I enjoyed The Hippocratic Crush. It was my favorite of 2012…until Tiger Cubs came along. I thought the pacing of the drama and character development was very good. The only thing I had a problem with was the ending because they tried to cram too much in too little time (as is always the case).
I’m pretty indifferent about the sequel at this point. I feel like I didn’t connect to the characters that much to care for a sequel or care about what’s going to become of them after the first part. I will watch it for sure, but I’m not surging with excitement and anticipation. Haha.
Yes, I’m excited that Myolie will be on my screen (and all over my blog) again! :D
星晴 (‘Clear Stars’) — 周杰倫 (Jay Chou).
Thanks and credit to LL’s Musings for the info! She has a full list of songs from Inbound Troubles. Check out her awesome blog. :)
Wishing everyone lots of good luck, happiness, and great health in the year of the snake!
Sorry for the lack of posts. I’ve been sick as well as busy at work. Posting will resume with the airing of Season of Love. :)
Yes, I have seen it and you’re not the first to recommend that to me. Maybe I have to see it again since it’s been a while, but, at the time that I watched it, her performance was nothing special to me.
I would still choose Wayne to be #1. I think Moses has become lazy with his acting over the years. His comedic performances are all greatly exaggerated and all the same. His dramatic performances are all wooden and one dimensional. To me, Wayne still mostly provides refreshing performances with his characters.
It’s no secret that I loooove Esther Kwan! She is definitely my favorite out of the early fadans.
I’m indifferent about the others like Ada Choi, Kenix Kwok, and Jessica Hsuan. I don’t mind watching them, but I’m never super eager to watch a series based on their participation alone.
One early fadan whom I absolutely cannot stand and do not understand the popularity of is Flora Chan. I think she is one of the worst leading actresses to come across TVB! I think everything about her is just AWFUL!
I can read a little bit. I took three quarters of Mandarin in college and I’ve tried to maintain my studies on and off since then(mostly restudying what I learned though haha).
Yeah, it was a total filler series; that’s why it aired when it did. It could’ve worked, but it was lacking in so many areas!
I did a lot of cheating with this one. =P
I have been asked this, but I think it’s faster if I just answer it again rather than look it up and link you to it! Haha.
My fave actress: Myolie Wu
My fave actor: Paul Chun Pui
So it’s been probably a month or more since The Confidant ended. My review will be short and sweet since my memory of this is kind of fuzzy by now.
I felt like the series started out strong. It definitely kept my attention and the English subtitles certainly helped me understand a lot more than I would have without it.
I liked how happy-go-lucky Lin-ying was in the beginning (nice to see Wayne acting again instead of choking like he did all throughout Forensic Heroes III) and really enjoyed the friendship that developed between Lin-ying and Sam-shun.
But that’s about all that I enjoyed from the series…
There were too many villains/troublemakers/people with “good hearts” who had bad intentions or were led astray and what not. There were so many twists and turns with the characters, which led to many of them being unbearable to watch. Let me count the ways…
On Tak-hoi: I thought he was going to turn into the villain in the second half of the series. It definitely seemed like the story was setting him up to go down that route. But nope… He was a good guy after all.
Yiu Sheung-hei: He turned out to be soooo annoying! How can they turn such a righteous guy into the useless trash that he became? If my memory serves correctly, he was the only going all psycho on the princess and made her go into her coma. Then he tried to poison everyone and a bunch of other annoying things. What? Totally insufferable. I wish he had died at the end or something.
Ling Tim-sau: I didn’t care that he turned evil, but when he killed Sin-yung, I was just in awe. Like…really?! I knew she was going to die, but I didn’t know it was going to be so senseless! Also, I feel like the writers did a really terrible job of developing him into the evil character. I never believe he had it in him; it just wasn’t believable.
Princess Wo-shek: Tell me why this princess was supposedly so loved by the eunuchs and palace maids? (Rhetorical question.)
Empress Dowager Cixi: Sorry to say, but Michelle Yim did an absolutely mediocre job with this role. I’m thinking most of it was bad writing and character development. The character and performance did nothing for me.
Empress Dowager Ci’an: So she spent most of the series pretending to be a benevolent empress seeking for forgiveness for her sins, but it turned out she was super duper evil. Mmkay…. And why didn’t anyone advise Maggie Siu to invest in some medicated lip balm or something?
Oops, guess I had more to say than I thought.
Overall, The Confidant is best suited for Wayne Lai fans.
In a perfect world, Missing You would’ve been a series that I would really, really enjoyed. The theme is totally up my alley — touching stories of reunions, quotes about following your dreams, and non-profit/charity work.
But something was missing from Missing You.
Most of the stories were just not touching enough. It’s like they tried so hard to come up with these little touching plots, but got to the point of trying too hard and the desperation shows. The best storyline was the one involving the little girl, but anything before and after that was very…meh.
The biggest problem of all, in my opinion, was Jason Chan. Although Linda Chung is a top TVB fadan, she is not strong enough to carry a series on her own. Jason came up short with his first foray in a leading role. His performance had no depth, his expressions did not match the emotion that he was supposed to portray, and he was unlikable (to me) even though his character was basically the most perfect man on earth.
Overall, this is something to watch to fill in your spare time, but it’s definitely nothing special.