22 Feb 18, 10:55 PMllwy12: @jadul80: Hi there! LOL, that's a good question -- no promises, as I haven't been watching much lately. The old TVB series I've been re-watching are ones that most people are already familiar enough with that I'm not sure if I want to spend time on a review...
21 Feb 18, 11:05 PMjadul80: Hi,llwy12, when you post TVB old drama review again?:D
24 Jan 18, 11:12 PMllwy12: Yea, I'm still planning on doing up a post on the latest HKTV / Ricky Wong thing (those 2 articles I mentioned from last week) -- I know it's not really what we wanted to hear (prospect of HKTV resuming production getting dimmer as a result) but at least there's finally some info after hearing nothing for like 3-4 months....hoping to get that post up by this weekend...
24 Jan 18, 11:10 PMllwy12: In any case though, whatever the long term plans will be for Fox under Disney, I'm pretty sure that the 2 series already filmed (Trading Floor and Stain'd) won't be impacted much, since both are already completed series and just waiting for air date....future productions however could be impacted...
24 Jan 18, 11:08 PMllwy12: As for Fox..yea I'm actually wondering the same thing. When the news of Disney buying Fox first came out, I did read something where Fox Asia gave a generic statement saying nothing will change, but I'm honestly not sure, as that was very early in the talks. To be honest, it's hard to believe that nothing is going to change. Look at what Disney did to the Star Wars franchise since taking it over from George Lucas...their vision was obviously different from his and it shows....
24 Jan 18, 11:04 PMllwy12: According to Danny, they are going to start filming on season 2 after CNY...and they just got confirmation on a big name guest star who has agreed to film a cameo in the series (of course they didn't reveal who it was but supposedly it's someone big that they didn't think they could get but turns out the person agreed)...can't wait to find out who, lol
24 Jan 18, 11:02 PMllwy12: Instead, I've been scouring the internet for news about OCTB season 2 (which, coincidentally I read an article about today, since Danny Chan attended a promo event for his new movie and of course, reporters tried to get some inside scoop on OCTB's highly anticipated season 2, lol).
24 Jan 18, 11:00 PMllwy12: Yea, I agree about the HK productions thing, though so far all the web series that have been announced have been Mainland co-productions. Did you hear about the latest one that EEG is producing in collaboration with I can't remember whether it's Youku or Iqiyi -- they been doing promo for it the last couple days...it's called PTU and is another one of those police series (of course, HK's specialty, lol). I like some of the cast but not really interested in watching it.
24 Jan 18, 10:57 PMllwy12: @sport: LOL...definitely not trying to promote hate towards TVB but just trying to be honest with how things work in the industry so people aren't misled -- especially since the mainstream media doesn't necessarily cover this stuff.
24 Jan 18, 09:17 PMsport3888: Also with Fox being bought out by Disney I wonder how it would affect their original plan of expanding intot he HK market and filming HK series.
24 Jan 18, 09:15 PMsport3888: Honestly if Hk audience has to rely on internet series then there really needs to be more full HK based productions. Any Mainland collaborated series will not be well recieved.
24 Jan 18, 09:14 PMsport3888: @llwy12 haha I knew you would. Many of my hate towards TVB stems from the knowledge I've learned over the years through your blog! If there's any glimpse of hope with HKTV returning do let me know. The way I see it unless those internet series are entirely based in HK in production, cast, and crew like OCTB they are not going to be popular with the HK audience. So far I only know of the one with Chil Lam and Fiona Sit invested by Youku as well as Fox's series.
22 Jan 18, 07:45 AMllwy12: @sport: You know me well, lol! I’m typing up my “rant” on the anniversary awards right now so stay tuned!
21 Jan 18, 04:18 PMsport3888: Hi llwy12, waiting for your review of the TVB awards lol It was definitely rigged and a pork sharing show. So many unknown actresses. Many leads also didn't show up. You can tell TVB has loss it's glimpse and glamor. Can't wait until those Fox and that internet series with ChiLam releases so I can was HK series again. Of course I truly wish HKTV would come back as a web platform. If a dead station like ATV can revive as web network, no way HKTV shouldn't!
30 Nov 17, 07:50 AMLlwy12: @Tvbaddict: Yup — I saw the announcement yesterday and updated my post accordingly. Thanks for the note though!
29 Nov 17, 02:44 PMTvbaddict: Hihi, From what I heard (and read), Jacky's "NY" show is actually at Mohegan Sun (Connecticut) and not MSG. Wish it was at MSG instead! Prices range from $128-488 (!!!).
25 Jan 17, 02:47 PMsport3888: llwy12 do let me know when you find out about the US schedule! Also curious to know if all the US chosen venues will be 4 sided. Because quite frankly I think it will be a waste if they aren't but also difficul to find. I can only imagine rich casino cities like Las Vegas having that kind of venue.
25 Jan 17, 02:46 PMsport3888: Gosh I watched the fan vids on youtube with my parents and even they were impressed with jacky's concert! Gosh I was telling them they so missed out by not buying tickets to watch when they were in HK! Anyway we really want to watch his concert so for the1st time we would love to flying to las vegas to watch it when he comes over here! But before that I seriously hope Jacky Cheung's concert DVD will release soon! I'm dieing to watch the full version! The stage, the classic song tracklist!
12 Dec 16, 08:11 AMllwy12: Yea, probably won't find much on YouTube, especially with all the copyright implications and such. There are tons of videos on Weibo though, mostly from Mainland fans. By the way, I finally wrote up my post on Jacky's concert -- feel free to check it out and comment! Meanwhile, if I hear anything about U.S. dates, I'll definitely post it
12 Dec 16, 08:02 AMllwy12: @Tvbaddict: I'm actually thinking either summer months or end of the year for Jacky to come to U.S./Canada area...judging from his past few tours, it's usually around the time when his daughters are out of school, since he would need to be away from home for more than a few days and he can always take his family with him and turn it into a family trip.
11 Dec 16, 11:36 AMTvbaddict: I've been following up on his news too whether it's Weibo or crazy checking YouTube for videos unfortunately there hasn't been many updates as far as videos are concerned on YouTube I'm praying he'll come around our area towards the end of next year for the holidays cause that seems to be the time where he has time on his schedule. I'm not sure if he'll even find a place here to build that amazing stage though.
11 Dec 16, 11:34 AMTvbaddict: Yaaaassss
9 Dec 16, 07:58 AMllwy12: Oh and the song list – OMG, almost all his classics are on the list (he’s been singing 39 songs at each show and almost all of the songs have been “audience sing-alongs” because of all the classic hits that pretty much every Jacky fan knows).
9 Dec 16, 07:57 AMllwy12: Concert schedule is pretty much up to date though – that info is in the sidebar. I’m also waiting for them to announce the U.S. and Canada dates. I’m thinking it’s taking so long because Jacky is doing the 4-sided stage thing this tour and it’s hard to find a suitable place to build the stage (omg, the stage is awesome as well – I’ve been watching fan vids of the concert and also going through pictures and the stage is spectacular!!!)
9 Dec 16, 07:56 AMllwy12: The first HK show on 12/4 was AWESOME – and the stars that came out to support him made me jealous of that night’s audience, lol! With that said though, the Beijing kickoff shows were AWESOME as well – especially the last night in Beijing when Jacky’s buddy Tony Leung showed up to support him (not sure if you saw all the pictures of them hugging and laughing backstage – that “sweet moment” was all over the entertainment news next day, lol). So perhaps check back in a few days for posts?
9 Dec 16, 07:56 AMllwy12: Haha…of course I’m super-hyped about Jacky’s concert too! I’ve been keeping tabs on his concert mostly via Facebook and Weibo -- I would have to say that’s the best place to get Jacky’s concert news at the moment (aside from Universal’s website, which mostly has tour schedule and ticket information). I’m actually planning to do a writeup of his tour so far, especially the HK leg...
9 Dec 16, 07:54 AMllwy12: @tvbaddict: Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! LOL, yes my blog is still up and somewhat active, though I’m ashamed to say that I’ve been slacking on writing and posting stuff (just haven’t had the time)…working on it though -- hopefully should see some posts up soon!.
8 Dec 16, 02:00 PMTvbaddict: Hey llwy12! Glad your blog is still up and active. Decided to stop by after being hyped about jackys tour and wanted to see how it's going over here. Lol. Hope all is well with you! Just wondering if you know where I can find the rundown of jackys hk concert? Man I wish I could go to hk to see it. Praying he comes to the US (or even Canada)! Talk to you soon!
21 Nov 16, 07:15 AManxious><: Very worried that we got scammed because they didn't provide any seat numbers in the confirmation
21 Nov 16, 07:14 AManxious><: Hi, did anyone manage to get the physical tickets after purchasing from the viagogo site?
8 Nov 16, 11:13 AMllwy12: Outside of that, any other questions I usually try to answer back as soon as I can, so definitely don’t be afraid to ask!
8 Nov 16, 11:12 AMllwy12: No worries about asking me to write a review – don’t feel bad at all, lol. I definitely don’t mind people asking….in fact, feel free to ask whatever you want! My only thing is that I may not be able to accommodate all requests due to time constraints on my side…if you don’t mind waiting though, there’s a possibility I might eventually get to the request later on down the road (referring mostly to stuff such as article translations, reviews, write ups and other blog posts).
8 Nov 16, 11:11 AMllwy12: to see live, but I was able to watch on DVD or videotape (back when videotapes still existed, lol).
8 Nov 16, 11:11 AMllwy12: I went to his previous 2 concert tours (the ½ Century one in 2011/2012 and the Year of Jacky Cheung one in 2007/2008) and both were absolutely awesome! I actually did reviews/recaps on both shows on my blog in case you’re interested in reading – if you can’t find the posts, let me know and I’ll pull them up for you. Even though I’ve been a Jacky fan for close to 3 decades now, I’ve unfortunately only been to 2 of his concerts – all his concert tours prior to 2007 I didn’t get the chance to se
8 Nov 16, 11:10 AMllwy12: @JafoA: Hi again! Hey, are you a Jacky fan too? Yes, I definitely plan on going to Jacky’s Classic Tour concert, I’m just waiting for them to announce the U.S. dates. I’ve been going through all the stuff that fellow fans have been posting about the Beijing, Chongqing, and Shenzhen shows and am truly looking forward to seeing Jacky live again!
7 Nov 16, 10:43 PMJafoA: Btw, I also have two rather personal questions, if you don’t mind me asking. Do you plan to attend Jacky’s A Classic Tour? And have you ever been to his concert(s) or seen him in person?
7 Nov 16, 10:37 PMJafoA: I’m sorry to have asked you to do a BOGAE review. You don’t have to, but of course I’d appreciate any commentary or behind-the-scene tidbits. I will definitely check back with you. Thanks so much!!
7 Nov 16, 10:34 PMJafoA: @llwy12: Thank you for the quick replies!! I am absolutely a fan of “older TVB”, but unfortunately I didn’t watch as many old series (mostly the ones from 1980s) as you did. I actually watched BOGAE a couple of years ago, but this recent viewing made me love it even more. I have seen LBIA, but will be re-watching it soon. I’m really fond of Deric and his acting ability. Seriously, TVB had better leave the classics alone!!
7 Nov 16, 12:50 PMllwy12: Also, I’m not fond of writing reviews, as they are extremely draining for me due to how particular I am about my writing and also content. Let me go through my stuff to see if I can find an old article or behind-the-scenes commentary about the series and maybe I can use that to write up something. Feel free to check back in case I get around to posting up about it…
7 Nov 16, 12:49 PMllwy12: As for a review of BOGAE – I’ll think about it, but no guarantees, as I’m kind of backlogged already with around a dozen blog posts in draft mode that I haven’t gotten around to finishing yet (plus a list of stuff that I want to translate/write about but just haven’t found the time to start).