Friday, December 02, 2016

TVB Anniversary Awards 2016 Nomination List

Best Actress
Maggie Siu - The Executioner
Kitty Yuen - Love As A Predatory Affair
Samantha Ko - Love As A Predatory Affair
Natalie Tong - Speed of Life
Sisley Choi - Speed of Life
Linda Chung - K9 Cop
Tracy Chu - Over Run Over
Tavia Yeung - The Last Healer in Forbidden City
Teresa Mo - Come Home Love: Dinner at 8
Grace Chan - Blue Veins
Eliza Sam - My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan
Alice Chan - My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan
Selena Li - Presumed Accidents
Sharon Chan - Come With Me
Nancy Wu - A Fist Within Four Walls
Kristal Tin - Brother's Keeper II
Ali Lee - Law dis-Order
Mandy Wong - Law dis-Order
Priscilla Wong - Two Steps From Heaven
Joey Meng - Dead Wrong

Best Actor
Kenny Wong - The Executioner
Raymond Wong - K9 Cop
Wayne Lai - Short End of the Stick
Moses Chan - Fashion War
Vincent Wong - Over Run Over
Kevin Cheng - Blue Veins
Kent Cheng - My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan
Lawrence Ng - Presumed Accidents
Bobby Au-Yeung - House of Spirits
Ben Wong - Between Love and Desire
Johnson Lee - Daddy Dearest
Benjamin Yuen - A Fist Within Four Walls
Ruco Chan - A Fist Within Four Walls
Edwin Siu - Brother's Keeper II
Kenneth Ma - Detective Gourmet
Alex Fong - Law dis-Order
Liu Kai-chi - Law dis-Order
Louis Cheung - Two Steps From Heaven
Bosco Wong - Two Steps From Heaven
Roger Kwok - Dead Wrong

Favourite Female Character
Akina Hong - The Executioner
Natalie Tong - Speed of Life
Linda Chung - K9 Cop
Rosina Lam - Short End of the Stick
Tracy Chu - Over Run Over
Angela Tong - Come Home Love: Dinner at 8
Kay Tse - Blue Veins
Eliza Sam - My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan
Alice Chan - My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan
Koni Lui - House of Spirits
Joyce Tang - House of Spirits
Grace Wong - A Fist Within Four Walls
Yuen Qiu - A Fist Within Four Walls
Nancy Wu - A Fist Within Four Walls
Kristal Tin - Brother's Keeper II
Jacqueline Wong - Inspector Gourmet
Ali Lee - Law dis-Order
Mandy Wong - Law dis-Order
Priscilla Wong - Two Steps From Heaven
Joey Meng - Dead Wrong

Favourite Male Character
Tony Hung - Angel In-the-Making
Jason Chan - Love As A Predatory Affair
Raymond Cho - Short End of the Stick
Wayne Lai - Short End of the Stick
Him Law - Fashion War
Vincent Wong - Over Run Over
Tommy Wong - My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan
Matt Yeung - My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan
Eddie Cheung - Come With Me
Wu Fung - House of Spirits
Bobby Au-Yeung - House of Spirits
Benjamin Yuen - A Fist Within Four Walls
Ruco Chan - A Fist Within Four Walls
Hugo Ng - Brother's Keeper II
Louis Yuen - Brother's Keeper II
Alex Fong - Law dis-Order
Eddie Kwan - My Lover From the Planet Meow
Louis Cheung - Two Steps From Heaven
Bosco Wong - Two Steps From Heaven
Roger Kwok - Dead Wrong

Best Supporting Actress
Elaine Yiu - The Executioner
Akina Hong - The Executioner
Rachel Kan - Speed of Life
Rosina Lam - Short End of the Stick
Yoyo Chen - Short End of the Stick
Zoie Tam - Over Run Over
Jeannie Chan - Blue Veins
Elena Kong - ICAC Investigators 2016
Kingdom Yuen - My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan
Koni Lui - House of Spirits
Joyce Tang - House of Spirits
Helena Law - House of Spirits
Roxanne Tong - Between Love & Desire
Grace Wong - A Fist Within Four Walls
Jade Leung - Brother's Keeper II
Florence Kwok - Law dis-Order
Vivien Yeo - My Lover From the Planet Meow
Moon Lau - Two Steps From Heaven
Katy Kung - Two Steps From Heaven
Rebecca Chu - Dead Wrong

Best Supporting Actor
Law Lok Lam - The Executioner
Oscar Leung - K9 Cop
John Chiang - Short End of the Stick
Willie Wai - Short End of the Stick
Raymond Cho - Short End of the Stick
Power Chan - Short End of the Stick
Pal Sinn - Over Run Over
Joel Chan - Blue Veins
Jonathan Cheung - House of Spirits
Philip Ng - A Fist Within Four Walls
Carlos Ng - A Fist Within Four Walls
Oscar Li - A Fist Within Four Walls
Hugo Ng - Brother's Keeper II
Matthew Ho - Law dis-Order
Ram Chiang - Law dis-Order
Luk Wing Kuen - Two Steps From Heaven
Koo Ming Wah - Dead Wrong

Most Improved Actress
Tracy Chu, Stephanie Ho, Ali Lee, Mayanne Mak, Moon Lau, Katy Kung

Most Improved Actor
James Ng, Matthew Ho, Hubert Wu, Mark Ma, Bob Cheung, Jonathan Cheung

Best Series
All TVB series aired since the last Anniversary Awards, starting with Angel-In-The-Making to Dead Wrong, including Come Home Love: Dinner at 8, ICAC Investigators, Come With Me and No Reserve, but excluding Wu Xin The Monster Killer and Nirvana in Fire. 

Favourite Series Partnership
Wayne Lai, Edwin Siu, Raymond Cho, Power Chan - Short End of the Stick
Vincent Wong, Tracy Chu - Over Run Over
Jimmy Au, Kim Li - Come Home Love: Dinner at 8
Wu Fung, Helena Law - House of Spirits
Joyce Tang, Koni Lui - House of Spirits
Ruco Chan, Benjamin Yuen - A Fist Within Four Walls
Caret Cheung, Apple Chan, Chloe Nguyen, Doris Chow - A Fist Within Four Walls
Alex Fong, Florence Kwok - Law dis-Order
Eddie Kwan, Vivien Yeo - My Lover From the Planet Meow
Bosco Wong, Edwin Siu, Louis Cheung - Two Steps From Heaven

Favourite Theme Song
Angel In-The-Making - We Are All Injured (Jinny Ng), Real Me (Aaryn Cheung)
The Executioner - Believe in Tomorrow (Hubert Wu)
Wu Xin The Monster Killer - Remember to Forget Me (Alfred Hui)
Love as a Predatory Affair - Love Food Chain (Stephanie Ho)
Speed of Life - Same Step (Justin Lo)
K9 Cop - You Understand Me (Linda Chung), Listen to the Sea (Vivian Koo)
Short End of the Stick - Blue Skies, White Cloud (Sammy Sum)
Over Run Over - Most Sincere Pair (Stephanie Ho)
The Last Healer in Forbidden City - The Soul's Pain (Hubert Wu)
Come Home Love: Dinner at 8 - Perfect Life (Jinny Ng)
Blue Veins - All Gods Confusion (Kay Tse), Unallowable by Heaven and Earth (Hubert Wu), The Only One (Stephanie Ho)
My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan - Under the Line of Fire (Fred Cheng)
Nirvana in Fire - Ask Heaven (Alfred Hui)
Presumed Accidents - Accidental Fate (Hubert Wu)
Come With Me - Speak (Sharon Chan, Louis Yuen, Grace Wong, Hoffman Cheng, Ronald Law, Stephanie Ho)
House of Spirits - Warmth of Love (Edwin Siu)
Between Love & Desire - The Last Break-up (Jinny Ng)
Daddy Dearest - Daddy (Hubert Wu)
A Fist Within Four Walls - Siege (Ruco Chan), Never Knew You Were the Best (Ruco Chan, Nancy Wu)
Brother's Keeper II - Who Can Change (Ruco Chan)
Inspector Gourmet - Tempted Heart Person (Jinny Ng), I Cannot Remember (Linda Chung)
Law dis-Order - Choice of Justice (Hubert Wu), Can You See (Kayee Tam)
The Imperial Doctress - Flower in Dream (Stephanie Ho)
My Lover From the Planet Meow - Meow Meow (Alvin Ng, Auston Lam, Penny Chan ft. C Kwan, Moses Chan), Favoured (Nancy Wu, Kristal Tin)
Two Steps From Heaven - King Maker (Hubert Wu)
Dead Wrong - Cannot Divulge (Vincent Wong), Love Requires Courage (Stephanie Ho)

Best Host
Sunday Stage Fight - Sammy Sum, Sharon Chan
Eat La Men - Benz Hui, Oscar Leung, King Kong
Do Did Eat - Carol Cheng, Fama
Not Far But Away 2 - Tony Hung
Good Cheap Eats 5 - Maria Cordero, Luk Ho Ming
I Heart HK - Eric Tsang, Various Artists
Bazaar Carnivals - Evergreen Mak, Elena Kong, Joyce Tang
Sermon By Sir Ben - Benjamin Au-Yeung
Wai Gor's Wok - Alice Chan,  Michael Wai, Steven Cheung, Tyson Chak
Neighbourhood Gourmet 4 - King Kong, Kitty Yuen
Kansai Raider 2 - Helen To

Best Variety Show
Sunday Stage Fight, Eat La Men, Do Did Eat, A Starry Homecoming, Taipei High Hi, All Work No Pay Holidays: India, All Work No Pay Holidays: Northern Europe, The Magicians' Game of Thrones, I Heart HK, Spirits on Vacation, Neighbourhood Gourmet 4

Best Informative Programme
Sidewalk Scientist, Not Far But Away 2, Touring the hood, My Handy Man, The Treadmill Runner, Good Cheap Eats 5, Bazaar Carnivals, Sermon By Sir Ben, 5 Kids and a Bloke, Wai Gor's Wok, Kansai Raider 2

Best Special Programme
My Love myTV Super, Community Chest Charity Show, Hong Kong Heroes, Mr Hong Kong 2016, Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2016, Gala Spectacular 2016, A Time of Love II, TVB Anniversary Gala, Tung Wah Charity Gala 2016, Peak to Pit

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

TVB Sales Presentation 2017

The Unholy Alliance

Nina Paw is in charge of a large, powerful corporation. In coordination with other powerful figures, she controls the entire society from behind the scenes. Having done evil things, she is afraid that it will bring harm to her family. She is willing to sacrifice and gives up her biological son, Ruco Chan. She later adopts an orphan, Joel Chan, as a spiritual substitute. The two mother-son relationships become entangled into a story of blood and tears...

With family members fighting against each other, Samuel Kwok is unwilling to be just a vassal. He conspires with outsiders to turn against them. His daughter, Elaine Yiu, bearing the burden of the original sin, has a thorny romantic life...

Nina tries to change her ways and find justice and stability for her descendants. Her female bodyguard, Nancy Wu, tries to help her detach from the chaotic, interest-oriented world, but Nina discovers that she does not control everything and that there is someone else behind the scenes...

Besides the pleasant Taiwan scenery, there are gun battles, diving and speeding cars that are a feast for the eyes, as well as displaying martial arts techniques such as Krav Maga from Israel and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The series aims to be refreshing for the audience and to make them feel passionate!

Interest level: 3.5/5. Sounds like the Overachievers-type drama that usually disappoint. 

The Unlawful Justice Squad

Lady Justice wears a blindfold, signifying equality, righteousness and non-discrimination as the spirit of the law.

Blind lawyer Vincent Wong has an extraordinary sense of touch that exceeds what one can see with their eyes. Owen Cheung is a private investigator that uses grey-area tactics to obtain evidence. The two are roommates and partners in investigation, and have a bromance. Not even Sisley Choi, a paralegal with a triad background, can squeeze in between their friendship. Ali Lee, a liberal judge who goes against the legal industry's conservative culture, has an ambiguous love relationship with the two men.

Interest level: 3/5. Can't wait to see how TVB screws up the law yet again. 

Oh My Grad

The school founded by Wu Fung and Helena Law, veterans in the education industry, is facing closure. Their eldest son, Roger Kwok, is passionate about education, while younger son, Bob Lam, is a popular tutor. The two of them are tasked with turning the school around. Public relations queen Ada Choi's method of handling matters is diametrically opposite from Roger's style, which leads to conflict, but they still mutually admire each other.

The students and teachers at the school each have different stories... the father-daughter teaching duo of Ram Chiang and Mag Lam, the Thai-Chinese transfer student Eliza Sam, the brash and unkempt Joyce Cheng, and the mysterious Wong Cho Lam who appears and disappears randomly... knitting together a heart-warming yet weird experience.

Continuing the Inbound franchise's concern for social issues, with higher education as the stage, the series uses a light-hearted approach to talk about the education system that changed overnight, the absurd behaviour of monster parents and the miserable life of Hong Kong children, and reflects on the joys and pains of teachers. Each character is by our side, giving the audience a sense of familiarity and resonance.

The story involves the equal rights under the law of special groups. These "special groups" are commonly encountered, including the elderly, women and children, the disabled, those with mental disorders and transgender people. In order to defend justice, the four main characters use borderline tactics and different perspectives to trigger the audience's thoughts on ethics.

Interest level: 0/5. This series should be named "Oh My Gawd Why Is This Being Made?". 

Descending Demons Taxi

Taxi driver Kenneth Ma has narrowly escaped death many times. He accidentally awakens Hubert
Wu, a spirit who has been asleep for a hundred years. Ever since, Kenneth acquires a vision that allows him to see "things" that ordinary people cannot see.

Temperamental doctor Mandy Wong is mysteriously hit by a truck and has an out-of-body experience. In order to save his crush, Kenneth bravely forges into "supernatural space" with the help of supernatural show host, Moon Lau.

A serial murder case has occurred in the city. The perpetrator is surprisingly police officer Hugo Wong... Are people hard to predict or was he influenced by demons?

Those who have the luck to ride in this "descending demons taxi", fasten your seat belts as it takes you to explore different urban legends and supernatural spaces. It is exciting yet heart-warming to follow this odd pair, Kenneth and Mandy, as they fight demons.

Interest level: 0/5. Was Blue Veins not horrible enough?

Destination Nowhere

CID officer Kevin Cheng is a little man who achieved meritorious deeds by fluke and is promoted to inspector. Opportunistic reporter Kristal Tin appears to be a blissful wife, but she is actually troubled by finances and is stuck between her daughter and second husband. The honest, dumb thief King Kong works hard to be a good person, but is forced to do desperate acts for a living. He and his partners Louis Yuen and Tyson Chak carry out a kidnapping, but abduct the wrong person. The "victim" Rachel Kan hijacks their kidnapping attempt and teaches them to kidnap her mother.

A plan that seems perfect, but along the way, there are mistakes... mistakes... mistakes...

Trying to cover up the mistakes, but instead creating even more mistakes; a supposedly loving and caring relationship, yet there is mutual suspicion. It sounds absurd, but real life is sometimes even more absurd than dramas! Using black humour to bring out a suspenseful plot and eccentric life, so surprising that you cannot stop watching.

Interest level: 3.5/5. Sounds intriguing!

Burning Hands

Life is like gambling. Win and it's money, lose and it's your life. All perspectives of life and mutual deception can be seen on the gambling table. Trust is the gambling chip, whoever is sincere is fated to be the loser!

In order to avenge his mentor, Ruco Chan, together with his sworn buddies Joel Chan and Rosina Lam, and fellow students of his mentor, each with a different specialty, challenge Gambling King Pal Sinn. But they fall into a scheme and are instead used to identify the mole in the casino.

The deeper into the story, the more intriguing it gets with schemes within schemes. The people that are closest are the people that cannot be close! It is difficult to distinguish between good and evil, a riddle that is never solved.

With filming in Macau, gambling, boxing matches, magic, speeding cars, gun battles... a teeming world that is a feast for the eyes.

Interest level: 4/5. This is the most interesting series that I look forward to!

Time Travelling Male Official

Three Ming Dynasty figures with unique talents – Edwin Siu who is highly skilled in martial arts, Raymond Cho who is intelligent and resourceful, and eunuch Matthew Ho who has exquisite culinary skills – search for the missing crown princess Grace Wong, who is being chased by an eunuch group. They accidentally travel through time and arrive in Hong Kong four centuries later! The three male officials use their ancient wisdom to help restaurant manager Kristal Tin advance in a large food corporation.

Everything seems to be settled, until they encounter a once-in-a-century fog. It is the last chance for them to return to the Ming Dynasty. Should they stay and become a modern person or return to the past and continue with the sorrowful fate that history has set for them?

Interest level: 2.5/5. There is now a mandatory time-travelling series every year. A poor man's The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow?

Revive Wulin

The Eastern Depot of the Ming Dynasty has decided to purge the wulin figures who portray themselves as chivalrous. All wulin sects are absorbed into the imperial court, heroes have vanished and eunuchs have taken over as leader of the sects.

The evil forces continue to expand, filling all of wulin with white horror. Everyone is afraid to speak out and hopes that a hero will appear to bring justice.

Edwin Siu, a storyteller who does not know martial arts, and Grace Chan, a former Eastern Depot official who had a change of heart and is skilled in martial arts, cannot stand to see this "plastic" version of wulin. They unite to lead a group of heroes who are past their prime to stand up again and save wulin together!

With a non-traditional wuxia world as the background, a series that is appropriate for ancient and modern times, it is humorous and will make people think back and smile.

Interest level: 1/5. TVB's wuxia series are a joke nowadays. 

My Ages Apart

The times change, but familial relations do not. When a middle-aged man goes back to being young, can everything really be unchanged?

The hottest investment banker Bobby Au-Yeung vows to defeat rival Moses Chan and dominate the investment industry. Because of a strange encounter, he transforms into a post-90s youth (James Ng)! Bobby poses as the illegitimate son of banking mogul Benz Hui to make his way into the bank and works his way up from the bottom, intending to become the successor. But his messy relationships with ex-wife Kristal Tin and confidant Maggie Siu, and Louis Cheung, whose identity is mysterious, are Bobby's biggest obstacles for advancement. Meanwhile, Moses, seeking to advance, marries Benz's daughter Ali Lee. The couple appears to be loving, but actually have their own ulterior motives.

A fantastical comedy for Hong Kong's 50 years, showing the conflicts between the old and new era. Only by changing our perspective can we see a different world.

Interest level: 3.5/5. May give it a try for the cast.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

TVB Calendar 2017



February - Provocateur

March - Destination Nowhere

April - The Unholy Alliance

May - The Unlawful Justice Squad


July - Line Walker: The Prelude

August - Oh My Grad

September - Heart and Greed

October - Deep in the Realm of Conscience

November - My Ages Apart


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