2007 is Coming to an End!
Wow, time flies by so quickly...it's already the end of December and Christmas is just around the corner. With all the homework and stress from school, it doesn't really SEEM like Christmas yet...I don't know but I'm not in the "Christmas Spirit" yet.
Well, 2007 in general, was a good year for me I guess. But, the TVB series that were produced this year weren't as up to par as the 2005/06 series IMO. There were only a few series that really stood out this year: Phoenix Rising, Steps, and Heart of Greed. Those shows caught my attention and were witty & intriguing. Other shows, however, were not as original as the series from the past and, imo, were a complete waste of time. *cough Devil's Disciples cough*. Some of the rather poor series of 2007 I'd like to point out are : Life Art (2 words: BORING & UNORIGINAL), Change of Destiny (again, very boring), Devil's Disciples (obviously the worst series of the year), Heavenly In-Laws (lame plot, OK acting) etc.
1. Phoenix Rising
Cast: Louisa So, Krystal Tin, Sunny Chan. Leila Tong, Jack Wu, Ben Wong, Nancy Wu, etc.
This series deserves my pick for #1 series of the year because:
The plot was fresh and exciting and the cast did a fantastic job with their performances, especially Louisa So. Man, her character was evil inside and out and you see could the vain in her eyes...one of the most memorable TVB roles ever imo. The story mainly revolves around 3 sisters and their lives in and out of prison. This series is quite tragic and the ending is just breathtaking. Don't wanna give too much out, but remember to give this series a try even thought the cast isn't THE best. The first episode will leave you hooked for sure.
Cast: Bernice Liu, Steven Ma, Fala Chen, Wayne Lai, Kate Tsui, Matthew Ko, etc.
This series was also quite fresh and it was something new because we haven't seen a TVB Series mainly focused on dancing. The choreography in here, I must say, was very well done and the characters delivered their dancing moves well. Bernice and Steven were soo fun to watch and they had great chemistry. I can't believe I'm saying this but even Fala Chen did an exceptional job as the "villian". Highly recommended to everyone....and if you are a Bernice or Steven fan you MUST watch this series. Really, you do.
3. Heart of Greed
Yes, I know I know. Many of you are probably gonna disagree with me that I haven't put HOG as #1, but instead #3. The story was quite gripping and intense and there were many memorable moments in the show, not to mention great acting, but the beginning of the show was wayy too ZZZZZZZZ. I was watching this with my family and even parents nearly fell asleep. There were also some parts that were a bit dorky and over-dramatic, and the end part where Susanna Kwan suddenly turned "nice" wasn't really that reasonable. That is why HOG deserves a #3 ranking for me. Besides that, Linda Chung's role was definitely a breakthrough for her. All the cast did a great job, but it was the plot that annoyed me most.
"IN OTHER NEWS...."
As you all may know I am a big music fan - I listen to music like all DA TIME - so I have a top 10 Best Albums of 07. Mind you, this is the English Music, not the Chinese. I used to be the biggest Canto-Pop fan ever, but the diversity of English (or American) music can't be compared to Canto-pop....and Canto-pop got boring cuz it was the same old piano ballad songs. lolz, anyway, here are my top 10 albums:
1. Kanye West - Graduation
Recommended Tracks: Good Life, Stronger, Flashing Lights
2. Britney Spears - Blackout
Recommended Tracks: Gimme More, Piece of Me, Heaven On Earth
3. Jay-Z - American Gangster
Recommended Tracks: Roc Boys, Party Life
4. Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight
Recommended Tracks: Bleed It Out, What I've Done
5. Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
Recommended Tracks: Umbrella, Don't Stop the Music, Rehab, Hate That I Love You
6. Timbaland - Timbaland Presents: Shock Value
Recommended Tracks: Give It To Me, The Way I Are, Apologize
7. Fall Out Boy - Infinity On High
Recommended Tracks: Thnks Fr Th Mmrs, This Ain't a Scene, It's An Arms Race
8. Alicia Keys - As I Am
Recommended Tracks: No One, Teenage Love Affair, Go Ahead
9. Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing
Recommended Tracks: When I'm Gone, Hot, Keep Holding On
10. Maroon 5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Recommended Tracks: I Won't Go Home Without You, Makes Me Wonder