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Friday, August 29, 2008

I- Weekly: ‘Fight for Number 1’ (Hot Shot Leads) + Top 10 TW Idols

Fight for Number 1
In face of the onslaught of newbies, the Big Brothers of 2 generations of Idols have ‘joined forces’. Said to be the biggest cast in Idol Drama history - {Hotshot} has Jerry Yan, Show Luo and Wu Zhun. Yet as the Chinese saying goes - 3 tigers can’t dominate a mountain so who is good enough to be the King of Idols?

First Half : Competing for character portrayal, air time and show remuneration.
Competing for Character Portrayal

Jerry Yan ~ Acting as Dong Fang Xiang, nickname ‘Mars – God of War’, a genius caliber basketball player. As the only son to the CEO of Dong Fang Conglomerate, he is both dashing and wealthy. Usually not a word but once he speaks, he doesn’t mince words. This is coincidentally similar to the character of Dao Ming Si.

Show Luo – Acting as Yuan Da Ying, nickname *General aka Handsome Yuan. He is a wacky character with constant ‘abnormal’ behavior. With amazing stamina, speed and jumping dexterity, he is involved in a love triangle with Jerry Yan and Zhou Cai Si.

Wu Zhun > Acting as Invincible Zun. He set numerous records as an outstanding player with extraordinary stamina. Though acting in fewer scenes and no emotional troubles, he did steal some thunder with many handsome shots and being the ‘bad-guy’. {Gain Point}


Jerry Yan ~ From the order of Reporters’ Invitation, Jerry Yan was followed by Show Luo and then Wu Zun. He is recognized as the show’s 1st lead. {Gain Point﹗}

Show Luo – He is a lead actor and is the same as Bao Long.

Wu Zun > Supporting role.

Serial Remuneration

Jerry Yan ~ At about S$20,000 per episode. A huge sum of insurance was bought as he had to film dangerous wire stunts. {Gain Point﹗}

Show Luo – About S$9,000 per episode.

Wu Zun > About S$4,500 per episode.

Attack : 3 guys at It!
Skills at ‘Attention Grabbing’

Jerry Yan ~ Bao Long was to be absent for the screening due to his hectic schedule. Yet he stole some thunder from the other two by making a sudden appearance which caused mass hysteria. {Gain Point}

Show Luo – At the screening, Xiao Zhu almost tripped at the stairs when he was going on stage. This was an accident that created a topic for conversation. He also promoted the serial during {Yu Le Bai Fen Bai} and added bloopers and blunders scenes on his blog. He even declared that if the serial viewership broke the 10 mark, he and Wu Zun will both strip naked in private.

Wu Zun > This goody boy has no fancy styles. He appears at all the promotional activities and collaborated wonderfully.

Expertise at Basketball

Jerry Yan ~ Plays basketball to keep fit mostly.

Show Luo – Jay Zhou divulged that when he, Wilbur Pan and Xiao Zhu played before, Xiao Zhu lost. His forfeit was to climb the telephone pole.

Wu Zun > Was Burnei’s National Team player previously, plays the basketball at his leisure to keep fit. {Gain Point!}

Giving His All in Acting

Jerry Yan ~ He did the wire stunts personally. Once he twisted his wrist during filming and later was hospitalized for a neck injury. {Gain Point!}

Show Luo – He did the wire stunt himself. His armpits were swollen due to excessive abrasions during the shoot. The periosteum of his right hand was wounded. With an injured left leg, he still carried on filming and even piggy backed Jerry for a running scene.

Wu Zun > Whilst harnessed in mid-air, he was hit on the forehead when flipping over. He was teary-eyed due to the great pain.

Foul for Hitting Others : Who is the trouble-maker driving people made?
Big Shot Requests

Jerry Yan ~ As one of the bosses, Jerry was the first casted as the lead. All the crew and actors had his approval. He even ‘ordered’ that no extras should be taller than him. When he suddenly opted out, Xiao Zhu was called in. But Jerry changed his mind and took away Wu Zun’s role. At the Premiere, he was suppose to be absent but made a 1 hour appearance. But he stated 3 requirements ‘Not watching to trailer, not signing and playing games with the fans’.

Show Luo – Xiao Zhu is very busy with a jammed-packed schedule of concert, album promotion and shoots for commercials. He could only film 5 days out of the month. In fact, the crew had to shoot for 1 day and rest for 3 days because of him. So he was critiqued to be more of a Big Shot than Jerry Yan.

Wu Zun > None. {Gain Point!}

Second Half : During the telecast, who does the audience and overseas sponsors support?


Jerry Yan ~ He is generally very particular about his image. The audience was pleasantly shocked when Jerry Yan was slapped till his mouth went crooked and his features twisted in a bundle during the show. On an internet poll, he received 46.27% of votes for the most anticipated actor in ‘Hot Shot’. In the Most Well-Liked Handsome Guy, he gained 54.55%. {Gain Point!}

Show Luo – His fans feel that their ‘Emperor’ Xiao Zhu is so adorable and outstanding in his acting. But some feel that he is still acting as though he is hosting ‘Yu Le Bai Fen Bai’.

Wu Zun > He has the least scenes so his cut of the pie is small on the net.

Overseas Market

Jerry Yan ~ Japan, Korea has him as the main lead whereas for the Mainland and South-east Asia, it is the 3 of them. According the Deputy CEO of GTV, Mr. Lai Chong Bi, Jerry Yan is the most well-known overseas. In fact, all the buyers were targeting him. {Gain Point!}

Show Luo – The 3 of them were promoted in the Mainland and South-East Asia.

Wu Zun > Share the credit with Jerry Yan for Korea. Since ‘Romantic Princess’ has aired in China’s Hu Bei cable station, his popularity is sky-rocketing. The local fans there are requesting for more Wu Zun’s serials.

Overtime Play : After ‘Hot Shot’, who has the most value?

Work Load

Jerry Yan ~ He was filming the Idol Drama, ‘Star Dust’.

Show Luo – Will be filming with Ah Sa in a movie called ‘Sui Yue Qing’ and he is still hosting ‘Yu Le Bai Fen Bai’. {Gain Point!}

Wu Zun > He is scheduled to shot GTV’s ‘Ah Bi Jian’.

The Tally: An overwhelming win for Bao Long (Jerry) who succeeds as the MVP!



Top 10 TW Male Idol Actors:

Ranking of idol as of todate, Jerry Yan Cheng Xu sits in the No. 1 seat. He's the gold medallist.

Silver medallist - Joe Cheng. Bronze medallist - Wu Zun & Show Luo.

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