This the first sitcom of TVB that I managed to finish and I must admit that it was one interesting journey. It took me several months, of course, because I had to spread them out.
- Raymond Cho and Johnson Lee as Ah Dee and Ah Mieh. I really like watching them together as friends. They’re a really odd duo since one is super loud and mean at times versues the other being the nice and quiet guy. However, really enjoy their scenes– together or separate. I finally get to see Ray shine in here and how he just manages to be a smart aleck about everything. Although Ah Dee is really loud and keeps taking advantage of Ah Mieh but he really appreciates Ah Mieh’s friendship. Their friendship is fun to watch throughout. I actually wanted to watch this for them and they didn’t disappoint with their performance. Great team.
- Raymond Cho and Shermon Tang as siblings. It’s really funny to watch them at times, always bickering and stealing food from each other. But we could see that they really care about each other, especially all the times that he buys food for her and all the times she tries to help him.
- Raymond Cho and Sharon Chan as Ah Dee and Ah Fah. They’re so funny and cute together. All their stories crack me up to no ends. (What’s funnier is when they’re using Ah Mieh as the shield so they could secretly date without others suspecting them. Poor Ah Mieh.) I’m glad that Ah Dee finally learns to take care of others and somehow forgets about the brand stuffs at the end (since he was too occupied). It’s nice to see how they got back together at the end. Really nice in general to see Ah Dee cooking for everyone at the end.
- Kingdom Yuen as Ko Lai. It’s funny how she became one of my favorite characters later on. Her obsession with keeping everything clean is funny in a way. Maybe because she’s so hard working that I don’t mind seeing a different character. Although she does get random like the rest but did not lose her touch. The story to introduce her character was a bit too funny with the whole misunderstanding and the eerie atmosphere.
- Gill Mohindepaul Singh as Lo Hung Lei. This is my first time watching him and I find him really funny in here. I think he’s one of those rare actors/actresses who could exaggerate without going overboard. (After all, this is a comedy, right?) Still a lot of funny scenes with him, especially after Hung Lei and Ko Lai became best friends.
- Ram Tseung as So Gun. I really dislike him at first since he’s so full of tricks and it’s not even funny either. However, I like him more later when I understand how he could be lonely all these times and just want to find some friends. It was a bit surprising that he ended up with Chu Lei Nga (Joyce Koi) but still funny to see it turning out that way. No complaints about his acting, of course.
- Johnson Lee and Nancy Wu as Ah Mieh and Sugar. I really like them in here but it was a bit disappointed to not know if they ended up later or not. But I guess probably did. (Wishful thinking.)
- Gill Mohindepaul Singh & Johnson Lee as a duo. It’s really funny how everyone in the family thought that they would be taken advantage of when they joined this club. It ended up that they drove everyone there crazy so they were black-listed.
- Shermon Tang and Chris Lai as Ma Duk On and Ko Yau Ching. I didn’t expect him to come back since everyone keeps appearing and disappearing randomly after their story ended. But glad he came back since they do make a cute pairing.
- Iris Wong as Chu Chi Ding. I think I’m the only crazy one to like her but I do see it her way later on. She seems mean but it’s because she’s independent and only relies on herself. It’s so funny that she switches target later because of what the fortune-teller told her. It would’ve been funny if she was with Ah Mieh at the end though–I wouldn’t mind later on since she’s actually seem mean on the outside but at least she’s better than that fake author.
- Assumptions. I guess it’s trying to make fun of some people, but it gets super annoying that no one ever shut up and give others a chance to explain but just assume away and jumps in all the time, causing even more misunderstandings. I could remember all the times that everyone didn’t even let Ah Mieh talk but it is until the end that they find out for themselves.
- Christina Ng as Cheung Yu Moon. It’s not as noticeable at first but later she tries too hard to steal the limelight that it gets super annoying. She’s not made out for comedy. Even if she’s being cast in an older role in here but that doesn’t help either. It’s just too disturbing to watch her being a ‘know-it-all’. I do not even get that she does not know to do the most basic things, like changing the bed sheets. (I know they were trying to portray that she was just really scared of her husband’s situation but using that as an example is being exaggerated. Come on now! How old is she? Even if she doesn’t do it, wouldn’t she know just by watching? All of us have that instinct. Unbelievable.)
- Annie Chung as Ko Wai Ting. Her character is too ironic since she’s so rude to her uncles and aunts but she acts all virtuous and sympathetic toward grandpa, which doesn’t make sense at all. The script trying too hard to make her sound filial but it’s full of holes. I won’t say anything about her acting since this is the first time watching her, but her character is what irks me sometimes.
Anyway, this is a sitcom after all so it’s about willing to waste time and watch it or not. I mean if you want to relax a bit from stress to laugh about all the randomness, it would be good for taking stress off. But if you want to watch something more meaningful, shouldn’t dive in.
Posted (on Xanga): August 12, 2009
Re-posted: Monday, March 29th, 2010