01 - COLOURFUL LIFE
Rating : 10/10
Theme [Yeem Bo]by : Ronald Cheng
Wong Suk Yee as Sheung Koon Dan Fung/Second Madame
Lo Yuen Yan as Shum Gum Hing/Third Madame
Frankie Lam as Cheng Chi Heen
Annie Man as Dun Chu
Florence Kwok as Shuet Siu Siu/Chi Pok Wife
Yuen Siu Cheung as Cheng Chi Pok
Ronald Cheng as Cheng Chi Yung
Mui Siu Wai as Cheng Yeen/Chi Yung Wife
Myolie Wu as Cheng Wing Chi/Fifth Sister
Law Kong (unsure about hisname) as Cheng Chi Sing
Louisa So as Chow Mon Han/Chi Sing Wife
May Kwong as Chow Mon Sze
Ellesmere Choy as Fung Tai Sung
Irene Wong as Ah Yi Ma
Deng Siu Chuen as Koo Ho Nam
Mark Kwok as Gong Suen Mun Boon
Warning! Spoiler Review!
During the Tang dynasty, as we all know, lived a great emperor Tong Tai Chung. His own sister, Princess Man Sing was married to the king of To Po (uncertain). Then Tong ordered a marriage between a To Po princess and a wealthy family's son. Unfortunately, the Cheng family's fourth son, Chi Heen was chosen. Guess who the lucky bride was. Dun Chu. No, not a dumb pig, but a young and intelligent princess (so you think) who just has a funny name. When the two met at first, everything turned awkward. They became enemies instead of husband and wife. But like many other series, these two develop a friendship and would later on fall in love.
What makes this series complicated is the family relationship. Besides the Second Madame, Wing Chi and Chi Sing's wife, everyone else talks trash behind each other's backs. The "He said She said" kind. That's why there are a lot of arguments. It's not only the women; the men also do trash talking.
The Cheng family consists of two major roles: Second Madame and Third Madame. The husband and the first wife died. Second Madame's children are Chi Yung and Chi Heen. The Third Madame's children are Chi Pok and Wing Chi. The eldest son is Chi Sing, whose mother is the first wife. So there you go, that's all the Chengs--isn't it? Nope. Let us add in their house cleaner, the house cleaner's son, Fung Tai Sung, Dun Chu, and her maid Ah Yi Ma. So we have one big family.
Anyway, Chi Heen disliked Dun Chu because she was not respectful and mostly he had someone else on his mind. It was his sister-in-law's Chow Mon Han's younger sister Chow Mon Sze, who he had known when they were younger. He had fallen for her intelligence because she could be as witty as he could be (he's a smart scholar). Dun Chu understands what they're going through and tries to make Chi Heen and Mon Sze a couple. That doesn't work out though. Meanwhile, a rich and cunning young man comes into Mon Sze's life. He was Gong Suen Mun Boon. He also fell for her intelligence and her beauty. In addition, Dun Chu and Chi Heen were starting to care for each other even more (after so many unhappy events). This clearly meant that they were beginning to develop some feelings for each other. It really showed when Chi Heen was off to take the Imperial Exams (which she caused him to miss the first time) and Dun Chu sewed him a pig on one of his robes so that he had something to remind him of her.
Meanwhile back home, things were going wild. Chi Pok's wife was kicked out of the family because she was accused of poisoning Chi Pok's mistress, Tung Mui, who was pregnant. Tung Mui wasn't really in love with Chi Pok, all she wanted was wealth and power. All she needed to do was bear him a son. Then when some evil old man did some evil-doing to destroy the Cheng family, she escaped, taking all the precious gold and jewels from the Chengs. What a bad woman! The other wives, however, stood by their husband
s and never thought of leaving. Well, at least none of them really left. The Chengs ended up living in a small, ugly house. Third Madame got tired of Second Madame's orders and wanted to split the money. Besides the money, they split half of everything including the house. Suddenly, Third Madame gets a disease by eating a chicken and ended up being sick. Second Madame and the others couldn't just stand there and do nothing, so they spent their money on medicine. Third Madame finally knew that everyone was nice to her and she apologized for everything she did in the past.
A secret is revealed when Chi Heen arrives back home as a minister. After some clue diggings, it turns out that Chi Heen is the prince of To Po. How? In the beginning, Dun Chu was supposed to be married Chi Heen, right? At the same time, she was helping an official find his long lost son (yeah right). He offered some clues and she began helping him. However, when Dun Chu brought Chi Heen to the official, he wanted to kill Chi Heen instead. Confused, Dun Chu wasn't sure about what to do until someone tells her that Chi Heen is the prince of To Po and she was assigned to bring Chi Heen back to his native country. Meanwhile, the king of To Po and his beautiful queen are captured by his evil brother. The brother sends a message to the Tang emperor which said that the Queen (Tang princess Man Sing) is about to die and that the Chengs are engaged in the planning. The Chengs are sentenced to death. But, the brother fails because Dun Chu rescues the king and his queen and tells the king the whole story. The king immediately delivers a message to the Tang emperor, telling him that the Chengs were innocent.
At last, everything was settled, Chi Pok's wife was back and Second Madame learns that Chi Heen isn't her son, but she still takes him as her own son. Chi Yung and his wife finds the son that he and Tung Mui (she died) had. At the end, it was Second Madame's birthday and the whole family makes her favorite gift, "Fung Wong Chun Yeem" (cloth made of out some shiny material and it glows in the dark). The whole family gathers and Dun Chu announces that she's pregnant. The end!
Cast Couples:[Top 2 couples]
Dun Chu -Annie Man: I really loved her acting the most out of the rest of the wives. she was very positive and had alot of tricks and jokes up her sleeve. Her character can be said as a sweet and cute one. willing to help others and would do anything to make the people around her happy. She can also be known and called as a 'life savor' and 'lucky person' to the family.
Chi Heem - Frankie Lam : his character was okay. He is the loyalist son to his mother. He became a judge and is considered the smartest in his family & brothers. I dont really have anything to comment about him. But all in all he did good.
They had good chemistry together and really was the 2nd couple to get me laughing alot. Especially the ways Annie kept makin g fun of him and fighting together. They really make a good onscreen couple. At first, They were like enemies but had to marry due to kings order. As the show progressed, These two started to get to know each other well and had feelings for each other. (it was soo cuteee the way they found out about each other.) The only thing that suprised me was that Frankie was actually a 'tou bor' person like Annie. For Annie benefit she was able to marry her own kind (hehe).
Chi Yung - Ronald Cheng : He is the 3rd son of the family. His character is also a funny one. All he does is Eat, sleep, & play all day. He sometimes might go out to the business shop and help around but mainly just stays for about 1-2 hrs and leaves to sleep or play. At first he does'nt like to do buisness because he thinks that he can't really decide on anything but as the show goes on, He realizes how money becomes important and ends up helping the family out.
Cheng Yeen - Cutie Mui : I love her laugh. Sounds so kiddish too. But it made me laugh too. She likes to get alot of benefit especially when she does the sharing. She and 2nd wife have a few arguements, but she is very caring. She helps her husband, Ronald out by making him do things and think of things to help him get something out of doing business. But all in all they are both very cutee.
[Not much stuff to say about the rest]: =( 1st son (Chi Sing) & Wife(Mong 2nd son (Chi Bok) & Wife (Shuet Siu ) 5th daughter (Wing Chi) & Fung Tai S. Lan)
[Cheng Ga 4 Wifes] [Cheng Ga 4 Siu Yeahs]
02 Heart Of Greed I
[credits to TVFANSQUARE]
The "tong sum seung tau" abalone is a family heirloom
A family fortune worth six hundred million;
Everyone frantically wants a share of it
Lee Si Kei as Ling Hao, Dai Kei
Ha Yu as Tong Yan Gai, Bao Ba, Dai Bao, Tong Yan Gwai (turtle)
Susanna Kwan as Wong Sau Kam, Sai Kei
Michelle Yim as Ling Lei, Ah Lei, Aunty Lei
Louis Yuen as Ling Bor, Ah Bor, Uncle Bor
Moses Chan as Tong Chi On, Sai Bao, Dut Dut Dei
Bosco Wong as Tong Chi Yat, Gilbert, Gil-gil, Ah Gil
Tavia Yeung as Cheuk Man Lai, Jackie
Chris Lai as Tong Chi Foon, Foon Jai, Ah Foon
Fala Chen as Tong Chi Yan, Yan-yan, Ah yan
Linda Chung as Seung Joi Sum
Raymond Lam as Ching Leung, Alfred
Yoyo Mung as Shui Ming Ha, Shui Mak Mak
Tracy Ip as Cho Bang
Lee Kwok Lun as Dai Keuk Bat (Octapus)
Natalie Tong as Angel
And many other casts!
The Tong Gei is a famous seafood store known for cheap but also rich products. For years is has undergo plenty of events in order for it to be so successful. Although there is really only just one “Tong Gei”, but they already own plenty of properties all around Hong Kong. Added together, it is worth a total of six hundred million!
Tong Yan Gai (Ha Yu), is a bubbly old guy with two wives whom he loves equally. He and his wife Ling Hao (Lee Si Kei) has worked hard over the years in order to have Tong Gei become of what it is today. Using the money left from Ling Hao’s father, they started a small business. With the help of Ling Hao’s younger sister, Ling Lei (Michelle Yim) and her younger brother, Ling Bor (Louis Yuen) they were finally able to make Tong Gei a big and famous.
On, Yat, Foon, Yan was all Tong Yan Gai and Ling Hao wanted in the family. Peace and happiness. Tong Chi On (Moses Chan) is actually not Ling Hao & Tong Yan Gai’s baby. Instead, he was found in a public washroom’s third cubical but they still treat him as if he was their own. Nicknamed Sai Bao, after his father’s nickname Dai Bao Tong Chi On is the closest to Tong Yan Gai and Ling Hao. Tong Chi On is bubbly, optimistic and friendly. Although called Dut Dut Dei, meaning “Ok,” he is also very witty being able to be flexible in any situation.
Tong Chi Yat (Bosco Wong), the first son of Ling Hao & Tong Yan Gai is ambitious and stubborn. The Tongs expect a lot from him being the first to graduate and receiving a MBA. He is interested in business and plans to start one on his own.
Tong Chi Foon (Chris Lai), second son of Tong Yan Gai but is only son of Wong Sau Kam (Susanna Kwan). Wong Sau Kam married with Tong Yan Gai after being chosen by Ling Hao to take care of Tong Yan Gai when she found out she had cancer. Due to the sudden change in law, Wong Sau Kam was only able to have a common-law marriage with Tong Yan Gai. Unlike his mother, Foon is low key, simple and humble. Foon only wants a happy family.
Tong Chi Yan (Fala Chen), the youngest of them all and daughter of Ling Hao & Tong Yan Gai. Ah Yan is young and playful because she has never experienced any hardships and is taken cared of by her brothers and aunt Lei. She also has older friends Seung Joi Sum (Linda Chung, Shui Mak Mak (Yoyo Mung) and Cho Bang (Tracy Ip) from scout that care for her.
Together the family is loving, warm and full of laughter. That is until incidents occurs and things begin to change. Wong Sau Kam feels she hasn’t been treated as a proper wife of Tong Yan Gai. Ling Hao has a relapse. Tong Chi Yat does something shocking. Ling Lei & Tong Yan Gai’s secret is revealed. Ling Bor is constantly in debt causing problems for the family. What was once a happy family turns into one full of tears and anger. Soon money becomes the answer to problems. With a family fortune of six million, everyone is fighting for it! What will become of the family? Who will be the winner?Couples:
Ha Yu & Lee Si Kei & Susanna Kwan
Moses Chan & Linda Chung
Raymond Lam & Linda Chung
Bosco Wong & Tavia Yeung
Chris Lai & Natalie Tong
Raymond Lam & Yoyo Mung
Thoughts Of show :
I think this was the best show for 2007 I have ever seen. It really dramatic and really got my attention. eventhough some parts were making me 'gag' I still find it okay and cute. The actors/actresses really did a good job in portraying their characters well. Gosh If I had 6 Billion [Cha chings] I be so totally rich! that I don't know what I should do with all that money [LOL] but yeah.
Can't wait to see the 2nd part to it. Eventhough the storyline and characters roles will be soo different, I still find it very interesting. I like the subject of 'Mooncakes' as the main object. It represents Happiness and Family. I was soo excited when I heard that this show was soon to be aired. I was wondering how it will be but guess the pairing is okay. though the love triangle parts are bit off. Anyways Ill have a further info and review on it later on...for now that all folks. =)