Looking good ever since I saw the preview, I was looking forward to something fresh. And well, it was pretty good… up until the point where I was confused whether Sean (Alex Fong) was using Dik Dik (Linda Chung) or not, whether Dik Dik should trust him or not, whether Sean really liked Dik Dik or not. Through the development of each character, we are set to discover different principles and values of life. Moral of the story: everyone has a second chance and depending on whether that person takes and makes effective use of it.
Wah Fong Ying (Liza Wang) continues to be the superstar singer, even 40 years since she has been in the industry. Coming from two failed marriages and three children, she seems to be a strong woman, yet she lacks family by her side. Her first marriage failed because she wanted to focus on her singing career. And her second marriage failed because her husband cheated on her. On top of that, the relationships with her children are terrible. Because of her second marriage, she neglected her eldest daughter, Lancy (Candice Chiu). Her relationship with her other children Yanto (Eliza Sam) and Vince (Johnathan Wong) are not much better either. Yanto has been angry with the fact that her mother had tried to maintain a perfect family life picture to the public, despite her father cheating. And because of this, she had to do what her mother instructed her to do in front of reporters. Vince was a singer, a young newbie with potential to rise and shine, but because of Wah Fong Ying’s pressure, he stressed out and started taking drugs, leading to an eventual brain failure and having to stay in a rehab center to recover. This is never revealed to the public, sparking Yanto to think Wah Fong Ying once again wants to maintain her image.
Recovering from a heart surgery, Wah Fong Ying decides to hold her 40th Anniversary concert. She hires an assistant Szeto Dik Dik (Linda Chung) to help her out. At first she is frustrated with Dik Dik’s clumsiness, but soon starts to see the caring side of her. Along the way, Wah Fong Ying also meets Robin (Damian Lau), whose deceased wife Ming Ha (Michelle Yim) is a devoted fan of hers. They begin to bicker but along the way, they develop a close bond and friendship. Robin stands in to help her patch the broken relationships with her children. And Wah Fong Ying tries her very best to persuade Robin to accept therapy for his illness later on. At the same time, she must combat again Sean’s (Alex Fong) tactics to uncover her deepest and darkest secrets, fearing this would affect her personal and public life.
Her second chance in life: a concert/celebration of bonding between family, friends, and fans.
Robin (Damian Lau) is a photographer, who continues to photograph the traditional way, with an old-fashioned camera and developing film in a dark room. He is on a mission set to fulfill his deceased wife, Ming Ha’s (Michelle Yim) goals. One of them is to meet superstar Wah Fong Ying (Liza Wang). The two come off on bad terms starting from the first class section of the plane from Hong Kong to Taiwan. Wah Fong Ying accuses him of being a reporter as he holds a camera in his hand. He realizes Wah Fong Ying is only putting on this exterior aura to maintain her superstar image. He finds that his wife was a devoted fans of the superstar and loved her songs. He refuses to be labelled as Wah Fong Ying’s fans, although he becomes good friends with Wah Fong Ying, being able to talk about their life problems and concerns about the people around them. He is named the official photographer for the concert and its promotional contents.
Robin is also concerned about his son, Famous (Hugo Wong). He is westernized and enjoys the open relationship he has with his girlfriend. Even after his girlfriend is pregnant, Famous refuses to get married. Later on, he finds out that the young woman, Wing Wing (Jacqueline Wong) who he keeps ‘seeing and talking to’, is actually just an illusion because he has a brain tumor, resulting in these hallucinations. That young woman is who he perceives to be his daughter, who died at a young age. The things they talk about are problems and concerns he is facing in life. Robin refuses to undergo treatment for the tumor because he is afraid he would lose his eyesight and thus would not be able to take pictures anymore. Under the persuasion of his friends, those who care about him, he decides to undergo the surgery.
His second chance in life: rekindling the friendship bond between his two childhood friends, and along the way, meeting new friends who would continue to fully support him.
Szeto Dik Dik (Linda Chung) becomes Wah Fong Ying’s assistant after losing her job after her boyfriend scolds her for buying such an expensive wedding dress and dumps her. Dik Dik believes in fairytale romances, envisioning her marriage to be the most perfect day of her life. She is not a gold digger, but would like to find someone who is able to support her financially, and someone who she truly loves. She flies to Taiwan with Wah Fong Ying (Liza Wang) and encounters Sean (Alex Fong). It is love at first sight for her, for she is a loyal fans of Marjorina, the pen name of Sean, who writes as [she] knows everything about women and relationships. Although he is just pretending to be a rich playboy to get inspiration and draw information on the typical Hong Kong female gold digger, she becomes his target and an internet sensation. At first, people find her to be a disgrace to Hong Kong’s society, leaving Dik Dik to hide herself. With the help of Wah Fong Ying and her group of rich housewives, they put a restraint on Sean’s new book, preventing him from even publishing the book. Dik Dik learns to forgive Sean and they become friends. She finds herself falling for him, but she tries to hide these feelings. Time after time, Sean uses her to achieve his goals, which she suffers time after time.
When Sean reveals to her that her uncle’s disappearance was indirectly related to Wah Fong Ying, she decides to work together with Sean to unravel the dark secrets behind the mega superstar. Even though she quits being her assistant, she soon gives in to Robin’s persuasion and request after the death of Vince. They all work together, putting her back onto the right path to complete her concert: her lifelong dream. After her uncle’s sudden reappearance, she learns to let go of the past and to forgive Wah Fong Ying. She is promoted to being the concert’s executive director, given a chance to prove herself and do something she never thought she would be able to. After she accidentally stumbles into a hotel room where three teenagers were being held hostage, she immediately becomes a hero in society. Sean once again uses this opportunity to create sensation to his web series, using Dik Dik. After Dik Dik awakes from her coma, she thinks Sean and her are a couple, but when she finds out she had been used, she rejects his marriage, not knowing when Sean is real and when he is fake. The concert is a huge success and at the end, Dik Dik becomes Wah Fong Ying’s manager.
Her second chance in life: achieving success by proving and pushing herself to be independent instead of trying to marry a ‘rich man’.
Sean Song (Alex Fong) makes a living using his creative mind to co-host an internet radio station with Buddy (William Chak) and to write books under the pen name “Marjorina”, acting as if he was an expert in the field of women studies. But ever since his girlfriend, the real Marjorina (Becky Lee) dumped him, his main priority was to become famous, regardless of what methods he had to take. While hired to write the biography of a rich man in Taiwan, he encounters Szeto Dik Dik. Dik Dik’s silliness and obvious desperation for marrying a rich man draws Sean’s attention and he secretly films her confession and criteria in looking for the ideal husband. This causes Dik Dik to be hated upon by Hong Kong’s citizens. Sean gains an instant increase in the amount of listeners to his radio station, but after his books and previous publications are banned, thanks to Wah Fong Ying’s (Liza Wang) friends, the socialites, he becomes more than determined to become famous. Time after time, he uses Dik Dik to achieve his intentions. Using Dik Dik’s sympathies for him, after seeing him bullied by a mentor, Dik Dik persuades Wah Fong Ying to use Sean as the creative director for her concert. He comes up with the idea and concept of the concert: a glamorous turnaround for a second chance.
After discovering that Wah Fong Ying’s son, VInce is actually in a rehab center recovering, as opposed to studying overseas, he decides to write a book, unraveling all the secrets of the superstar. He tricks Dik Dik into believing they are dating, so that she would help him obtain more information on Wah Fong Ying. Although he is uncomfortable and jealous when seeing Dik Dik out on dates with other guys, he holds himself back because he had sworn that unless he became famous, he cannot start another love relationship. Even when Dik Dik vows to wait for him until she is 80, he is unmoved. He loses his final opportunity when he uses Dik Dik as a publicity stunt after she falls into a coma from rescuing three teenage girls from being kidnapped. Dik Dik refuses to be with a person who she cannot trust. Although he proposes to Dik Dik, she rejects him, for she can not tell when he is speaking the truth and when he is telling a lie. Sean can only vow to take the remainder of time, however long it might take, to prove himself trustworthy and for Dik Dik to accept him once again.
His second chance in life: becoming creative director of Wah Fong Ying’s concert, being able to use his creative mind and to prove fate that all he needed was a given opportunity at the right time.
Two pairs. Two different endings.
Two outcomes. Two different feelings.