Wednesday, October 14, 2009

'Tis hard to speak the word farewell.

Yes, it is farewell for Thoughts on TVB :pandacloud_37:

These are the few reasons why I am not continuing:

1. I am not interested in TVB as much as I was last time. If there is no passion or interest, there is certainly no motivation as well.

2. I also won't have much time to watch series anymore because next year, I will be much busier as before. I am taking many new subjects next year, which requires a lot of my attention, practice and concentration. I would like to be uninvolved in TVB, as much as possible.

3. A TVB-related fan blog, is not complete without reviews and the latest information. Honestly, I can't write reviews! I seem to find every series I watch lately, mediocre. I am also not too good in pointing out the weaknesses and strengths in a series.

4. I will be creating a new Gigi Lai archive/fansite. I find it much easier to post in a blog which only requires information about one person or thing. Searching for news is also easier.
Handling a TVB fansite is not as easy as it seems. TVB is very general, and I'm very late in receiving new series filming updates or news.

I won't be deleting the blog though. I'll keep it here, as memories.
You may remove my link if you want to.
You may also wish to replace the TOT link with the new Gigi site link, but remember to inform me so that I can link you as well!

I'm terribly sorry.

If you want to keep in touch, you can either find me @:
Glamorous Gigi
or @ my
personal blog, facebook and twitter (:pandacloud_44: it's for me to know and for you to find out!).

Monday, September 14, 2009

Born Rich (富贵门)

Premiering 18th October - 13th December Mon-Fri, 9.30pm

(Fu Gwai Mun)

Sophisticated banker CHEUK YAT YUEN (Ray Lui) mistakes con artist SA FU LOI (Gallen Lo) for his half brother CHEUK YAT MING, fortuitously elevating the swindler to one of the leading figures in the banking industry. The lost and found brotherhood has blinded YUEN to FU's real nature and intentions.

YUEN is kidnapped overseas by a group of rioters. He undergoes a dramatic personality change after the incident. YUEN's wife HO TSEUK NIN (Jaime Chik) has tried her best to console him but still cannot help him get over the unpleasant experience. Longing for more comfort and support, YUEN gets back with his ex-lover TUNG LING CHI (Kenix Kwok). NIN is heartbroken to learn about the affair and it has left the broken mirror that can't be mended.

The identity of CHEUK YAT MING gives FU not only a sense of family warmth but also a sweet taste of romance. He finds himself in love with YUEN's little sister CHEUK YAT SUM (Anita Yeun). SUM is attracted to FU too but thinking that they are true biological siblings, she decides to keep her love under wraps and stays with her long-term admirer KO TOK MAN (Steven Ma) instead. This comes as a huge blow to FU. He is not willing to lose his love, but neither can he reveal his real identity. Caught up in the dilemma between love and money, FU finally chooses the fortune road of no return.

It is all about a tough battle for money, a devious triangle of love, and a severe challenge to ethics.

Producer: Chong Wai Kin
Scriptwriter: Au Koon Ying
Starring: Ray Lui (呂良偉), Gallen Lo (羅嘉良), Kenneth Ma (馬德鐘), Anita Yuen (袁詠儀), Kenix Kwok (郭可盈), Jaime Chik (戚美珍), Fiona Nancy (薛家燕), Benz Hui (許紹雄).

Credits: AOD

For more info on series: In Love With TVB (Lavendar_Bluez)

WOOT!!! It's finally being aired. Honestly, I don't expect much from the series because of the previous grand productions... quality deteriorating! I've been seeing a lot of family-fighting-for-business plots lately >_< Also, I don't fancy series which have to do with family business or that sort of thing. But this series, has so many TVB veterans whom we have not seen on-screen for ages! I will watch this for them :)

In The Chamber of Bliss (蔡锷与小凤仙)

Premiering 21st Sept - 16th Oct Mon-Fri, 9.30pm

(Choi Sang Yu Siu Fung Sin)

Military Governor CHOI NGOK (Damian Lau) has been attempting to overthrow the Yuen Sai Hoi government. To facilitate his plan to stage an uprising in Yunnan, he pretends to be fooling around with the highly sought-after courtesan CHEUNG FUNG WAN (Kathy Chow), nicknamed SIU FUNG SIN, to avoid detection. YUEN SAI HOI (Law Lok Lam), who is suspicious of NGOK, sends the Chief of Staff MOK YIK TIN (Dominic Lam) to spy on him. Later he even lures NGOK's wife PAK SZ TING (Crystal Tin) to Beijing, hoping that this will force NGOK to pledge his loyalty to the government. To ensure the success of the revolutionary movement, NGOK carries on with his affair with WAN as a camouflage, without realizing that she has seriously fallen in love with him. WAN is ready to give up everything just to be with NGOK while NGOK remains cold and distant towards her. Soldier YUE YAM KWOK (Kenneth Ma) is also in love with WAN and would like to get her out of her predicament. Sadly WAN turns him down, for her love for NGOK is so much stronger than one can ever imagine.

Producer: Wong Wai Sing
Scriptwriter: Lo Mei Wan, Choi Suk Yin, Lau Choi Wan
Starring: Damian Lau (刘松仁), Kathy Chow (周海媚), Dominic Lam (林嘉华), Kenneth Ma (马国明), Crystal Tin (田蕊妮), Angela Tong (汤盈盈), Toby Leung (梁靖琪) Law Lok Lam (罗乐林).

Credits: AOD

Another not really high-anticipated series. But I do like these kinda series in this certain era :)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Episode summaries - You're Hired Ep 3-4

Episode 3
- Charmaine asks Power to become a part-time CEO for the restaurant.
- Power makes efforts to improve the restaurant. But it makes it harder for the workers there.
- Teresa receives a delivery order but she has to deliver it to somewhere dangerous...
- Benz hires Dayo to become a minor consultant.
- Funny scene: Power and Mandy goes to a pub to try to please a manager of a big company (which happens to be Benz). Coincidentally, Benz brings Dayo along. Dayo sees the both of them there.
Dayo: (T0 Power) Wow, you come to such a place for fun? I'm going to tell your wife about it. (To Mandy) You have come too? I'm going to tell your husband about it. (To Power) Oh, both of you have come! I'm going to tell your father about it!
(His acting just makes it so much funnier!)
Benz's company decides to buy Charmaine's dad's restaurant for HK$4 millilon. Power and Mandy quickly agreed.
- Jason was not too happy to hear the news.

Episode 4
- Everyone decided to not sell the restaurant. They also removed Power as the CEO, and replaced him with Teresa.
- They underwent a renovation and the restaurant did better than before.
- Benz's father is rushing Dayo to buy the old buildings so that they can rebuild.
- Dayo wants to buy Chai Kei (the restaurant) and all the other neighbouring restaurants again. They did not want to sell it.
- Dayo's company (Wu Shi Enterprises Group) held a meeting to discuss about the acquisition. All of them (the owner and workers of the restaurants) worked hard in preparing for the meeting. In the end, Benz's dad adjourned the meeting and wanted to think thoroughly before buying the shops.
- Charmaine asks Dayo for help to teach her how to expand Chai Kei's business.
- Dayo teaches Charmaine how to be a 'dirty businessman'.
- The other 2 restaurants have sold their restaurant to Dayo.
- Benz has a crush on Charmaine.

Charmaine looks like her character in The Drive of Life in episode 4..
Love Mandy and Charmaine's clothes in the series! Very modern...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Episode summaries - You're Hired Ep 1-2

Episode 1
- Dayo comes back from NY to HK.
- Benz Hui lost his hotel.
- Dayo helps Benz recover the hotel
- Charmaine meets Benz and asks him to help her pay her things through credit card first. Dayo discourages Benz to do so. But in order for Benz to help Charmaine pay, Charmaine has to allow Benz to hug her xD (But Benz was only grasping her shoulders and hips o.O)
- Benz's dad offers Dayo a VIP suite. Dayo was actually a famous business tycoon (In this scene, Dayo plays 'Moonlight Sonata' on piano!).
- Power and Mandy comes back for dinner. When Mandy opened Charmaine's wardrobe, all her bags fell down (Char reminds me of Rebecca Bloomwood)
- Dayo has found Teresa and her family. Teresa sells round cakes. Coincidentally, Charmaine was also there to collect Teresa's debt. Charmaine thought Dayo was Teresa's husband and blames him for treating her badly. Dayo borrows money from Charmaine's company.

Episode 2
- Charmaine finds a house for Dayo through Mandy.
- Dayo finds a job for Teresa at Jason's restaurant.
- Charmaine misunderstood Dayo for Teresa's husband. Teresa then explains that Dayo was actually her real husband's partner. After her husband died, Dayo supported her and gave her a huge sum of money. So she came back to HK. But her mother-in-law got cheated, so she lost all her money.
- Charmaine finds a job for Dayo so that he can pay back the money he owed Charmaine. But Dayo scared the job hunter away.
- Mandy introduces Charmaine to a handsome client. Charmaine then meets someone who has owed her company money (they couldn't locate him at first). So she chases him for money. Mandy's client is afraid of Charmaine and he runs away. In the end, she failed to chase the guy for money. Dayo and Charmaine also had a near-fatal accident and Charmaine's handbag was damaged.
- There have been less customers in Jason's restaurant so they found out that it was caused by another restaurant. Dayo introduced an effective way for the other restaurant to gain customers to get back at Charmaine. But Teresa helps Jason's restaurant to improve.
- Dayo escapes temporarily from paying back his money by asking Charmaine's 'brothers' to trade stocks.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Transferred Connection of Temptation filming #2, Steven wants to get married

Steven Ma Wants to Get Married

Steven Ma has been busy filming new series "Transferred Connection of Temptation", and the other day, he filmed a wedding scene with Fala Chen. The couple will have a happy ending in the series. Steven and Fala have filmed many series together, and the two are quite good friends. When Fala was picking out the wedding dress, Steven was serious in giving his opinion. Fala expressed that she really likes working with Steven because he can bring her positive energy when working together. Even if it is hard work, Steven will take a deep breath and say, "Let's go!" and they will continue to strive for success. When Steven is tired and all worn out, he will not speak, but he will definitely not make a scene. Fala really admires Steven for having a good heart, and he is willing to tell his partner the truth; therefore, she has a lot of trust for Steven.

Fala also said that during this cooperation, she discovered that Steven is a person who really wants to get married. "Whenever there are kids filming on scene, he would change himself into a father figure, and treat them with love. He will definitely make a good husband and good father". When asked if she or Steven will marry first, Fala believes Steven will marry first. But Steven did not agree, but expressed that he does want to have a family with a happy marriage. It is his biggest wish. Steven had always wanted to marry before the age of thirty. He also hopes to become a father, and when he gets married, he hopes to have kids right away.

Credits: hyn5

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Such sweet pictures! Fala looks stunning in that white bridal gown.

Shall We State The Case filming #2

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