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    Hi everyone. I have just joined this forum and so am not sure how things go. I'm a real fan of the old TVB series - mainly made around the 1980s and 1990s. Has anyone seen "Songbird" by Nnadia Chan and Leon Lai Ming. Its rather sad and a bit depressing at parts but the music was great. I also loved "The Breaking Point" Leon made with Kathy Chow and Derec Wan. Has anyone seen it and if so, what's your views?Sau Han

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    Song Bird is series based somewhat on Zhou Xuan, the 1930s+ singer. I think i've seen both, I can't remember for sure if I've seen Breaking Point or not. I might've.
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    I haven't seen Song Bird. Heard it was a depressing series.

    Regarding Breaking Point, it was an ok series. The person that held the series together was Deric. Leon as the lead was dead boring. I didn't really like Kathy's character either. I was rooting for Maggie to have a good ending, but that didn't go well. Overall, I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars.

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    Welcome Sau Han. We have reviews for both dramas too in the reviews section:

    Song Bird:
    http://www.spcnet.tv/TVB-Series/Song-Bird-p964.html

    Breaking Point:
    http://www.spcnet.tv/TVB-Series/The-...oint-p485.html
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    Hello,

    Those two that you listed were among the first TVB series that I watched. I liked Breaking Point more than Songbird although I did like Nadia in it a lot.

    As for Breaking Point, I actually liked Leon in it. I thought he was believable as the rebellious young stuntsman. Deric was great as the villain, truly hateable. You have to see Deric in the Blood of Good and Evil to appreciate how big of a change between characters it was.

    The 1990s dramas were more dramatic and were not afraid of ending on a tragic note.

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    Thanks for all your views and comments. I did wonder how other people felt about those series that I loved since they were made such a long time ago. Since I do not reside in Hong Kong, TVB has become my best friend as I am so hooked on the Chinese dramas especially the older ones. I am now watching "The Challenge of Life" also by Leon but with Lau Ching Wan (another favourite of mine). Leon set out to take revenge on Lau Ching Wan's family because of a big misunderstanding about his evil father. I saw this many years ago but thanks to the Classic TVB Channel it is now being shown again.I do like one or two of the modern series like "Burning Flame III" which I am watching now. I know that it finished in Hong Kong about 2-3 weeks ago. Naturally I don't know the ending but my guess is that Mylie Wu would probably go back with Wong Hei. If I was her I would certainly choose Kevin Cheng. His character seems to be more stable than Wong Hei I think. What's your views?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suet Seung View Post
    Song Bird is series based somewhat on Zhou Xuan, the 1930s+ singer. I think i've seen both, I can't remember for sure if I've seen Breaking Point or not. I might've.
    Hi,Can you please tell me whether I can buy the Songbird cd (if there is one of course). I'll be going back to Hong Kong soon and would love to buy it as the songs in that series was great. I loved all the songs by Joseph Ku Ka Fai and no doubt he must have written all the songs in that drama series.

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    Hi Sau Han
    I'm also a great fan of Nadia's Songbird series, I used to watch it many many times in the 90's.....she plays the role well in the series and her voice is really pleasant to listen to....
    I know Nadia has a website: Nnadia.com
    I agree , some parts of the series were a little sad , but that added more to the enjoyment of it.....I had a cassette tape compilation of all the Songbird songs before - unfortunately I can't remember where I got it, and I'm pinching myself for losing it.

    I also loved the Hong Kong series 'The Vengeance' starring Irene (Wan Bik Ha)....anybody remember the series 'Return of the Condor heroes (1983)'? ....that is an old classic too, reminds me of my childhood years,
    'Shanghai Beach' or is it 'The Bund' theme song by Francis Yip also sticks in my head.
    I watched an awful lot of Hong Kong series' growing up , I live in N.Ireland, my parents used to rent Chinese series' all the time from the local Chinese supermarket!! That is also how I learnt to speak Cantonese - I am Hakka originally...
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    I'm a big fan of the 80s and early 90s as well, but I wonder if that's because we grew up watching series from that era first, and tend to favor them over the more recent series due to nostalgia. What about today's younger generation, the teenagers who grew up watching stuff from the 2000-2009 period. If we get them to watch older series too, will they also think that the older series have better acting, better writing, or will they think stuff like Gem Of Life, Born Rich, Beyond Realm of Conscience are better than Greed Of Man, Looking Back In Anger, Legend of the Condor Heroes etc.

    What do you guys think?

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    Dear all,
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    Can someone help to recap my memory about "Men in The Net" and "亲情" by providing a link to reviews if any.
    1. In which series did Chow Yun Fatt's character act as a newspaper boy?
    2. In which series did the Carol Cheng's character die?

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