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[Hong Kong TVB Drama 2012] Missing You 幸福摩天輪

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Details:Title: 幸福摩天輪 / hang fuk mo tin lun
English title: Missing You
Producer: 
 Fong Chun Chiu
Genre: Modern, Drama, Family
Episodes: 20
Production Company: TVB 
Broadcast period: December 28, 2012
Replacing: Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles 名媛望族
Cast:Linda Chung
Jason Chan
Ram Tseung
Cilla Kung
Calvin Chan
Lin Xia Wei
Patrick Dunn
Power Chan
Roseanne Lui
Brian Chu
Lee Sing Cheung
Elliot Ngok
Lau Kong
Ronald Law
Synopsis:A touching partially true story, Red Cross has a 60 year history of search and rescue service. Since WWII, Red Cross has been helping people finding lost family members. Law Lan is a prostitute in the 1950s and hopes to find her long lost brother. Elaine is the young Law Lan looking for her brother Oscar. Jason is an orphan and has been dating Lin Xiawei for 6 years. He later meets Linda, a social worker with OCD, who came from a happy family. There is mutual admiration between the two at work. Jason and Lin's relationship is put to the test.
Theme song:Happiness Song - Linda Chung


Episode Previews:Episode 1http://youtu.be/xmmS3K9v-J8
Episode 2http://youtu.be/-XGSrcUYBdU
Episode 3http://youtu.be/2SnaCgcdWKw
Episode 4http://youtu.be/Ec_3MwNiHX8
Episode 5http://youtu.be/66NZlTxEqO8
Episode 6http://youtu.be/DS32X2JQznI
Episode 7http://youtu.be/oyrw6WTc03M
Episode 8http://youtu.be/PYfzgPDWy9o
Episode 9http://youtu.be/3p_Vp_4P--8
Episode 10http://youtu.be/kKf-BEBFn40
Episode 11http://youtu.be/FalVJaO4D5o
Episode 12http://youtu.be/MG7ARQdnnpQ
Episode 13http://youtu.be/_UUi8xMJcsU
Episode 14http://youtu.be/xZui-2H28ow
Episode 15http://youtu.be/gGjjHUr-95o
Episode 16http://youtu.be/_UExv26PjGg
Episode 17http://youtu.be/r96LZrxcCOE
Episode 18http://youtu.be/v7zGp5SdOJI

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Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.netz59o1.jpg
TVB's 'best deal' Jason Chan possesses good looks, has a foreign educational background and a fluent English speaker. He's any girl's deal man. He is currently one of the rising Siu Sangs in TVB and takes on his first lead role in new series Missing You. In the series, he plays a lovable social worker and often helps the people around him.

Jason expressed before he started filming this series, he was very nervous: "Actually I started feeling very nervous a few days before the first day of shooting. I was really afraid I wouldn't be able to handle it and won't do well. However, the majority of the time while I was filming, I didn't think too much!"

When speaking of the interesting things that happened during filming, Jason frankly expressed he clicked well with his co-star Linda Chung. One time he and Linda were chatting about their small collaboration back when he first debuted. He said: "Back then I was still studying in the TVB Artistes Training class, and collaborated with her in one series. That time I just had a small role of the person selling flowers and she was my customer. That scene was just a short 1-2 minutes, I had to think about it for a really long time before I could remember, but I really felt touched that she (Linda) still remembers after so long."

But when speaking of touching moments, Jason said this year he is really thankful of all the opportunities TVB gave him. He said: "This year I had two series and I have hosting jobs. Really thank TVB. (Will you find a girlfriend to share the happiness?) Nope. If I get busier later, then I definitely won't have time to date. I rather just focus on my career." 
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Source: MingpaoTranslated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net
TVB Rating Reports (17/12/2012 - 23/12/2012)
DramasFriendly Fire - 法網狙擊 (EPS 01-04) - 29 PTS
Missing You - 幸福摩天輪 (EPS 01-04) - 26 PTS
SpecialTVB Anniversary Awards 2012 - 萬千星輝頒獎典禮2012 - 36 PTS (Peaking at 41 PTS) 
Variety ShowsMinute To Win It - 決戰一分鐘 - 22 PTSHong Kong So Blessed - 順峰順水 - 17 PTS
Notes- TVB Awards: The rating peaked at 41 points when the "Best Series" award was announced to When Heaven Burns. By request of the audience, the rerun of the series will start on January 1st @ 12:05AM. Total of 63 complaints. (Another 110 complaints from BA). 24 were unsatisfied with the TV King result; 10 were unsatisfied with TV Queen result; 9 were unsatisfied with the 'Best Series' result; 3 were on the poor time management.

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Source: HKChannelTranslated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net
TVB Rating Reports (24/12/2012 - 30/12/2012)
Dramas:Friendly Fire - 法網狙擊 (EPS 05-09) - 27 PTS 
Missing You - 幸福摩天輪 (EPS 05-09) - 25 PTS
Come Home Love - 愛 .回家 (EPS 157-161) - 23 PTS
(CSM Media Research: 1 point represents 64,070 viewers)
Update:TVB announced in the next 5 years, they will switch to marketing research company Nielsen HK to conduct their TV rating reports. The current 650 households, 1800 people sample group will increase to a sample of 800 households, 3200 people. Apparently, this is the only recognized company in the industry and they use many advanced technologies to conduct their research. Many advertisement companies and media outlets are their clients. It is believed, Nielsen can provide a rating report that is even accurate. 

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In TVB new series Missing You, Cilla Lok says goodbye to her frequent school girl roles. This time, she plays a member in an organization providing tracing services and has quite a bit of screen time. She smiled and said the filming progress was fun and enjoyable, mainly because she became like family with her co-stars Linda Chung, Jason Chan, Ram Chiang and Calvin Chan. They order delivery practically on a daily basis, just like a real office job. She greatly praised Jason's attentive nature, he contributes generously, "He buys us a lot of snacks, but he later thought it was too much 'heat' (熱氣), so he bought us fruits to eat. He even cut up the fruits and distributed to each of us. He is such a 'long-term food ticket', always treating us meals. Jason's like an extremely good person, he's a See Hing (big brother) both in and out of the series!"

When speaking of her "Sai Kit Ching" (Detergent) role, her personality is lively and headstrong; she bickers with her colleagues daily. Cilla portrayed Detergent well and has received a lot of positive feedback. However, she laughed and said in real life, as she gets older, she is becoming more and more gentle. Asked if she feels her role is similar to her previous series? Cilla was worried herself that people may have this set image on her, but for now she's just doing her own part, "Each time, it's an opportunity. They think I'm qualified for this type of role, then it's a type of certainty!" She reveals she's currently shooting new series Master . Understood, which is completely different from her previous roles, she said it's a great challenge, "It's a costume series and I have to fight. My role eventually commits suicide. Series with too many relationships are hard to handle."

Cilla always maintains a sweet smile, it turns out she had her down times in life too. Within a single month, both her paternal and maternal grandmother passes away. Although this caused a great impact on her, she was still professional and continued working. She sees this experience as part of her growth and she faced it positively. "During that period, I was emotionally confused and needed time to adjust, but this made me more mature." When asked of her New Year's wish, she wishes her family good health, that she could continue shooting TV series and get back into the music scene. When asked if she wants to start a new relationship? She said: "Yeah, I hope to have someone to comfort me when I'm feeling unhappy, but I don't have time to meet anyone and I don't have much mood." 

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pg724.jpg 7j8w5.jpg 2u1k6.jpgYesterday Linda Chung, Jason Chan, Lin Xiawei, Calvin Chan, Cilla Lok and Mandy Lam attended the promotional event for TVB series Missing You. Linda expressed after she finishes shooting Brother's Keeper (formerly "Big Wheel") at the end of this month, she will be going on vacation and hopes to have a full 2 month break. It was rumored, Race Wong from the duo 2R has been involved in between Linda and rumored boyfriend Philip Ng's relationship. Linda calmly replied: "That's so funny! Sometimes it is rumored that we are together and other times we're breaking up! We still have a good relationship, just as before!" She stressed she and Race are long time good friends, they frequently go out for dinner and catch up. It's just recently they have been busy and haven't been in touch as much. When asked if she's afraid Race may get in between their relationship? Linda said: "If there are rumors that they are together, I would die laughing. (You have confidence?) I clearly know my friend's relationship!" Linda stressed Philip is just like her, a filial 'home boy'. Linda won't gossip on the reason why Race and Jacky Heung broke up and its normal for someone who had just fallen out of love to talk to a good friend. As for Philip's new film Young and Dangerous Reloaded is playing soon? Linda said: "I will see if I have time to go support him. I'm happy for him serving as the HK film action choreographer for the first time, congrats to him!"

Breast cancer survivor Mandy Lam is marrying her boyfriend of 12 years on February 23rd. 
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In the new series Missing You, the concept of tracing services is conveyed through the organization "See Ming Seh" and the cases that come along with it. Separated families reuniting may be something that could never happen, happiness is not inevitable.

Turns Out There's Fate

In the past, Linda Chung had Steven Ma, Moses Chan (and Raymond Lam) as her popular on-screen partners. It wasn't until last year, she started working with other actors and created new sparks. Following Witness Insecurity's fate with Bosco Wong, this time she collaborates with a new partner, Jason Chan in new series Missing You. The series revolves around the concept of tracing services, the two are partners working in the tracing service organization "See Ming Seh" and eventually develop a relationship.

Although this is their first collaboration, the two quickly developed chemistry since Jason grew up in England and Linda grew up in Canada, so the two are considered 'westernized'. Jason said: "Perhaps we both grew up overseas, so we have common topics and easily developed chemistry." It turns out this isn't Jason and Linda's first collaboration because shortly after their debuts, Linda already had roles with slightly more screen time, Jason laughed and said that time, he just graduated from the TVB Artistes Training Class and didn't turn down any role. He started off as an Extra standing behind Linda. Linda said: "If Jason didn't take out the photo, I wouldn't be able to remember that he was in Heavenly In-Laws. Perhaps that time, he had on a fake mustache, but now mentioning this again, I find it funny."

At first Jason concentrated more on hosting, and so he's considered inexperienced in acting. This is his first series in which he played the leading role. Facing this new partner, Linda praised he's willing to learn and listen. "In terms of a newcomer, Jason really works hard and is willing to learn. Also, he isn't afraid to ask, so he improves faster than others." Jason said he's still a newcomer, and must continue to learn. "As a newcomer, there are many things I need to absorb and be willing to listen. If you are willing to share, I am willing to listen. As the director said, I try my best to absorb and digest all of the pointers my colleagues give me because we all want the series to do well."

After filming series for several years, Linda is still seeking new breakthroughs, challenges and genres. First time coming into contact with the refreshing theme of a tracing services, Linda said: "Because there is a lot to learn in tracing services, TVB made arrangements for us to interview the HK Red Cross Tracing Service team prior to filming. There were only 2-4 people working in that department, which is the same as 'See Ming Seh' from the series. They explained to us the mechanism, operations and methods of tracing. They even told us about special cases. I remember one case was about someone who was a clone, and hoped to find his father. We couldn't believe there was such case that exist. After hearing about these real cases, I felt very emotional because it was all about separated families. Imagining this happening to myself, if I lost my brother and sister, I would want to find them no matter what it takes. If it takes me 40 years to do it, that feeling is really indescribable."

Observing on the Side

Linda was touched by all the cases from the series. She hopes the audience will be able to understand more about tracing services through this series and she's grateful for the group of senior-level guest stars that participated in each of the cases. They did all their homework and their acting made the cases even more touching. "I like this series because I can be an observer. Each day, I watch my seniors do the acting and I'm the one feeling their problem, its better than me telling my story. So, I'm really grateful of all the senior-level artists and all the other guest stars, who played the younger versions. Without their participation in this series, our cases wouldn't be successful. This time, there are a lot of seniors, such as Lau Kong, Ngok Wah, Law Lan and Law Lok Lam, etc. I learned a lot from them. I'm paired up with Jason in this series, I love our story. Listening to their stories and watching their acting skills, I have even more motivation to make this series really good."

Can't Care Too Much

About her relationship with Jason's role, Linda said: "In the series, it was my first time being a social worker. He's the See Hing (big bro) with lots of experience. Since my character is rather pessimistic, many times I think of the negative side of things. He has like a sunshine personality, he's optimistic and helped me learn to relax and slowly I started having feelings for him. Unfortunately, he already had a really good girlfriend (Lin Xiawei), so I could just keep my feelings inside."

One of the concerns is the TV ratings for this series, Linda said: "Many people say the ratings are very low during the Christmas and New Year holidays, but I feel there is a need for series to come out no matter what time of year it is. Also, we can now re-watch the episodes online, so we shouldn't care too much [about ratings]. The most important is the series can be broadcast, so everyone can get to know the concept and service."

Love Confession on the Street

Jason plays the super attentive "See Yik Him", but he isn't aware of his true feelings. He fell in love with Yu Fung (Linda) without knowing it. It wasn't until Yu Fung decided to leave Hong Kong and go to Australia to study with her brother and the separation with his girlfriend, that he realized he developed feelings for Yu Fung over time. To win Yu Fung back, there was one scene about Yik Him on the busy Mong Kok street confessing his love for Yu Fung. Jason said a lot of things were hard to control because of the busy street, so it made filming even more difficult. "I have never filmed such a large-scale scene before. The directors and crew had to help with the filming process. Before the cameras rolled, I was worried there would be too many people and interrupt filming, but when the cameras rolled, I didn't care about anything and just started looking for Linda hysterically on the streets. The situation at the time actually helped me get into character."

Advice from Seniors

In one case, the story is about Yik Him tracing for his family. As the case was directly related to his own character, Jason frankly expressed he spent a lot of time and effort into his performance for this case. He said: "I really like watching the emotional and the quarrel scenes from my senior-level colleagues. However, I also liked the case about my character. First, by that time I had already been filming for a period of time and it was easier for me to get into character. Secondly, the case was very touching and helped me put myself into the story. It was like I put my character into a higher level. Many thanks to my colleagues and seniors from this series, whom had led me into character."

Jason also wanted to especially thank TV King Wayne Lai, he said: "Although Wayne isn't in this series, I saw him during our breaks and chatted with him. He would tell me some of his acting experiences and that its rare to get encouragement and pointers from others. So, I'm really excited to be able to work with both Ah Mo (Moses Chan) and Wayne in new series Transfer of Love Firm." 

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Dramas:Friendly Fire - 法網狙擊 (EPS 10-14) - 28 PTS
Missing You - 幸福摩天輪 (EPS 10-14) - 26 PTS 

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Source: Apple Daily, HKChannel
Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net
8cgz1.jpgTVB series aren't just "once you've seen one, you've seen them all", but its just the same actors and actresses in all the series, causing audience to get confused on what they're watching.

There are no ideas, no people at TVB. Recently, the two current series Missing You and Friendly Fire, artists like Patrick Dunn, Rosanne Lui and Mary Hon appear in both series. The most ridiculous is Mary Hon, she portrays the same role, a mother looking for her biological son in both series. Last night, Mary admitted she was Sammy Leung's biological mother in Friendly Fire and tomorrow night, she'll again meet her biological son, Jason Chan, in Missing You. The same actress finds two of her biological sons within a week, is it because TVB is running out of ideas and artists?

Reporters contacted Mary last night, she laughed out loud and said: "It's just a coincidence, last time Law Lok Lam died 5 times in one night." When speaking of the same old, overused and repetitive stories in every series, Mary said: "There isn't much of a difference. Actually both series were filmed at different times, but it was just a coincidence that the two series were aired at the same time. I have no control over this, we (artists) are very passive. However, I remember many years ago, when they come up with the TV schedule, they won't let the same artist appear in two different series at the same time because this may cause a confusion." When asked why she didn't let TVB know that the two series had the same story? She said: "Nope, that sounds like I'm challenging them. Also, an artist would not want to miss an [job] opportunity. If the two roles are about the same, the artist will have to enrich the role themselves and hope the acting would differ. If they cast you in the series, it wouldn't make sense for you not to do it!" 

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Source: Oriental Daily, CSM Media Research (by Wacow)Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net
TVB Rating Reports (01/07/2013 - 01/13/2013)
Dramas:Missing You - 幸福摩天輪 (EPS 15-19 END) - 27 PTS (Up 1pt since last week)
Friendly Fire - 法網狙擊 (EPS 16-18) - 27 PTS (Down 1pt since last week)
Come Home Love - 爱·回家 (EPS 167-171) - 24 PTS
Special:JSG Best Ten Music Awards Presentation 2012 - 2012十大勁歌金曲頒獎典禮 - 19 PTS
(CSM Media Research: 1 point represents 64,200 viewers)
Complaints:- Friendly Fire, 30 complaints. BA received 26 complaints for Samantha Ko's rape scene, it was disturbing and promoting porn to boost the ratings; TVB received 4 complaints, in regards to the nude scene.- JSG Music Awards, 14 complaints. BA received 10 complaints and TVB received 4 complaints --> displeased with the MC reading the wrong results; dissatisfied with the method used to announce the winners; the female guest performers were dressed inappropriately; and displeased with the results. 

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On the last episode, I was just like...when did you start falling for her -____-  lol due to bad acting I guess...

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Recently, veteran actress Mary Hon's popularity has been on the rise. She is practically seen in every TVB series. The audience really have to have good eyes to be able to distinguish which series is which.

A Netizen posted screen captures of all the series in which Mary Hon has been a mother abandoning her children. She was named the "Most Heartless Mother" -- Sam Tong (Francis Ng) in Triumph in the Skies, Ken Ma (Joe Ma) in Vigilante Force, Tong Tong (Kate Tsui) in Speech of Silence, Yu Jai (Tavia Yeung) in The Hippocratic Crush, and the latest being See Hing (Jason Chan) in Missing You and Kam Bo Tei (Sammy Leung) in Friendly Fire.

[Excerpt from an article by Yang Cheng Evening News] In a Mainland interview, the reporter mentioned Mary has been acting for many years and portrayed so many different characters, sometimes the roles get repetitive. Mary was asked whether she had a time where she felt exhausted? She said: "I've been with TVB for so many years, and have tried every type of role, such as a drug user, a vegetable lady, a rich wife and other villain roles… of course there will be a bottleneck period. I would think, why am I portraying the same role over and over again? Is it because I can only portray one type of role? But even if the roles are the same, there are still differences. For example, a mother reuniting with her son. One mother is a judge, and the other mother is an Alzheimer's patient. The performance is definitely different. It is the artist's responsibility to let the audience see the differences in each role." The next question was whether Mary ever thought of leaving TVB? She said: "I'm getting older, so I place heavy emphasis on friendship/relationship. I've been with TVB for so many years and they have treated me well. Damian Lau greatly influenced me on this aspect, he said I grew up in TVB and when TVB is a crisis, I should stay in the battlefield and help them fight. This is very reasonable." 

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