“The Forgotten Valley” Ratings Top Over TVB Anniversary Dramas

“The Forgotten Valley” Ratings Top Over TVB Anniversary Dramas

The period drama The Forgotten Valley <平安谷之詭谷傳說> starring Raymond Wong Ho-yin (黃浩然), Grace Chan (陳凱琳), and Louisa So (蘇玉華) was an anticipated success, and according to a rumor, the drama achieved an average rating of 26 points last week, defeating TVB blockbuster dramas such as Heart and Greed <溏心風暴3> and My Ages Apart <誇世代>.

This rumored rating didn’t even take into account the “seven day all-platform total ratings points”, a method that TVB has been using to report its viewership ratings. Due to this method, TVB has changed to reporting viewership ratings every two weeks instead of every week.

TVB anniversary drama “Heart and Greed” failed to leave a lasting impression on HK audiences.

On its last week of broadcast, My Ages Apart reported an all-platform average viewership rating of 27.8 points. TVB’s other anniversary drama, Heart and Greed, reported 24.5 points on the same week The Forgotten Valley started airing.

The final first-week rating for The Forgotten Valley has not been determined yet, but it is speculated that the total ratings would most be higher than both My Ages Apart and Heart and Greed.

“The Forgotten Valley” includes social commentary on women’s rights during 1910’s China.

The Forgotten Valley producer, Andy Chan (陳耀全), is thrilled about the success of his new show. He shared and interesting story from Raymond: “A woman who stayed in the bed next to him was urged by her son to pack and leave the hospital, but the woman said she wanted to watch an episode of The Forgotten Valley before leaving!”

The Forgotten Valley takes place in the early years of Republican Era China, and centers on a group of women who band together to fight the patriarchy that has so long controlled their lives. Lau Kong (劉江), Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗), Katy Kung (龔嘉欣), Louis Yuen (阮兆祥), Zoie Tam (譚凱琪), and Jess Sum (沈卓盈) also star. The first episode premiered on January 15, 2018.

Source: HK01.com

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A Predictable Cheesy Ending for “Heart and Greed”

A Predictable Cheesy Ending for “Heart and Greed”

Heart and Greed <溏心風暴3> has finally ended, but the safe and predictable ending is so cheesy viewers don’t know why they even bothered.

The TVB anniversary drama, the third installment to the Heart of Greed franchise, aired its final episode on Friday, January 19. The ending surprised no one, especially if you read the reported spoilers. In standard Heart of Greed fashion, the story finished with a happy ending—all the good people lived happily ever after while the bad people get their punishment

In the last episode, Kau (Bosco Wong 黃宗澤) realizes his wrongdoings and is released from jail as a brand new person. Not only does his family forgive him, he immediately ties the knot with his soul mate Son (Priscilla Wong 黃翠如) and the two live happily ever after. Kau’s niece Venus (Sharon Chan 陳敏之) finds happiness with boyfriend Gei (Ben Wong 黃智賢), while ex-boyfriend Nic (Michael Tong 唐文龍), who had betrayed her feelings, is left struggling in another relationship. Kyle (Vincent Wong 王浩信) and Belle (Eliza Sam 岑麗香) can finally be together, joining their two families as well. Even Adam (Lee Shing-cheong 李成昌) and his wife have changed their evil ways.

The final scene features Ching Ba (Ha Yu), waking up from his coma, and calls out his savior, Alan’s (Joseph Lee) name.

All in all, it was a pretty predictable, cheesy ending with no surprises.

Source: HK01.com

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“Heart and Greed” Finale Spoilers Revealed

“Heart and Greed” Finale Spoilers Revealed

WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for the TVB drama Heart and Greed, ending January 19, 2018. 

Spoilers for the final week of Heart and Greed <溏心風暴3> has dropped, and it’s going to be a roller-coaster ride.

The TVB anniversary drama—the third installment to the Heart of Greed franchise—will be airing its final episode on January 19. As the drama has completed its broadcast in Mainland China, spoilers for the last week of episodes have already circulated in Hong Kong forums, revealing the ending to our favorite—or most hated—characters.

Foh Jeh and Nine Turn Hostile

To save her father’s business, Belle (portrayed by Eliza Sam 岑麗香) marries into the wealthy Yeung family, but her blissful marriage with Brian (portrayed by Jason Chan 陳智燊) ends tragically after he passes away in a car accident. Deemed unlucky, Brian’s mother (portrayed by Mary Hon 韓馬利) kicks her out of the house.

Meanwhile, Nine (portrayed by Bosco Wong 黃宗澤) is seeking to claim his family’s business, and demands his nephew Kyle (portrayed by Vincent Wong 王浩信) to arrange a transfer where shares of their company would automatically go under Nine’s name in one year, thus making him the company’s largest shareholder. They get in a huge legal battle, which Kyle loses. The relationship between Nine and his older sister Foh Jeh (portrayed by Louise Lee 李司祺), also the mother of Kyle, turns hostile and estranged.

Wong Wing-ching Falls Into a Coma

Sonia (portrayed by Priscilla Wong 黃翠如) confesses her love to Nine in a drunken stupor, but Nine rejects her advances due to his impotence. Sonia then tells him that she doesn’t mind, and the two get together. During this time, Nine hears about a new medical breakthrough that could potentially fix his problem.

With his ambition growing, Nine works alongside Adam Hui (portrayed by Lee Shing-cheong 李成昌), the CEO of Hui Cheuk Hang Group, to purchase a casino in Macau. Nine’s brother-in-law Wong Wing-ching (portrayed by Ha Yu 夏雨) is against Nine’s casino advances and tries to stop him at the press conference announcement, but in the midst of chaos, Wing-ching injures his head and falls into a coma. Kyle remembers that his father’s ex-lover, Shum Tsui (portrayed by Nora Miao 苗可秀), holds a few stocks in the company, and rushes to Canada to bring her back to save the business.

Nine Marries Sonia, Kyle and Belle Finally Get Together

Eager to win the casino license, Nine creates a fake accounting slip so the wealthy businesswoman Heung Ching-yi (portrayed by guest star Liza Wang 汪明荃) could continue supporting him. Upon getting discovered by the authorities, Nine is sentenced to two years and ten months in prison.

Nine tearfully apologizes to Foh Jeh for his rebelliousness and crimes, and the siblings make up. After completing his sentence, Foh Jeh and Kyle takes Nine to the wedding venue, where he marries Sonia on the spot. The lovers share a passionate kiss.

In Portugal, Kyle realizes that his love for Belle never changed, and fate finally brings them together. They share a tearful and romantic kiss. After returning to Hong Kong, Belle’s mother (portrayed by Michelle Yim 米雪) approves of their union, and urges them to get married.

As for Kyle’s older sister Venus (portrayed by Sharon Chan 陳敏之), her doomed romance with the married Nic (portrayed by Michael Tong 唐文龍) ends in separation. Venus finds new love in Kei (portrayed by guest star Ben Wong 黃智賢), while Nic’s wife Daphne (portrayed by Bianca Wu 胡琳) ends up leaving him. In their last scene, Venus watches Nic taking care of a pregnant woman—it turns out that Nic has decided to move on to another wife.

The last scene of the show is of Alan Hui (portrayed by Joseph Lee 李國麟), watching Wong-ching in the hospital bed. Wong-ching wakes up and sees him.

Source: Mingpao.com

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“Heart and Greed”: Is This the Reason Why Bosco Wong Betrayed His Family?

“Heart and Greed”: Is This the Reason Why Bosco Wong Betrayed His Family?

The TVB anniversary drama Heart and Greed <溏心風暴3> is approaching its last two weeks of broadcast, and fans have questions to ask. The drama—the third installment to the successful TVB franchise known for its melodramatic family narrative—hasn’t quite yet reached the climax of the story. Though the two families of Wong and Hui are at discord, fans of the series are expecting members of the Wong family to turn on each other at any minute.

And the wait won’t be long.

In a new teaser clip released by TVB, Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), who plays the younger brother of Louise Lee (李司祺), battles against own his family in court. What happened, and why the sudden change in Bosco?

Apparently, Bosco’s sudden change in attitude had all stemmed from his trip to Malaysia. Bosco, who was never interested in business and only wanted to spend his time meeting women, slept with a woman who was the younger sister of a Malaysian triad boss. Though Louise pulled strings to get him out of danger, Bosco fell off a cliff and injured his spine, which rendered him unable to ambulate. He eventually learned how to walk again, but the injury made him impotent.

Bosco’s injury lead him to reconsider his meaning in life. Upon witnessing the power of Asia’s top ten wealthiest individuals, Bosco decided on working his way to earn that title as well, even if it takes to betray his family.

Source: HK01.com

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“Heart and Greed” Nora Miao Had Affairs with Bruce Lee and Pat Poon

“Heart and Greed” Nora Miao Had Affairs with Bruce Lee and Pat Poon

The threequel to TVB’s hit series may not be meeting up to the standards of its predecessors, but credit must be given where credit is due—there’s no doubt that TVB did put some thought into making the show, and it definitely shows.

For one, TVB invited ex-actress Nora Miao (苗可秀) back into the Hong Kong showbiz, and she offered her first TVB appearance to Heart and Greed <溏心風暴3>, appearing in four episodes as a guest star. Nora has been more or less out of showbiz since the late 1980’s, and the 65-year-old lives in Toronto, Canada permanently.

Nora made her debut in 1971, starring in films produced by Golden Harvest. Nora is perhaps best known for being Bruce Lee’s (李小龍) frequent collaborator, having appeared opposite Bruce in films like The Big Boss <唐山大兄> and The Way of the Dragon <猛龍過江>. Nora is also the only actress to share an on-screen kiss with Bruce, for the 1972 film Fist of Fury <精武門>. According to news reports, Nora and Bruce eventually started a relationship, despite the fact that Bruce was already married to Linda Lee Cadwell. Nora never denied these reports.

In 1987, Nora started an affair with Pat Poon (潘志文) during the filming of ATV’s The Rise and Fall of Qing Dynasty <滿清十三皇朝>. According to rumors at the time, Nora was the reason why Pat’s wife convinced him to emigrate to Vancouver. Although Nora and Pat are no longer romantically linked, the two have remained friends, and have close confidants for over 30 years.

“Heart and Greed” Nora Miao Had Affairs with Bruce Lee and Pat Poon

Perhaps she’s doing a homage to herself, but Nora’s character in Heart and Greed reflects her own personal life. Playing Ha Yu’s (夏雨) ex-lover, Nora comes back into his life years later, perhaps to wreck havoc on his family.

Source: HK01.com

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2017 TVB Anniversary Awards Predictions

2017 TVB Anniversary Awards Predictions

The 2017 TVB Anniversary Awards is just around the corner, and with half of the nominees for Best Actor and Actress already revealed, it is time for some major TV King and Queen predictions.

For this season, the 2017 TVB Anniversary Awards will not be held until January 2018—perhaps this extended time is to make room for anniversary dramas My Ages Apart <誇世代> and Heart and Greed <溏心風暴3> to run for the race. My Ages Apart, which stars Bobby Au-yeung (歐陽震華) and Moses Chan (陳豪), won’t air its last episode until January 12, 2018. Heart and Greed will end its run on January 19, 2018.

For this reason, it seems highly likely that Bobby Au-yeung, Moses Chan, and Heart and Greed’s Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) and Ha Yu (夏雨) would make it into the top five Best Actor nominations for their performances in their respective dramas. This dampens Vincent Wong (王浩信) and Kenneth Ma’s (馬國明) chances to win TV King, despite their popularity.

Though Ali Lee (李佳芯) won Best Actress for her role in Legal Mavericks <踩過界> back in October in Singapore, the possibility of her making it into top five nominations at the anniversary awards is not high. Ali Lee’s Best Actress nomination is not for her performance in Legal Mavericks but in My Ages Apart, which is not getting the same amount of buzz.

What are your predictions for TV King and Queen?

Source: HK01.com

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