The new Best Selling Secret with addition cast. I was excited when it first air and I couldn’t wait to see how this sitcom would work out for me, since I did like Best Selling Secret. As I watched more episodes, I don’t know whether I should keep watching or just stop.. until I hear it gets good again. (something that I did with Best Selling Secret). The five main reasons why I am watching this series is 1. Elvina Kong 2. Elvina and Tsui Wing relationship in this series. 3. I wanted to see who really was Teresa Mo 4. Florence & Stephen 5. Just because this is a different version onBSS.
* Note: I only watched up to espiode 15, before typing this post.
This really lives up to being the Best Selling Secret II. The storyline is so similar. Unlike, advertisement, Off Pedder is about a magazine with two heads fighting against each other. These two heads, is Elaine and Teresa, just like Elvina and Esther in BSS. Elaine is more like Elvina as Teresa was more like Esther, a carefree, fun boss that didn’t want to start this war in the first place. The setting of the office is pretty much the same too, with the two divisions completely split in half. Also they are always, eating, sleeping and just gossipping around the office area. I like how the are together again in the office, just like BSS, a big family. In Off Pedder it seemed like its a little smaller since most of the girls from BSS is not in here. I have a feeling I might give up soon on this series, just because I don’t want to chase after a 20 minute a day series for …one year. That is just too much. I might just watch the episodes that involve Wong Cho Lam, Aimee Chan, Tsui Wing, Elvina Kong,Teresa Mo, Stephen Au, Florence Kwok, and Wayne Lai.
You can also tell who really gain more screen-time from BSS and who’s screen-time really lessen. In my perspective, it feels like Elaine Kin & Tsui Wing really gained screen time as Elvina Kong lessen. Also where is Florence, Stephen, and Wayne. I guess it is kind of too early to tell who is really the main characters in this series. Hopefully, Florence, Stephen and Wayne would appear soon.
I feel as if Elvina got less screentime. Most of her screentime were just couple of lines and everytime I see her, she is right next to Joyce. Its too early to tell whether she would have a significant role in Off Pedder, but I hope she does since one of the reason why I am watching Off Pedder is because of her. I don’t really like her character as Gam Yuk Kin though, maybe its because I am not use to it. I was used to the high class, formally dress to work Elvina, not the casual chic look of her. Dude, this chick has so many pairs of glasses. It kind of makes me want to get some even though I don’t wear glasses.
I really like Teresa. I didn’t know I would like her that much. Her character reminds me of who other then Esther’s, Wong Ka Nam. The nice, carefree, friendly one. She is kinda funny too, at some moments. She is also pretty for her age. I can’t believe I grew to liking her so fast. I am excited to get to know about her a little more and to watch some of her movies and watch her as the main character in Off Pedder. I just hope she doesn’t leave in the middle of the series. I also wonder who she is going to pair with.
Tsui Wing, has a lot of screen time here, he appeared in every episode, and most of those episodes that I have already watched, is somehow based on him or he has a big role in it. This somehow reminded me of Stephen’s character in BSS, where in the beginning its mostly focus on him and his life. I feel like he had a big promotion from his character in BSS, since he is more focus now and has a lot of scenes with Teresa.
It seems like Teresa and Tsui Wing is the star of the show. I thought HorB was going to be the main lead, but he doesn’t even appear in more than 2-3 episodes out of the 15 I have watched. I have a feeling that they might pair up. In a way I know they won’t pair up just because it seems like Yun Shueng is very independent and she seems like she only treats him as a little brother. On the other hand, it seems like Kwok Yen cared for her a little more than that older sister thing. Just saying.. I kind of want to them get together to see how it might work out. In a way I don’t because it would be too much of that brother and sister love,instead of real love. Also of course, there are many people that want Tsui Wing with Elvina again, which from what I heard, their storyline will explain a lot in around the 100 esp.
So far I have 3 favorite epsoides, 2 consisted of Elvina and Tusi Wing.
I always wonder how they will become enemies. I thought it was through their bosses but after a while it seemed as if they didn’t really cared for their bosses battle and was friendly with each other. This episode is pretty cute since there was a lot of scenes between BaoYen & Yuk Kin. Its funny how he tried to help her with her boyfriend problems and he helped her boyfriend with his girlfriend problems. It was pretty funny in the end when they found out what happen. It’s funny how her boyfriend is so stupid in rattling Bao Kwok Yen out. Just when they were friendly with each other, it turn into hatred. It’s okay because hate can turn back into love very easily.
This episode reminds me not to talk to strangers on-line, and especially not to met them in the real world. This is a very typical problem this world has today. Guys getting all sweet and making the girl come meet him and the next thing you know something else happen. I think this episode was pretty cute in that BaoYen was trying to get all sweet while talking to Yuk Kin. After she realized the truth behind the computer and that she was humiliated through the magazine, her hate for him worsen. I thought that Bao Yen was suppose to dislike her too, from earlier news that I have read about their relationship. I guess after this episode, it is only a one sided hate.
My most favorite episode so far in Off Pedder has to 15. I will do a separate post for this episode.
All in all, this is a pretty alright sitcom. I still do like Best Selling Secretbetter, just because I thought each role was fit perfectly and that the people had more screen time deserves it. Don’t get me wrong I do like Tsui Wing and Teresa, its just that I don’t really like how Elaine is getting the spotlight right now. I am also kind of sick of the office fighting thing between two boss, seriously better drama can come up in office scenarios. Also I thought Best Selling Secret seemed friendly unlike Off Pedder. There is just something not that inviting with Off Pedder, I just don’t know what that thing is right now. Other than that I guess I will only watch the episode that looks interesting that revolves around the characters that I cared about until I feel like chasing all these episodes.