All the hype on Weibo has affected me lately so I decided to do a post on it this year. And possibly because all of my smart-aleck comments shouldn’t even be seen in different forums or I’ll be stocked up with rotten tomatoes for the next year or so. Therefore, keeping the rants on this blog might be a better idea–though NOT by much. (Considering how this blog has gone from semi-positive to WAY negative.)
Check here for full cast list or other info since I will only mention people who I’m looking forward to see.
Only You – They still haven’t aired this yet and putting it aside. Oh well, more waiting.
Back to the Three Kingdoms – So this is probably the only series that could be called quality ancient series for the following year. BUT are they going to go through with it, considering how they love to do it fast and fool us with those easy modern ones. Come on now, Steven, Evergreen, and Cheung Kwok Keung are together as brothers. (Well, sort of, kind of, since we get to see them kneel under the peach blossoms and swear to be brothers till the end?) AND it’s a Steven and Evergreen reunion since they last posed as brothers like sometime back? Also, a Steven and Ron reunion since The Brink of Law? Or did the miss their other reunions? (AND if TVB’s pulling this one out from A Step Into the Past with the time travel thing, I’m not sure. BUT A Step Into the Past was actually adapted by Huang Yi’s novel.) Talking about time travel, love those themes. SO could they pull it off without making it corny? I don’t know!
Colorful World of Sister Fa – Uh…familiar wig? Looks like Roger’s hairdo for Ah Wong! AND they’re probably trying to do something different for another Charray collaboration. However, I could only say I like them in Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion AND that’s saying something already. (The fact that I haven’t even finish The Drive of Life yet IS irrelevant since I felt it was too scripted and too forced with their relationship in there.)
The Boxing King – This seems interesting BUT maybe from the funny comments on Weibo with all the exchange between the actors/actresses involved. Kevin, Kate, Raymond Wong, and Selena. Sounds refreshing for me. BUT is the story going to come out lame? Hard to tell. According to Kevin, it’s going to start filming in March? SO probably not airing until WAY later. (PHEW)
The King of Million Phoenixes – I was looking forward to another Sunny and Jessica series BUT they just have to stick Myolie in here. So it sounds like another cat fight one so I might not watch at all. Sick and tired of it.
The Truth – Chin Pang finally get an important role? We’ll see. They’re definitely promoting Raymond Wong. (I just got used to him after watching A Great Way to Care BUT it doesn’t mean I’m against him OR anything since I could see his past record already–aka before the TVB days.) Not really in favor with the rest of the cast. Like I said in this one thread, I’m sort of tired of seeing Natalie in those loud roles (typecast situation) and Tavia fans/anti-fans have been fighting. SO I hope it focuses on something worth watching. BUT I usually don’t like lawyer series that much so I could skip.
The Gods.com – Sounds too much like those weird variety shows so not sure. Might skip. I still have million of other series/dramas to catch up on.
Relic of an Emissary – NOT really looking forward to it. I spot guard costumes OR it seems like it. I don’t like ancient series involving too much of guards/imperial related themes. (With a few exceptions, of course hence the Three Kingdoms one.)
Psychological Warfare – Adam, Maggie, Moses…hmmm…weird team. But it’s okay. Since it’s a more serious one, I’m looking forward to it. Since I felt too much like Maggie was robbed in AWT. (And I didn’t even finish The King of Snooker yet though I was in favor of the ‘Adam, Joyce, and Derek’ team.)
Mahjong Flying Southeast – It’s like a tradition to invite Yuen Wah to participate in mahjong related themes now? If so, invite Roger too since I would love to see them act random again. Not even sure if they’re filming it at all.
Counter Terrorism Response Unit – Eddie Kwan made it back into a series poster? WOW! That seems like ages ago. Looks intense from the poster. Are they going to film it at all?
The Great Eunuch – NOT looking forward to it though I’m in favor of the cast. Same reason with the whole imperial related themes AND because I’m sick and tired of Qing dynasty related ones. More cat fights. More fight for power. Blah.
The Mole – Roger looks so goofy! AND I actually want a ‘Roger, Sonija, and Derek’ collaboration again. PLEASE? Not even sure if they’re filming this. Looks too new. AND Roger’s the only one I don’t mind watching with random/lame themes.
Household Army – Finished filming already? Or something. Come on, air it already. Didn’t see it before but this is a dream come true for me! Kevin, Ray, and Timmy in the same one! Hopefully get to watch them act all random! OR are they on different sides? That would suck though. It looks too goofy to be so? Hope Ray’s not robbed.
Dwelling Choice of Men and Women – The two ‘Michael’ are together too much. Someone separate them, PUH-LEASE. AND Michael and Sonija’s reunion since Au Revoir Shanghai? Awww… (They’re one of the couples I don’t mind with age gap since Sonija has the matured look. I DIDN’T say old, I said ‘mature’.) And yay, Joyce’s in here! Might also be interested in Ron, Mandy, Oscar, and Him’s characters.
Yes Sir, No Sir – NOT really since it seems random? I don’t know.
The Great Imperial Bodyguard – Steven, Selena, and Kenneth team. Sounds promising? I DON’T know, have to see if it’s in the promo clip AND if they’re really going forth with it. Not to mention they’re doing Ghost Writer II? I rather they do this and leave the other one alone though.
NOT on the list but haven’t even moved since last year:
Forensic Heroes III – Oh yeah, this is too funny. They’re probably never going to film it! Since it was said that Kevin, Mandy, and Ray were taking over BUT it was said it’s now Wayne, Charmaine, and Ron? OKAY… There were past rumors of Ron, Bernice, and Myolie too. SO too much surrounding this. They might as well abandon it. I have no problem with the Kevin, Mandy, and Ray theme though since for once, TVB would be copying me. *mwuhahahaha* So kidding here BUT not really since IF anyone reads my lame fan fics know I placed them together–among a bunch of other cast–in this one story. BUT nah, too bad of an idea since people would be scolding them like crazy since the whole Forensic Heroes thing is already ingrained in people’s head. AND not to mention, Wayne even get bashed SO why would it be better for others? My thoughts? Cancel it, please!
Reunion – What happened to this? PLEASE…No wonder there isn’t much to look forward to this year since they’re saving all the interesting one for later or something.
Heaven and Earth – They should’ve aired this instead of CBML. Come on now! Moses and Charm might get a higher chance and it might be more of a competition with the awards IF they had aired this first. And they changed the name to When Heaven Burns. LAME? No comment…
Seven Days Love Isolation – Another what happened? Saving all the Steven series for next year OR something since if they air it this year, he might have a higher chance of winning. *grumble grumble*
Transferred Connection Temptation – And another Steven series. Heard it’s airing soon? BUT how soon?
Female Fist – Sort of interesting but not really that desperate to watch it.
RUMORS (aka nowhere near filming/completion):
BTROC Sequel – What happened to this? I don’t care if they abandon it though since there has been so much hate revolving around the cast already.
Ghost Writer Sequel – Last minute thought so they didn’t put it in the promotion? Hmmm…
Oh shoot, they’re cramming all of Kevin’s series together for next year. Thanks. More hatred towards him now. *roll eyes*
Oh yeah, according to some sources, the clip will be air on November 27th AND these are compiled from several sources from the Presentation booklet. I didn’t care to comment about the talk shows, etc since I don’t watch those as much. (OR should I say never?)
*NOTE*: Like past years with the presentation clips, NOT every single series will make its way into being filmed/aired on time. SO…don’t be surprised IF you don’t see it floating around by next year.