Never Dance Alone

As mentioned on previous posts, TVB’s drama quality took a nose dive in the early 2000’s. At this point, I only post dramas that caught my attention.

This one caught my attention for the following reasons:

  1. Eric Tsang was pushing this project for a while. He rarely pushes TV projects except his gameshow the Super Trio franchise.
  2. This show is based on the Korean movie Sunny. Tsang believe in the storyline so much, he bought the production rights for this film to be produced as a Hong Kong TV show.
  3. Tsang managed to convince many actresses who were away for a long time for their comebacks on the small screen. Every lady on this poster, with the exception of Elvina Kong (far left), has not been back on the small screen for at least 10 years.

The series would start airing on Monday. I’m thinking about catching an episode or two.


Lost on a red mini bus

Credit: Author via Facebook

I’m an old-fashioned girl who usually just read the classics such as Lord of the Rings or Legend of the Condor Heroes (射雕英雄傳), but this novel is really exceptional. It’s been a long time since I devour the readings and wanting to know the ending so badly.

The synopsis is of follows:

A guy decided to go home after karaoke night, and got on a popular mode of transportation in Hong Kong, a red van. At the last stop, he and his fellow passengers realized they are the only ones left in the city. People on the red van are about to find out what really happened to the rest of the city…

I was really into this web novel because I have not seen a well-organized storyline in years. I had little or no faith in what writers can do these days, and this author proved me wrong. The suspense and twists and turns are well done. The story is not just simply a “who done it?” scenario. The author managed to keep me at the edge of my seat all the way to the end, which is a rare gem these days.

I wish this novel can be translated, but it is not only written in Chinese, but in colloquial Cantonese, or more specifically, words that are mostly spoken by young Hong Kongers today. However, I believe the plot can be easily converted into an American version. The movie is getting a lot of buzz, with the only hope I have is that the director kept most of the important elements from the novel.

Watch this space for any news of new movie or novel versions.