Currently Watching

I'm currently watching a few series right now, some new and others old. There are 4 series that I started- Off Pedder, E.U., Greatness of a Hero, and A Herbalist Affair.



Off Pedder- I'm not sure what episode I'm on- maybe around episode 60? This series resembles Best Selling Secrets since it has most of the same cast and is cast against a work environment. The series started off a little slow but some of the episodes are pretty good. My favorite storylines involve Wayne Lai since his character's motives are a little more mysterious and the relationships between Stephen Au, Teresa Mo, and Florence Kwok. Some of the episodes are a little boring but it makes a good background when I'm writing up some posts. =) The thing I like about these type of series is that it gives some supporting actors a lot more screen time than they might normally get in regular series. Tsui Wing is one of the main actors in this series, but before this (and Best Selling Secrets), he barely had anything more than a line in any given series. I also like Jim Tang as Gary and Gary Chiu as Marco, but especially Jim Tang since he has a lot of potential and he's cute! Other cast members include Wong Cho Lam, Aimee Chan, and Joyce Cheng and this opportunity gives them a chance to improve on their acting.

Greatness of a Hero- I'm on episode 6 so far and I'm liking it a lot, especially Sunny Chan and Bernice Liu. They make a really cute couple! It's very interesting in watching an ancient series where females actually have a lot of power instead of the regular dismissive roles so that's already a good change. I'm excited to see what else is going to happen in this series.

E.U.- I'm on episode 4 and loving this most of all! I think it combines the best of the first 2 series to make a great sequel (the teaching and lessons of the first one combined with the action of the second one). All the acting is pretty good so far and Elanne Kong is even not that bad. I think I was just expecting the worst but she's actually okay and she's really pretty and has big eyes! The beginning is off to a great start!

A Herbalist Affair- This is an older series with Roger Kwok, Charmaine Sheh, and Melissa Ng. Let me just say that Charmaine has the ugliest haircut in this series- She looks a lot prettier and younger now. You can also see how greatly her acting has improved from then to now. However, this series is so boring! I'm taking forever to finish it. I'm on episode 13 right now and I want to give up. The storyline is so slow and nothing seems to really happen. The only thing I like is the theme song which is sung by Andy Hui and Flora Chan.


5 comments:

hyn5 said...

I really enjoyed "A Herbalist's Affair" because I liked watching Melissa in it. Also, I liked Derek Li and Eileen Yeow's relationship. That was basically Derek's only series (not counting his guest appearance in "Le Femme Desperado"). Ha ha...

Also, "Just Love II" and "Burning Flame III" are not confirmed to air after "The King of Snooker" and "Man in Charge."

AC said...

I was wondering who plays Roger's brother, because I've never seen him before. That's kinda weird that he had such a big role and then was never seen again.

hyn5 said...

I'm pretty sure those are the only 2 series he's ever filmed. He is known for his great hosting abilities. The media always praise him for his fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. :)

dreamxpaili said...

i'm watching Off Pedder and Greatness of a hero right now. Off Pedder is an awesome show to watch when you have nothing else better to do, and i do agree with you, wayne's character is so mysterious, sometimes i really dislike him b/c i can't figure out if he's nice or mean, and other times, he's very amusing to watch. and of course the three way relationship with florence, stephen, and theresa. :D also very very funny. and Jim Tang!! i think he's the best looking guy out of everybody in the cast. and him and "Icy" match very well. i think they are very cute together :D

AC said...

I wonder if Wayne is in the mix with Florence, Stephen and Teresa since sometimes I think that Wayne and Teresa make a cute couple. Or maybe it's that Stephen and Florence made a great couple in Best Selling Secrets and I would love them together again!

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