Thursday, 18 November 2010

巾幗梟雄之義海豪情 ADDICTION

YES I AM ADDICTED!! No denial to that... Since the latest TVB drama starring Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯), Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Fala Chen (陳法拉) started airing on 18th October 2010, the show has been driving me mad pondering over what will happen next. The award winning cast from the Best TVB Drama 2009, Rosy Business (巾帼枭雄) is super talented and no doubt the story line is amazing too.

So what is all this craze about? Here's a little peak into what got me going 'gaga'.

Synopsis (from Wikipedia):

Guangzhou is in a state of political turmoil in the 1930s. Gangsters are on a rampage and opium trading becomes rampant. As they watch the illicit profits from opium trading escalate, the government forms the Anti-Smoking Bureau under the guise of suppressing opium, but the bureau is under the influence of Cheng Long-kwan (Elliot Ngok), the gang’s kingpin. His eldest daughter Cheng Kau-mui (Sheren Tang) who is an unscrupulous person soon returns from Shanghai to reap the rewards. Mui meticulously plans her every move.

On the other hand, Lau Sing (Wayne Lai) is the leader of the Criminal Investigation Team. He has worked hard all his life to ensure an easy trail for his family, especially for his bed-ridden younger sister Lau Ching (Fala Chen). Despite his hot temper, he values friendship and brotherhood more than anything else. Once, he almost sacrificed his life to help his timid teammate, Tong Kat (Pierre Ngo).

Meanwhile, the Japanese army invades China and Canton falls into the hands of the Japanese. Mui enters the darkest time in her life when her aunt Cheng Long-hei (Susan Tse) frames her.

Relationships between characters


TVB has been rather dull with their story lines in recent years and most endings became so predictable just like some classic old movies where there is either a happy ending or a tragic ending. There is just that lack of oomph and twist to make them exciting. And as for some drama made to be a comedy, I find the joke LAME just plain lame.
No Regrets is so exciting because every single episode brings a new twist to the story and every single episode makes you crave for the next one. How the relationship between Lau Shing (Wayne Lai) and Gau Mui (Sheren Tang) changed and progressed from bitterness and Lau Shing's despise in every move Gau Mui made to the strong courageous friendship; a bond so strong that they would be willing to lose their life for each other. *ponders whether they will end up as a couple*

Is there love???

Besides these veteran actors and actresses (Wayne Lai, Sheren Tang and Susan Tse) brings the show to a new height. Its though their eyes speak for them. Set during the Japanese Occupation era, the casting directors done an exceptional job in choosing the actors for the role of Japanese Generals. That killing aura from their look, the perverted expression towards girls and the cruel and brutal ways to deal with suspected spies; EXTRAORDINARY!

Brutal treatment...

As the show now plunge into its climax with the ending of episode 23 showing Gau Mui personally executing Lau Shing for treason towards the Japanese Royal Army, I am more than anxious to find out what happen next. Will Lau Shing survive? *prays he escape somehow* Whilst that, Gau Mui is alone facing the plot of her evil aunt to bring her down. What is her plan? Is Gau Mui going to be safe?

Would Lau Shing survive? Did he really die?

Would Cheng Long Hei bring an end to Gau Mui's influence and power in the Cheng family?

Oh boy, these show has certainly got me hooked on it like how people are hooked on opium in the 1930's era. Looking forward each day for more surprises from the best drama series I have watched so far; No Regrets (巾幗梟雄之義海豪情).

Not forgetting the theme song, 義海豪情 by Leo Ku <3333333333333

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*Synopsis credit of Wikipedia

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