No Regrets Thoughts.

What to say about this series? It brought me a rollercoaster of emotions while I was watching this series. Sometimes I was hooked on it, sometimes I wasn’t. There are times that did get boring.

Sheren Tang as Kau Mui
She is a complicated character. In the beginning of the series, her character was really questioned. Was she good? Was she bad? What were her intentions? Before long, we discovered that she had a good heart to help others. She was trying to establish her self with power in order to carry out her plan. She is a strong character and she has a lot of things under her sleeve. Her past was something that made her the way she was. She was strong enough to be a man but yet gentle and kind-hearted as a woman. I loved her character, it screams amazing because of the complexity. Her courage and alertly to save herself from many situations is just so surreal at times that is good.

Sheren once again shined through this series. Her facial expression and her actions give me chills at times. Yet she can play a kind-hearted person who smiles and gives a very warm feeling. Her character was very hard to play out as there was much mystery of what she was really thinking inside her head. She played out her complicated character well, a very deserving best actress award.

Wayne Lai as Lau Sing

He was a brave character with nothing to lose. A cop that would stand up for what was right. He was willing to sacrifice to protect people who were worth protecting. There was much compassion with this character. He was always there to help Kau Mui. I felt as if he was a guardian angel toward her. Of course there were times where he leaned on her. He cheated death a couple of times and ultimately lost his memory in the end. His memory of course was gained back and he had a happy ending to his story. I quite enjoyed this character a lot. He was the ideal heroic person. I loved the way that he would do anything for anyone and can even stand up to death.

Wayne portrayed this character pretty well. I think he did a way better job here than in Rosy Business. I can’t imagine anyone else playing this character.

Pierre Ngo as Tong Kat

He was a weak and innocent man, who didn’t have much gut. His hero is basically Lau Sing because he saved his life so many times. With this carried on this shoulder, there are countless times where he tried to repay Lau Sing’s favor. As the story progress, he isn’t that timid boy anymore. He was able to have great eye hand coordination when it came to shooting. The first part of the series seemed to focus on him a lot more.

Pierre’s acting was simply very convincing. It was an 180 degree turn from his mean-bullying and selfish character in Rosy Business.

Raymond Wong as Yeung Yeung
He was the love interest for Ching Ching. He did everything to make sure that the love of his life was safe. Everything he did, even risking his life, it was for Ching Ching. There wasn’t much about his character as he was just basically one of Lau Sing’s subordinate.

Raymond is a good actor. I enjoyed him when he was at ATV, and at TVB he shined even more. Sometimes I just feel his facial expressions are over exaggerated.

Evergreen Mak as Leung Fei Fan

The selfish cop who is basically against Lau Sing and his groupie. He caused problems with Lau Sing and his wife and his career. He was just a bug trying to get revenge towards Lau Sing and Ninth Sister. He was basically a bug that never went away. There were so many times that I thought he would be done, finish, gone, dead, but no. His life/ existence keeps getting saved. Every time he was saved, he took it for granted as he kept seeking for revenge from the people who saved him. When his wife finally died, he finally woke up and realized his revenge plans are done with. His character seem to always cheat death or cheat punishment. There was a lot of grace on this character and it seemed like he never learned his lesson, which really bugged me every time he was on screen.

Evergreen shined through this series. Maybe it was because this evil role was so important in the storyline, which he was able to shine on-screen. He seemed to play his villain part very well. I really believe that big production series can make any star shine.

Fala Chen as Ching Ching
She was an innocent, gentle character with a disease. In the beginning I liked her character but as the story went on, her character wasn’t as likeable anymore. I mean I get the point that she can die …soon, but come on. There are so many times when the story focused on her disease and there were so many times where it looked like she died. I felt as if her storyline was such a drag. I pity her, in the beginning. As the story went on, I think the focus on her illness was just a little too much. What I really liked about her character was her diary. I think her diary was cute as it acted as a narrator for parts of the series.

I don’t think Fala quite shine with this character. I think she did a great job, but I think it’s the storyline that made her not so great in this series.

King Kong as Mukaiyama Tetsuya

The Japanese solider. He is the rank officer that works with Kau Mui. With his power, he was able to “protect” Kau Mui during some circumstance, but in return, Kau Mui was to open more Opium Dens in order for his wealth to grow. Throughout the series, I always wonder if he was somewhat good, just a little, but he wasn’t. I don’t know, he never seemed to be as bad of a solider as I thought he could be.

I am relatively new to King Kong. I haven’t seen him really acted until this series…I think. I think he did a great job. E.U didn’t really count because I didn’t think he had a significant screen time.  I enjoyed watching him. I don’t believe that anyone else could have taken this role besides him. He didn’t look Chinese and he gave a very cold and strong appearance.

Nancy Wu as Ma Lai-Wah
I questioned her relations with Kau Mui in the beginning because I didn’t know why she kept asking her about her plans. I thought that she was Kau Mui sister and that Kau Mui wasn’t really Cheng Long-kwan’s daughter. We soon realized that she was the daughter of Kau Mui’s “sister”. She had promised to take care of her “sister’s” daughter because she had an addiction. Lai-Wah soon became Cheng Long-Kwan, who was Kau Mui’s father, second wife. This complicated the relationship between herself with Kau Mui. She is a very selfish and has a high self-esteem. I don’t enjoy this character as I feel like she does nothing well in this series. She is another bug in the series.

Nancy did a good job, but it wasn’t outstanding. I don’t like watching Nancy play snobby roles, it just doesn’t look pleasant to me. It also meant that I didn’t like her screen time.

Lau Sing & Kau Mui  There was love, but what kind of love was it? For the longest time I was confused about whether they will have a love story or not? In the end, I realized that they did. They didn’t have a modern-day love story, where you kiss and hold hands and that was considered love. Instead they came to each other when they needed help, they cared and looked out for each other. They supported each other through all the crazy ideas and actions. It was a kind of love that didn’t need possession of that person. The chemistry between them was amazing. They were so in sync when it came to each other and they understood each other.

I wish that their story were more satisfying. I felt that their ending was rushed. You can see their love but it wasn’t fully expressed because there wasn’t anything that really said “I Love You” But their love story was amazing because I felt as if they cared for each other a lot and they went through a lot of near death experience with each other. I really wished that the were together for the rest of their lives, it was only fair. Well at least they were together the last few years of their lives.

Yeung Yueng & Ching Ching

I guess this is supposed to be the cute love story. It was, in the beginning. They grew up together and now they realized that they are falling for each other. It got kind of annoying how Ching Ching would not accept him. He was always there for her, protecting her from harm. The constant rejections and disapproval was from the fact that Ching Ching was sick and that she can die anytime. You can see their love for each other because they sacrificed a lot for each other. In the end, they did get together and were married.

I thought their storyline together was quite a drag and boring. They are cute together and they do have amazing chemistry together but sometimes I did fast forward when they were on-screen. I quite enjoyed Yeung Yeung’s crushing on her. It was the little things, for example the house, and the jealously that made me enjoy this couple.  I thought their ending was cute and sad. Overall I did enjoy their story but it was quite a bored at times.

The storyline.

About half of the storyline was based on conflict with the war and the other half with the opium business. The story started out “modern” day with a flashback. The flashbacks gave an insight to what the story was about. Then the story unfolds. The conflict between the opium business was basically the fight for power within the business. Kau Mui and her aunt was the main fighters here. During the dispute, Kau Mui also had a plan to destroy the business, in which she did just before the Japanese took over. As this was going on, conflict between Lau Sing and Leung Fei Fan was also in play. When the Japanese army took over, the story focused more on everyone in the story and how each of the characters tried to survive the cursed war. After the war was over, it wasn’t completely bliss. Kau Mui had to deal with the opium business as well as with her aunt. Everyone is still struggling as the country isn’t in good shape after the Japanese left.

The storyline is just way too good. There was mystery, love, revenge, hate and a lot of conflict and back stab situations. It basically got me thinking about what is going to happen next. I was hooked onto watching with many thoughts running through out my head, how will they get away with this one?, what the ….? , and is he going to die yet? There isn’t much series out there these days that is so dynamic. It has a bit of everything as it keeps the audience on the edge of the seat.

The ending…

I felt was quite disappointing. I felt like there was so much more they could have done to wrap the series up instead. I didn’t feel as if the series closed well. I mean, there was a lot of things happened throughout the series, and it just ended, like that. It was a happy ending, but I wish it ended with a bigger bang. Lau Sing losing his memory was kind of lame. I wanted Lau Sing and Kau Mui to have that happily ever ending, they still had it, but they wasted 30 years. I wish that they didn’t wasted those 30 years. It was still a decent ending I have to say.

Overall, I quite enjoyed the series. Most of the time I found myself addicted to the series, just wanting to watch more of it. There are times where I did fast forward. The cast was well put together and I found myself loving Sheren Tang and Wayne Lai just a little bit more.The series provided gave the audience a roller coaster ride through emotions and thoughts. It is a series to remember, a series that is marked down in TVB history.  This was my favorite series in 2010.



Its been year since I last did anything on here. Ever since I took a break from this blog, my break from TVB also happened. Nothing seemed interesting to watch anymore. In the past few months, schools was a bit easier since I was closer to graduation and I picked TVB back up. I am hoping that I will stick around for a while.

On what I am watching now…

I picked it up last week & I quite enjoy this sitcom. I am currently on episode 20. It’s funny & light. I guess the stronger cast makes it more appealing. I am in love with the relationship of Teresa Mo and Chang Tse-Sheng. They are just too adorable together. I just don’t see how they will break up.

The Season of Fate

What I finished…

Mysteries of Love.
I was hooked on this series from the beginning. I think the biggest reason why I loved this series was because of the cases. I liked seeing how Raymond solved each case.

Burning Flame III.
Hmm… I didn’t like it, but I did like the relationship between Amiee and Bosco. I think the acting of the overall cast was not great.

The Beauty of the Game
I quite enjoyed this series also.  It was nice to see how the entertainment business was portrayed in this series.

I will be writing on some of this series soon :]

Healing Hands II Thoughts

Healing Hands 2 runs around the hospitals, telling stories about the doctors that work inside. Doctors are human too as they run through each and everyday trying to save everyone then can. At the end of the day, they are still normal human beings with relationship problems and life problems. They faced happiness and sadness as they are able to save lifes and helplessly lose some, even some of the ones that they loved.

Paul (Lawrence Ng),  which seemed to be one of the bigger focus throughout the series, is like the big brother of all the doctors in this hospital. He is a neurosurgeon, actually a well known one.  He cares for his patients more then anyone else. The reason why he works so hard is so he can maybe one day help his girlfriend wake up from her coma. Paul was an unselfish guy as he helped a lot of his friends through many things. He is one of the characters I felt bad for. Everyone left him, honestly he has the worst luck as most of his friends died in front of him. I pity him as he watched one of his friends die and his girlfriend who was in coma for a long finally left him. He cried and was sad throughout most of the series. I don’t find his character too interesting though. Paul to me is the unromantic boring guy, but he still a pretty good guy. I do like his mature presence over all the “immature” doctors. I am not a fan of Lawrence as I found him more of a serious actor who could play serious roles very well but when it came to being funny or whatnot he is pretty stiff.

Henry (Bowie Lam), is one of the carefree doctors. He is a fun doctor with a playful character. When it came to love, he was clueless as he didn’t know who he really loved. This created the most problem with his life. Besides that he was someone who can’t commit to someone. His mom finally came back and even though he didn’t like the way she acted much, he realized he did care for her and he cherished her days before she died. I really love watching his character. I thought he was pretty funny sometimes as he tried to avoid many situations in his life. Bowie did play out his character very well as I like him playing these carefree guys.

M.C (Moses Chan), who is an egotistic doctor makes his appearance into this hospital as a heart surgeon. He seems like a big shot as he wants to be on the top and be the one that makes the most money. Sometimes he does seem to get a bit selfish. He was at odds with Paul, because as it seemed  to M.C, Paul was trying to gain Tracy’s friendship and liking for something more. When he needed help, Paul was there to help him which ended the cold feelings. Toward the end of the series, he does seem like he does have a heart after all and he doesn’t seem as selfish anymore since he does care about the people around him after all. I honestly like his character as he was selfish in many ways but as days went by he began to change a bit. By having Moses Chan, it helped me like his character even more. He was gorgeous in this series.

Chris (Raymond Cho),  is an E.R doctor who is still pretty young. He is the one that makes everyone laugh with his some what clueless ways sometimes. Even though he is a bit immature he does handle a lot of situations with a mature state. I love the way he could make any dull moment funny by popping some jokes up or nonsense. Unlike Henry, Chris was a good guy. He was faithful in relationships and tried his best to win the heart of a doctor of a higher ranking. In doing so he worked his butt off hoping he would get promotion soon to match her status. I think he would be my favorite male character in this series. He is so cute, it made me happy whenever I see him on screen cause I knew he was going to say something interesting. As for Raymond’s acting, I loved him ever since I watched him in Welcome to the House and Healing Hands III. He is a delightfully funny guy ever here and there.

Anson (Maggie Siu), a strong doctor who doesn’t really fall for love anymore. That was broken when of course Chris came along. She was the type of women that cared about her image as a doctor as she kept on telling Chris to called for his image more. At time she does tend to be harsh but she is a career women, as I would like to say, so she does seem a bit tough. Her expectations for her sister were high, but it was a regret on how harshly she treated her when her sister finally died. Her sister’s death was her biggest breakdown. I strongly liked her, but there is nothing too special about her though. I found her as being one of those mature doctors too.

Suki (Fiona Yuen), who is Anson’s younger sister who is still in training of becoming a real doctor. She tends to break down a lot under the pressure of her older sister. I honestly didn’t care about her, but she grew on me and I started to like her. Then when I did started to like her, she died. Her death was very sudden and sad. I felt as if her death was one of the biggest ones beside Jackie. No one saw it coming and when it happened it was a big blow on Anson and Edmond(Michael Tong). She was so innocent in her murder. I found her pretty cute, especially her relationship with Edmond and her sister. I did wish she didn’t die and got back together with Edmond though.

Dorothy (Kit Chan)  is another carefree doctor. She is the girl version of Henry and Chris mixed together. She is playful and funny as she would fool around with Chris a lot hinting that there might be something going on when there was nothing going on between them. There was not much to her character. There wasn’t a big emotional scene with her. I like her character though, I love how carefree she was, but I didn’t care too much for her. In a way I felt bad for her also as she loved Henry but she could never really have him. I think this is the first and only time I saw Kit acted, and her acting is very cute, I think.

Tracy (Yoyo Mung)  is the typical rich girl who took the road to become a doctor. She carried her princess attitude to work and to the people around her. It only changed when M.C finally left her and Paul woke her up from her selfish attitude. Even though she wasn’t selfish later on, I still found her to be a childish in many ways. Honestly I don’t have much to say about her. Her character wasn’t something I adore too much.I think she falls too fast, in love I mean. One day she was depressed, the other she told Paul she liked him.  Yoyo did a good job playing a brat, which is something you don’t see anymore, at least I don’t think.

Annie (Flora Chan), is not a doctor but a lawyer. Most of her friends are doctors as she worked for some of their patients and is the girlfriend of one of the doctors there. She was a loving person especially toward Henry, but that love wasn’t fairly returned, or it didn’t showed like it did. There wasn’t too much to her character because she didn’t stay too long,which I blamed Henry for. I wish she did, I love Flora. I think she has great chemistry with anyone that she worked with. I wish they focus on her more but she does seem neglected from this serial. I loved her relationship with Jackie, they are clearly good friends and when she died, she broke down crying, which was a very sad scene to watch.

Relationships in this series, what do I have to say. It’s messy. Triangles and mess, honestly this serial felt the most like Grey’s Anatomy due to the relationships around the hospital, well kinda. All in all, it was still pretty good to watch these character develop their relationship within one another.

Paul and Jackie. Jackie has finally woke up from her coma and she is in the hands of her loving boyfriend again, but their story was short lived. Soon into their bliss, Jackie was inside a burning building and with her kind heart, she helped some people get out of the building but herself she die from all the inhalation of the smoke. I felt bad for Paul, as he waited so long for her to wake up and when she does, she is gone for good. It was a pity how Jackie only lasted for a couple of episode before she was taken away. I liked them together. I found as if they had great chemistry together that was brought over from the first serial. I wish Jackie did lived a little longer, perhaps even married to Paul, maybe it would make this tragedy even harder. I found the writers waking her up was tease. They do look cute together. No matter what happen I found Paul always belonged to Jackie.

Paul and Tracy. Love that was form from friendship. After Tracy broke up with MC, she was really down as she really did love him and she couldn’t bare the breakup. Paul was there to help her get back up and through it all Tracy fell in love with him. I don’t really like this couple. I found as if there is no base to their relationship, like there was nothing special to them. She was the type of girl Paul would like also.  I also felt as if Tracy was just a replacement, I didn’t feel as if Paul loved her enough. For some reason I felt as if he still loved and couldn’t put down Jackie. I found as if their relationship was a bit forced too.

Tracy and MC. Their story is pretty simple as MC dated her just because she was wealthy. He needed her to help him climb up the social ladder a bit. Their relationship started to crumble as MC cared more about stocks then her and Tracy felt like she didn’t like him as much as she did before. MC did grew tired of her princess ways and dumped her. After a while, MC grew up from his selfish ways and he became good friends with Tracy. Tracy loved him all along as it was seen when they broke up, how down she was. As for MC, I don’t know if he really did or not. I believe that he did for a while but he couldn’t stand her princess ways anymore and that is how it fell. I found them pretty cute and matching but it was a pity that they didn’t last too long. I really love the Yoyo & Moses pairing.

Henry and Annie. It seem as if Annie cared more for Henry then Henry cared for Annie. Soon Annie found out that Henry had a string of girls and felt unsecured with him so she decided to leave him. It was not when she left he realized that he cared for her the most. I don’t love this couple, I just like it. I don’t know what the rave is about Flora & Bowie, but I don’t think they are that great together, Flora looked better with a lot of people also. I do think they were pretty good together here, its just that I felt bad for Annie as she was neglected a lot from Henry. I didn’t feel as if Henry loved her enough, even when he only missed her when she left. They did have a happy ending as I guess the back of Annie appeared and Henry embraced her in his arms.

Henry and Dorothy. Their affair does seem like a Grey’s Anatomy affair. It was really based on attraction that were exchanged in the hospital. When she down down he was there and when he was down she was there and that is bascially how it led to the deadly attraction. Dorothy did cared about Henry, but Henry, especially after Annie left only cared for Annie. I didn’t really cheered for this couple as because they happen, Annie left. I didn’t think they have too much chemistry either when they were together. Also the baby, is it Henry’s? I believe it is, I think Dorothy doesn’t want Henry to know because then Henry would have to think all over again of who he wanted to be with. Now we don’t want that to happen again since, it does take him a long time to think about these things.

Anson and Chris. Their story seems simple compared to all the other ones. It started with them at odds with each other, well not really. Anson just didn’t really like Chris’s character and how he doesn’t care about his image on being a doctor.  After a while these two got closer and Chris started to chase her, but she didn’t accepted him until later on. I think this couple is adorable. Even though the age difference they still can make it work. I think in real life “Chris” is actually older then her, or the same age, maybe just because he doesn’t seem to age that much makes it seem as if he was younger then her. They do have some chemistry together but not a lot. I just found them pretty cute to watch, maybe it was from the influence of Healing Hands III.

Besides all the love relationship, a lot of friendship happen within the hospital. I loved watching a bunch of them hanging out at Pandarama just joking around. All of them look like they have a great connection with each and and felt as if they were really good friends. Of course the friendship between Paul,Henry, & Chris, Chris & Dorothy, Jackie & Annie stood out a little more but all in all the chemisty with each other is fairly great.

There wasn’t a big connection between Healing Hands I and Healing Hands II. There was the cross over of doctors such as Paul and Henry, but many of the doctors from I left and many new doctors arrived at II, such as M.C and Dorothy. Honestly, it makes you wonder what happen to the old cast as they were mentioned only a couple of times. Some of them left to be doctors elsewhere and one even died. Anyone can watch it without the background from I.

I really like these Healing Hands serial because I love the intense situations of being a doctor and it also showed that doctors are humans too, they have feelings and they can’t save everyone that comes to their hands. They watch people that they love leave them even as doctors unable to save them. The plot was very simple, but it was good to see how these doctors lived outside the hospital and saw their friendship and relationship develop within one another. I definitely like this one more then the 3rd one but I don’t know if I can say I like it more then the first one because the first one and the second one is 2 very different ones as most of the cast did change. Nonetheless, this serial is a great one to watch.