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Ladies of TVB

Aug
27

Lately, I’ve been watching a number of TVB series on Channel U and cable. And I’ve noticed that a lot of series have reprised actors. It’s like they’ve run out of actors and actresses to cast.

Some series, like Heart of Greed and its spiritual sequel (WTF is that??), are essentially 2 different storylines with 2 different sets of characters, but with a 95% rate of returning cast.

But that’s also allowed me to eye and have more air time with some of the leading ladies I find quite pretty.

In no particular order:

Linda Chung

linda chung

I’ve now seen her in Heart of Greed, Moonlight Resonance and L’Escargot. In all those roles, she likes to cry a lot (maybe that’s like, in her contract or something). She looks very pretty at first glance, but doesn’t seem to have that X factor to hold your gaze for long.

Myolie Wu

myolie wu

I saw her in 2011’s Ghetto Justice alongside Kevin Cheng. Oh. So. Cute.

Kate Tsui

Kate Tsui

Kate appears in Moonlight Resonance and Forensic Heroes III. She comes across as spunky, with a very unique look and sexy, pouty lips (my wife’s words, not mine). Wife-approved!

Aimee Chan

Aimee Chan

A supporting role in Forensic Heroes III, but she played her role with conviction, and she looks really cute in that spunky hairdo and those barbie doll eyes. She was also Miss Hong Kong 2006.

Joyce Tang

joyce tang

A little older, and both roles I’ve seen her in, she plays a married woman. She brings such strength to her characters, it’s hard not to feel for her.

So there, some hot ladies of TVB serials that I’ve noticed recently. They make trying to figure out cantonese that much more tolerable.

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John Cochran does TV

Jul
25

After going through 2 seasons of Survivor, and coming up tops the second time round, you’d think that with a cool million dollars (pre-tax) in his pocket, John Cochran would take a well deserved break before thinking about his next adventure.

But no, the Harvard king of nerds jumped right back to work, announcing that he was going to be a writing for the TV sitcom The Millers.

Here’s his tweet announcing the gig.

The Millers premieres September 26, 2013 on CBS.

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Hi, my name is Khaleesi

Jun
23

In 2012, 146 American baby girls were named Khaleesi.

Oh boy, I hope she doesn’t die in Season 4!

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Men of Game of Thrones

Jun
17

Since I posted Ladies of Game of Thrones, I’ve got some (yeah, 2 counts as some) requests to feature the men of Game of Thrones.

So here they are:

Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo

First up is Jason Momoa, but you know him better as Khal Drogo. Husband and protector, Sun and Stars to Daenerys Targaryen. The scar above his left eye was sustained in a fight in 2008, that had him requiring 10 stitches during reconstructive surgery, and becoming a meaner, more awesome Khal Drogo.

Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen

Harry Lloyd

Viserys Oh-I-Just-Can’t-Wait-To-Be-King Targaryen. The man in the golden crown, I think his white/super pale blonde hair doesn’t suit him at all. Look at him, all souped up in black. Much nicer right?

Richard Madden as Robb Stark

Richard Madden

Oh Robb. The hopeless romantic who chose love over alliance. See where that got you.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

The Kingslayer, they called him. But with those steely eyes, I’ll bet he’s (s)lain many damsels too. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Even saying his name out loud makes you a little bit more horny. Damn. And I’m a married man!

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Ladies of Game of Thrones

Jun
11

I remember watching Season 1 Episode 1 like it was yesterday, and it seemed that the sight of boobs and potential for dragons was going to be the show’s hook.

But as we devoured episode after episode, it was clear that the story had developed into an intriguing realm of politicking far beyond any show I’ve seen.

Of course, boobs and dragons still count in the allure factor.

So as we bid adieu to season 3, here are some of the ladies of Game of Thrones, outside of their characters.

Lena Heady as Cersei Lannister

lena headey

I started GoT absolutely hating her character, but grew to understand Cersei through seasons 2 and 3. I seriously wouldn’t know what to do if Joffrey was my boy.

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark

Sophie Turner

Poor Sansa, over each season, her plight seems to devolve deeper and deeper into chaos as she watches helplessly. Her naivety, whilst irritating, is also probably what’s keeping her somewhat sane these days. Her helpless, clueness nature is also probably helped by Sophie Turner’s first role in front of the camera!

After filming Season 1, Sophie adopted her direwolf, Lady, for real. The wolf’s (Its really a dog) name is Zunni.

Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell

Natalie Dormer

Lady Tyrell has potentially maneuvered herself into a position of power by marrying Joffrey, thereby ensuring her son will be future king. An interesting chess move. But the question is, will A Song of Ice and Fire span that generation?

Rose Leslie as Ygritte

Rose Leslie

Oh you hot, lispy Wildling…

Oona Chaplin as Talisa Maegyr

Oona Chaplin

Queen of the North. She’s the one who moved Robb Stark’s heart, and made him break a vow of marriage to one of Walder Frey’s daughters.

Trivia: Oona Chaplin is the grand-daughter of Charlie Chaplin.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

Emilia Clarke

The anchor of the show, and breaker of my heart. People know her by many different names

Daenerys Stormborn, Khaleesi, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons.

Note to self: If I ever have a daughter, Daenerys would be a very strong case for a name (pending the conclusion of A song of ice and fire)

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Woman seeks Robb Stark lookalike for a good time on the Iron Throne

Apr
11

Oh hey guys,

If you happen to look like Robb Stark from Game of Thrones, and lives near New Orleans, it could be your lucky night(s). A girl who happens to be a huge GoT fan just got herself a replica Iron Throne, and is willing to test the sturdiness of the throne rigorously, if you know what I mean.

This is what she wants:

I am an avid fan of George R. R. Martin’s series Game of Thrones (both the books and the show). I have recently purchased a replica of the Iron Throne as seen in the television show, and need a partner to play out an elaborate fantasy.

In my fantasy, I am Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen, Mother of Dragons, and Rightful Heir to the Iron Throne and the Seven Kingdoms. After crossing the Narrow Sea and defeating the forces of Westeros, it is within my power and right to slay all of those who betrayed my family and denied me my rightful place for so many years. The most vile enemies of house Targaryen, House Stark and House Baratheon must pay the highest price. All of those who fought against the Mother of Dragons are slain – all except one.

When I come to Robb Stark, out eyes lock and something moves inside of me. I realize I need to have him, want him, and I can tell he is thinking the same. I order my guards to throw him in the dungeon and later that night, I have him brought to me, in the throne room. There, on the Iron Throne I’ve so recently won, I make wild and passionate love with him, repeatedly.

Please only respond to this post if you look like Robb Stark! I would appreciate pictures, but please, no names. In order to stay as true to the fantasy as possible, I ONLY want you to refer to yourself as Robb Stark. You will need to provide your own clothing. Please keep in mind that you will have recently participated in a battle and been thrown in a dungeon, so you will not be wearing your nicest furs.

I’m looking for a Stark in the streets but a wildling in the sheets.

Winter (and at least 2 other people) is coming.

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LOST themed nursey is awesome

Aug
14

This pair of would-be mum and dad are hardcore fans of LOST, and decided to decorate their baby room the only way they know how: LOST STYLE!

This is awesome.

Lost-themed Nursery

How many references can you spot?

Lost-themed Nursery

Not Penny’s Face!

This room is so awesome its even Damon Lindelof approved!

See their entire photo collection here.

Honey, we so need to do this.

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Moon of my Life

Jul
18
khaleesi and her dragon

A dark and gritty reboot of 'The Emperor's New Clothes'

So I’ve just finished watching 2 seasons of Game of Thrones.

I haven’t read the George R.R. Martin novels,  so I have zero idea of how the novels progress beyond what’s happened in the show. And I really love the show. I think the format of a 10 – 13 episode season for a heavily serialised drama like GoT really hits the jackpot in terms of pacing, tightening the plot such that filler episodes can be done away. (This was something that LOST got pretty tangled up in during their 2nd season, and the beginning of their 3rd season)

Season 1

In GoT season 1, we were teased in episode 1 about the existence of dragons a long time ago, their supposed extinction, and a gift of 3 petrified dragon eggs to Daenerys Targaryen at her wedding.

We got the pay-off in the season finale when the Khaleesi emerged the morning after from a smoldering pyre not only unharmed by the fire, but with a baby dragon on her shoulder (and another 2 by her side), magically hatched in the fire.

Truly, 3 dragons, 2 boobs and 1 really hot Mother of Dragons is a hell of a way to end the season.

Season 2

Season 2, they left us with no doubt what the real threat to Westeros really is. Its not the disparate groups of feudal lords fighting over who gets to be King.

Its the White Walkers.

A humanoid, supernatural species with the ability to re-animate the dead (read: zombies!) to fight for them, they are the real threat to Westeros.

Season 3 – Series Finale

Having not read the books, i’ll speculate that the later seasons will culminate in the White Walkers sweeping across the Wall and attacking King’s Landing, and all the different groups will band together to drive away the white walkers, with the help of Khaleesi’s full-grown dragons.

As the dragons will be monumental to the victory, the people will confer the Iron Throne to Khaleesi, with the condition she never goes anywhere without her dragons, and she never puts on any clothes, especially on the throne.

She gets to be Queen. They get to see boobies. And dragons.

-THE END-

 

Till we meet again in 2013, Moon of my Life.

 

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