November 21, 2011

Jessica Hsuan crowned TVB's 'Queen of Hostages'

Source: Mingpao
Translated by: aZnangel @ 

TVB Anniversary Awards will be held on December 5th. Who will be the next TV Queen, the answer will be reveal that night. However, Jessica Hsuan gets a head start, as she is first crowned as "TVB's Queen of Hostage" and it was said the "Best Hostage Award" (TN: Not a real award..) should go to her. Being the Queen of Hostage, Jessica didn't just get that reputation without merit. In TVB, Jessica was held 'hostage' countless amounts of times, really "10 fingers can't count them all".

Following Law Lok Lam's record of "5 deaths in 24 hours", he becomes an artist that is internationally known. In TVB series, Jessica holds a record of being held 'hostage' 12 times and more.

At the Hong Kong Golden Discussion Forum (高登討論區), there is a topic on "Jessica Hsuan is the Queen of Hostage". A determined Netizen went through Jessica's TVB series over the some 10 years she's been with the company and collected a bunch of screen captures showing the number of times Jessica has been held hostage in a TVB series. Her older series include Detective Investigation Files IVWitness to a ProsecutionGame of DeceitA Step Into the PastDicey BusinessA Matter of CustomsLady FanGolden FaithSisters of Pearl; the more recent series include Gun Metal GreyA Pillow Case of Mystery II and the currently airing Curse of the Royal Harem. When counting the series that weren't 'caught' yet, it is estimated that Jessica has been held hostage more than 12 times.

A Netizen said TVB scriptwriters loves to tie Jessica up, while some Netizens scolded TVB for using the same idea for over 10 years. "Where there is brightness, there is darkness. Where there is superman, there is evil. Where there is Jessica, there is bound to be a hostage case." There are also some people who said in many specific scenes, for example, if there is a rape scene, Natalie Tong will definitely be there. If there is a scene of 'murder by a knife stabbing', there will be Kenneth Ma at the scene. Perhaps the truth is, TVB really does have a lot of hardcore fans.

"When there is brightness, there is darkness. When there is superman, there is evil. When there is Jessica, there is bound to be a hostage case." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Kidnapping is so overused in dramas, it's hackneyed. 

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