Category Archives: Hong Kong Dramas and Movies

Give Me 1 Minute to Say I Love You Part 4 Recap

Okay, I can breathe a sigh of relief. I thought that the third ep was the end but luckily it’s not because it was really really really opened. I didn’t even know that there was this final ep! But luckily there is because it ties up the entire story together with a closed ending. I take back a lot about what I said during the last ep because I truly took ep 3 as the final ep. So this means that ep 3 performed a lot better than what I thought given that it wasn’t a conclusion ep. But, given that the previous ep wasn’t the conclusion, the development happened a lot slower than what I thought. Regardless, I am just glad the the previous ep left for something this ep could build upon.

This ep was all emotional but coming to the end I expected this, especially since that it is inevitable that Siu Yau will have to leave. This ep didn’t contain the movement that the previous eps contained but that’s a given since Siu Yau and Ah Jun have a lot of dialogue to explain to each other. I really loved that this was was really strong in its dialogue deliver because after all that Ah Jun and Siu Yau have been through to get to this stage, they need to tell each other once and for all. Continue reading

Give Me 1 Minute to Say I Love You Part 3 Recap

Okay, it did not just leave me with an open opened ending! Arrrggggghhhhh! Three eps is not enough, let alone three short eps! It was so open that it feels like it is just an episode conclusion and not a drama conclusion. But for three eps, it is pretty impressive with how the plot lead. Of course in 30 minutes of drama time divided into 3 individual 10 minute eps, only show much can be told but it will run quite well with an introduction, body and conclusion.

Admittedly, this ep wasn’t as great as the previous eps but it offered something that I personally found that the previous ep lacked. In 10 minutes it was able to enforce the complication as well as provide a resolution which  is pretty impressive and superb. It closed the series on a questionable note which quickly leads back to the reason that this micro-movie/mini-film exists, i.e. to promote Raymond Lam‘s upcoming 2013 concert, which is about him giving time for his fans. Though, as a standalone micro-movie/mini-film (with the promotion background) it is a pretty impressive production. Continue reading

Give Me 1 Minute to Say I Love You Part 2 Recap

Coming off the brilliant first ep/introduction, I was hoping that this ep would be more of the crisis/complication ep. It didn’t exactly give that part to the storyline but I was fine with that because it seems to be more of a build up from the first ep. It is actually quite a smart tactic because the complication is always there, it’s just that it is overshadowed with every else that is happening. Also, it the complication can be further enforced in the final ep because a conclusion does’t take that long to finish up. I did like this ep, but it wasn’t as good as the first ep but what I absolutely loved was the cameos!  Continue reading

Give Me 1 Minute to Say I Love You Part 1 Recap

Ever since I discovered micro-movies/mini-films, I have been in love with them! And, I have been in love with them even more with every one that I watch. These micro-movies/mini-flims are a huge hit within the chinese community so I was surprised that Hong Kong did not delve into it already. So I was quite to shocked to hear that Raymond Lam is going to feature in one. I have heard about Give Me 1 Minute to Say I Love You for quite some time now and it was until quite recently (and I mean recently) that I discovered its existence. I may be late, but I found it. This micro-movie/mini-film is designed to promote Raymond Lam’s upcoming “A Time 4 You” concert.

As with all other micro-movies/mini-films or one off eps, I really like how so much can be told in such a short ep. It always is direct and to the point and generally feels like you have landed into the middle of the story. However, this  micro-movie/mini-films feels quite different to the others that I have seen. It actually feels like it is starting off with an introduction, rather than landing into the middle of the plot which I would enjoy, because this is a triology meaning that ep 1 would be the introduction, ep 2 would be the body and ep 3 would be the conclusion.

This first ep provides a relatively stable and progressive introduction and it is actually quite creative and unique with its storyline. Though, I did find some parts to be irrelevant so I just hope that it will reappear in the next to eps to provide some cohesion. That aside, I really like its simplicity and creativity. Continue reading