The first half of the series was decent enough to watch. Starting from episode 15, I realized they were doing the same thing, in variations. I stumbled upon ‘My Sunshine’ and marathoned through that instead, leaving TVB aside for a week. After finishing that, I debated for a few days whether I should finish this series or not. At the end, I gave in to completing the series, but my conclusion is that this isn’t anything spectacular, which leads me to continue believing all dramas aired early in the year are just slot fillers.
Do Chun Fung (Kenneth Ma) is the illegitimate son of a wealthy businessman. He owns a business himself where he lends farming tools and crops to farmers for a certain amount of time, in exchange for them to pay back money with some interest. He is a loving son to his mother, although he disrespects his father’s other two wives for looking down on him. By chance, he encounters Wai Lam (Tavia Yeung) and Wai Yue (Celia Kung), who were orphans adopted by a nun. Although they are supposed to live by life’s ethics and morals of nunhood as they have been taught, they have no choice but to trick Do Chun Fung for money to pay for the nun’s medical expenses.
One time, as Do Chun Fung is about to face his death, a mysterious man makes a deal with him. If he becomes a magistrate judge in his hometown, helping to fight the corruption within the other magistrates of different villages, the mysterious man can free him from the death penalty. He accepts, at first not knowing who the man is. It is later revealed he is Fuquan (Ram Tsiang), the brother of the king. His mission is to stop the magistrates from forming together to take the money from the villagers. Do Chun Fung, along with Fong Guay Cheung (Benjamin Yuen), Wai Lam, and Wai Yue work together, as they combat the sneaky magistrates, whether it be getting back money or rice from them to give to the villagers. As Wai Lam and Wai Yue know martial arts, they become bodyguards to fight off the enemies. Whenever Do Chun Fung needed help, Fuquan would come to the rescue, saving him from time after time.
Some time later, Fong Guay Cheung develops a crush on Wai Lam, trying to impress her and trying to get Wai Yue and Do Chun Fung to help. But, Wai Lam does not like him. Wai Yue also has a crush on Fong Guay Cheung. Do Chun Fung does not realize he slowly fell for Wai Lam’s caring and gentle personality until the end. The last few episodes revealed Wai Lam’s real identity: the daughter of a man who was unwilling to give up his land to the corrupted magistrate, who later accused him for stealing his ducks and eventually caused his death, as well as his wife to kill his son. Wai Lam remembers all the memory before was was taken in by the nun and at this point, there is nothing in her head except for revenge. Just as she is about to kill the man who destroyed her family, her mother comes in and helps to kill the man instead.
Let me recap the series like this: the series started out interesting, the middle had some comedic qualities here and there when Kenneth Ma was having a battle of wits with the other magistrates, and then they forcefully tried to make it complete by the ending, but once again, the last four episodes just seemed so out of place! This is also the reason why I had such a hard time writing the summary up.