Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:52 AM
Monday January 21, 2013 Hong Kong
TVB drama, "Inbound Troubles" is in trouble for stirring up controversies for its misunderstood representation of the mainland Chinese and Hong Kong citizens.
According to Asianpopnews website, the light-hearted drama, written by comedic actor Wong Cho Lam, initially intended to poke fun and celebrate the cultural conflicts between the mainlanders and the Hong Kong residents. But the plot has been severely blasted not only by mainland Chinese but also by Hong Kong citizens.
Viewers were particularly irked by Angela Tong's portrayal of a rude Hong Kong tour guide who scolded tourists, while Wong Cho Lam and Roger Kwok play a China citizen who speaks in poor Cantonese and a Hong Kong citizen who speaks in badly pronounced Chinese respectively.
The annoyance has even developed into harassments with Roger Kwok sharing that he was scolded while walking on the streets by a girl who chided him for badly representing Hong Kong citizens.
Producer Wong Wai Sing also experienced the same thing. Speaking to the media, the producer revealed that a viewer scolded him on the phone for the lack of humour in the drama, saying that the drama only deepened the tension between China and Hong Kong.
Wong revealed that although they only wanted to reflect the reality and did not intend for the relationship to worsen, the drama will only stop airing if the company decides for it to be.
The series has received 60 complaints till date. However, it still received better ratings than the recent TVB dramas, with its premier averaging at 31 points and attracting 2.12 million viewers.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:19 AM
By the way -- TVB doesn't cancel series because of 'complaints'....in their 45 year history, they've only cancelled a TV series ONCE back in the 1970s/early 80s and that was because of poor ratings (plus that series didn't even finish filming, so the circumstances were a bit different too)...so unless Inbound Troubles' ratings drop to some ridiculous number (like under 20 or something, which we all know will never happen), there's no way TVB is going to cancel the series.
I'm actually not sure who started the cancellation rumors but whoever did must have a very very low tolerance level (and also have no clue what he/she is talking about...)
Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:46 AM
It seems HK people only like the world to see the positive side of them, very Kia Suo
I like this series very much as it's very funny and different from the rest.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:36 AM
The complains are all whiners who cant take the drama, just get lost
Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:43 AM
"it still received better ratings than the recent TVB dramas, with its premier averaging at 31 points and attracting 2.12 million viewers."
Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:25 AM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:34 AM
As for cancelling the series, that would just make more headlines and prove to be a joke!
Just to add: No ONE is forcing them to watch the series, they can just switch channels or turn the tv off,simple as that lol
Edited by dingbat22, 22 January 2013 - 02:30 PM.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:27 PM
Edited by Vi Linh, 22 January 2013 - 06:36 PM.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:01 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:48 PM
Edited by TVBGeek, 22 January 2013 - 03:49 PM.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:32 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:48 PM
If this is offensive, what about those movies/dramas about Second Sino-Japanese war that produced by them would have some lines saying 'Japanese are evil and all those stuffs' ?
Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:03 PM
but really. i can't see why all these people are complaining. it's just something for entertainment. if you don't like. then don't watch. simple as what.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:00 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:09 PM
Grow up Hong Kong, and get with the rest of the 21st century.