Viet Nam News by Hoàng Linh Never before have game shows and reality shows been more popular on TV and in the media. On most State-owned and private channels, it’s easy to find these shows. Many families enjoy watching the drama unfold over dinner on the TV or even YouTube, and their popularity is unlikely to abate. The shows not only influence the audience but also the participants. The number of people who have registered to take part in these shows is so high that producers will not have to search for participants for a couple of years to come. “Taking part in TV game shows or reality shows makes the participants known among many people, i.e. the audience,” Nguyễn Bình An, an IT engineer, said. “When people from game shows or reality shows walk down the street and are recognised, it must be a weird feeling,” An added. Besides becoming famous overnight, participants have the chance to cash in. For example, the highest prize on Who … [Read more...] about Do reality TV shows brings fame or shame?
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Viet Nam News HCM CITY - More than 100 singers, dancers and musicians will perform in a special TV show produced by Hồ Chí Minh City Television (HTV) to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the country's Reunification Day (April 30) and Labour Day (May 1). The show, Son Sắt Một Tình Yêu (Love Forever), will feature musical performances about a young female volunteer called Mai who works on the Trường Sơn Range (Hồ Chí Minh Trail). Mai and her colleagues transfer food and weapons from North Việt Nam to battlefields in the South during the American War. The show's artists include young performers from local art schools and cultural houses. Musicians with the HCM City Conservatory of Music will also be featured. The show will feature more than 30 songs recognised as canons of revolutionary music, composed by respected writers, such as Huy Du, Hoàng Vân, Phan Huỳnh Điểu and Phạm Tuyên, all of whom played a role in the country's musical development. Tenor Anh Bằng will perform along with … [Read more...] about Live TV show to celebrate Reunification Day
Local TV shows reign supreme (01-03-2008) HCM CITY — Locally made TV series with interesting scripts about contemporary life and young people have been drawing an increasing number of viewers nationwide. "Domestic TV series are now dominating TV channels, compared to a few years ago when they were mostly from China and South Korea," HCM City Television (HTV) director Nguyen Van Nam said. Nam said more viewers had contributed opinions to productions shown on HTV and Viet Nam Television (VTV). "Producers seldom heard comments several years ago when we ran locally made TV series," Nam said. After the huge success of Goi Giac Mo Ve (Calling Dreams Back) and Giot Dang (Bitter Drops), HTV is screening the new series Tham Tu Tu (Private Detectives), and Kieu Nu va Dai Gia (Beautiful Women and Wealthy Men) during prime time. Private Detectives is popular with young people while Beautiful Women and Wealthy Men tells stories about three young women exploiting their beauty to hunt for … [Read more...] about Local TV shows reign supreme
HCMCITY — A TV series on the culture and lifestyle of the ethnic Khmer people living in Viet Nam's southwest region will be filmed this week. The 30-part work, titled Hay Cung Em Dieu Sarikakeo (Join Me in the Sarikakeo Dance), is being made by Vang Mien Nam (Southern Gold) Film Studio, a private film and entertainment company in HCM City. Based on a screenplay by Nguyen Thi Hong Xuan, it is about the life and love of Sophia, a Khmer woman who lives in a small village in Soc Trang Province in the early 1980s. The film recounts Sophia's time as a Sarikakeo dancer in her native village before she moved to An Giang Province and learned weaving. Sarikakeo is a traditional dance of the Khmer. Truong Son Hai, the film's director, said he and his producer chose Xuan's screenplay because few films had focused on this topic. "We wanted to spotlight the Khmer people and their culture, lifestyle and dance," he said. Hai said his crew would begin filming in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta … [Read more...] about New TV show features VN’s Khmer community
In a break from competition, the stars of "Buoc nhay hoan vu" (Universal Steps) meet with their fans face to face for the first time. The stars, for the first time, will meet their fans in a relaxed atmosphere, free of the intensity of competition, at the Tan Binh District Event Hall, on the morning of June 5. The meeting will be extraordinary because there will not be any boundaries between fans, stars and the stars' judges, as they celebrate their shared love for the spirit of dancing. A list of participants, including singers Ngo Thanh Van, Siu Black and Doan Trang, Miss International Beauty 2009 Vu Thi Hoang Diep, comedian Minh Beo, their foreign dance partners and dance-sport artist Khanh Thi have confirmed they will be in attendance for the June 5 meeting. Stars will share their experiences from training for every competition and promise to reveal their secret "unforgettable" moments from the show, such as Siu Black's tears on her third night of competition and the intense … [Read more...] about From TV show to reality: Celebrities to save “dance” for fans