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View FILMART 2014 - Part 1
***btw I'm listing the videos randomly, not in sync with the days that they were released at the event.
Remake of the classic 1981 version. Each pair gets a separate storyline. Eliza plays two roles, 'Lei Yu Ching' and a rich girl who both pursues a poor scholar played by Bosco; Wayne and Sonjia are a married couple; Wayne plays a nice scholar who is an animal lover, and the other role he's married to Sonija, but has many extramarital affairs; Sonija plays two roles, one as Wayne's wife and the other is a prostitute; Kristal and Raymond Wong are a pair. Kristal plays two roles, one as the sister and one as the brother -- she will be dressed as a woman, man, woman disguised as man and man disguised as woman; Raymond plays two roles -- a scholar that lost his memory, has a romance with the sister played by Kristal and the other is a royal prince, has a "male romantic" relationship with the brother also played by Kristal; Joyce Koi plays the Goddess of Mercy.
Interest Rate: 10/10 (yah...I know!!!)
While I was watching, the background music (starting at 40 secs) hit me and made everything feel so nostaligic! It's been forever since tvb created a mythical series and it is my favourite genre!!!! The make up and costumes so far looks alright, especially Eliza Sum's but excluding Katy Kung's green costume. While Eliza is adorable onscreen, I wonder if Katy would be better for the role? I think Katy is quite underrated.
The fact that it's ONLY 20 eps aches my heart cause I wanna see more....
OHHH!! One thing I gotta mention is Kristal playing as a man. While I often complain about this, Kristal changed my mind. In some pictures taken of her, she actually looks quite impressive in the man costume! :D
As the Song Dynasty is on the verge of ruin, four imperial constables showcase their talents, cracking down a conspiracy with catastrophic consequence; An adventurous story with modern elements. Kenneth and Selena's two roles are in a love triangle. Selena has two roles -- one is Kenneth's wife and the other is a famous prostitute who likes him; Lin Xiawei plays a martial artist and paired up with Pierre.
Interest Rate - 8/10
Oh!!! I totally forgot that they were filming this one. Haha the series was suggested in the 2013 sales presentation and the concept/storyline had changed quite a bit! Thank goodness too since the costumes then were horrendous! haha
Also one of my fav couple is back onscreen! Kenneth Ma and Selena Li!
A brilliant speculator challenges the Commercial Crime Bureau. Being ambitious, arrogant an egotistical, he is a money-driven man in this new era.This is a finance-themed series. The script was originally written for Michael Miu, but since he withdrew, there was no replacement. Instead, the producer modified the story to make the role younger. Bosco plays a financial expert, Nancy Wu is his wife, who is a high executive at the bank. Kate gets involved in their marriage as the third party; Sharon and Toby are sisters, both are Criminal Crime Bureau(CCB) officers.
Interest Rate 7/10
This reminds me of Bosco's role in "Lives of Omission".
MC Jin is in here! Good to see him back with more dramas!
A police action-crime drama about undercovers and struggles in the police force. Raymond is an undercover, disguised as a gangster; Charmaine is an undercover disguised as a foot massage spa owner; Charmaine and Raymond's relationship started before they knew the other was an undercover, but their attraction grew stronger when they knew they were both undercover; Sharon is an OCTB officer (O Gei); Sammy Sum is Sharon's boyfriend; Elena is a housewife; Oscar Leung is a gangster and Raymond's good friend; Patrick is Sharon's ex-boyfriend, a OCTB inspector.
Interest Rate: 7/10
Police dramas are always a hit or miss for me so I may or may not give this a try. Aside from that, I'm not a big fan of Raymond Lam. Haha I don't even know why either cause I don't think he's a bad actor or anything but I just have no interest to watch him. If I were to choose this over the other series with Bosco Wong, I'd choose Bosco's. Lately, I've also lost interest in watching Sharon too. Dunno why but I don't want to watch her either.
Wayne plays a near 40 year old bus driver, he and his girlfriend has a 6 year old son. His girlfriend later leaves him, and Louisa So hires him as a personal driver, the two slowly develop feelings for one another; Louisa plays a CEO of a large corporation.
Interest Rate: 5/10
For the sake of Louisa So, I gave this a higher rating :P Honestly though, the story sound too bland and so was the trailer.
Drama revolves around criminal punishment and life in prison. Josie Ho plays a pitiful role, she is a prisoner with a young son who has never met a good person. Vincent was negatively influenced at a young age, and almost joined the triad. One time he was caught shoplifting at a convenience store Josie worked at, but she gave him a chance and since then he went back on the right path. He became a correctional officer and eventually develops a relationship with Josie; Vincent ends up going to jail because of Josie and gets bullied; Lawrence, Kate, Kenny and Jacqueline are all correctional officers; Lawrence and Jacqueline are siblings; Tracy is a social worker.
Interest Rate 6/10
I'm on the edge for this one. Don't know whether I'll like it or find it boring. Why does it sound like the story will revolve around Josie Ho? For those like me, who have no idea who Josie Ho is, she's a movie actress.
A light-hearted comedy. Myolie and her mother Gigi roams around selling and cheating people. One time when Myolie was being chased, Him Law rescued her and it was love at first sight. It turned out she and Him had an arranged marriage. Later, the two were married with Ron's help. Him's family owns an vinegar production business, after marriage, Myolie learned how to make vinegar. When Gigi was accused of murdering her husband, she was jailed and Him's family forced Myolie to draw a line with her mother. Him doesn't help her, but instead falls for Eliza and she later becomes his mistress. Ultimately Him divorces Myolie; Ron and his sister Jade Leung owns a bath house, he has skin disease and gets cheated by Myolie and her mother. Later Myolie cures his skin disease and they became good friends.
Interest Rate: 7/10
The synopsis sounds much more promising than the goofy trailer.
Following the hit of the last series 'Tiger Cubs', the new one has valiant policemen and undercover policewomen that are fully equipped for another lethal mission; A total of 10 stories, each 2 episodes long. The sequel incorporates more dramatic elements that would make audience want to keep watching, such as the resentment among the SDU brothers. There are more large-scale scenes in this sequel compared to the last. The characters from part 1 will continue in the sequel with addition of new characters. Joe continues as "Jin Sir", he has become even more matured since part 1; Linda plays a cold CIB madam, who is an undercover in the triad. The triad eventually discovered her true identity and traumatized her, which turned her into a ruthless and violent madam.
Interest Rate: 8/10
I liked the first installement, so hopefully this will be able to follow its predecessor's footsteps.
Hmm...Jade Leung is really making a comeback to tvb? She's also in Vinegar Lady.