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The beauty of the Game (TVB)

This is the modern version of a costume drama series from TVB. Instead of having the setting in an ancient courtroom where concubines fight for power and love from the King, we have three actresses fighting for an award. One might wonder if this is the real dig-up dirt story behind the Hong Kong celeb world.

Never mind that. It was good but there was an all-round over-acting.

Christine Ng, wow...what can I say? She should have been casted in one of those costume dramas as a villain. Seriously, she's insane. Well, the character is insane.

Kate Tsui's got a lot to learn. She alternates between good and bad throughout the show and when she is bad, she is a little OTT. But when she's good, she's natural.

Now, Sharon Chan is another story. She veers, also, between good and bad but she mastered both. The subtle movement of the eyebrow, the look, the evil smile....she's got it. I must say that I am kind of impressed with her despite her experience playing a baddie.

In this series, I fell in love with Chris Lai Lok Yi. Such a good guy  is martian on this planet. But I am kinda miffed that she ended up with the 'someone' other than the other 'someone'. Ah well...

The storyline was well scripted with each of the main characters being given the appropriate time to be the main baddie. I have to say that Christine takes the cake, while Sharon shows her acting muscles in this series. Kate's got a bit more to learn. When she's nasty, she's too outwardly nasty that it becomes a little fake. And the next moment, she's all flowers and autumn leaves again.

Basically, this is a story about three beautiful actresses; one established tai-kar-jer (big sister), one rising star, and a newbie in the industry of entertainment. It is a world where if the winner wants to win, she will go through ANYTHING to get it.

The ending is brilliant. A lesson learned but never to be repeated again...even if she was capable of it.

p.s. The guy who played Tom Thong....he's got a long way to go. I am not being mean, there are scenes whereby he shone but they are few and far in between. 

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