Square Pegs (戆夫成龙)

I wrote the review half way back in ’08. Finally able to finish it… So, here it is! Let me know if you have any comments.

ps: all TVB reviews will be on the right panel under “TVB reviews”


Review for Healing Hands III

*Updated 11.19.2008 : The review is now upload under “TVB Review”.

Finally finished the review…. Whe! It was hard to write! Not because that I can’t capture the storyline. It is because for every sentence I wrote,  I compared it back to its predecessors (HH1 & HH2). Now, I am a HUGE fans of HH1 since I like the medical storyline in general and of course, the casts brought much entertainment to the screen. When HH1 came to the last episode, I was hoping that TVB would produce HH2. It was just too many questions left unanswered. Alas, I got my wish (I’m sure it was also the wish of all HH1’s fans) and HH2 came part surprise and part disappointment.  But bottom line, it was still okay to watch (even after they killed of Ada Choi’s Jackie). Then I thought HH2 will be the end of “Healing Hands”. I guessed I was wrong.

I saw HH3’s sales presentation somewhere on the internet (I forgot where but I ever find it again, I’ll post the link). Anyhow, at that point I already somewhat lost interest at “Healing Hands” in general as I know the casts would be totally different. I visited several reviews pages on HH3 and there were a lot of mix results. But most of them shared common point: the rating is below 6 (on the scale of 10). I was curious enough to rent HH3 and I have to tell you after I finished it, I had to agree with the common rating.  I found myself forwarding the tapes as I went and only stopped when it was Paul or Henry or MC’s storyline.

Yet, for the sake of completeness (I already wrote one on both HH1 & HH2), I decided to go ahead with HH3’s review. It is finally done and I am going to post it sometimes tonight (left my flash drive at the office. duh!)

Please be advice that I don’t have high rating for this series so my advance apologizes if the review turns out to be too bias for some of the readers. If you think I should add more info in there, please feel free to let me know. You know where to find me  🙂 .

“Golden Faith” Review

Recently re-watched “Golden Faith”, thus the review is up. A slight change of plan from my other TVB reviews 🙂

So, Alice and gangs, off you go with “Golden Faith” review 🙂 . Again, it is not perfect and purely my opinions. So, if any of you have comments or opinions, please feel free to send me  a message..

What TVB serials am I currently watching?

I don’t really know what to update on this blog 🙂 So, per Alice :P, I am putting in my current list of TVB serials.

BTW, the review of Healing Hands I is up now. Next one should be HH2.

So, what the heck am I watching now? Let see….

1. Re-watching “At The Threshold of An Era (创世纪) I&II”. Most TVB fans should be familiar with this serial with Gallen Lo, Roger Kwok, Sunny Chan, Kenix Kwok, Ada Choi, Flora Chan, etc…. Love the brotherly chemistry of Gallen/Roger and its dynamic storyline, admitted a very long one. Should be finish re-watching by next week. 🙂

2. Just finished “When A Dog Loves A Cat (当狗爱上猫)”. A light/heavy 20 episodes drama/comedy involving dogs and cats. “Light” in the sense of comedy but “heavy” in the sense of heavily promoted to include Gallen Lo. He is back! Yeah!

3. Also just finished re-watching “Golden Faith (流金岁月)”. Love Gallen Lo/Jessica Hsuan on-screen chemistry. Actually when I watched it last time, it wasn’t a full 45 episodes, just a bit of pieces here and there. Btw, in case you haven’t realise yet, I am one of many big fans of Gallen Lo 😀 Anyway, it is quite interesting to see Gallen Lo/Myolie Wu in “Golden Faith” and “When A Dog Loves A Cat” at the same time, 2 very different feelings.

So, Alice, that’s just about it on my TVB list! The next one I am really looking forward to will be CCTV production “Smoke Signal” with Gallen Lo and Flora Chan. Anyone who know when it will be aired, please let me know 🙂

Reviews…reviews…and more reviews…

Hmm…Finally find time to start on my drama reviews. The fact that my friends will definitely be cheering on. LOL

So, here is the first page, and it happen to be one of TVB classic “Detective Investigation Files” that I recently re-watch.

Just a word of caution: ALL the reviews that I write or will write will most probably contain spoilers. I know some of them are old serials, but not all of you watched what I already watched – I know some of my friend haven’t. Another thing is I write the review because of my particular interests in drama, especially Mediacorp (Singapore) and TVB (HK). Most of them are the series that I recently watch and some of them are based on my memories. Basic line: it is not perfect.

Obviously, I can’t tell readers what drama to like and not to like (or even hate), so whatever I put in my reviews is purely my opinion. So, I certainly welcome any suggestions, info, or even opinions on any particular series. Just don’t throw me hate mails…:D