睇香港電視長大的一代

有人傳言好多人都在網誌上轉發咗我06年寫的一篇關於廣州人睇電視的文章,不過我睇過的好似都係別人的評論版而不是原文。正當我網誌暫時沒有激情更新之際,我決定現在原文發佈在2006年11月(第五期)《RICE》第10頁的《睇香港電視長大的一代》,并附上英文版。多多指教。


睇香港電視長大的一代

勞顯亮
http://willylo-cu09.spaces.live.com/

記得一位朋友的網誌上對我的描述是這樣的,「William Lo —— HK Guy」。然後,我就舉手反對,我不是香港人!我只是一個在廣東土生土長的普通人,只是看香港電視多了一點,看香港雜誌多了一點,話語中夾帶英文多了一點,罷了。

自幼就是一個電視迷,出生在「電視撈飯」的年代,而「電視撈飯」這個習慣從來未間斷過。用甚麼電視節目來「撈飯」,相信跟許多廣州的年青人一樣,不是中央台的《新聞聯播》,不是珠江台的《粵韻風華》,而是那四個有點悶的香港頻道。

其實我很奇怪,不知道大家是不是,作爲廣東本地人的我,還有我的家人,每天除了看本地電視新聞節目之外,總會把香港新聞完完整整地看一次。或者廣州的鋁窗天天掉下樓我們不知道,但香港鋁窗墜樓,我們就會覺得是時候要小心一些。或者廣州發出甚麼颱風訊號要停課我們不知道,但八號風球別人不用上班我們就很清楚。也許你沒有看香港新聞的習慣,也許你看新聞沒有記得主播記者名字的習慣。但是我相信你一定總會記得伍晃榮的名言「波係圓嘅」(球是圓的)。或者你不知道「News Today」的摩氏密碼是甚麼,但是當這些密碼變成「do do do do」聲之後你就知道新聞開始了。

仿佛從小就跟香港電視結緣。聼媽媽說,七十年代末,家家戶戶都會把「魚骨天線」指向東南面。聼媽媽說,我第一首會唱的流行曲是《歡樂今宵》的「日頭猛做,到咿家輕鬆下」。聼媽媽說,當年一部《上海灘》,令省港兩地的酒樓生意慘淡。而我,伴我成長的,不得不提《閃電傳真機》,大家還記得嗎?這個兒童節目現在已經不知道改過多少次名,而剩下的也許只有不再是姐姐的譚玉瑛姐姐。她每次出現在熒光幕中,也許會喚醒幾代人的童年回憶。畢竟,現在已經長大了,已經不看TVB播放的卡通片,而「叮噹」也變了「多啦A夢」,大雄的粵語配音演員也離開人世。

除了《閃電傳真機》和「無綫新聞事事關心」之外,還有一個又一個的電視節目。《今日睇真D》你可能沒有印象,但總會記得有過「解剖外星人」。一部長壽電視劇《真情》使我由小學追到中學。一部《男親女愛》,就令我們班本來怕蟑螂的女生飼養起「小強」來。還不會英文的我,會在星期一中午放學看明珠台的奧斯卡頒獎禮直播。可惜,現在明珠台在白天變成購物台,不想屈服於CCTV-6就只好買收費頻道。每年的「台慶」和「四大樂壇頒獎禮」我總不會「缺席」。《歡樂滿東華》的籌款熱線1872333不知道爲甚麼就是把它記住了。我也曾經像許多小朋友一樣,逢星期三晚就會早早做完功課,然後撒嬌要求看完《獎門人》才睡覺。《K-100》雖然已經停播,但我還會常常上網「溫習功課」,找一些電視節目製作的知識,用於現在校園電視台的工作中。

至於雜誌,陪你長大的不知道是不是《Yes!週刊》呢?雖然,「Miss Sex」欄目頗受爭議,但青春期時代你是否在其中獲得不少生理知識呢?某日,在一個網誌上看到一句,「伴我成長,將我由一個連LV都不認識的《YES》讀者變成番禺時裝教父的營養雜誌——《MILK》」。嗯,確實,已近很久沒有買過《YES》了,取而代之的是「牛奶」。但是,每當在封了塵的書架上看見已經能拼成一幅畫的《YES》的時候,看見收藏了一曡曡的「Yes咭」的時候,還會想起以前把早餐錢省下來偷偷購買的回憶。現在,值得慶幸的是,廣州有了本地的潮流雜誌了,例如《Rice》。有了本地資訊和購物指南,親切許多。不過,「貝克漢姆」、「喬丹」和「阿森納」還是不能接受的。下次可否用括弧把「碧咸」、「佐敦」和「阿仙奴」印出來。

不喜歡被別人說我崇洋媚外,但自己的成長卻偏偏跟那個曾經的殖民地的電視、雜誌文化所影響。或者,這正是廣州獨特的本地文化。我們不是生活在別人的影子下的,我深信!起碼,「G4」很能引起我共鳴;起碼,現在颱風報道不需要再依賴香港;起碼,《外來媳婦本地郎》的收視率同時段長期高居第一……又或者,粵港兩地本來就有很多東西是相通的,只是分開50年,發展的方向不同了,以後又會再次融合。

現在電視頻道越來越多,翡翠台不再是唯一的選擇。申請了幾個收費頻道後發現,收費頻道每天也許只會看半小時,其餘時間都是守候在翡翠台前面(當然,不包括插播長安醫院的廣告)。而廣東本地的粵語電視頻道加起來也有十多個,真的很期望,到某一日,我不再依賴翡翠台,那時候或者是我再沒有時間看電視,或者是TVB已經不復存在,但我更希望的是因爲本地節目的質素的超越。我們不需要再像以前那樣,等到香港商業電台的訊號覆蓋不到廣州之後,本地電台才蓬勃發展。畢竟,我深信珠三角幾千萬人口的智慧和需求不會比不上那個小島。


A Generation Growing with Hong Kong Teleplay

William Lo
http://willylo-cu09.spaces.live.com/

One of my friends described me as “HK Guy”, and I strongly disapprove it in that I am not a Hong Kong guy! I am an indigenous Cantonese, but perhaps I have watched a little bit more Hong Kong Teleplay, Hong Kong Magazines and spoken with a bit more English in the speech like Hong Kong people.

I have been a TV fan since childhood. Growing up in an age of “eating with TV” which showed the importance of TV in our daily life, I have got into the habit of “eating with TV” ever since. I believe that many teenagers like me in Guangzhou do watch the four Hong Kong TV Channels instead of the CCTV nationwide-broadcast news report or the Cantonese Opera of the Guangdong TV channel.

Strangely, my family and I as ingenious Cantonese watch the Hong Kong news report inextenso besides the local news report. Possibly, we do not know that aluminum windows in Guangzhou fall down and hit any passersby, but it is not until that, this kind of accident happens in Hong Kong that we think we should be more careful in the street. Possibly, we do not know that there is class suspension for different kinds of typhoon signals, but we are very clear that Hong Kong people need not go to work on No.8 Typhoon Signal. Possibly, you are not accustomed to watching Hong Kong News Report or remembering the names of the anchors, I believe you must remember the favorite quote of Ng Fong Wing, the experienced anchor of sport news in Hong Kong, that “Ball is round”, which suggests that it is hard to predict the end of a football match and everything can happen before the closing minutes. Possibly, you do not know the Morse code of “News Today”, but when these Morse code transfers into the sound of do do do do, you know the news begins.

I seem to have intangible relationship with Hong Kong TV channels since childhood. My mom always said that at the end 1970s, every family turned the fishbone-like antenna to the southeast, where antenna can receive better signals, and the first hit song I sang was the theme song of Enjoy Yourself Tonight, which was a very popular variety show at that time. What’s more, the teleplay The Bund at the time was so popular that the restaurant business was bleak, and I, as a child born in 1980s, could not help mentioning the Flash Fax, a variety show for children. Do you still remember it? The name of this show has been changed countless time, and what remains is Lady Tam Yuk Ying who is no longer a lady anymore. Whenever she appears on the screen, she reminds the childhood memory of our generation. After all, we have grown up already. The cartoons transmitted by TVB are no longer our favor, the Cantonese translation name of Doraemon has been changed into its original Japanese name, and the Cantonese dubbing specialist of Nobita Nobi, the main character of the series and the center of the story, has passed away.

Besides the Flash Fax and TVB News, there are other many TV episodes that impress us. Hong Kong Today may not remind you too much, but you must remember the ET Anatomy, which was part of report of the show. Another long long TV episode A Kindred Spirit had been watched by me intensively from primary school of junior school. Besides, the War of the Genders, whose hero raises cockroach as his pet, persuaded successfully the girls in our class who were frightened of cockroach to raises them. I would watch the Oscar Academy Awards in live at the noon of Monday after school every year. Unfortunately, the Pearl broadcasts no such kind of ceremonies any more in daytime but becomes a shopping channel. If you do not want to yield to CCTV-6 for its ridiculous interpretation, you have to apply for the paid channels. Every year, the TVB Anniversary and the four Music Ceremonies still appeal to me, and I have never missed them once. The hotline for donating money of the Tung Wah Charity Show is 1872333, without knowing why I just remember it by heart. I used to finish my homework early at Wednesday night like other children in order to watch the Super Trio Series with gentle request. Though K-100, introducing the relative knowledge of the production of TV programs, no longer exists, I always do the reviewing job about that. By finding the useful information about producing a TV program from internet, I can apply them to my work in the campus television station.

As regards to the magazines, do you still remember the Yes! Weekly? Though Miss Sex, one of the columns in this magazine was controversial, can you deny that you have obtained physiological knowledge during your teenage days. One day, from a blog I saw that “ Growing with Yes!, it turns me from a Yes! reader who hardly knew LV into the fashion leader by magazine MILK.” It is true that I have not bought YES! for a long time, instead MILK attracts all my attention. However, every time I see in the shelf YES! which have been able to spell a picture by its different covers and piles of YES cards, it reminds me of the days when I saved all the breakfast money to buy it. Now, luckily, Guangzhou has its local fashion magazine, such as More!, local information and shopping directory, everything becomes more indigenous and comfortable. However, the interpretation of Beckham, Jordan and Arsenal in Mandarin is still unacceptable. Can we replace them with the Cantonese of translation?

People regards me as being xenocentric, which vexes me a lot, but my life is influenced by this used-to-be colony deeply from their TV, magazines to their culture. Or perhaps, this is the unique local culture of Guangzhou. I am convinced that we are not living in the shadow of other culture, never. At least, G4 carries me along with their report; At least, the typhoon report in Guangzhou no longer relies on Hong Kong’s report. At least, the ratings of Local husbands and non-local wives, a TV episode produced by Cantonese, stand at the first place for long time, comparing to the other programs broadcasted at the same time… or perhaps, many things between Hong Kong and Guangzhou are similar with each other. Though they were separated for 50 yeas towards the different development directions, they will be merged together again, I believe.

There is more and more choices of TV channels, and TVB is no longer the only option. However, after applying for the paid channels, I find that I watch them no more than half an hour and then stay in front of the TVB with the rest time (of course, excluding the time of interrupting advertisements). There are more than 10 Cantonese TV channels in Guangzhou. With great expectation, I hope that one day I will not rely so much on TVB, or perhaps at that time I can spare no time in watching TV, or TVB exists no more, but I really expect that the quality of local TV channels can surpass the Hong Kong ones. In the 1980s, Hong Kong’s radio signals no longer covered Guangdong when they changed into FM broadcast. Then the local radios got heated. However, I believe such situation would not happen in TV industry as TV stations can encounter a booming development. After all, the knowledge and demand of our people, the 30 million people in the Pearl River Delta can exceed Hong Kong, the small island, and I hold this belief more firmly than anything.

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6 Responses to 睇香港電視長大的一代

  1. Michelle says:

    嗯…好有共鸣!
    以前真系觉得TVB嘎电视节目好好睇!可能系长大0左…上一年翻去发现其实中央电视台嘎连续剧都几好睇,例如,闯关东。相对之下,无线剧集比较无聊,而且要日日追,真系好辛苦,最紧要系好多新人演得好差!
    我觉得系过去几年,中国国内嘎电视电影发展得好快,而且某些嘎质量比香港嘎要好!
    之前听吴君如嘎radio show哇哇哇打到0黎,距都话要快D学好普通话去内地发展!
    p.s. 香港电台+903嘎 水平仲系保持得极好!

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  2. exolo says:

     
    新人有啲都真係幾差, 而且編劇都差咗, 好似家好月圓啲所謂嘅"金句",
    搜神傳嗰啲電腦特技… 真係慘不忍賭…
     

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  3. susuki says:

    原来篇原作系你写的。。。。。。我QZONE都转载左……..

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  4. Andre says:

    我今天下班的路上还在想如果现在去看<YES>的Miss Sex应该会觉得好好笑。可是那时候每天在同学手中抢来抢去看的不正是这本杂志吗。没想到你space又提到<YES>了。好怀念啊。<YES>每期的书脊连在一起是一幅画。除了电视节目之外我连电视广告都好喜欢啊。拜托,leon噢,一首MV就是一个广告。多爽啊。那个,<电波少年>你不看的吗。

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  5. William says:

    《電波少年》我睇啊!!!我集集追嘎!昭仁同伊藤嘛!!!以前我都集過《Yes!》,儲齊一幅畫嘎!現在好耐都冇買過喇,更加唔知miss sex變成點。ps,這是兩年前的劣作,當然現在有新的看法。

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  6. Lya says:

    當年<今日睇真D>推出"外星人之謎", 無線的<全線追擊>又出"踢爆外星人之謎", 之後亞視又出"踢唔爆外星人之謎". 超搞笑…
    Yes!里的Miss Sex有時候會打格子涂黑咗某些來信的內容的…
     
    至於現在香港的連續劇, 質量的確@$@%&&&^.
    我心中經典的有<包青天><蓋世豪俠><天龍八部><千王之王><僵尸道長><尋秦記>, 之後就沒再追過鳥.
     
    by the way , i\’m in SCAU, too. T.T"

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