This was probably one of TVB’s biggest mistakes. This also explained why Marianne Chan quit acting. Seriously, she had never been given any type of strong role or a role worth her talent. (Aside from Mu Lan and this other role.) Although both Marianne and Anne did a great job portraying their roles–before and after the switch–but the plot lacked big time in development. Everything seemed to repeat itself. The scriptwriters found it funny or entertaining to bring down the majority of the characters’ IQ or something. It seemed impossible not to notice after so many times, especially how Ling Wun kept falling for Chor Chor’s schemes. Yes, she had a kind heart, but she was so naive to the point of stupidity that made it so annoying. Aside from the ongoing repetitive events, there were actually some good things coming out of it though a little too late.
The second generation with their sons was much faster for some reason, considering both sons were quite intelligent and knew what it took to end it all. It was much better to watch in a sense rather than continue to see Ling Wun fall for Chor Chor’s traps over and over again.
The majority of the cast did a good job portraying their roles. But again, if the speed were faster and the plot improved, it would’ve been more bearable and believable.
It was a bit funny to see Kenneth Ma and some of the actors being cameo though. Charmaine Sheh even got an appearance at the beginning of the series, which made it WAY too funny yet she was so cute that was so hard to hate (since she was portraying Chor Chor).
Posted (on Xanga): November 11, 2009
Re-posted: Tuesday, April 6th, 2010