a different character, and leave the main couple in limbo in the middle of the series then rush the end. You watch his series and you would be when will we get back to the main storyline!

  • 26. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • janet72:
    @blunt she has always portrayed herself as a goody goody, what's with that low cut gown which looks more like a lingerie piece? fine, wedding couples are IN LOVE but so many pics of them kissing. wonder if they will be holding a wedding dinner in HK...where are her BFFs?

  • 27. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • janet72:
    @passingby strange right? why would the groom be wearing a pair of shades while cutting the cake.

  • 28. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • janet72:
    @hetieshou she does look bloated...don't remember her assets being so prominent.

  • 29. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • funnlim:
    @diana80 Yu Zheng is never draggy but his is often leaving feelings of head butting one self, this series no different for good reasons and for usual bad reasons. Yanxi palace isn't excellent but it has elements where we all enjoy a good B-fight so to speak.

  • 30. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • funnlim:
    @polypeptide I am watching TVB version but mandarin dialogue. So far very little Charmaine, but when there is, her scenes goes on far too long.

  • 31. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • funnlim:
    @diana80 The so called sequel has nothing to do with NIF the so called prequel. Each can be watched individually. NIF must be watched because it is quite simply excellent BUT do avoid TVB version. It is faster paced but the ending spoils the entire series.

  • 32. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • diana80:
    @msxie0714 No, i didn't watch Nirvana in Fire. I did plan to watch it after the show finished airing, but then i heard that there will be a sequel (NIF 2). Therefore, considering that both seasons will have more than 100 episodes in total...thus it stops my intention to watch it. Because i think that to get a complete story, of course i should watch both, but more than 100 episodes (NIF + NIF 2) are too much for me. Anyway, do u think i can just watch the original & drop the sequel? Does the sequel closely related to the original series? Which one is better...NIF or NIF 2?

  • 33. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • diana80:
    @anon Wow...you are way ahead! I'm only on episode 10. I'm now thinking whether i should switch to watch the Mandarin version due to the many positive reviews for the show. Guess it may be different from the usual draggy Mainland series.

  • 34. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • diana80:
    @polypeptide Sorry for my late reply. Yes, i'm also watching the Cantonese version at the link shared by @anon

  • 35. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • polypeptide:
    @anon yay thanks :)

  • 36. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • PeachYogurt:
    @sehseh Very interesting. I was wondering why I never saw Charmaine often in the beginning of the drama. Thanks for sharing, didn't know that!

  • 37. Why Edison Chen Loves Shupei Qin
  • wm2017:
    @linvin8 i dont think so....just as his baby mama. haha....

  • 38. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • Sabrina:
    @davy I love smart and manipulative lead heroine. I don't hate this lead actress. I just find that some of her actions can get her kill in real life during that time. If you are too smart, you won't be safe too. She is not the only smart person in the palace. For some scenes, I even questioned how come she still alive when she was so bold to do those things or have those actions. Of course, she is the heroine and they wrote her like that, so she won't die. Also, I feel like the palace rules in this drama aren't that strict.

  • 39. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • Anon:
    @polypeptide Make sure you use an adblock extension. There are so many ads on these streaming sites. http://ww1.icdrama.se/hk-drama/4038-story-of-yanxi-palace-cantonese/

  • 40. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • Anon:
    @diana80 I'm on episode 42 (Mandarin version). You will not be disappointed! This is a gem.

  • 41. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • polypeptide:
    @diana80 I read somewhere saying that the Cantonese version would include more Charmaine scenes that weren’t inside the mainland version, so you will get a more fleshed out character. Do you watch the Cantonese version online? If so, could you kindly share the link?

  • 42. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • msxie0714:
    @diana80 Did you ever watch Nirvana in Fire? It received high praise from Asian and international fans. The edited HK Canto-version was a flop though.

  • 43. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • msxie0714:
    @littlefish Most of the mainland audience have the same negative opinion about Yu; they were prepared for a diss-fest when tuning in to this drama, but were much surprised by the high quality of this drama. Yu has reflected on his past transgressions and many are giving him a chance for redemption.

  • 44. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • diana80:
    I'm not keen to watch Mainland chinese dramas previously because their series are mostly long and draggy...& i'm particularly not interested to watch their modern series at all. The only few Mainland dramas that i've watched so far are all ancient/palace dramas. The Story of Yanxi Palace is my fourth Mainland dramas thus far, which i think is fast paced with surprisingly captivating story (although many commented in other posts that Yu Zheng's series are as worst as Wong Jing's). Anyway, i'm watching the Cantonese version (so i'm only on episode 10), which is the TVB edited version with only 56 episodes in total...so perhaps the draggy scenes had been cut to shorten the series (which i appreciate). I'm not a fan of lengthy series...thus rarely watch Mainland dramas except for those highly acclaimed series (my last Mainland drama before watching Yanxi Palace is The Legend of Zhen Huan). As with most of the viewers, i watch Yanxi Palace initially because of Charmaine and because TVB hardly produce a good palace scheming drama in decade, but now it is the story/series itself that got me hooked and can't wait to watch every single episode. I hope this series will continue to be exciting till the end, and don't get me feeling disappointed wasting my time watching it (which is sadly how i feel about Deep in the Realm of Conscience).

  • 45. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • Anon:
    Didn't Andy recently starred in the TVB-China co-production 'Flying Tiger' drama?

  • 46. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • funnlim:
    @coralie I think lead actress did surgery to her face or at least face shape. Credit to charmaine she is aging elegantly. But acting wise still lacking.

  • 47. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • funnlim:
    @davy I find yingluo very scary. She's too shred too smart and very lucky. I find her very very scary.

  • 48. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • funnlim:
    @littlefish at that time no. Empress so she was defacto empress. I suppose 40s and 50s are old enough. She died in 40s? 50s? But she was never made empress. I wonder why.

  • 49. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • LittleFish:
    @msxie0714 because Yu Mama isn’t a director or a script writer lol! He’s only the producer, also a dead clock can still be right twice a day! This drama might be great, but it hasn’t changed the fact that he’s a crappy person who plagiarised and thinks the world revolves around him. I will still treat his future drama with the same caution as I do now

  • 50. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • LittleFish:
    @funnlim Uhm I might be wrong but I thought I read from wiki, and it seems our heroine is actually live long? As she become the untitle empress (as in she control the harem even though she’s not the empress) after Charmaine’s character lost favour?

  • 51. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • kk12345:
    @llwy12 Investors come and go. The moment TVB isn't worth his investment, they will go. Nothing lasts forever in this world. TVB also used to have China audiences in the past when RRS was around.

  • 52. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • davy:
    @littlefish I agree with you. At least, she is not plastic. Or if she is, she doesn't have a plastic feature that bothers me (to me it's huge eye bags). For her character, she is an outstanding person, a 1 out of 1000 who is smart and unlike anybody else so it's no wonder why she miraculously can do things other slaves cannot do. If she was nothing but a cutesy girl who is brainless and get saved, yeah that annoys me! But this girl is the ugly maid who doesn't save herself only but can get her revenge at the same time of saving others! Her brain is huge. I don't quite understand when many people complain about her wits, if there is somebody witty like that in real life would you dislike them because they are too unrealistic? lol...I like smart characters, and especially when the actress matches it well.

  • 53. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • davy:
    @kuks Yep, 70. I'm at 40 something, and it was never boring! So, hopeful 70 will actually be short and sweet for the first time ever

  • 54. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • msxie0714:
    I didn't plan on watching this because it's a Yu Zheng production, plus Qing Dynasty era and aesthestics don't appeal to me. However, I did get hooked because the story is addictive and surprisingly, Yu Zheng produced it without the usual tackiness of Manchu styles, although the men's pigtail hairdos remains ugly. Seems like this drama is a huge surprise hit among Chinese audiences, redeeming YZ's reputation.

  • 55. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • Passingby:
    Kevin looked weird wearing sunglasses in that outdoor pic of them cutting the cake. Perhaps hiding his wrinkles. Speaking of Grace's boobs I think she had a boob job. In early stage of pregnancy they don't grow 3 or 4 sizes. Loved the wedding venue, so romantic.

  • 56. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • funnlim:
    @littlefish yeah talking about charmaine. I haven't checked but I think our heroine actually was the mother if jiaqing our hero in succession war. But she died young.

  • 57. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • LittleFish:
    @nori apparently it’s fake news

  • 58. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • LittleFish:
    @jessehsuan well if they engaged a long time ago, they allowed to get pregnant lol.

  • 59. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • LittleFish:
    @vell Uhm, no, I don’t think they went all out to find an actress that look like those painting to portray them. Yu Mama just got lucky. She’s from his studio, and he gave her beefy character in his last series, untouchable lover. By beefy I mean strong independent woman who knows how to manipulate to get her stuffs done disregard who she’s hurting, including her brother. This is laying the foundation for her next series. She looks older than her age I think, however makeup well, and she’s quite small. I don’t think she’s ugly, just a bit too bony.

  • 60. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • LittleFish:
    @funnlim “her real counterpart has a very sorry end?” Who are you referred to? And Charmaine’s character according to history become the second empress but lost favour forever, and the main character who doesn’t have the title actually take care of the harem like a real empress

  • 61. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • LittleFish:
    @kuks 70

  • 62. Why Edison Chen Loves Shupei Qin
  • Vodka:
    he grew up and matured at some point enough is enough, but the sad part and will be marked forever on the internet, once her daughter grows up and search for "Edison Chen controversial stuff" it ain't going to be pretty.

  • 63. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • Anon:
    @llwy12 Thanks for the clarification.

  • 64. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • llwy12:
    @anon They’ve been paving the way for such a move ever since Mainland investor Li Ruigang took a controlling stake in TVB (he has close to 30% ownership in TVB currently) and Shaw Brothers. His connections throughout China as well as in the government are strong and even though on paper, he technically isn’t the one in control of TVB because it violates the terms of TVB’s free-to-air TV license for him to have full ownership (his position at the station is officially vice-chairman + non-executive director), he’s definitely the one calling the shots behind-the-scenes. Unlike the idiot Wong Ching (the Mainland investor who took over and ruined ATV), Li Ruigang actually is the real deal and has quite a bit of influence in the cultural industries sector (which is what the entertainment industry falls under) – from a financial standpoint, there’s obviously no problem there, as he’s got investments / stakes in many top companies throughout China (i.e. iQiyi, BiliBili, Star China Media, Caixin Media, Alibaba, etc.) as well as the United States (in addition to controlling the China arm of U.S. studio Warner Brothers as well as investment in Imagine Entertainment, he is also a minority shareholder in CAA, which is currently the largest entertainment and sports talent agency in the world). Early in the year, Li Ruigang had actually launched a buyback plan of TVB shares with the intention of increasing his ownership in the station to 41%, but because the Communications Authority didn’t respond in time, the bid didn’t go through – TVB (Li Ruigang) issued a statement at the time stating that they will revisit the plan at a later date and also continue looking at ways to achieve its goal (which is to expand into a global television / film empire, starting with Mainland and expanding outward into Asia and the rest of the world). Also, let’s not forget that HK is a very small market compared to Mainland China (and also Hollywood). Let’s say that all 7 million people (current population in HK) refused to watch TVB anymore (hypothetical of course, since the TV industry’s market share right now in terms of viewers in HK is less than 2 million on average so nowhere near current population) – how much is that going to hurt TVB when they’ve got 1.4 billion people (current population in China) that they can potentially convert in Mainland to become their own audiences if they play their cards right? Even if, let’s say, they are only able to convert 30% of the population like in HK, that’s still 400 million viewers, which is 60 times more than what they would get in HK. Even if they end up foregoing the Hollywood connection (especially since the relationship between China and U.S. is on shaky ground right now due to Trump’s recent actions) and focus only on Mainland, there is still plenty of opportunity there for them to succeed. If you were to ask me a few years ago whether TVB would be able to succeed in Mainland China, my answer would probably be no – but with the way things have changed over the past couple years, the answer is now very obviously a yes….and it will most likely happen sooner rather than later….

  • 65. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • Anon:
    @llwy12 If hell breaks loose in HK. how can TVB transition so easily as a mainland media company? Do they even have the financials and relations to compete on their own in China? As far as I know, all of their major productions have been joint ventures with mainland production companies.

  • 66. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • llwy12:
    @tiffany Things could change though, since the Chinese government is now cracking down hard on celebrities being paid astronomical salaries. The big 3 streaming platforms in Mainland (iQiyi, Tencent, Youku) are all on board in terms of supporting the government’s initiative. This could mean more opportunities for artists who don’t demand as high a paycheck (i.e. former TVB artists who were paid peanuts in HK so anything they get in China is pretty much a major pay raise for them), especially if the highest paid Mainland China celebrities decide to look elsewhere to supplement their incomes. This article is one of the more comprehensive ones I’ve seen that talk about this issue: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/china-escalates-crackdown-celebrity-pay-1134628?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%20International_now_2018-08-14%2009:01:04_gszalai&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_international

  • 67. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • llwy12:
    @bearbear They don’t have any competition now either. Actually, in their 50+ years of existence, TVB never really had formidable competition – ATV did beat them a few times in terms of ratings but that glory was short-lived. What ATV succeeded in doing back in the 80s and 90s was spurring TVB to up their game and also motivate them to present a united front to combat the enemy so to speak (this was especially the case during the Lam Pak Yan era, during which ATV prospered to the point that TVB truly felt threatened for the first time in their history). At the end of the day though, it really boils down to the management – back in the old days (70s/80s/early 90s) TVB had their fair share of issues of course, but the artists’ dissatisfaction levels were never this high nor this widespread. Several of the veterans who’ve been with TVB since the Run Run Shaw era (basically since the 70s/80s to now) have mentioned in interviews the specific differences they’ve noticed between how the company was run back then versus how it’s like now and one of the main things that always comes up is that Run Run Shaw actually treated his employees as human beings rather than as disposable commodities – that’s why back then, most artists were still willing to go up to bat for TVB despite the long hours and little pay (2 things that have been issues from the beginning). As with any company, how the leadership at the top manages things is extremely important, as it sets the tone for how the company is run and can mean the difference between the company succeeding in the long run or becoming obsolete….unfortunately, with the poor leadership they’ve had at the top for the last 15 years, there really isn’t much hope for TVB anymore…

  • 68. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • BearBear:
    @llwy12 They didn't have any competition back then. ATV came the closest but ATV ratings were no way near theirs hence they have the upper hand to do what they wanted, treated their staff any way they liked.

  • 69. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • BearBear:
    @stmlw20 Oh yes, actors and actresses who can hardly hold more than 1 expression or exaggerate in every expression, it is a pain to watch. I hardly watch TVB shows these days, bad acting, boring script, repeated and over usage of leading casts...In a way I will still remember it fondly for all those good old classics it has produced but no matter what, it does not excuse them for treating their staff horribly and unfairly.

  • 70. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • llwy12:
    @anon Yup…I remember Louise had come right out and said that TVB had no use for her anymore so she would rather leave on her own accord when she still had control of her own fate instead of waiting for TVB to force her out. In TVB’s eyes, EVERYONE is disposable – doesn’t matter who you are (though ironically they are quick to piggy back on former artists’ successes and shamelessly use those artists’ names to promote themselves). And yes, it’s going to take a shutdown ATV-style to get TVB to change their ways but unfortunately that’s not going to happen because TVB management obviously already saw the writing on the wall and therefore shifted their business to Mainland so as a company, they will still be able to emerge relatively unscathed if things get dire in HK.

  • 71. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • llwy12:
    @hetieshou Yup, I agree...the sad thing is, there are artists out there who don’t usually badmouth TVB yet even they have complained about the mistreatment over the years (albeit in a “nice” way). The most memorable for me was Uncle Chi (Liu Kai Chi) who did a rare interview many years ago explaining why he felt disrespected by TVB and why he left (he’s one of the nicest celebrities you’ll ever meet and rarely ever says anything bad about anyone). I remember former TVB chairman Norman Leung (back when he was still in his position) actually referenced Uncle Chi’s interview in his speech during one of the TVB annual staff dinners and said the interview humbled him to the point that it made him reflect on TVB’s actions and come up with changes that he wanted to implement (which of course he didn’t since he left his position shortly after that). [As much as I’ve always felt that Norman Leung was useless as chairman (and my opinion of him still stands even now), that was the one time during his tenure that I actually had a little bit of respect for him.] Since then, no one in TVB management’s team has bothered to listen to anyone’s feedback (whether former employees or general public)…

  • 72. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • llwy12:
    @bubbles23 Or you need to become rich and powerful in the industry like Stephen Chow and Louis Koo (both of whom still “owe” TVB shows, as they had left before fulfilling their contractual obligations to the station) and build up enough clout where TVB doesn’t dare go after you.

  • 73. Why Edison Chen Loves Shupei Qin
  • LINVIN8:
    @funnlim Did they actually get married though?

  • 74. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • coralie:
    I can honestly say I watched this for Charmaine. However, once I started, it wasn't about her anymore. I quite like the drama and think everyone did their part adequately. Some people commented that the main lead Wei Yingluo is too ugly...I did think she looked a tad bit too alien. And her expression a bit pokerface & eery. But because her face is so distinctive and her acting convincing, I now find her attractive lol. But for Charmaine herself...how do I say this. I think she recycles her expressions too much. I don't mean recycle in this drama, I mean I've seen her use the exact same expressions in her previous dramas. It's not dynamic enough. If an actor uses the same mold of acting across all their roles, it starts to look boring, recycled and too unskilled. I've been following Charmaine through a lot of her career, and her skills look like they're stuck. In comparison to her mainland counterparts, I feel like she holds up adequately, but unable to excel.

  • 75. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • Rika:
    Didn't watch it but heard a lot of good reviews about this series from my friends as well and I'm really glad. Hope this translates to higher earnings for iQiyi since I own their shares. LOL!

  • 76. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • blunt:
    Not a fan, but nevertheless, congrats to them. In terms of looks - definitely an odd looking couple; she still looks like a little kid playing dress up. Not yet a woman - kind of look, despite her sudden new chest. How did she go from 30A (Miss HK measurements) to so much popping out now? Funny that she would choose such a revealing wedding gown considering she always presented herself as the "conservative good girl". I'm sure guests/people were immediately drawn to her new chest. She always seem overly confident when she speaks and just too much smiling all the time. Never thought Kevin was good looking either. I would consider them as one of the most unmatched looking couple in TVB.

  • 77. TVB Stars Reunite at Kevin and Grace’s Wedding
  • prettysup1:
    A Fistful of Stances team must be very close, they still remain constantly in contact after so many years.

  • 78. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • HeTieShou:
    @anon I agree and tvb may sink like ATV and may slowly disappear. If tvb does, it will be karma as they have been mistreating so many artists for soooo many years already. What goes around comes around!

  • 79. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • HeTieShou:
    @jimmyszeto I do not know about you but I actually loved his performance in Duke of Mt Deer. He was pathetic, evil, idiotic,etc... but he was actually kind of funny too. I loved the way Tony played him several times.

  • 80. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • HeTieShou:
    @llwy12 I was just watching the Tony version of HSDS with my little brother today. We loved Andy in there and he finally played a good guy. He usually plays baddie roles but really stands out. Andy is so great to be so good to tvb in spite of how they treated him. Tvb is sooo stupid and should be ashamed of themselves!

  • 81. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • HeTieShou:
    @jimmyszeto Well said and we all know how TVB is so why should any of us be shocked? Tvb needs to wake up before they regret it forever.

  • 82. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • HeTieShou:
    @cutie777 Me too and I wondered what happened to him. I thought he just got sick of acting so just retired to do something else. He is a great actor and I grew up watching his series. I was just watching HSDS and love his performance. But it is great that he has a good job so did not need tvb to survive financially.

  • 83. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • HeTieShou:
    @llwy12 Yes TVB is shady and totally very bad so that is nothing new. They just care about profits and money but that is it. They will fall to their death sooner or later if they continue on like this. If they continue to create these bad winds, then a bad storm will result and destroy them...

  • 84. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • HeTieShou:
    @llwy12 Yes sadly, I was a fan of TVB since I was a child and my oldest brother always told me how shady TVB is. They make artists work long and grueling hours with little pay, disrespect, mistreat,etc... the list of bad things about tvb are never ending. Maybe karma is biting back at them since they are going downhill and declining so much?

  • 85. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • Sabrina:
    @vell Yea, there are alot of comments about the lead actress's appearance. The only thing that annoys me is how they wrote her character. She wouldn't be alive acting all strong, brave and talking recklessly and not being afraid of the royal family- concubines.

  • 86. Why Edison Chen Loves Shupei Qin
  • HeTieShou:
    @funnlim I agree and I have seen many seem all happy during the first 2-3 years but then after that, things start going downhill. I saw it with some of my cousins. It just depends and maintaining a family/marriage takes lots of work. Hope he has learned and will be a better person, husband and father.

  • 87. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • Kuks:
    @davy sounds promising. Do you know how many episodes there will be? I have commitment issues...

  • 88. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • Sabrina:
    @funnlim I have the exact same thought when I watched this drama. I was wondering how is the lead actress still alive acting like that? Realistically, she wouldn't be alive acting like that back in that time. It's also funny how the consort who isn't even afraid of the Empress was or almost shutdown by the lead actress every time they meet or there's problem involved them. She also talked recklessly with a loud voice infront of the emperor. It doesn't make sense at all. Her acting makes me feel like she's someone who lives in 2018 rather than in those old time. I do think she can act, but they tried too hard to make her character brave and strong ( or in the wrong way).

  • 89. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • HeTieShou:
    @coralie I know most would frown at the big age gap but it is their choice. I just wonder if that big age gap will pose problems for them later? Is she pregnant? Time will tell all....

  • 90. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • HeTieShou:
    @janet72 Her gown is ok but yes is a bit sexy. I loved both of Joyce Chao’s dresses. One was fancy and one was more simple but both looked nice and conservative. I was shocked that the cheongsam was passed down from her mom as it still looked modern and new. Time will tell all and I have a good feeling she is pregnant.

  • 91. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • HeTieShou:
    @wm2017 I think she is pregnant too but congrats to the couple since it would be double happiness. Her mom’s gown did not look old fashioned as you said and I was shocked that it still looked great. Not sure who is the lucky one as if I remember correctly, Grace was a fan of Kevin and had a big crush on him back in the days. Therefore, I think she is the more lucky one as she managed to live the dream of many fan girls which is marrying her idol! It is very rare but is possible. I remember Kevin also saying that the one who he marries may not necessarily the one he loves most. For some reason, I always feel the one Kevin loves the most is Linda Wang but sadly could not end up with her. It is fate and I guess he and Grace have that fate. Congrats to them!

  • 92. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • HeTieShou:
    @sugarcane Nicky seems like a wonderful person and has many friends so of course if he had a big wedding,he would invite everyone of his close friends. Most of his close friends from BBJX were all invited but Kevin was not invited so you truly wonder. I totally agree that Nicky’s wedding was more fancy and big while Kevin and Grace’s wedding is more simple.

  • 93. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • Vell:
    I can already tell this drama has potential because it's a mainland series, and they're the best at producing ancient dramas. But why is the story about looking for sister so similar to the previous drama we just watched? Did they hire the same person to do the script or something... Honestly though I'm pretty far in the series and I'm already hooked with the story and acting (also love the dialogues and the smart banters between characters). My parents usually love to watch ancient dramas, but they refused to watch this because they think the main actress is ugly... actually a lot of people online are saying the same thing, but I just couldn't help but root for her (she looks a lot like Anita Mui if you haven't noticed). I did some research and notice she is supposed to portray Jiaqing's mother. If you look closely at the ancient paintings, her facial features fit this actress perfectly. They really went all out to find actors/actress to play their respective roles, which I really like (ex. Qinglong with his sharp jawlines and skinny cheeks). I honestly don't watch Asian dramas that much anymore, but Qinglong is my favorite emperor to watch. I might just binge watch and finish the Mandarin version and forget the Cantonese one.

  • 94. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • HeTieShou:
    @jessehsuan I agree and she is ultra skinny and her boobs look bigger than usual. I think she is pregnant and this a shotgun marriage. But whatever as it is her business and I wish them happiness since Kevin has been wanting to get married for a long time.

  • 95. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • sehseh:
    @funnlim 'in 19 years'. I guess they are referring to HSDS 2000 being her last villain role (Zhou Zhi Ruo). The story is based on a novel, of course the main lead can't die so easy! Hahaha. But yes, some of the servants in this drama talked so insolently to their masters, especially the lead actress... in history would have died many times over. Lives are cheap back in those days, especially servants.

  • 96. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • sehseh:
    @peachyogurt Actually, Charmaine has filmed several Mainland drama before this and she is the lead or shared lead in all of them. For Yanxi, during the production Yu Zheng has told Charmaine and also fans in group chat that this drama have shared leads (Wu, Qinlan, Charmaine). He even said that in terms of screentime, if Wu have 15 scenes, Charmaine have 13 scenes in comparison. Of course after filming we all know he lied, he only promoted Wu and the actor that played Fu Heng in stills, trailers etc (he said of course, since both of them are signed under his agency). The funny part is, when the drama is about to release on iQiyi, Charmaine's picture was used in preview, video thumbnails. Go figure. In Charmaine latest interview, she was asked how she felt being a supporting character and she replied it's not a supporting role, and she enjoys portraying the character. Anyway, the most sorry actor/actress in this drama should be Nie Yuan (the Emperor) and Jenny Zhang (Fragrant Consort). The former being relegated to heartless casanova, the latter had her screentime being altered and cut because the Chinese govt do not want ethnicity sensitivities onscreen (Fragrant Consort being Uyghur, trying to assassinate Qianlong who oppressed her people, which reflect the current situation in Xinjiang)

  • 97. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • Jessehsuan:
    @janet72 earlier reports said that she is 6 weeks pregnant so even if they pop out a baby by next year, grace will deny it was a shotgun marriage but a honeymoon baby. It’s none of my business, but just annoy that she’s so pretentious-perfect traditional image/marriage if the pregnancy rumor is true.

  • 98. Why Edison Chen Loves Shupei Qin
  • funnlim:
    He grew up, settled down. But let's hold this thought until 10 years into the marriage.

  • 99. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • funnlim:
    Perhaps pregnant or maybe a good push up bra. I think pregnant. Many hands covering tummy sorta photos. Point is they are madly in love. That's good to see.

  • 100. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • funnlim:
    This isn't her 1st villain role. Anyway her mom in the series played her character in HZGG? I do look forward to seeing Charmaine in this series, the only reason why I am watching. She is giving a somewhat competent performance at this early stage mainly because her biggest weakness is covered(her voice) and her greatest asset is magnified (her expressive eyes). I don't however enjoy the way the leading character is written, so brazen, so brave, a wonder she's still alive. I enjoy the empress' story though and the various concubines. It's the main character's story that is a bit annoying right now. But nothing beats the moment the bad people get their comeuppance. Am sure Charmaine will have hers in the end. Historically her real counterpart did have a very sorry end. Point is winner is Qian Long and his ever evolving ever revolving many many wives. Still pissed with qian long in Succession War. In this series we see QIan Long trying to curb bribery and corruption, joke is much later he kept his most corrupted official. Never liked Qian Long.

  • 101. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • davy:
    @anon I also really want to point out this drama is really good. It has 0% in pursuing absolutely nothing else besides hoping to watch eye-candy actors, shipping couples to have cute scenes and so on....for example, like what we see with Fuyao or Sweet Ashes Like Frost. All the actors are really mature in acting even though they are not well known and probably even first time shooting big roles. They don't rely on how good they look, it's all about the story and the character. So, it made me get that impression that most of the actors are natural people, while actresses who try way too hard to look cute comes off very plastic.The whole plastic people thing bothers me very much, I'm glad there is finally a drama that made me feel so much less about that now.

  • 102. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • Anon:
    @tiffany Agreed, I don't think there's a conspiracy against HK actors where they can't get leading roles. Most of them simply aren't as well-known as mainland actors, so they don't get leading roles. The HK actors that are just as or more popular probably aren't interested in starring in mainland dramas. In terms of acting ability, nearly all leading and second leads in China are at a very high level, so it's highly competitive all-around.

  • 103. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • bubbles23:
    @llwy12 woah that's insane! No wonder everyone applying for miss hk seems to be from a rich backgroud.... Only they can afford to live the actor life it seems

  • 104. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • Tiffany:
    Market is too competitive. That’s the best the majority of HK stars can get - supporting.

  • 105. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • wm2017:
    She's usually all sticks and bones to me and she did looked like she had a bit of meat on her so I wouldn't be shocked if she is indeed pregnant. Her mom's gown still looks great wow...isn't that dress almost 30 years old? It didn't looked old fashioned at all, looked really really nice on her and it's loose kind. She did seem like a pretty bride even thou the gown did looked like a sexier wedding dress but pretty on her nonetheless. Lucky guy for successfully snatching a woman 1/2 his age. She looked like Katie Holmes in love w/her idol and marrying her prince charming and it shows. I am not a fan of either of them but seems genuine.

  • 106. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • PeachYogurt:
    @kidd Yes you are right! Thanks for the correction.

  • 107. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • kidd:
    Many congratulations to the couple! Both seem like wanting to crying (happy tears) when they were listening to the priest.

  • 108. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • kidd:
    @peachyogurt I think you have mistaken “The Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain” with "Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre". Charmaine's character in Flying Fox doesn't have a mean born in her body. She was good from beginning to end.

  • 109. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • KayKay408:
    Congratulations to the couple! Grace's boobs do look way bigger compare to when she was in miss HK. Maybe the push up?

  • 110. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • Anon:
    @peachyogurt I agree, Charmaine has lost her baby cheeks for well over 10 years. I think it has more to do with weight loss than age as she thicker earlier in her career.

  • 111. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • PeachYogurt:
    The "Story of Yanxi Palace" is a very good drama - much better than those historical/fantasy/romance mainland dramas that are coming out this year. Charmaine's first villain role was in the "The Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain" (1999) TVB series with Sunny Chan. Both roles are quite similar in that the characters were both good-hearted at first, but then became evil. Aside from this series, I find that a lot of Hong Kong actors often play the villain roles. Maybe it's to prevent bad image of their mainland artistes or from them being scolded/hated by netizens. Charmaine's probably my favorite TVB actress, but I am not fond of her thin facial structure. I'm not sure if it has to do with age or weight loss, but I like when she used to have a little chubbiness in her face, like in the drama "Point of No Return" (2003).

  • 112. Charmaine Sheh Plays First Villain Role in 19 Years with “Story of Yanxi Palace”
  • Anon:
    I just started the Mandarin version on episode 13. This is one of the best performances I've seen from Charmaine ever. Better than any role that Charmaine has had at TVB in the past 10 years (at least). The plot is solid with plenty of twists and turns, moving at a nice pace. Everybody can act. The backdrop is very realistic. Most things are on point. A quality drama that tvb cannot produce these days. This is the most dynamic character I've ever seen Charmaine play (I've seen bits and pieces of future episodes as the gf is way ahead).

  • 113. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • Nori:
    Congratulations. Not a fan but I'm happy for them. I hope this marriage will last. BTW, @Jayne by any chance can you do news about the arrest of Fan Bing Bing for tax evasion?

  • 114. TVB Stars Reunite at Kevin and Grace’s Wedding
  • Cutie777:
    I didn’t know Michael Tong and Wayne are good friends with Kevin too and too bad Shirley or Tavia is not in the picture.

  • 115. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • Cutie777:
    Congratulations!! I’m not a fans of her dress but I do love the way she color her hair and have her hair wearing it up and I do like love Kevin tuxedo it suits him very well. Lol. I think she must have done something to her boobs it doesn’t look natural. Hopefully they will have a kid soon.

  • 116. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • Cutie777:
    @janet72 that’s right I love that drama too very interesting.

  • 117. TVB Stars Reunite at Kevin and Grace’s Wedding
  • diana80:
    It seems like only Kevin's close friends from the industry were invited. It's nice to see the 'Ku' siblings still maintain a close relationship. Anyway, how about Grace's close friends (The Housewife Alliance)? I didn't see any of them in the pictures. I thought Grace will ask her group members to be her bridesmaids, just like The Nonsense Club & The Virgin Gang normally did for their group member's wedding...lol

  • 118. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • Ricky721:
    If in fact, Kenneth was mistreated then very bad of TVB, if Kenneth stepped down then good for him. Why would it surprise anyone with TVB - favoring certain actors and actresses. TVB hasn't had success when sequels, which is true... The most successful series was the 壹號皇庭 - file of justice franchise, as far as rating... Other than that, anything with a sequel, hasn't had success especially with parts 3 or 4.. If TVB putting together the sequel for "The Exorcist's Meter" then yes, it would be a better role for Kenneth. Will see....

  • 119. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • Ricky721:
    @lewismcchan, very true, very true...

  • 120. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • sugarcane:
    @janet72 Nicky Wu is known within the E circle for his charismatic and likable personality, so it makes sense. I recall watching their wedding highlights on YouTube, and thinking how beautiful and lavish it was! Many of the male attendees/friends were also caught brimming with tears, so you could really tell how well loved he is. Damian was the one who officiated their ceremony! Going off the pics, Grace and Kevin's wedding seems a lot more minimalist in comparison (not to say it isn't beautiful).

  • 121. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • Anon:
    @jimmyszeto I totally agree.

  • 122. TVB Stars Reunite at Kevin and Grace’s Wedding
  • llwy12:
    @conan2209 Not really. Looks like Kevin chose to invite his closest friends and family only...same with Grace, as those who attended are her “sisters” from the industry....it makes sense given that the wedding ceremony is in Bali and not in HK. Basically, everyone we would expect to be there (knowing who their friends are) were there. For those he is not as close to (or couldn’t make it to Bali), he and Grace can always invite them to dinner or whatnot when they return to HK.

  • 123. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • PotatoChip:
    What beautiful vows! I loved Grace remembering Kevin's first words to her. Very cute. Congratulations to them!

  • 124. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • janet72:
    when nicky wu got married to liu shi shi in bali, there were far more celebrity friends and even Damien Lau.

  • 125. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • janet72:
    @jessehsuan her gown is far too sexy...sorry very old fashioned. the cheongsam is passed down from her mother. although it is free size, she seems to fit in it. whether she is pregnant or not, time will tell.

  • 126. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • janet72:
    @anon totally agree. the wedding is sweet and romantic...a marriage is for good. hope this couple stays in love and she disappears from acting to focus on bearing babies.

  • 127. TVB Stars Reunite at Kevin and Grace’s Wedding
  • Mike:
    @funnlim 黃嘉樂?

  • 128. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • coralie:
    A couple of things jumped out at me from the article. One, that KC requested to cast her personally and two, he deliberately made that comment about scaring his mom (not getting married till he has a baby.) It's pretty suspicious if you ask me. I suppose you can say it's romantic how he purposely tried to connect with her, but to me, knowing the age gap, it's kinda gross. Anyways, it's their decision. I'm sure they'll be great

  • 129. TVB Stars Reunite at Kevin and Grace’s Wedding
  • Mike:
    林子善 is so buff. Not the skinny toned kind in HK but the actual going to the gym to train muscle body.

  • 130. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • myxx:
    Congrats to the happy couple! They look genuinely happy and in love, and the vows were beautiful. They make a great couple! Grace looks stunning, Kevin looks pretty good too.

  • 131. TVB Stars Reunite at Kevin and Grace’s Wedding
  • LittleFish:
    @funnlim he will need to put them in a table, or it will be just awkward for that one C-actor plus ballooning the number of guests

  • 132. TVB Stars Reunite at Kevin and Grace’s Wedding
  • LittleFish:
    @conan2209 not only that, if their goal is to make the wedding small and cosy, invite all/most of their Coworkers will balloon the number. And if he invite say Tavia (insert any name) because they are good enough friend, then he will need to invite his other good enough friends, and again, balloon the number. This way he only need 1 table for the TVB people!

  • 133. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • Mimi8:
    @littlefish don’t forget that AB actually paid someone to go on television to “show” she’s natural.

  • 134. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • Mimi8:
    Congrats to them they’re such a loving couple.

  • 135. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • LittleFish:
    @joant07012 I don’t think they milk their relationship. Based on Grace’s speech, you can see their attitude toward the papz, be open and happy and most importantly be themselves. They spoke their minds, they care for not what other think but what each other feels. Did they sell out their wedding like HXM and Angelababy? That is the definition of milking their relationship!

  • 136. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • LittleFish:
    @funnlim you spoke my mind! Bless them both!

  • 137. Lynn Hung Holds 100-Day Banquet for Twin Daughters
  • vlol:
    Her girls are so adorable! Lynn looks beautiful and seem to have regain her figure already.

  • 138. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • vlol:
    Congrats to the couple. They seem very in love and I hope they will forever find happiness within each other. I think it’s always beautiful when the groom shed tears upon seeing his bride. Love their vows and the picture of them with teary eyes.

  • 139. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • taylor:
    @jessehsuan I’m not sure about the pregancy but I agree her boobs do look fuller and that dress can definitely hide a growing tummy. But with Grace, she probably won’t show since she’s too skinny to begin with.

  • 140. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • Jessehsuan:
    I like him, but the female casts are not lead starus to me.

  • 141. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • Jessehsuan:
    Congratulations to them. However, I still believe she is pregnant because her dress is only fitted at the top but her dress has a lot of fabric/volume at the middle-bottom waist. Her cheongsam was also very big. And i don’t remember her boobs were that big so must be pregnant. Her vows also mentioned a lot of “family”.

  • 142. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • Anon:
    @kaykay408 I agree, tvb is a joke. I'll be surprised if they are still around by 2040. If they are, they will be broadcasting mainland dramas and HK news 24/7 with simplified Chinese subtitles with zero in-house productions. The current management is just milking every cent for what they are worth. I'm certain that tvb will dissolve like ATV. It's just a matter of time.

  • 143. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • taylor:
    This article stated Kevin proposed during their one year anniversary but I thought it was last year. Anyway congrats to the lovely couple. Happy marriage!

  • 144. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • Dramas4me:
    They just got married and why can't people be kind and say something nice instead. If we don't like someone's acting then we don't have to watch it. A little kindness will go a long way - just saying. Best wishes to the couple - wishing them a happy life together!

  • 145. TVB Stars Reunite at Kevin and Grace’s Wedding
  • conan2209:
    @funnlim guess so, just like while one may meet friends through different phases of life, there will only be selected few you invite for your wedding...

  • 146. TVB Stars Reunite at Kevin and Grace’s Wedding
  • funnlim:
    @conan2209 Really? It tells me Kevin has loyal friends who bonded over a series filmed very long time ago.

  • 147. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • funnlim:
    It feels genuine. Say what you will about this couple, from the moment they started dating to now, there was never anyone in between. It was them. The vows look emotional and they do look madly in love. And that's what marriage is about. Neither never held back about comments about one another and I find that refreshing. I know many dislike them for their openess or rather let their dislike over their professional work but I would think personally, this is a lovely couple who doesn't hide. Good for them. Grace looks lovely.

  • 148. TVB Stars Reunite at Kevin and Grace’s Wedding
  • funnlim:
    No C actors there?

  • 149. TVB Stars Reunite at Kevin and Grace’s Wedding
  • conan2209:
    if they are the only artiste in the wedding, its tells a lot about the bridegroom and the bride

  • 150. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • joant07012:
    Well congratulations but i hope these two can stop milking about their relationship already

  • 151. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • PeachYogurt:
    Wish them the best now that they are married. I do believe love is a choice and they chose to be with each other because of love.

  • 152. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • Anon:
    There was an interview of Louise Lee a few years ago and she said the same thing about TVB as well. If they can do this to Louise, which was an impactful leading actress back in the days and was still leading/supporting before her departure, they will do this to any actor that they feel are disposable. I know it's hard to accept but TVB has the writing on the wall. They will sink like ATV. When that happens, HK entertainment will be no different than mainland.

  • 153. [Celebrity Weddings] Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan Finally Tie the Knot in Bali
  • Anon:
    I hope you never act again, Grace.

  • 154. 2018 Miss Hong Kong Contestants Make First Appearance in Swimwear
  • PotatoChip:
    I like #15 Tania Chan (陳苑澄)'s smile. Can't really know how they are until we see them in motion. No one really stands out in terms of beauty.

  • 155. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • Vodka:
    wow he was basically fired by TVB for no apparent reason after 30 years of work.. great karma took over TVB the glory days of TVB is over, the station is on decline it's a matter of time they'll turn fully into a supermarket as he mention lol.. that mainland drama in a prime time slot seen it a bit, it's ridiculous and the voice over canton dub on Charmaine is hilarious. such a turn off, couldn't stand it more than 10mins. lmao

  • 156. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • Vodka:
    are you serious TVB, I know you been cutting budget on filming drama but for a franchise serie such as Forensic Heroes is unforgivable, I am already sad with Bobby leaving the franchise but Wayne did great and manage well with the reboot. This is beyond stupid with only 3 leads definitely the weakest leak and will flop big time and after you know what TVB will put the blame on the writers and staffs and the serie will be dead "RIP" for good.

  • 157. 2018 Miss Hong Kong Contestants Make First Appearance in Swimwear
  • lewismcchan:
    Which one of these will round up as an artist????

  • 158. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • lewismcchan:
    I expect TVB will start filming the sequel of 'The Exorcist's Meter' in early 2019. It could be much better than this role. Not only TVB has problem with part 1,2,3,4 etc of the same drama. Hollywood has the same problem. The most obvious one was Jaws. Jaws in 1975 was fantastic. Jaws 2 was awful and boring. Jaws 3 was miserable. And Jaws 4 (3D) was unwatchable.

  • 159. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • lewismcchan:
    Well, he was not a brilliant actor to begin with. He should just shut up.

  • 160. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • Birdy2415:
    @llwy12 I was a fan of the original too. FH2 had some good cases, even though I wasn't a fan of the Kevin & Charmaine drama FH3 had lost what was originally good about the series. The forensics was filmed just looked "cool", but it felt pointless since the cases were dull and predictable. FH3 felt more drama than police procedural, but it had a strong enough cast to keep viewers watching. I'm hoping FH4 will focus more on police procedure instead of drama.

  • 161. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • llwy12:
    @birdy2415 I was a fan of the original FH, but as usual, TVB butchered things with their sequels. FH2 was already kind of bad because they added Kevin and Charmaine and so the original cast (Bobby, Frankie, Yoyo, Linda) was pushed back more into support roles, then when they changed the cast completely in FH3, they ruined the franchise further (I love Wayne but sorry, Bobby was irreplaceable in his role!). I’m against making a sequel period but seeing what the cast is going to look like got FH IV, this is a huge step down. Mui Siu Ching and Lau Ka Ho need to stop making sequels and further ruining past franchises...but then again, they were re-hired by TVB primarily to rehash their past successes so I guess in a way they are merely doing their jobs..... I am hoping and praying that MSC and LKH don’t start rebooting their classics from the 80s and 90s (which I can totally see as possibly being the next step when they run out of recent franchises to milk)....once that happens, that’s probably when I will really start boycotting TVB, lol.

  • 162. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • llwy12:
    @jimmyszeto Not to mention Andy’s rare turn as a good guy in the Tony Leung version of Heaven Sword Dragon Sabre (my all time favorite HSDS adaptation). And yes, loved him in all those series you mentioned as well as in DIF IV. And to think that Andy still shows his respect to TVB despite how they treated him. Just last month, when ViuTV invited the Celebrity Soccer team to watch World Cup final live in Russia (they paid for their accommodations and travel expenses), Andy was one of the artists who refused to let ViuTV pay for him (he paid everything himself) and also refused to appear even for a minute on ViuTV (he had already arranged for the cameras to avoid panning to him) — everyone thought it was because he was still signed to TVB but obviously not, since he left already 7 years ago. TVB should be ashamed of themselves — they treat artists like crap yet those artists refuse to reciprocate that disrespect....

  • 163. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • llwy12:
    @peachyogurt Slave contracts is one thing....the biggest problem IMO is TVB basically being able to break an artist’s career on a whim if management doesn’t like an artist or wants to punish them. Andy Tai is actually “lucky” in that he didn’t have pay TVB back for not having enough shows — many artists have had to do that (ie: the contract stipulates 100 shows but the artist only has 75 by the end of his contract....TVB can force the artist to pay for the remaining shows, even if they were the ones who withheld show opportunities from the artist). TVB takes advantage of the fact that many of the old school artists respect the spirit of the contract and will still adhere by the contract no matter how unfair it is (not to mention they are also taking advantage of these same artists’ loyalty to TVB under the Run Run Shaw era). TVB’s system is seriously messed up and has been for many years....yet they refuse to do anything about it....

  • 164. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • llwy12:
    @bearbear This is actually a common tactic that TVB engaged in back then (and still does even now). It’s definitely a problem with management because back in the Uncle Six (Run Run Shaw) days, artists rarely ever complained about being disrespected (long hours and little money yes, but disrespect and lack of dignity no). Former TVB artists have been complaining about this stuff for more than a decade but it’s only now that the media and others are actually listening....sad.

  • 165. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • Birdy2415:
    Oh dear. I didn't know that he was dropped from the station. I knew he left, but I thought it was because he wasn't getting any good roles. I thought he'd left for other TV stations (that ultimately failed). This is such a shame. This article shows that he has a great passion for acting, but was dropped for no real reason.

  • 166. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • Birdy2415:
    Damn it. I'm a fan of the Forensic Heroes franchise but I'm not too impressed by Shaun so far. I would still watch if the other casts members were appealing but the names mentioned here do not interest me at all. Feeling disappointed.

  • 167. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • m0m0:
    My mom enjoyed his performances. He was a good actor and tvb should ask him in to film again

  • 168. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • Alicesky:
    @cutie777 yup without those two its not Forensic Heroes anymore. How can these 3 actors pull it off ?? Or i'd rather see Madam Mui in Dr.Koo novel comes out as a female lead with talented-new-faced actress. Seems impossible cough**

  • 169. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • jimmyszeto:
    @anoninhk So many roles from Andy Tai. At his peak he played Tony Leung's half brother in police cadet which kind of got him off to a villainous start in his career. There was also the memorable gangster role The Battle Among the Clans following by Villain roles in The Challenge of Life. WHat impressed me most was his mature villain role in Song Bird. Later on big roles in Major productions Secret of the Heart and At the Threshold of a Era. Disgusting that he was relegated to roles as extras in his last half dozen years at TVB while other support actors are still going strong....

  • 170. Kenny Wong Announces Marriage to Long-Time Girlfriend
  • janet72:
    Kenny has that perfect face to be head of police partially because of his height. didn't expect him to be 55. he has a tough look.

  • 171. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • janet72:
    @cutie777 I totally agree with you...bobby does a fantastic job as forensic head. he has that kind of charisma and aura. in fact, I watched the series a few times. why in the world did tvb replace Kenneth ma just like that? I am giving it a miss. shaun is so stone in his role in 天命.

  • 172. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • janet72:
    @cutie777 i kinda expected he left because I didn't see him on the screen for a long time. he is good. still remember him in a role as an underworld leader who fell in love with ada choi's simple character only to be killed by cheung ka fei. i'm happy for andy to be doing well in his insurance company.

  • 173. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • anoninhk:
    Oh, I really like Andy Tai, and think he's great in comedic roles. There was a really childish TV series in the early 90s about a hotel spirit and I remember finding him hilarious in it. I also found him quite memorable as the doting gangster bf in Secret of the Heart. Glad to see he's doing ok for himself.

  • 174. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • jimmyszeto:
    @funnlim Shaun is a bit more relaxed in 'The Stunt' than 'Succession War'. Yes. I think Alex is hunky and the coolest guy on earth with his few expressions and the tone in which he speaks. It is beyond me when people calls him wooden when being ultra cool is his selling point...

  • 175. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • stmlw20:
    @bearbear he is my favourite actor too! Oh my tvb what is wrong with you letting go of these veteran actors..actors now a days can’t act properly..oh I’m glad he did not have to depend on tvb too..

  • 176. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • funnlim:
    He's right.

  • 177. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • funnlim:
    @jimmyszeto Alex Fong is sexy as hell when he is acting. Anyway I think Shaun is more intense Alex more laid back.

  • 178. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • jimmyszeto:
    @peachyogurt Yes. Rebecca is one of the few who has poor pronounciation of Cantonese but it is still clear enough to be energetic and cute. Easily trounces the likes of Christine Kuo and Eliza in the acting department.Similar to Fala but Fala is much more unnatural when playing playful characters. I’m sure Fala will have improved from her studies by now though.

  • 179. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • jimmyszeto:
    To be honest Andy Tai had been limited to small extra roles years before he left. Roles that were an insult to such a good actor who in the 1980s to early 2000s was commanding big support roles mainly as villain. I guess the shelf life of typecasted villains are much shorter. The likes of Benz and Chun Wong would last forever because of the comedic typecasting. It is still crap treatment of TVB though because they don’t honour nor respect artists who have selved the company all these years. They act like a harsh business. I remember a few years ago when TVB decided to suddenly award long service awards during an anniversary and Sunny Chan was given one. It was a joke because there are many support actors who have served decades more than Sunny who got ignored for the award. It happened that Sunny was at the end of his contract and the award was to persuade him to stay. It was funny that he left straight afterwards anyway...

  • 180. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • jimmyszeto:
    @taylor Opinions can still be judged. You can’t just defect all responsibilities and action by just saying ‘it’s just my personal opinion’. I’m asking you questions which are challenging your so called opinion...

  • 181. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • jimmyszeto:
    @taylor That didn’t answer my question. So Nancy, Selena, Lin Xiawei and Tavia aren’t up to par actresses and are too young to be paired with your Ruco?Need to bring in veteran superstars just to match him right?

  • 182. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • Tiffany:
    Another solid supporting actor. I also miss the glory days of TVB. It is what it is. TVB’s current obsession is collaborating with Mainland or airing Mainland dramas. Digging a hole in the making.

  • 183. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • diana80:
    I would love to watch if only they can bring back Bobby for the show. Bobby is convincing as the forensic expert...& i prefer him over Wayne Lai (although i do like Wayne) or any other actor to act as the first male lead for the Forensic Heroes franchise. TVB can create a new storyline for Bobby, and pair him with Alice Chan or any other suitable female lead. Meanwhile, i do like the pairing of Shaun and Selena again and don't mind to watch them as second leads in FH IV.

  • 184. 2018 Miss Hong Kong Contestants Make First Appearance in Swimwear
  • PeachYogurt:
    I'D SAY THE TOP 3 FINALISTS WILL BE... #1 Grace Lan (蘭倚婷) #8 Claudia Chan (陳靜堯) #20 Amber Tang (鄧卓殷)

  • 185. Blacklisted by TVB, Eric Tsang Will Not Host Miss Hong Kong 2018
  • PeachYogurt:
    @pocky Victims are probably afraid to go public. He may be innocent for raping women for now, but he's definitely guilty for allowing a real rape to occur in his film: https://www.jaynestars.com/news/actress-was-really-raped-in-eric-tsangs-film-fatal-vacation/

  • 186. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • Elizabeth:
    @jimmyszeto I like Alex Fong as well.

  • 187. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • Elizabeth:
    I actually don't care much and don't think it is so bad since this may be a hit or miss. Because TVB sequels are always bad, and from experience, the higher the number, the worse it turns out to be. I love Kenneth and I prefer he gets some other work instead that is not a sequel. Given it is Mui Siu Ching again, Alice Chan may join this series. I may watch this if Alice Chan is in it. Glad to know that Shaun and Selena are pairing up again.

  • 188. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • Elizabeth:
    I had always thought he was asked to leave because he broke Chan Wing Chun's arm/leg (? can't remember details) during a soccer brawl.

  • 189. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • PeachYogurt:
    I don't know how TVB actually casts their members for dramas, but they should do it like Hollywood and have their artists audition for roles. I feel like there's always lack of chemistry between members or talent in acting.

  • 190. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • KayKay408:
    @jimmyszeto I agree with you about Kelly Fu. I did like her in Swipe Tap Love too but not other series. I used to like Rebecca Zhu in Always and Ever but TVB has been promoting her too fast when she's not up there yet. If she was put in supporting role I would probably like her better. The fact that her Cantonese still sucks but she's the lead girl bothers me a lot. But it's TVB so. They don't care if main actresses can't speak Cantonese anymore. Hell they are focusing on the mainland viewers anyways so who knows maybe one day they will make them speak mandarin in the series. And Rebecca Zhu was from mainland to begin with. Coincidence? I don't think so. The agenda started when they gave her the undeserving award last year

  • 191. 2018 Miss Hong Kong Contestants Make First Appearance in Swimwear
  • Cutie777:
    #17 Hera Chan reminded me of Sisley Choi.

  • 192. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • KayKay408:
    As a long time fan of TVB I feel sad and angry at the same time at their obvious and intentional suicidal acts one after one. Why don't they just shut down the station already if they don't wanna do this thing anymore.

  • 193. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • Cutie777:
    I thought he left tvb too since haven’t seen him for a long time well it’s tvb lost I guess for loosing such a good actor like Andy is. Glad he’s moving on and found a better job too.

  • 194. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • Cutie777:
    I wished they bring back Bobby and Frankie it’s just not the same without these two. I wonder if Shaun is going to be the police or the forensic team? Feel sorry for Kenneth and I’m sure he has more fans than Shaun.

  • 195. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • PeachYogurt:
    Yeah, TVB will promote actresses/actors to be popular by filming in many dramas as lead each year (which gets boring seeing them all the time). Meanwhile giving them poor wages and having them endure poor working conditions through long-term contracts, or what I call slave contracts. Basically, they force people to work like a dog for fame. If they don't, they will not not have a chance or opportunity to work anywhere else as there were not many television broadcasting companies at the time.

  • 196. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • PeachYogurt:
    @jimmyszeto I agree. Rebecca Zhu is one of the better actresses compared to the new generation of actresses. I enjoy watching her on screen. She has this very sweet and down to earth persona, and she is very pretty. Other actresses just scream annoying to me when I look at them. In fact, I thought the opposite about her new drama. I felt the male lead should have been someone else. I was glad to see Rebecca Zhu as the female lead. If she can improve her HK accent, she would be a top favorite.

  • 197. Shaun Tam Replaces Kenneth Ma as “Forensic Heroes IV” Lead
  • jcc10:
    this series is going to be a big flop, it’s gonna get many critism when it comes out. how do 3 leads carry this drama? esp with only one male lead?

  • 198. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • taylor:
    @jimmyszeto dammm you gotta take a chill pill dude. There’s no need get upset. This is base on my opinion why the hell is it your problem. And Angelina Jolie? Maggie Cheung? Really?? First of all this is not Hollywood we’re talking about and also didn’t you see I said close in age in my original post. And surely he collaborated with the artists you mentioned a few time but I just don’t think they’re at the same level as Charmaine that’s my personal opinion.You don’t need to attack people just because they don’t agree with you. This is the last time I’m responding to an a** like you.

  • 199. Veteran Actor Andy Tai Comments on TVB’s Decline: “It Hurts”
  • BearBear:
    Didn't know he was asked to leave! Thought he retired from showbiz. That's horrid since it was the company that decided to cut back his shows then turned around saying he wasn't meeting the shows quota! He's one of my favorite veteran actors, glad that he did not have to depend on TVB for his livelihood.

  • 200. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • jimmyszeto:
    @kaykay408 I really like Rebecca Chu because she is pretty and does seem to enjoy taking hold of her scenes well. Kelly Fu on the other hand can only play annoying support characters though I liked her in Swipe Tap Love...

  • 201. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • jimmyszeto:
    @funnlim Shaun Tam acting reminds me of Alex Fong Chung Sun. Not full of expressions but each expression mean an awful lot and is as cool as anything. I love that kind of actor with scene presence....

  • 202. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • jimmyszeto:
    @taylor Why don’t we invite Maggie Cheung Man Yuk to pair up with your Ruco or maybe in Angelina Jolie? For his previous few series Ruco has worked with Nancy a couple of times, Selena Li a couple of times, Tavia a couple of times and Lin Xiamei. How the hell are they not up to par when compared to Ruco?

  • 203. 2018 Miss Hong Kong Contestants Make First Appearance in Swimwear
  • sugarcane:
    #5 Krystl Kung (鞏姿希) reminds me of Leanne Li.

  • 204. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • funnlim:
    @iatboc I disagree. I know who his Jiaqing is, very clear. He may be over emo but I can understand why after a while. I retrospect he was excellent.

  • 205. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • wm2017:
    @kaykay408 I know, me too I cant stand that main girl. The other one is much more attractive but she's always a supporting. Other countries, they might give unknowns to lead once in a blue moon but TVB never. Stupid as hell always the same old faces all the time.

  • 206. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • iatboc:
    Wow so he's been in this industry for that long and still manages to be such a terrible actor. Only seen him in SW and he was really bland. He cannot evoke internal emotions like through his eyes or his voice. He's only acting from the outside like frown when he's sad or twitches his face when he's mad. He has like 3 different face expressions for 3 different emotion and that's it.

  • 207. 2018 Miss Hong Kong Contestants Make First Appearance in Swimwear
  • andylin:
    9號工藤佑采 (Yutori)加油!!!!!

  • 208. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • KayKay408:
    I like him in the Stunt. Can't stand the main girl though. Wish TVB gave that role to someone else. Such a waste.

  • 209. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • andylin:
    Uhhh Shaun isn't popular from what I've seen on other media sites. His acting was heavily criticized in Succession War and he has received negative attention because TVB is forcefully making his name known (he did an interview on it). I also read somewhere that they postponed the airing of The Stunt for a week because TVB wanted to give audiences a break from him because reception was so low for Succession War. The Stunt is doing well with viewership ratings so opinions on him may change.

  • 210. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • KayKay408:
    @llwy12 Oh I see. I think I know why he looks familiar now. From my memory he looks kinda like Hawick Lau before the plastic surgery (when Hawick is still with TVB). Just me lol. Speaking of that movie, I had a love and hate relationship with it. I even hated Karena at the time haha.

  • 211. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • jcc10:
    @loveruco he’s on break, and will film a drama with jazz later this year

  • 212. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • taylor:
    @jimmyszeto neither one is my idol, just sick of seeing him pair up with actresses that are not up to par. Why is it rediculous recommending a veteran actress? You’re quite rediculous for assuming a suggestion is based on idolization

  • 213. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • jimmyszeto:
    @taylor Lmao...getting more and more ridiculous idol based suggestions by netizens everyday

  • 214. Miss Hong Kong 2018 Films in Macau
  • jimmyszeto:
    Wow...TVB absolutely absolutely splashing out on these expensive ferry tickets to Macau...

  • 215. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • Birdy2415:
    @elizabeth I have seen the pics. Even before this article came out. But I don't see how that'll change my opinion. Katy Kung doesn't scream "action" either. Just because she looks emo it doesn't mean she can pull it off.

  • 216. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • taylor:
    Off topic but I wish TVB would invite Charmaine back and pair her with Ruco. It’ll be refreshing and they’re pretty close in age.

  • 217. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • llwy12:
    @elizabeth Probably the normal 3-5 year contract (and I remembered wrong — he actually signed in 2016, not last year)….to be honest though, technically TVB needs Shaun more than Shaun needs TVB – aside from what was mentioned above (his looks plus decent acting skills), Shaun’s experience in the industry and also the fact that he comes from a family of entertainers (which makes him well-connected), all of that combined put him at a distinct advantage over the others (which is why it’s not surprising that he is given lead roles from the getgo). Aside from his super famous father, his mom was also a former actress (though not very famous since she was only in the industry for a short time and retired after marrying Ti Lung)….he’s also got famous cousins as well in the super talented Lamb siblings -- Sandy, Jan, and Jerry (their mom is Ti Lung’s sister). To be honest, when I first heard that Shaun signed a management contract with TVB, I was surprised, as I thought he would’ve been better off signing Sandy as his manager, since she has a good track record plus she’s got so many big name connections in the industry (across all disciplines -- television, movie, music, and radio)….but I guess since the reason why he decided to stay in HK in the first place is so he can be with his family, probably didn’t matter as much who he signed with, as it doesn’t look like he is aiming to be a consummate actor or anything like that anyway…his priority is very obviously his family...

  • 218. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • Elizabeth:
    @birdy2415 You should see the pics. Katy Kung looks emo.

  • 219. Dickson Yu Has Fallen Into a Coma
  • LINVIN8:
    I seriously hope that it isn't a brain aneurysm because that could be worse. Hope he wakes up soon and makes a speedy recovery!

  • 220. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • Elizabeth:
    @llwy12 I wonder how long he is signed to TVB for?

  • 221. Crystal Liu’s WWII Film “The Chinese Widow” to Open in U.S.
  • llwy12:
    @littlefish If you’re a Michelle Yeoh fan, you will love her in this movie! I’ve been reading through the early reviews for the movie and every single one of them praise her performance. She really took the character of Eleanor and put her own unique spin to it. The first book is called Crazy Rich Asians (came out in 2013). Book 2 is called China Rich Girlfriend (came out in 2015) and Book 3 is called Rich People’s Problems (came out last year, 2017). I would recommend at least reading the first book, since that’s what the movie is based on (no doubt that if the first movie does well, the other 2 books will probably get optioned for movie versions as well). I’m actually going to cram in a re-read of book 1 over the weekend, since I read that one back when it came out 5 years ago and with the movie coming out, I need to refresh my memory, lol.

  • 222. Crystal Liu’s WWII Film “The Chinese Widow” to Open in U.S.
  • PotatoChip:
    @llwy12 Thanks, I really need to read those books. Yay! Good promotion and reception so far! ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Already Has 100 Percent Score On Rotten Tomatoes https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/crazy-rich-asians-rotten-tomatoes-score_us_5b6c8a1ae4b0ae32af965fcb

  • 223. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • LittleFish:
    @hetieshou yup, that’s what I learnt from my first relationship as well. During that relationship, being our first, we bickering a lot, and worried about the future as we were still only in year 12. Also, who to say this will be our last, worry about such thing really hurt our relationship. After the break up, I was very sad, I didn’t realise how sad I was (until after that, people commented how I have become much happier, etc). However, I actually enjoy that period of sadness. I just let my body be sad, mellow in sad love songs (lol!) and I reflected back, and I learnt what I did wrong (those memories just replaying, the things you said to each other, etc) and to just love the next person without worrying about the future. To this day, I would not take back those sad years of my life (called me weird but I actually just enjoyed mellowing in my own space), so be sad, but remember those good times, and soon everything will pass :) I hope you will find that happiness as well.

  • 224. Crystal Liu’s WWII Film “The Chinese Widow” to Open in U.S.
  • LittleFish:
    @llwy12 I’m also waiting on crazy rich asians but my reason is for Michele yeoh. Really fall in love with her after reign of assassin! Glad to hear the books are good, is it the same name? I will try n see if I can get it to!

  • 225. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • llwy12:
    @funnlim Nah, I wouldn’t give TVB so much credit. Shaun actually signed with TVB because of his dad, who connected him with the station when he expressed interest in moving his career back to HK. TVB has a severe shortage of competent actors/actresses right now and Shaun is definitely presentable (good looks, decent acting, well-mannered, wholesome image, obedient, etc.) – plus they can “milk” the connection with Ti Lung to their advantage (which was already obvious when they cast Shaun in Justice Pao, which was an “iconic” role for his father). Knowing TVB though, they are going to make the same mistake they make with everyone else who signs on with them – they are going to overexpose and overpromote him to the point that audiences are going to get sick of seeing him on their screens 24/7 (already, there are complaints that TVB is airing two of his series back to back). Yes, the roles that he plays in those series are varied, so that’s good for his development (at least he’s not being typecasted – well, not yet….) but in the hands of the current TVB management team (a team that we all know is incompetent), those performances are pretty much going to be wasted effort....

  • 226. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • llwy12:
    @kaykay408 He probably looks familiar because he is Ti Lung’s son (he actually does look like Ti Lung when he was younger). Shaun had never filmed for TVB until he signed with them last year. Before shifting his career to Mainland, he mostly participated in HK movies – he debuted back in 2001 (17 years ago) and has been active in the industry since then, so he’s not exactly a newbie in terms of acting. I didn’t watch Succession Wars so can’t vouch for his acting in there but the reason I remember him is because he was in one of my favorite HK movies of all time – July Rhapsody, which was made back in 2002 (he played Jacky Cheung and Anita Mui’s son) -- his role in that movie was minimal of course, but still…

  • 227. Crystal Liu’s WWII Film “The Chinese Widow” to Open in U.S.
  • llwy12:
    @potatochip Yes, it’s definitely unfortunate. Actually, the fact that it took 25 years for another movie with an all Asian cast to come along is downright shameful – but that’s the reality of Hollywood unfortunately. I love Amy Tan’s works too – read her memoir that came out last year and it’s quite good…highly recommend it! Yes, Crazy Rich Asians is based on the book written by Kevin Kwan (first book in a trilogy). I recommend reading the books, as all 3 were quite good (though of course, original one is always the best, lol). I’ve been reading practically everything I’m able to get my hands on about the movie version and I heard that this is one adaptation that actually complements the book perfectly (Kevin Kwan worked very closely with director Jon Chu as well as the 2 scriptwriters on the script). Rumor has it that Michelle Yeoh’s portrayal of the matriarch of the family Eleanor is absolutely exquisite and Constance Wu’s portrayal of the main character Rachel is near flawless (and there is actually a “tribute” of sorts to The Joy Luck Club in the movie, as the grandmother is played by Lisa Lu, whom fans of the movie will remember played one of the 4 sisters An-Mei Hsu). I can’t wait to watch!

  • 228. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • funnlim:
    @loveruco not dead but other plans. Perhaps.

  • 229. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • funnlim:
    I like him a lot. Acting is raw but in his rawness some freshness that I love watching. He can lead. He has an imposing figure and he has great chemistry with anyone he's with. I like his voice and I certainly think he's hot in a masculine way. Since hes married with children that is great because no worries about hiding relationships. He's the reason I finished succession war. But isn't he overworked and potentially overexposed with so many series? Though all varied roles. Tvb must have seen something in himnor he has an amazing agent.

  • 230. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • Birdy2415:
    @anon I agree with Wayne. Especially since he's had many roles in movies back in the day. Mainlanders who watch old chinese drama and films would recognise him. Moses on the other hand, isn't really known for anything outside TVB dramas. He's not really good looking or young either.

  • 231. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • coralie:
    @hetieshou Yes, unconditional love is very, very, very rare. If even possible, depending on how you define unconditional. There are usually implicit conditions that needs to be met when choosing partners. But even though we might pick partners based on attractive external traits (riches or looks), that doesn't mean we can't grow to love the other person after spending a lot of time with them. Can you say that's not love, then? Or is it not real love because it's been tainted with outside influences? I might scorn some women for picking out men who are filthy rich & old (because the motives are so clear), but I do think love is possible between them if given enough time.

  • 232. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • Birdy2415:
    @birdy2415 Actually, thinking about it, it might work as a thriller. I liked Moses as a serial killer in Master of Play.

  • 233. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • Birdy2415:
    This could be a hit or miss. But the casting feels strange. When I think of assassins, two uncles are not what I think of. They are both established actors so I know they'll do well, so it's down to the script. The Gentle Crackdown was great but Will Power was absolutely terrible. I don't know about this one. I don't want this to be some stupid comedy or slice-of-life. But the casting doesn't scream "action" or "thriller". I'm puzzled...

  • 234. Kenny Wong Announces Marriage to Long-Time Girlfriend
  • Mike:
    Think he is the strong silent type in real life just like most of his roles are.

  • 235. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • Birdy2415:
    Why oh why? I watched one episode of The Stuntman and I did not like him. He had the same face through out the entire episode. I was looking forward to Forensic Heroes 4 too.

  • 236. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • Mike:
    @kidd Great for marketing isn't it.

  • 237. Crystal Liu’s WWII Film “The Chinese Widow” to Open in U.S.
  • PotatoChip:
    @llwy12 Joy Luck Club was ahead of its time. It was such a heart warming story about strong minority women fighting cultural stigmas through generations. I think American audiences appreciated it, but it wasn't a blockbuster because they couldn't identify with the cultural differences and that it was not a straight forward linear story. I loved Amy Tan's writing and hope more would be made into movies. Definitely going to support Crazy Rich Asians. It's getting a good amount of publicity. It's unfortunate that with minorities, we must succeed the first time or else few other opportunities whereas the majority can have flops after flops. I believe this movie is also based off a book series and need to find some time to read those.

  • 238. Dickson Yu Has Fallen Into a Coma
  • PotatoChip:
    Oh no, poor guy. I hope he recovers soon.

  • 239. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • PotatoChip:
    He's going to do well. He's tall, attractive, and can act pretty well. He has room for improvement, but he is getting a good variety of lead roles to hone those skills. He is the "it" guy right now.

  • 240. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • Ricky721:
    hmmm, based on title... it would be interesting to see their chemistry and acting together again.

  • 241. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • Ricky721:
    Why him but why not him? Who's left in TVB?? Presentable, good onscreen presence, charisma, decent acting... Is there room for improvement, definitely.

  • 242. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • Loveruco:
    What happened to Ruco Chan? TVB seemed to have dropped him after Sucession War series last year? Is his career as good as dead?

  • 243. Dickson Yu Has Fallen Into a Coma
  • HeTieShou:
    Hope he is ok. It is scary to be in a coma.

  • 244. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • HeTieShou:
    @littlefish Well said and even though she may be a bit more famous than him, he is not completely an unknown actor either. Plus he comes from a rich family too which will give her status as well. But I wonder why people are saying she does not have class? I know her fans are crazy... many celebs have crazy fans but some are just too much.

  • 245. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • HeTieShou:
    @davy Oh yes I saw that photo and honestly, even if she was pregnant, doing the splits does not really prove anything. Women are encouraged to exercise when pregnant. If she is lying about this whole thing, then yes that photo will come back to haunt her.

  • 246. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • HeTieShou:
    @coralie True that there are various types of love, but honestly you must admit that some external factors do come in. One of my former friends married a guy from a rich family who gave each of their kids a free house all paid for, free car all paid for and other perks. She even admitted to me that she of course loves her husband but admits that she is partially with him because he has money. He even admits to her that he is with her because he finds her pretty. Basically it comes back to the old saying, guys like beauty and girls like wealth.

  • 247. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • HeTieShou:
    @mangotango My psychology teacher told me his definition of love and I agree with it. His definition was “ Love is the active concern for the happiness and growth of the other person”. That was his definition and think it is simple yet true.

  • 248. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • HeTieShou:
    @jimmyszeto I can see what you are saying but it truly depends as some who marry for love are also suitable to their partners too. They also share the same values and stuff but also happen to love each other too. Whoever finds someone like that is very lucky but sadly a lot of people do not so end up divorcing in the long or even short run even if they loved each other.

  • 249. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • HeTieShou:
    @lynn90 Thanks and I appreciate it! Honestly, many say one thing but what they truly think is another, especially with celebs who are known for lying through their teeth. But you are right, if she did fall in love or marry for love then good for her. At least she has had that experience. I feel bad for my best friend who never got to experience that since he passed away at only 31.

  • 250. Dickson Yu Has Fallen Into a Coma
  • coralie:
    It sounds like he has stabilized somewhat. Thank goodness! Hope he recovers quickly

  • 251. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • HeTieShou:
    @littlefish Thanks and it is hard when we lose loved ones which is why I always tell people to treasure their loved ones while they can. Yes I come here less due to depression and stuff. Sorry to hear about your grandpa. I lost my uncle almost a year ago and he had Alzheimer’s too. Sadly many do not realize how much someone means to them until they are gone. Yes and fate is important and made me think of something that someone once told me at another forum. He/she told me that instead of worrying when a marriage/ relationship will end, why not enjoy it while it lasts since we do not know when it will end? If it ends then it does as we do not know what the future can hold.

  • 252. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • Mike:
    @kaykay408 He is son of Ti Lung (狄龍)

  • 253. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • Elizabeth:
    I don't think he has fab actings skills, but he is not bad either. He seems to be quite down to earth and friendly and very well-mannered. I disliked his XImen Chui Xue (in fact the whole series was horrible so maybe not his fault), but he does do better in other series. And he had improved a lot in SW. I do think he is moldable if he learns better control of his facial expressions and I do have a liking for him. I like hard working people. He is also very masculine, which is good as some TVB series may have muscles but tend to be more boyish looking and not suitable for some more commanding roles. I would rather watch him than some other TVB male leads. But I hope TVB does not try to hype him up too much or people will start hating him. He already has a hard enough time being compared to his father all the time.

  • 254. Dickson Yu Has Fallen Into a Coma
  • Elizabeth:
    Yikes! That is not good! It does sound like a heart problem or a stroke though, considering it started to happen after exercise. I really hope he wakes up soon. So young. Will pray for him as well.

  • 255. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • jimmyszeto:
    Shaun Tam has a lot of charisma and onscreen presence. I think he’s very much on his way to becoming the top lead within the shortest amount of time. TVB will find it impossible to keep hold of Shaun though once his popularity goes through the roof....

  • 256. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • kidd:
    His dad played Justice Bao in the 1994 'Justice Pao' series and now he's playing the young version of Justice Pao in 'Justice Bao: The First Year'. :D

  • 257. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • KayKay408:
    Why does he look so familiar? Like I have seen him in TVB back in the days or something...? Of course TVB is gonna promote him! While everyone is leaving for mainland, a good looking actor from mainland go back to HK to sign with them. Quite shocking nowadays! I hope more former TVB actors actresses come back to their root.

  • 258. Dickson Yu Has Fallen Into a Coma
  • Tiffany:
    Praying for him.

  • 259. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • iatboc:
    Why him? His acting was terrible in Succession War.

  • 260. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • Tape:
    Daddy as That said though he's very raw (good thing) and I think he's a fine actor.

  • 261. Shaun Tam is the New TVB Actor to Watch
  • wm2017:
    I managed to finish one episode of the The Stunt series and I have to agree he is HOT. haha....lol....No clue who he is but it's so refreshing to see new faces and he looks so good. Not at all surprise he will be the newly popular face of TVB. :D

  • 262. Kenny Wong Announces Marriage to Long-Time Girlfriend
  • Cutie777:
    Wow. Congratulations!! But seriously he doesn’t looked his age but if they wanted to have children they better hurry up since he’s now 50’s and his wife about to turn 40. Not sure who she is either so her last name is Wong also? Lol. She can kept her last name just like Aimee Chan.

  • 263. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Alluka:
    @coralie Time will give the reply but in my experience of watching TVB stuffs, TVB artists have the tendency to become very pretentious after a while, normally after 4-5 years. Moreover the TVB series now do not allow them to have room to improve, to be honest. Acting can do well partly due to a good character and plot, of which TVB is having none so far. I like Ali and I have hopes on her but I think she should try to expand the world out of TVB. In TVB, she will soon be faded away. My opinion, the quality of acting in recent TVB series are even worse than some Chinese series. It is even not to mention that Chinese series now have more topics, more young and pretty girls and guys. Regarding the care to image, I disagree with you, that is all.

  • 264. Crystal Liu’s WWII Film “The Chinese Widow” to Open in U.S.
  • llwy12:
    @potatochip I am also looking forward to Crazy Rich Asians! The last Hollywood movie I remember seeing that had an all Asian cast was The Joy Luck Club and that was 25 years ago! There’s a lot riding on the success of Crazy Rich Asians and what it will mean for Asian / Asian-American representation in Hollywood so I’m definitely supporting the movie as much as I can. So far, early reviews have been mostly positive so that’s good.

  • 265. Crystal Liu’s WWII Film “The Chinese Widow” to Open in U.S.
  • PotatoChip:
    @pocky It really is unfortunate that we never see male Asian leads unless they are in a kung fu movie. John Cho sometimes but not really the main lead. I am looking forward to Crazy Rich Asians. Their Red Carpet Premiere was gorgeous.

  • 266. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • PotatoChip:
    Modern assassins? Maybe the theme would work as an ancient series. The writers would have to seriously move the goal posts so that the bad guys are the worst in order for our assassins to be the heroes. I like Wayne's versatility. Moses is okay in some comedies but he never really appealed to me otherwise.

  • 267. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • Tiffany:
    @anon Wayne will have a new C-drama. I believe he’s playing 2nd lead.

  • 268. Crystal Liu’s WWII Film “The Chinese Widow” to Open in U.S.
  • pocky:
    @potatochip Wouldn't be surprising in white dominated Hollywood. You rarely see Asian male leads in Hollywood productions (not saying this movie is a Hollywood production).

  • 269. Crystal Liu’s WWII Film “The Chinese Widow” to Open in U.S.
  • pocky:
    @jimmyszeto Nah...a true breakthrough would be the title character is a Chinese/Asian male actor. Sadly, Asian male actors are at the lowest in the totem pole in Hollywood.

  • 270. Blacklisted by TVB, Eric Tsang Will Not Host Miss Hong Kong 2018
  • pocky:
    @msxie0714 Guilty until proven innocent?

  • 271. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • BearBear:
    @bearbear I mean why would TVB choose this theme?

  • 272. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • sherla1019:
    WAyne i like Moses not so much rather it'll be Roger hoping it's gonna be a comedy need a few good laughs

  • 273. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • coralie:
    @alluka it's about progression of their acting skills. And if you gotta compare Charmaine, with her decades of experience, with these newbs (Mandy & Ali), then you're already on unleveled playing field. But Mandy & Ali has a chance to beat Charmaine if they continue on their current trajectory. Even in the new drama, "Story of Yanxi," I still find her postures and face somewhat pretentiousness. it's hard to break the TVB acting mode

  • 274. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • BearBear:
    An odd choice for its theme.

  • 275. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • LittleFish:
    @lynn90 did you finish fuyao? And did u like it lol

  • 276. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • LittleFish:
    @davy I’m not sure if I see the right one, because that photo felt like a photoshop fail! Also that split is hardly enough to proves she’s not pregnant?

  • 277. Vincent Wong Absent From Family Trip
  • hstelee:
    Vincent acts well!

  • 278. Blacklisted by TVB, Eric Tsang Will Not Host Miss Hong Kong 2018
  • hstelee:
    As if Eric cares? It's as if The new management is running TVB without any clue at all! TVB is losing viewers by the day and I'm one of them! Storyline is poor, actors and actresses are mediocre! China production so much better! Beyond match to be precised!

  • 279. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • hstelee:
    Certainly no Ali! Her acting is so freaking strereotype! Happy,sad, anxious...all same facial expression! Even Claire Yiu, a supporting is anytime better than Ali, anytime! Missed all the talented actresses that once grace the screen of TVB. Even the storyline sucks nowdays!

  • 280. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • MangoTango:
    Need to define 'love' to ensure we are all on same page. Love means accepting the person as they are ... bad good and all, and not expecting anything in return, and willing to give up alot for the person? That may be purest form of love?

  • 281. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Alluka:
    @coralie Come on, you cannot base on the past to judge the present. If they care that much for their image, they did not take the challenge roles. Ah Sheh recently is trying several different kinds of role especially in movie and currently a villain while Ah Fung is acting from crazy monkey with 10kg of make-up on him to a serial psycho killer to a cold-blooded murderer. When you only base on their past, you will forget a point that when they was in TVB, they have no right or limited right to choose the series they are in. Moreover, TVB in the recent years has just few good series, mostly are trash so the artists acting for them have no room to develop their performance.

  • 282. Andy Zhang Cheating on Catherine Hung with Manager?
  • Cutie777:
    @elizabeth oh so that’s why he said the son is not his? Too many drugs going on this day and die young sad.

  • 283. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • coralie:
    There are so many types of love - how can anyone say their kind of love isn't valid or is the only valid one? As long as you love the other person and you're able to sustain that kind of commitment to them, that's as true of a love as any other. People develop deeper love over time, if they're able to make it past the initial hurdles. Maybe in the beginning they didn't love each other, but they grew to love one another. That's real love to me too. As long as it's not attached to some sort of external factor, like money, looks or fame, then love is love.

  • 284. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • coralie:
    Loved Moses and Wayne in Scholar Meets Soldier. They make a hilarious pair. If this is a comedic drama, I'm definitely watching!! Two funny Kings!

  • 285. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • Lynn90:
    @jimmyszeto I beg to differ. Sounds like you don't believe in marrying for love but others do and it works out for them. There's just too many possibilities to believe only in one way. I've been through a few relationships and then eventually married someone I whole heartedly love. I can tell you, they are different. I still believe in the sacredness of marriage even if a person goes through it 2 or 3 times because it's not like we marry everyone we date. Anyway, two people who start off compatible may not last long either because people are constantly changing on an every day basis. There's no such thing as smooth sailing even if you're 100% compatible.

  • 286. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • davy:
    @hetieshou Have anyone else seen that photo she did a big split to prove she is not pregnat and also her puppy, I heard it is supposed to mean she is a "single dog" meaning she is "single"? If she really announce herself to be pregnant or in a relationship, that picture would really bite back at her.

  • 287. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • llwy12:
    Wayne and Moses again? Not really interested to be honest. And also not sure what this series is supposed to be – based on the way everyone was dressed during the press conference (which looked more like a Comic-con gathering than a blessing ceremony for a TV series), this sounds like yet another silly comedy, which we all know TVB isn’t good at. Looks like this will be yet another “auto-skip” for me….

  • 288. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • Anon:
    @jimmyszeto I think Wayne can still make a good run in China if he wanted to as a supporting actor. Moses, on the other hand, I am not so sure. However, it also won't surprise me if Wayne doesn't make it as there have been more popular HK actors entering the Chinese market but never found success. In regards to his acting, he's a dime a dozen there.

  • 289. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • jimmyszeto:
    @lynn90 Everyone has had these loved or be loved experiences. Marrying or not does not change these experiences..

  • 290. Wayne Lai and Moses Chan Return for New TVB Drama
  • jimmyszeto:
    I’m sure if these two were a few years younger, they would be off to China without a seconds thought. Timing isn’t quite right for them at this stage of their lives.

  • 291. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • Lynn90:
    @hetieshou I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Viann is saying she married for love. I simply like that. Whether the marriage is going to last or not, to have loved, been loved, been in love, will always be a memorable experience.

  • 292. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • jimmyszeto:
    @hetieshou The ones that marry for love only usually break up due to incompatibility afterwards. With the strong love feeling they go with their heart rather than their minds on whether they both share the same visions and future path of life. Marriage is for the long haul and not a piece of paper to sign just prove love....

  • 293. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • jimmyszeto:
    Trying to sound extremely mature and decisive with that ‘marry for love’ statement.Epic Fail!!! If we marry for love then many will be married many times over in a lifetime. It is all about marrying the one most suitable to partner for a lifetime...

  • 294. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • LittleFish:
    @hetieshou her fans are crazy lol. She possibly wait until her Ming Lan series air to announce it as she and FSF is a couple in that drama, and it will help make it dream come true for the fans lawl. Also marrying him does help her a lot, many thinks she is more famous than him, which is true, however, until this days, she is not considered to have class. Even when she wear expensive clothes, she doesn’t exube that high class lady look/aura, whereas he’s come from a rich family. I think this marriage will help her a lot! Literally Cinderella with the obvious fact that she can make her own money and fame, but that status, it will be from him. (Reasons why I said she doesn’t have class is because the other site I followed keep mentions how a lot of netizens don’t feel she has class or feel million bucks like yang mi when they both wear brand products)

  • 295. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • LittleFish:
    @hetieshou I’m sorry to hear about your family, and now I know why I haven’t seen you much on Jaynestar. I hope Life will be brighter for you from now on. I lost my grandfather to Alzheimer’s as well, and unfortunately he didn’t remember anything, and only after he has gone, remembering back to my childhood memories that I realised how good he was to me (to me when I was young, he was very very strict, I ate many many wooden stick/belts from him). Like you said fate also plays a role, instead of looking at the end, whether they break up or not, I think we also need to treasure the good memories and the lessons we learnt from the not so good memories.

  • 296. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • HeTieShou:
    @mangotango Thank you so much and life is unpredictable. I lost my dad and brother suddenly which was even harder. Losing my mom was hard but at least my family knew to prepare for it, but it was still very painful. Yes, I always remind people to cherish everyone they love while they can since our time on this earth is limited. Sadly, many take their loved ones for granted until it is too late.

  • 297. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • MangoTango:
    @hetieshou Sorry to about your parents and brother. Indeed life can be unpredictsble. We need to treasure those we care and spend time with them.

  • 298. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • HeTieShou:
    @lynn90 Exactly and we all hope that we can marry just one person and be with them until the end. Sadly many marry several people in one lifetime too. It is even more common for celebs in general due to all of the attractive people they are around and work with. It is fate in the end. Even my grandpa had to marry twice since he widowed. Yes, life is short and after losing my parents and one of my brothers I know how unexpected life is. I get so touched seeing a couple still together til the end but it is so rare these days. We can achieve so much in life just to wave it all good bye when we die. This reminds me of my uncle who just passed away almost a year ago. He has Alzheimer’s but never forgot my aunt(his wife). He loved her til the end and she loved him that she could not let go. She is still miserable to this day after he passed away. Their love is rare and touching and lasted beyond my uncle’s passing. Stefanie just had her second child. I remember how everyone called her husband ugly but it did not matter to her. People like Joyce are rare and it is hard to love children who are not your own. But Joyce sacrificed a lot to take care of her step son. She especially touches me as she not only loves her husband but her stepson too. That is very rare. She treats her mother in law well too. A girl like her is hard to find since she has a lot of love to give and has a kind heart.

  • 299. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • Lynn90:
    @hetieshou You're right. Falling in love can result in falling out of love, too. Like you said, every relationship is different, just depends on the two people who share that fate. The human life is short. At the end of our journeys, it's not the fortune you've made, the brand names you're wearing, the fine jewelry that sparkles on your skin, or the career you sacrificed for that you yearn for, it's that one person who you never forgot; it's their face who you miss. It's their voice you wish to hear again. It's them who you pray to never lose again if you had the chance. You've lived a life without them and that was enough torture. If you're lucky in this lifetime, you'll marry that person but reality is, it's almost a miracle to end up with that person. I adore Stephanie. I've followed her music when she was more active in the past. I admire women like Joyce. It takes a lot of love for anyone to love children who aren't theirs especially from another woman.

  • 300. Bernice Liu Announces Breakup with Businessman, Calvin Lo
  • HeTieShou:
    @debbie1979 You seem to really hate Bernice. Time may tell if any of this is true.

  • 301. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • HeTieShou:
    @littlefish I have a good feeling she is pregnant. Maybe she is waiting until the 3 months thing before announcing it? Who knows?

  • 302. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • HeTieShou:
    @lynn90 I agree that love should come first but sadly we do not all have that option of marrying for love. It just varies and you can marry for love but not last or be happy. My sister in laws’ parents were an arranged marriage and did not love each other at all at first. But they grew to love each other, had 8 kids and still happily married to this day. They have been married for over 55 years. Marrying for love is good but you wonder if it will make your marriage everlasting and happy. You can fall in love but out of love too. But anyways, it varies and only time can tell if any couple can be happy and blissful until the very end which is rare these days. Some can marry for 40 years and call it quits which is sad but happens. Sort of off topic and that is one of the reasons I admire Joyce Chao’s(Taiwanese actress and singer ) and Stefanie Sun’s(Famous Singaporean singer) marriages. They are just like you said, they married for love not looks or money. Everyone said Joyce’s husband is ugly and poor but she loves him for who he is. Her marriage is more admirable because she married to take care of his son which is her step son. She said that because of his son, she may never leave him in this lifetime. Basically, she married out of not just love for him but for his son too. I was touched by that. Stefanie Sun married a not so great looking guy but she loves him and did not care what others think. However, reading more about them, I can see that they married for much more than love which is why they are so blissful and happy now. Hopefully, Viann can be happy like them.

  • 303. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • HeTieShou:
    @mangotango Exactly which was what I was trying to say. Much more than just love is needed to last until old age and to have a lifetime of happiness.

  • 304. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • Lynn90:
    @hetieshou Every relationship takes A LOT of continuous effort, care, and nurture to last forever, even then, there are no guarantees and no recipe for an everlasting marriage/relationship. People marry for different reasons. All I'm saying is, love should be the number one reason. Viann also said that, too, which made her likable just now. I'm not saying marriages can survive with only love. But why and how do we grow up as a person? Or understand other people? Isn't it because of love that teaches us to be a better person? To place someone before us? I'm assuming, people should know their hearts and nature by the time they marry someone. They should be able to tell the difference between loving someone and being in love with someone. It can, at times, be quite confusing. People often mix up the two and marry for every other reason besides being in love. I've seen too many people tormented by marriages of convenience where the groom and bride join in matrimony for the sake of their close family ties to each other. I've seen compatible pairs who live simple lives sharing the same visions in their heads, but will always have a burning fire in their hearts for someone else, someone who was too different and couldn't fit into their lifestyles. I've seen pairs who have dated for over a decade that they marry out of comfort and fear of starting all over again. They eventually have the ugliest break ups. I've seen people marry out of desperation, afraid of aging alone in their thirties to forties, so they settle and meet someone they're head over heels later on. I've seen it all. All of those reasons are filled with so many regrets. Marrying someone for compatibility takes just as much effort and energy as marrying someone for love so why not choose love? You still have to make it work even if that other person is a perfect match, so why not work hard for someone you love? Love comes first and then everything else follows. I know that a marriage is much much more than just love. There are constant needs, responsibilities, understanding, and issues that love alone can't resolve. But love is the foundation to never give up when it gets too hard. Love will remind us why we're even with this person in the first place and give us the strength and hope that things will work out for the best, so keep treading forward. What's that famous saying: "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Lao Tzu

  • 305. Can’t Rap? Kris Wu Releases Diss Track
  • Lynn90:
    ^I like him. He's different, unique, can sing, rap, compose, and play instruments. His voice is full of emotions, lyrics are thought provoking, and very entertaining to watch, personally. I'm not much of a rocker or rapper fan but definitely enjoy his performances.

  • 306. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • kk12345:
    "Unlike modern series, ancient dramas require elaborate and expensive sets, costumes, and props. Especially with wuxia films, the addition of software enhancements for martial arts scenes can become costly in the filming budget." They can produce modern fantasy series. Like Korea's "W", "I'm not a robot", "Are you human?". Or like The Flash.

  • 307. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • MangoTango:
    Both of them look great. LOL I still remember the rumours and hoo ha about Viann-Li Chen-Wallace triangle. Love is important. But realistically, a relationship needs more than that to survive till old age.

  • 308. Can’t Rap? Kris Wu Releases Diss Track
  • msxie0714:
    @lynn90 What do you guys think of the amazing rocker/rapper Hua Chenyu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kmoyxLZc2g

  • 309. Can’t Rap? Kris Wu Releases Diss Track
  • LittleFish:
    @lynn90 well said! Though actually rapping is a good start, because atm he’s just reading the lines like someone doing a speech at a ceremony >_> last I check we call these speeches and not rapping xD

  • 310. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • HeTieShou:
    @shishi Yes I agree that you need to meet in the middle so things are more balanced. If one gives too much and the other does not, there will be problems and unhappiness.

  • 311. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • Shishi:
    I was quite shocked to see this news on weibo a few nights ago! The couple looks so beautiful! Her dresses she chose were beautiful as well! Agree with @littlefish, love is the foundation of a relationship, it all depends on how much love you have to be able to meet in the middle. Love can change your values, compatibility. Obviously, she is not the only one that is giving the LOVE, they meet in the middle somewhere.

  • 312. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • HeTieShou:
    @littlefish I agree which is why I said love is one of the most important factors in a marriage/relationship. But my point was it is much more than that since love does not always conquer all. Do not get me wrong, marrying for love is great but it is not just love only. Well whoever said money is too much? If that were the case, then why do so many actresses who have lots of money still hope to marry someone rich? Of course not everyone is like that. I saw her proposal photos and of course she looked happy as most people should. Why is it always about the guy treating the girl well? The girl needs to treat the guy well too. Viann did not always seem like an angel too. You wonder if she treated her former boyfriends well. Basically it is a two way street. Anyways, hope they are happy!

  • 313. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • LittleFish:
    @hetieshou it’s the foundation though. If you love someone enough, you can overcome those differences, many said why should you forgo your believes just to please the one you love. Is it wrong to do so? It’s up to the individual in a relationship to see what’s more important. With Viann, she has the money, the fame, she possibly doesn’t need a man to provide that for her. If you see the photos of how he proposed to her, you can see she was very genuinely happy, so I think she found the one she loves or the one she felt love her and treasure her, instead of those handsome actors who have too many options and therefore didnt treat her well

  • 314. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • HeTieShou:
    @lynn90 I agree and celebs are known for lying through their teeth, especially when it comes to relationships and pregnancy stuff. Time will tell whether she is pregnant or not but I have a feeling she is.

  • 315. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • HeTieShou:
    @lynn90 Love is one of the most important aspects of a relationship/marriage but just love alone is not enough to sustain a long and everlasting marriage/relationship. I admire people who marry for love and think you should marry for love, however, there are many other things to consider too. Sorry not trying to be negative but just saying that it takes much more than just love. I think that is why so many couples who grow apart and divorce in spite of really loving each other. Do you share the same values/beliefs, have the same goals, are you compatible, and just so much more rather than just “love”? Also, can you live with a person even if you love them? Just so many things to consider. Anyways, congrats to them and wish them a lifetime of happiness and bliss! Her marriage was just so sudden and out of the blue. I wonder if it is a shotgun wedding?

  • 316. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • Anthony:
    @funnlim Steven Ma's role was a truly horrible character? I felt while he was deceiving and thirsty for the throne, he did some good deeds like letting go the doctor who knows the empress wouldn't be able to be pregnant again and Yu yuet where she could have been punishable to death for her role in shun heis miscarriage but nope. Even with Princess Taipings final end he let her die on her own way.

  • 317. Why Francis Ng Chose Nancy Wu as His Leading Lady
  • Hannah:
    cant wait!

  • 318. Sheren Tang, Sunny Chan, and Amy Chan in New ViuTV Dramas
  • Hannah:
    @llwy12 just finished reading it from your blog. thanks for sharing. GOOD READ!

  • 319. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • Lynn90:
    I couldn't stand watching Yang Mi in Fuyao. Her acting was decent in Peach Blossoms but Fuyao?! She needs to take a long break. Filming 50+ episodes dramas one after another is talking a toll on her acting. Plus, her face looks so botoxed. There were many scenes I felt like man, why is her face so stiff. Her studio releases photoshopped photos of her A LOT but to see her onscreen, it's not that great. But we'll see.

  • 320. Can’t Rap? Kris Wu Releases Diss Track
  • Lynn90:
    Kris didn't take any criticism to heart but yet made a diss track? Haha, okay. I think the problem with Kris and many of the new mumbling rappers is, he perceives hip hop and rap to be like fashion, something you can wear, flash, show off, and become if you act hard enough. But hip hop and rap is much more than that. It's about passion, hardships, deep lyrics, and life. It's not how ghetto or arrogant you act or how many chains you wear, it's about how kickass and badass you can use your voice, brain, and body language to connect to people. Everything is skin deep for Kris. That's what makes him a bad rapper. He has no soul to rap. He's just dropping words. Just because you collaborate with other rappers, release diss tracks, and mumble your words with a bad attitude doesn't mean you know how to rap. Instead of wasting all of his energy looking mad, tough, and cocky like someone stole his money, he should focus that energy on becoming more genuine. He needs to be more authentic.

  • 321. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • Lynn90:
    I wouldn't be surprised if she was pregnant. It's so common for Chinese celebrities and shotgun weddings or children out of wedlock.

  • 322. Viann Zhang Announces Marriage
  • Lynn90:
    Despite her messy past, I honestly admire her simple beliefs in marriage. What she says is hard to come by, simply marrying someone solely for love, not because of age, not for convenience, not out of compatibility nor comfort. I hope she stays true to her words because a marriage founded by love is one with least regrets and is the most beautiful. Congrats to the newlyweds. I wish you much happiness, peace, and joy. :)

  • 323. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • 66ksc:
    @groundhog HK01 is misleading. Heshen was smart and handsome in real history. Ruco's acting was praised in majority comments especially Mainland China saying that he has the best Heshen image, but of course exclude those with fixed attitude against him. Anyway, despite his good performance, it's obvious that ba award won go to him this year.

  • 324. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • janet72:
    I like this guy...he keeps a low profile about his love life. now at 41, probably he yearns for a family. since he feels this is the girl he wants to marry and decides to open up, we should give him space.

  • 325. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • LittleFish:
    @coralie I’m with you on HXM lol. With FSF, his role as the eight prince in jade palace lock heart and as The Gao General really captured me, so that’s why I love him lol! Hasn’t managed to see his other dramas because he loves to pick tragic story -.- for ZLY, I’m yet to love her, I’ve seen a few series from her, and she is basically the Female version of HXM for me atm lol

  • 326. Jason Chan Leaves TVB After 12 Years
  • janet72:
    Jason has the goody looks but rather stone as an actor. with his wife due in months, it's surprising he left TVB to act in mainland and Malaysia.

  • 327. Current GF and Ex on Same Set, Kenneth Ma: “They Talk A Lot!”
  • janet72:
    the split was amicable, so I guess there should be no problems with the 3 of them in the same drama. honestly I really didn't believe Nancy and Kenneth were once a couple...Jacqueline changed Kenneth's dressing and they do look very compatible.

  • 328. Zhou Xun, Archie Kao Filing for Divorce
  • janet72:
    it's the same as vaness and arisa. they married even though they knew there is a problem.

  • 329. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • coralie:
    part of me hopes whoever wins BA this year will deserve it and then part of me hopes it's not one of my favorites lol. whoever wins BA usually gets typecasted after and has a hard time breaking through again.

  • 330. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • coralie:
    @littlefish i find FSF's face too swarmy to portray main leads. not questioning his talent, but just can't get over the face. Huang Xiao Ming has the same problem, except his face is too smug. Can't get over it either =/.

  • 331. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • LittleFish:
    80% true now since the paps managed to take picture of her tummy and it seems to be bigger than her usual petite frame! As much as I don’t like her while quite like FSF, as long as they are happy, good for them!

  • 332. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • cassiemissy:
    @mimi8 you are right. Giving them publicity is important but for them to grow and improve, they need time in between to reflect. But looking at their current schedules, it is drama after drama.. where got time to learn new stuff? Good for production company, no good for actors/actresses personal growth.

  • 333. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • cassiemissy:
    Really excited about this! Mainly because of Wallace of course *scream~* 50 episode seems like a norm for C-drama? Some goes up to 60, 70, even 80.. haha

  • 334. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • killers:
    @birdy @alicesky I guess no matter how much fame and money he have, he will still crave for more and more. A greedy person like him will never be satisfied despite having everything. These pathetic, money grubbing fame seeker is probably going to spend the rest of his life chasing after fame and fortune.

  • 335. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • birdy:
    @myozzie exactly how i feel! don't understand why he kept dodging questions back then when it's already so obvious. we are not stupid. i liked him so much in brother's keeper last time. but now i see him i just think he's got no integrity

  • 336. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Canadian:
    @honnip97 Thank you, I forgot. No wonder her performance was so good, it wasn’t a TVB drama. Then the TVB Queen will go to someone who needs her contract renewed. The awards are not really based on performance (see last year).

  • 337. Blacklisted by TVB, Eric Tsang Will Not Host Miss Hong Kong 2018
  • Vodka:
    woah didn't expect such drama, he such a direct and straightforward person pretty much the same status as Liza in the studio, sad they came to this point, I admire him in "Super trio". Tbh is so hard to stand on TVB side lately they been constantly losing quality staff and production has been mediocre for quite some time. Eric is just telling the truth.

  • 338. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • kidd:
    @llwy12 The Mainland costume dramas aren't really that original or creative either. Most of them are adaptations of popular online novels. But, the costumes are creative. Kudos to the costume designers.

  • 339. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • kidd:
    @funnlim "Well ancient series in China is either love love betrayal love suffer love die alive sacrifice love OR fight fight over 1 guy whose heart is set on 1 but married 1000 others." This is so true. :D I recently watch 'Legend of Zu'. Battle between good and evil take a back seat to LOVE. The whole series is just all about love love love.

  • 340. Bernice Liu Announces Breakup with Businessman, Calvin Lo
  • Debbie1979:
    @elizabeth Obviously she is using Calvin to cover up her marriage and in the same time create news for her own benefit.

  • 341. Sheren Tang, Sunny Chan, and Amy Chan in New ViuTV Dramas
  • PotatoChip:
    I love Sheren and Liu Kai Chi. Even when Liu Kai Chi was playing bit roles, I was always drawn to his characters. Such nostalgia when I see them. I haven't seen Amy Chan in many series yet, but the ones I have seen have impressed me with her talent. In the early 90's I watched more ancient series than modern, so I never saw Files of Justice. Looks like I need to go find them. Are ViuTV series captioned in English or dubbed in Vietnamese? With casting like this, would love to watch them.

  • 342. Crystal Liu’s WWII Film “The Chinese Widow” to Open in U.S.
  • PotatoChip:
    It's always good to see more Asian representation in the media. I am a little wary because I hope this isn't like Madam Butterfly or Miss Saigon. I never liked the meek Asian female sacrificing herself and her children for the white savior who betrayed her.

  • 343. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • jimmyszeto:
    @groundhog 'Another Ruco fanatic' based by post history

  • 344. Can’t Rap? Kris Wu Releases Diss Track
  • LittleFish:
    @msxie0714 haha i see what you did there xD! So just had time to check out the video, at first I thought he was just answering/saying his inner thought, then I remembered the article and realise that this is the song, wow dude, speaking in a straight tone like reading a line is not rapping, stop embarrassing yourself!

  • 345. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • Alicesky:
    @jimmyszeto lol. I would call it another killers lmao

  • 346. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • groundhog:
    Ruco is the only good so far for best actor. His performance was highly rated in Weibo and HK Discussion Forum. My vote surely goes to him.

  • 347. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • jimmyszeto:
    @myozzie 'Another dreamer deeply hurt by her idol having a girlfriend'

  • 348. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • killers:
    @myozzie Sick and tired of hearing about this money grubbing, pathetic fame seeker on the news all the time.This guy is way overexposed and overrated. He should just look elsewhere to earn a living but not in entertainment industry!

  • 349. Crystal Liu’s WWII Film “The Chinese Widow” to Open in U.S.
  • Elizabeth:
    Wow! Yan Yikuan!

  • 350. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • myozzie:
    So what were all the denials and evasiveness about, including showing his black face when asked by the press about his dating this girl? Lying through his teeth and giving all the silly excuses of wanting to protect her as a newbie. Don’t treat the netizens like fools!!! So what now?? So the timing is right now to announce to the whole world that you are dating and you think the netizens are ok now about this after bringing them in circles??? NOT!!! The greatest mistake that TVB can make is to put them together in the same drama!!! Putting them together in events is annoying enough!! Can’t look at his face without being reminded about his lying and evasiveness and yet trying to sound so righteous! What a fraud!!!

  • 351. Zhou Xun, Archie Kao Filing for Divorce
  • msxie0714:
    @janet72 My guess it was the initial novelty of 'opposite attracts' that lead to their hookup. But over the long run, it was the same thing that lead to a break-up. She's more successful career and earning-wise, while he had only small roles in Hollywood and didn't find much success in China either. An unequal relationship is hard to sustain.

  • 352. Can’t Rap? Kris Wu Releases Diss Track
  • msxie0714:
    Is he really that bad or just getting a bad rap?

  • 353. Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin Reportedly Moving In Together
  • jcc10:
    if they do get married soon, congrats to them!

  • 354. Crystal Liu’s WWII Film “The Chinese Widow” to Open in U.S.
  • khoobunny:
    I haven't watch her perform, but she will also play Mulan.

  • 355. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • Mimi8:
    @mangotango no it is a good thing to promote newcomers but it’s just they promote the same one over and over and their acting isn’t getting any better. Imo jaywalk instead of promoting they should give them acting lessons cause some are a little too early to keep taking shows after shows.

  • 356. Sheren Tang, Sunny Chan, and Amy Chan in New ViuTV Dramas
  • llwy12:
    Sheren did an interview with Mingpao that got printed over the weekend. In the interview, she talks about her relationship with TVB as well as why she decided to film for ViuTV. Love the response she gave to some of the negative reports that have come out in recent months about her and TVB. I translated the article on my blog: https://llsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/08/mingpao-weekly-interview-sheren-tang-on.html

  • 357. Crystal Liu’s WWII Film “The Chinese Widow” to Open in U.S.
  • jimmyszeto:
    Wow....the title character is chinese. What a breakthrough!

  • 358. Current GF and Ex on Same Set, Kenneth Ma: “They Talk A Lot!”
  • Tiffany:
    @wm2017 Haha! I thought he was crushing on Selena Li for the longest time.

  • 359. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • Meaw:
    If it's true congrats.. #sad for Princess Agent fans who's dying for Princess Agent 2

  • 360. Current GF and Ex on Same Set, Kenneth Ma: “They Talk A Lot!”
  • wm2017:
    @iampheng Me too....haha I never knew this guy actually really dated anyone hahahaa

  • 361. Current GF and Ex on Same Set, Kenneth Ma: “They Talk A Lot!”
  • iampheng:
    ...this entire time I thought the rumors of him and Nancy were just rumors lol. Happy for Kenneth! I thought the women in of this cast were particularly amazing.

  • 362. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • MangoTango:
    @mimi8 I think Jaywalk is trying to promote the newbies. Not a bad idea to allow the younger generation a chance to prove themselves. It is good for Jaywalk too! I have only watched Dili in 3 Lives. She is still young and there are plenty of room for improvement. She is lucky as she will now have more choice as leads!

  • 363. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • MangoTango:
    There are competitions too .. not only from China. South Korea is improving leaps and bound in other genres besides romance. Also many people like me prefer to watch at my own pace using online access. I remember those days .. watching mainly Taiwanese movies and Hong Kong dramas. Not any more. I believe to survive they need not only resources but ideas too. @Elizabeth pointed out a good point. When the dramas use similar themes over and over again to milk the initial success, it becomes boring. Like now I am getting sick of special effects of flying across roofs and trees etc. It becomes comical after some time. Sometimes, quality dramas may not bring high ratings too.

  • 364. Blacklisted by TVB, Eric Tsang Will Not Host Miss Hong Kong 2018
  • hohliu:
    He is a pervert and a bully. Glad he is blacklisted.

  • 365. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • Elizabeth:
    I think it is supply and demand. The general population in HK don't want to watch HK productions. The ones that do watch seem to prefer light-hearted, romantic or silly genres to relieve stress from work. You can only do so much similar genre stuff before they all start to look familiar and repetitive. TVB is a business so it makes what brings in the ratings and the cash. Some series have a bad rating but have great comments, yet TVB is reluctant to make more because it does not bring in cash. Ancient series cost a lot and takes more preparations so when they do make it, they have to make it a big production or it is not worth it. The article only mentions successful productions by producers from HK, but it has not mentioned all the productions by the same people that bombed. Li Guo Li made great ones like BBJX, but he also made crappy ones like Chinese Paladin 5. Lam Yuk Fan made the horrible "Legend of the Nine Tails Fox". It is a hit and miss for stiff they produced, even in China. The problem is not with HK, but with TVB being too conservative. They are willing to overstep the boundaries with violence, sex and plagiarism to hype up the series, but unwilling to overstep for originality and creativity. You look at OCTB, which was though financed by Mainland China, but it was a HK production and it was great. HKTV had some great stuff going and it was from HK. They both took risks and made a lot of effort into script and production. TVB has talent but it squeezes so many stars into one series that instead of letting them shine, they just drown each other out because the characters have no room or screen time to develop. I disagree that SW and BTROC2 are in the same category. SW was enjoyable to me and I liked the pace of it. BTROC2 was just overwhelming and traumatic.

  • 366. Why Francis Ng Chose Nancy Wu as His Leading Lady
  • PeachYogurt:
    Does anyone know why Francis is willing to star in the movie without pay?

  • 367. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • msxie0714:
    @funnlim Ironically, Nirvana in Fire bombed in HK. Maybe because the edited version in Cantonese was inferior, boycotting by HK localists, or everyone already saw the original version on the internet.

  • 368. Vincent Wong Absent From Family Trip
  • janet72:
    Vincent's acting is good. I hope his marriage is happy too.

  • 369. Stefan Wong Gives Himself a 6-Pack for 40th Birthday
  • janet72:
    @mike he's only 40. what menopause? but 'mission' thing is kinda weird. his original name means 'always happy' 长兴.

  • 370. Stefan Wong Gives Himself a 6-Pack for 40th Birthday
  • janet72:
    @sugarcane I don't fancy that 6 pack very nice...Stefan has good looks and he doesn't need that new body. anyway, he worked very hard for it.

  • 371. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • Mimi8:
    @mangotango oh wow I didn’t know of the Kversion and yea YM will be like always where she brings her whole company in to act even if they can or cannot. The thing with dilreba is she’s honestly average imo her acting is very limited sometimes her acting looks so forced that just makes me can’t continue her shows. I’m only skeptical cause the leads acting will be important and Yang mi like I said before is a hit or miss, but mostly miss for me.

  • 372. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • Mimi8:
    @davy I guess they’re a victim since they themselves never admitted Idek, I mean that’s normal for Zanilia she denied all her other relationships. Also I guess headlines with Zanilia will make more ones since she is considerably more famous than William.

  • 373. Blacklisted by TVB, Eric Tsang Will Not Host Miss Hong Kong 2018
  • kmuk:
    Never liked this freaky guy. Not sure what is his claim to fame either. Not much of a comedian and I can’t stand hus horrible voice not sure what’s so great about him or his acting skills.

  • 374. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • kmuk:
    I’ll watch any of Wallace Huo’s shows. Bring it on no matter hiw many episodes! As for Yang Mi, her acting is getting a little stereo type.

  • 375. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • PotatoChip:
    @admin Thank you! I really appreciate the work you do for this news forum.

  • 376. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • MangoTango:
    I doubt she is pregnant.

  • 377. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • MangoTango:
    Money talks. Unfortunately if TVB wants to do well in China, they must understand the audience. Many amcient costume audience are followers of the novels. Personally, I am tired of romance costume.dramas. Like funn mentioned, it is mainly about romance. And Jinyong dramas have been replayed zillion times over. I do not mind historical and strategies ancient dramas if they are well written. I remember TVB has produced some good ones.

  • 378. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • MangoTango:
    @lewismcchan Agree good scripts and story line are important. But the Mainland market may be a different ballgame. Passing the sometines illogical censorship board is important. I read that producing dramas is actually a big risk. Some never get televised.

  • 379. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • llwy12:
    @lewismcchan From TVB’s perspective, it’s because being “original” and “creative” is too risky and takes too long. It’s easier to just copy others and also go where everything is set up for them already (which is one reason why collaborating with Mainland is so attractive to them outside of the financial piece). They can earn quick money in Mainland and not have to do as much work on their side.

  • 380. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • MangoTango:
    @mimi8 @funnlim The Korean version was 60 eps. I think many of the supporting cast are not well known and yes mainly from Jaywalk. So this will give them a chance to shine just like Delireba becsme very popular after 3 Lives. The story has many intertwined characters which are important to the story. I do not think It is not just about Wallace snd Yang Mi. The Koresn version is set in modern times whereas Jujiang is Republican times.

  • 381. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • davy:
    @mimi8 Why do they always victimize the women only? No headline anywhere is reading Feng Shao Feng impregnated Zhao liying. How do they know it's his child? Isn't he a victim too? But why would they be victim when so many people believe they are already dating anyway.

  • 382. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • lewismcchan:
    Why do we think that producing more ancient dramas are better? Why do we keep thinking to follow mainland China will be great? The most important is to formulate a good story and write it with some good scripts. It does not need big money to produce it. We all know about it. Create our own styles and stop re-producing any novels from Jin Yung. It is way too much. Remember following mediocrity only ends up with result of mediocrity.

  • 383. Vincent Wong Absent From Family Trip
  • Mimi8:
    It seems they’re in some troubles but hopefully they work it out since it’ll suck that Vincent changed once he’s famous.

  • 384. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • Mimi8:
    I will try it for Wallace but I feel like Yang mi’s acting might be a little off since other than historical or fantasy genre her other shows literally sucks. Even the historical sometimes just isn’t that great, imo Yang mi’s acting is either a hit or miss. I’ve never seen any of Wallace post war shows so idk how this will go with 50eps they’re just trying to milk it a little too much.

  • 385. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • Mimi8:
    I wouldn’t be surprised if she really is pregnant since she just took a sudden break after meeting William and before she had to deny all of her other relationships. It sucks where celebrities can’t come out clean due to fans or other reasons. If she’s really pregnant hopefully they’ll stay together.

  • 386. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
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  • 387. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • davy:
    I wonder if her fans are like Vin, they daydream to marry her or something? All her relationships cannot be disclosed even though she was caught dating numerous times already. Fans always protect angrily that those were basically nothing at all, and she is single and have always been single. And no men on earth is good enough for her... About the matter of being pregnant, it's not surprising at all (if it's true).

  • 388. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • llwy12:
    @tiffany @jayne And it’s not just the financial piece. Yes, a lot of experienced people (both behind the scenes staff as well as artists) left for better opportunity and money, but there are also quite a few who left because of TVB’s antiquated policies, their poor treatment of their staff, and the overall disrespectful attitude TVB has toward the production process. The problems go way deeper than financial so throwing money at the situation (which is what they are essentially doing by collaborating with Mainland) is not going to do much good in terms of fixing things long term. Sheren Tang gave a really good response to the whole thing in an interview with Ming Pao yesterday and really got to the heart of why it’s important to speak up when there are issues. I would say that I hope TVB reads her interview and reflects, but I know they don’t care so probably no point.

  • 389. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • PotatoChip:
    @jayne Sorry for going off topic, but I didn't know how to contact a moderator. Can you help me look into my reply in the SW ratings thread? It's been in moderation for 2 days and I didn't want to repost in case it obnoxiously duplicated. Thanks for your help.

  • 390. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • llwy12:
    @coralie Sheren did an interview with Mingpao yesterday and absolutely loved what she said when reporters asked her about turning against TVB by filming for ViuTV. Her response is exactly what we’ve been discussing in this thread, about people being afraid to speak up when they see things that are wrong or don’t make sense and that just because she criticizes TVB, doesn’t mean she hates them. There is such a thing as constructive criticism and if she didn’t care about TVB, she wouldn’t even bother giving them feedback in the hopes that they improve. Acting talent aside, THIS is one of the reasons why Sheren is so many levels above everyone else!!

  • 391. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • funnlim:
    Selena Li impressed me in Succession War with her super understanding super righteous super nice but not super easy to bully incumbent empress. All incumbent actress should be like her. A nomination will be a great recognition. Alice Chan also for the fact that her Princess Tai Ping is amazingly bad.XXX. but was she lead?

  • 392. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • funnlim:
    Too soon. Anyway He shen is supposed to be very beautiful/handsome. However acting wise my choice won't be ruco. I don't like his unsure interpretation of Heshen. I'd rather he played heshen as a psychopath and all that because his he shen seems like one. Anyway I can name the best supporting. Can I name the actor who plays Shaun Tam's eunuch in Succession War? I thought he was excellent. Ok, maybe Steven Ma. First time he played a truly horrible character. Carlos Chan because a breath of fresh air and e was believable as John Chiang's dad. Yeap Carlos.

  • 393. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • funnlim:
    50 episodes is insane, so either a lot will be added to make it faster or it will be very very slow. I love Wallace Huo but I want him to be in a quality based series, not a quantity. And isn't Yang Mi in every single series right now? Slow down, give others a chance!!

  • 394. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • funnlim:
    Because viewers want to be fooled by what they can see rather than what they can feel. Succession War wasn't terrible, it was in fact rather good but they rather watch overstretched over long dubbed Tv series which talks about the same thing over and over again. And who doesn't like a good girl fight eh? Well ancient series in China is either love love betrayal love suffer love die alive sacrifice love OR fight fight over 1 guy whose heart is set on 1 but married 1000 others. Unless it is Nirvana In Fire. That one TVB can never fight. All those C drama jinyong remakes are crap. JTTW crap. TVB shouldd what they know best. Unfortunately they want to follow Cdramas who have bigger budgets, bigger stars, better costumes but their stories are hollow, they acting (mostly) standard stuff.

  • 395. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • jayne:
    @tiffany Although this article focused primarily on the exodus of TVB directors to Mainland China, the same can be said towards scriptwriters, set designers, and experienced production staff. With the higher pay, many successful HK people in drama production are gone.

  • 396. TVB’s Decline in Ancient Dramas
  • Tiffany:
    Financial plays a part, but it is the lack of quality scripts. I prefer TVB’s adaptations of JY’s novels though.

  • 397. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • MangoTango:
    It seems Jujiang is adapted from a Korean drama. Yang Mi's studio bought the rights and spent a few years adapting the story. Yang Mi's last repubican drama was Ru Yi with her husband, Harwick. I would love to see Wallace in republican wear and very short hair. He looks good with that hairstyle in Battle of Changsa.

  • 398. Stefan Wong Gives Himself a 6-Pack for 40th Birthday
  • kidd:
    @anon It will be even harder for him to maintain it since he's a chef. How is he going to design new dishes if he's going to restrict his diet.

  • 399. Stefan Wong Gives Himself a 6-Pack for 40th Birthday
  • kidd:
    @mike I've read about his reason for change of name. He said this is chosen by fortune teller. He initially didn't want to change it because his father gave him his original name. But, for health reason, he change. Maybe fortune teller told him his old name not very good for him. One's name not only affect one fortune, but, also health and family etc. That's the belief for those who study this field. I like his old name better. The new name sounds very common. But, if he likes it, that's all good for him.

  • 400. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • LittleFish:
    @tiffany many denied pregnancy rumour until they pass the 3mo mark or hold it off for as long as possible. That’s why most fans won’t believe the agency’s denial of the rumour

  • 401. Bosco Wong, Ye Qing Continue Collaboration with Crime Drama “Your Secret”
  • BearBear:
    Like Ye Qing in period dramas and detective series so hopefully this is good.

  • 402. Zanilia Zhao is 3 Months Pregnant?
  • Tiffany:
    I saw it trending lol Her reps already shot down the rumors.

  • 403. Why Francis Ng Chose Nancy Wu as His Leading Lady
  • Tiffany:
    It’s a good opportunity for her and not at a high price. It’s a win-win.

  • 404. Can’t Rap? Kris Wu Releases Diss Track
  • michelle2805:
    he is a bad rapper ....he doesnt know how to rap T__T

  • 405. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • michelle2805:
    50 is a lot but definitely going to give it a try because wallace is in it!!!

  • 406. Stefan Wong Gives Himself a 6-Pack for 40th Birthday
  • Mike:
    Is he going through menopause? Changing his name, spending time training and bring a crew to thailand to film his results, and then says his wife will be proud with his "mission".

  • 407. Can’t Rap? Kris Wu Releases Diss Track
  • citygal:
    Even when he was in EXO he was always known as a bad rapper.

  • 408. Blacklisted by TVB, Eric Tsang Will Not Host Miss Hong Kong 2018
  • msxie0714:
    Silly me. I thought he was being blacklisted for the rape allegations.

  • 409. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • vinceboy:
    im picking Selena Lee from her role in Succession War. She is fantastic in that drama and has her moments although the drama is more on conflicts between the men. A really underrated actress who should given more leading roles and is due for recognition. A Favourite Female Character for her at least if not best actress. She deserves it. Alice Chan is just seems to be trying too hard to exaggerate her acting in DROC and certainly not best actress material.

  • 410. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • coralie:
    @sugarcane Mandy tries really hard. She just lacks a very juicy role. The one thing I admired about her is that she hasn't had one role that's flopped yet. Charmaine doesn't have her track record. I liked Charmaine when she was doing Country Spirit. She was good in Line Walker too. Everything else in between was meh for me

  • 411. Vincent Wong Absent From Family Trip
  • sugarcane:
    All this disparaging news surrounding Vincent's marriage and womanizing ways is so depressing, considering he's my favorite in terms of performance and roles in recent years (as far as TVB is concerned). My instinct tells me their marriage has indeed, been in a negative place for a while now, but they are trying very hard to keep it under wraps, for obvious reasons.

  • 412. Stefan Wong Gives Himself a 6-Pack for 40th Birthday
  • MangoTango:
    Waaa.. one hot body for a 40yo. If you have it, flaunt it.

  • 413. Sheren Tang, Sunny Chan, and Amy Chan in New ViuTV Dramas
  • sugarcane:
    Awww, 2 of my favorite childhood actresses! Amy's complexion looks amazing for someone her age (but what's with the haircut?), and Sheren looks as graceful as ever. While I was never a true Sunny fan (I prefer Gallen), I'm happy about his return, as well. No doubt he's a good actor, and there's something very benevolent and genuine about him.

  • 414. Bosco Wong, Ye Qing Continue Collaboration with Crime Drama “Your Secret”
  • MangoTango:
    I like good crime dramas. How many eps will this be?

  • 415. Stefan Wong Gives Himself a 6-Pack for 40th Birthday
  • Anon:
    @sugarcane it's also difficult to maintain 10% body fat or less year round (which is needed for 6-pack), which means he will either regain to his former self, or his weight will fluctuate year round (cutting after new year, weight-gain after summer), which isn't good for his health IMO.

  • 416. Stefan Wong Gives Himself a 6-Pack for 40th Birthday
  • sugarcane:
    @anon Yeah. Too much definition does that to you, which is why I've ever been a fan of that cut 15% (or less) body fat look. But hey, to each their own.

  • 417. Wallace Huo, Yang Mi To Build New Hit with “Jujiang”
  • sugarcane:
    50 episodes is excessive, but the inner fangirl in me will probably bite, if only to stare at Wallace's gorgeous visage move across the screen. Plus, I'm a huge fan of anything set in Shanghai post-war, so that's a plus.

  • 418. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • sugarcane:
    @coralie lol, I have little hope that any current (or future) TVB actress could reach Sheren's caliber of depth and refinement. If I had to pick between the 3 listed, my vote goes to Mandy, as I've consistently enjoyed her performances and something about her (off-screen) personality appeals me. Still far from what I'd consider a quality actress, though. I like Alice, but as someone who has been in the industry much longer than the rest, her performance in DITROC left a lot to be desired. Good acting, to me, is having the ability to respond to human impulses with the given circumstances of the character. If an actor/ess goes into a role simply focused on character portrayal and not reality, then they can get lost and wind up as some weird caricature, which I believe to be the case for Alice. Charmaine at her peak was better than both Ali and Mandy at their best IMO, but I do think she's over praised. I'd throw her in the same pool as Nancy and Tavia. Good, but not exceptional. I think the only reason she has more popularity/leverage over Nancy is because she's more conventionally attractive & charismatic.

  • 419. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Anon:
    @coralie We have very different opinions on the term 'good' therefore our views of who is deserving of what differs as well.

  • 420. Stefan Wong Gives Himself a 6-Pack for 40th Birthday
  • Anon:
    Being lean isn't everything. He looks significantly older now than when his body was "fuller".

  • 421. Stefan Wong Gives Himself a 6-Pack for 40th Birthday
  • m0m0:
    i wish i can give myself a 6 pack for my next birthday....

  • 422. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • llwy12:
    @coralie Of course, TVB will say that they have never discouraged their artists from stating their opinions freely, which is true in that publicly they are not going to do anything, but they have been known to take action behind the scenes to retaliate against artists who said/did something they didn’t like (we all know how easy it is for TVB to withhold job opportunities for an artist whose careers they control – which is one reason why many of the established artists nowadays refuse to sign management contracts with TVB)….this is common knowledge within TVB which is why most artists go the “self-censorship” route so they don’t get in trouble. Another more recent example – the hot topic right now is the upcoming MHK pageant, as TVB recently announced that they are cancelling the travel abroad segment and instead will have candidates do a photo shoot in Sai Kung (in HK) instead. Most of the non-TVB people that the reporters have asked for opinions have said mostly critical stuff (i.e. TVB is being cheap; and the one I like, lol -- so after cutting awards show, cutting sports department, cutting staff, now they are cutting MHK perks too? Wow!) but with almost every single TVB person they’ve asked (including former MHKs and/or pageant winners such as Louisa Mak, Rebecca Chu, Crystal Fung, etc.), the response has either been some vague comment that neither supports nor criticizes the move (which is acceptable I guess) or some type of patronizing comment in favor of TVB’s decision (not going to list specifics because most of the responses make me want to puke, lol). It doesn’t sound like TVB cares much about loyalty nowadays because if they did, they wouldn’t be making some of the stupid moves that they have recently. The mindset with management has always been that they (TVB) have a guaranteed audience pool and therefore guaranteed base ratings, which ensures that they will always be relevant in HK no matter what happens so there is no motivation to do anything outside of the basics or to change things for the better or whatever. Who cares if the talented artists leave? They can always find newer artists out there who are more than willing to replace those artists – sure, the newer artists’ acting is crap but hey, the 50+ year old housewife audiences aren’t going to notice and even if they do, it’s not like they’re going to turn off the TV and refuse to watch. TVB had actually signed Mandarin actors/actresses before (I don’t remember the specifics but I know they had some type of exchange program thing back in the 90s where students studying drama in Mainland universities were given the opportunity to film with TVB as part of their studies) – it was mostly small scale though and most of those artists didn’t stay in the industry. With the recent mandate handed down from management that ¼ of TVB series must be collaborations with Mainland, audiences will likely see a lot more Mandarin-speaking artists in TVB series, but most likely they won’t be TVB artists -- it’s not necessary for them to sign Mandarin speaking actors/actresses themselves because the Mainland production companies they collaborate with probably have plenty of Mandarin-speaking artists to supply to them. Also, depending on how much say TVB has in the production, it’s possible that some of the meatier roles in those collaborations will have to go to Mandarin-speaking artists (I had read some stuff earlier in the year that said one of the conditions that most HK/Mainland collaboration contracts have is that a certain number of roles have to be reserved for Mainland artists – this is the way it works currently with all those HK/Mainland movie collaborations you see in the HK film industry)….the problem then of course will possibly be fewer opportunities for HK artists in TVB’s own series….

  • 423. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • honnip97:
    @canadian Flying Tiger wasn't a TVB drama. Therefore, that drama wont be nominated at all. Its a shame though. Christine did well with her role. She was good

  • 424. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • coralie:
    @anon yes, it's an open secret that those who sign with TVB are usually the ones who win awards. that doesn't mean the ones who sign aren't good or the ones who win awards don't deserve it. conflating their acting abilities with signing to TVB is doing them a disservice. normally i do think the awards are rigged, but last year i absolutely believed that vincent wong won fair & square. ali didn't win because she's still considered too green. people often don't like newbies winning the biggest awards because it seems unfair. this is what happened to mark chao when he won the Taiwanese golden bell and he got so much flak for it. I actually don't remember most of the convos I have on here haha, so if we did have this convo before, then that's cool. we agree to disagree, no harm done.

  • 425. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Anon:
    @coralie IMHO winning a TVB King or Queen award in the last 10-15 years mean little as there are hardly any good actors/actresses remaining to compete for the ultimate prize. Most good actors have already left TVB. The few actors that return are often given poor scripts/roles that they don't shine to get a shot at the prize. It's also an open secret that the award is typically given to only contracted artists. Whatever actors left at TVB are mostly mediocre actors that even if they won proves little. They win due to politics, and has little to do with their ability. Again, this is just my opinion, I know you will disagree as we've had similar discussions in the past.

  • 426. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Canadian:
    One name that hasn’t been mentioned is Christine Ng in Flying Tiger. There were a lot of bad parts about the series but I think her character stood out and was well written.

  • 427. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • coralie:
    @llwy12 By banning employees from discourse regarding the situation in TVB, they are promoting a disconnect between the workforce and the company, which fosters an environment of fear and alienation instead. How can someone be loyal to TVB as a result? The ones who are loyal, are loyal to a person (like Catherine Tsang or Tommy Leung), rather than to the company. In time, this disregard for the company drives personnel to look outwards for opportunities, thereby creating a cycle of talent exodus. they're unable to replenish the talent pool to keep up with the competition. which of course, means further disintegration of the company. one way to replenish the pool is to look externally. do you think TVB will be adding more mandarin actors/actresses to their roster to fill the gaps? I can see this happening.

  • 428. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • coralie:
    @anon it's fine to disagree. but I think the fact that ali almost won best actress last year speaks volume about her acting abilities, esp as a relative newbie in the field. she joined tvb in 2012, but her first drama was in 2014. from 2014 to now, it's only been 4 years. anyways, this is personal opinion.

  • 429. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • llwy12:
    @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...

  • 430. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • melia880:
    @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.

  • 431. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • melia880:
    @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!

  • 432. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Anon:
    @coralie I totally disagree with your assessment of Charmaine. Comparing Ali & Mandy with Charmaine is an insult to her acting ability. In my opinion, she's heads above Ali & Mandy in her past and present work.

  • 433. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • kidd:
    Those who complained that Ruco is too good looking for Heshen has been brainwashed by Wang Gang's classic Heshen image. The historical Heshen is supposed to be handsome. Here's Britannica entry about him. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Heshen

  • 434. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • BearBear:
    @anoninhk Now that you mention it, yes, I think it is a possibility that his recent involvement in theatre has an impact on his TV performance. I couldn't pinpoint what initially but was disappointed with his performance in DITROC which I didn't understand why because he used to be at ease in period drama.

  • 435. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • coralie:
    @jimmyszeto you're describing good Charmaine a few years prior her departure from TVB. those few years before leaving were terrible. she was overly pretentious and cared too much about her image to do justice to her characters. I'm saying this even as a fan. I loved her back then, but in those 5 years, I couldn't get over her pretentiousness. she did much better after coming back in Line Walker, but still, I haven't seen the old Charmaine. this is true for Raymond Lam as well (huge fan back in the day.) they both cared too much about their image to make good actors/actresses. Charmaine is improving, so I have hopes for her. Raymond is a lost cause at this point. Mandy cares about her image too, but not to the extent Charmaine & Raymond cares. She allows herself room to explore & challenge herself. Ali is a natural & she has a passion for acting - she's not pretentious. These two definitely have a chance against Charmaine.

  • 436. Andy Zhang Cheating on Catherine Hung with Manager?
  • llwy12:
    @elizabeth After reading the statement Catherine released, it sounds like this might be a case of overeager netizens jumping to conclusions. Of course we will probably never know for sure but just based on the so-called “evidence” that the netizens are trying to use to back up their claims, their argument is very very weak...

  • 437. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • anoninhk:
    I haven't watched any TVB series this year, but having been a Steven Ma fan for many years, I am hoping he wins, even though the few scenes I watched of him in DITROC left me very unimpressed - I think his doing theatre in the past year has influenced his acting, and it seemed very melodramatic.

  • 438. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • anoninhk:
    Alice has a very weak voice which really holds her back. Her voice can go up and down but it always sounds the same, whether she's acting angry, sad or neutral.

  • 439. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • jimmyszeto:
    @coralie Charmaine has proven herself time and time again in past decade. Ali and Mandy aren't good enough to share the screen with Charmaine nevermind comparing them as equal ability....

  • 440. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • PotatoChip:
    @bubbles23 It's a shame that SW did poorly in ratings. It was a great moody, unpredictable drama that was underappreciated.

  • 441. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • coralie:
    I want TVB to produce something as creative as My Ages Apart. Now THAT was a surprisingly good, refreshing drama. I enjoyed Moses & Louis Cheung's acting immensely. I've noticed Moses really has a knack for doing comedies ever since he starred in Scholar Meets Soldier (still one of my favorites to date.) And Louis Cheung added to that chemistry to make a fabulous duo. I'm ok with leaving Bobby off as I find him really forceful with comedies. But if the trio can reunite for a comedy, I'd watch it in a heartbeat. That aside, male breakout artist this year: Carlos Chan. Male winner for me so far (minus the veterans): Carlos Chan. Lol.

  • 442. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • coralie:
    @anon I feel like Ali & Mandy is comparable to Charmaine (the latter has the tendency of being too pretentious sometimes, my personal opinion.) Given enough time & opportunities, Ali & Mandy can definitely move upwards especially since both of them still have a passion for acting. Charmaine is bored of TVB, point blank, and you can see that when she was going through the same drivel roles a few years ago. None of them holds a candle to Sheren Tang right now. I agree with you about Alice. Her characterizations were too cartoonish and shrilly for me. Not her best work ever.

  • 443. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Vell:
    @llwy12 also add to the fact that the story is incredibly predictable. I knew from the very beginning who Edwin truly is and I knew what Nancy and Tai Ping princess were going to do next... I watch too many western dramas lately and I really miss the unpredictability aspect in it (ex. Game of Thrones, Sopranos). You never really know what will happen next.

  • 444. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Tape:
    @llwy12 Yeah, agreed about the recycling plots. They really stuffed up on that, multiple times as well with different plot lines. Brought down the drama a lot.

  • 445. Charmaine Sheh Signs with Louis Koo’s Agency
  • polypeptide:
    @kaykay @littlefish @llwy12 ooh! Actually Charmaine attended the reunion dinner for DIF series, but I think she was the only one from DIF4. And I think someone mentioned in this thread about Louis and Charmaine old photoshoot, I chanced upon it on Weibo. Nothing escapes in this day and age. https://m.weibo.cn/6071447762/4268239590991121 I guess it’s my unpopular opinion but I feel Louis and Charmaine have better chemistry than Louis and Jessica.

  • 446. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • lovelycutie1234:
    Seeing from various HK forums, Mandy Wong is the front runner instead of Alice Chan (mainly because HK audiences did not like DITROC) as a drama

  • 447. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • llwy12:
    @tape Agreed about that segment with Savio’s character’s death and both of their performances in the segment. Unfortunately though, that entire moment was ruined when that exact same plot device (the guy secretly sacrificing his life for the girl) was repeated not just once but twice later in the series (basically similar scene, different couple)....that took all the luster out of the initial scene for me and instead turned it into an overused trope. As usual, TVB overdoes things and ruins what could’ve been a wonderfully memorable moment (but yes, the acting from both Savio and Alice were fantastic in that segment).

  • 448. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • bubbles23:
    Selena is a really underrated actress. She always brings her character alive. I didnt watch Mandy's series but I always felt that her acting lacks depth, as in I just see her acting and not telling a complete story. Ali is probably the highest rated one right now because BB has got a decent plot and good supporting characters that helps to show Ali's character. I don't think anyone from BTROC2 should be on the list. It was a drama made to satisfy the lack of tang dynasty scheming dramas for tvb and had a crappy script, poor character development and everything was just predictable. No amount of good performance from Alice would have saved this nonsense of a drama. Natalie's roles this year jusy shows that she did not deserve the BA. Completely flat, same expressions in every drama. Another forgetten one is Louisa So in Forgotten Valley. That was a nice drama.

  • 449. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Tape:
    My pick's Selena but considering how poorly SW did in ratings (and how it was such a male dominated series), I doubt she'll even get into top 5 lol. Second pick is definitely Alice as, even though she was a little exaggerated in some scenes, the range of her acting was fantastic. Really felt Taiping's pain and regret during the episodes around Savio's character's death and I thought she was fantastic there.

  • 450. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Tape:
    @llwy12 Rosanne Lui was a complete miscast for me. I usually find her pleasant to watch but whenever she popped on screen in DITROC, I just didn't feel right watching her. I thought she was awesome when she started to lose her mind though. Agree about Mary Hon though, she's such an impressive actress. Wish she had a bigger role though as she's long overdue for an award.

  • 451. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Anon:
    @llwy12 The only drama that I've watched this year was the one Alice was in. I think Ali and Mandy are both competent actresses, but there isn't anything special about their acting. They aren't Charmaine Sheh or Sheren Tang. They aren't leading material in the Mainland. That's for sure. I agree with you totally. Alice's acting was exaggerated in a few scenes and had issues speaking a few lines. There were a few moments when it felt cringe-worthy watching her over-the-top acting, but she settled down as the series progressed.

  • 452. Andy Zhang Cheating on Catherine Hung with Manager?
  • Elizabeth:
    @cutie777 there was a stage where Max said that the baby was not his so Catherine probably didn't feel like marrying him after that. my feeling is that the baby was accidental and Max was not ready to commit, said horrible things and when you say stuff publicly, it is very hard to take back. And Catherine was in the midst of a divorce with another guy when she was dating Max so there was a lot of tension going on. This only leaked out when Max announced it on Weibo a few years ago so Catherine is not happy. Anyway, they were never meant to be. I am just glad that Catherine and Ada supported each other and Catherine eventually found Andy while Ada found Max Zhang.

  • 453. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Elizabeth:
    I would go for Selena too . Was the "The forgotten valley" from this year? If so, Katy Kung also did a good job.

  • 454. Raymond Lam Plays Serial Killer in “The Mask”
  • Elizabeth:
    Raymond did star as the main leads for a few series. But the productions were just not good. It is not as he was shoved into villain roles when he shifted to the mainland to work. He is getting too old for boyish roles and he needs to move onto more serious roles where he can flex his acting skills.

  • 455. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • Elizabeth:
    @jimmyszeto hey. I have not been watching as many tvb series this year as before because of the new choices from non-tvb companies. I think that after watching octb and the trading floor, I need a lot of time to think about the messages brought out. I only watched the ones I really am interested in. I halfwatched others my dad wanted to watch in family time. I tend to move away from large productions since I think tvb puts too much effort into gimmicks and not into substance. For this year, I still want to watch "Brothers" since the plot is interesting and also may the the upcoming series about stuntsmen though I don't particularly like anyone in the series nor do I think it will win any awards. But the topic is fresh. I have really gotten sick of the doctor, lawyer or cop series that follow the same format.

  • 456. Andy Zhang Cheating on Catherine Hung with Manager?
  • Cutie777:
    @elizabeth wow. Very interesting story too bad about Max I guess it’s his lost. So she got pregnant and didn’t work out? I thought most Hong Kong celebrities once someone who got pregnant they’re working on getting married just like the rest. Catherine son is very lucky to have a step father like Andy who treat him like a real son. Thanks for your reply that was nice of you.

  • 457. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • llwy12:
    @jimmyszeto And even When Heaven Burns was flawed beyond belief (though yes, overall, script and production wise, that was one of the better series to come out of TVB from the last decade). I definitely agree that TVB is incapable of producing good series anymore – the main problem (among many) is their antiquated system as well as their refusal to change. Whereas other TV stations have already been moving in the direction of allowing more creative and artistic freedom in their productions (i.e. working with scriptwriters / directors / producers as well as actors/actresses from other disciplines such as theater and movie worlds, also exploring other themes and subject matter outside of the same old stuff HK audiences are used to, etc.), TVB is still stuck in their “hold on tight to the reins” system and sticking with what they feel is the “tried and true” with little to no wiggle room outside of that. The fact that the same writers / producers / directors – some who were at TVB for 10 / 15 / 20 years -- are able to go to a different TV station that places fewer restrictions on them (allows them to freely explore different genres, work with different artists, etc.) and in turn, churn out truly great series (some even massive hits) is proof that TVB’s “traditional” methods and system no longer work….but yet, TVB refuses to understand this and instead chooses to go in the opposite direction -- i.e. instead of focusing on making better productions, giving their employees more creative freedom, hiring writers from outside, researching and exploring different genres / themes, investing in artists’ training, and most important of all getting rid of some of their antiquated, restrictive policies which would open them up to working with a larger network of people from throughout the entertainment industry, they decide to take the easiest way out, which is to lay off staff (firing TVBI and sports department staff), cut “superfluous” expenses such as broadcast rights for sports events and outside award shows (no more World Cup, Olympics, HKFA, etc), cancel award shows (Malaysia Astro and Singapore StarHub), reduce filming space by shuttering the doors on parts of their facility that aren’t used as often (their recent shutting down of studio 16 for instance), shift focus to a different market that will give them a more immediate return on their investment (Mainland market), etc. It pretty much boils down to poor management by those at the top who obviously care more about making good money over making good, quality productions.

  • 458. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • llwy12:
    @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)....

  • 459. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • llwy12:
    @jimmyszeto Probably minority opinion here but I don’t feel the (lead) actresses are outshining the (lead) actors this year…it’s about the same in my book. The veteran supporting actors and actresses are the ones who really stand out for me this year (and I haven’t even been watching much of the series outside of the tidbits here and there from when my mom watches). Savio Tsang for example in Deep in the Realm of Conscience – pretty much the only actor worth watching in that entire series (oh Wai Ka Hung was good too), though both likely won’t even be in contention for any awards because they had so little screen time. Mary Hon as well – never fails to impress me each time she’s onscreen. Oh and how about Michelle Yim, in her 3 minutes of screen time in Deep, pretty much blew everyone else out of the water. As mentioned earlier, Angelina and Rebecca from that BB series were excellent as well…

  • 460. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • llwy12:
    @anon I actually agree with you. To be honest, I kind of felt Alice’s performance as Taiping was a little exaggerated and her voice control wasn’t that great (I had to struggle to hear her during some scenes because her voice kept going up and down – can’t pinpoint it exactly but there was something unnatural about the way she did her dialogue in some of the scenes)…but compared to everyone else in the series who did worse than her in the acting department (except for the veterans like Mary Hon and Lui Shan for example), plus the fact that her character was indeed poorly written, I consider her performance decent. I didn’t watch Threesome so no comment about Mandy’s performance there – overall though, she has always been a competent actress in my book, though nothing really special about her acting that would make her stand out. As for Ali – she’s also competent as an actress but for me, she lacks charisma onscreen….I’ve been watching that BB series off and on and I honestly don’t see anything special about Ali’s performance – yes, she’s handling her role well considering she’s portraying a mother when she isn’t one herself, but nothing particularly stands out about her performance to make me think “wow!” Also, in all honesty, the BB series overall has been boring except for when Angelina Lo or Rebecca Chan are on screen – for me, the 2 of them are the ones keeping the series mildly entertaining….

  • 461. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • Ricky721:
    1/2 time, not sure if anyone is worthy of the award thus far... no one is really standing out or screaming best actor... Some were just okay - Shaun Tam, Raymond Wong, Carlos Chan, Lai Lok Yi.. wasn’t bad...hope the balance of the months will have some break thru with the actors and their drama being placed in the time slots, otherwise, it will be tossed in the air.

  • 462. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Ricky721:
    Selena did an excellent job with her role in SW.. if I had to pick, it would be her.

  • 463. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • PotatoChip:
    Selena was excellent in SW. It would have been a typical, naive, good person role but she was able to make it interesting and gave depth to the character.

  • 464. “Succession War” Ratings Continue to Fall; Struggles to Maintain 20 Points
  • PotatoChip:
    I live in the US and can’t read Cantonese, so I am limited with my news. Was this series aired in China? TVB has trouble with making a complete package. They invested so much in a great, large cast; beautiful scenery, sets, and costumes; and an unpredictable storyline, but then cheap out on promotion. Why no opening theme song? Or a song or instrumental music to enhance key scenes? And no, I don’t want the music overplayed, just once is enough to complete the mood. The drama was really great at creating numerous characters with emotional depth but it tried to do too much with Heshen. Perhaps if Heshen wasn’t a historical figure synonymous with immense corruption, then the dichotomous characterization may have worked. Jiaqing was more of a blank slate, so even though he also had evil deeds with conversely sympathetic moments, it worked for him and made sense. The writers wanted Heshen to be an anti-hero, but Heshen just can not be anything other than a villain. He could be a likeable villain with redeeming qualities but drama needed to make a stronger pivot to his negative qualities. The man killed thousands with his corruption, kidnapped and executed women and children, and conspired to overthrow a kingdom with disregard for innocents hurt in his quest. You can’t get much more evil than that, but somehow, the writers were able to water that down. Despite this, with what he was given, I think Ruco acted the part very well. I didn’t know anything of Heshen except what was on Wikipedia, so it was easy to imagine him as a crass, mustache-twirling, stereotypical bad guy. It would have been tempting for Ruco to go over-the-top with him, but instead it was a mature, controlled performance highlighting the character’s complex moments. The key word is “moments”. The characterization was disjointed due to the unfocused writing, and unfortunately, he was not able to really pull it all together. But, if we looked at moment to moment, then the acting was superb. My favorites included the scene where Jiaqing presented Heshen with his tortured brother’s bloody fingernails. Ruco’s eyes were flaming red as he seethed with barely controlled rage. His bewildered, betrayed, and defeated look was perfect in the final showdown with Jiaqing. He was still slap-worthy cocky in their last conversation, but then he let down his guise and was vulnerable. With Selena, he was pensive and remorseful, but unfortunately, the writers focused on Elaine being the motivation and not his gluttony and treason. I loved the dazed, insane, F’-my-life smile he had when he returned from sending Natalie off on the flower river bed. We were suppose to believe that he had killed her so when we learned otherwise, it added a resolved, serene feeling to that moment. But I can’t decide on whether she should have died or not. Her character was so blah that it was hard to feel for her death. She was just a tool to either hate Heshen more, sympathize with his tragic loss, or make him nobel for letting her go. @funnlim I liked Elaine’s character because I am a sucker for intelligent, take-no-prisoners, devoted women. She was like an assassin, but she got things done. She was consistent. Selena impressed. She should be a great contender for Best Actress. This would typically be a boring, good person role but she made me empathize with her. Besides Natalie’s character, I enjoyed every character. But I also loved each one’s death (besides the kids). They were all flawed people and their endings were logical. I also loved that I was wrong about Jiaqing. TVB did not go the trite route of demonizing him. How did they make someone guilty of patricide and fratricide root-worthy? A very interesting character. Shaun Tam had rough edges, some OTT expressions and acting tics, but was very effective and sympathetic. It was really a dark, enjoyable, unpredictable ride.

  • 465. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • kaykay:
    @coralie I suggest you keep watching the baby drama! It's probably been my favorite this year so far. I would have also preferred to win BA last year (but for My Ages Apart). Wish TVB execs would forgo the idea that they need to give these awards out based on seniority. Definitely agree with others that the actresses are outshining the actors this year! But this is good considering all the female roles last year sucked. Wish Louis Cheung could come back :( There are very few actors left in TVB that I want to watch.

  • 466. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • coralie:
    @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.

  • 467. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • melia880:
    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.

  • 468. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • melia880:
    @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.

  • 469. Charmaine Sheh Signs with Louis Koo’s Agency
  • melia880:
    @coralie I actually really like Yanxi as well. I think it's refreshing and not draggy, and I do love the female lead. I read on some comments of people comparing this drama with DITROC because of the "finding sister" gimmick, but I must say it's sooo much easier to root for this female lead over Annie Liu's character. All Annie's character ever did was flashback to the same 2 scenes with her sister every single episode while not doing a single thing... and getting rescued the other half of the time. This character is witty and as you said, consistent, which makes her much more likeable. Also Charmaine is great, and so are the empress, emperor, and the empress' brother. I heard that Yu Zheng is only producing for this drama, but is not the screenwriter nor director, so hopefully that means the drama will continue to be great.

  • 470. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • jimmyszeto:
    @llwy12 Before everyone left, TVB would sometimes turn up with a good series every 3 or 4 years. Now it actually isn't possible to produce a good series. The few that actually had potential such as Legal Mavericks, A Fist Within 4 Walls and Line Walker all became flawed beyond belief as the series progressed. The last great series TVB has made is 'When Heavens Burn' and that was 2011. Seeing the recent rise of web series and how ridiculously pretentious 'Deep In the Realm of Conscience' was made to suit the mainland audience, I'm afraid 'When Heaven Burn' might be the last ever great series from TVB.....

  • 471. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • jcc10:
    my top pick is def ali, i hope she gets more opportunities in the future, way better than nancy in my opinion. and is both the starhub and malaysia awards cancelled?

  • 472. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Birdy2415:
    Ali is top runnner for me. Although I wouldn't mind if any of the three got it. Alice is a great actress but her role in DITROC was poorly written and ultimately flopped. I almost forgot about her character half way through. Didn't watch Threesome but Mandy is a solid actress no doubt. Ali did well this year and last year so I hope she get a reward. Other actresses: Nancy Wu failed to capture me. She didn't feel as evil as Tavia did in BTROC, plus the overall poor writing doesn't do her any good. I heard Selena did well in SW but I haven't watched it so I don't know. Apparently Natalie has been dreadful this year but I haven't watched any of her dramas. Admittedly Grace has improved, only slightly, but she's still has a loooooooooooooooong way to go. Wait, Eliza was in a drama this year!? I completely forgot.

  • 473. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Anon:
    Seriously? The standard for excellence gets weaker every year. Alice's performance was very average to be nominated for TV Queen. I felt like it was nothing out of the ordinary and just about any decent mainland actress could've portrayed her role. She's in the discussion not because she was superb, rather there are not many competent actresses at TVB that can act. When you're the few that can actually act at TVB, it's not difficult to rise above the rest.

  • 474. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • m0m0:
    alice chan, no doubt

  • 475. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • llwy12:
    @jimmyszeto My “hiatus” has been since the early 2000s….technically I’ve been in “re-watch classic series” mode for close to 2 decades already, lol. Agreed that this year has been pretty bad in terms of “watchable” series, though I don’t see it as worse than previous years because it’s been bad for a long time already. Nowadays, in a given year, I’m lucky if I’m able to find 1 watchable series from TVB (if I’m able to find 2 watchable series, I consider that a miracle, lol). Pretty sure TVB already knows how poorly they’ve been performing in recent years, but it’s not like they are going to care because they will always have their housewife audiences who will support them regardless (and now they have Mainland audiences as well)…until the day that no one in HK watches any of their series anymore (which will never happen), I don’t expect anything to ever change with them…. P.S.: 80s series rock! Watch/re-watch as many as you can if you have time...you won’t regret it! :-)

  • 476. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • jimmyszeto:
    The actresses have totally outshone the actors this year.

  • 477. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • jimmyszeto:
    @llwy12 I agree. TVB will give the mainland audience what they want by handing the awards to artists with roles in 'Deep in the Realm of Conscience'. It will be all over the mainland news....

  • 478. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • Tiffany:
    That’s all? lol

  • 479. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • llwy12:
    @jimmyszeto With how things have been going so far, they should cancel the awards show altogether, lol. IMO, the only 2 categories where there have been good performances are the Supporting Actor and Actress categories….maybe this year they should get rid of TV King and Queen and just give out a bunch of “green leaf” awards to the veterans (yea, I know, wishful thinking…). Joking aside though, if no other “big” productions come out the second half of the year, I’m willing to bet that Deep in the Realm of Conscience is going to sweep the awards, even though that series was mediocre at best and most of the cast gave “meh” performances. As usual, TVB is going to try to argue that the series’ high ratings and all the buzz that generated in the forums over some of the characters are proof that HK audiences loved the series and it was the most popular series of the year…plus the series was popular in Mainland too and that counts more than anything nowadays where TVB is concerned. If last year was any indication, there’s pretty much no hope that TVB is going to play fair with their awards – the minute they started using the awards as a promo tool to boost the careers of undeserving artists, TVB’s awards already lost all credibility in my book.

  • 480. The 2018 TV Queen Dark Horses
  • kaykay:
    Ali is doing fantastic in Who Wants a Baby. She's easily my favorite "new" actress. Hope she gets more opportunities for leading roles!

  • 481. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • llwy12:
    @elizabeth Considering the only TVB series I’ve watched in its entirety this year was Daddy Cool, my opinion probably doesn’t count for much but I’m also backing John Chiang -- though honestly, he doesn’t really need the award, as he’s already a highly respected and celebrated veteran actor with a prolific career that most people would envy…to me, his past achievements (including being the first HK actor to ever win a Best Actor award at the Asian Film Festival – an honor he received in 1970 for the movie “Revenge”) are way more prestigious than any stupid award TVB doles out. I love Wayne and his performances have been solid, but he hasn’t had a standout role in years – plus it’s not like he needs the award either with 3 wins already under his belt. Everyone already knows how I feel about Carlos Chan (yes, I’ve been shamelessly promoting him on every platform possible, lol), but it’s already a given he has no chance since he’s not a TVB artist first of all, plus his career focus is in movies….yes, an award would be nice but I’m fine with him not getting anything, as I feel that the boost to his career is more worthwhile (more people know him now and he’s gotten more filming opportunities as a result).

  • 482. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • llwy12:
    @bubbles23 The problem with Lai Lok Yi is that all his performances are essentially the same – he’s basically portraying some version of John Ma in every drama. I’m actually surprised he’s even mentioned because honestly, his acting has never been anything to shout about.

  • 483. Sheren Tang, Sunny Chan, and Amy Chan in New ViuTV Dramas
  • llwy12:
    @elizabeth @jimmyszeto Yes, I miss Sunny as well! I’m glad to see him back on screen, though at the same time, I’m also happy that he got the chance to spend so much quality time with his son. I’ve liked Sunny as an actor ever since he started filming for TVB in the 90s and that hasn’t changed of course, but over the past few years, I’ve also grown to love him as a person after seeing how devoted he is as a father. I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for both Sunny and his wife Ada – very few Chinese parents (let alone celebrity parents) are willing to be so open about the fact that their son is autistic and even fewer are willing to share their story so publicly in the hopes that it will bring more awareness to autism and also help other parents in HK who may be in a situation similar to theirs. They’ve done a lot of advocacy work the past 2 years pushing autism awareness in HK and have been an inspiration to many parents who previously didn’t have much in the way of role models who understood what they were going through. Definitely wish there were more celebrities like Sunny in the entertainment industry!

  • 484. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • BearBear:
    Haven't watched all performances but David is my personal fav for now. No issue with Wayne's performance but there is no surprise as well. Steven unfortunately has been borderline average in Deep in the Realm of Conscience, neither is Kenneth or Edwin been impressive in it. Infact, most of the cast in that drama has been mediocre at best, some even feel like a miscast.

  • 485. Sheren Tang, Sunny Chan, and Amy Chan in New ViuTV Dramas
  • llwy12:
    @wm2017 Amy is older than Sheren by I think 4 or 5 years – both have aged well though, in my opinion. To me, Amy hasn’t really changed much in terms of look from when I started watching her series back in the late 80s/early 90s. I think what’s more shocking to me is that Amy’s son is already in his early 30s. Sure, she has always come across (to me at least) as one of those actresses who had a more “mature” look even back when she was young, but still, she doesn’t look all that old….I guess since we’re so used to most HK celebrities marrying and having kids so late, it’s hard to register a 56 year old who could technically still pass as being in her late 40s having a son who is already 31....

  • 486. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • jimmyszeto:
    @jcc10 I agree that now it is left open for Vincent to win if he comes up with another good performance. There is also still Roger in 'At the Threshold of an Era Again' which is yet to broadcast. It's been an horrendously unwatchable year so far. I'm taking a long hiatus from watching current broadcasted series to re-watch most of the old 80s Michael Miu and Barbara Yung series.

  • 487. Sheren Tang, Sunny Chan, and Amy Chan in New ViuTV Dramas
  • jimmyszeto:
    @elizabeth Me too. The thing with Sunny is that he is an unambitious artist when didn't really strive to push his career on after 2 massive roles in epic dramas in the late 90s, Secret of the Heart and At the Threshold of the Era. For me Sunny's villain performance in At the Threshold of an Era ranks as one of the best villain performances of all time and he hasn't been close to reaching the heights ever since. He had happily took on TVB lead roles earning steady money in low calibre series. Part of the reason might because Sunny has prioritized family and looking after his autistic son. He is one of the actors where whenever he appears leads a series it cant be too much of flop....

  • 488. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • jcc10:
    @elizabeth carlos is pretty good, but he doesn’t stand a chance winning tv king. i’m looking forward to vincent’s drama, hopefully it will air soon

  • 489. Zhou Xun, Archie Kao Filing for Divorce
  • llwy12:
    @janet72 Apparently, from what has been reported in the news, Archie was born in the U.S. and grew up here -- supposedly he does understand Mandarin because his family spoke it at home however he himself is more comfortable speaking in English (so he is typical ABC then). Zhou Xun I don’t think speaks any English at all…I’m assuming they communicated mostly in Mandarin (even though from the looks of it, Archie’s spoken Mandarin probably wasn’t that good). I’m not a fan of either artist so I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to the details but if I remember correctly, didn’t the two of them get married like within months after they started dating? There’s another red flag right there – coming from 2 completely different cultures, you would think that they would’ve wanted to spend more time getting to know each other and see if they’re compatible first before getting married. Also, the disparity in their careers and the long distance relationship....you know, the more I think about this, the more I wonder what their motivation was for getting married in the first place….from the getgo, there were already way too many indications that the relationship was never going to work – if strangers like us could see so many red flags from the little bit of information that came out in the news, it’s not possible that neither of them were able to see the same things… @coralie Yea, forgot about Liu Ye….but I think he and his wife are definitely the exception. And who knows, maybe his wife’s level of Mandarin is actually more advanced than we think. Overall though, I feel their situation is a bit different because they have kids and so for their sake, there’s more motivation to make the relationship work (for example – one or the other might actually put in more of an effort to learn each other’s language so they can better communicate with each other as well as with the kids). Body language can only go so far and I highly doubt it is effective enough to sustain a relationship long-term.

  • 490. Sheren Tang, Sunny Chan, and Amy Chan in New ViuTV Dramas
  • Elizabeth:
    I miss seeing Sunny on screen.

  • 491. Bernice Liu Announces Breakup with Businessman, Calvin Lo
  • Elizabeth:
    I thought she broke up with this guy a few months ago, or is this a different guy? So confused.

  • 492. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • Elizabeth:
    From what I have watched, i think that Wayne and David are the best lead actors so far. I am not sure if Carlos fits in as a TV king or as an Improvement Award, but award of not, he rocks. Ruco is a close behind. No one else I have watched in 2018 has left an impression on me. But depends if "Brothers" is counted in but it may provide some competition. I am more interested in the Best Supporting Actor awards. I am standing up KK Cheung as Qian Long in SW. He has done marvellous roles over the years and not gotten any recognition. If anyone from the "The Great Adventurer Wesley" wins any award, I will puke. The series is horrible.

  • 493. Andy Zhang Cheating on Catherine Hung with Manager?
  • Elizabeth:
    @cutie777 Max and Catherine met during a movie and started dating. Then she got pregnant but didn't work out. Some say that Max double-timed her, some say that they had broken up by then. Catherines raised her son by herself and says Max never bothered to spend time with the kid. However Max says that Catherine did not allow him to see her son and Max was starting a relationship with someone else so he did not push for visitation or to have his son in his life. Catherine and Andy met when they were filming in China and Andy basically helped raise the son for all the years they were dating, changing nappies, taking him to school, going through the rebellious teenage years etc. And he eventually adopted him legally when he married Catherine and the son, I think his name is Ash or something, adopted his surname from Mok to Zhang since his biological father was not in his life. Ash has said in interviews that Andy is his dad, and Andy has commented more than once that Ash is not his adopted son, but his real son. As of the last few years, Max and Catherine have had a lot of spats over the internet after Max started to reach out to Ash to mend their relationship. Some people feel that Max is entering into a midlife crisis and trying to make amends, some feel that he is trying to get back into the spotlight as his career is going nowhere after the drug arrest. Anyhow, the son is old enough to make his own decisions. And IMO, Max has missed the boat. And Andy, Catherine and their two children look like they are very happy as the baby clings to her brother a lot of the time. I seriously hope these rumours are not true and the evidence is very weak.

  • 494. Andy Zhang Cheating on Catherine Hung with Manager?
  • Elizabeth:
    I hope not! In his interviews, Andy's eyes light up whenever his wife or his kids are mentioned.

  • 495. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • Birdy2415:
    Haven't watched Succession War or any of Benjamin's series so I wouldn't know, but for me David Chiang is top running for TV King. He did a good job making his scumbag character likable. Wayne already has 3 awards so it wouldn't be fair. Carlos did a really good job too so I wouldn't mind if he won. None of the men from Deep in the Realm of Conscience stood out. Chris Lai doesn't shine in Who Wants a Baby? Raymond is a fine actor but he hasn't had any breakthrough roles - it's always Mr. Nice-Guy with him. Same with Ben Wong. This year has been a big flop, much like last year - which is a shame because I thought 2016 their redemption year.

  • 496. Sheren Tang, Sunny Chan, and Amy Chan in New ViuTV Dramas
  • janet72:
    @wm2017 I was taken aback when I found out it is amy chan. I like her.

  • 497. Zhou Xun, Archie Kao Filing for Divorce
  • janet72:
    @llwy12 if communication is a problem, how did they get together in the first place? it's strange isn't it? both are Chinese but yet brought up in different countries.

  • 498. Charmaine Sheh Signs with Louis Koo’s Agency
  • jimmyszeto:
    @littlefish Yes. Jessica costarring Deric wan. They have always had good chemistry. If anyone thinks that Jessica is a one trick pony then try watching A Good Match From Heaven where she’s childish but humorous.

  • 499. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • Vell:
    @jcc10 Why do you think SW plot is bad? I stopped watching after episode 6, but I'm now I'm trying to get back into it because people are saying the later episodes are pretty good. I wish they made Jiaqing a more likable character... Also no one really stood out for me when it comes to TV king... Ruco is the only good one that comes to mind but he's always good anyway.

  • 500. TVB’s Half Year Update – Who Will Win TV King?
  • jcc10:
    @jimmyszeto still hoping for better upcoming dramas this year..