Those who’ve been following my blog are probably familiar with this whole midnight timeslot thing that I wrote several posts about the past few months. As a refresher, here are the links to the posts related to this topic:
This is my fourth post about this topic and unlike the previous posts, this one will be quite brief.
Basically, I AM PISSED!!!!!
I just read the below article from on.cc which references back to the TVB/onTV poll that allowed audiences to choose which series they most wanted to watch in the midnight timeslot. The poll had closed back in September and when the results were announced, the top 3 winners (in order of most votes) were: 1) War of the Genders, 2) Looking Back in Anger, and 3) A Step into the Past. Back then, onTV claimed that TVB had agreed they would re-air series in their midnight timeslot based on the results of this poll – indeed, on 10/5, TVB started airing War of the Genders, which was the series that garnered the most votes…makes sense and I’m fine with that. Logically speaking then – and if TVB was true to their word – the next series to air after War of the Genders ends on December 10th would be the #2 highest voted series, Looking Back in Anger, right? WRONG!!!!!! According to the below article (keep in mind that onTV belongs to Oriental Daily, which is actually the one who did this poll in collaboration with TVB), the next series to air will be A Step into the Past, NOT Looking Back in Anger!! WTH??? Why did they skip LBIA when that series is in the #2 spot and instead choose to air the series in the #3 spot, ASITP??? Does that make any ounce of sense at all? What gives, TVB?? Why are you once again deliberately skipping LBIA and not allowing it to air in the midnight timeslot? Especially now when audiences VOTED the series as their 2nd most favorite series that they want to see re-broadcast in that timeslot?
I don’t know about you guys, but to me, this is proof right here that the previous “rumor” about LBIA being blacklisted by TVB due to Felix Wong is absolutely TRUE !! I mean, what other logical explanation is there for why TVB would choose to go back on their word (which was to air the series in order of what audiences chose) and air ASITP instead, completely bypassing LBIA? In my previous posts, I mentioned the blacklist thing as a possible reason why TVB keeps skipping the series, but in efforts to be fair and give TVB the benefit of the doubt, I kept it as 'speculation only' on my part. Well, now with this revelation, turns out that, once again, I was right after all (so next time people try to defend TVB whenever I criticize their stupidities, please remember this incident and spare me from the excuses -- because at this point, nothing is going to restore my trust in TVB, especially with the damn incompetent management they have in place right now!)
Another thing’s for sure – the next time those stupid, imbecilic, bastard execs at TVB try to REFUTE the claims of there being a blacklist (they have repeatedly denied the existence of a blacklist, even though some artists have proven there IS a blacklist because they've personally seen it), I am calling them out on this issue and want to see what they have to say (hey TVB, if there is no blacklist, then WHY DO YOU GUYS REPEATEDLY REFUSE TO AIR LBIA?????). Stop treating your audiences like fools, TVB!!! And FOR ONCE, have some respect for those whose support over the years helped make you into the powerhouse you are today – otherwise, sooner or later, even those die-hard fans who grew up watching your programs and therefore continue to blindly support you will end up abandoning you as well!
Source article from on.cc: