TV Dramas: Bad Boys No Longer the Trend

TV Dramas: Bad Boys No Longer the Trend

Once upon a time not so long ago, bad boys were something that all drama-loving girls would fall for. From Meteor Garden’s <流星花園> Dao Mingsi to Devil Beside You’s <惡魔在身邊> Ahmon, bad boys were the trend that defined idol dramas of the 2000’s.

But as we officially hit the late 2010’s, it appears that bad boys are no longer the main act for business. Starting with 2011’s In Time with You <我可能不會愛你>, the “sweet boy”—or warm boy (暖男)—became the one where all girls would fall for. Gone were the days when girls would chase after angsty boys who were broken and mistaken; now all they want is someone who is kind, loving, and supportive.

This transition from bad boy and good boy isn’t just happening to Taiwan and Korea—its influence is affecting Hong Kong dramas too. Manipulative bad boys like Bosco Wong’s (黃宗澤) Sheldon in 2016’s Two Steps from Heaven <幕後玩家> got more hate than love, while simpler characters like Kenneth Ma’s (馬國明) Ma Kwai in The Exorcist’s Meter <降魔的> is getting all the love letters. In fact, Kenneth’s good, obedient image is the reason why he is still so popular with girls, despite not having the handsome looks of Bosco Wong nor the athletic image of Vincent Wong (王浩信).

The formula for popularity is changing, and it’s exciting to know what would happen next.


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Bosco Wong’s Bad Mouth Started Rumors with Priscilla Wong

Bosco Wong’s Bad Mouth Started Rumors with Priscilla Wong

Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) took some time off his filming schedule for Heart and Greed <溏心風暴3> to attend the grand opening event for a clothing brand. Mentioning that Korean actress Song Hye-kyo (宋慧喬) was also invited to the event, Bosco said he had been looking forward to meet her in person.

bosco wong song hye kyoThe actor praised Song Hye-kyo’s elegance and beautiful temperament, which he believes to be a very important quality for women. Asking if his rumored girlfriend, Japanese model Jun, would get jealous after hearing these compliments, Bosco simply said, “No.” (Would you talk about Song Hye-kyo’s great temperament in front of her?) “Let me learn how to say that word in Korean first, but I can see this coming up in casual conversation.”

Reporters then mentioned Bosco’s Heart and Greed costar Priscilla Wong (黃翠如), who plays one of his love interests on the show. According to some tabloids, Bosco and Priscilla grew very close on set, incurring the jealousy of Priscilla’s boyfriend Edwin Siu (蕭正楠).

Bosco laughed at the reports. “Why would Edwin be jealous now? We had much more intense [intimate scenes] in our last drama together. In this drama, we’re kind of in a love-hate relationship, and we joke around a lot. Of course there will be kissing scenes, but they won’t be as intense as the last one.”

Bosco’s previous collaboration with Priscilla was for Two Steps from Heaven <幕後玩家>. One of their most intimate scenes—a long make-out session in a car—topped headlines last year.

“After filming Two Steps from Heaven, I got really close with Edwin, Priscilla, and [Louis Cheung (張繼聰)]. They’re really like my brothers. I actually told Edwin the other day about my rumors (with Priscilla) and he’s not worried about them at all. He considers Priscilla a man anyways.”

“But this is really all my fault,” Bosco added in afterthought. “I said too much. I have a bad mouth. During our last press meet I joked about how this drama didn’t give me any rumors, but I spoke too soon. I’ll watch what I say next time.”

Source: Oriental Daily

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TVB Anniversary Awards 2016: Ruco Chan and Nancy Wu are netizens’ favourites

The nominations list for the TVB Anniversary Awards 2016 are released recently. Many popular series such as A Fist Within Four Walls <城寨英雄>, House of Spirits <一屋老友記> and Dead Wrong <致命復活> are nominated and some awards categories are also widely debated by the netizens. Netizens have also cast their predictions on some important categories. Best Leading Actress: Nancy […]