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[Hong Kong TVB Drama 2015] Limelight Years 華麗轉身

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Details:Title:  華麗轉身  / Wa Lai Jyun San
English title: Limelight Years
Genre: Modern

Episodes: 20

Production Company: TVB

Producer: Chong Wai Kin
Broadcast Date:  April 27, 2015 - May 22, 2015 

Cast:

Damian Lau

Liza Wang

Linda Chung

Alex Fong

Eliza Sam

MIchelle Yim

KK Cheung

Grace Wong

Hugo Wong

William Chak

Candice Chiu

Jonathan Wong

Stephen Wong

Patrick Dunn

Becky Lee

Timothy Cheng

Alan Wan

Stanley Cheung


Synopsis:

After recovering from a long term illness, semi-retired popular singer Wah Fong Ying (Liza Wang) realizes that she has lived an unfulfilled life. With two failed marriages and estranged relationships with all of her children she lives a lonely life. Wanting to mend her relationship with her oldest daughter who resides in Taiwan, she travels there and meets Hong Kong photographer Ben Law (Damian Lau), who is a fan of her. Ben is in Taiwan to fulfill his late wife's wish to have her remains returned to her ancestral home. Romance sparks between the two and soon each becomes the other's strength and support. Realizing that throughout her career she has never sung for her loved ones and with Ben's encouragement, Fong Ying decides to hold a last concert for her friends and family, but her daughter Tong Yan (Eliza Sam) rejects her invitation to attend. Fong Ying proceeds on working on her concert and hires assistant Jinny Szeto (Linda Chung) and creative director Sean Song (Alex Fong) to help her produce the concert. Just as light seems to shine on Fong Ying again, darkness comes back into her life when Jinny finds out that Fong Ying was involve in an affair with her uncle in the past and Ben starts to suffer from hallucinations due to a brain tumor.

Previews:

https://youtu.be/nLxQuL2IBOU

OSTs:

Lisa Wong - Extravagant Transformation

 


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Limelight Years 華麗轉身 Official Website

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New series, Limelight Years: Liza Wang and Damian Lau praised Linda Chung's acting

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Classic on-screen couple, Liza Wang (汪明荃) (ah jie) and Damian Lau (劉松仁) continued their affinity in TVB new series, Limelight Years (華麗轉身) after acting in the series, Yesterday's Glitter (京華春夢), 35 years ago and The Awakening Story (婚前昏後), 15 years ago. Liza specially requested from the company to tailer made roles for them in the new series and hoped the third cooperation will increase their chemistry. Liza and Damian also praised each other for their good maintenance during the promotion campaign.

Besides Liza and Damian, the series included younger cast such as Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), Alex Fong (方力申), Jonathan Wong (王梓軒), Eliza Sam (岑麗香) and others. Both veterans awarded the highest mark to Linda and praised that she acted very well as 'material queen' role which was different from her usual roles, while Alex acted naturally for his sharp-tongued man role.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal

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TVB Loop! Eliza Sam will show her support for old series, The Greed of Man

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Eliza Sam (岑麗香) attended the promotion campaign of new series, Limelight Years (華麗轉身) and acted as 'Ah Jie' Liza Wang's (汪明荃) daughter. They had many filming scenes together and it was their second cooperation, and established great rapport. When mentioned that Liza praised her acting shown improvements, Eliza replied she felt very touched. Asked if she watched the series, The Greed of Man (大時代) starring Damian Lau (劉松仁), Eliza said: "I watched it before and will show my support again. The entire series contained love and hatred and I was very anxious when watching it."

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal

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Linda Chung is scared of Liza Wang? She quickly kneeled down to tidy Liza's dress upon stepping onto it accidentally

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Female goddess, Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) attended the promotion campaign of new series, Limelight Years (華麗轉身) and the cast treated 'Ah Jie' Liza Wang (汪明荃) as a precious treasure. Linda was holding Liza upon making their way to the stage but she accidentally stepped onto Liza's long dress instead. Although Liza was still smiling, but Linda was very nervous and even kneeled down to tidy up her dress. The scene was indeed amusing and embarrassing. Liza kept looking at her dress when taking photo and it seemed that she was worried about the damage.

Rejected to reply relationship affairs

During the interview, Linda expressed that she was very nervous as will be filming new series, 'NeZha 哪吒' in Hengdian (橫店) later. When mentioned about buying shares, Linda replied she did not buy any and will consult from Alex Fong (方力申) who said: "You do not need to know about shares and can consider 'Lam Ba Zi Ma 冧巴之嘛'. Finally, asked about the rumours relating to her break-up with Philip Ng (伍允龍) and successful salvage of their relationship, Linda rejected to reply.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal

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Find out why Eliza Sam gained weight after filming program in Taiwan

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Artiste Eliza Sam (岑麗香) attended the debut of TVB series, Limelight Years (華麗轉身) in Kowloon and expressed her role was very challenging and had a breakthrough compared to her usual good girl role. She had to keep scolding people and worked together with 'Ah Jie' Liza Wang (汪明荃). When asked if she felt pressure, Eliza said: "We filmed the series, Divas in Distress (巴不得媽媽) together previously and my pressure was great at that point, as my Cantonese was poor and treated it as warm-up." She added that the media previously praised Liza Wang and Damian Lau (劉松仁) were good to newcomers.

When mentioned that she went to Taiwan to film program earlier, praised the scenery was beautiful and kept eating and gained weight, Eliza said: "The local food is very delicious . Candice Chiu (趙希洛) and I immediately played Jung Da Yeon's (鄭多燕) exercising video and exercise after returning to the hotel."

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal

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New series, Limelight Years: Linda Chung wore $100,000 wedding gown

 
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Two days ago, Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) and Alex Fong (方力申) promoted the series, Limelight Years (華麗轉身) and held their wedding ceremony in the church. Linda Chung wore the wedding gown that was worth $100,000 and took the carriage together with Liza Wang (汪明荃) to the church. Linda and Alex forgotten their dialogues while Linda laughed at him and said: "I know Sean Song (桑尚恆) acted by Alex Fong has many shortcomings. His face shape is too 'V' and he shows off many muscles. It does not matter if he has many leg hair. Because I do!" At the scene, everybody was laughing and this host requested them to kiss, but Linda was embarrassed and took a step backward in front of Alex. Finally, they kissed with a film in between.

Linda accepted the interview and explained when filming the series, Limelight Years, she could not focus on the role and felt embarrassed when needed to kiss Alex. She said: "But I did not request to kiss with the film in between."

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: Admin @ Asian E-News Portal

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Source: Wacow
Translated by: Chloe.C

TVB Ratings Report (04/27/2015 - 05/03/2015)

Dramas 
The Empress of China - 武則天 (EPS 02-06) - 24 PTS (Peaking at 28 PTS) *MONDAY TO FRIDAY EPISODES

Limelight Years - 華麗轉身 (EPS 01-05) - 23 PTS (Peaking at 27 PTS)

Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 755-759) - 22 PTS

The Empress of China - 武則天 (EPS 07-08) - 21 PTS *SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EPISODES

Variety Shows 
Good Cheap Eats 3 - 食平3D - 22 PTS

Neighbourhood Gourmet 3 - 街坊廚神舌戰新台韓 - 20 PTS

Sunday Songbird - Sunday靚聲王 - 20 PTS

Eating Well with Madam Wong 2 - 吾淑吾食 2 - 19 PTS

Scoop - 東張西望 - 18 PTS

Walking Tours - 賞遊澳門 - 16 PTS

What's Daddy 3 (China Edition) - 萬里尋爸3 (中國篇) - 15 PTS

Sze You Tonight - 今晚睇李 - 14 PTS

(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)

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Source: Wacow

Translated by: Chloe.C

TVB Ratings Report (05/04/2015 - 05/10/2015)

Dramas

The Empress of China - 武則天 (EPS 09-13) - 25 PTS (Peaking at 29 PTS) *MONDAY TO FRIDAY EPISODES

Limelight Years - 華麗轉身 (EPS 06-10) - 24 PTS (Peaking at 27 PTS)

The Empress of China - 武則天 (EP 15) - 24 PTS (Peaking at 26 PTS) *SUNDAY EPISODE

Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 760-764) - 22 PTS

The Empress of China - 武則天 (EP 14) - 21 PTS *SATURDAY EPISODE

Variety Shows

Good Cheap Eats 3 - 食平3D - 22 PTS

Sunday Songbird - Sunday靚聲王 - 21 PTS

Neighbourhood Gourmet 3 - 街坊廚神舌戰新台韓 - 18 PTS

Eating Well with Madam Wong 2 - 吾淑吾食 2 - 18 PTS

Scoop - 東張西望 - 18 PTS

Sze You Tonight - 今晚睇李 - 15 PTS

What's Daddy 3 (China Edition) - 萬里尋爸3 (中國篇) - 14 PTS

Walking Tours - 賞遊澳門 - 13 PTS

(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)

Related News:

- There has been a continuous misunderstanding that TVB is not willing to broadcast the original version of "The Empress of China" and therefore added fabric to cover cleavage. However, TVB Executives have explained several times that this is NOT true. They are simply broadcasting the version that was given to them by the production company. TVB was NOT the one to add fabric to the drama; it was the Mainland production company that owns the drama.

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Eliza Sam is not afraid of scolding Liza Wang in Limelight Years series?

Monday May 18, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Artiste Eliza Sam (岑麗香) attended the promotion campaign of the series, Limelight Years (華麗轉身) and expressed that Liza Wang (汪明荃) was willing to teach newcomers and even taught how to 'scold' people: "I knew she did it for the series. Previously, we acted in the series, Divas in Distress (巴不得媽媽) and there was a scene of climbing up the tree. She told me not to scare of being dirty and to focus on the scene." Eliza added she was not scared despite several scenes of her scolding Liza in Limelight Years series. When mentioned that Eliza hoped TVB will put in additional resources to groom the artistes, Eliza replied she wished to improve her acting skills.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal

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Find out why Jonathan Wong kneeled down to Liza Wang

 
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Four days ago, Liza Wang (汪明荃), Damian Lau (劉松仁) and Jonathan Wong (王梓軒) attended the series Limelight Years (華麗轉身) activity. During the activity, they played Jonathan Wong's English version of the theme song segment and it was Jonathan Wong giving to his mother, Liza Wang in the series.

Thereafter, Liza Wang praised Jonathan Wong and said: "That is very thoughtful of you and I think you are a very caring person. Hope that Limelight Years series will give your career a new starting point." Jonathan Wong then kneeled down to Liza Wang to express his appreciation and Liza Wang immediately told him to get up.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: Admin @ Asian E-News Portal

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Source: Wacow @ Blog163 
Translated by: Chloe.C

TVB Ratings Report (05/11/2015 - 05/17/2015)

Dramas
The Empress of China - 武則天 (EPS 16-20) - 26 PTS (Peaking at 28 PTS) *MONDAY TO FRIDAY EPISODES

Limelight Years - 華麗轉身 (EPS 11-15) - 24 PTS (Peaking at 30 PTS)

The Empress of China - 武則天 (EP 22) - 23 PTS *SUNDAY EPISODE

Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 765-769) - 22 PTS

The Empress of China - 武則天 (EP 21) - 21 PTS *SATURDAY EPISODE

Variety Shows
Good Cheap Eats 3 - 食平3D - 22 PTS

Sunday Songbird - Sunday靚聲王 - 20 PTS

Neighbourhood Gourmet 3 - 街坊廚神舌戰新台韓 - 18 PTS

Eating Well with Madam Wong 2 - 吾淑吾食 2 - 18 PTS

Scoop - 東張西望 - 18 PTS

Sze You Tonight - 今晚睇李 - 17 PTS

What's Daddy 3 (China Edition) - 萬里尋爸3 (中國篇) - 14 PTS

Walking Tours - 賞遊澳門 - 13 PTS

(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)

Related News:
- Because of the Amber rainstorm signal last Monday, the ratings of the dramas that day raised (due to more people staying home). Average rating that day for "Limelight Years" (broadcast at 8:30 pm) was 26 PTS, peaking at 30 PTS
, while average rating for "The Empress of China" (9:30pm) was 27 PTS, peaking at 28 PTS. 

- Aside from the rainstorm signal on Monday, the highest rating for "The Empress of China" for the week was Friday, average 27 PTS, peaking at 28 PTS.

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Highest ratings for Limelight Years series was at 29 pts

 
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TVB announced the ratings for primetime slots for last week and the highest ratings for the series, Limelight Years (華麗轉身) was 29 pts, around 1.88 millions audiences, while the average ratings for finale on Sunday was 26 pts. It achieved average ratings at 24 pts on weekdays. The ratings and good reviews of Limelight Years starring Liza Wang (汪明荃) as main lead proved that she continued to be well-loved by the audiences. It was estimated that TVB will be broadcasting the new series, Master of Destiny (風雲天地) directing by Wong Jing (王晶) in June. In the series, Liza 'Jie' acted as the mother of Hawick Lau (劉愷威), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠) and Wong Tak Bun (黃德斌). Lastly, The Empress of China (武則天) series starring Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) maintained the average ratings standard at 25 pts.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal

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Source: Wacow
Translated by: Chloe.C

TVB Ratings Report (05/18/2015 - 05/24/2015)

Dramas
The Empress of China - 武則天 (EPS 23-27) - 25 PTS (Peaking at 26 PTS) *MONDAY TO FRIDAY EPISODES

Limelight Years - 華麗轉身 (EPS 16-20) - 24 PTS (Peaking at 26 PTS)

Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 770-774) - 23 PTS

Weekend Episodes
Limelight Years FINALE - 華麗轉身 大結局 (EP 21 END) - 26 PTS (Peaking at 29 PTS) *AIRED ON SUNDAY

Variety Shows
Good Cheap Eats 3 - 食平3D - 21 PTS

Neighbourhood Gourmet 3 - 街坊廚神舌戰新台韓 - 21 PTS

Scoop - 東張西望 - 17 PTS

Community Chest - 萬眾同心公益金 - 16 PTS

Sze You Tonight - 今晚睇李 - 16 PTS

What's Daddy 3 (China Edition) - 萬里尋爸3 (中國篇) - 16 PTS

(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)

Notes:
- Weekend dramas will now be separated due to being only one episode ratings
- The Empress of China weekend episodes did not air due to Limelight Years finale and Community Chest charity show.

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This was a hear warming series to teach us to forgive past grievances and move on. Kudos to the producers and I loved Liza wang in this show.

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