War & Beauty Vs. Heart of Greed
In The Past Few Years I would say the two Most Critically Acclaimed Dramas are War and Beauty & Heart of Greed. So which is better? I'm not even going to beat around the bushes, I personally think War & Beauty is alot better. The Script for War & Beauty is very solid and very well written while Heart of Greed to me goes through some dragging effect due to some un-needed dialogues and of course the 90 billion scenes of Linda and Raymond bickering & fighting. I was on the edge of my seat watching War & Beauty through out the entire series. On the other hand, Heart of Greed has parts where it gets sketchy like in the beginning 10 episodes which was basically "zzzzZZZZ....". The characters in WAB are more well developed while HOG's characters seem to stop short in terms of them being believable.
The Storyline in WAB stick to together like glue, while HOG has its occasional plot holes. Like when Linda first was interviewing for the job at Raymond's office and she see a picture of him and girl with a baby. She thinks he's married but turns out she's his sister. Then why wasn't she included in all his flash backs dealing with his family troubles? She looks like she's about maybe 5 years older than Ray so you can say she's like off at college, the family doesn't seem like the have the money to send her anywhere. When Raymond's character [Spoilers-Highlight]: died in a car accident Linda told the Doctor & the Cops he has no other family members. I was like WTH? This was brought up in several forums, so much for a "great script"...
I think The Cast basically amounts to the same Star Power. HOG just looks like its so big because they stuff the poster with almost everyone in the cast. By the way, why is Bosco infront of Raymond, Linda, Susanna Kwan, or even Lee Si Kei, Ha Yu, or Michelle Yim? His role was smaller than them and had less screentime. If they could WAB could have added more artistes to the poster like Jade Leung, Kenny Wong, Rebecca Chan, etc.
Reading This you can probably see that I favor WAB alot more just simply because I feel its an Absolutely Spectacular series, while my feeling towards HOG is that its a good series, very enjoyable but its not like "OMG, its the GREATEST SERIES EVER!" like people say. The ending seem like they went easy on it in preparation for a Happily Ever After ending, I didn't buy it nor did I liked it, at all.