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Yau yan suet oi ngo (2001)
A little tragic for a romance
I saw this movie on TV on a special Cantonese-speaking channel a few years ago while I was traveling. It was a very stormy day.
Basically it begins with some guy, a comic-book artist, named Man, unhappy that his girlfriend, Jenny, left him, so she could begin her new life in another country (I think it was the USA). He is so unhappy that he changes the name of his dog (a golden retriever) to Jenny. The funny thing is that the dog he renames, is actually a male. After some sort of a mishap, we see Man take his dog to a young and somewhat beautiful veterinarian, named Jean. Man develops some sort of crush on her, and later on, they date, and form a relationship. However, Jean's best friend Joyce comes into the picture, and somehow, Joyce and Man have a few meetings followed by conversations. Then bad things happen between Jean and Man involving commitments in relationships, but then bad things happen between Joyce and Man involving a newborn kid and leukemia. It's up to Man to solve these problems and handle these situations.
The merit of this film is that the story was well-written, but it needed some improvements. The acting by the lead was not as good compared to Tony Leung Chiu Wai, or even Andy Lau. I didn't like this movie because the story was not really that exciting to me. It was tragedy after another tragedy in each scene, although there were some good things that happen to the protagonist. By the time the movie ended, I was not really entertained or did not get this wonderful feeling that almost everyone experiences after watching a romance (Casablanca, Garden State, Love Actually, Amelie are examples of movies where viewers get this wonderful feeling) rather bored and disappointed. It was my first HK romance film that I watched, hopefully there are better ones out there.
The Great Domestic Showdown (2004)
Interesting Concept with a silly title
This show is the search for the next creative TV personality who can show that he/she can cook tasteful meals, do interior design that is either trendy and/or attractive and who knows how to make a good party. In other words, this is the search for the next Martha Stewart. Six people compete in several timed competitions, such as cooking, interior design for a trailer, designing a piece of furniture with odds and ends, and decorating for a party. Whoever wins this competition gets a book deal with a well-respected publishing company, and a TV show. The people are judged by their originality, creativity and resourcefulness. The judges are Sandra Lee, Robert Verdi, and Govind Armstrong and the show is hosted by Adam Carolla.
I thought it was kind of interesting to see a cute wedding planner compete with a gay man with fashion tastes, and a hunky artist compete with an egotistical suburban mom. However, as I watched the show, it was little boring. This show is great for a person who wants to learn how the best creative minds handle situations under pressure or learn how to plan an event for your guests.
The show is mediocre at best unless you are really interested in creative interior design and planning for a somewhat lax and good party. When I first heard of this show, I thought it was a show about feuds between certain households in a neighborhood and that there was going to be an ultimate "showdown" between a family and the neighbors and end with a really cool battle. Instead, what I got was a somewhat okay reality show to see who can be the next TV personality. The good thing about it was the cute and attractive wedding planner and the decent hunky artist. They're cool. ABC really needed to change the title and Adam Carolla should not have been the host. Adam Carolla was not really funny during the show, his "jokes" are stupid. If ABC needed a comedian to host it, they should get someone like Dave Chappelle or Will Ferrell. ABC REALLY needs to make some better shows. They should make some good dramas that would attract the high-school crowd like a rival to "The OC" or make a cool reality show that can generate enough ratings to beat both "The Real World" and "The Apprentice".