I really should have dropped this series a long time ago. But perhaps I just wanted to see how ridiculous the series would go. I’m sorry to say, but I found this to be a complete failure. All there was were constant arguments and misunderstandings. *contains spoilers*
Him Law as 錢通: Please DO NOT give him a role as first lead. He cannot do it! I can’t tell if it’s his facial expressions or his character in general, but it just doesn’t seem right. First of, he cannot decide. Even until the last episode, he did not know what he wanted. It wasn’t until he was told that the Eliza has always been there for him that he realizes where his heart belongs.
Eliza Sam as 山楂: I was neutral/OK towards Eliza Sam… before this series happened. What I don’t get is she claimed there was nothing going on between her and Him Law, yet somewhere down the road, something did happen. And like many other TVB ancient dramas, they pulled the long lost princess card again, who just so happens to be her.
Gigi Wong as 曹曹閉月: She’s always for the money, but nevertheless a loving mother. They said she was a jealous wife, causing her husband to run away, but none of the jealousy remained afterwards, and it was not explained why and how she lost her jealous personality.
Alice Chan as 錢霜: She contributed to many of the arguments, especially known for causing tension between her nephew Him and niece-in-law Myolie in the beginning. Her grasp of the role was quite well. I only question about her age in the series.
Derek Kwok as 傅琛仁: It seemed like he had something against Myolie and Gigi, but it was never explained. He’s often bullied by his wife, and never stands up. It seemed that the scheme for Alice to become his wife was for his own desires rather than for the land deed.
Koni Lui as 冷采慈: She was a pretty confusing character. From the start, her hobby was stealing things. She also bullied her husband, and helped him to trick Alice into marrying him. But at the end, she sided with her father and became a good person and exposed her husband’s wrongdoings. So, I’m still left asking eh what?
Jade Leung as 計素: She was a nice woman who put her brother before everything else, but after Jerry tricked her into marrying him, she began to plot against him, eventually leading to the downfall of their family business. But, she changes her mind after finding out that Jerry loved her truthfully.
Jerry Koo as 錢莊: A typical rich playboy who eventually falls in love with Jade, but it is so obvious that he cannot head the family business and must depend on his sister and obey his mother for daily expenses.
After writing up this post, I’ve realized that the cast cannot solely be blamed for the failure of the series. It might be the screenwriters and the script as well. The characters were poorly written and most of the cast were just unfit for their roles. There can finally be SILENCE now that the series is done airing.