By the way, best dressed got to be Liza Wong. For once she isn't straining to grab attention but her red gown and that gorgeous necklace was as dramatic and as gorgeous.
Title梟雄 / Hiu Hung
Lord Of Shanghai
26.10.2015 until TBA
Cast-Character & Synopsis
JaynestarsA SHORT INTROWhen was the last time I ever said "WOW! So many people! Can't remember the names!!" for a TVB series? Never until now.Anyway no recap. But I am doing a "Anthony Wong Chau Sang Flawless Acting Watch" which basically means I am watching him in every episode hoping each episode he exceeds my expectations with one singular moment of greatness. Just one, I am not greedy. Like Francis Ng, Anthony Wong gracing our TV screen is a blessing for all. He may not be a handsome guy or young or the slightest bit humble or friendly, but man can he act! Subtle and yet everything. Wayne Lai next to him seems a tad amateurish! But just a tad. Delicious combination. Kent Tong is the weakest of the 3 but even he is ok since he never was famous for his acting (more famous as the man who drove Barbara Yung to suicide even if that is not accurate at all or maybe the love rat and even that is also not quite true). Anthony wasn't always a great actor, like Sean Lau and Francis Ng and Tony Leung and even Stephen Chow, they all started at TVB and they were mediocre actors once but with great potential even if they weren't exactly heartthrobs level. They weren't Andy Lau. But look at Anthony now! I wasn't planning on watching this series but I was hooked after episode 1, simply because of the level of performances I see and also so many people!Hopefully the story justifies the level of talent we see onscreen.So let's begin with my "Anthony Wong Chau Sang Flawless Acting Watch". I hope I can fine screencaps but somehow I don't see those bothering with screencaps will ever watch this show let alone screencapture his scenes.
Three tycoons having a meeting where Anthony informed them the opium had to be taken by the central government's guards and he found out before that someone stole the opium and it was some commander (from the war lords) who took it who had info from someone... and he was casually pointing to Wayne...
Wayne is the angry arrogant explosive one and he and Kent are just never on the same page despite all 3 are sworn brothers running the same company selling opium. Kent is the big brother and probably the most educated. Wayne is the least educated, probably from poor background whilst Anthony, the youngest still has his small town accent which I believe he doesn't shake off perhaps as his defiance against the change of times, like he is keeping one part of himself true for himself. Anyway he is from small town, least educated and the most reasonable one of the 3 even if he will kill if he has to. Anyway Kent just beaten Wayne's man to a pulp and is at Wayne's house uninvited. Anthony was there, invited. Kent wasn't happy and Anthony was worried about these 2 explosive men meeting when suddenly Wayne appeared and apologised to Kent and even kneel and apologised again!! Kent was shocked, everyone was but Anthony, moment of genius where one second he was thinking hard trying to diffuse the "bombs" when suddenly Wayne apologised and so next second Anthony was so shocked his eyes huge and bulging and basically was shocked into total and absolute silence.
Anthony was just informed his mentor was beaten whilst saving his opium addicted son... Anthony looked concerned and next second he was told his mentor died on his way to the hospital and suddenly Anthony was silent, in shock and seconds later as he said he is fine, his reddened teary eyes betrayed his emotions that he is keeping in check. As the seconds ticked by, his eyes got redder, still expressionless but you can see his grief, his turmoil, his pain at the news.
張保仔 / CHEUNG PO-TSAI
Captain Of Destiny
21.09.2015 to TBA
Cast-Character & Synopsis
First Impressions and full episodic thoughts from Episodes 1 to 20 can be found HERE. This present post will have my brief write ups from episodes 20 onwards.
Evidence 2 : Does the other prince strike you as that smart and opinionated as Man Ho?So the answer is pretty obvious. Man Ho is no prince. Question is does Eunuch Lai know? I mean who could have got the kid for her? Oh this is TVB; concubines can leave the palace like it is the Hilton.
Evidence 3 : Man Ho has no recollection of life before 3. He did have the fever, lost memory.
Evidence 4 : Shun was praying and said she did something when Man Ho was so sick and she did not finish her sentence. In K drama she would have continued in her mind, stating the full story. Obviously in that 1 year Man Ho died and so she plucked a similar looking child with same disease and make him Man Ho. She said she had no choice to do what she did since the competition amongst concubines were high.
Evidence 5 : Flashback of CPT with his older sick brother some episodes ago. Except did that sick boy strike you as being ONLY THREE YEARS OLD?!
"Ha Sim, you don't need to be a vegetarian for 3 years to absolve my sins. Those who were killed were pirates who when they were alive bullied our poor defenseless people. They deserved their end. What sins have I committed?" - Man Ho (Ep 20) "Why not like this? I will cover my eyes, pretend I can't see anything and you (Yim) can take this emperor's robe and cut a hole through it and with it behind my back stab me once and for all with another trumped up charge... will that do?" - Man Ho (Ep 21)
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