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  • @kaykay I find that her hurt and dilemma of intruding in the relationship as the best I have seen. It is a tough role. Normally the role is portraying as direct evil husband steal like Kenix Kwok in ‘Born Rich’. Michael Tong who I once tipped to be first lead over a decade ago has seriously improved since his stint in China. The love relationships have been done well in this Heart of Greed. The family bond though is not as strong as the previous series. Only Susanna and Ha Yu of the veterans have kept the standard up supported by Louis Yuen.
  • @jimmyszeto disagree that Sharon Chan is underrated. I find her acting so-so at best, which isn't good considering how long she's been in the industry. I feel like she's had little improvement over the years. I do agree that she and Michael are both very professional in their portrayal though. There are just certain aspects of their interactions that makes me feel uncomfortable. For example, after their first sexual encounter, she asked him the next morning "how was I?" or something along the lines of that and it just came off so awkward and strange. They also made her character transition so abrupt. All of a sudden she stopped dressing conservatively and her glasses disappeared? I dunno, just not sold on it. Even Moon's performance as a third party in Two Steps From Heaven was better.
  • One real difference is that Heart of Greed does not have the strong family bonding feel as the earlier versions. The veterans have either deteriorated in acting (Louise Lee) or given much less screen time (Michelle Yim)
  • recycle plot who doesn't now a day, every drama will now have similar plot, HOG3 is very watchable their still in the phase of introducing and building up the characters, im sure its gonna be more dramatic and intense as we reach the last portion of the serie but so far enjoying the comedy side of it.
  • @llwy12 Good insight as always. "Based on the above, you guys can formulate your opinion however you wish. Personally though, I think the piece about using recycled storylines and characters because “that’s what the audiences want” is a load of crap. LKH is obviously still of the old mentality where the thinking is that TVB’s target audience is and always will be see lais (housewives) who like to spend their free time reading gossip mags and watching mindless soap operas on TV — they don’t want to watch anything that requires them to think and so script, aesthetics, quality of production, etc, none of that matters as long as it’s something housewives can relate to. It’s this kind of antiquated thinking that leads TVB to continue churning out the same types of series over and over and over again." I avoid creators who think people are that dense, TVB or not. Unfortunately, money talks louder than quality sometimes. Even the Star Wars films outside of the original trilogy receive tons of flak (more so prequels) but at the end of the day they make a ton of money in box office. Yes, SW is an extreme example since it's an international franchise but the principle can apply.
  • @elizabeth This is my biggest beef with the series tied with forced preaching.
  • @bubbles23 lol nothing wrong with basics... who knows it can be an expensive brand of high quality ingredients!
  • @llwy12 I am just glad people stopped drinking the HOG kool aid and are slowly realizing how flawed the premise in general is. And let's not get started on the cheesy family scenes and golden words. I saw a bit of the new one and goodness that musical chairs thing is cringy beyond belief. Third installments can be hit or miss too especially if the plot is lacking.
  • @llwy12 I don’t have a problem with that. Screw Hong Kong. It’s a tiny market anyway. Just give them some sitcoms and daft humour and they will be elated.
  • @akcc1975 You aren’t much of a fan of the crap series ‘the unholy alliance then’? Also Who is Rico Chan?
  • @kaykay @elizabeth They've missed out Chris lai. I wonder why he didn't join the sequel of Heart of greed 3? It's not that I'm against them adding new cast members but without all the original cast members, the drama doesn't feel like Heart of greed anymore.
  • Priscilla must have very very good connections to be able to land lead roles in 2 anniversary dramas this year. Having a billionaire dad helps a lot. After catching up with more episodes of LW2, i can finally understand why netizens are baying for her blood. Her role in LW2 is sooooooooo annoying, it makes you wonder how on earth she could be an undercover cop. She fumbled and bungled her way around. If this wasn't TV she would have been dead many times over. She acted more like a wide-eyed innocent girl than an undercover. I don't know if I can make it through the rest of the drama, uggghhhhh.
  • Best Actor Rico Chan Best Actress Nancy Wu Best Supporting Actor Joel Chan Best Supporting Actress Elaine Yiu Best On Screen Couple Rico Chan And Nancy Wu Best Drama Either Unholy Alliance/Legal Mavericks/Line Walker 2/Heart And Greed
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  • @melia880 Seems like it is Priscilla from ‘swipe tap love’ but with a different dog. Don’t find Michael and Sharon relationship uncomfortable at all. It happens a lot in reality. They are very brave on taking on the characters since it can’t be very likeable to the viewers. Very professional performances. Sharon Chan is very underrated...
  • @mike He must be a decent guy since he has many friends and they have forgiven him over the incident. Everyone makes mistakes. Life is short!
  • @kaykay Re: Priscilla being the same in every drama she's ever been in -- yes!! Even her clothes are the same baggy pastel coloured clothes!! Also agree with you about enjoying Vincent and Eliza's relationship. I'm looking forward to seeing how they will develop since that's the only real thing to look forward to... Sharon and Michael's affair makes me VERY uncomfortable.
  • @m0m0 The reality is, even if the ratings drop down to zero points in HK, TVB is still going to air it because all that matters to them nowadays is how well the series does in Mainland China. The ratings for HOG3 in HK currently are dismal, but in Mainland, it has garnered nearly 400 million views so far – sure, this number is nowhere near what Line Walker 2 was able to get in Mainland, but still relatively impressive (for TVB’s standards) considering that number is 50X the population of HK (which only has a population of 7 million versus China’s 1.3 billion). And it’s kind of obvious that LKH made the series with Mainland audiences in mind (after all, his and his wife’s official producer titles at TVB do have “Mainland China” on them now). So bottom line – doesn’t matter what the ratings are in HK or what HK audiences think….as long as Mainland audiences like the series (and so far it looks like they do as there has been mostly positive feedback from that front), that’s the only thing that’s going to count in TVB’s eyes.
  • Can't believe he got this opportunity despite what happened. A man with very questionable character. Time will make people forget.
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