selling the drama: how to sell Gionee with Ethan and Yoon Eun-hye

(This is part of an ongoing series on ploys that production companies use to “sell the drama”.)

I should say on the above–not just production companies, but companies selling a product in general. In this instance, Taiwan mobile phone company Gionee. Now, people who haven’t heard of Gionee now knows what it is, especially Tiffany Hsu.

When I first read this news on a supposed break-up (cool it, they reconciled eventually according to the rag news) between Tiffany and Ethan Ruan and the reason cited was because he had been calling Yoon Eun-hye behind Tiffany’s back, my first reaction was like, okay, so what do they talk about, if they can carry on a decent conversation that is?

The phone conversation might go something like this:

Ethan: Wei?

YEH: Annyeonghasseyo.

Ethan: Hao ju bu jian…

YEH: Huh?

Ethan: Um… long time I no see you.

YEH: Ahh… ye.

Ethan: Ni hao mah?

YEH: Mwo?

Ethan: How… are… you… fine?

YEH: Ye… fine. I’m fine, thank you.

Ethan: Good.

YEH: Ye. Good.

Ethan: …….

YEH: ……

Ethan: Goodbye.

YEH: Ye.

I mean, you get the picture.

Ethan and YEH worked together for Gionee and that conversation may as well have been part of their commercial together.

 

The news when the two appeared at a press conference was about how awkward it was for them to shoot because of the language barrier. And now all of a sudden, they are phone pals? They can’t even carry a decent conversation face-to-face, and perhaps not with the help of translators, and they’re being chummy over the phone? Most. Hilarious. News. I. Have. Read. Today.

I don’t know if it’s a clever way to sell a smartphone or just the most stupid idea ever. Is this part of your storyline Gionee? Which part exactly of the CF below is it, or there is going to be a sequel?

 

And I pity Tiffany (not so much Ethan). She always has to answer about her boyfriend’s supposed indiscretions and god knows how much that woman has been through. I saw her in an event before and she looks like a really nice girl, just too pretty (and too thin). The press is always trying to break her and Ethan up. I mean, if the media ain’t making people admit they’re together, they’re trying to break them up. Case in point: Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung. I rest my case.

Just how many Gionee smartphones have been sold at the expense of this “break-up”, I wonder?

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10 thoughts on “selling the drama: how to sell Gionee with Ethan and Yoon Eun-hye

  1. I dont think Gionee had something to do with this, cause if they had wanted to, they would have done it last year but they didn’t. Its garbage gossip news Apple Daily who is responsible for this….cause you know, they ran out of chinese actress to write about to scandalize Ethan, so when they remembered that Ethan jokingly said I Love You in korean to Yoon Eun Hye at the presscon, they saw a window of opportunity to make money out of them.

  2. The one that I pity the most in this absurd media fiasco is none other than Yoon Eun Hye. Poor girl, how bad it must feel for her to be dragged into this mess. There’s nothing worse than a woman made out to be a homewrecker. No woman wants to be viewed as someone who broke up a relationship, espescially when she had nothing to do with it.

    Ethan and Tiffany can just shrug it off cause they know they are still going strong, however, Yoon Eun Hye’s name shouldn’t even be dragged into their controversial relationship. Ethan and Tiffany are probably so immune already about all the media attacks. its like one scandal after the other.

    • I wonder though if YEH got wind of it… but then with social media and Internet now, I’m sure she did. she’s Exhibit No. 63745 when it comes to the Ethan-Tiffany relationship lols

      • Yes, she knew about it and has released a statement that denied her involvement in this “suppose love triangle”. They said that they just laugh it off since this rumor is so absurd knowing that there’s a language barrier. YEH doesn’t deserve to be dragged into this mess since she’s a nice girl and she will be the one who is in a disadvantage.
        yupkigirl, your article is very interesting. Can I have your permission to post it in soompi ?

      • Yes, she knew about it and has released a statement that denied her involvement in this \”suppose love triangle\”. They said that they just laugh it off since this rumor is so absurd knowing that there\’s a language barrier. YEH doesn\’t deserve to be dragged into this mess since she\’s a nice girl and she will be the one who is in a disadvantage.
        yupkigirl, your article is very interesting. Can I have your permission to post it in soompi ?

      • Hi, thanks for the comment. well good for her she dismissed it with a laugh coz it’s really absurd.

        re. posting it on soompi, can you just post the link if you want? I’ve been fucked over when my articles get posted elsewhere then people disagreed and I was not even aware to defend myself. you know how it is in fandom. that’s why I put up a disclaimer here. sorry about that.

  3. The one that I pity the most in this absurd media fiasco is none other than Yoon Eun Hye. Poor girl, how bad it must feel for her to be dragged into this mess. There’s nothing worse than a woman made out to be a homewrecker. No woman wants to be viewed as someone who broke up a relationship, espescially when she had nothing to do with it.

    Ethan and Tiffany can just shrug it off cause they know they are still going strong, however, Yoon Eun Hye’s name shouldn’t even be dragged into their controversial relationship. Ethan and Tiffany are probably so immune already about all the media attacks… its like one scandal after the other.

  4. I read about this on livejournal had an epic eye roll I think one of my eyeballs popped out of my sockets. So effing ridiculous like seriously. Besides I think Tiffany is prettier than YEH anyway. There I finally said it.

    • why are your comments being screened again? I thought once you commented, your comments are automatically approved? sorry about that.

      hahaha! no comment on the beauty comparison! I just hope in the end, Tiffany really deserves Ethan after all that she’s been through. she’s like the female version of Tony Leung Chiu-wai.

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