Well, if you thought I sounded pissed in that post (believe me, it was already toned down...the very first time I saw the nominee list, I almost hit the roof!), wait until you see the 'final results' of the couples who ended up making it into the Top 10. The nominee list was already a JOKE to begin with, but the Top Ten results list was way worse!!
I know I'll probably be called a 'conspiracy theorist' again when I say this, but quite frankly, I don't give a care.....I honestly think that the reason why TVB put this stupid poll together was not to 'pay tribute' to the many 'classic' couples that have graced our television screens in the past 4 decades, but rather, their primary intention was to PROMOTE their current artists (aka their biological sons/daughters as well as their 'favorites'). Why do I think that? Several reasons:
1) TVB knows full well (as do most of us) that most of the people who would likely be voting in the poll would be younger generation folks (i.e. the after 90s crowd), most of whom have not watched (and probably never will) the older series from the 70s, 80s, and even the 90s -- most of them are only familiar with the current TVB series and current 'popular' artists [though in a sense, it's a little bit hard to blame the audiences entirely because it's hard not to 'pay attention' to the current artists given TVB's 24/7 'in your face' promotion of them]. This would actually explain why TVB made such ridiculous choices in terms of the nominees (cuz they knew that people wouldn't vote for them anyway, since majority of today's audiences haven't watched the series and don't even know who they are!).
2) How else would you explain why 8 of the 10 'classic couples' who made it to the final Top Ten were from the "after 2000s" era (which is a joke in and of itself because how could a couple who has only been around for 5 years or less be considered 'classic'?) and out of those (8), 6 of the couples consist of biological children and/or are 'favorites' of TVB management? (I'm actually quite serious here -- if someone is able to provide a logical explanation in support of TVB here, I'm willing to listen!)
Just as an example of how 'un-classic' most of the Top 10 couples were -- despite having watched each of the series, I honestly could not remember all the names of the characters that each of the artists played in each of the series (except for maybe like 3 or 4 of the series on the list, which I was able to write down purely from memory) -- I actually had to go look them up in order to make sure I had the right names! In my opinion, if those couples were TRULY 'classic' -- which also means 'memorable' in my book -- the average audience should at least be able to remember the character names!
Ok, so without further adieu, here are the final Top Ten results from TVB's poll (I'm actually NOT going to comment specifically on the couples / artists in the poll persay because I don't feel like dealing with the wrath of certain artists' fans right now -- all I'm going to say is that pretty much only TWO of the couples from the below list would have made it into MY LIST of the Top 10 'classic' couples!).
** Note: The rankings DO matter in this poll -- the way the couples are listed is based on who 'supposedly' got the most votes from the audiences.
TVB's Top Ten Onscreen Couples -- Final Results
2nd place: Wayne Lai (Chai Gau) and Sheren Tang (Hong Bo Kei) from "Rosy Business" (2009)
3rd place: Moses Chan (Kam Duo Luk) and Charmaine Sheh (Chao Yang) from "Can't Buy Me Love" (2010)
4th place: Raymond Lam (Kam Wing Ho) and Linda Chung (Yu So Sum) from "Moonlight Resonance" (2008)
5th place: Kevin Cheng (Law Lik Nga) and Myolie Wu (Wong Si Fu) from "Ghetto Justice" (2011)
6th place: Kevin Cheng (Sum Lang) and Niki Chow (Ko Yat Si) from "Under the Canopy of Love" (2006)
7th place: Andy Lau (Yang Guo) and Idy Chan (Siu Lung Nu) from "The Return of the Condor Heroes" (1983)
8th place: Roger Kwok (Ding Sheung Wong) and Jessica Hsuan (Ling Choi Fung) from "Square Pegs" (2002)
9th place: Moses Chan (Tong Chi On) and Linda Chung (Seung Joi Sum) from "Heart of Greed" (2007)
10th place: Chow Yun Fat (Hui Mun Keung) and Angie Chiu (Feng Ching Ching) from "The Bund" (1980)