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Sunday, December 31, 2006

TVB 2006 Year in Review

There were many incidents that happened in the HK entertainment industry for the year 2006. For example, Gillian Chung's changing room pictures exposed, Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung's secret marriage, Ella's molestation by a fan incident, Lydia Shum's surgery, etc.

Now, here's a look back at what happened to TVB in 2006.


"Jade Solid Gold" hands out music report cards on the "Best Top Ten Awards Presentation".

"Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion" ratings hit rock bottom. It was the lowest-rated series. Also, thanks to that series, TVB has discontinued filming ancient series.

Ron Ng holds his first mini concert and invites Jade Kwan, Niki Chow, Bosco Wong, and Bernice Liu as performing guests.

TVB and a toy company collaborate to release merchandise such as dolls, bags, pencil cases, etc. based on the characters of Ah Wong and Ah Ho from "Life Made Simple".


TVB starts to film the situation comedy series "Welcome to the House".

The successful game show "15/16", hosted by Sammy Leung and Kitty Yuen, begins to film.


TVB announced that they will film a HK version of Sam Soon/BJ's Diary series in May, starring Myolie Wu. TVB's first consideration for the role was actually Jessica Hsuan.


Shirley Yeung receives the 42nd Chicago Television Award for 'Best Outstanding Artiste' as a blind girl.

《向世界出發》 "On the Road" premieres.

"La Femme Desperado" premieres and will eventually become the year's highest-rated series.


TVB's big production "Dance of Passion" premieres. Too bad the series was too highly promoted. The series was literally described as 'big thunder, no rain'. Ada Choi was the only one praised for her acting skills, and Kenny Wong was the only one who received all the fame.

After last year's collaboration with Universal Music and the release of "All About Men", TVB, together with Gold Label, released "Lady in Red".

"Beautiful Cooking" premieres.

The last episode of "La Femme Desperado" breaks record with ratings of 41 points. "Femme" was also the first series to have a one-hour special and the only series to release an alternate ending.


Myolie Wu appears at the costume fitting of "To Grow with Love" with her weight weighing at 143 lb. Myolie started to gain weight at the end of April and has gained over 30 lb. Jack Wu also gained weight, while Selena Li had to lose 10 lb. to make it more obvious that Myolie was an overweight girl.

"Bus Uncle" becomes the talk of the town, and TVB takes advantage of this, using it to promote the World Cup and "Men in Pain".

Sammy Leung and Kitty Yuen stop hosting "15/16" due to the radio station voting of 'Most Want to Molest Hong Kong Female Artiste'. Music companies felt that, with such a title, it would influence people to actually commit such a crime.

"Forensic Heroes" premieres. Bobby Au Yeung continues to be the 'Lucky General' and brings in good ratings. The series would become the year's second-highest rated series.

Wong He breaks Korean artiste's record and climbs Mount Everest at the elevation of 6318 meters for TVB Pay Channel.

"Welcome to the House" adds an additional 120 episodes.


In order to celebrate Hong Kong's 10th-year handover back to China, TVB announces that they will collaborate with CCTV to film a 60-episode long series 《風雲歲月》.

Insects and critters roam TVB sets!

"The Academy 2" starts filming. Why would TVB have a sequel? Why would they have part 2 and cast Sonija Kwok, Joey Yung, and Kenny Kwan? The best cast ever! Looks like I'm not going to watch this, since they are breaking up Ron and Tavia.

TVB Pay Channel's entertainment station officially broadcasts.

TVB's second annual Mr. Hong Kong title goes to Francois Huynh.

The final episode of "Forensic Heroes" receives 43 points in ratings.

Roger Kwok and Cindy Au wed after a love marathon of 7 years.

TVB signs Taiwan's 22-year-old Mike He as a TVBS-managed artiste.

Myolie Wu signs a $1,200,000 HKD deal with a slimming company. Myolie went from the slimming 110 lb. to a whopping 152 lb. to film "To Grow with Love".


Sammy Leung and Kitty Yuen resume work and continue to host "15/16".

Louisa So crowned as 'Beautiful Cookery Goddess' on the finale of "Beautiful Cooking". Vanessa Yeung was the first runner-up. Ella took home the title as 'Hell's Cookery Goddess'.

Miss Hong Kong 2006 winners: Aimee Chan, Janet Chow, and Koni Lui.

Sam Lee hosts variety game show 《遊戲天王》.
Kevin Cheng holds his mini music concert after not having one for 11 years and invites Niki Chow, Karen Tong, Miriam Yeung, Raymond Lam, and Ivana Wong.

TVB holds "Personal Rights, Dignity Hong Kong's Matter" event to protect HK artistes' personal rights.
Kevin Cheng wins the gold award at "Children's Award Presentation 2006" for "KERORO".


Yoyo Mung caught playing badminton with Ekin Cheng. Yoyo exposes her identity as Ekin's girlfriend on his birthday when she bakes him a cake. With their relationship out in the public, Yoyo gains popularity.

TVB 'gold grass' veteran Kwan Hoi San and Pao Fong pass away. Kwan was 81 years of age, while Pao was 84 years of age.

TVB releases 2007 calendar.

TVB and CCTV's co-production 《風雲歲月》 holds costume fitting and press conference. The cast members include Damian Lau, Lawrence Ng Wai Kwok, Michael Miu, Joe Ma, Raymond Lam, Ron Ng, Jessica Hsuan, Sheren Tang, Charmaine Sheh, Myolie Wu, Toby Leung, Gigi Wong, Maggie Chan, Power Chan, Mary Hon, Felix Lok, Lau Kong, Ellesmere Choy, and Rocky Cheng.

Michael Hui hosts TVB's HK version of "Deal or No Deal".

Myolie Wu loses 20 lb. in one month's time and finishes off the filming of "To Grow with Love".


Jessica Hsuan's contract as a TVB-managed artiste expires at the end of October and decides not to sign, thereby ending her 13-year service with TVB as a managed artist.

TVB 39th Anniversary Light Switching Ceremony.

Anniversary series "To Grow with Love" broadcasts. The first episode peaks at 33 points. Although the series gained a lot of media coverage while it was still in the filming process, the series is a "big thunder, little rain". People on the internet bashed the series as insulting to overweight people and that Myolie is only cute and nothing else. Myolie's weight (124 lb.) hopes to be 115 lb. on Anniversary night.

In order to make their brand image more youth-oriented, TVB held a "TVbeople Recruit Operation". Anyone between the ages of 18 to 25 years of age is eligible to sign up. The winner will receive a 2-year artiste contract and will get 365 seconds of air time each year for a promotional clip.


TVB holds the second annual "All Singers for TVB Anniversary". The male singers bring home the championship after losing out last year.

Charmaine Sheh and Kevin Cheng respectively win 'Best Actress' and 'Best Actor' at the TVB Anniversary Awards.

TVB Sales Presentation 2007.

Clarie Yiu and Thomas Lam tie the knot on November 11th, 2007.

Anita Yuen gives birth to 8 lb. baby boy.

Flora Chan reveals that she will return to TVB and film in February 2007.

Kenneth Ma steals the spotlight on "TVB 2nd Annual Artistes Dinner" with imitation of Ekin Cheng. Since Yoyo and Ekin have started dating, they have often been the object of jokes. Kenneth impersonated Ekin with his singing and bald look on stage, grabbed onto Yoyo's hand, and sang to her. The clip on YouTube reached 30,000 hits in its first week.

Anniversary series "Dicey Business" broadcasts. The cast members are praised for their acting skills. Bobby Au Yeung shows off his crying abilities.

Margie Tsang returns to film for TVB with rumoured boyfriend Kenneth Ma.

Every artiste from TVB accompanies Sir Run Run for TVB's 39th anniversary show.

TVB awards its loyal employees with a 'Long Service and Outstanding Employee Award'. Roger Kwok is awarded with a gold medal for his 20 years of service with TVB. Yu Mo Lin is awarded for her 10 years of service and will retire next year.

TVB's 'God-Son' Hacken Lee marries long-time girlfriend, 1992 Miss HK winner, Emily Lo, and holds a multimillion dollar wedding.


Bowie Lam refuses to record the finale of TVB's variety show 《江山美人》 with Wong He. Sources say Bowie cannot withstand Wong He's comments about Buddhism. Wong He denies this and says that they will both film together in Jonathan Chik's 80-episode long drama in January. Ha Yu replaces Bowie to finish the show.

Yumiko Cheng loses her pants and reveals her t-back (thong) at TVB's annual "Tung Wah Charity Show 2006" in an acrobatic performance. Yumiko failed her first attempt to perform the stunt. In her second attempt, Chin Ka Lok accidentally pulled off Yumiko's pants [due to the slippery fabric] and revealed her t-back. The clip was quickly uploaded onto YouTube and was viewed over 6,000,000 times by surfers. The media suggested that the accident was a publicity stunt.

Winnie Yeung gives birth to 7 lb. baby boy.

TVB decides to give a Christmas bonus to its artistes as an encouragement.

Bobby Au Yeung is officially known as the 'Sequel King', as "Forensic Heroes" will film a sequel in July 2007.

Esther Kwan is to return to film for TVB. She is to film a sitcom, which will be aired in March 2007.

*Elliot Yue returned to film "The Brink of Law" after immigrating to Canada. Louise Lee returned this year to film "Heart of Greed" after "A Kindred Spirit" ended in 1999. Maggie Chan also returned to film 《風雲歲月》; her last series with TVB was "Untraceable Evidence II".

That is the wrap for 2006.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Esther Kwan Returns to TVB to Save Ratings

After leaving TVB for six years, Esther will be returning to TVB and will be filming a situation comedy (sitcom). Elaine Kam Yin Ling and Angela Tong will also be in the series. As it is a sitcom, it will be airing in March when "Welcome to the House" finishes. The show will revolve around female life, so TVB hopes that it will save the ratings during the evening time slot.

Esther was always a lucky star for ratings. Even when she left in 2000, "Armed Reaction II" had ratings of 37 points, and a high of 40+ points. Wow! 2007 is going to be a good year because Flora is going to film in February, and now Esther is coming back. Esther can't pair up with Bobby because he will be filming the sequel of "Forensic Heroes" in July. Plus, he is filming with Yoyo right now. I don't think Bobby films that many series per year. It would be awesome if Bobby and Esther film together. Come on, "Armed Reaction V"! You need Ngor Jeh to help Siu Sang, Ying Chi, and Sam Yuen to find Ching Fung. It would be funny to see Esther and Ada fight for Bobby.

Personal Note: If I'm correct, Elaine Kam Yin Ling played Michelle Ye’s mom in ATV's "Central Affairs 2". She is a great actress; back in the days, she won the Golden Horse award for 'Best Supporting Actress'. She also played Carol Cheng's best friend in the movie "Heart to Hearts", which also starred George Lam and Vivian Chow.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

2006 Top Ten Highest Rating Series


1. La Femme Desperado
2. Forensic Heroes
3. Condor Hero
4. Love Guaranteed
5. Bar Bender
6. Maidens' Vow
7. Men in Pain
8. Dance of Passion
9. To Grow with Love
10. Safe Guards

The lowest-rated series of 2006 was the foreign purchase "Hail the Judge", while "Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion" was TVB's lowest-rated series.

《女人唔易做》平均33點領風騷 06年十大收視劇集

雖然消費娛樂愈來愈多姿多采,但無線、亞視兩台提供的免費電視娛樂仍是大部分香港市民的娛樂,周一至五的黃金時段劇集部分更逾二百萬觀眾捧場,其中有話題 劇掀社會熱話,以收視排第一位的《女人唔易做》姊弟戀與不婚媽媽的題目,真正緊貼了社會步伐,贏得觀眾共鳴。平均收視33點(觀眾人數212萬),最高收 視點41點。



平均收視點高達32.7,結局篇最高收視達43點(觀眾人數276萬)的《法證先鋒》,收視排行榜佔第二位。劇集以法證部為故事背景,透過高科技蒐集證據 破案,對香港觀眾而言有一定吸引力;雖然珠玉在前,美國早已有大受歡迎的《C.S.I》系列,但這部港版《C.S.I》挺有新鮮感。不過,在《法》劇播映 期間橋段被指抄襲《C.S.I》或嫌案情犯駁也引起觀眾議論紛紛,愈多人講收視亦愈高,明年《法》劇更會開拍續集。



排第四位《愛情全保》與第五位《潮爆大狀》也是小品式題材,沒有雷聲大的宣傳;但收視卻比重頭劇《火舞黃沙》、《鳳凰四重奏》或《肥田囍事》收視更高,有 些收視情_是你估佢唔到!為佘詩曼贏得台慶頒獎禮「最佳女主角」的《鳳凰四重奏》,跨越四個不同時代背景,阿佘演四個不同年代的女性,此劇收視排第六位。

數輸得甚慘的是第八位《火舞黃沙》與第九位《肥田囍事》,皆有雷聲大雨點小的情_,收視不成正比。《火舞黃沙》集多位首席小生、花旦,還有幕後的黃金陣 容,可惜給觀眾留下深印象只是黃沙滾滾與偏黃的畫面。胡杏兒真正為藝術犧牲增肥50磅演肥妹角色,可惜未能討好觀眾。



*Article from mingpao
*Pictures from tvb.com

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Shine 《Shine On》


《Shine On》 took over a year to prep. This is Shine's first album release with Warner after leaving EMI. This album features hits like "Famous" and "Normal". In order to complement the album's concept, Tsui Tin You and Wong You Nam appear topless for the photo shoot and exhibit many different jumping poses. You Nam steals the limelight by revealing his 6-pack abdominals. Tin You, on the other hand, has lost 10 lb.

Track List:
01. Computer Data No Playable
02. 鼎鼎大名 Music Video
03. 俗 Music Video
04. Shine On/Growing Up (Instrumental)
05. 鼎鼎大名
06. 俗
07. 情人與狗
08. 迷失決勝分
09. 晴天霹靂
10. 戰友
11. 任我
12. 二手之家
13. 一點點
14. 流星月台

Check out Shine's album at YesAsia!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Kenneth Ma & Bernice Liu


Kenneth and Bernice appeared together at a 'Smart Pets Event' yesterday. The two have filmed in "Survivor's Law" "Into Thin Air" and the soon to be aired "The Brink of Law". Their outer appearance seem like a matching couple. Plus, they showed a lot of chemistry in "Into Thin Air". I wouldn't mind if they paired up more in upcoming series.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

藝人原名 (女)

Female Artistes

陳慧琳 --- 陳慧汶
Kelly Chen Wai Lam --- Chen Wai Man

楊千樺 --- 楊澤嬅
Miriam Yeung Chin Wah --- Yeung Chak Wah

汪明荃 --- 方巧麗
Liza Wang Ming Chuen --- Fong Hau Lai

鄭裕玲 --- 鄭曉同
Carol Cheng Yu Ling --- Cheng Hui Tung

羅蘭 --- 盧燕英
Helena Law Lan --- Lo Yin Ying

蕭芳芳 --- 蕭亮
Josephine Siu Fong Fong --- Siu Leung

關之琳 --- 關家慧
Rosamund Kwan Chi Lam --- Kwan Ka Wai

葉童 --- 李思思
Cecilia Yip Tung --- Lee Si Si

梁詠琪 --- 梁碧姿
Gigi Leung Wing Kei --- Leung Bik Chi

鍾欣桐 --- 鍾嘉勵
Gillian Chung Yan Tung --- Chung Ka Lai

彭羚 --- 彭映盈
Cass Phang Ling --- Phang Ying Ying

李汶 --- 李美琳
Coco Lee Man --- Lee Mei Lam

應采兒 --- 丁敏
Cherrie Ying Choi Yi --- Ting Man

姚嘉妮 --- 袁加文
Claire Yiu Ka Nei --- Yuen Ka Man

盧巧音 --- 盧家英
Candy Lo Hau Yam --- Lo Ka Ying

舒淇 --- 林立慧
Shu Qi --- Lin Li Hui (Lam Lap Wai)

蔡依林 --- 蔡宜凌
Jolin Tsai Yi Lin --- Choi Yi Ling

唐詩詠 --- 唐思盈
Natalie Tong Si Wing --- Tong Si Ying

趙學而 --- 趙慧燕
Bondy Chiu Hok Yi --- Chiu Wai Yin

唐寧 --- 江麗娜
Leila Tong Ning --- Kong Lai Na

利嘉兒 --- 郭俐俐
Lily Li Ka Yi --- Kwok Lei Lei

衛蘭 --- 鄭安琪
Janice M. Vidal (Wei Lan) --- Cheng On Kei

溫碧霞 --- 溫啤霞
Irene Wan Bik Ha --- Wan Be Ha

焦媛 --- 焦繼春
Perry Chiu Woon --- Chiu Gai Chun

葉玉卿 --- 葉金鳳
Veronica Yip Yuk Hing --- Yip Kam Fung

盧苑茵 --- 盧明麗
Angelina Lo Yuen Yan --- Lo Ming Lai

蕭亞軒 --- 蕭雅之
Elva Hsiao --- Siu Nga Chi

黃婉伶 --- 黃婉佩 @ 2R
Race Wong Yuen Ling --- Wong Yuen Pui

關心妍 --- 關惠雯
Jade Kwan Sam Yin --- Kwan Wai Man

李籠怡 --- 李亮頤
Tiffany Lee Lung Yi --- Lee Leung Yee

梁洛施 --- 梁樂瑤
Isabella Leung Lok Si --- Leung Lok Yiu

鄭希怡 --- 鄭列瓊
Yumiko Cheng Hei Yi --- Cheng Lit King

陳文媛 --- 陳詠雯
Bobo Chan Man Woon --- Chan Wing Man

郭芯其 --- 郭斌妮
Rammie Guo --- Kwok Ban Nei

趙頌茹 --- 趙潤敏
Yu Chiu Chung Yu --- Chiu Yun Man

吳日言 --- 吳凱欣
Yan Ng Yat Yin --- Ng Hoi Yan

小雪 --- 蔡雪敏
Elle Choi (Siu Suet) --- Choi Suet Man

王馨平 --- 王傳音
Linda Wong Hing Ping --- Wong Bok Yam

傅明憲 --- 傅翎芝
Gigi Fu Ming Hin --- Fu Ling Chi

羅明珠 --- 羅皓茵
Bonnie Law Ming Chu --- Law Ho Yan

徐若瑄 --- 徐淑娟
Vivian Hsu --- Tsui Suk Kuen

徐懷鈺 --- 徐曉春
Yuki Hsu --- Tsui Hui Chun

許美靜 --- 許美鳳
Mavis Hee --- Hui Mei Fung

黃泆潼 --- 黃普欣
Iris Wong Yat Tung --- Wong Po Yan

Personal Note: Man, some of these female artistes have some really old-fashioned names. Yumiko's name is 'King', as in Kingdom Yuen's character name in "A Kindred Spirit". The funniest name would have to be Irene Wan's real name.

藝人原名 (男)

Many artistes like to use fake names when they first take a step into the entertainment industry. Here are some of the male artistes' real/original names.

Male Artistes

劉德華 --- 劉福榮
Andy Lau Tak Wah --- Lau Fuk Wing

黎明 --- 黎捷
Leon Lai Ming --- Lai Chit

張國榮 --- 張發宗
Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing --- Cheung Fat Chung

黃秋生 --- 黃宗志
Anthony Wong Chau Sang --- Wong Chung Chi

鄭少秋 --- 鄭創世
Adam Cheng Siu Chau --- Cheng Chong Sai

歐陽震華 --- 歐陽耀泉
Bobby Au Yeung Chun Wah --- Au Yeung Yiu Chuen

羅嘉良 --- 羅浩良
Gallen Lo Ka Leung --- Lo Ho Leung

郭晉安 --- 郭亞安
Roger Kwok Chun On --- Kwok Ah On

吳鎮宇 --- 吳志強
Francis Ng Chun Yu --- Ng Chi Keung

馬浚偉 --- 馬志偉
Steven Ma Chun Wai --- Ma Chi Wai

江華 --- 陳木華
Kwong Wa --- Chan Muk Wah

王喜 --- 鄺毅兒
Wong He --- Kwong Ngai Yi

苗僑偉 --- 方志華
Michael Miu Kiu Wai --- Fong Chi Wah

秦沛 --- 姜昌年
Paul Chun Pui --- Geung Cheung Nin

姜大衛 --- 姜偉年
John Chiang --- Geung Wai Nin

羅文 --- 譚伯先
Roman Tam --- Tam Bak Sin

黃霑 --- 黃湛森
James Wong Jim --- Wong Cham Sam

成龍 --- 陳港生
Jackie Chan --- Chan Kong Sang

吳卓羲 --- 吳兆棠
Ron Ng Cheuk Hei --- Ng Siu Tong

林峰 --- 林匯文
Raymond Lam Fung --- Lam Wui Man

陳鍵鋒 --- 陳恩耀
Sammul Chan Kin Fung --- Chan Yan Yiu

王傑 --- 王興強
Dave Wang Kit --- Wong Hing Keung

馮德倫 --- 馮進財
Stephen Fung Tak Lun --- Fung Chun Choi

陳司翰 --- 陳振華
Victor Chen Si Hon --- Chen Chan Wah

陳冠希 --- 陳興華
Edison Chen Koon Hei --- Chen Hing Wah

陳小春 --- 陳曉春
Jordan Chan Siu Chun --- Chan Hiu Chun

杜汶澤 --- 吳卓彰
Chapman To Man Chak --- Ng Cheuk Cheung

魏俊傑 --- 魏世聿
Marco Ngai Chun Kit --- Ngai Sai Lut

蔡子健 --- 蔡嘉揚
Ellesmere Choy Ji Kin --- Choy Ka Yeung

黎諾懿 --- 黎日昇
Lai Lok Yi --- Lai Yat Sing

張達明 --- 張志明
Cheung Tat Ming --- Cheung Chi Ming

梁榮忠 --- 王志文
Joey Leung Wing Chung --- Wong Chi Man

陳曉東 --- 陳卓揚
Daniel Chan Hui Tung --- Chan Cheuk Yeung

郭耀明 --- 郭紹培
Mark Kwok Yiu Ming --- Kwok Siu Pui

麥浚龍 --- 麥允然
Juno Mak Jun Lung --- Mak Wan Yin

蕭正楠 --- 蕭錦麟
Edwin Siu Ching Nam --- Siu Kam Lun

吳浩康 --- 吳偉男
Deep Ng Ho Hong --- Ng Wai Nam

言承旭 --- 廖洋震
Jerry Yan --- Liu Yeung Chun

周渝民 --- 周育民
Vic Zhou --- Chou Yuk Man

八兩金 --- 葉競生
Bat Leung Kam --- Yip King Sang

梁奕倫 --- 梁家輝 @ Double R
Roland Leung Yik Lun --- Leung Ka Fai

張宇 --- 張博翔
Phil Chang --- Cheung Bok Cheung

倪匡 --- 倪亦明
Ngai Hong --- Ngai Yik Ming

曾江 --- 曾貫一
Kenneth Tsang Kong --- Tsang Koon Yat

夏春秋 --- 吳耀冬
Ha Chun Chau --- Ng Yiu Tung

林正英 --- 林根寶
Lam Ching Ying --- Lam Kan Bo

盧慶輝 --- 盧新龍
Marco Lo Hing Fai --- Lo San Lung

秦漢 --- 孫祥鍾
Chun Hon --- Suen Cheung Chung

洪朝豐 --- 洪烏豬
Hung Chiu Fung --- Hung Woo Chu

胡楓 --- 胡繼修
Bowie Wu Fung --- Wu Kai Sau

徐天佑 --- 徐文健 @ Shine
Tsui Tin You --- Tsui Man Kin

黃又南 --- 黃德謙 @ Shine
Wong You Nam --- Wong Tak Him

石修 --- 陳碩修
Bill Chan (Shek Sau) --- Chan Shek Sau

Personal Note: I knew that some of these male artistes' names were fake. Some of these artistes real names are really funky! Chapman's real name is really similar to Ron's name now. Roland Leung's real name is Leung Ka Fai just like Tony Leung Ka Fai. The biggest surprise to me is Michael Miu's name. I had no clue that his name is fake, not to mention that his real name is Fong Chi Wah! The funniest name would have to be Hung Chiu Fung's; his name is 'Woo Chu', as in 'bird and pig'.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Best Onscreen Couples III

Gallen Lo & Maggie Cheung Ho Yee
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Collaborations: 6
Gallen and Maggie have worked together in four series ("Cold Blood Warm Heart", "Mystery Files", "Old Time Buddies", and "Old Time Buddies - To Catch a Thief"), one musical ("Old Time Buddies Musical"), and one movie ("Those Were the Days"). Their most classic pairing would have to be the "Old Time Buddies" series, where they played Lee Kei and Ching Bo Chu.

Kwong Wa & Anne Heung
Collaborations: 4
Kwong Wa & Melissa Ng
Collaborations: 5
It does not matter if Kwong Wa is in ATV or in TVB because he is always paired up with the same female co-stars. In ATV, he worked with Erica Choi Hui Yee and Joey Meng Yee Man four times (probably even more). When he 'jumped' television stations to TVB, he was paired up with Mariane Chan, Esther Kwan, Nadia Chan, and Maggie Cheung, but for the majority of the time, he was paired up with Anne and Melissa. I really miss Kwong Wa! I hope he will return and film for TVB soon because TVB is really running low on male leads, since so many of them are either filming in the 60-episode long drama or will soon to be cast in the 80-episode long drama.

Okay, that's all of the 'Best Onscreen Couples'. KW & Anne & Melissa are on the list because they have filmed so many series together. Once a male artiste and a female artiste start to pair up in their first series together, the number of times they will pair up again would be endless. The audience will love them, and then TVB will continue to pair them up or cast them in the same series. Bobby is now filming another series with Yoyo, and this is their third collaboration. Bobby and Ada have filmed three series together. Kevin Cheng and Niki Chow: four times. Bosco and Tavia: three times. Ron/Kate, Ron/Shirley, and Ron/Toby Leung: two times. Steven and Bernice: two times. Melissa would have worked with Sunny in four series together, but she has turned down ??? and ????. Bowie and Gigi are going to be in four series together because the both of them are cast in Chik Kei Yi's 80-episode long drama.

It wouldn't kill TVB to have different pairings, will it? Steven has been pairing up with the younger generation of female artistes. I would love to see him pair up with Anne or Yoyo. He and Anne showed great chemistry on the game show "Trio Delights". Steven and Yoyo actually filmed a movie together back in 2000, but that was a long time ago.

I have already complained about TVB pairing up onscreen couples according to status and not compatibility or matching, but the pairings are just too repetitive now. There is no freshness or surprise anymore. TVB is just playing it safe by saying, "Since a couple has been paired up once and they were well-accepted, let's pair them up again". Duh!