Return of the Underdog Heroes:
A Story of Triumph, Hardship, but Never Regret... Its a "dog eat dog world", but the underdogs will always prevail.
Joyce Tang has definitely tasted almost all the flavors in her career span. She endured through tough times, and been through times of glory. She is definitely one of the most beautiful TVB actress, but we will find in life looks aren't everything. I personally took notice of Joyce when starred in Armed Reaction I & II. Joyce fought alongside TVB fa dan Esther Kwan, which brought success to the series and gave birth to the future sequels. Her breakthrough was when she took on the plot twist in AR II of being an undercover agent raped. The performance was so powerful, and the story was so great TVB decided make another sequel. AR III this time was missing Esther Kwan so Ada Choi was to fill in for her. In the beginning of filming many were saying Joyce will step up and play lead female since she has been with the series for so long. However, when filming was finished she revealed that it was an equal lead, and later when it aired Joyce was played off as the second female lead. AR 4 was even worse when TVB had so little faith in her that they had to import in Yoyo Mung. To be blunt, Joyce was the third lead and not equal to Yoyo, which equals a supporting role.
Marco Ngai-"One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure"
Marco Ngai is brilliant actor with so much experience. He can only be described as TVB's Trash and Mainland's Treasure. He was consider one of the 90's biggest and hottest actors, but times have changed. The majority of fans these days are at a younger age and won't find him as appealing anymore. Marco is greatly talented and skilled not only acting. Marco had alot martial arts experience perfect for Wuxia type series. Often time people do realized that because he does a very built body since she has practicing it since she he was very young. However TVB doesn't do as much martial art series as 90's anymore to cast him, plus those leading roles would be saved for up and coming actors. Marco like his girlfriend Joyce was also in the AR series, and pretty much got the same treatment when Frankie Lam was imported in the fourth installment.
Marco is best remembered for his role in the classic Return of Condor Hero alongside Ekin Cheng. In contrast Ekin is now one of HK biggest star in both TV and Movies not to mention Music, and Marco is still in the same place if not worse. The best depiction of how he was under-appreciated by TVB was the role given to him in To Catch The Uncatchable. He had the sloppiest role, and it was borderline character acting. Somehow, Marco did the role justice and was completely in character bringing the role to a whole other level. Marco gave one of his best performances as one of best villain in TVB history in Split Second. However, the grand production was one of the lowest rated series of the year so TVB basicly shelved him to the side and ignored his breakthrough performance. The Prince's Shadow was pretty much the same deal, fair ratings so it basicly left him in the same position. Marco decided to leave TVB for halfway through last year to film in Mainland. The press had it that Marco is a hot favorite to many Mainland directors, even introducing Joyce to them with hopes to brighten both careers. Marco has return to film in the new CIB series with Bowie Lam, and Maggie Siu which girlfriend Joyce was originally plan to be one of the leads. Marco is definitely not any lead, considering Wong Hei and Bowie Lam are both in contender. Marco has come back, but will this underdog bite back?