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  • adj. weird.

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    Want an english guide on what's going on in Born Rich?? Visit TkN's exquisite Born Rich site for all the information. It's got translations to the theme song and sub song. Dont forget to listen to her podcast! It's an insight on the grand production! Fellow Born Rich -lovers, be sure to pay a visit!

    An extremely well written fanfiction by Waking Dreams titled, "Broken Masks". The story features Bernice Liu, Charmaine Sheh, Myolie Wu, Julian Cheung, Raymond Lam, Bosco Wong and many other minor characters. With thrilling ideas and constant mysteries, Waking Dreams keeps us reading chapter after chapter. Despite being incomplete, it is definitely worth beginning and commenting on! Be sure to give this story a try.

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    Wednesday, January 30, 2008

    Finally, my exams are over and after trying to renovate this blog a bit, I guess I’m fine with it for now.
    I really want someone to help me make a template cause the ones from blogger doesn’t work for me. Anyways I made my own banner again this time..using my pro-paint skills :D. I cleaned up a bit of the side bar so we could navigate through our feautures. I’m still not satisfied with this layout really since I want to make it look more creative and fun…but back when I was learning to do web stuff the popular thing was HTML and I only know how to use that…=P I tried editing the stuff…but then I didn’t even know what was going on…sometimes it said RSS sometimes XTML….eh it got confusing. Anywyas I’m finally back and now that I’m done doing a fixer-up I am going to write my War of In-Laws 2 Review now..which I have to say I enjoyed the series a lot!

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    Monday, January 28, 2008

    Still not back yet.....but for now...lookie they finally have costume fitting!!! Credits to lavinlo for uploading!

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    Tuesday, January 8, 2008

    I'm pretty sure I'm not the only person who gets the the head turning from TVB. But even if you dont, I'll explain what TVB does to me...


    Remember War of In- Laws 2 and how disappointed I was by their trailer and themesong? Remember how I bet Best Selling Secrets is the lowest sitcom TVB has ever made? Remember when you go to a blog and when we discuss about dramas we would watch and I'd list a whole bunch i.e The Price of Greed, On the First Beat, The Family Link, The Brink of Law and Devil's Disciple?

    Anyways I found out that I alwasy ended up watching them eventually and then I'm sucked into TVB's world!

    I dont know what it is, could it be that TVB wants their viewers to not have such high hopes of certain series that they make really unappealing trailers so that when people actually watch the series they're blown away? Cause that's what happened to me. I wasn't interested at all by the idea or the trailer but some how everytime I get a break and I end up watching all of them!

    The next thing you know, I'm done the series and realize hwo wrong I was...with a few exceptions ofcourse i.e Devil's Disciple = WORST SERIES EVER!!!!

    Oh an remember how I complained War of In Laws 2 themesong wasn't good and how I complained it "sucked" ? Guess what song was stuck in my head all day...well except for now? I've literally taken a second look for everything about War of In Laws 2!

    So it makes me wonder...
    ...does TVB like to give their series they feel less comfortable with a horrible trailer, lack in promotion or bad music videos so that viewers wont have such higher expectations?

    ...is it just the magic of TVB? Their series are just too well scripted no matter how lame the idea is?

    ...is it the magic of American Series? I mean WOIL 2 is a remake of Devil Wears Prada...Family Link was supposedly made from Desperate Housewives

    ... or am I just too in love with TVB?

    *Side Note: My exams are coming up at the end of the month so I got to do lots of studying...so for now I'm not going to be able to do posting uncle probably February :D I hope I dont lose my readers!

    By the way, which size font do people like?

    This?

    This?

    Oooh, and when I was bored I decided to play around with the TVB 2008 calendars, but as you can see it's really horrible since I dont have photoshop and only paint. =P Since it's January I'll only post up January:


    Yea, I had to cover up the site I got it from but I lack in the tools :P

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    Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Best Child Star:
    Jacky Jai Wong in Fathers & Sons, Family Link
    Lawrence Ng in Ultimate Crime Fighter
    劉靖琳as Fong Fong in Family Link
    陳濼錚 as Little Girl 'B' aka B Lui in Family Link
    羅芷晴 as Pui Pui in Fathers and Sons

    Jacky won as usual just like Jenny Shin would back when she was young and acting. Could it be that we didn’t see the other kids as often or was it just because Jacky was cuteR? Between Jacky and Lawrence Ng though, Jacky wins with his cute face and witty roles! Jacky’s acting was strongest for me this year was in Fathers and Sons as Bobby’s son. He was cute yet he liked acting mature in the beginning which made me laugh. The only down side to his acting at the moment is his crying scenes. He’s got to work on it a bit because he still doing the face scrunching thing and sounds.



    Saddest Death Scenes:
    Louise Lee in Heart of Greed
    Ha Yu in Heart of Greed
    Raymond Lam in Heart of Greed
    Leila Tong in Phoenix Rising

    All of them had teary moments but Louise Lee has majority of the votes in her favour. Louis Lee’s Dai Kei in HOG was a strong, understanding mother. We loved her from the start and we saw all the trouble she went through just to keep the family together. She wasn’t super women where everything that hits her would bounce off and she had her moments where she just had to leave or break down. Her role was easy to understand by everyone which made us even more involved with her character. We see her do so much for her kids and even the ones who she didn’t give birth to. She fainted and had a relapse and we all knew she was falling ill. But we just weren’t sure when she’d say good bye. She’d have the moments where she’s pale, saying good bye, fainting but she’d wake up. And the story gives us all hope when she finally is given permission to leave the hospital, it then builds up with people thanking her for being understanding, saving her son’s marriage and getting rid of the wicked 2nd wife. Yet she ends up fainting again, and this time she says her final good byes and the scenes are focused on everyon’s reaction to her final words. Taking in everything she has left to teach every one of them – especially to her new daughter in-law, Tavia. As we watch, we too are crying. Dai Kei has left a mark in everyone of us viewers that it seems like she was family and she was leaving us too.
    Wendy says Without a doubt, the saddest scene was when Dai Kai died. I weeped my eyes out. Lee Sze Kei played the role of a dying woman with her last wishes was excellent, but the credit goes not to her alone, but to everyone who was in the hospital room at that time. It was the way she clasped everyone hands, and bid them their final goodbyes; that for me was what made it the saddest. On her death bed, she wanted to be able to say goodbye to each and every one of them - it was poignant, touching and very very sad.



    Most Shocking Death Scene
    Leila Tong in Phoenix Rising
    Raymond Lam in Heart of Greed
    Gigi Lai in Ultimate Crime Fighter
    Ha Yu in Brink of Law

    Leila wins with her role in Phoenix Rising. A lot of cicumstances built around her made it shocking. The fact that she was Louisa’s sister. The fact that she was a good person. The fact that when she finally did want to be with her lover, she couldn’t because she was killed and her lover believed that Leila will never accept him. All of that builds up the shock to make her death become so surprising.
    Wendy Says I'm gonna have to go with Leila again. Again, the way in which she was killed was a real shocker in itself because of how cruel the act was. And at the same time, I totally didn't see that coming. I had idealistic hopes that she would finally give poor Jack Wu a chance and sail off happily into the sunset with him, but unfortunately, that didn't happen. Big shock for me.



    Most Disappointed Series
    Brink of Law
    L
    ife Art
    Devil Disciple
    Steps
    Heavenly In Laws


    Ha! Pretty much all of these series would win since each of the voters had different opinions.
    Wendy says I really hate to do this, because I'd anticipated this series for so long because it had both Bernice and Bosco in it and you might probably know how much I like them both. Also, the focus was on the young cast; I was hoping it would be a repeat of TOB, which was such a success and used the same format. However, it just fell flat on its face. It was ridiculous and contrived - the script couldn't decide if it wanted to be a wuxia series or a cartoon. There was a saving grace in the form of Sharon Chan and her love story with Kevin Cheng, but everything else was just so-so. It was good for a few laughs, but at the end of the day, with the stupidest ending possible, it felt like I had wasted 20 episodes of my time. Maybe it was because I had high expectations or because the ending was pure crap, but for me, the most disappointing series of 2007.
    Flor.a says Although I enjoyed Steps the way it was, and I swear I'm gonna be the only one choosing Steps to be in the category, I was still disapointed because Bernice seemed like an angel and was too goody-two-shoes, whereas when they said they were going to make Fala an evil villian, she had so much to carry at a young age and didn't mean to be bad. Overall I think the characters weren't written well to cause me to be disapointed in the series. And I can't think of anything else I watched.

    Most Surprising Series:
    Drive of Life
    Best Bet
    Brink of Law
    Phoenix Rising


    Now, I’m not sure if people understood what I meant by surprising series, but I’d blame myself again for not making myself clear. But either way they either chose they series because it surprised them for being so good or because it surprised them a lot. The Brink of Law wins “Most Surprising Series” for whichever reason.
    Wendy says I didn't watch this series till much later on after it had ended and by that time, I'd heard all about its negative reviews and low ratings. I didn't even enjoy the first couple of episodes. But I usually never stop watching a TVB series I've started, so I kept on going, and I was very pleasantly surprised. There were surprising twists and turns in the plot that kept me wanting more. Granted, it was not as fast-paced as say Heart of Greed or Brink of Law, but it was very interesting to me in the very least. I loved watching the plot unfold around Damian Lau and how he handled it all, I loved all the meaning there was in the series, and I loved how the script actually allowed the characters to develop and mature as people and not just be cardboard characters. This was my surprise series of the year.
    Flor.a says I didn't even give Phoenix Rising any attention until I read reveiws and I decided to watch it, and it captivated from there to finish the story.


    Most Refreshing Series (topic use is new)
    Life’s Art _ Art
    Steps _ Dancing
    The Drive of Life_Cars

    Steps wins for it’s refreshing topic on Dancing. Some of you may think it isn’t since A Recipe for The Heart was about cooking AND dancing but Recipe was more on cooking while Steps was more on dancing. I guess a lot of us are into fancy dancing…like me XD. When I heard about this series, my MAIN purpose was to see some dancing which there were.
    Wendy says I don't know if there has ever been a series that has focused so much on dancing before, but to me, this is the most refreshing theme. There was a nice mix of ballroom and latin dance, and it made for a very nice storyline and very nice dance sequences and shots in the series. Everything else in the series fitted the romantic theme nicely too, from the costumes, to the love stories, right down to the lovely music and the colouring of the scenes.




    Favourite Theme Song
    Steps
    Best Bet
    Phoenix Rising
    The Drive of Life
    Heart of Greed

    To tell you the truth, I can make a final decision for this topic because majority of my voters gave me their two choices. I too had two choices ( Drive of Life vs Heart of Greed) and couldn’t decided between the two.
    Wendy says Bernice's So In Love With You for Steps. It's fun, latin-flavoured and just gives off a very breezy, in-love feel. It's so fitting for Steps, and the lyrics are perfect for the story between Steven and her. Plus, Bernice's voice sounds pleasantly sweet with the music.
    Flor.a says I can't decide between Drive of Life or Phoenix Rising

    Most Thrilling Series:
    Heart of Greed
    Phoenix Rising
    The Ultimate Crime Fighter
    On The First Beat
    Brink of Law

    Phoenix wins for its evil main characters and the constants twists and surprising deaths!





    Series You Are Most Likely to Watch Again
    Heart of Greed
    Steps
    Phoenix Rising

    It’s a tie between HOG and Phoenix Rising. Both are well developed series with attention grabbing scenes and chair grasping climaxes. It’s hard to explain but both series had lots of nominations in inlovewithtvb’s yearend poll.

    Wendy says Definitely without a doubt, Heart of Greed. I've already watched it twice, and now I'm watching it again with two different people separately. And I just can't get tired of it. It's easy watching in certain parts, yet at the same time so meaningful and so gripping. It's a good mix of drama, comedy and family and I just can't get enough of it. Furthermore, it's the mix of cast and characters which I absolutely love. The casting is brilliant and I really cannot imagine anyone else playing any other role, which is why I'm so wary about a sequel.

    Flor.a says I would watch episodes 40+ in DOL again, but I guess it doesn't count.
    I would watch all 40 episodes of HOG again, minus all the stupid SJS and Alfred argument parts, and half the series is full of that stupidity so I guess not.
    I would watch Phoenix Rising again as a whole. Probably except for the parts that scared the crap outta me.

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    Atlast, I've finally finished part of my 2007 year end review! After getting votes from a few selected affiliates and TVB fans, I've finally gotten my results. BUT just so that it doesn't make people think I was acting snobby and not letting other people vote it's just that I didnt have enough space to make so many polls and some of the selected few never replied me when I asked :P. Anyways, here is inlovewithTVB's
    2007 Yearend Review
    Author's Note: The bolded nominees are the ones that were actually voted in favour of. As well, videos in this post aren't uploaded by me, so please if you use them, do give credit to the original uploader. Thank You.
    Biggest Villain (hands-on killing)
    Louisa So in Phoenix Rising
    Joe Ma in Drive of Life
    Kevin Cheng in Ultimate Crime Fighter
    Wai Ka Hung in On the First Beat
    Evil Master in Devil’s Disciple
    As big of a jerk Kevin was in TUCF and killed his loved ones and those whole blew his cover, Louisa So’s role in Phoenix Rising wins the title of “ The Biggest Villain of 2007” with majority of the votes in her favour.Let’s take a look at who she’s killed:
    ·Her mother
    · Krystals’ Foster mother
    ·Ben’s Father
    · Leila
    · Her father
    Basically, anybody who gets in her way, she’ll get rid of them physically – even if they’re family.

    Wendy @ aglazeovertvb says: For me, Louisa's character was most definitely the biggest villain. It wasn't only the way she killed, although the way in itself was violent and cruel in itself. It was also who she killed - her birth sister. Louisa's character, Pui Wu, set out from the very beginning to trap So Fei. It was planned, obviously thought-out beforehand and executed cold-bloodedly. She lured her sister to the abandoned warehouse and bashed her to death with a spade, and as if that wasn't enough, nailed her shut into a crate. It was one of the most memorable killing scenes in TVB for me, and what made it even more poignant was the way they intertwined that scene with Jack Wu's character leaving and thinking that she didn't come for him, when in actual fact, she had. That, and the way she was found, with the marble made the whole scene very memorable for me.

    Best Parent-Son Chemistry
    Louise Lee & Moses Chan in Heart of Greed
    Ha Yu & Moses Chan in Heart of Greed

    Esther Kwan & Vin Choi in Best Selling Secrets
    Ha Yu & Wong Hei & Bobby Au Yeung in Fathers & Sons
    Ha Yu & Steven Ma in The Brink of Law

    This was a hard one because both chemistries were just so well developed and expressed, which is why I call it a tie. Firstly, the relationship between Louise & Moses’s Dai Kei & Dut Dut Dei. Even though they aren’t actual mother and son but they continued to treat it as if they were. Dai Kei was willing to guide and forgive Dut Dut Dei while Dut Dut Dei was always there to Dai Kei watch over the family and truly understand what Dai Kei needs. The scene that best describes their chemistry, I would say was when Dai Kei was in the hospital and Dut Dut Dei was being yelled at for telling her the events that was happening at home.

    Ha Yu & Moses’s Dai Bao and Sai Bao ( Dut Dut Dei) was less touching between the two but there were more scenes expressing their relationship. We always see them laughing together and have resembling personalities. As well, whenever Dai Bao had a problem, he’d turn to Sai Bao and Sai Bao would always help.

    Wendy says : think Heart of Greed takes the cake for having the best family/parent-son relationships. I thought long and hard whether it would be dad-son, or mom-son, and in the end, Ha Yu and Moses won. Whether they were having fun together with their signature laughter or disagreeing with each other over marrying Susanna Kwan, there was no denying the consistent comfort they had with each other. They worked extremely well as the playful father and son throughout the entire series, but also generated so much angst when they were fighting and yelling at each other. Even then, despite all the ribbing and jokes and fights, you could truly see the respect and love for each other. Great work by the both of them.

    Best Storyline
    Heart of Greed
    Phoenix Rising
    The Drive of Life

    The Ultimate Crime Fighter
    The Brink of Law

    Heart of Greed once again wins with majority of the vote. Heart of Greed’s popularity was shown during the period it was airing and after it was airing. It became the topic during dinner conversations, it was the targetted cast for commercial use, it was on people’s playlist of Must Watches it was so popular that it reached pretty much everywhere.

    ·Concerts: JSG – an entire show was dedicated to Heart of Greed, Susanna Kwan’s Concert , Heart of Greed Banquet
    ·Awards / Nomination : Pretty much most of the cast was nominated for an award, Best Drama, Susanna Kwan’s “Speechless” for HOG has received numerous awards
    ·Commercials : A lot of the cast has received more offers to promote their products from advertisters and in recent news, part of the cast is listed as top earners due to their earnings from advertising
    · Media: they were on magazine covers, becoming magazine stories i.e Tavia’s Bad Girl Image, Tong Family’s 4 children, they were on billboard ads, they were constantly on shows like Scoop, cooking shows, Stephen Chen’s Be My Guest etc.
    ·News of having a sequel arrived within less than a year! It was so popular, TVB knew they had to make a sequel!
    Most Refreshing Pair:
    Charmaine Sheh & Jordan Chen in Word Twister’s Adventure
    Angela Tong & Bobby Au Yeung & Toby Leung in Marriage of Inconvenience
    Christine Ng & Alex Fong & Tavia Yeung in Building Blocks of Life
    Bernice Liu & Sunny Chan in Slicing of the Demon
    Jessica Hsuan & Joe Ma in The Drive of Life

    As refreshing as Bernice& Sunny or Tavia, Christine & Alex may be, it couldn’t compare to the freshness of Joe & Jessica but I blame myself. Why? It turns out on a real poll, Joe and Jessica would be disqualified because this wasn’t their first time cooperating. And I didn’t realize that until I started writing this post after votes were in.

    Flor.a says It may have been their storyline that this pair has captivated my attention, and although they've paired before I gave them my full attention although the overall plot of DOL wasn't that popular.


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    Tuesday, January 1, 2008

    Wars of In-Laws 2 - 野蠻奶奶大戰戈師奶


    Video Credits to teddieburrTVB

    Producer: Nelson Cheung Kin Man ( not original Producer)

    Episodes: 20

    To be released January 2nd, 2008

    Cast: Liza Wang

    Myolie Wu

    Bosco Wong

    Benz Hui

    Joyce Tang

    Derek Kwok

    Vivien Yeo

    Nancy Wu

    Description:

    Magazine editor-in-chief KWO PIK (Liza Wang) will never save face for her superiors, nor will she come to the defense of her subordinates. She shows no mercy to her enemies and does everything she can to keep her son KWO TAK (Bosco Wong) under her thumb. She is an iron lady who can't afford to lose anything. As she is still full of confidence that she can determine her son's future life, a plain, geeky-looking girl named CHOW LAI-MAN (Myolie Wu) has already managed to become the wife of TAK. Later MAN resigns from the police force and chooses to work as a magazine journalist, thus leading to even more conflicts between her and PIK.Not long after, PIK is dragged into a scandal and gets framed by her assistant KO PO-PO (Joyce Tang), which causes her to lose her place all of a sudden. Facing a dramatic career slump and her deteriorating relationship with her son and daughter-in-law, PIK moves to the outlying islands on her own. There she meets a new man in her life, the knowledgeable and talented BUT PING-FAN (Benz Hung) who was once a convict. From FAN, PIK has learnt how to reflect on herself and let go of the past. As everything seems to be going fine, MAN discovers that there is a conspiracy going on and that the magazine she is working for is in danger of falling apart.

    Info Credits to Golf @ AsianEU

    My Personal Thoughts
    As much as the series is suppose to be a replica from Devil Wears Prada, I have a feeling it wouldn't do so well like any other American remade series of TVB's. Perhaps it could be the different producer but after watching the music video and trailer, I'm just not grasped in to it. I feel it's cheesy and the way they promote it looks bad. If anyone wants me to provide the video for their trailers, let me know and you'll see why. I understand they are fashion designers and want to be...modern and classy but their english sounds so...off! It's like how we feel when we hear english born celebs i.e Bernice or Fala speak Chinese... it just bugs me when I hear it.
    Secondly, the themesong I dont find it catchy enough or just doesnt seem to match the series. It seems like a tune for Life Made Simple or one of those cheery series. This series is cheery with the comedy but I feel the original WOIL's themesong sounded better.

    I'm still deciding whether or not to watch this series. Perhaps anyone who is can give me some idea and opinions on the series. On the side note, I really hope TVB doesn't plan on having Liza win a Best Actress award again for her barbaric role ( like Roger Kwok for his Ah Wong's Role for Life Made Simple. I dont get it, Ah Wong was still Ah Wong...) but then again, there's so many bigger series coming up for the year 2008...chances of her winnning are lower with Gem made up of many great actresses.

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