1. I've been following every little tidbits on Ghetto Justice 2.
I will be !#$%^&*(&*@^!ing if Kevin didn't get his best actor award come Dec 5th, the TVB awards. If it's up to me, I'll give one to Myolie as well and the drama, just coz she's her least annoying self playing an easily extremely bratty annoying noisy character (ie her usual typecast)
It's the craze of town even in production, crowd/tourists attraction (my Mama even makes an excuse to try out some 'food' there just to be nosy, *sigh*)
Other dramalands have their prettyboy Flower4, and in HK we have our ShamShuiPo F4:
2. Triumph in the Sky 2. Purely for the eye candies. It's Julian Cheung, Bosco Wong, Roy Ng, Raymond Lam…as pilots
I can't even stand the first Triumph in the Sky, so it'll take many miracles for this to be decent. But if the guys can watch their PanAm/PlayboyBunnies dramas, we can droolz at hotties in uniforms and PLOT! And it's Chilam!! He will never ever be a great actor, but nobody is blinking an eyelash nitpicking.
3. War and Beauty 2. Not really, the 8 years after the original captivated me and still hold the best written HKdrama last decade had every chip of its lustrous goldenness licked off at least once a year in those excruciating TVB Anniversary extravaganza. But, I'm loyal and I can't look away.
4. I've jabbed at the copycating, bombarding us easily with 5/6 productions on the Chu Han Contention/ LiuBang XiangYu tragic bromance! http://mookiehyun.livejournal.com/36175.html and hahaha it'll not be TVB if they didn't join that sandbox.
And they have TWO possible productions in the works come 2012!!! It's all tentative, and the seasoned TVB cynic in me can't help but think it's just to boost catfights and tabloids coverage. It's not a new thing TVB has fractions and gangs fighting over every little thing. I've a feeling the backstage fights will be more amusing than the drama(s) alone.
Both are named variations of 'Empress Lu' and just to make it juicier, one is staring Tavia Yeung, who rise to fame is being a doppelgänger of Maggie Cheung who was/is the top TVB leading lady back then. Maggie then had some serious health problems and she's finally back to almost her top form. I'm casually watching her Forensic Files3 atm, nth to spazz about, I just miss her dearly. It'll always be Maggie>Tavia for me.
It's the guys that have me more conflicted. Bosco vs Kevin. Bosco has long been my TVB ILubU, even back in Under the Canopy of Love. Kevin got a best actor award. He and Niki is still one of the best loved TVB CP….but I find Kevin very hammy back then and only had eyes for Bosco. But I'm crazy about Kevin atm. It's the perfect 1-2 punch of great work in Ghetto Justice then BBJX, drastically different roles, handled with absolutely perfect control both counts. I guess I've talked myself into Kevin>Bosco.
Looks like Tavia/Bosco version will be much more fluffy and filled with fanservice. I'm sure Maggie and Kevin will deliver a much more serious work TVB can allow, but then I have the guaranteed proper GuoXiXi's 楚汉传奇 (Legend of Chu and Han) to look forward to, and that will run any TVB historical over like roadkill. A case of neither here nor there.
Our various Empresses, it takes a strength of titanium to NOT roflamobbq at the topL XDDDDDD
Legend of Chu and Han is in the middle of filming already, it floors me just seeing how much training and preproduction went in for any 'small' scene.
Actress QinLan is already playing the notorious Empress Lu in another production, The Last Supper (she's gf of LuChuan the PD/writer) Here she'll play Empress Lu before she's empress, and we'll get to meet the couple before Liu's ascension, the infancy of a 400 yr long dynasty and how splashing $1.7bil RMB looks on our TV screen.
and *swooooonnn* myUncleCrush!