The Season of Fate like many series this year started off well but then just gradually lost the plot, I found the start to be rather interesting, a tad different and quite hilarious at points. Once it started to thicken the plot everything just began to dwindle and what made this series funny at first just looked a bit dumb by the end. Sometimes you don't need to watch things for a purpose, you just want a laugh, The Season of Fate was humorous but like all other TVB series they had to inject mysterious plot to the story making it all seem out of touch - mixing genres is what TVB loves to do but they rarely get it right. However despite that I think the acting was generally descent shame about the story.
Here are my nominations:
I'm not a Roger Kwok fan but I liked his portrayal here. I think he gave a mature but funny performance which captured different emotions well. I never really liked him as Ah Wong in Square Pegs nor did I like him as Jing Sir in D.I.E. it is in fact in one of his worst rated dramas where I think his best performance came.
I think Esther shouldn't do comedy, whilst she's a nice person and has a witty personality I just think she's more suited to mature drama performances. You can see how much more convincing her acting is when you compare her comedy acting to her serious acting, she's just much better at being angry or emotional. However she still put in a lovable performance
Her role as Yeuk Lam was so cute and believable, it's amazing how she managed to portray her character. Whilst I was sad when Yeuk Lam got her memory back Michelle arguably acted better in those parts but definitely the more lovable scenes were when Yeuk Lam was still a child.
Best Supporting Actor
I think Lawrence did enough for me to nominate him, he was convincing in his portrayal it's just that his character was rather uninteresting and his "demise" equally so.
Best Supporting Actress
You don't get to appreciate how good an actress Mimi is until you see her portraying somebody none comedic. It's sad how she's just not famous, there are so many decent actors/actresses who just don't seem to be promoted or noticed by the public. Whilst her character was written very 1 dimensional I think Mimi portrayed that very well whilst still making us like her - if only for the slightest moment.
Most Improved Actor
I don't know if I'd say improved but he didn't do anything for me to dislike him so I guess that's improvement.
Most Improved Actress
Favourite Male Character
Favourite Female Character
The lovable Lam Lam.
For her debut on TV this was a good job, most TVB actresses would die to do as well as she did in her first role.
The "mother-daughter" scenes were just a joy to watch, there's nothing else to describe it besides an "awhhh...."