Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dance Series

Never Dance Alone - Six former high school friends are reunited after 20 years. They work together to defend their dance studio against their old rival.

Steps - Bernice Liu dreams of taking dancing classes abroad. She takes a job offer at a local dancing centre to save money for her trip. There, she meets Steven Ma, who proves to be a compatible partner on and off the dance floor.

House of Harmony and Vengeance - The Tang Dynasty was known for its cultural activities. This series takes us into the Imperial Music Bureau, where dancers and musicians prepare for performances before the Emperor.

The Purple Hairpin - Michelle Ye is a famous courtesan during the Tang Dynasty. She wins the imperial dance competition, but unknowingly falls into a scheme that will send her far away from her homeland.

Always and Ever - The 1950s segment features Mandy Wong and Rebecca Zhu as dancers at a night club, competing with each other for the spotlight.

Links to Temptation - Fala Chen is a pole dancer who falls in love with Steven Ma. Their relationship is complicated when Fala is used by Yoyo Mung in a revenge plot against a wealthy businessman.

This post was suggested by a reader some time back, so here you go :)

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Time-Travelling Dramas
Food Series

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Personal Message

To K.A.

I hope that when we meet again, we will not act like strangers.
I wish you a "Happy Birthday"

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Ultimate Addiction Theme Song

The theme song is "Test" (考驗), sung by Fred Cheng.

The sub-theme song is "Equally Matched Opponent" (棋逢敵手), by Kate Tsui and Hubert Wu.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Overview - The Ultimate Addiction

The Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB) has been closely monitoring Bosco Wong, a financial magnate who steps on the line to make profits. He is so addicted to this game of money and power that he neglects everyone around him. Despite the deaths of his wife and mentor, he still feels no guilt; instead, his ambitions grow even larger.

Ben Wong, a CCB investigator and Bosco's brother-in-law, is determined to bring Bosco to justice. He works with his superior Sharon Chan and subordinate Kate Tsui to gather evidence against Bosco. Ben has high expectations for Kate and even views her as his apprentice. However, she suddenly quits the CCB to join Bosco's company. Kate first gains the trust of Bosco's second wife (Nancy Wu) and then helps Bosco defeat influential financier Elena Kong. Soon, Kate amasses enough power to take control, while Bosco's ambitions appear to have been swallowed. In this war-like financial industry, who determines the ultimate winner?

Monday, May 05, 2014

TVB Trends: Nostalgia

Miriam Yeung - "集體回憶" (Collective Memories)

TVB has been tapping into our collective memories a lot lately. Do you feel a sense of nostalgia when watching these series?

Never Dance Alone - The series features seven actresses from the 1990s, all of whom form a part of our childhood memories. The series will also take viewers back to their high school days.

Swipe Tap Love - The series incorporates many classic Cantopop songs that matches with the mood of the story.

Coffee Cat Mama - The series paid homage to Leslie Cheung by using his songs as background for Vincent Wong and Nancy Wu's story.

Always and Ever - The golden couple of Bobby Au-Yeung and Esther Kwan are reunited. There's even a scene of them in a shooting range to bring back memories of Armed Reaction.

Triumph in the Skies II - Watching the sequel after ten years will surely make you think back to the original series.

Brother's Keeper - Tracing the journey of Hong Kong and Macau through the last 30 years, older viewers will be reminded of the historical events that shaped their lives.

Remakes - TVB will be continuing the trend of nostalgia in their dramas by remaking some of its classic series, including Double Fantasies and The Misadventure of Zoo.

Other TVB Trends:
May-December Relationships
Rape Scenes

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Birthdays of the Month - May

May 3 - Natalie Tong; Susanna Kwan

May 4 - Wayne Lai; Sammy Shum

May 5 - Grace Wong

May 6 - Patrick Tang

May 8 - Amigo Choi

May 10 - Denise Ho

May 11 - Benjamin Yuen

May 17 - Paul Chun

May 19 - Lawrence Ng

May 20 - Matthew Ko

May 22 - Ricky Wong; Brian Chu

May 23 - Louis Yuen; Vin Choi

May 26 - June Chan

May 28 - Charmaine Sheh

May 29 - May Chan

May 30 - Joyce Cheng; Flora Chan