April 29, 2008 at 22:44
[AppleDaily] Catch Me Now 原來愛上賊 , the HK version of “Ocean’s Eleven” 港版盜海豪情, marks the comeback of Idy Chan 陳玉蓮, along with veteran Damian Lau 劉松仁, Johnson Lee 李思捷 [BT – hacker], Eric Li Tin-Cheung 李天翔 [pretty boy – car racer] and detective Joe Ma 馬德鐘, the show finished first week with great response. Of course, Idy is the focal point of the discussion. Many netizens have high expectation from Idy, criticizing her stiff acting with hoarse voice, looking old and playing pitiful role. Yet they highly praise the rookies “Long-leg crab” [shooter] Koni Lui 呂慧儀 and Aimee Chan 陳茵媺 [CID Nana]. There’s fans who are happy to see Idy on screen again, however, the majority disapprove of her performance that doesn’t meet up their expectation of the forever beautiful Little Dragon Girl 小龍女.
[Whatever! From what I’ve seen on the net, I can say that the majority of the viewers are very young and they haven’t seen any of Idy’s work, not even ROCH1983. Can’t blame them. Sure, I do agree that there’s a few scenes Idy didn’t do well at all, but I think it’s still too early to make a conclusion as the series is still in progress. On her voice, I don’t think it’s that bad at all, I was only able to spot 1 or 2 scenes that they used her dubbed voice, but other than that, it’s just the way she sounds. It’s all about the characters here, she’s playing a naive “si-lai” housewife who finds goodness in everyone. You just can’t fault her for the character she portrays. It’s just hard for me to be objective on the negatives about Idy. Anyways, back to “Catch”, it’s funny on how BT refers Yung-Yung as “Gugu” and at the end of episode 6, he’s asking if Jack’s falling for “Gugu”. Haha and cute!]
Face Weekly #49 – Little Dragon Girl is vanishing: This article again criticized Idy on her comeback series “Catch…” Idy played housewife Bao Yung-Yung born in 1968, though she sounds like an old granny and shows forceful signs for playing a 40-year-old. In real life, Idy’s born in 1960, and at 48, losing shape is unavoidable. While 47-year-old “Yeung Gor 楊過” Andy Lau 劉德華 is only a year younger, but keeping himself well and looks much younger in comparison. Perhaps, Idy should consult with Andy for his secrets of keeping the youth.
[All bs, but I just wanted to cover all the news I found on the net.]