I have to admit, when I first heard the name of the title, it was huh?? The plot is lame, but definitely something that has not appeared in TVB before. The beginning was funny, the middle dragged on a bit and would have benefited if some parts were cut out, before the ending picked up.
Apple Fa (Priscilla Wong) had a crush on Law Dai Shu (Edwin Siu) when they were in high school. However, Apple was not the prettiest girl back then, with thick glasses and bulging teeth. When Apple was about to hand Dai Shu a letter to confess her love, she overheard him making fun of her with another classmate. Although devastated, she accepted reality. Sometime later, she fell down a hill, and with injuries to her face, her parents sent her to a plastic surgeon, transforming her to who she is today. Apple also picked up running, while she was stalking Law Dai Shu from afar.
Now both police officers in Hong Kong, Apple recognizes Law Dai Shu, but he does not as she looks completely different. Apple is known for her different high-end fashion clothing and her persistence to keep her face in the best condition at any given time while Law Dai Shu is just another police officer with casual clothes. Apple is supposed to take on an undercover mission with her crush Valentino (Hugo Wong), but because he injures his leg right before the briefing, Law Dai Shu steps in, much to the dislike of both Apple and Dai Shu. Their supervisor is Wu Sir (Anderson Junior), who dresses as a different person in a different setting every time he meets with the two throughout their mission.
Apple and Law Dai Shu are to investigate a case involving a loan shark in a large public housing complex. To facilitate things, Wu Sir makes up a story that Apple is the daughter of a rich man, but because she fell in love with Dai Shu, who is a plumber, her family rejects their marriage and she is forced to move into the housing complex with Dai Shu. At first, Apple is not popular among the housewives of the housing community, as she continues to dress in her expensive clothing. She is finally accepted into the group of housewives when she dresses like them. Dai Shu, on the other hand is favored by the housewives, with his looks and his skills to fix things within their residence.
Apple befriends three housewives, after suspecting they have something to do with the loan sharks. Hung Dan Dan (Mandy Wong) is the wife of Tong Hon Si (Raymond Cho) and together they have a daughter. Hung Dan Dan is considered the “big sister” in the housing community. She was forced to borrow money from the loan shark, Wan Ban (Raymond Chiu) to pay off her father-in-law’s medical bill. She suspects her husband cheating on her when he starts to learn English, but that was only so he could find a better job. Her husband is unhappy when he sees the scandalous picture of her, taken by Wan Ban to blackmail her to return the loans. Hung Dan Dan and Tong Hon Si reconcile after he sees how patient she is with his father.
So Fung Nei (Kaki Leung) is the wife of Chu Yung Chung (Ronald Law). Because her husband is always in China working, she is forced to deal with his picky mother Chu Ma (Rosanne Lui). So Fung Nei borrows money from Wan Ban in order to open her own beauty and spa shop. She encounters her childhood friend Mak Ga Lun (Stanley Cheung) once again when he becomes an undercover security guard to help with the case. Her husband suspects she is having an affair with Mak Ga Lun, but soon comes to realization that he is just her friend. By the end of the series, he finds a job in Hong Kong instead to spend more time with his mother and wife.
Lau Lin Heung (Rachel Kan) is a single mother to Tang Dai Chi (Hero Yuen). Lau Lin Heung borrows money from the loan shark, wanting her son to study abroad, without having to bother her ex-husband for financial matters. She and her son often have misunderstandings because they do not understand each other well. She is superstitious and often goes to temples to pray for their well being. Her son finally realizes her hardships and they come to an understanding.
While pretending to be husband and wife, Apple and Law Dai Shu, who at the beginning hated each other, soon begin to enjoy each other’s presence, although they both deny it. From their bickering to their friendly competition, one event leads to the next and Law Dai Shu gets jealous when Valentino asks Apple out for dates. Apple also unknowingly portrays herself as the legal wife of Law Dai Shu when his mother Ga May Yung (Mary Hon) comes back, wanting to reunite with him and his father Law Bak (Li Shing Cheong).
They finally track down the loan sharks with the help of Wan Ban’s sister, Wan Ching (Lee Yee Man). When a bullet slides through Apple’s face during the fight between the loan sharks and the housewives of the housing community, she is terrified that the bullet might leave a scar on her face. Law Dai Shu comes to realize Apple is the girl from high school, after reading the letter she had written, which was torn apart and taped back together. Law Dai Shu tells her she can touch up her face if necessary, although he hates people who go through plastic surgery.
There are a lot of storylines within a 20 episode series, now that I think about it. Although the plot was supposed to revolve around the loan sharks, I guess since this was more on the lighthearted side, of course it would focus more on Edwin and Priscilla. The most annoying character was portrayed by Lee Yee Man. It did not seem like she completely grasped onto her role, as her acting was wishy-washy throughout. At first, I did not like the idea of seeing Edwin and Priscilla together onscreen, as they are a couple in reality and it seemed odd. But, by the last episode, I boarded on their ship, and wanted to see how they would end up together. Anderson Junior also brought on some laughs as he was supervisor for the two and would always meet with them dressed in something different.