"Hi My Sweetheart" becomes a sacrifice hit, Xiao Zhu fans curse "Because of You"
Posted 24 January 2010 - 05:44 AM
Translated by catalie @ http://asianfanatics.net
Even well-tempered "Da Lang" gets angry; on GTV's "100% Entertainment", Show Luo vented about CTS' unfair treatment of "Hi My Sweetheart" which he stars in. As it aired, many loyal fans have not only supported the drama online but also cursed CTS' upcoming drama "Because of You" [lit. Fairytale under Starlight], in the hopes that ratings will drop severely.
Show Luo and Rainie Yang's CTS drama "Hi My Sweetheart" is coming to an end. Furthermore, tonight there will be an extended 135 minute episode (10pm to 12:15am) and next week there will be a 45 minute conclusion. Following immediately after it, will be Baron Chen, Megan Lai, Lego Li and Chie Tanaka's "Because of You" which will compete with CTV's "Down With Love". CTS has explained that tonight's episode will be a "Winter Holiday Special Extended Episode" but netizens have been extremely angry, exclaiming that it's basically a sacrifice hit and even Xiao Zhu has expressed his dissatisfaction, venting his feelings on GTV.
During the show, Xiao Zhu was so angry that he pouted, "Clearly it was meant to be broadcasted until February, why is it now only until January 31? It's such a good [show to] watch, why does it have to end so soon?" After that he said that tonight the drama will be airing for over 2 hours but students need to go to school the day after, yet the week after, it'll only be airing for an hour; everyone worked so hard, only to have such an ending.
In regards to this matter, CTS Deputy Chief Hu Han Xin explained, "Hi My Sweetheart" was filmed as it was airing so it was more difficult to estimate the length of the drama. CTS couldn't bare to cut anything from the last two episodes but the promotion period for upcoming drama "Because of You" has already been set so in the end, the only compromise was to air an extended episode of "Hi My Sweetheart".
Tonight there will be lots of drama in "Hi My Sweetheart", there'll be kidnapping, beatings, loss of memory, falling into water and "Winds of September"'s Teresa Daley will also make a guest appearance, making Xiao Zhu [Da Lang] fall for her. Produce Angie Chai sighed, if only she knew melodramatics would produce high ratings early, should she start with adding drugs next drama?
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:34 AM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:41 AM
One thing though—this isn't GTV's fault. GTV loves Show, haha, as he hosts YLBFB and is keeping their episode lengths at the same time (it airs at 8, before DWL airs at 10), so it's gonna flow well (lolz, Show actually did say, “GTV treats me the best.”). It's CTS that is rushing.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:16 AM
aish.. i see why show would be mad.
hes right.. its mostly students that would be watching this drama and they have school the next day and i bet most parents wouldnt allow their child to stay up till past midnight jus to watch tv..
i guess CTS isnt confident about their next drama,, cuz it doesnt really have a strong cast.. but still, doing something like this is jus LOW.. and plus if a drama is good, people will watch it. if its bad, no matter what u do to promote it, ppl wont watch it..
jeez i dont get why tv stations have to be so annoying for sometimes
Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:00 AM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 01:37 PM
Anyway, can't wait for today's ep
Edited by ★cinnamon_coffee, 24 January 2010 - 01:38 PM.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:02 PM
a rushed and fastcut ending can ruin a drama since the ending matters a lot.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:38 PM
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 12:21 AM
damn CTV. they better give us something in return. since i live in Miami, the only way i stay connected to my asian side is watching dramas. and i only watch good dramas. and Hi My Sweetheart is a good drama. so LAME.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:27 AM
Surely everyone loves this drama and it obviously can run longer than that, no matter how I awfully want to know the ending but there was really too much to take in one ep and I still prefer the feeling of impatiently waiting for the next, next and next ep... Everyone loves HMS mean that they will also love Because of You? How ridiculus!
Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:29 AM
Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:49 AM
Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:55 AM
I have waited each week for the airing of HMS, and this week is of no exception
I desperately wants to know the ending..
and now CTS is making us, HMS audience/ fan to wait another week to watch the ending?
I tink it's x only Show Luo was angry w. it, but all HMS fans as well..!!
Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:34 PM
I understand from a marketing and promotion standpoint--if you say the next one is gonna air, you're tied to it with sponsorship commitments or whatever. But that's still really obnoxious that it has to be at someone else's expense. HMS had to go 3 months early and it not only affected the TV schedule--it also affected Show and Rainie's album schedules. Plus, there was news a while ago that the last 3 or so episodes were filmed in 3-4 days--that is CRAZY!
Let's not forget to mention... CTS has not seen ratings like this since who knows when?? HMS posted 5+ last night!! I'm really irritated and baffled. Even though ratings have been climbing, the last few weeks have been in a down spiral plot-wise. It's becoming so disjointed and bric-a-brac... it's not even funny. It's cheapening to viewers (like me!) who have invested time and energy watching.
Boo CTS. I'm glad that Show is speaking out of YLBFB!
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 12:09 AM
But, nevertheless, I love hai pai tian xin!
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