Tony Hung Criticized for Poor Acting

By on March 3, 2014 in TV Dramas

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Award-winning host Tony Hung (洪永城) may be well-known for his presenting and variety prowess, but sometimes good hosting abilities do not guarantee skills in acting. Tony’s acting in recently aired TVB drama, Outbound Love <單戀雙城>, was heavily criticized by netizens, with most agreeing that Tony should just host travelogues and variety programs.

In 2010, Tony debuted as an entertainment program host for Cable Television, now known as the Entertainment Channel. Praised for his natural presenting skills, Tony’s popularity surged quickly. After joining TVB’s management in 2012, Tony was immediately offered to host the travel program Pilgrimage of Hope <走過烽火大地> .The show attracted extremely high ratings, winning the Best Informative Program award at the TVB Awards in 2012. In 2013, Tony returned for its followup program with Priscilla Wong (黃翠如). The show earned Tony and Priscilla the Best Hosts award at the TVB’s annual awards ceremony.

Rising in popularity, Tony was cast as the second male lead in Outbound Love, starring alongside established artists Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) and Aimee Chan (陳茵媺). Unfortunately, the critical praise Tony garnered in his hosting did not translate into his acting, and netizens heavily criticized Tony for his exaggerated expressions and poor speech enunciation.

“He should just stick to hosting,” one netizen wrote. “He has a very heavy lazy accent. It makes him sound like he’s stupid.” Another netizen had nicer things to say, writing, “His hosting is acceptable and it’s actually very well-received. As for his acting, just give him some time to work on it.” Fans of Tony encouraged critics to give the 30-year-old some more space for better development.

More experience leads to greater improvement, and Tony admitted that he has already reduced his hosting jobs to spend more time in filming dramas. Tony has recently completed the filming of romantic drama Love Me, Please Leave a Message <愛我請留言>, and is currently shooting Time for Marriage <男大當婚>, starring alongside Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Louisa So (蘇玉華).

Source: Kuangaitvb.com 

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  • 25 comments to Tony Hung Criticized for Poor Acting

    1. Funn Lim says:

      Ha! Ha! Ha! This is like pro aimee or what? What a diversion! Actually his acting for a first timer is not bad at all. Aimee is the one that I feel “deserves” the bullet. Next is the ultra annoying Lin Xiawei. Puh-leaseeeee………….. aim right and shoot well. He isn’t the deserving target.

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      • DramaAddict replied:

        “Aim right and shoot well. He isn’t the deserving target.” You said it so well. I thought his acting was quite good, considering he’s a newbie. The only thing I found annoying about him was his voice. When he belted out that Aaron Kwok song in that scene where he was drunk, I had to get my ears washed.

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    2. Primrose says:

      Tony is definitely one of the better infotainment hosts. His Pilgramage of Hope was really well done, especially in the conditions he and the crew had to film in. Acting is definitely not his forte. In the corporate world, we call it a wrong job fit by his company management.

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    3. Sammy says:

      His actor is actually pretty decent especially for a newbie. He’s better than Jason Chan imo, whos acting is so unnatural and awkward.

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      • llwy12 replied:

        You took the words right out of my mouth!

        Tony wasn’t bad at all in his first acting role….of course he wasn’t ‘good’, but he was ‘decent’. To be honest, I actually think he performed better than Aimee Chan in his series (goes to show how poor Aimee’s performance was).

        And totally agree with the comment about Jason Chan — he was way worse when he started and even after several series, his acting never improved.

        Funn makes a great point — “aim right and shoot well”…

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    4. RLF Lover says:

      He’s pretty decent for a first timer in dramas. Cut him some slack, there are many actors who still suck even after several dramas.

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    5. buzz says:

      He was better in OL than i had expected.

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    6. Mightysnoopus says:

      He’s ok la. Pitch him up again the monkeys in TVB and you’ll find him not bad. The rest are just wallpaper and fluff. ARF, ARF….

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    7. He’s ok but he is quite good on presenting on tv
      Shows like going to different places to talk about it
      I think is better for him to do that either then acting on tv

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    8. lemongrass says:

      I say give him chance and time as I find him ok for a rockie. And seriously I enjoy watching him as a host. Good teamwork with Priscilla Wong.

      There are many actors and actresses who still couldn’t act after many many many years and yet no improvements. Hate to name them here but seriously if TVB thinks those can act well obviously they aren’t deceiving viewers but themselves. I don’t mind watching not so pretty faces but quality acting people. That is why some Mainland Chinese and Korean dramas are doing so well. My time is precious so why should I compromise on low quality drama?

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    9. dave says:

      i personally thought he wasn’t so bad. He was pretty good for a newbie. Why was he targeted? There were plenty of poor performances elsewhere.

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    10. m0m0 says:

      how’s lin xia wei’s acting? didn’t watch the show.

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    11. bbfanny says:

      I can’t finish OL at all so can’t judge him well. The drama was bad.

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    12. luvdwayulie says:

      What? He’s bad? I think he’s better than quite a lot of people!

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    13. Hannahh says:

      only watched 1st ep of OL and didnt continue. I like watching Tony on those travel show that he hosted.

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    14. anneyen says:

      not only Aimee wish that there is a sequel for Outbound Love … even Ruco mentioned at the Genting concert that he hope that there will be a sequel for Outbound Love, and chat with the audience for suggestions of which place in Malaysia to film the sequel … it will be nice if there was a sequel in Malaysia =), except please reduce the screen time of the main actress.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        What sequel? The story is done. The end. If you want sequel in terms of cast, well Ruse Of Engagement is the sequel where Luk Kung Tzi changed career once again and Sik Sik also changed her career.

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        • anneyen replied:

          haha, well Ruco seems to express great enthusiasm at the Genting concert to have a sequel for Outbound Love =P … he mentions alot about Outbound Love at the concert, from “cincai” to “saya cina pada mu” to giving the audience 2 hand fly kiss, to mentioning that he is Malaysian tour guide, to filming a sequel and asking for location suggestion, to singing the ending theme song … the crowd also gave suggestions too like Sabah, Sarawak, Melaka etc … well of course the crowd would have to give a good respond to say “YES” to a sequel to show support =D

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        • Funn Lim replied:

          Very smart move quite simply because Genting is in Malaysia. He was doing his bit and duty to engage and entertain his Malaysian guests, hence the Malay words and suggestions for Outbound Love. Seriously Ruco, 1 Outbound Love is more than enough, unless Sik Sik dies and he gets a new lady love. Unfortunately in TVB world that could be Sik Sik’s long lost twin sister.

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        • anneyen replied:

          haha yah exactly, typical tvb plot … and the long lost twin sister is going to be the same main lead lady, aargh =/ … but if he comes to malaysia again, then it would be eye candy us too, lol =P

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    15. P. Tan says:

      Can someone please inlighten me by giving the Chinese equivqlent to Outbound Love? So many interesting comments have been made re the series that I feel compelled to watch it!

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Sorry, can’t understand what you mean.

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      • star replied:

        It’s called 单恋双城 in Chinese.

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    16. Gary Lau says:

      His acting was good. I watched the show. What’s wrong with the meting. .something bordering them ?

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      • Gary Lau replied:

        His acting was good. I watched the show. What’s wrong with the netizens.?. .something bordering them ?

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