TVB Generation's Leaderboard
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Monday, February 27, 2006
Loving "Under The Canopy of Love"
Under The Canopy of Love: I'm currently watching "UTCOL", and I'm loving it. This series is so romantic & sweet, but still manages to sneak in tons of humor. The entire series was put under a very soft video effect like its glowing from an aurora. The light hearted drama is much deserved. So many good series are out now and its only the beginning of the year, I cant wait until all the grand productions are released. But for now I'm very tempted to blow off everything and watch "UTCOL" for the rest of the day and maybe tommorrow too. Nothing like relaxing & enjoying some good TVB series...
So far the series is unfolding pretty well. Turns out Kevin isn't really rich. I could have sworn his character look like a young tycoon the previews & trailers. Niki & Kevin met each other in the show when they are at a restaraunt and Kevin loses his PDA, and Nikki is holding it for safe keeping. Turns out they knew each other when they were little, and Niki actually had a crush on him and they just havent realized it yet because its been so long. Its a very classic love storyline.
The Cast is impressive I must add. Consisting of Kevin Cheng, Bosco Wong, Niki Chow, Claire Yiu, Charles Szeto, Natalie Tong, Angela Tong (First Apperenace since her Lei Siu Ho role), Mimi Lo (Long Time No See), Vivien Yeo, Johnson Lee, Lily Hong, Ha Yu, Ha Ping, Chong Pui Chi, Lo Weng Han. It's first week rating was good, 30 points, the third series after anniversary to get 30 on its first week. TVB might be crawling out of the slump.
Under The Canopy of Love Themevideo:
~~>*Click Here To Watch*<~~
Very Funny & Amusing Scene:
Priceless: This is one of the funniest scene. Kevin & Bosco were just working out at the gym, and when they are in the saunna, Bosco flex to show how fit he is to Kevin. Bosco performed quite a magic trick when his towel accidently fell off, Now you see it and now you dont or is it the other way around. The look on Kevin's face was absolutely priceless.
I didn't have the software to crop the RVMB Episode, but I found the short TVB Clip at the tvcity website. If want to DL it, Click Here:
Sunday, February 26, 2006
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?
Friday, February 24, 2006
Asia's Collection: "Drawing Inspiration" Cont.
Anne Heung's Male & Female Alter Persona: These poses are depicting one the most famous photo theme in the history of modeling. The male & female reverse role playing is the ultimate transformation trick done in photography. It was done so many times. Anne Heung also added an entry to the category, I also saw Maggie Cheung also doing this trick. One inspiration used as an example was the male & female alter ego done by America's Next Top Model Eva.
*CLICK TO ENLARGE*
Sonjia Kwok & Victoria Secret's Angel Wings: Victoria Secret came out with the theme of using wings on model over six years ago. The wings represented traits possessed by women making them heavenly, lovely, and divine. Sonjia redid her version of the angel wings for Osim. She just looked so stunning with those wings, so lovely with the nature's essence of green.
*CLICK TO ENLARGE*
Thursday, February 23, 2006
"Step Into The Past": Kevin Cheng
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Underneath It All: Hilary Tsui
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Asia's Personal Blog: America's Next Top Model Contestants Cycle 6 Revealed
| Not Really TVB related, but ANTM is about to begin their cycle six. Some of you might have seen ANTM also on jade pearl. If you're interested the picture on your left is all on the new contestants (Click To Enlarge). You might notice there is an asian girl for the first time in like over 3 seasons. And she is from my hometown Tampa FL. There's two pictures of her, for some reason she reminds me of Queenie Chu. She doesnt look that pretty because her teeth is kinda sticking out, but she looks very pretty in the yellow photo being the center of attention. Maybe she'll take way better pictures once the show starts. I must add that she is tall for an asian girl. I will be supporting her. =]|
Full Photo Spread of All The New Contestants:
Gina - 21, translator, Tampa, FL UPN's 'America's Next Top Model, cycle six'Photo: Jim DeYonker
Another Case of Look Alikes: Anne Heung & Mandy Chiang
Monday, February 20, 2006
Bernice Liu's Solo JSG Debut
TVB's JSG show is considered to be the Hong Kong version of MTV's TRL, and we have seen many TVB artistes making their live debut here. Bernice Liu Bik Yee for the first time made her JSG debut last week along with another "Yee", Joey Yung Cho Yee. Her performance was awsome, she must have been practicing alot. Alot of fans were cheering for her and throughout the entire song you can hear fans singing along with her. There was one part where she puts her finger in her ear to adjust the earphones to see if was its intune or not I guess, but it looked so professional when she hit the high right after. She looked like a season pro thats been in the music business for a while now. I guess that this will be very sentimental clip to keep so I uploaded it for everyone to see. Its only her singing though, no Joey, its exactly 1 min 33 sec's.
Just Want To Watch It?: http://app.tvb.com/music/jsg/live/video/e20060216_video4_5415_b.asx
Be The Proud Owner of This Sentimental Clip *New DL Link*:
Saturday, February 18, 2006
"Moments of Love", A Treasure Box of TVB Movie Virgins:
|Short Intro: So I didnt know that Bernice had a movie, but I knew Ron had a movie though. After realizing how slow I was with movies and how TVB artistes are "hidden" inside them, I went on the hunt for more movies. I search around at my local video rental store and found Ron's first movie ever. I also discovered while watching the movie alot other familiar faces from TVB series like 2R's Race Wong (From Heart Of Fencing), Don Li, Deep Ng, Natalie Tong, & Vivien Yeo. This was the first movie for some of them too. I thought this movie was awsome, Ron's acting was great not wooden at all like they said. Vivien Yeo from Into Thin Air took my breath away, she was awsome even with the little acting experiences. Lets dig a little further into this lovely movie I wished I had on Valentines Day, P.S. It took alot hardwork gathering everything for this so hope you all enjoy it:|
*THE LONG MOVIE TRAILER*: mms://video.mov3.com/hug_the_spark.wmv
Cast: Ron Ng, Race Wong, Yan Ng, Hins Cheung, Steven Cheung, Don Li , Deep Ng, Natalie Tong, Macy Chan, Vivian Yeo, Wilfred Lau, Liz Kong...
The Skinny:This movie presents five different teenage love stories that all take place in Mongkok, a novel panorama in Hong Kong city.
Mini Commentary With Larger Plot Summary: Youth romance about five relationships all coming to a head in the overcrowded district of Mongkok. The stories are well-meaning but uneven, as are the actors, some of whom annoy more than charm. Mainly for fans of the stars, or genre completists who miss the Feel 100% heyday. If you must see a similar film from 2005, probably The Unusual Youth would be a better bet.
Ron Ng leads the cast as a marketing peon who engages in a fiery professional/personal spat with colleague Race Wong. Meanwhile, a high school student V (Vivian Yeo) begins to pay too-close attention to her young teacher (Wilfred Lau). Sassy waitress Yuki (Yan Ng) begins getting mysterious text messages, and she thinks they're from a cute guy (Don Li) who's been giving her the eye. Sadly, she spends more time running into geeky guy Ronald (Hins Cheung), who wears pronounced braces and sings karaoke pretty damn well. Sing (Steven Cheung) discovers a suicide note, and looks for the writer to placate his girlfriend Fong (Natalie Tong), but his behavior starts to get a little loony. Finally, loutish Doby has a nasty breakup with his girlfriend Wiz (Macy Chan), which involves him shouting at her despicably. Regretting his outburst, he opens a business where customers pay to express their angry, and sometimes violent feelings towards him.
As youth romances go, Moments of Love has its positives. The occasional rumination on love and youth manages to work, especially in light of the film's disjointed narrative. Some of the actors are decent, if not noteworthy, and director Billy Chung uses his Mongkok location exceptionally well. Though the stories themselves sometimes lack credibility, they do seem to take on more life when set against the teeming masses on the Mongkok streets. Unfortunately, the film also possesses its share of missteps, including mistimed attempts at comedy, sometimes unearned sentiment, and a performance from Deep Ng that should have been reined in via riot police, or at least a good straitjacket. Furthermore, the film is far too cursory (Five stories in only 90 minutes?) to truly affect. There are some moments in Moments of Love, but ultimately they're rather mild ones.
Friday, February 17, 2006
"Step Into The Past": Roger Kwok
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Belated V-Day Special: ~Lovely Love Song~ *UpDaTeD*
|I didn't know so many would like this song. I looked all over the place and found the actual MP3 version from his album. I found two different version of this song. I was excited to find the English version, because now I actually understand the lyrics. I also found a funny remake by the "Dormitory Boys". Enjoy!|
First Version: Wilber Pan - Bu De Bu Ai (Have To Love) *Mandarin Version*
New Download Line: http://www.sendspace.com/file/o7avcu
Second Version: Free Style-Y (Please Tell Me Why) *English Version / Korean Freestyle*
New Download Line:http://www.sendspace.com/file/434kra
Funny Humour Version: The Dormitory Boys' version of this song. Its funny too see them do role playing as the Wilber and the female artist in the MV. Check it out.