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Seesaw seesaw by the Seas of Revenge...In life there are always times when you go up up up and times when you go down, down, down. Imagine you are at a medium level, heading downwards, would you try to hold onto something? Would you continue at your best and hope you can at least stay at that level? If opportunity came, but you don’t know if it’ll go straight up…or straight down, would you take it? What happens if it gives you the chance to push down the one who pushed you down? Would you do it? This new feature article is about the actors who have been pushed down and who turned around and got revenge…
Of course, that description of the article was only to grab your attention…whether or not they physically did this for revenge…well it is still unknown. As well…some words may sound harsh but were only written in effect and not to offend the idols themselves.
The Rivalry between Bernice Liu and Linda Chung The History:
Back in 2001, after winning the Miss Chinese International, Bernice Liu was invited to become part of TVB. Her first series was Virtues of Harmony, a sitcom that was so well received; producers kept adding storylines and eventually produced a sequel. The original Virtues of Harmony was so well liked by the audience that the many minor actors in the series became known. Bernice’s first role became an automatic launch to fame and everyone called her Princess. Then along came Virtues of Harmony II and the success continued but part way into the show, Bernice had no choice but to leave. The big brother in the series and her male co-star, Frankie Lam was leaving Virtues of Harmony. With the public so use to seeing them as a pairing, it was difficult for TVB to continue the plot with just one of them. Thus Bernice was written off. But Virtues of Harmony was still looking for a young and fresh couple so they decided to look into the Miss Chinese International again. And in 2004, they took the winner of Miss Chinese International, Linda Chung and paired her up with Steven Man. TVB hoped they were able to replace the original pairings but they were wrong. Linda became the target for the negative comments and felt her acting was horrible. Many felt that Linda was trying to replace Bernice (only in the story) and gave all their support to Bernice. Linda who was a happy Miss Chinese International winner was sucked into a few years of hatred. Anti fans grew fast…Linda was truly pushed down...
The Counter- Attack?
Although the audience didnt give her a chance, TVB sure did. In 2006, Linda was given the role that win many hearts with her cute image as Ding Ding in the hit series, Forensic Heroes. Linda gained many new fans and neutralized some of the hatred but it wasn’t until 2007’s hit series did Linda truly shoot back up. Her character Seung Joi Sum became well known by the audience. Everyone watched her pitiful story in the triangle relationship where she was betrayed by her best friend. They watched as Seung Joi Sum grow up into the lawyer who fought the difficult battle for the Tong Family against the foolish Wong Sau Kam. Lastly, they watched the cute and sad moments between her and Dut Dut Dei.
Linda Chung was one of the five finalists in 2007’s TVB Anniversary for Best Female Actress. She had obtained female actress quality before Bernice (who hasn’t been in the final five for best actress yet). Although Linda didn’t win, but she had gained the hearts of many people. In the year 2008, she became part of the grand productions of TVB and even took part in movies. She was close to being the winner of the best newcomer but lost to Kate instead. Linda also became known for her singing and entered the music industry. Her debut album is soon to be released and is taking part in a concert in August. Not only did Linda shoot higher in acting but as well in singing.
After Bernice left Virtues of Harmony, she became quite successful in other series and everyone rooted for her in 2005 for her role in Into Thin Air/ Love Bond. Sadly she lost out to Nikki Chow. Her fame began to slowly descend though because many began to criticize her acting in series such as Devil’s Disciple and the Brink of Law. She was levered back up for while in 2007 for her role in Steps. She was a hot favorite for most improved actress but people felt Kate deserved it more. Of course, not receiving an award isn’t a big deal but it is a guarantee to better series. Bernice continued on with Wasabi Mon Amour but that didn’t turn out so great. Her other series were warehoused and now she has been seen acting as cameos in Best Selling Secrets and When A Dog Loves a Cat. Her next role is in Ren Jia which will hopefully leverage her back up. She is still doing fine though because she is a #1 choice for advertisements and she still has more fans.
Both actress were linked into this seesaw from the time they acted in Virtues of Harmony. One replaced the other but the other had marked its spot. Like a seesaw, when one goes down the other goes up.
Who would you root for?
The original princess that just doesn't get enough chances? Or the poor Seung Joi Sum who suffered from the princess' fame and has just recently climbed up her opportunities?
Labels: Bernice Liu, Linda Chung, Seesaw, TVB
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Moonlight Resonance - Ah Ka changes.... Auntie Sa is a wolf!
This episode was light-hearted but still not too bad to watch..not much drama...more evil scheming done by Ah Hung (Michelle Yim)...more romance than usual focused between Linda and Ray.... a bit more humour and it was warm to see Jo Ba (Ha Yu) with his other family whom he has more fun with :D
Ah Ka is fired...
It turns out Ah Ka's boss (Astrid Chan) really doesn't like Ah Ka's work ethics and has actually been bribed by Ah hung all along. And Ah Ka had though that she (the boss) was secretly in love with him...and to save his position he gave her a kiss!!
This mini plot was pretty humourous because Ah Yuet who was working with him was really frustrated with Ah Ka. She was like "wHAT THE HELL?? YOu're so cheap!!!" Anyways after Ah Ka was fired, she reminded him of the situation and bit him real hard! Ah Yuet and Ah Ka seems like they'll be having a more comedic romance..which im fine with :D
Ah Ho's Love
Ah Ho turns out to have a really sad love relationship and they broke up because Ah Ho loved his family too much. Ting Ting (Tracy Yip) wanted someone who could fully love him. Anyways just when Ah Chao (Linda) thought that Ah Ho liked her she finds out he and Ting Ting got back together. Ah Ho decided to show Ting Ting to the family and it brought Jo Ba back into the warmth of the family :D
Sadly...Ting Ting turns out to have had another boyfriend before meeting with Ah Ho again and realized she still couldn't handle the fact that Ah Ho cared alot about his family. Ah Chao happened to be there and saw everything from a distance. When Ah Ho went back with Ah Chao shortly after he told the family. They were all very supportive and everyone rushed to give Ah Ho a kiss. Grandpa & Jo Ba are SOO funny..
But not as FUNNY as Auntie Sa (Susanna Kwan)..ROFL...she wanted to kiss Ah Ho so badly...
So they played a game they use to play as a family..its like spin the bottle but musical chair style with people moving... and Ah Ho at first ended with Auntie Sa
ROFL...Auntie Sa was like DROOLING..she's been waiting for that kiss for so long. LOL..but in the end Ah Ho's like " no no..not fair...i had a muscle spasm..." so Auntie Sa was really angry...lol..but the game restarted..and in the end Ah Chao kissed Ah Ho instead.
Labels: 2008, Ha Yu, In Love With TVB, Moonlight Renosance, Moses Chan, Raymond Lam, Susanna Kwan, Tavia Yeung
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008
My Thoughts on Moonlight Resonance so far...
I have to say, I'm incredibly surprised in how much I'm enjoying it. It seems like I like it more than the original, Heart of Greed. I guess it could be the fact that there is A LOT less romance...SO FAR.. I guess I'm just not the romantic type..or I just dont like to watch two people start relationships....so yea Moonlight goes easy with the relationships. Not much focus on couples yet.
What I like So Far
The constantly new and refreshing details to the stories in every episode! It's absolutely incredible how every chapter seems to reveal new information or has new drama to it. But it contines to flow so perfectly...
It never fails to make me bawl out and wet my face with tears AND Keep me staring at the screen for a very very long time.
The climax to the end of each episode is terrific. I never feel that the song doesnt suit the ending to the episode..I remember one time watching Heart and I believe Susanna was angry that she had nothing in the family and refused to go home. By the end of the episode she made up with Louise and Louise made a promise to her and Susanna was about to say some thing "Ah jie..." (it was deleted scene) and BOOM the theme song blasted out. I was like "Wha?" it was kind of random since the music was dramatic but the scene wasnt even ended yet. Anyways Moonlight hasnt failed to have the satisfying ending that matches soo well with the ending music.
I love Hor Ma's side of the family, i.e the grandpa, Ah Yuet, Ah Ho and Ah Hing AND Auntie Sa AND the housewives that learn from the shop and Nin Zi Yung (Wayne Lai) and technically Ah Ka. Pretty much the story is revolved around this side of the family since Lee Si Kei & Susanna are female leads and thus the people around them would be highly involved which I like. i LOVE how the family well bsides Susanna always comes together to help each other...i.e when Fala had to do the delivery thing..or Tavia being unable to face the family (ep. 5 >>really touching episode!!!) But the bad guys from the other side of the family do add to the story :D
My New Thoughts on Characters
Joe Ba (Ha Yu) isn't as bad as I thought...well yea he's still a jerk and stuff but I'm glad he still has a a sense of conscience in him that I saw in Episode 8. He still believes that the rich life is considered happiness but I'm glad that he realized some of his actoins were wrong and saw what Ah Hung did.
The grandma isn't as bad either (Lee Heung Kam)...see she has pity and she isn't a complete B*TCH. I think after she realized what really happened to her son she started to be nicer to Lee Si Kei. She is still b*tchy cause she keeps thinking Lee Si Kei is trying to win Ha Yu back but I think through her eyes..she kind of pities Lee Si Kei after she hears what has been happening.
Both characters I would say were blinded by Michelle Yim's Ah Hung like Lee Si Kei's Hor Ma had said in episode 8.
Auntie Sa ....kind of cute...I mean she has a young heart but she really does anger people since she’s very ….hard to explain her personality on the spot...but her interactions with the kids are hilarious...
omg and just recently her ineractions with Wayne are funny..I have a feeling she's going to have a triangle relationship with Wayne and Louis Yuen
Characters Im Looking Forward to See
The kids from the rich side i.e Ah Yuen and Ah Zhong..they havent had much to say yet. In the descriptions it looks like Ah Yuen will be supporting Michelle Yim but he's been in the many scnes where Michelle Yim is obviously evil...I wonder if he knows yet....Ah Zhong hasnt said much yet but Lee Si Kei has revealed his sad story and IN pictures he seems to have joined Lee Si Kei..so I wonder how that works.
Linda's Ah Chao hasnt had much yet either..at TVB Musings they say she is suppose to be female lead for younger generation..but she hasnt been involved really..even her spot light in ep.6 was dimmed since ray's character forgave her easily. but after watching ep.8 where linda realizes what her mother does....im sure theres more for the character now
Kate Tsui... where are you??!! SHE looks pretty in the song :D...
Anyways...I'm done for now...SOO MUCH excitement in this series.
Labels: 2008, Fala Chen, Lee Si Kei, Moonlight Renosance, Raymond Lam, Review, Susanna Kwan, Tavia Yeung, TVB, Wayne Lai
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